History Manga / FistOFTheNorthStar

15th Oct '16 11:47:44 AM VampireBuddha
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''Fist of the North Star'' (北斗の拳; ''Hokuto no Ken'', literally the "Fist of the Big Dipper") is the quintessential "man who [[BruceLeeClone looks]] and [[FunnyBruceLeeNoises sounds]] like Creator/BruceLee, [[TheDrifter wandering]] the [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic wasteland]], [[MadeOfPlasticine making people explode with his fists]] and shedding loads of ManlyTears" manga. Essentially ''Film/MadMax'' meets a Creator/BruceLee film, ''Fist of the North Star'' became a classic of the 1980s {{Shonen|Demographic}} genre for Japanese manga, written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara. It lasted nearly six years in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' with 27 collected volumes, is unquestionably one of the most influential manga ever penned, and to this day, has been subjected to many parodies, seen in sources such as ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', and ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' (but none so much so as ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'').

The story is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic future]] after a nuclear war sometime [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture during the 1990s]], leveling human civilization. The world is now covered with [[TheApunkalypse bands of lawless thieves and mohawked ruffians]] who prey on the weak and innocent. Enter [[TheHero the muscular hero]] Kenshiro, who [[WalkingTheEarth wanders from town to town]] searching for his fiancee Yuria (who has been [[ItsPersonal kidnapped]] by [[TheRival his rival]] Shin) and [[TheDrifter helping those who cannot help themselves]]. Fortunately for Kenshiro, he is the successor to the ''Hokuto Shinken'' ("Big Dipper Divine Fist") school of martial arts, a legendary assassination art which utilizes the ''keiraku hiko'' {{pressure point}}s of the human body to [[YourHeadASplode literally make them explode from within]]. Following his bout and conclusion with Shin, ''Fist of the North Star'' gradually shifts its focus to Kenshiro's battle against Raoh, the eldest of his adoptive brothers, and a would-be world conqueror who was also trained in the ways of ''Hokuto Shinken'' by their mutual master. Since the law of ''Hokuto Shinken'' only allows the style to be passed on from [[MasterApprenticeChain one master to a single pupil]], it becomes Kenshiro's duty to stop Raoh from using the style to fulfill his own ambitions.

The latter half of the manga, [[TimeSkip set several years after Raoh's defeat]], has Kenshiro rejoining his former sidekicks Bat and Rin, now grown up and leader of the "[[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Hokuto Army]]", as they fight off the corrupt Army of the Celestial Emperor (''Tentei''). While Kenshiro and his friends are successful in defeating their foes, Lin is kidnapped not long afterwards and taken to the Land of Shura, catapulting the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' into another war with the three warlords of Shura, all masters of ''Hokuto Ryuken'' ("Big Dipper Gemstone Fist"), a martial art which branched off from the same clan that developed ''Hokuto Shinken''. While the AnimatedAdaptation ends with Kenshiro's final fight against Kaioh, the manga continues with a few additional story arcs involving Kenshiro's adventures into new frontiers with a young boy named Ryu ([[spoiler:Raoh's orphaned son from an [[MissingMom unknown woman]]]]), as well as a true resolution to [[spoiler:the LoveTriangle between Kenshiro, Lin, and Bat]].

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''Fist of the North Star'' (北斗の拳; ''Hokuto no Ken'', literally the "Fist of the Big Dipper") Ursa Major") is the quintessential "man who [[BruceLeeClone looks]] and [[FunnyBruceLeeNoises sounds]] like Creator/BruceLee, [[TheDrifter wandering]] the [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic wasteland]], [[MadeOfPlasticine making people explode with his fists]] and shedding loads of ManlyTears" manga. Essentially ''Film/MadMax'' meets a Creator/BruceLee film, ''Fist of the North Star'' became a classic of the 1980s {{Shonen|Demographic}} genre for Japanese manga, written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara. It lasted nearly six years in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' with 27 collected volumes, is unquestionably one of the most influential manga ever penned, and to this day, has been subjected to many parodies, seen in sources such as ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', and ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' (but none so much so as ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'').

The story is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic future]] after a nuclear war sometime [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture during the 1990s]], leveling human civilization. The world is now covered with [[TheApunkalypse bands of lawless thieves and mohawked ruffians]] who prey on the weak and innocent. Enter [[TheHero the muscular hero]] Kenshiro, who [[WalkingTheEarth wanders from town to town]] searching for his fiancee Yuria (who has been [[ItsPersonal kidnapped]] by [[TheRival his rival]] Shin) and [[TheDrifter helping those who cannot help themselves]]. Fortunately for Kenshiro, he is the successor to the ''Hokuto Shinken'' ("Big Dipper ("Great Bear Divine Fist") school of martial arts, a legendary assassination art which utilizes the ''keiraku hiko'' {{pressure point}}s of the human body to [[YourHeadASplode literally make them explode from within]]. Following his bout and conclusion with Shin, ''Fist of the North Star'' gradually shifts its focus to Kenshiro's battle against Raoh, the eldest of his adoptive brothers, and a would-be world conqueror who was also trained in the ways of ''Hokuto Shinken'' by their mutual master. Since the law of ''Hokuto Shinken'' only allows the style to be passed on from [[MasterApprenticeChain one master to a single pupil]], it becomes Kenshiro's duty to stop Raoh from using the style to fulfill his own ambitions.

The latter half of the manga, [[TimeSkip set several years after Raoh's defeat]], has Kenshiro rejoining his former sidekicks Bat and Rin, now grown up and leader of the "[[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Hokuto Army]]", as they fight off the corrupt Army of the Celestial Emperor (''Tentei''). While Kenshiro and his friends are successful in defeating their foes, Lin is kidnapped not long afterwards and taken to the Land of Shura, catapulting the successor of ''Hokuto Shinken'' into another war with the three warlords of Shura, all masters of ''Hokuto Ryuken'' ("Big Dipper ("Great Bear Gemstone Fist"), a martial art which branched off from the same clan that developed ''Hokuto Shinken''. While the AnimatedAdaptation ends with Kenshiro's final fight against Kaioh, the manga continues with a few additional story arcs involving Kenshiro's adventures into new frontiers with a young boy named Ryu ([[spoiler:Raoh's orphaned son from an [[MissingMom unknown woman]]]]), as well as a true resolution to [[spoiler:the LoveTriangle between Kenshiro, Lin, and Bat]].
24th Sep '16 9:46:42 AM nombretomado
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''Fist of the North Star'' (北斗の拳; ''Hokuto no Ken'', literally the "Fist of the Big Dipper") is the quintessential "man who [[BruceLeeClone looks]] and [[FunnyBruceLeeNoises sounds]] like BruceLee, [[TheDrifter wandering]] the [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic wasteland]], [[MadeOfPlasticine making people explode with his fists]] and shedding loads of ManlyTears" manga. Essentially ''Film/MadMax'' meets a Creator/BruceLee film, ''Fist of the North Star'' became a classic of the 1980s {{Shonen|Demographic}} genre for Japanese manga, written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara. It lasted nearly six years in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' with 27 collected volumes, is unquestionably one of the most influential manga ever penned, and to this day, has been subjected to many parodies, seen in sources such as ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', and ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' (but none so much so as ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'').

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''Fist of the North Star'' (北斗の拳; ''Hokuto no Ken'', literally the "Fist of the Big Dipper") is the quintessential "man who [[BruceLeeClone looks]] and [[FunnyBruceLeeNoises sounds]] like BruceLee, Creator/BruceLee, [[TheDrifter wandering]] the [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic wasteland]], [[MadeOfPlasticine making people explode with his fists]] and shedding loads of ManlyTears" manga. Essentially ''Film/MadMax'' meets a Creator/BruceLee film, ''Fist of the North Star'' became a classic of the 1980s {{Shonen|Demographic}} genre for Japanese manga, written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara. It lasted nearly six years in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' with 27 collected volumes, is unquestionably one of the most influential manga ever penned, and to this day, has been subjected to many parodies, seen in sources such as ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', and ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' (but none so much so as ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'').
4th Aug '16 11:55:52 AM Saurubiker
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* ''Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji'' (“Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor”) - A Comedy spin-off starring Thouzer which debuted in 2013. It features the serious and detailed art inspired by Tetsuo Hara recreated by Yukito Imouto, set in absurdly funny situations where the originally cruel and devoid of compasion Thouzer is presented as a guy who just wants to make friends with Kenshiro and have fun with his Nanto Gosha Sei companions. There’s an Anime of same name but [[InNameOnly it’s more of a DD Fist of the North Star sequel, for some reason]].

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* ''Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji'' (“Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor”) - A Comedy comedy spin-off starring Thouzer which debuted in 2013. It features the serious and detailed art inspired by Tetsuo Hara recreated by Yukito Imouto, set in absurdly funny situations where the originally cruel and devoid of compasion Thouzer is presented as a guy who just wants to make friends with Kenshiro and have fun with his Nanto Gosha Sei Seiken companions. There’s an Anime of same name but [[InNameOnly it’s more of a DD Fist An anime adaptation was produced as end segments of the North Star sequel, for some reason]].
second season of ''DD Hokuto no Ken''.
18th Jun '16 7:21:01 AM KingLyger
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4th May '16 12:49:29 AM CRE040295
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* ''Fist of the North Star'' - A weekly AnimatedAdaptation by Creator/ToeiAnimation that aired from 1984 to 1988. The series follows the manga's storyline closely for the most parts, with plenty of {{filler}} material added to prevent it from [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the original source]]. In Japan, the anime actually aired under two titles: the original ''Hokuto no Ken'' (109 episodes, covering the first half of the manga all the way to the final conflict with Raoh) and ''Hokuto no Ken 2'' (43 episodes covering the Celestial Emperor and Land of Shura arcs). The first 36 episodes were dubbed during the late 1990s by Creator/MangaEntertainment and shown on Showtime Beyond and Sci-Fi Channel UK. The remainder wa released subbed-only via digital distribution and is currently available on DVD by Creator/DiscotekMedia.

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* ''Fist of the North Star'' - A weekly AnimatedAdaptation by Creator/ToeiAnimation that aired from 1984 to 1988. The series follows the manga's storyline closely for the most parts, with plenty of {{filler}} material added to prevent it from [[OvertookTheManga overtaking the original source]]. In Japan, the anime actually aired under two titles: the original ''Hokuto no Ken'' (109 episodes, covering the first half of the manga all the way to the final conflict with Raoh) and ''Hokuto no Ken 2'' (43 episodes covering the Celestial Emperor and Land of Shura arcs). The first 36 episodes were dubbed during the late 1990s by Creator/MangaEntertainment and shown on Showtime Beyond and Sci-Fi Channel UK. The remainder wa was released subbed-only via digital distribution and is currently available on DVD by Creator/DiscotekMedia.
2nd Feb '16 9:41:16 AM Goukenimaru
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* ''Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji'' (“Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor”) - A Comedy spin-off starring Thouzer which debuted in 2013. It features the serious and detailed art inspired by Tetsuo Hara recreated by Yukito Imouto, set in absurdly funny situations where the originally cruel and devoid of compasion Thouzer is presented as a guy who just wants to make friends with Kenshiro and have fun with his Nanto Gosha Sei companions. There’s an Anime of same name but [[InNameOnly it’s more of a DD Fist of the North Star sequel, for some reason]].
6th Jan '16 3:54:34 PM arisboch
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2nd Jan '16 10:05:00 PM KenKevinStriker
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* ''Fist of the North Star: The Movie'' - A 1986 animated film by Toei that loosely follows the manga's storyline from Kenshiro's origin story on how he got his seven scars to his first battle with Raoh. Many English-speaking anime fans were first exposed to the franchise in the form of its English dub by Creator/StreamlinePictures released during the early 1990s.

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* ''Fist of the North Star: The Movie'' - A 1986 animated film by Toei that loosely follows the manga's storyline from Kenshiro's origin story on how he got his seven scars to his first battle with Raoh. Many English-speaking anime fans were first exposed to the franchise in the form of its English dub by Creator/StreamlinePictures released during the early 1990s. It too is available on DVD from Discotek.
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The story is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic future]] after a nuclear war sometime [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture during the 1990s]], leveling human civilization. The world is now covered with bands of [[{{Mooks}} lawless thieves and mohawked ruffians]] who prey on the weak and innocent. Enter [[TheHero the muscular hero]] Kenshiro, who [[WalkingTheEarth wanders from town to town]] searching for his fiancee Yuria (who has been [[ItsPersonal kidnapped]] by [[TheRival his rival]] Shin) and [[TheDrifter helping those who cannot help themselves]]. Fortunately for Kenshiro, he is the successor to the ''Hokuto Shinken'' ("Big Dipper Divine Fist") school of martial arts, a legendary assassination art which utilizes the ''keiraku hiko'' {{pressure point}}s of the human body to [[YourHeadASplode literally make them explode from within]]. Following his bout and conclusion with Shin, ''Fist of the North Star'' gradually shifts its focus to Kenshiro's battle against Raoh, the eldest of his adoptive brothers, and a would-be world conqueror who was also trained in the ways of ''Hokuto Shinken'' by their mutual master. Since the law of ''Hokuto Shinken'' only allows the style to be passed on from [[MasterApprenticeChain one master to a single pupil]], it becomes Kenshiro's duty to stop Raoh from using the style to fulfill his own ambitions.

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The story is set in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic future]] after a nuclear war sometime [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture during the 1990s]], leveling human civilization. The world is now covered with [[TheApunkalypse bands of [[{{Mooks}} lawless thieves and mohawked ruffians]] who prey on the weak and innocent. Enter [[TheHero the muscular hero]] Kenshiro, who [[WalkingTheEarth wanders from town to town]] searching for his fiancee Yuria (who has been [[ItsPersonal kidnapped]] by [[TheRival his rival]] Shin) and [[TheDrifter helping those who cannot help themselves]]. Fortunately for Kenshiro, he is the successor to the ''Hokuto Shinken'' ("Big Dipper Divine Fist") school of martial arts, a legendary assassination art which utilizes the ''keiraku hiko'' {{pressure point}}s of the human body to [[YourHeadASplode literally make them explode from within]]. Following his bout and conclusion with Shin, ''Fist of the North Star'' gradually shifts its focus to Kenshiro's battle against Raoh, the eldest of his adoptive brothers, and a would-be world conqueror who was also trained in the ways of ''Hokuto Shinken'' by their mutual master. Since the law of ''Hokuto Shinken'' only allows the style to be passed on from [[MasterApprenticeChain one master to a single pupil]], it becomes Kenshiro's duty to stop Raoh from using the style to fulfill his own ambitions.
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