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Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳 Hokuto no Ken, literally Fist of the Big Dipper) is a Japanese animated series based on the manga written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara.


In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the remaining food and water supply. Kenshiro, successor to an ancient, deadly martial artist known as Hokuto Shinken (Fist of the North Star), wanders the wasteland with seven scars in the shape of the Big Dipper on his chest. His infamous style uses the body's hidden 708 pressure points to destroy opponents from within and allows practitioners to unleash 100% of their humanly strength. Accompanied by a young thief and an orphan girl, this messiah brings justice to this lawless world with the strongest fist in the world.

Dubbing History

The show was first dubbed in 1999 by Animaze for Manga Entertainment. Manga released the dub on VHS before stopping after 8 tapes covering 24 episodes. The other 12 dubbed episodes would air on Showtime Beyond in the US, and released on DVD across 6 Volumes.

The dub goes no further than Episode 36. Why it wasn't completed is unclear, though it seems Manga only licensed 36 episodes as a starting point and the home video sales likely didn't justify the cost of licensing further episodes.

In 2009, an alternate dub of the series was produced by William Winkler Productions in the form of various compilation films.


Image Character Seiyū Voice Actor
Kenshiro.jpg Kenshiro Akira Kamiya Lex Lang
Bat-fotns.jpg Bart (Bat) Teiyū Ichiryūsai Gary Dubin
Lin-fotns.png Lynn Tomiko Suzuki Sandy Fox
Raoh-fotns.jpg Raoh Kenji Utsumi John Snyder
Toki-fotns.jpg Toki Takaya Hashi Kirk Thornton
Jagi-fotns.png Jagi Kōji Totani Peter Lurie
Ryuken-fotns.jpg Ryuken Junji Chiba Simon Prescott
Shin-fotns.jpg Shin Toshio Furukawa Steve Blum
Rei-fotns.jpg Rei Kaneto Shiozawa Daran Norris
Julia-fotns.jpg Julia Yuriko Yamamoto Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Mamiya-fotns.png Mamiya Toshiko Fujita
Airi-fotns.png Airi Arisa Andō Dorothy Elias-Fahn
Zeed-fotns.jpg Zeed Eiji Kanie Joe Romersa
Spade-fotns.jpg Spade Tesshō Genda Kirk Thornton
Diamond-fotns.jpg Diamond Daisuke Gōri Peter Spellos
Club-fotns.jpg Club Kōji Totani R. Martin Klein
Heart-fotns.jpg Heart Shōzō Iizuka Joe Romersa
Joker-fotns.jpg Joker Shigeru Chiba Richard Cansino
Balcom-fotns.jpg General Balcom Seizō Katō Beau Billingslea
Sarge-fotns.jpg Mad Sarge Yasuo Tanaka Jamieson Price
Colonel-fotns.jpg Colonel Kōji Yada Barry Stigler
Jackal-fotns.jpg Jackal Masayuki Katō Tom Wyner
Fox-fotns.jpg Fox Kōji Totani Jack Hammer
Boss-fang-fotns.jpg Boss Fang Takeshi Watabe Simon Prescott
Amiba-fotns.jpg Amiba Takaya Hashi Kirk Thornton
Narration Shigeru Chiba Jonathan David Cook
(eps 1-27)
Tom Wyner (eps 28-36)

Additional Voices



Date(s) Channel Country
2002 Showtime Beyond United States United States
2002 Sci-Fi Channel United Kingdom United Kingdom

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Manga Entertainment 1999-2000 VHS.jpg Episodes 1-24 NTSC United States United States
8 Volumes
2003 DVD.jpg Episodes 1-36 1
6 Volumes
Discotek Media 2010-2011 The Complete Series*
3 Volumes
2014 The Complete Series*
21 Discs
2017 Bluray fontlogo 3.jpg The Complete Series* A
3 Discs

*Includes the undubbed episodes with subtitles.

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