Fist of the North Star

Alt title: Hokuto no Ken

Vol: 27; Ch: 245
1983 - 1989
4.36 out of 5 from 529 votes
Rank #810
Fist of the North Star

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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FSM Feb 9, 2015
Score 9/10

A grand father, and one of the most influential battle shounen manga, Hokuto no Ken is a glorious blend of over-the-top action, finest manliness and surprisingly serious and compelling story telling, with one of the most complex shounen villains ever.
The art is fantastic and as manga progressed with years, became easily on par with best modern examples.

While a must for any retro manga fans, it... read more

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