Hokuto no Ken Movie

Fist of the North Star: The Movie

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Synonyms: Hokuto no Ken (1986)
Japanese: 北斗の拳
English: Fist of the North Star: The Movie
French: Ken le Survivant Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 8, 1986
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.211 (scored by 1111011,110 users)
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Ranked: #29212
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Popularity: #4260
Members: 19,333
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Following a cataclysmic nuclear war, the world teeters on the brink of complete destruction. Civilization is polarized into a degenerate society where opposing packs of marauding scavengers prey on helpless, homeless nomads. For those who are lucky enough to survive the constant brutality and danger, it is a bleak existence. Life an death blur into abstractions. The only hope left for mankind is to find a hero worthy of becoming the next "Fist of the North Star" - an enlightened warrior - who is capable of leading those with the will to survive out of this barrenness into a new world. But in this savage no-man's land of shifting loyalties and power-hungry demi-gods, heroes are in short supply.

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Producer, ADR Director, Screenplay
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"Purple Eyes" by Kodomo Band (movie, edited without vocals)

Jun 28, 2015
lawlmartz (All reviews)
"To survive in this era, what else can we use but violence?"


Kids these days talk about Jojo like it's the manliest, baddest ass, GARest thing there's ever been. Don't get me wrong, Jojo is a lot of fun- but there's always that one that came before, and boy does Fist of the North Star kick some ass.

Warning: not for weak, weenie men.

You want a 30 foot tall guy getting kicked through TWO mountains?
You want brutal, bloody violence, countless decapitations, man openers, vertical splits, exploding heads, dismemberments, disembowelments, and more?!
Ken even karate chop drops a skyscraper on his head and his face just plows through read more
Mar 28, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)

I had to dump my girlfriend because she watched "Fist of the North Star: The Movie" and instantly became a man!

The movie adaptation of Hokuto no Ken attempts to cram over 100 episodes of anime or just over 200 chapters of manga into a 2 hour run time. As you probably guessed, a LOT of character development and world building gets left out and this is a somewhat flawed adaptation of the original because it was so rushed. What it does have is some of the most batshit insane, manly action scenes in the history of anime! This movie absolutely DEFINED anime for a read more
Jan 15, 2009
animegorey (All reviews)
This is a condensed version of the series. Hard to condense 109 eps into 1 1/2 hours. Not the best or brightest animation, but a cool story with lot's of violence and cool characters. This anime is a bit corny at times as far as it's over the top style. Fight scenes that seem to always end a different, violent way. Many ways to kill a man when you can cause them to explode with the touch of your finger. Eng dub is not good, but it's actually funny (to me anyway) because it's so bad. Keep in mind that this is corny yet violent read more
May 28, 2009
Jazz007 (All reviews)
ok.... let me put this into perspective...... this ORIGINALLY came out in 1986. FOR IT'S RELEASE TIME.... you had a great story in a post nuclear world! the only thing close to this WAS Mad Max. you had the bad guys you HAD to hate, but they were such bad guys, you liked them as characters & the roles they played. Kung Fu movies were the only thing that was showin' martial arts back then & here was a 'cartoon' that exploited not only martial arts, but different styles that attacked pressure points only & killed you!!

in '86.... that was highly impressive & revolutionary read more

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