Hokuto no ken (Fist of the North Star) Reviews
A movie that is no doubt showing its age by now, but at the time was somewhat cutting edge. Not at all for the weak at heart or even your average anime fan. (otaku) The film made its mark for sure and certainly should not be forgotten. The animation conisists mainly of blocky oversized men and emphasized lightning / energy effects, beyond most people's comprehension. The story fails to explain the extremeness of each charactetrs talents, and the source of their power. As with other anime, alot is left to the viewers imagination and confusing turn of events cause disinterest. If ass kicking animation is your thing, than this should really get your blood pumping. It serves up a heavy dosage of fist to face action and nonstop intensity. The major point of interest in a movie such as this should be the main characters struggle against the odds, but every encouter proves to be too short lived and simplistic to really encourage the viewer to keep watching.Old school and hardcore to the bone.
This attempts to summarize the events of the series. However, several important characters and events from the story are missing. The film goes further than the anime in terms of nsane violence and intense gore. Witness one of the most brutal and mature animations ever created. A tragic tale of human survival, dramatic and powerful. Kung Fu enthusiasts rejoice, for this is your anthem.