Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳 Hokuto no Ken) is a Japanese animated film and theatrical adaptation of the manga and anime of the same name. It was produced by Toei Animation and released theatrically in 1986.
The film adapts the storyline of the manga from the beginning of the series up until Kenshiro's first match with his rival and elder brother Raoh, with many liberties taken with the order of events and how the story unfolds (including the roles of several characters). However, the film retains the more violent content of the original manga, which the television series lacked.
The English dub of the movie was produced by Carl Macek for Streamline Pictures and was given a very brief theatrical run in 1990. The English script, written by Tom Wyner, is not a direct translation of the Japanese original, resulting in drastic plot differences between the two versions (such as the explanation for Airi's blindness and the cause of Shin's death). The theatrical ending was used for this version and the end credits theme, "Purple Eyes", is played without vocals.
|Kenshiro||Akira Kamiya||John Vickery|
|Julia||Yuriko Yamamoto||Melodee Spevack|
|Roah||Kenji Utsumi||Wally Burr|
|Jagi||Chikao Ōtsuka||Daniel Woren|
|Shin||Toshio Furukawa||Michael McConnohie|
|Rei||Kaneto Shiozawa||Gregory Snegoff|
|Lynn||Tomiko Suzuki||Holly Sidell|
|Bat||Teiyū Ichiryūsai||Tony Oliver|
|Airi||Arisa Andō||Barbara Goodson|
|Ryuken||Junji Chiba||Jeff Corey|
|Zeed||Hidekatsu Shibata||Michael Forest|
|Heart||Junpei Takiguchi||Dave Mallow|
|Fox||Takeshi Aono||Tom Wyner|
|Jackal||Hiroshi Ōtake||Carl Macek|
|Uighur||Daisuke Gōri||Gregory Snegoff|
|Boss Fang||Takeshi Watabe||James Avery|
|Galf||Jōji Yanami||Tom Wyner|
|Elder Ukoku||Kōhei Miyauchi||Steve Bulen|
|Colonel||Kōji Yada||Dave Mallow|
|Narration||Tarō Ishida||Jeff Corey|
- Steve Bulen
- Wally Burr
- Michael Forest
- Barbara Goodson
- Dave Mallow
- Lisa Michelson
- Doug Stone
- Kirk Thornton
- Michael Forest is miscredited as Jackal, who is played by Carl Macek. Macek is also miscredited as Fox.
|Streamline Pictures||1991||NTSC||United States|