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Hokuto no Ken 2

Alternative Titles

English: Fist of the North Star 2
Synonyms: HNK II
Japanese: 北斗の拳2


Type: TV
Episodes: 43
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 1987 to Feb 18, 1988
Premiered: Spring 1987
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.591 (scored by 7,910 users)
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Ranked: #14312
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Popularity: #3178
Members: 18,711
Favorites: 105


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Dec 23, 2008
fedaykin (All reviews)
First of all, this is a continuation of Hokuto No Ken with a time gap in between, so you would probably want to look at that before this. But, as this is not a plot-based show, it does make sense without having seen the original.

The first half of the story was actually pretty enjoyable, even if very standard. Heroic Rebels overthrow the Evil Emprire, but it's done well and had some suspenseful moments and likeable characters. Falco is one of the more impressive adversaries for Ken and their final duel was good fun. If the story ended at that point, I would have given the read more
Feb 6, 2013
Shura-shurato (All reviews)
An worthy continuation of one of japan´s most populair anime franchise since 1983, so soon its HAPPY HAPPY BRITHDAY hokuto no ken, to survive all these decades!!! After the intense 1st serie´s wich i also reviewed, once again the not too good animation wich i somewhat appreciate. Storyline is stilll damn good and unpredictable dark plots inbetween wich transfers chara. to chara as the serie´s coming to an end, and some DAMN good villians-heroe´s introductions,and most of all: Bart & Lynn the two small kids , they grown up and survived!! en this time they fight too!Only there is a bit more lack read more
Jan 11, 2017
DiogoAttitude (All reviews)
I'm a huge fan of Hokuto No Ken. I simply love all the action, drama and manliness involved in the series and Kenshiro is definately my favorite anime character ever. While I loved the first HNK series, this second season is pretty lackluster storywise.

Story: 6/10
Basically, years after Raoh's death, Bat and Lin, now full grown adults (except Lin, because she still looks like she has a child's mind) create the "Hokuto Army" which battles the foes that serve the "Gento Emperor". The appearance of Falco is a good addition for the character roster of HNK, and I really liked his Gento Ko-Ken fighting style. So read more
Aug 8, 2017
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
his second Fist of the North Star series is meant to provide further fleshing out of Kenshiro and the Hokuto Shinken fighting style as it explores their origins as Kenshiro reunites with an older Lin and Bat to fend off a new enemy force, before having to rescue an abducted Lin from the Land of Shura, a country that encourages a brutal "survival of the fittest" mentality in raising male warriors.

On the one hand, this series runs at a more shorter length thus it avoids most of the major issues that plagued the first FotNS series with repetitious plot developments and having enough recap episodes. read more
Jul 9, 2017
DesolatePsyche (All reviews)
First things first. My "reviews" system is explained on a blog entry. Which can be found through my profile.


What did even happen? This season lost so much charm that first season had. Anyhow story seems to be few years after and characters are all grown up now. I found the characters/villains/good guys or whatsoever absolutely boring this time around. Felt like watching some sort of pseudo-tryhard western hippie rockpunks in a bad combination.

Kenshiro himself also lost the magical "touch". He seemed quite a boring character this time around. They made him more quieter and duller, he reacted less and I didn't feel at all from read more