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Review: New Fist of the North Star


Plot Summary: In a post-apocalyptic Earth, the water has become entirely toxic, except for some kept safe in a reservoir. A fortified zone has been created by a man named Sanga, he calls it The Lastland. A group of villagers have discovered safe water, and Sanga wants it. He and his band of killers go to kill everyone and steal it. As they do a mysterious man apperes out of nowhere, instantly killing some of Sanga’s men. His name is Kenshiro, and he can beat any man with his martial art, Hokuto Shin Ken. Sanga will do anything for the water, and Kenshiro will do anything to try and stop him.

I had high hopes for this anime, because it was one the best story lines that I saw in my early days of anime in the early 90s. Fist of the North Star was around when anime was picking up in popularity. It was bloody, raw, and hardcore. It was a legend. So I had high expectations for this three DVD series. It was a 50 minute episode per DVD. The animation was great, they did a combination of drawing and cgi to depect the wasteland and the enviroment. I have to say that this didnt satisfy my expectation for this anime, it had a lot to live up to. I expected a better story line, even though it was just as bloody, and just as much chaos. But I was expecting something on a higher level then what I saw. If your a huge fan of the Fist of the North Star, then watch this anime, but other then that I would pass on it. It wasnt a bad anime at all, but it just didnt do the original Justice!

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork

Rating: r2.5.jpg