The BEST Episodes of Fist of the North Star
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2020
Network: Fuji TV
Kenshiro is the sole heir of the deadly 2000 year old martial art, Hokuto Shinken. He is on a quest for vengeance after being betrayed by a former friend, Shin, who mutilates Ken's body and steals his girlfriend Julia. Bandits and rival martial artists await him in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Known as 北斗の拳 (Hokuto No Ken) in Japan, Ken le Survivant in France and Quebec and Ken il Guerriero in Italy. First Opening song: Ai o Torimodose Second Opening song: Tough Boy Closing song: Love Song
#1 - The South Star Strikes Back! The Wind Brigade Protects the Last General of the South Star!!
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 14, 1986
While infiltrating one of Ken-oh's enlistment groups, Kenshiro confronts Glen the Killer Machine, a man raised to be a fighting machine. After Ken defeats Glen, Glen renounces his evil ways only to be betrayed by his master David, who has his men to kill Glen. David and his men flee from Ken, only to be slaughtered by Hyui and his Wind Brigade, who then challenges Ken to a sparring match.
#2 - The Final Episode: Farewell, Kenshiro! Farewell, the Divine Fist of the North Star!!
Season 6 - Episode 30 - Aired Feb 18, 1988
#3 - Holy Emperor Souther! Your Deep Affection Consumes You In Love!!
Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Jul 31, 1986
Ken remembers Souther, the strongest of the Nanto Seiken masters.
#4 - Yuda Of The South Star Six Sacred Fists! I'm The Most Beautiful!!
Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Nov 21, 1985
Ken and Rei learn that Mamiya was once kidnapped by a man named Yuda, who also murdered her parents. Rei reveals that Yuda is in fact, one of the Six Sacred Fists of Nanto along with Rei himself and the already deceased Shin. Ken and Rei head to Yuda's castle to confront him, but they only find his lieutenant Dagarl, who tells that Yuda has gone to the village of Blue Town.
#5 - The Tyrant Hyoh and His Sorrowful Aide! Who Will Stop Him Now?!
Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 3, 1987
#6 - The North Star on the Brink of Death! Kaioh Reaches Out for the Celestial Emperor!!
Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Dec 17, 1987
#7 - The Death Omen Star Looms! Rei! How Cruel Time Passes By!!
Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired Nov 28, 1985
Ken and Rei arrive at Blue Town assist a young group of rebels seeking to rescue their female friends and family from Yuda. However, the "Yuda" at Blue Town is actually a decoy. The real Yuda is revealed to had been hiding in his castle all along.
#8 - The Legend of the Savior of Asura! His Name is Raoh!!
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 27, 1987
#9 - Rock, The Hero on Horseback! I Don't Believe in Kenshiro!!
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 17, 1987
#10 - Rock's Message of Death! Kenshiro, Hang on to Your Friend's Life!!
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 1, 1987
#11 - Announcing the Creator of the New Century! My Name is Demon Kaioh!!
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 8, 1987
#12 - The Seal of the Devil! 2000 Year Tragedy of the North Star is Revealed
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 15, 1987
#13 - Kaioh's Declaration of Victory! The Phantom of the North Star Attacks!!
Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 5, 1987
#14 - Kenshiro's Challenge! Never Be Defeated Twice!!
Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 26, 1987
#15 - Kaioh's Disgraceful Past! The Heaven Recreate's Lin's Destiny!!
Season 6 - Episode 27 - Aired Jan 28, 1988
#16 - The Final Chapter: The Last Three Episodes! Here is the 2,000 Year-old History of the Main Family of the North Star!!
Season 6 - Episode 28 - Aired Feb 4, 1988
#17 - Prologue to the Final Episode! A Third Man Appears to Determine Lin's Fate!!
Season 6 - Episode 29 - Aired Feb 11, 1988
#18 - God or Devil!? The Mightiest Man Appears in Hell.
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 11, 1984
After a long time wandering in the desert, Ken is taken prisoner while wandering into a village looking for water. There, he shares a cell with a young thief named Bato (Bart), and befriends his cell guard, an orphaned girl named Rin (Lynn). Shortly afterwards, a biker gang attacks the village and their leader Zeed takes Rin hostage. Ken breaks out of his cell and defeats Zeed, rescuing Rin. Ken leaves the village with Bato following him, while Rin stays behind.
#19 - The Deadly Fist of Lingering Regret! The Future is Sighted in the Barren Desert!
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 18, 1984
Ken rescues an old man named Smith from Spade, a member of the Four Jacks working for the King organization. The old man seeks to deliver a bag of rice seeds to his village, hoping to harvest them for the future. Ken and Bato take Smith to his village, unaware that Spade and his men are following them. Spade, who lost his eye during his initial encounter with Ken, attacks the village and kills Smith in retaliation. Unable to rescue Smith, an angry Ken kills Spade with a technique that makes their victim feel remorse before dying. After the battle, Ken plants Smith's seed over his grave.