Hokuto no Ken Episodes

Alternative Titles:
El Puny de l'estel del nord
Hokuto no Ken (Japanese)
Ken il guerriero (Italian)
Ken le survivant (French)
Ken, the Great Bear Fist
Seikimatsu Kyuseishu Densetsu - Hokuto no Ken (Japanese)
北斗の拳 (Japanese)
Fist of the North Star (English)
Related Anime:
Fist of the North Star 2 (TV) (sequel)
New Fist of the North Star (OAV) (sequel)
Fist of the North Star Movie (alternate retelling)
Hokuto no Ken Raoh Gaiden (Side Story)
Genres: Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi, Shounen
Episodes: 153 Episodes

Status: Finished
Airing Date: Oct 04, 1984

Set in a post-apocalyptic version of Earth sometime near the end of the 20th century, a nuclear war has left the world in ruins, causing the oceans to evaporate and destroy most of the world's vegetation. Most of earth's survivors include villagers who try to thrive on what little resources they have and the numerous vicious gangs and tribes who prey on them. A martial artist named Kenshiro, a man with seven scars on his chest and the chosen successor of the legendary assassin's art Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳?, The Divine Fist of the North Star) has sworn to protect the weak and innocent from the malicious gangsters that threaten their survival. Accompanied by two young children named Bart and Lin, Ken confronts numerous violent gangs through his journey. Eventually Ken faces his adoptive brothers who were also trained in the art of Hokuto Shinken, as well as the six top masters of the Nanto Seiken (南斗聖拳?, The Sacred Fist of the South Star) school. His ultimate adversary is his eldest brother Raoh, a would-be world conqueror who broke the Hokuto Shinken law by refusing to give up the style.

Several years after Ken defeats Raoh, he returns to help his former sidekicks Bart and Lin, now leader of the Hokuto Army, to fight off against the tyranny of the Heavenly Emperor's Army led by the Acting Governor Jakoh. Not long after Jakoh's defeat, Lin is kidnapped and Ken is forced to travel to the Land of Shura (修羅の国, Shura no Kuni?) to rescue her, a land of warriors ruled by Kaioh, who uses the style of Hokuto Ryūken (北斗琉拳?, The North Star Lapis Lazuli Fist), a malicious counterpart to Ken's Hokuto Shinken. After defeating Kaioh and rescuing Lin, Ken wanders off into the desert, continuing his journey.

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