Shin Hokuto no Ken

New Fist of the North Star

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Alternative Titles

English: New Fist of the North Star
Japanese: 新・北斗の拳


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 24, 2003 to May 28, 2004
Studios: A.C.G.T.
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Duration: 58 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.961 (scored by 50295,029 users)
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Ranked: #38282
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Popularity: #4687
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In a post-apocalyptic Earth, the water has become entirely toxic, except for some kept safe in a reservoir. A fortified zone has been created by a man named Sanga, he calls it The Lastland. A group of villagers have discovered safe water, and Sanga wants it. He and his band of killers go to kill everyone and steal it. As they do a mysterious man appears out of nowhere, instantly killing some of Sanga's men. His name is Kenshiro, and he can beat any man with his martial art, Hokuto Shin Ken. Sanga will do anything for the water, and Kenshiro will do anything to try and stop him.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Koyasu, Takehito


Tanaka, Hideyuki




Ishizuka, Unshou


Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Takanashi, Yasuharu


Opening Theme

"Lu:Na" by Gackt

Ending Theme

"Oasis" by Gackt

May 16, 2010
Torii-chan (All reviews)
Fist of the North Star, one of the first series/movies I'd ever seen. Basically story is post-apocalyptic with martial arts being the main defense/offense for all rogue citizens. There are certain martial artists that practice Hokuto style which is the "creme of the crop" the type of martial arts that can debilitate, kill or heal others with a single touch. A wandering traveler, Kenishiro meets and decides to help save a country from a false leader.

Story: 8/10- it's a classic, straight up action martial arts anime with a simple to follow story line and lots of violence.

Art: 9/10- A great thing about OVAs is read more
May 27, 2009
FALLEN101 (All reviews)
Okay, I know a lot of people out there think that Fist of the North Star is a fantastic series with tons of ultra-violence in it. Well, at least that's what some people told me about it however, after this little run-in I have to say, I'm never going to be watching any series like this again.

Story: Well, the story simply put is bad, close to unwatchable. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world in which people beat the living crap out of each other with martial arts. Our hero, Kenshiro, is the greatest martial artist on the block because he knows read more
Jul 1, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
Throughout the years, when long time anime fans in my group would get together with intentions on discussing some of the most brutal, and violent anime titles to ever exist. Fist of the North Star aka Hokuto No Ken was one of the titles that would always come up. The series and movies were the very definition of gratuitous violence. The New Fist of the North Star continues to follow that bloody path packing a little more depth than the original movie. There is a small amount of substance to be found, and the subject it does hit on can be frightening.

The series does have read more
Jun 26, 2016
DOWA (All reviews)
I always want a hokuto no ken remake CAN YOU IMAGINE HOKUTO NO KEN FIGHTS WITH MODERN ANIMATION!!!!!??????
and the most close for this is Shin Hokuto no Ken
starting overview:
The animations most of the time is good the battles are very good the soundtrack is not great like original but is good. good in this apart they care about the remake. is fun to watch .
yes, the passing is fast they only take important arcs of the original but this important arcs have a good time read more

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