Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken, literally Ken the Great Bear Fist) which premiered on Japanese television in 1984, looks like a Saturday morning version of Mad Max starring a caricature of Sylvester Stallone. Searching for his lost love, Julia, Ken(shiro) wanders an Earth that was devastated by nuclear war. In each episode, he takes on a new sadistic motorcycle gang. (Food and water are scarce, but there's apparently plenty of gasoline.) In his travels, Ken acquires two sidekicks: Bart, a comic musician-thief, and Lynn, an adoring little girl. Ken is the last master of secret Chinese martial arts techniques: his specialty is making foes blow up from the inside. In every episode, several heads explode, actions that would be quite gory if they weren't so crudely animated. (Rated 13 and older, but more appropriate for 15 and older: considerable violence, profanity, grotesque imagery, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It was a beautifully intricate blend of flavors that make this a classic. I laughed and cried at its beauty.......... Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by Jonathan Guy
It was such an epic, that it made me shed a tear or two. The drama rivals that of 'Gone With the Wind'. A must buy.Published on Oct. 25 2003 by Mo Mo
"You are already dead" A phrase uttered by the main star Kenshiro, many a time, after performing one of his numerous killing techniques. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2003 by wrath231
The Animation in this Fist of The North Star TV series is not the best. In fact they look pretty silly. Read morePublished on May 9 2003 by Jahangir Miah
Let's get the hard part over with. If you want breathtakingly beautiful animation,if you want a puzzling and stimulating story, if you want a life-changing experience, watch... Read morePublished on May 8 2003 by Dana C. Gustafson