Fist of the North Star

Alt title: Hokuto no Ken

TV (109 eps)
3.642 of 5 from 3,656 votes
Rank #1,738

Imagine a world devastated by nuclear war, where the strong oppress the weak and strength is the one thing that will ensure survival. A world where even close friends can betray you for power, a lesson that Ken, the Fist of The North Star, learns when he is nearly killed by his closest friend and left for dead. He's not an easy man to get rid of, and he returns - very angry.

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  • God or Devil? The Mightiest Man Appears in Hell image

    Episode 1

    God or Devil? The Mightiest Man Appears in Hell

  • The Fist of Lingering Regret and Certain Death!! The Future is Sighted in the Barren Wasteland!! image

    Episode 2

    The Fist of Lingering Regret and Certain Death!! The Future is Sighted in the Barren Wasteland!!

  • In the City Without Light, a Lone Fist Burns! The Furious Death by the Five Exploding Fingers image

    Episode 3

    In the City Without Light, a Lone Fist Burns! The Furious Death by the Five Exploding Fingers

  • Attack the Bloody Cross! The Secret Technique, Death by Soft Strikes image

    Episode 4

    Attack the Bloody Cross! The Secret Technique, Death by Soft Strikes

  • Can the Flames of Love Burn in Hell? You Don't Even Know You're Already Dead!! image

    Episode 5

    Can the Flames of Love Burn in Hell? You Don't Even Know You're Already Dead!!

  • The Devil's Hit List. Find the Man with the 7 Scars! image

    Episode 6

    The Devil's Hit List. Find the Man with the 7 Scars!

  • Villains! How About Counting Down to Your Own Death?! image

    Episode 7

    Villains! How About Counting Down to Your Own Death?!

  • Strike the Hidden Power Point! There's No Requiem for the Wicked image

    Episode 8

    Strike the Hidden Power Point! There's No Requiem for the Wicked

  • Villains! Finish Your Prayers Before You Die! image

    Episode 9

    Villains! Finish Your Prayers Before You Die!

  • Inverse Raging Fire Punch! There Are Too Many Who Deserve to Die!! image

    Episode 10

    Inverse Raging Fire Punch! There Are Too Many Who Deserve to Die!!

  • Villains!! Listen to the Blues of Hell!! image

    Episode 11

    Villains!! Listen to the Blues of Hell!!

  • I Am Death Itself!! I'll Chase You to the Ends of Hell!! image

    Episode 12

    I Am Death Itself!! I'll Chase You to the Ends of Hell!!

  • Arhat Deva Fist! Once Released, There's No Stopping It!! image

    Episode 13

    Arhat Deva Fist! Once Released, There's No Stopping It!!

  • A Miserable Era! The Good Die So Young!! image

    Episode 14

    A Miserable Era! The Good Die So Young!!

  • Try Counting to Three! You're the One To Die!! image

    Episode 15

    Try Counting to Three! You're the One To Die!!

  • Villains, Want to Try Singing? Hell's Counting Rhyme!! image

    Episode 16

    Villains, Want to Try Singing? Hell's Counting Rhyme!!

  • A Man Lives to Fight! The Door to the Showdown Opens! image

    Episode 17

    A Man Lives to Fight! The Door to the Showdown Opens!

  • Life of Death!? Beyond the Wasteland Lie the First Avenue of Hell! image

    Episode 18

    Life of Death!? Beyond the Wasteland Lie the First Avenue of Hell!

  • Villains! Have Your One-Way Ticket to Death! image

    Episode 19

    Villains! Have Your One-Way Ticket to Death!

  • A Nightmare Battle! My Fist is a Million Volts! image

    Episode 20

    A Nightmare Battle! My Fist is a Million Volts!

  • The Evil Palace Aflame! One Last Step to Shin! image

    Episode 21

    The Evil Palace Aflame! One Last Step to Shin!

  • Conclusion of Part One: Yuria Forever... and Shin!! image

    Episode 22

    Conclusion of Part One: Yuria Forever... and Shin!!

  • Part Two: The Tumultuous Dragon and Tiger! Only Battles Waits for Me?! image

    Episode 23

    Part Two: The Tumultuous Dragon and Tiger! Only Battles Waits for Me?!

  • South Star Wtaerfowl Fist! The Beginning of a Tragedy of Men Too Strong!! image

    Episode 24

    South Star Wtaerfowl Fist! The Beginning of a Tragedy of Men Too Strong!!

  • Sinners! Thy Name is Fang Clan!! image

    Episode 25

    Sinners! Thy Name is Fang Clan!!

  • Tremble as You Sleep! Villains in the Valley of Night Mist! image

    Episode 26

    Tremble as You Sleep! Villains in the Valley of Night Mist!

  • Only the Evil Laugh! I Can't Stand the World We Live In!! image

    Episode 27

    Only the Evil Laugh! I Can't Stand the World We Live In!!

  • Rei! I'll Catch Your Tears With My Fist!! image

    Episode 28

    Rei! I'll Catch Your Tears With My Fist!!

  • Too Late to Beg for Mercy! Go to Hell, Emperor Fang! image

    Episode 29

    Too Late to Beg for Mercy! Go to Hell, Emperor Fang!

  • Destiny Looms Near! Jagi, Who Are You? image

    Episode 30

    Destiny Looms Near! Jagi, Who Are You?

  • The Iron Mask from Hell! The Fiend Who Calls Himself image

    Episode 31

    The Iron Mask from Hell! The Fiend Who Calls Himself

  • Four Strikes of Fury! Jagi, Wait For Me In Hell!! image

    Episode 32

    Four Strikes of Fury! Jagi, Wait For Me In Hell!!

  • This is the Village of Miracles! A Fallen Angel Has Arrived! image

    Episode 33

    This is the Village of Miracles! A Fallen Angel Has Arrived!

  • Toki, Are You an Angel or a Devil?! image

    Episode 34

    Toki, Are You an Angel or a Devil?!

  • The Evil One! Toki, Your Heart is Completely Rotten!! image

    Episode 35

    The Evil One! Toki, Your Heart is Completely Rotten!!

  • Don't Look Back! Hate Only Evil and Strike Toki!! image

    Episode 36

    Don't Look Back! Hate Only Evil and Strike Toki!!

  • Love, I Reject! For I Bear the Cursed Star of Death!! image

    Episode 37

    Love, I Reject! For I Bear the Cursed Star of Death!!

  • Crimson Orchid Mountain Fist! A Birth of a Tragic Woman!! image

    Episode 38

    Crimson Orchid Mountain Fist! A Birth of a Tragic Woman!!

  • A Heinous Legacy! The Gate to Cassandra Has Opened!! image

    Episode 39

    A Heinous Legacy! The Gate to Cassandra Has Opened!!

  • Villains Need No Tombstones! This is Cassandra in Hell!! image

    Episode 40

    Villains Need No Tombstones! This is Cassandra in Hell!!

  • The North Star's 2000 Years of Tragedy! I Can Hear Ken-Oh's Footsteps! image

    Episode 41

    The North Star's 2000 Years of Tragedy! I Can Hear Ken-Oh's Footsteps!

  • Century's End With No Tomorrow! Ken, I've Been Waiting For You! image

    Episode 42

    Century's End With No Tomorrow! Ken, I've Been Waiting For You!

  • The Fall of Cassandra! The Myth of the North Star is Rewritten! image

    Episode 43

    The Fall of Cassandra! The Myth of the North Star is Rewritten!

  • The Death Omen Star Shines! Ken-Oh, Do You Control Even Death!? image

    Episode 44

    The Death Omen Star Shines! Ken-Oh, Do You Control Even Death!?

  • Those Who Fear the Reaper! Listen to the Voice of Lin's Fiery Soul! image

    Episode 45

    Those Who Fear the Reaper! Listen to the Voice of Lin's Fiery Soul!

  • Voices from Hell! Rei, Did You See the Death Omen Star? image

    Episode 46

    Voices from Hell! Rei, Did You See the Death Omen Star?

  • The South Star Waterfowl Fist's Dance of Death! I'll Give My Life for Love!! image

    Episode 47

    The South Star Waterfowl Fist's Dance of Death! I'll Give My Life for Love!!

  • Explosion of Secret Techniques! Beyond Hatred is the Fate for the Brothers of the North Star image

    Episode 48

    Explosion of Secret Techniques! Beyond Hatred is the Fate for the Brothers of the North Star

  • The Greatest Battle in History. Raoh vs. Ken! You're the One to Die!! image

    Episode 49

    The Greatest Battle in History. Raoh vs. Ken! You're the One to Die!!

  • 72 Hours to Live! The Death Omen Star Drags Rei In!! image

    Episode 50

    72 Hours to Live! The Death Omen Star Drags Rei In!!

  • Fate Without Tomorrow! And yet, A Woman Believes in Love!! image

    Episode 51

    Fate Without Tomorrow! And yet, A Woman Believes in Love!!

  • Yuda of the South Star Six Sacred Fist! I'm the Most Beautiful!! image

    Episode 52

    Yuda of the South Star Six Sacred Fist! I'm the Most Beautiful!!

  • The Death Omen Star Looms! Rei! How Cruel Time Passes By! image

    Episode 53

    The Death Omen Star Looms! Rei! How Cruel Time Passes By!

  • Beloved Mamiiya! The Death Omen Star Lurks Behind the Sparkle in Your Eyes! image

    Episode 54

    Beloved Mamiiya! The Death Omen Star Lurks Behind the Sparkle in Your Eyes!

  • Rei, Are You On Your Way to Death? A Man is Beautiful Than Ever!! image

    Episode 55

    Rei, Are You On Your Way to Death? A Man is Beautiful Than Ever!!

  • Beautiful Warriors, Rei Vs. Yuda! A Man's Passage Needs to Tears! image

    Episode 56

    Beautiful Warriors, Rei Vs. Yuda! A Man's Passage Needs to Tears!

  • End of Part Two: Farewell, Rei! Heroic Legend Will Be Told Throughout the Ages image

    Episode 57

    End of Part Two: Farewell, Rei! Heroic Legend Will Be Told Throughout the Ages

  • Beginning of Part Three: Supreme Rules in Turbulence! As the South Star Fades, the North Star Appears image

    Episode 58

    Beginning of Part Three: Supreme Rules in Turbulence! As the South Star Fades, the North Star Appears

  • The Star of Darkness Engulfs the Heavens! Time Evolves Beyond the Deathmatch! image

    Episode 59

    The Star of Darkness Engulfs the Heavens! Time Evolves Beyond the Deathmatch!

  • Shu of the South Star White Heron Fist! What Will You Witness in the End of the Century?! image

    Episode 60

    Shu of the South Star White Heron Fist! What Will You Witness in the End of the Century?!

  • Love on the Battlefield! Must the Time Tear Love Apart!? image

    Episode 61

    Love on the Battlefield! Must the Time Tear Love Apart!?

  • I Am Souther, the Holdy Emperor! I Disallow Love and Compassion! image

    Episode 62

    I Am Souther, the Holdy Emperor! I Disallow Love and Compassion!

  • Young Hero Challenges His Fate! Your Screaming Soul Shall Move the Heave image

    Episode 63

    Young Hero Challenges His Fate! Your Screaming Soul Shall Move the Heave

  • A Bloody Battle, Shu vs. Souther! Love, Drowned in the Tears of the Star of Benevolence!! image

    Episode 64

    A Bloody Battle, Shu vs. Souther! Love, Drowned in the Tears of the Star of Benevolence!!

  • The Bloody Cross Mausoleum! Shu! I'll Catch Your Tears With My Heart!! image

    Episode 65

    The Bloody Cross Mausoleum! Shu! I'll Catch Your Tears With My Heart!!

  • Run Kenshiro! Another Comrad is About to Die!! image

    Episode 66

    Run Kenshiro! Another Comrad is About to Die!!

  • Clash of the Polar Stars, Ken vs. Souther! My Star is the Only Protector of Heaven!! image

    Episode 67

    Clash of the Polar Stars, Ken vs. Souther! My Star is the Only Protector of Heaven!!

  • Souther, The Despondent Holy Emperor! You Are Weary From Love!! image

    Episode 68

    Souther, The Despondent Holy Emperor! You Are Weary From Love!!

  • Critical Times of the North Star! Three Brothers of Fate on the Move!! image

    Episode 69

    Critical Times of the North Star! Three Brothers of Fate on the Move!!

  • The Other Divine Fist of the North Star! Drive Raoh to Oblivion!! image

    Episode 70

    The Other Divine Fist of the North Star! Drive Raoh to Oblivion!!

  • The Secret of Origin Revealed! The Heaven Prefers Tragedy!! image

    Episode 71

    The Secret of Origin Revealed! The Heaven Prefers Tragedy!!

  • Farewell, Toki! A Man Only Cries Once!! image

    Episode 72

    Farewell, Toki! A Man Only Cries Once!!

  • Ryuga of Sirius! I'll Seize the Rainbow in Tempest!! image

    Episode 73

    Ryuga of Sirius! I'll Seize the Rainbow in Tempest!!

  • A Wolf Running in the Horizon! There Lies the End of Love and Hatred! image

    Episode 74

    A Wolf Running in the Horizon! There Lies the End of Love and Hatred!

  • Forgive Me, My Sister! I Am Destined to Clash with the North Star!! image

    Episode 75

    Forgive Me, My Sister! I Am Destined to Clash with the North Star!!

  • An Iron Fist for the Roaring Wolf! Toki is in Danger!! image

    Episode 76

    An Iron Fist for the Roaring Wolf! Toki is in Danger!!

  • Conclusion of Part Three: Let the New Age Awaken! The Wolf's Howl Moves the Heaven! image

    Episode 77

    Conclusion of Part Three: Let the New Age Awaken! The Wolf's Howl Moves the Heaven!

  • Shin of the South Star Sacred Fist! Risked Your Life For Love That Never Will!! image

    Episode 78

    Shin of the South Star Sacred Fist! Risked Your Life For Love That Never Will!!

  • Rei of the South Star Waterfowl Fist! Was a Man Who Died For His Friends!! image

    Episode 79

    Rei of the South Star Waterfowl Fist! Was a Man Who Died For His Friends!!

  • Yuda of the South Star Crimson Crane Fist! His Beautiful Smile Calls For Tragedy!! image

    Episode 80

    Yuda of the South Star Crimson Crane Fist! His Beautiful Smile Calls For Tragedy!!

  • Shu of the South Star White Heron Fist! The Heaven Only Bestows Cruel Destinies image

    Episode 81

    Shu of the South Star White Heron Fist! The Heaven Only Bestows Cruel Destinies

  • Holy Emperor Souther!! Your Deep Affection Consumes You In Love! image

    Episode 82

    Holy Emperor Souther!! Your Deep Affection Consumes You In Love!

  • Conclusion of Part Four: Raoh Must Die! The Legend Turns to Terror!! image

    Episode 83

    Conclusion of Part Four: Raoh Must Die! The Legend Turns to Terror!!

  • The South Star Strikes Back! The Wind Brigade Protects the Last General of the South Star!! image

    Episode 84

    The South Star Strikes Back! The Wind Brigade Protects the Last General of the South Star!!

  • Preclude to a Deathmatch! The Screams of Hyui of the Wind Echoes in the Heaven!! image

    Episode 85

    Preclude to a Deathmatch! The Screams of Hyui of the Wind Echoes in the Heaven!!

  • The Burning Crimson Brigade! Shuren Is Drenched In Tears of Flame!! image

    Episode 86

    The Burning Crimson Brigade! Shuren Is Drenched In Tears of Flame!!

  • Five Chariot Stars in Danger! Raoh Has Finally Pierced Through the Flames!! image

    Episode 87

    Five Chariot Stars in Danger! Raoh Has Finally Pierced Through the Flames!!

  • The Five Chariot Stars Approach Kenshiro! Who Are You, Fudo?! image

    Episode 88

    The Five Chariot Stars Approach Kenshiro! Who Are You, Fudo?!

  • The Crisis is Near! Destiny Awaits at the Capital of the South Star! image

    Episode 89

    The Crisis is Near! Destiny Awaits at the Capital of the South Star!

  • I Am Juza of the Clouds! I Shall Move with the Flow of Time!! image

    Episode 90

    I Am Juza of the Clouds! I Shall Move with the Flow of Time!!

  • The Clouds Remain! The Masked General is Finally Revealed!! image

    Episode 91

    The Clouds Remain! The Masked General is Finally Revealed!!

  • Juza of the Clouds Resurrects! I Have No Fear for Raoh!! image

    Episode 92

    Juza of the Clouds Resurrects! I Have No Fear for Raoh!!

  • Juza vs Raoh! An End of the Legend of the Invincible!! image

    Episode 93

    Juza vs Raoh! An End of the Legend of the Invincible!!

  • Fudo in Peril!! Hurry, Ken. A Man Must Not Abandon His Friends!! image

    Episode 94

    Fudo in Peril!! Hurry, Ken. A Man Must Not Abandon His Friends!!

  • Treacherous Quicksand! Will the Hand of Salvation Reach Fudo? image

    Episode 95

    Treacherous Quicksand! Will the Hand of Salvation Reach Fudo?

  • Juza Falls! I'll Give My Life to Protect the Woman I Love image

    Episode 96

    Juza Falls! I'll Give My Life to Protect the Woman I Love

  • Farewell Yuria! A Strong Man Will Not Speak of Love, Even in Death!! image

    Episode 97

    Farewell Yuria! A Strong Man Will Not Speak of Love, Even in Death!!

  • The Capital of the South Star Trembles! The Two Brothers of the North Star Finally Arrive!! image

    Episode 98

    The Capital of the South Star Trembles! The Two Brothers of the North Star Finally Arrive!!

  • Sadness of the Five Chariot Stars! Love and Destiny Looms Over the Woman!! image

    Episode 99

    Sadness of the Five Chariot Stars! Love and Destiny Looms Over the Woman!!

  • The Ultimate Secret Technique, Unconscious Transmigration! Raoh, I've Got You Now!! image

    Episode 100

    The Ultimate Secret Technique, Unconscious Transmigration! Raoh, I've Got You Now!!

  • Is It the End of Raoh and His Ambitions? The Heaven Hesitates Once Again!! image

    Episode 101

    Is It the End of Raoh and His Ambitions? The Heaven Hesitates Once Again!!

  • Raoh, the Confused Giant! I Don't Believe in Love!! image

    Episode 102

    Raoh, the Confused Giant! I Don't Believe in Love!!

  • A Challenge From the Devil! Fudo, Be the Demon for Those You Love!! image

    Episode 103

    A Challenge From the Devil! Fudo, Be the Demon for Those You Love!!

  • Fudo, the Gentle Warrior! His Tears Awaken a Fiery Soul!! image

    Episode 104

    Fudo, the Gentle Warrior! His Tears Awaken a Fiery Soul!!

  • Protect the Merciful Mother of the South Star! Even If It's the End of the Five Chariots!! image

    Episode 105

    Protect the Merciful Mother of the South Star! Even If It's the End of the Five Chariots!!

  • Raoh, Shaken by a Nightmare! Yuria, You Are the Only One!! image

    Episode 106

    Raoh, Shaken by a Nightmare! Yuria, You Are the Only One!!

  • Showdown at the North Star Mind and Body Training Ground! No One Can Stop Them Now!! image

    Episode 107

    Showdown at the North Star Mind and Body Training Ground! No One Can Stop Them Now!!

  • Farewell, the Brothers of the North Star! They're Beyond Love and Sorrow!! image

    Episode 108

    Farewell, the Brothers of the North Star! They're Beyond Love and Sorrow!!

  • Conclusion of the Final Chapter - Now Revealed!! The 2000 Year History of the North Star!! image

    Episode 109

    Conclusion of the Final Chapter - Now Revealed!! The 2000 Year History of the North Star!!

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roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Jun 5, 2012
Score 6.5/10

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1nOnlyDBZ's avatar by 1nOnlyDBZ on Nov 14, 2015
Score 9/10

I had seen episodes of this over my friend's house and my opinion of it is that its a great anime.  That is if you like an anime with a lot of blood, guts and violence. Ps . Who here enjoy seeing a Celebrity Death Battle between Superman & Ken? read more

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