In a post-apocalyptic future, gangs of savage thugs prey on the fleeting remnants of civilization, raiding them for food and water in the endless wasteland the world has become. Humankind's only hope for the future may lie in a young girl with an amazing ability and in the only man powerful enough to protect her and punish evil--Ken, the Fist of the North Star!
In the distant future, man has advanced into space and spread to worlds throughout the galaxy. On one such planet, Jerra, a brutal war began between the Jerran army and the Nexram - those who opposed a galactic Earth government. To combat the threat the Jerran army created the MDS - Most Dangerous Soldiers - who possess elite fighting abilities. However, one such soldier, MD Geist, was deemed too ferocious and imprisoned inside an orbiting satellite. Now, in the present, both sides have been decimated and the planet lies in ruins. After his satellite falls to the planet, MD Geist wanders the wasteland once more. And after killing the leader of a powerful gang, Geist finds himself in the company of a woman named Vaiya. Together, the two join with survivors of the Jerran army and set forth on a quest to exterminate Death Force - a doomsday device built by the Jerrans - before it activates.
Post-apocalyptic settings and ultra-violence are central themes to both these animes. Both protagonists are the toughest and most-dangerous (no pun intended) people on a desolate world. If buckets of blood and guts in a post-apocalyptic setting is your cup of tea then these two animes are for you.
Both anime are about muscular men with a penchant for violent solutions venturing the remnants of human society. There's a lot of gore, blood and general violence to be had in both, and both are pretty cheesy and 80's to boot.
Fist of the North Star has a more coherent plot than MD Geist, but neither are exactly a paragon of good storytelling. MD Geist is futuristic while Fist of the North Star has a lowtech feel. Despite this they are very similar in tone and content, and those who want more of this would do well to check out the other one.
Both are about a manly man killing their way through what's left of society in post-apocalyptic wasteland setting. Both are over the top, ridiculously cheesy and distincly 80's in look and feel. Plot wise, Fist of the North Star has a little bit more than MD Geist, but both are still severely lacking in that department. If you enjoy manly men wrecking stuff up, you will enjoy both of these feature length shows.
The Mishima corporation is one of the richest conglomerates on the planet, and its owner, the legendary fighter Heihachi Mishima, is now sponsoring a martial arts competition – whoever can best the other competitors and finally defeat Heihachi himself will be awarded both wealth and the title of King of Iron Fist. But money and fame are not the only factors drawing fighters to the competition, as Heihachi has made many enemies over time – his son Kazuya being one of them.
In both animes you have great heros and (martial art) fighters and the fights (as well as the characters) are really very much overemphasize, which is a thing not everybody likes but if you like such a style, you will probably have fun with both animes.
But note: While Fist of the North Star can be seen as really serious (and in my opinion great) anime with a very deep story and strong characters, you shouldn't take Tekken too serious or expect a great storyline at all... but you should be fine, if you see Tekken just as a piece of entertaining stereotype anime ;-)
Dio is a name that has haunted the Joestar family line for more than 100 years. In his pursuit of power, the vampiric martial artist has put Holly Joestar into a coma, and it is now up to her father Joseph and her son Jotaro to find Dio and restore her. Aided by their friends Polnaref and Abdul, the four warriors each command a powerful Stand -- a projection of their fighting will -- in tune with the cards of the Tarot. But Dio himself is said to possess a powerful and mysterious Stand known only as “The World”. Can Jotaro match Dio’s power with his “Star Platinum” and save his mother?
A lot of Araki's (character designer of Hokuto no Ken) style is influenced by Buronsan's art designs, and is apparent in the way the action is pulled off. Both characters in Jojo and Hokuto no Ken are highly muscular and yet have great speed, agility, and flexibility.
The action is somewhat similar to how martial arts are used by utilizing pressure points, manipulation and throwing 100 violent punches within tenths of seconds.
Both anime involve an adventure where the characters go across the world to stop their enemies, gain new friends, and learn new techniques. This kind of story is a great way to develop characters and their interactions, which contributes to the overall progression of the story. If you liked one, try the other.
The evil Bison has returned with sinister plans to take over the world using Shadow Law, his nefarious crime syndicate! His cyborg goons are searching the globe to take out any martial artist who might stand in Bison's way -- brainwashing and recruiting those who they defeat. But when Ryu manages to kill one of Bison's prime fighters, Bison discovers Ryu's potential and wants it for his own. Now, with the help of allies who are out for revenge, can Ryu defeat this all-powerful fighting machine before Bison enslaves him as well?
Both series are about wandering martial artists with a dark past that eventually catches up with them, both must confront their fears.
Both feature EXCEPTIONAL fight sequences as well...
Time has passed since a comet struck Earth, causing catastrophic damage and decimating the population. After a giant earthquake destroyed the Kanto region of Japan, its citizens were left alone and lawless in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. One man known as the Slum King rose from the ashes and took power of the area, forcing any captured women to become sex slaves and ruling the remaining population with an iron fist. He's rivaled by only one man: Violence Jack, a giant who roams from place to place, protecting the innocent and shedding ample blood in the process. Mari is a young woman who is captured by the Slum King's minions on her way to find her missing boyfriend Ken; though as she's being 'trained' for her new life of servitude, Ken - who is now working for the Slum King - sees the situation and tries to free her. However, he fails, and thus finds himself forced to do the impossible: kill the Slum King's enemy - Violence Jack.
Both anime were made in the 80's, take place in a post-appocalyptic setting, and are very violent and gory. Be warned that Violence Jack contains graphic rape, while the Fist of the North Star movie does not. Still, if you like one, you might like the other.
These are both anime from the era when nudity and gore were quite prevelant in anime. Both of these titles have enough blood and guts to satisfy even the most hardcore gore fan.
This is usually where I'd say neither anime has much in the way of plot, but Fist of the Northstar at least tries to have a plot with some substance, unlike Violence Jack, which is all about the mindless violence. Both these anime have similar post apocalypic settings with main characters that are superpowered death machines, killing or maiming anyone that stands in their way.
Fist of the North Star is a better anime and while it does wallow in the violence it usually stays in the fun spectacle territory, whereas the violence in Violent Jack is quite unpleasant, especially the violence inflicted on women.
If you like blood and guts then try out either of these titles.