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Hokuto no Ken

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
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.991 (scored by 7661 users)
Ranked: #5062
Popularity: #1214
Members: 20,843
Favorites: 644
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action adventure

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 Yulia.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Hokuto no Ken
Sequel: Hokuto no Ken 2
Spin-off: Shin Hokuto no Ken
Alternative version: Hokuto no Ken Movie, Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Junai-hen, Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Gekitou-hen, Hokuto no Ken: Yuria-den, Hokuto no Ken: Toki-den, Hokuto no Ken: Zero Kenshiro Den, DD Hokuto no Ken
Prequel: Souten no Ken
Side story: Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Ten no Haoh
Summary: Hokuto no Ken: Legend of Heroes

Characters & Voice Actors

Kenshiro
Kenshiro
Main
Lang, Lex
English
Lang, Lex
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira
...
Rei
Rei
Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Norris, Daran
English
Norris, Daran
Souther
Souther
Supporting
Ginga, Banjou
Japanese
Ginga, Banjou
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese
Horikawa, Ryo
Raoh
Raoh
Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese
Utsumi, Kenji
...

Staff

Macek, Carl
Producer
Katsumata, Tomoharu
Episode Director
Inoue, Toshiki
Script
Crystal King
Theme Song Performance



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Nov 12, 2009
nicepants
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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Apr 19, 2010
linearrush
I remember first watching Fist of the North Star in the action channel. I was but a little kid at the time and I really did not know what was going on. Unfortunately, the exploding heads and cussing was a deterrent at the time and I stopped watching it.

Fast forward almost ten years later and I decide to watch it and honestly, I am glad that I did.

The story is fairly simple. It takes place in a post apocalyptic world where the strong live and the weak die. Crime is at an all time high. Bandits and cut throats kill, pillage and rape to no read more
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Recommendations

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.
Figthing!, Epicness!, moving characters!, excelent plot! These series have those elementes in common while being very different at the same time. If you like a good fight like those you only get in DBZ, then may also watch Kenshiro dealing justice wit Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken!

Opening Theme

#01: "Ai wo Torimodose" by Crystal King (eps 1-82)
#02: "Silent Survivor" by Kodomo Band (eps 83-109)

Ending Theme

#01: "Yuria... Eien ni" by Crystal King (eps 1-82)
#02: "Dry Your Tears" by Kodomo Band (eps 83-109)

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