Ranked #545

Hokuto no Ken

Alternative Titles

English: Fist of the North Star
Synonyms: Ken il Guerriero, Seikimatsu Kyuseishu Densetsu: Hokuto no Ken
Japanese: 北斗の拳

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 109
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 1984 to Mar 5, 1987
Premiered: Fall 1984
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 11,021 users)
Ranked: #5452
Popularity: #1303
Members: 32,104
Favorites: 909
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Synopsis

In the post-nuclear apocalyptic future in 199X, the human race has regressed. Weak villagers are reduced to slavery, while genetically enhanced giants rule the world. Gunpowder seems only a distant memory, and the martial arts is the only weapon a man can count on.

Two schools face one another in the battle for dominion: Hokuto Shinken and Nanto Seiken. The series begins when the Hokuto successor, Kenshiro, travels the desert to confront Shin, a member of the Nanto Roku Seiken, their six ruling stars, who has taken his fiancee Yuria.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kenshirou
Kenshirou
Main
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese
Horikawa, Ryo
...
Raou
Raou
Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese
Utsumi, Kenji
...
Rei
Rei
Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Toki
Toki
Supporting
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese
Horikawa, Ryo
Hashi, Takaya
Japanese
Hashi, Takaya
...

Staff

Macek, Carl
Macek, Carl
Producer
Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Katsumata, Tomoharu
Katsumata, Tomoharu
Episode Director
Inoue, Toshiki
Inoue, Toshiki
Script

More episodes Episodes(1/109)

Episode Title Aired
1 God or Devil? The Mightiest Man Appears in Hell
Kami ka Akuma ka!? Jigoku ni Arawareta Saikyou no Otoko (神か悪魔か!? 地獄にあらわれた最強の男)
Oct 4, 1984

Opening Theme

#1: "Ai wo Torimodose!! (愛をとりもどせ!!)" by Crystal King (eps 1-82)
#2: "Silent Survivor" by Kodomo Band (eps 83-109)

Ending Theme

#1: "Yuria... Eien ni (ユリア...永遠に)" by Crystal King (eps 1-82)
#2: "Dry Your Tears" by Kodomo Band (eps 83-109)



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stingzy
Dec 5, 2015
Do you want to be manly?

Are you tired of high school girls in miniskirts and pre-pubescent high school boys that pander to every single weeaboo on both sides of the pacific? Look no further my nigga, Fist of the North Star teaches you the art of manliness.

I watched this anime, no this MANime and I instantly grew a beard and my max bench increased by 100lbs. The beard I grew, grew a pair of huge, sweaty, hairy testicles, and each of the testicle grew a brand new majestic beard.
I Watched this anime in the presence of my little brother, he now has a beard and read more
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nicepants
Nov 12, 2009
When I first started Hokuto no Ken, I did not know a thing about Fist of the North Star. I had heard the name before, and I knew it was a popular franchise with bloody exploding heads. When I started watching the series, it looked so incredibly 80s.

In fact, the Shin arc made me stop watching it for a while. The endless mooks in poorly drawn 80s style really turned me off. A few weeks later, I decided to try it again. I am so absolutely glad I did. Hokuto no Ken is a post-apocolyptic epic, and I don't use that term lightly.

The story is read more
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THEAnimeHERO
Apr 7, 2014
After the nuclear apocalypse of 199X, Kenshiro begins his quest to rid the world of evil & bring hope to humanity. Initially, North Star begins as a revenge tale where Kenshiro is searching for his fiancé Yuria whose been kidnapped by his rival Shin. Afterwards the story then focuses on Kenshiro's destiny to bring back peace to this "age of power" where humanity have become savage & desensitized to love & affection. Essentially, most humans are now primitive causing murders for the sake of resources such as food. Only those with power, ambition & a cold heart can survive this wasteland. As a savior to read more
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Nervin
Nov 8, 2015
Currently everyone knows or heard of the three most popular anime that dominates this decade: One Piece, Naruto and Bleach. This is essentially the case for most decades, being the 80's most prevalent anime Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya and Hokuto no Ken - or Fist of the North Star. This may leave potential audiences wondering whether these are worth their time, and in the case of Hokuto no Ken, I can definitely recommend it for viewers interested in action based anime.

~Story~

The story is simple, having its setting in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world in which humanity regressed, where slavery and struggle for survival is commonplace. Martial read more
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Recommendations

Anime: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
-Both main protagonist and antagonist look and act similar to each other.
-Both series have a side character giving long exposition on the current situation in the battle
-Expect a manly tear here and there  
reportRecommended by Daitomodachi6
Anime: Berserk
Guts is essentially a Kenshiro clone. If you like the pragmatic nature and insane destructive power of one, it goes without saying that you'll like the other. Both series also feature ridiculously powerful enemies who must be overcome by the protagonist.

Berserk lacks HnK's brilliant sense of humor, however. 
reportRecommended by naikou
Anime: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
Over the top violence. Buff men punching bad guys at lightning speeds. Super dramatic poses! 
reportRecommended by halcyon_rhapsody
Anime: Casshern Sins
Main character is extremely powerful. Travels across the land of a destroyed world fighting various enemies and helping strangers. Both series have lots of action and violence. 
reportRecommended by Jackson_H
Anime: Virtua Fighter
i´m pretty sure that both have the same martial -arts voice-over dude when it comes to both explaining the heroes and villians main techniques! only i don´t know the name who was the voice over sadly 
reportRecommended by Shura-shurato
Anime: Green Legend Ran
Both have as scenario a grim post-apocalyptic future, with the devastated Earth, dry, devoid of vegetation and where survival is difficult.
Furthermore of the chaotic world of the future, both sides are subjugated by people more powerful. Because that, heroes arise between the darkness ...
In Hokuto no Ken the difficulties come also because it rules the law of the strongest and the world is in a wild state, while in Green Legend Ran are governed by an alien race (Rodo). 
reportRecommended by SunWukung

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