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Encyclopedia > Fist of the North Star
Fist of the North Star
北斗の拳
(Hokuto no Ken)
Demographic Shonen
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Martial arts, Romance, Science fiction
Manga
Authored by Buronson (story)
Tetsuo Hara (art)
Publisher Flag of Japan Shueisha
Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump
Original run 19831988
No. of volumes 27 (245 chapters)
TV anime
Directed by Toyoo Ashida
Studio Toei Animation
Network Flag of Japan Fuji TV, Animax
Original run 4 October 19845 March 1987
No. of episodes 109
Movie: Fist of the North Star
Directed by Toyoo Ashida
Studio Toei Animation
Released March 8, 1986
Runtime 110 minutes
TV anime: 'Hokuto no Ken 2'
Directed by Toyoo Ashida
Studio Toei Animation
Network Fuji TV
Original run March 13, 1987February 18, 1988
No. of episodes 43
OVA: New Fist of the North Star
Directed by Takashi Watanabe
Studio Toei Animation
No. of episodes 3
Released July 24, 2003 - May 28, 2004
OVA: Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken
Directed by Takahiro Imamura
Studio TMS Entertainment, North Stars Pictures
No. of episodes 5
Released March 11, 2006 - 2008
Manga: Ten no Haō: Raoh Gaiden
Authored by Youkow Osada
Publisher Shinchosha
Serialized in Comic Bunch
Original run March 10, 2006March 2, 2007
No. of volumes 5 (42 chapters)
Manga: Yuria Gaiden: Jibo no Hoshi
Authored by Akimi Kasai
Publisher Shogakukan
Serialized in Big Comic Superior
Original run March 10, 2006June 8, 2007
No. of volumes 1 (9 chapters)
Manga: Rei Gaiden: Garō Hen
Authored by Yasuyuki Nekoi
Publisher Shinchosha
Serialized in Comic Bunch
Original run March 22, 2006 (first pilot)
December 8, 2006 (second pilot)
April 27, 2007 (serialization) – Ongoing
No. of volumes 1 (ongoing)[1]
Manga: Ryūken Gaiden: Judgement Day
Authored by Sin-ichi Hiromoto
Publisher Shinchosha
Serialized in Comic Bunch
Original run December 8, 2006
No. of volumes None (one-shot)
Manga: Shirogane no Seija: Toki Gaiden
Authored by Yuka Nagate
Publisher Shinchosha
Serialized in Comic Bunch
Original run August 24, 2007 – Ongoing
No. of volumes

Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳 Hokuto no Ken?, lit. "Fist of the Big Dipper"'), also known as Ken, the Great Bear Fist, is a manga series that was originally serialized from 1983 to 1988 in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump, created by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. The manga spans 245 chapters that were originally reprinted in 27 collected volumes (tankōbon) under the Jump Comics imprint. Fist of the North Star is a manga series that was originally serialized from 1983 to 1988 in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump. ... Image File history File links Hokuto_no_Ken_tankobon. ... Shōnen. ... Action movies usually involve a fairly straightforward story of good guys versus bad guys, where most disputes are resolved by using physical force. ... Look up adventure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... This article primarily discusses philosophical ideologies in relation to the subject of romantic love. ... 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Set in a post apocalyptic world where the Earth is barren and the strong survive by preying on the weak, the series follows the journey of Kenshiro, the successor of Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, "Divine Fist of the North Star"),[1] a secret martial arts style that allows its practitioner to destroy an opponent's body from within by striking into their secret channeling points, often resulting in a violent and gruesome death. Kenshiro uses his skills to protect the weak and innocent against the numerous villains that threaten their survival. It has been suggested that Post-holocaust be merged into this article or section. ... For the musician, see Kenshiro (musician) Kenshiro ), or just Ken as he is often called, is the central character of the Fist of the North Star manga, anime, and other related works. ... Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, Big Dipper God Fist) is a fictional martial art from Tetsuo Haras mangas, Fist of the North Star and Fist of the Blue Sky. ... Channel (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as meridian, in traditional Chinese medicine, is the common name of vessel (經脈, also known as channel) and collaterals (絡脈). It is the path of running qi (æ°£) and blood (è¡€), connection zang-fu viscera (臟腑), communication inside and outside, and run through top and bottom. ...


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The title Fist of the North Star is somewhat of a mistranslation of the Japanese original, as Hokuto refers not to the North Star Polaris, but to the Big Dipper asterism, which is known in Japan as Hokuto Shichisei (北斗七星, literally "Seven Stars of the Northern Dipper"). In Japan, the actual North Star is known as Hokkyokusei (北極星, "North Pole Star") or Tenteisei (天帝星, "Imperial Star"). In official English localization of the series, the term Hokuto is usually translated as "North Star" in an effort to maintain consistency with the title. Look up translate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Polaris (α UMi / α Ursae Minoris / Alpha Ursae Minoris), more commonly known as The North Star or simply North Star, is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. ... Polaris (α UMi / α Ursae Minoris / Alpha Ursae Minoris), more commonly known as The North Star or simply North Star, is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. ... Big Dipper map A group of the brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear, form a well-known asterism that has been recognized as a distinct grouping in many cultures from time immemorial. ... In astronomy, an asterism is a pattern of stars seen in Earths sky which is not an official constellation. ...

Contents

Publication history

Pilot version

The original one shot prototype of Hokuto no Ken, published in the April 1983 edition of Fresh Jump, was set in present-day Japan and told the story of a teenager by the name of Kenshiro Kasumi (霞 拳四郎 Kasumi Kenshirō?), the successor of the "Hokuto Shinken" martial arts style, a deadly style which kills or cripples opponents internally by striking pressure points. Kenshiro's main adversaries in this incarnation of the story were a rival martial arts school known as the Taizanji Kenpo (泰山寺拳法? "Taishan Temple Martial Arts"), a secret organization of assassins with influence over the Japanese government. Kenshiro's girlfriend, Yuki, becomes a witness in one of the organization's hits and is subsequently killed by the culprit, with Kenshiro being framed for the crime. This event serves as a catalyst for Kenshiro's war against the Taizanji organization. A second one-shot, titled Hokuto no Ken II, was published in the June 1983 issue of Fresh Jump. Both pilots were collected in the second collected volume of Tetsu no Don Quixote (Tetsuo Hara's prior manga series before Hokuto no Ken). In the American comic book industry, the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, Big Dipper God Fist) is a fictional martial art from Tetsuo Haras mangas, Fist of the North Star and Fist of the Blue Sky. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mount Tai (Chinese: æ³°å±±; pinyin: ) is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Taian, in Shandong Province, China. ... There is still dispute as to whether Japan is a constitutional monarchy or a republic. ... Assassin and Assassins redirect here. ...


Tetsuo Hara has stated that he came up with the idea of Hokuto no Ken from his editor Nobuhiko Horie. According to Hara, Horie suggested to him that he should draw a manga about "a martial artist who destroys his opponents by striking their acupressure points" based on Hara's wishes to draw a martial arts manga and his knowledge of pressure points.[5]


Serialization

Weekly Shonen Jump, Issue #41 from 1983, featuring the debut of the Hokuto no Ken series.

The two Hokuto no Ken one-shots were well-received in Fresh Jump's reader's survey and when Tetsuo Hara was commissioned to turn Hokuto no Ken into a weekly series, the task was reportedly too much for Hara to handle alone and manga writer Yoshiyuki Okamura (who worked on the series under the pen name of Buronson) was assigned to work with him. The storyline was completely revamped, with the present-day setting being discarded in favor of a Mad Max-inspired post apocalyptic future. The Taizanji Kenpo school were no longer the main antagonists and Kenshiro, originally a teenager, was now an adult with seven scars on his chest whose design was partly inspired by Bruce Lee.[6] Image File history File links Shonen_Jump_092683. ... Image File history File links Shonen_Jump_092683. ... Yoshiyuki Okamura (岡村善行, born 16 June 1947), also known as Buronson (武論尊) or Sho Fumimura (史村 翔 Fumimura Shō), is a Japanese manga writer most known by his famous work Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star). ... Yoshiyuki Okamura, also Buronson Yoshiyuki Okamura (岡村善行, born 16 June 1947),also known as Buronson (武論尊) or Sho Fumimura (史村 翔 Fumimura Shō), is a Japanese manga writer most known by his famous work Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the north star). ... For other uses, see Mad Max (disambiguation). ... Bruce Lee (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was an American-born martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century. ...


Originally, Tetsuo Hara was contracted to do Fist of the North Star for a three-year run, but due to its popularity and the publisher's demand, it was extended to a five-year run.[5]


Sequels and spinoffs

After the manga ended its run, Tetsuo Hara and Buronson wrote a novel based on the manga titled Cursed City (呪縛の街 Jubaku no Machi?), published by Jump Books in Japan in 1996. It was adapted into a three-part OVA series titled New Fist of the North Star (新・北斗の拳 Shin Hokuto no Ken?) in 2003. The story is set sometime after the conclusion of the manga. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2001, Tetsuo Hara began working on a Fist of the North Star prequel titled Fist of the Blue Sky (蒼天の拳 Sōten no Ken?), which is currently serialized in Weekly Comics Bunch. Set during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1935, the story stars Hokuto Shinken predecessor and Kenshiro's namesake, Kenshiro Kasumi. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Fist of the Blue Sky ) is a manga series by Tetsuo Hara with plot supervision by Buronson, serialized in the Weekly Comic Bunch since 2001. ... Combatants China Japan Commanders Chiang Kai-shek, Chen Cheng, Yan Xishan, Feng Yuxiang, Li Zongren, Xue Yue, Bai Chongxi, Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai Hirohito, Hideki Tojo, Kotohito Kanin, Matsui Iwane, Hajime Sugiyama, Shunroku Hata, Toshizo Nishio, Yasuji Okamura, Umezu Yoshijiro, Fumimaro Konoe Strength 58,600,000 4,100,000... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, Big Dipper God Fist) is a fictional martial art from Tetsuo Haras mangas, Fist of the North Star and Fist of the Blue Sky. ...


Following the theatrical release of the movie Raō Den Jun'ai no Sho in 2006, numerous Fist of the North Star spinoffs began to be published in the Weekly Comic Bunch and Big Comics Superior. This lineup of titles has been dubbed the Hokuto Gaiden (北斗外伝?) series, as each title focuses on a major character from the franchise. The following titles had been published so far:

  • The Conquering King of the Heavens: Fist of the North Star Raoh's Story (天の覇王 北斗の拳 ラオウ外伝 Ten no Haō - Hokuto no Ken Raō Gaiden?) by Youkow Osada. - A series that was serialized in Weekly Comics Bunch featuring Reina and Souga from the Raoh Den movie. All 42 chapters (as well as a two-part epilogue published sometime after the series' conclusion) were collected in five tankobon volumes.[7]
  • Fist of the North Star Yuria's Story: The Merciful Mother Star (北斗の拳 ユリア外伝 慈母の星 Hokuto no Ken Yuria Gaiden - Jibo no Hoshi?) by Akimi Kasai. Serialized at Big Comics Superior in three parts that ran from March 10 to April 14, 2006 and six subsequent chapters from March 9 to June 8, 2007. A single tankobon volume was released.[8]
  • Fist of the North Star Rei's Story (北斗の拳 レイ外伝 Hokuto no Ken Rei Gaiden?) by Yasuyuki Nekoi - Rei Gaiden originally began as two separate one-shot stories that were published in the March 22 and December 8, 2006 issues of Weekly Comic Bunch. The one-shot version of the manga is subtitled The Magnificent Avenger (華麗なる復讐者 Kareinaru Fukushūsha?). Rei Gaiden was then picked up into an ongoing series, which began on the April 27, 2007 issue of Weekly Comic Bunch.[9] The ongoing series is subtitled The Hungry Wolf Saga (餓狼編 Garō Hen?)
  • Fist of the North Star Ryūken's Story: Judgement Day (北斗の拳 リュウケン外伝 -JUDGEMENT DAY- Hokuto no Ken Ryūken Gaiden JUDGEMENT DAY?), a one shot story by Hiromoto Sin-Ichi, published in the December 8, 2006 issue of Comic Bunch.
  • The Silver Saint: Fist of the North Star Toki's Story (銀の聖者 北斗の拳 トキ外伝 Shirogane no Seija - Hokuto no Ken Toki Gaiden?), a series by Yuka Nagate that begun serialization in the August 24, 2007 issue of Weekly Comic Bunch.[10]

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Plot overview

The prologue of Fist of the North Star informs us that the world was engaged in a global nuclear war in the year 199X. After the war, the earth's surface became devoid of vegetation, the seas evaporated and civilization was thrown into chaos, turning everyday life into a battle for supplies of uncontaminated food and water, where the strong survive by preying on the weak. However, one man vows to make a difference. Kenshiro is the successor of the art of Hokuto Shinken, a deadly 1,800 year-old assassination style that is only passed down from one master to a chosen son. Kenshiro uses his skills and knowledge to protect the innocent from the bloodthirsty gangs that threaten their survival. Throughout the course of the series, Kenshiro meets several allies and rivals, most of whom are also trained in various martial arts styles. Poster for a stage adaptation of It Cant Happen Here, ca. ... For the musician, see Kenshiro (musician) Kenshiro ), or just Ken as he is often called, is the central character of the Fist of the North Star manga, anime, and other related works. ... Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, Big Dipper God Fist) is a fictional martial art from Tetsuo Haras mangas, Fist of the North Star and Fist of the Blue Sky. ... The Japanese term ansatsuken (暗殺拳, Murdering/Assassination Techniques) is a generic term referring to any martial art created for assassination. ...


The series begins with Kenshiro's quest to reclaim his fiancee Yuria, who was taken from him by his former friend Shin, a master of the rival Nanto Seiken (南斗聖拳? "Sacred Fist of the South Star") style.[11] The story later evolves into a successorship struggle between Ken and his three older brothers, who were also trained in the Hokuto Shinken style. Raoh, the eldest of the brothers, has taken on the mantle of Ken-Ō (拳王? lit. "Fist King"), a conqueror who uses his power to restore order through force and tyranny. A major sub-plot is also introduced in the form of an internal conflict within the Nanto school between its six grand masters, the Nanto Roku Seiken (南斗六聖拳? "Six Sacred Fists of the South Star"). An engagement is an agreement by a couple to enter into marriage at some future time, usually accompanied by a formal or informal announcement to friends and family. ... A subplot is a series of connected actions within a work of narrative that function separately from the main plot. ...


After Raoh's death, the story skips several years. Peace and order has slowly returned to the world, but the return of a civilized world has also brought forth with it the division of social classes. The evil Jakō has taken over the Celestial Empire after the disappearance of the true Empress, turning it into a corrupt force that seeks to extend its regime through oppression, with the Gento Kōken (元斗皇拳? "The Imperial Fist of the Original Star") masters forced to do his evil bidding. Kenshiro aids his former sidekicks Bat and Lin, now the leaders of the rebel Hokuto Army, in overthrowing Jakō. But after Jakō is defeated, Lin is kidnapped and taken overseas to the Land of Asura (修羅の国 Shura no Kuni?), the birthplace of the Hokuto Shinken style. The Land of Asura has become a war-torn nation now ruled by the three Rashō (羅将? General of Asura), masters of the forbidden Hokuto Ryūken (北斗琉拳? "North Star Gem Fist") style, a branch of the original Hokuto Family (北斗宗家 Hokuto Sōke?) along with Hokuto Shinken. After Kenshiro defeats Kaioh, the leader of the Rashō, he returns to his country to train Raoh's orphaned son, Ryū, as the next Hokuto Shinken successor. // In Hinduism In Hindu mythology, the Asura (Sanskrit: असुर) are a group of power-seeking deities, sometimes misleadingly referred to as demons. ... A selection of gemstone pebbles made by tumbling rough rock with abrasive grit, in a rotating drum. ...


Characters

Further information: Characters in Fist of the North Star

Fist of the North Star has a large ensemble of characters that has changed constantly during the series' original five-year run. Among the inhabitants of the post-apocalyptic world of Fist of the North Star includes martial artists, royal families, rebels, bandits and villagers that are merely attempting to survive a cruel, harsh world. The following is a list of fictional characters from the manga and anime franchise Fist of the North Star by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. ...


Although protagonist Kenshiro is the only truly permanent character from the series' inception up until the final chapter, his two sidekicks, Bat and Lin have serve as series' mainstays as well, introduced as a pair of orphaned children whom Kenshiro meets during the first chapter of the series and then growing up into rebel leaders and heroes in their own right. For the musician, see Kenshiro (musician) Kenshiro ), or just Ken as he is often called, is the central character of the Fist of the North Star manga, anime, and other related works. ... For other uses, see Sidekick (disambiguation). ... Bat ) is a character in the manga Fist of the North Star. ... Lin, as she appears in the animated television series. ...


Kenshiro encounters several rivals and allies throughout the course of the series, many of whom are affiliated with the martial arts schools featured in the series (see fighting styles section). The series initially focuses on two rival factions, the Hokuto Shinken school and the Nanto Seiken school. Shin, a representative of Nanto Seiken, serves as Kenshiro's first major nemesis, being the man responsible for engraving the seven stab wounds on Kenshiro's chest and kidnapping his fiancee Yuria. After Shin's death, the authors would expand the storyline by introducing other Hokuto and Nanto disciples, namely the Nanto Roku Seiken and the four Hokuto brothers. A major recurring antagonist is introduced in the form of Raoh, the eldest of the four Hokuto brothers, who would become the series' most prominent villain. Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, Big Dipper God Fist) is a fictional martial art from Tetsuo Haras mangas, Fist of the North Star and Fist of the Blue Sky. ... Nanto Seiken lit. ... The following is a list of fictional characters from the manga and anime franchise Fist of the North Star by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. ... The following is a list of fictional characters from the manga and anime franchise Fist of the North Star by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. ... Raoh is displayed prominently with Kenshiro, Toki and Mamiya obscured at the background. ...


After Raoh's death, the Gento Kōken fighters and their leader Falco would serve as reluctant adversaries of Kenshiro. Another group of antagonists are introduced with the fighters from the Land of Asura. Their ruler of Asura, Kaioh of the Hokuto Ryuken school, is the last major nemesis Kenshiro confronts in the series, although other villains appear after him in the manga. The following is a list of fictional characters from the manga and anime franchise Fist of the North Star by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. ... The following is a list of fictional characters from the manga and anime franchise Fist of the North Star by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. ...


Many of the characters in the series have since become stars of their own spinoff manga (see later works section).


Fighting styles

Further information: List of fighting styles in Fist of the North Star

The primary fighting style depicted in Fist of the North Star is Hokuto Shinken, the style used by Kenshiro and his three adopted brothers. Hokuto Shinken relies primarily on 708 secret accupressure points on the human's body that forms part of a fictional system known as the keiraku hikō (経絡秘孔? "secret chaneling points"). By pushing into one of the hikō points, one can cause destruction into the enemy's body from within or even control their body against their own will. There are also beneficial hikō points that can be used to cure sickness or heal wounds, including restore a mute person's voice or a blind person's sight. In addition, the masters of Hokuto Shinken can tap into their body's full potential strength, whereas an average person only uses 30% of their strength. The following is a list of fictional fighting styles in the manga and anime series Fist of the North Star by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara. ... Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, Big Dipper God Fist) is a fictional martial art from Tetsuo Haras mangas, Fist of the North Star and Fist of the Blue Sky. ... Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture. ... Channel (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as meridian, in traditional Chinese medicine, is the common name of vessel (經脈, also known as channel) and collaterals (絡脈). It is the path of running qi (æ°£) and blood (è¡€), connection zang-fu viscera (臟腑), communication inside and outside, and run through top and bottom. ...


The main rival style of Hokuto Shinken in the beginning of the series is Nanto Seiken, a style which is described as the polar opposite of Hokuto Shinken. In contrast to the Hokuto style, which uses the hikō points to cause destruction from within, the Nanto style specializes in stabbing and slicing techniques that penetrate the body from the outside and destroy everything in its path. Originally the style is used by Shin, the first major antagonist, but throughout the course of the series the existence of other branches of the Nanto Seiken are revealed, the six top branches being the Nanto Roku Seiken. Nanto Seiken lit. ... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Yin and yang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) are generalizations of the antithesis or mutual correlation between certain objects or phenomena in the natural world, combining to create a unity of opposites. ...


Two other major styles are introduced during the latter half of the series; Gento Kōken, a style which specializes in ki-based projectile attacks that destroy the enemy on a cellular level; and Hokuto Ryūken, a brother style of Hokuto Shinken which causes destruction through an opponent's keiraku hakō (経絡破孔? "destructive chaneling points") and teaches its users to summon their "demonic aura" (魔闘気 matōki?). For other uses, see Qi (disambiguation). ... Channel (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as meridian, in traditional Chinese medicine, is the common name of vessel (經脈, also known as channel) and collaterals (絡脈). It is the path of running qi (æ°£) and blood (è¡€), connection zang-fu viscera (臟腑), communication inside and outside, and run through top and bottom. ...


Availability

Japanese editions

The original collected volumes or tankōbon of Hokuto no Ken were originally published under Shueisha's Jump Comics imprint and spans 27 volumes.[12] During the 1990s, Shueisha reprinted Hokuto no Ken in 15 hardcover aizoban editions,[13] as well as 15 corresponding economy-sized bunko editions.[14] Most recently, it has republished in 31 Bunch World editions, 12 Tokuma Favorite Comics (renkanban) editions,[15] 24 Raijin Collection editions (each volume containing a figurine)[16] and 14 Kanzeban editions.[17] The Kazenban edition, published by Shogakukan under the Big Comics Selection imprint, features the original colored pages from the Weekly Shonen Jump serialization. It has also been released in 27 pay-to-download e-book editions at eBook Japan.[18] Coamix published the first four volumes of the colorized Hokuto no Ken: Master Edition in Japan.[19] Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... Shueisha ) is a major publisher in Japan, headquartered in Tokyo. ... Headquarters of Shogakukan in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan Shogakukan ) is a Japanese publisher of dictionaries, literature, manga, nonfiction, childrens DVDs, and other media in Japan. ... This article is about the computer terms. ... A user viewing an electronic page on an eBook reading device In computing, an e-book (for electronic book: also eBook, ebook) is the digital media equivalent of a conventional printed book. ...


Jump Comics volumes

The following are the titles of the original Jump Comics volumes, along with a rough English translation of each title and their original ISBN numbers.

Vol. Title Release date [12] ISBN
01 "A Cry from the Heart" (心の叫びの巻 Kokoro no Sakebi no Maki?) March 1984 ISBN 4088516613
02 "Execution of Demons" (悪魔の処刑!の巻 Akuma no Shokei no Maki?) June 1984 ISBN 4088516621
03 "Wrath! To the Edge of Hell!!" (怒り!地獄の果てまで!!の巻 Ikari! Jigoku no Hate made!! no Maki?) December 1984 ISBN 408851663X
04 "The Two Stars of Omen!" (ふたつの凶星!の巻 Futatsu no Kyōsei! no Maki?) January 1985 ISBN 4088516648
05 "Departing to a Death Match!" (死闘への旅だち!の巻 Shitō e no Tabidachi! no Maki?) March 1985 ISBN 4088516656
06 "A Tragic Reunion!" (悲劇の再会!!の巻 Higeki no Saikai! no Maki?) June 1985 ISBN 4088516664
07 "Sleeping in an Unmarked Grave" (眠れ 墓標なき墓に!の巻 Nemure Bohyōnaki Haka ni! no Maki?) September 1985 ISBN 4088516672
08 "A Moment of Life!" (今一瞬の命を!の巻 Ima Isshun no Inochi wo! no Maki?) November 1985 ISBN 4088516680
09 "The Red Fangs of the Enchanment Star!" (妖星の赤き牙!の巻 Yōsei no Akaki Kiba! no Maki?) January 1986 ISBN 4088516699
10 "The Emperor of Nanto!" (南斗の帝王!の巻 Nanto no Teiō! no Maki?) April 1986 ISBN 4088516702
11 "The Fist that Smashed the Heavens!" (天砕く拳!!の巻 Ten Kudaku Ken! no Maki?) July 1986 ISBN 4088516710
12 "The Distant Promise!" (遠い誓い!の巻 Tōi Chikai! no Maki?) September 1986 ISBN 4088516729
13 "The Rise of Nanto!!" (南斗ついに起つ!!の巻 Nanto Tsui ni Tatsu!! no Maki?) November 1986 ISBN 4088516737
14 "The Time Has Come!" (その時はきた!の巻 Sono Toki wa Kita! no Maki?) January 1987 ISBN 4088516745
15 "The Graceful Loser" (栄光ある敗者!の巻 Eikōaru Haisha! no Maki?) March 1987 ISBN 4088516753
16 "Roar of the Young Wolves!" (若き狼の叫び!の巻 Wakaki Ōkami no Sakebi! no Maki?) May 1987 ISBN 4088516761
17 "The Golden Assassin!" (黄金の刺客!の巻 Ōgon no Shikaku! no Maki?) July 1987 ISBN 408851677X
18 "The Two Empresses!" (ふたりの天帝!の巻 Futari no Tentei! no Maki?) September 1987 ISBN 4088516788
19 "The Mask of Ambition" (野望の仮面!の巻 Yabō no Kamen! no Maki?) November 1987 ISBN 4088516796
20 "The Legend of Raoh Lives! (ラオウ伝説走る!の巻 Raō Densetsu Hashiru! no Maki?) January 1988 ISBN 408851680X
21 "The Demon of Illusions!!" (幻影の魔人!!の巻 Gen'ei no Majin!! no Maki?) March 1988 ISBN 4088518241
22 "The Grave of the Gem Fist!!" (琉拳の墓場!!の巻 Ryūken no Hakaba!! no Maki?) May 1988 ISBN 408851825X
23 "The Conqueror's Will!" (覇王の遺言!の巻 Haō no Yuigon! no Maki?) July 1988 ISBN 4088518268
24 "The Hell Fire of Tenacity!" (執念の業火果つ!の巻 Shūnen no Gōka Hatsu! no Maki?) September 1988 ISBN 4088518276
25 "A Prologue to Death" (滅びの序章の巻き Horobi no Jōshō no Maki?) November 1988 ISBN 4088518284
26 "The Shadow of the Conqueror!" (覇王の影!の巻 Haō no Kage! no Maki?) January 1989 ISBN 4088518292
27 "Farewell to My Loved Ones..." (さらば愛しき者たちよ…の巻 Saraba Itoshikimono-tachi yo... no Maki?) March 1989 ISBN 4088518306

Supplemental books

The following are books related to the Hokuto no Ken series outside of the collected volumes.

  • Hokuto no Ken Special: All About the Man (北斗の拳SPECIAL ALL ABOUT THE MAN?) - A special supplemental issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump dedicated exclusively to the series. It contains a reprint of the Hokuto no Ken pilot, creator interviews and complete character biographies among other articles. Cover dated September 5, 1986.
  • Tetsu no Don Quixote (鉄のドン・キホーテ Tetsu no Don Kihōte?, "The Iron Don Quixote") - The second collected volume features reprints of the two Hokuto no Ken pilot episodes.
    • ISBN 4420131098 (Volume 2, 1983 Jump Super Comics edition)
    • ISBN 4420137673 (Volume 2, 1996 Jump Super Ace edition)
  • Shōsetsu Hokuto no Ken: Jubaku no Machi (小説・北斗の拳―呪縛の街? "Fist of the North Star: The Novel - The Cursed City") - 1995 novel written by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. The basis for the 2003 New Fist of the North Star OVA trilogy.
    • ISBN 4087030547
  • Hokuto no Ken Kyūkyoku Kaisetsusho: Sekimatsu Haō Retsuden (北斗の拳 究極解説書 世紀末覇王列伝? "The Ultimate Handbook to Fist of the North Star: History of the Century's End Conqueror) - A guide to the Hokuto no Ken series, which includes complete character biographies (mostly reprinted from All About the Man).
    • ISBN 4834216845
  • Hokuto no Ken 2000: Kyūkyoku Kaisetsusho Part 2 (北斗の拳2000 究極解説書 PART2? "Fist of the North Star 2000: The Ultimate Handbook Part 2") - A sequel to the above guide featuring a complete list of Hokuto Shinken techniques.
    • ISBN 4834216853
  • Boku-tachi no Sukina Hokuto no Ken (僕たちの好きな北斗の拳? "We Love Fist of the North Star") - An episode guide of the anime series.
    • ISBN 479663035X (2002 edition)
    • ISBN 4796658580 (2007 edition)
  • Hokuto no Ken Kanzen Tokuhon (北斗の拳 完全読本? "The Complete Guide to Fist of the North Star") - A character guide based on the anime series.
    • ISBN 4796640169 (2004 edition)
    • ISBN 4796658564 (2007 edition)

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English editions

Fist of the North Star: Master Edition Vol. 9, published by Gutsoon.
Fist of the North Star: Master Edition Vol. 9, published by Gutsoon.

Two different companies attempted to translate the original Fist of the North Star manga for the English market, although both attempts failed to finish their run. VIZ Communications originally published the first sixteen chapters in eight monthly squarebound comic book issues (two/three chapters per issue) in 1989. Viz resumed publication of the series from 1995 to 1997, publishing the subsequent 28 chapters of the series in 18 monthly pamphlet-sized issues (each issue containing roughly one chapter and a half) divided into three "parts". Four graphic novel collections were published by Viz: Fist of the North Star, Night of the Jackal, Southern Cross and Blood Brothers. The Viz edition featured mirrored artwork, as was the standard with English translated manga at the time. Image File history File links FotNS_Master_Ed_1. ... Image File history File links FotNS_Master_Ed_1. ... Viz Media, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a major American anime, manga and Japanese entertainment company formed by the merger of Viz, LLC, and ShoPro Entertainment. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


In 2003, Gutsoon! Entertainment began publishing a Master Edition of the series, large squarebound graphic novel installments (eight/nine chapters per volume) that were printed in high quality paper. In addition to sporting a revised translation and retaining the original right-to-left orientation, the Master Edition of the series also featured new CG coloring added to the original artwork. Gutsoon ceased publication of the series with Vol. 9 due to the company folding. The license has yet to be picked up by another company. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Raijin Comics was a manga anthology published in North America by Gutsoon Entertainment. ... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ...


Viz volumes

Vol. Title Release date [20] ISBN
01 Fist of the North Star April 1995 ISBN 1569310319
02 Night of the Jackal September 1997 ISBN 1569311862
03 Southern Cross December 1997 ISBN 1569312001
04 Blood Brothers May 1998 ISBN 1569312583

Gutsoon! volumes (Master Edition)

Vol. Release date [20] ISBN
01 2003-01-28 ISBN 0972503706
02 2003-02-25 ISBN 0972503714
03 2003-03-18 ISBN 0972503722
04 2003-05-14 ISBN 0972503730
05 2003-07-26 ISBN 0972503749
06 2003-11-11 ISBN 0972503757
07 2003-11-25 ISBN 193245411X
08 2004-02-18 ISBN 1932454209
09 2004-05-19 ISBN 1932454276
10 Unpublished ISBN 1932454365

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Adaptations

TV series

Further information: List of Fist of the North Star episodes
TV's Hokuto no Ken title card.
Hokuto no Ken 2 title card.

Hokuto no Ken was first adaptated into a weekly anime series by Toei Animation. The series aired on Fuji Television from October 4, 1984 to March 5, 1987 and was given the subtitle of Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu (世紀末救世主伝説? "Legend of the Century's End Savior") following episode 22.[21] It was immediately followed by a sequel series, titled Hokuto no Ken 2, which aired from March 13, 1987 to February 18, 1988. A combined total of 152 episodes were produced for the two series. Reruns are aired in Japan on the satellite television network Animax. The following is a list of episodes from the Japanese animated television series Fist of the North Star ), adapted from the manga series of the same name by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Toei Animation Company, Limited ) (JASDAQ: 4816) is a Japanese animation studio owned by the Toei Company. ... Fuji Television Network, Inc. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ...


The violent content of the TV series is toned down considerably compared to the original manga, with much of the gore being discolored via desaturation, and scenes where children die were often rewritten so that Kenshiro would save the child at the last minute. Like many manga-based anime series, filler material was added to prevent the series from getting ahead of its source material. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Hokuto no Ken portion of the series spans four major story arcs that follows the manga's plotline from the beginning and up until chapter 136 (prior to the timeskip). Each story arc (or chapters, as they referred within the show) spans a certain number of episodes each adapting a portion of the original manga. The first chapter is based on chapters 1-25 of the original manga, but changes the order of events so that Ken's battle with Shin is left for last, turning all the other villains into his subordinates. The rest of the series follows the manga's plotline more closely. The Hokuto no Ken 2 portion takes place after the timeskip and adapts the storyline of the Celestial Emperor and Asura arcs of the manga. The post-Asura chapters were not adapted for the series.


The entire series has been collected on DVD in Japan, in a boxed collection known as the Super Premium Box[22] and in 26 individually released discs containing 5-6 episodes per volume.[23] A three volume DVD series, the Kyūkyoku Retsuden series, contains highlight episodes of the show.[24]


The first 36 episodes were licensed to Manga Entertainment and released in English dubbed and subtitled formats on VHS and DVD. Manga Entertainment initially the released the series in eight VHS volumes spanning only 24 episodes in 1999 and later released all 36 episodes in five DVD volumes in 2003.[25]. The English dub of the show features a new soundtrack provided by Reinforced Records and voice acting by Animaze. The original opening and ending sequences were replaced by in-house versions produced by Manga Entertainment with music by Mike Egan. The dubbed version aired on Showtime Beyond in the US and on the Sci-Fi Channel in the UK. Manga Entertainment is a licensor and distributor of Japanese animation (anime) in the United States and United Kingdom. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Animaze. ... Showtime Beyond is a multiplex channel of Showtime. ... Sci-fi is the name of a United Kingdom satellite television channel specialising in science fiction, fantasy, and horror shows and movies. ...


Manga Entertainment's treatment of the series has been criticized by reviewers, particularly at their decision to replace the original Japanese soundtrack with their own music for the English dub. A reviewer of DVD Vision Japan stated that the English voice acting was "terrible, even for an early dub" and compared David Lucas' performance as Shin unfavorably to his role as Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop. The same reviewer also states that the music by Mike Egan is mediocre.[26] Mike Toole of Anime Jump proclaimed that the drum n' bass soundtrack is "ocasionally nice, but usually just obtrusive".[27] Chadwick Ngan of EX Anime wrote that the "American voice actors' efforts are commendable" and that the new opening and ending themes "aren't bad, but nothing to get excited about either."[28] A voice actor well known for his work as Spike Spiegel in the Cowboy Bebop TV series English dub. ... Spike Spiegel as seen in Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. ... Original run April 3, 1998 – April 23, 1999 No. ...


1986 animated movie

A promotional illustration of the Fist of the North Star animated movie.

An animated feature film version of Fist of the North Star was produced by Toei Animation, which premiered in Japan on March 8, 1986. The movie was intended to be a big-screen treatment of the manga, and avoid the watering-down of violence that came with the TV series. An English-dubbed version produced by Streamline Pictures was first released in 1991. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (592x750, 99 KB) Summary Fist of the North Star, The Animated Movie Licensing This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (592x750, 99 KB) Summary Fist of the North Star, The Animated Movie Licensing This image is of a videotape cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the videotape or the studio which produced... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Toei Animation Company, Limited ) (JASDAQ: 4816) is a Japanese animation studio owned by the Toei Company. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


In a notable deviation from the series, the film finds time to begin with a detailed peek at the Earth as it was before and during the fabled nuclear devastation. Starting with a calm, surreal look at various points of mother nature, a brief on-screen message then informs the audience of the imminent calamity, followed by unsettling scenes of human life consumed in flame.


The film follows the TV series and manga from Kenshiro's defeat at the hands of Shin to the first battle with Raoh, although certain liberties were taken to tell the story in a condensed form. Toki, the second of the four Hokuto Brothers, is never seen or mentioned, while Shin and Rei are the only Nanto Seiken masters to appear in the film. While Yuria's Nanto heritage is mentioned thorought the movie in the Japanese version, her role as the Last Nanto General is downplayed. Mamiya, Rei's love interest, is never seen, partly because Yuria is the heroine in her place. Raoh serves as the main antagonist, with Jagi and Shin as the other two major villains. Many other villains from the manga such as the Colonel and Jackal only make cameo appearances as minor henchmen with some of the notable fight scenes involving Zeed, Heart, the Fang King and Uighur.


There were two endings produced for the film. The original theatrical ending in Japan showed Raoh emerging victorious over Kenshiro, but sparing his life, leaving him to protect Lin. An alternate ending was produced that shows the fight ending in a draw, which was the ending featured in the VHS and Laserdisc release of the film in Japan. The English dub version by Streamline Pictures is based on the theatrical version and thus features the original ending. Many Western fans believe that the "draw ending" was the original ending, but this is a common misconception due to the fact that the original ending where Raoh wins is not featured in any of the official home video releases in Japan.


The English dub version of the movie was not only first animated incarnation of Fist of the North Star to be released in English, it was also one of the earliest anime films distributed in North America and has had mixed reviews among casual viewers and anime fandom. A review from Akemi's Anime World calls it "so bad it's good, and the original in the genre" and calls quality of the dub "cheesy", but "suitable".[29] Richard Harrington of the Washington Post criticized the violent nature of the movie and quality of the animation, saying that "watching it you'll feel as comfortable as a hemophiliac in a razor blade factory".[30] Stephen Nolden of the New York Times expresses that "in its carelessly translated and poorly dubbed English adaptation, the characters express themselves in diction so stiff that they seem ludicrously prissy".[31] ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


1995 live-action movie

An American-produced live-action movie version of Fist of the North Star was released in 1995, directed by Tony Randel based on a script by Peter Atkins and Wynne McLaughlin. The movie, loosely based on the Shin storyline of the manga, stars Gary Daniels as Kenshiro, Costas Mandylor as Shin and Japanese actress Isako Washio as Yuria, with Malcom McDowell as Ryuken and Chris Penn as "Jackal" (actually a renamed Jagi). The movie saw a theatrical release in Japan, but went straight-to-video in the US. The Japanese dubbed version used the original voice actors from the 1980s anime series. Tony Randel is an American director born in Los Angeles, California. ... Gary Edward Daniels (b. ... Costas Mandylor (born on 3 September 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian actor of Greek descent. ... Malcolm McDowell (born June 13, 1943) is an English actor. ... Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American film actor. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ...


The movie had mixed reviews from fans and critics. Dave Foster of DVD Times panned the movie as a poor adaptation and commented that Kenshiro's pressure point techniques "look rather tame" in comparison to the way depicted in the manga and anime series.[32]A reviewer from eFilmCritic remarked that Kenshiro's defeat at the hands of Shin "comes off as standard" and "unbelievably goofy" compared to the 1986 animated movie version.[33] Image:Http://www. ...


New Fist of the North Star

New Fist of the North Star (新・北斗の拳 Shin Hokuto no Ken?) is a three-part OVA series produced by Toei Animation that was originally released in 2003 and 2004 in Japan. It is based on an original Hokuto no Ken novel by Buronson and Hara Jubaku no Machi (呪縛の街? "The Cursed City"), whom the first episode of the trilogy draws its title from. It was fully licensed and released in English by ADV Films. Akira Kamiya, who had voiced Kenshiro in all previous animated incarnations, was replaced by Takehito Koyasu for this new OVA series. Celebrity voices were also employed, with musician Gackt (who also performs the opening and ending themes of the OVA) as the antagonist Seiji. It was the last animated incarnation of Hokuto no Ken produced by Toei. A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ... Toei Animation Company, Limited ) (JASDAQ: 4816) is a Japanese animation studio owned by the Toei Company. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ADV Films logo ADV Films is the home video publication arm of A.D. Vision based in Houston, Texas. ... // Akira Kamiya Akira Kamiya (神谷 明, Kamiya Akira, born September 18, 1946) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama. ... Takehito Koyasu (子安 武人 Koyasu Takehito, born May 5, 1967) in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan is a seiyÅ« (voice actor). ... Gackt Camui ) is a Japanese musician, songwriter and actor. ...


Set sometime after the conclusion of Hokuto no Ken 2 and the original manga, a man named Sanga has constructed a fortified zone called The Last Land. While Sanga's men go out and seek water through violent means, they encounter Kenshiro who desires to end their reign of terror.


The ADV Films'dub of the trilogy has garnered positive reviews from critics. Chris Wood of Toon Zone praised "Kenshiro is in fine form, and though the story may not blow you away, it’s plenty adequate to support the action"[34] Mike Toole of Anime Jump says that New Fist is "flashy and a little cheap, but ultimately rewarding."[35] Chris Beveridge of AnimeOnDVD.com was "very pleased with" the first episode[36], but felt that the second episode could've been "much better written"[37] and that the third episode was unneccesary and that the trilogy "could have been a lot tighter with a bit more streamlining of the script".[38]


Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu movie series

Theatrical poster for Raoh Den - Jun'ai no Shō.
Theatrical poster for Raoh Den - Jun'ai no Shō.

In 2005, North Stars Pictures and TMS Entertainment announced the production of a planned five part Hokuto no Ken film series titled Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu (真救世主伝説? "True Saviour Legend").[39] The films are both, remakes of and supplemental stories to the original manga series, and introduces a new supporting character in the form of Reina (whose character designs were contributed by City Hunter's Tsukasa Hojo). The film series will be composed of three feature films and two OVA movies released between them. The films uses a different cast of voice actors than the older anime series, with Hiroshi Abe (Kenshiro), Takashi Ukaji (Raoh), Kou Shibasaki (Reina) and Yuriko Ishida (Yuria) in the lead roles. This film series has yet to be licensed for an official English adaptation. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 426 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (550 × 773 pixel, file size: 133 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Theatrical poster for Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Den - Junai no Sho. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 426 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (550 × 773 pixel, file size: 133 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Theatrical poster for Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Den - Junai no Sho. ... TMS logo (circa 1987) TMS Entertainment Limited ), formerly known as Tokyo Movie Shinsha ) (TYO: 3585 , a subsidiary of Sega Sammy), is a veteran animation studio located in Japan. ... A film series is a collection of related films in succession. ... City Hunter is a Japanese manga series created by Tsukasa Hojo (北條 司) in 1980s, later adapted into an anime series by Sunrise. ... Tsukasa Hojo ) is a Japanese mangaka, or manga artist. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ... Voice Animage, a magazine about all things about seiyÅ«. For the retail company named Seiyu, see Seiyu Group. ... Hiroshi Abe , born June 22, 1964) is a Japanese model and actor. ... For the musician, see Kenshiro (musician) Kenshiro ), or just Ken as he is often called, is the central character of the Fist of the North Star manga, anime, and other related works. ... Raoh is displayed prominently with Kenshiro, Toki and Mamiya obscured at the background. ... Kou Shibasaki ), born Yukie Yamamura , born on August 5, 1981 in Toshima, Tokyo), is a Japanese singer and actress. ... Yuriko Ishida (jp: 石田ゆり子; Ishida Yuriko born October 3, 1969 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. ...


Planned works:

  1. The Legend of Raoh: Martyred Love Arc (ラオウ伝 殉愛の章, Raō Den Jun'ai no Shō) - Theatrical film released on March 11, 2006.
  2. The Legend of Yuria (ユリア伝, Yuria Den) - OVA released on February 23, 2007
  3. The Legend of Raoh: Fierce Fighting Arc (ラオウ伝 激闘の章, Raō Den Gekitō no Shō) - Theatrical film released on April 28, 2007
  4. The Legend of Toki (トキ伝, Toki Den) - Scheduled for a late 2007 release as an OVA
  5. The Legend of Kenshirō (ケンシロウ伝, Kenshirō Den) - Scheduled for a 2008 as a theatrical movie.

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Video games

Further information: List of Fist of the North Star video games

Several licensed Hokuto no Ken video games have been released in Japan thorought the years. The earliest Hokuto no Ken video game was a 1986 adventure game simply titled Hokuto no Ken, released by Enix for the NEC PC-8801. Toei Animation published many of the early Hokuto no Ken games for Nintendo consoles (Famicom, Game Boy and Super Famicom). In addition, Sega also published their own Hokuto no Ken action game for the Sega SG-1000 Mark III (which was later remade for the Sony PlayStation 2 under the Sega Ages lineup), along with a sequel, Hokuto no Ken: Shin Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu for the Sega Mega Drive. Two of Toei's Hokuto no Ken games, Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken 2 in Japan) for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Fist of the North Star: 10 Big Brawls for the King of Universe for the Game Boy, were published in North America with the license retained. Both of Sega's Hokuto no Ken games were published outside Japan as Black Belt and Last Battle respectively, with the North Star license and character likenesses removed. In 1995, Banpresto published an original Hokuto no Ken adventure game for the Sega Saturn featuring an original storyline set sometime after the conclusion of the manga. It was ported to the Sony PlayStation the following year. In 2000, Bandai published a 3D action game for the PlayStation titled Hokuto no Ken: Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu. This is a list of video games based on the manga series Fist of the North Star. ... 1986 1986 in games 1985 in video gaming 1987 in video gaming Notable events of 1986 in computer and video games. ... The Enix Corporation ) was a company that produced Japanese video games and manga. ... The NEC PC8801 system was introduced by NEC Corporation in 1981. ... Toei Animation Company, Limited ) (JASDAQ: 4816) is a Japanese animation studio owned by the Toei Company. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... “NES” redirects here. ... For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... The SG-1000 Mark III The SG-1000 Mark III Joypads The SG-1000 Mark III is an 8-bit video game console made by Sega. ... The two versions of the PS2 with an Eye Toy camera The PlayStation 2 (PS2) (Japanese: プレイステーション2) is Sonys second video game console, after the PlayStation. ... The Sega Ages collection are video game re-releases from developer and publisher Sega, in conjunction with developer 3D AGES (a Sega funded development studio). ... The Sega Mega Drive ) is a video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988, North America in 1989, and the PAL region in 1990. ... “NES” redirects here. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Black belt is video game for Sega Master System that is a side-scrolling beatem up game. ... Description Last Battle is a side-scrolling beat-em-up and one of the American and European launch games for the Sega MegaDrive. ... 1995 1995 in games 1994 in video gaming 1996 in video gaming Notable events of 1995 in video gaming. ... Banpresto Co. ... It has been suggested that Arcade Racer Joystick be merged into this article or section. ... The original PlayStation was produced in a light grey colour; the more recent PSOne redesign sports a smaller more rounded case. ... 2000 2000 in games 1999 in video gaming 2001 in video gaming Notable events of 2000 in video gaming. ... This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ...


In addition to original console games, there has also been Hokuto no Ken arcade games such as Konami's Fighting Mania boxing game, a competitive fighting game by Arc System Works (later released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan) and licensed Hokuto no Ken "pachislot" machines (hybrid pachinko and slot machines) and pachinko machines by Sammy (which have inspired video game versions for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS and Wii). A series of Hokuto no Ken typing games were also made for Microsoft Windows. A Hokuto no Ken Online game is in the works. Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... Fighting Mania is an arcade game from Konami in the Mania series of arcade games by Konami, and features characters from the anime, Fist of the North Star (or Hokuto no Ken). ... Fist of the North Star ) is a 2005 versus fighting game created by Arc System Works and is based on the manga and anime series of the same name. ... Arc System Works ) is a video game developer based in Yokohama, Japan. ... Classic pachinko machine Pachinko parlor at night Entrance to pachinko parlor in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. ... A leading edge slot on a Stinson 108-3. ... You may be looking for the Sega Corporation which is still maintained on its own article. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Windows redirects here. ...


The characters of Hokuto no Ken also appeared in two crossover games involving Shonen Jump characters, 1989's Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden for the Famicom and 2006's Jump Ultimate Stars for Nintendo DS. Weekly Shonen Jump, issue 40 (Japanese version) Weekly Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ Shūkan Shōnen Janpu), with a circulation of over 3 million, is one of the longest-running, weekly manga compilations in Japan. ... 1989 1989 in games 1988 in video gaming 1990 in video gaming Notable events of 1989 in video gaming. ... Notable events of 2006 in video gaming. ... Jump Ultimate Stars is a fighting video game developed by Ganbarion and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It is the sequel to the popular Nintendo DS title, Jump Super Stars. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ While the name Hokuto Shinken literally means Big Dipper God Fist, the standard translation for the fighting style is the same as its English title, Fist of the North Star. It is also referred as the Sacred Martial Arts of the Great Bear in Viz Media edition and as God Fist of the North Star in the Gutsoon! edition.
  2. ^ Shounen Jump Manga Circulation Numbers (html). ComiPress. Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  3. ^ TV Asahi Top 100 Anime (html). Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  4. ^ Japan's Favorite TV Anime (html). Anime News Network. Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  5. ^ a b Interview with Hara Tetsuo (html). Raijin Comics (waybacked). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  6. ^ Interview with Buronson (html). ADV Films Presents: New Fist of the North Star. Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  7. ^ 週刊コミックバンチ★コアミックス:連載作品・作家紹介:天の覇王 北斗の拳 ラオウ外伝 (html) (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-07-29.
  8. ^ Amazon.com: 北斗の拳ユリア外伝慈母の星 (ビッグコミックススペシャル) (html) (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-07-29.
  9. ^ 週刊コミックバンチ★コアミックス:最新号情報と予告 (html) (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-07-29.
  10. ^ 週刊コミックバンチ★コアミックス:最新号情報と予告 (html) (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-10.
  11. ^ Like Hokuto, the term Nanto is usually localized in English translations as "South Star" (or "Southern Cross" in the Viz edition, the name of Shin's city). Nanto actually refers to the South Dipper, a Chinese asterism that forms part of Sagittarius. The Fighting Mania arcade game actually alternates between "South Star" and the literal "South Dipper" in translations. The asterism has no relation to the Southern Cross.
  12. ^ a b 北斗の拳 全27巻・全巻セット|原 哲夫/武論尊|ジャンプコミックス|BOOKNAVI|集英社 (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
  13. ^ 北斗の拳/全15巻|原 哲夫/武論尊|愛蔵版コミックス|BOOKNAVI|集英社 (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
  14. ^ 北斗の拳全15巻・全巻セット|原 哲夫/武論尊|集英社文庫(コミック版)|BOOKNAVI|集英社 (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-01.
  15. ^ 徳間書店 — 徳間書店 (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
  16. ^ コアミックス (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
  17. ^ 小学館:コミック (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
  18. ^ 北斗の拳 原哲夫 : コアミックス - 電子書籍はeBookJapan : マンガ (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-02.
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  24. ^ 北斗の拳 究極列伝 (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-04.
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  26. ^ Fist of The North Star Vol 1 DVD Review. DVD VISION JAPAN (DVD VISION). Retrieved on [[2007-09-02]].
  27. ^ Anime Jump (Fist of the North Star vols. 1-3). Retrieved on [[2007-09-02]].
  28. ^ EX (FIST OF THE NORTH STAR, THE SERIES VOLUME 3). Retrieved on [[2007-09-02)]].
  29. ^ AAW: Fist of the North Star (Movie) Review. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  30. ^ Washing ton Post (‘Fist of the North Star’ review). Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  31. ^ New York Times (Review of Fist of the North Star). Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  32. ^ Dave Foster. DVD Times - Fist of the North Star. Retrieved on 2007-07-30.
  33. ^ Movie Review - Fist of the North Star (1995) - eFilmCritic. Retrieved on 2007-07-30.
  34. ^ "New Fist of the North Star": My Mind Is Already Blown (Review from Toon Zone). Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  35. ^ Anime Jump review of New Fist of the North Star. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
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  37. ^ AnimeOnDVD.com >> Disc Reviews >> New Fist of the North Star Vol. #2. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  38. ^ AnimeOnDVD.com >> Disc Reviews >> New Fist of the North Star Vol. #3. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  39. ^ 劇場版映画“北斗の拳「ラオウ外伝」純愛編”を2006年春全国東宝系公開 (Japanese). Retrieved on 2007-08-30.

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See also

Fist of the Blue Sky ) is a manga series by Tetsuo Hara with plot supervision by Buronson, serialized in the Weekly Comic Bunch since 2001. ...

External links

  • Official sites
    • Shin Kyuseishu Densetsu - Hokuto no Ken official website
    • Animax's official Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu: Hokuto no Ken website
    • Toei Animation's official Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu: Hokuto no Ken website
  • Unofficial sites
    • Fist of the North Star (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
    • Heart of Madness forum

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Fist of the North Star (Japanese: 北斗の拳; Hokuto no Ken, literally Fist of the Big Dipper) was a manga series that was originally serialized between 1983 and 1988 in the weekly Japanese version of Weekly Shonen Jump, created by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson.
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