Fist of the North Star (Vol. 5)
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Playing out much like a spaghetti western or grindhouse flick, "Fist of the North Star" is rather entertaining in terms of action, violence, and gore. Plenty of heads explode, and superhuman strength and size seems to abound in the future. The story is rather simple, and yet the film leaves the viewers with some questions in the end about certain key characters disappearing or having out-of-nowhere changes of heart. Overall, I'd say this is worth seeing if you like grindhouse type revenge films or martial arts focused Anime, and it's definitely an important film to see for animation fans. I'm not a big fan of this particular style of Anime (I tend to prefer the cleaner looking types with lots of cute, big-eyed girls in short skirts), but this is one of the first Anime features to be a hit in the U.S. (dubbed into English in 1991), making it historically significant to the fan of film and animation.Read more ›
I give it 5 stars because it is a great introduction to the series, and has some of the best episodes of the whole series. I really watch this disc often.
Fist of the Northstar is a violent japanese animated series, which takes place in a postnuclear western setting where only the strongest, and usually most brutal survive.
FOTNS starts with Kenshiro (the true fist of the northstar and main charactor) searching for his love Yulia, and old-friend (and kidnapper of Yulia) Shin. Kenshiro has seven scars making up the constelation of the big dipper on his chest which were given to him when Shin took Yulia away from him. On Kens journey he encounters and befriends two children who accompany him on his travels. They play a major role in the first 4 discs, and really help level out the story and violence with the humanity they bring.
During their travels they run across people (usually struggling farmers)who get bullied, robbed and killed by ruthless bands of super-strong villains who have no mercy (lots of really innocent people get murdered with brutality by motorcycle thugs). Ken usually gets their a moment to late to save some mom, old man, or child, but he always makes the villain die an explosive death. Ken is a Good man and he knows that the only way to stop the violence is to destroy the villains. There are always ranks of bad guys who Kenshiro must punch his way through, so your always waiting for him to get to the next stronger badguy.Read more ›
I just bought and watched this disc. Since about 5/03 I've been buying 1,2,3,and 4 and have watched 1,2,3,at least 3 or 4 times, and 4 twice. I first learned of F.o.t.n.s. the movie like ten years ago looking for a video to watch. I haven't seen it in a few years but from what i remember it ended with Kenshiro fighting hi evil brother Raoh, coming to a conclusion.
Disc 5 starts with Kenshiro finishing off The Fang Clan and ends with him setting off to find the oldest of his three brothers Raoh. On the back of the dvd it says 5 deadly Dvd volumes. The fifth volume ended with no conclusion, ken just sets off to face his mightiest opponent.
it's sort of disapointing buying dvd after dvd (of great entertainment) waiting for Kenshiro to defeat a last opponent, and he doesn't.
If you own no fist of the northstar dvds definitly start with the first volume, definitly, or maybe just the movie. Each dvd ends with no real conclusion so be prepared you will always want the next volume. Volumes 1-3 are my favorites, especially the episodes with "gods army". Disc 4 and 5 of the series , to me, lose steam.Read more ›
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A very good series. I recently got into watching anime an I must say this is a great choice. Voice actors did a great job an the whole post apocalytic theme sets the movie off. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Anime Man
This movie is a cult classic. If you you like brutal fight oriented animation this is the movie that set the bar.Published on August 9, 2009 by Flying Eyeball Guy
Fist of the North Star is the best anime I've ever seen! The animation is amazing for its time and every anime I've seen so far hasn't even come close to the greatness of this... Read morePublished on June 14, 2009 by Cassandra McElfresh
My boyfriend really liked this anime series, so I thought I'd buy it for him for valentines day. The shipping was fast and arrived in great shape.Published on March 27, 2009 by Lily Walker
One of my favorite anime series for sure. It's out of print so I decided to try buying a used one. I'm glad I did because now I can enjoy this series all over again. Read morePublished on December 22, 2008 by J. Lancaster
The reviews for this item are about the LIVE ACTION FILM and not Volume 5 of the TV series Fist Of The North Star derived from the serialized strip and manga of the same name. Read morePublished on September 28, 2005 by Steve Adams
Fist of the North Star is so unbelievably retardation-inducing it's hilarious. In that sense, and that sense alone, it is entertaining. But... Read morePublished on April 17, 2005 by nir085
It's with great pleasure that I review for "Fist Of The North Star".
After writing several number one reviews, I will write a great review for this incredible... Read more
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