Fist of the North Star

The WORST episodes of Fist of the North Star

Every episode of Fist of the North Star ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Fist of the North Star!

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

Last Updated: 5/16/2022Network: Fuji TV
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The Mysterious Bounty Hunter, Ein! Kenshiro's Head is Mine!!
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6.41
32 votes

#1 - The Mysterious Bounty Hunter, Ein! Kenshiro's Head is Mine!!

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/2/1987

After being reunited with Bat and Lin, Kenshiro decides to join their cause, giving the North Star Army a needed boost in morale. A bounty is placed on Kenshiro's head and a man named Ein decides to take the offer.

An Elegy for Ein! Die Bravely Than Live Without Honor!
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7.16
32 votes

#2 - An Elegy for Ein! Die Bravely Than Live Without Honor!

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/11/1987

Ein in Danger! Hands of Evil Reach for His Love!!
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7.19
32 votes

#3 - Ein in Danger! Hands of Evil Reach for His Love!!

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/14/1987

After Ein decides to switch sides and join the North Star Army, his former recruiter Beron decides to take revenge by kidnapping his "little lady", Asuka.

Falco, the Brave General of the Source Star! There Lies the Shadow of Raoh...
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7.21
33 votes

#4 - Falco, the Brave General of the Source Star! There Lies the Shadow of Raoh...

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/28/1987

As Kenshiro and the North Star Army approaches the Imperial Capital, Shoki of the Red Light decides to revolt against the Viceroy Jakoh, who is holding the Celestial Emperor hostage and forcing Falco to do his evil bidding.

Rage of the Celestial Emperor! Falco, Obliterate the North Star from Earth!!
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7.24
33 votes

#5 - Rage of the Celestial Emperor! Falco, Obliterate the North Star from Earth!!

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/23/1987

While attempting to catch up with Bat and Lin, Kenshiro is confronted by Shoki of the Red Light, a man who once helped Kenshiro in the past, while Bat and Lin lead a desperate battle against the Golden General Falco, the strongest of the Gento warriors.

The Emperor's Cries Echoes Through the Imperial Capital. Falco, Where Have You Gone?
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7.24
33 votes

#6 - The Emperor's Cries Echoes Through the Imperial Capital. Falco, Where Have You Gone?

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/4/1987

Kenshiro confronts the renegade Gento warrior Boltz of the Blue Light, while Falco hands out a detonator to his lover Myu, which is triggered to destroy the foundation of the Imperial Capital, in case he loses to Kenshiro.

The Celestial Emperor is Finally Revealed!
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7.24
33 votes

#7 - The Celestial Emperor is Finally Revealed!

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/11/1987

Lin enters the Imperial Capital along with Bat and Lin, sensing that the Celestial Emperor is calling out for her, while Kenshiro and Falco begins their battle.

The Past is Gone. The Dawn of the New Age!!
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7.25
32 votes

#8 - The Past is Gone. The Dawn of the New Age!!

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/12/1987

Years has passed since Kenshiro disappeared following his final battle with Raoh and in the years since he's been gone, the Army of the Celestial Emperor has began to expand their territory through threat and oppression. Bat and Lin, Kenshiro's former companions, are now grown up and are leading a resistance movement known as the North Star Army.

The Wrath of the South Star! The Illustrious Harn Brothers!
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7.26
31 votes

#9 - The Wrath of the South Star! The Illustrious Harn Brothers!

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/7/1987

Just when Falco is about to execute Lin in front of her supporters, Falco is challenged to combat by the Harn Brothers, Haz and Gil, who are seeking revenge against Falco for killing most of the Nanto Seiken masters, while Ein tries to lure Kenshiro to his traps.

When Will He Awaken?!
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7.27
33 votes

#10 - When Will He Awaken?!

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/19/1987

A mysterious drifter wanders into a town where the remnants of the Red Dragon Party, a resistance movement that once opposed the Celestial Emperor's army in the past.

Another Art of Assassination! The Imperial Fist of the Source Star is the Name!!
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7.31
32 votes

#11 - Another Art of Assassination! The Imperial Fist of the Source Star is the Name!!

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/9/1987

As the North Star Army begins to liberate another one of the Celestial Emperor's areas, Kenshiro is forced to return to Mamiya's village to confront Solia of the Purple Light, a master of Gento Kōken who has been ordered to annihilate anyone associated with the Hokuto and Nanto schools.

The Ordeal Never Ends! Kenshiro Crosses the Ocean!!
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7.33
36 votes

#12 - The Ordeal Never Ends! Kenshiro Crosses the Ocean!!

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/16/1987

The Fall of the Imperial Capital! Jakoh, You Can Dream in Hell!!
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7.35
34 votes

#13 - The Fall of the Imperial Capital! Jakoh, You Can Dream in Hell!!

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/9/1987

Lin and her group manage to escape from Jakoh's underground dungeon, but at the expense of Ein's life. With the Celestial Empress Lui now free, Jakoh loses his hold on Falco and begins to flee for his life.

The Savior Comes From the North!!
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7.50
34 votes

#14 - The Savior Comes From the North!!

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/26/1987

An innocent woman is mistaken for Lin and is sentenced for public execution by General Bask in an attempt to demoralize the North Star Army. The real Bat and Lin attempt to risk their lives until a familiar face arrives to intervene.

Good or Evil? The Mysterious North Star Lapis Lazuli Fist Appears!!
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7.60
5 votes

#15 - Good or Evil? The Mysterious North Star Lapis Lazuli Fist Appears!!

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/30/1987

Love is Preached in the Century's End! Her Name is Leia!!
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7.60
5 votes

#16 - Love is Preached in the Century's End! Her Name is Leia!!

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/13/1987

Villains! Shall We Have a Countdown to Death?
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7.87
107 votes

#17 - Villains! Shall We Have a Countdown to Death?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/22/1984

The members of God's Army conduct a full-scale search of the oasis for Kenshiro. When the search team begins to execute random villagers to lure him, Ken allows himself to be captured in order to infiltrate their training facility. There, he faces against the army's drill instructor, the Mad Sarge.

Strike the Hidden Power Point! No Requiem for the Wicked!
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7.88
104 votes

#18 - Strike the Hidden Power Point! No Requiem for the Wicked!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/1984

Ken penetrates the headquarters of God's Army and confronts their leader, the Colonel, a deluded follower of Shin who has mastered the art of Nanto Muonken.

Search Order From Satan. Find the Man With the Seven Scars!
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7.92
107 votes

#19 - Search Order From Satan. Find the Man With the Seven Scars!

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/15/1984

Ken and his friends arrive at an oasis under the surveillance of God's Army, a fanatical military group composed of former special forces members. Ken becomes a target for this group after Ken kills one of the security officers in battle.

Kenshiro on the Execution Stand! The Heavens Unleash the God of the Sea!!
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8.00
4 votes

#20 - Kenshiro on the Execution Stand! The Heavens Unleash the God of the Sea!!

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/29/1987

The North Star’s 2000 Years of Tragedy! I Can Hear Ken-Oh’s Footsteps!
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8.05
63 votes

#21 - The North Star’s 2000 Years of Tragedy! I Can Hear Ken-Oh’s Footsteps!

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/22/1985

While awaiting for Ken's return, Bat and Rin reminisce of their adventures with Ken and the people they met up until this point. Ken-Oh's Royal Guards arrive at Cassandra to regain their hold of the prisoners' morale.

Villains! Say Your Prayers Before You Die!
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8.17
77 votes

#22 - Villains! Say Your Prayers Before You Die!

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/6/1984

Ken and his friends visit a village where young men and women are offered as slaves to Madam Patra, a local sorceress who controls the village's water supply.

Love on the Battlefield! Must This Age Tear Love Apart!?
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8.24
62 votes

#23 - Love on the Battlefield! Must This Age Tear Love Apart!?

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/30/1986

When a young member of Shu's resistance is killed, Ken must protect the fallen rebel's fiancee from Garzus, one of Souther's men.

Battle Makes a Man! The Gates of Confrontation Have Opened!
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8.25
69 votes

#24 - Battle Makes a Man! The Gates of Confrontation Have Opened!

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/14/1985

Shin gathers his entire army for a meeting as he officially declares war against Kenshiro. Barcom, the General of King's army, tells his men how Ken defeated some of Shin's best fighters. Meanwhile, Yuria recounts to Saki how she came to be Shin's captive and his rise to power.

Shu of the South Star White Heron Fist! The Heavens Only Bestow Cruel Destinies!
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8.28
58 votes

#25 - Shu of the South Star White Heron Fist! The Heavens Only Bestow Cruel Destinies!

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 7/24/1986

Ken remembers Shu, a selfless man whose encounter with a young Kenshiro led him to his destiny.

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