Fist of the North Star: The Movie
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The world is on the verge of complete destruction! The only hope left for mankind is to find a hero worthy of becoming the next Fist of the North Star. Powerful animation and a provocative story distinguish this science fiction epic. Contains extreme violence.
One of the first anime features, Fist of the North Star was based on a popular manga series set in the not-too-distant future, when Earth has been devastated by a nuclear holocaust. The scattered survivors huddle in ruined cities, awaiting an enlightened warrior-hero worthy of the title of "Fist of the North Star," who will start the planet on the path to recovery. That mythic hero arrives in the person O, who looks like a caricature of Sylvester Stallone drawn for an American Saturday morning cartoon show. The relatively simple story is burdened with many subplots involving evil brothers, betrayals, kidnappings, and murders, all needing endless expository scenes. Director Toyoa Ashida borrows shamelessly from the Rambo and Mad Max films, along with Frank Frazetta's illustrations. Fist of the North probably ranks as the most violent film in animation history, but after the fourth or fifth head explodes in gobbets of red paint, the effect becomes unintentionally comic. --Charles Solomon
- Contains scenes of extreme violence; not recommended for children
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Ken wanders the land to bring peace to the violent world, as a chosen savior. In the beginning, Shin and Jagi (his best friend, and younger brother) betray Kenshiro, and leave him for dead. He is awoken from the depths of hell, and comes back stronger then ever, and not only brings peace to the lands he comes across, but brings honor back to his sacred martial arts style.
Visually this movie is very impressive with lots of fighting, blood, and gore. Do not watch if you are meek. It is extremely violent. The music also compliments this movie, and is done very well.
Unfortunately, the movie leaves you with more questions in the end, like what happened to Julia? If you want to know, you need to watch the complete TV series, and that includes Volume 4.
Highly recommend this, to thumbs way up! I absolutely love this anime classic!
Overall, this is a huge upgrade over the DVD transfer. This is a must get for fans period
This movie is really a niche movie and is not for everyone, but it is a classic. If you are a fan of old anime then you should definitely see this at least once,
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