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Hokuto no Ken


Alternative Titles

English: Fist of the North Star
Synonyms: Seikimatsu Kyuseishu Densetsu: Hokuto no Ken, HNK
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: 7.991 (scored by 11,651 users)
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Ranked: #5212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1317
Members: 34,194
Favorites: 963
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Episodes: /109

Synopsis

In the year 199X, catastrophic nuclear fallouts reduce the earth into a wasteland, resulting in a desert-like landscape. The remnants of once prosperous civilizations struggle to survive under excessively harsh conditions. Biker gangs such as Zeed strike fear into the isolated populations that reside in various villages enclaves and destroyed cityscapes.

With such hopelessness pervading the land, a mighty hero appears from the sun-drenched horizon. His name is Kenshiro, and he is determined to save his fiancee from the clutches of his bitter rival, Shin. In the past, Kenshiro and Shiro were so close that they could be considered brothers. But Shin’s overwhelming desire to take Yuria for himself proved to be stronger than their friendship.

Kenshiro is the successor of the ancient Chinese martial art Hokuto no Shinken, alternatively known as the Big Dipper God Fist. Shin is the custodian of the Nanto Roku Seiken, which is an oppositional school of martial art. Will Hokuto no Shinken reign supreme in this post-apocalyptic saga?

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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

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#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)

Edit 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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