Fist of the North Star

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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Fist of the North Star is Win.
    Omae wa mo shindeiru. I've seen all 152 episodes, and it's the greatest. No spending 10 episodes powering up for 1 episode of fighting then 2 more episodes of monologues and powering up again. Almost every single one of those 152 episodes is jam packed with fights and action sequences. Never a dull moment except for the frequent flashbacks, which are somewhat understandable if you were watching ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    One kick ass anime you'll enjoy
    its a Great old school anime. the technique's used are in a league of its own, it will blow your mind. deception, treachery and the love of a good women all make up one of the best animes I've ever seen to date.. definitely check it out and see for your self!!!
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    They all try to fill Ken's shoes
    The maverick of over-the-top martial arts anime. Kenshiro paved the way for the upstarts of today. How it basically manages to convey stronger emotion than today's dime-a-dozen action shonens despite obviously not matching the standards of modern production values speaks volumes. Ichigos come and go, but Ken will influence posterity for generations yet to come.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    ATATATATATATATATATATA!
    Manly tears and kung fu in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. What more could you ask for? Seriously. Kenshiro, the main character, explodes people with his fists. This is just something you have to witness for yourself. Words cannot do it justice.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    My Favorite MANLY Anime
    After the nuclear apocalypse of 199X, Kenshiro begins his quest to rid the world of evil & bring hope to humanity. Initially, North Star begins as a revenge tale where Kenshiro is searching for his fiancé Yuria whose been kidnapped by his rival Shin. Afterwards the story then focuses on Kenshiro's destiny to bring back peace to this "age of power" where humanity have become savage & desensitized ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    epic show even in today's standerds
    fist of the north star is one of those gems that past the test of time, so it is easy to say that this is in my top ten favorite anime I mean I am not much of a watcher of older anime but this show feels so modern, I just love how the main character is a kind hearted man who can kill you in a single hit and at the same time not afraid to cry, compared to most modern action heroes Kenshiro is a ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Fist of the North Star, 1983 to 1988
    This is it, people. One of the originals. There are so many videogames, TV shows, and even other animations that copy elements from this show that it is a legend in its own right.

    Kenshiro, a man who lived his youth in an era of freedom and peace (the 80's, of course!), trained as a martial artist in the Divine Fist of the North Star. A nuclear war broke out and he was one of the lucky folks ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    why do i have to name my review oh well
    An art film of Bruce Lee in a blender full of Mad Max and chum.
    if you put Bruce Lee Chuck Norris mad max and chum in a blender you might get a taste of this awesome ass anime series i mean come on it was one of the og anime series its older then i am and every time i watch it i fall in love with it again and again yeah the graphic are pixelated but what do you expect from a 26 year old anime
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Bad In The Best Way Possible
    As a lover of retro anime and all that it entails, it's impossible for me to come at this series without some bias towards it. I had the original NES game, I saw busted up VHS fansubs as a kid, this is it folks, before Over Nine Thousand was ever uttered: one of the true originals.

    The storyline is fairly simple, a wandering warrior (Ken) has the power to implode his enemies using their ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A flashback to a violent time
    By modern standards this may not seem like a great anime but it was ahead of it's time back in its days of airing on TV and doing its paces through the fansub circuit.

    For those not familiar with the series, one can watch the Fist of The North Star (FoTNS) movie for a "Cliff Notes" version of this TV show.

    The show itself is 150+ episodes (not including OAVs + movie) and deals with the life ...
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