The BEST Episodes of Fist of the North Star
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2021
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 Final Episode: Farewell, Kenshiro! Farewell, the Divine Fist of the North Star!!
Season 6 - Episode 30 - Aired Feb 18, 1988
#2 - 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.
#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 - The Legend of the Savior of Asura! His Name is Raoh!!
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 27, 1987
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.