Fist of the North Star (movie)

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Alternative title:
El Puño de la Estrella del Norte (Spanish) 
Ken il guerriero: il film (Italian) 
Ken le survivant - Le film (French) 
Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken (Japanese) 
Кулак Северной Звезды - Фильм (Russian) 
世紀末救世主伝説 北斗の拳 (Japanese) 
Genres: action , science fiction 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: In an alternate future, the earth has been turned into a wasteland after a nuclear holocaust occured. Mankind is forced to start all over again as the economy and technology has become limited. The weak and the starved are hopeless against the strong. However the fate of mankind has been altered when a savior has appeared to wipe out those who harm the weak and helpless. That savior can only be recognized by his north star constellation scar on his chest. 
User Ratings: 487 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 40 votes (sub:25, dub:13, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Excellent: 50 votes (dub:25, sub:21, ?:2, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 80 votes (sub:41, dub:34, ?:2, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
 Good: 112 votes (sub:62, dub:42, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
1 Spanish dubbed
 Decent: 77 votes (dub:38, sub:37, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 So-so: 34 votes (sub:17, dub:13, edit.dub:3, ?:1)
 Not really good: 30 votes (sub:15, dub:10, edit.dub:2, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Weak: 32 votes (dub:15, sub:13, ?:1, others:3
1 Korean dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 Bad: 17 votes (dub:10, sub:5, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Worst ever: 8 votes (sub:6, ?:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1087 users, rank: #1002 (of 6233)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.495 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.3016, rank: #3613 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 6.433 (Decent+), rank: #3709 (of 6228) (seen all: 6.46 / seen some: 7.55 / won't finish: 3.49)
Bayesian estimate: 6.462 (Decent+), rank: #3344 (of 4685)
Running time: 110 minutes 
Vintage: 1986 
Premiere date:
1986-03-08 (Japan) 
Ending Theme:
"Purple Eyes" by the Kodomo Band 
Insert song:
"Heart of Madness" by Kodomo Band 
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 2
The original Japanese theatrical release included a few seconds of even more violence and gore not found on any VHS, LD or DVD release. Unfortunatlely, that footage was lost in a studio fire. 
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DVD (Region 1)
    Fist of the North Star Movie (DVD) 2009-05-19 (from $18.54)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Toyoo Ashida 
Screenplay: Susumu Takaku 
Original Manga:
Tetsuo Hara 
Character Design: Masami Suda 
Art Director:
Motoyuki Tanaka 
Shiko Tanaka 
Animation Director: Masami Suda 
Executive producer: Chiaki Imada 

Art Coordinator:
Reiko Kitayama 
Take Torimoto 
Art Direction Supervisor: Yuji Ikeda 
Assistant Art Director: Hajimi Ebikawa 
Assistant Director:
Atsutoshi Umezawa 
Masahiro Hosoda 
Audio Director:
Hideyuki Tanaka 
Kanji Fukunaga 
Cinematography: Tamio Hosoda 
Film Editing: Massaki Hanai 
In-Between Animation: Junichi Hayama 
Theme Song Performance: Tsuyoshi Ujiki 
Akira Kamiya as Kenshiro 
Kenji Utsumi as Ken-Oh (Raoh) 
Toshio Furukawa as Shin 
Yuriko Yamamoto as Yuria 

Arisa Andou as Airi 
Chikao Ohtsuka as Jagi 
Kaneto Shiozawa as Rei 
Mie Suzuki as Bat (Bart) 
Tomiko Suzuki as Rin (Lynn) 

Banjou Ginga as Z Punk w/ seeds 
Daisuke Gouri as Uighur 
Hidekatsu Shibata as Zeed 
Hiroshi Ohtake as Jackal 
Jouji Yanami as Galf 
Junji Chiba as Ryuken 
Junpei Takiguchi as Heart 
Kôhei Miyauchi as Old Man 
Kouji Yada as Colonel 
Reiko Suzuki as Old Woman 
Shigeru Chiba as
Thug w/ saw in head 
Takeshi Aono as Fox 
Takeshi Watabe as Kiba Daio (Fang King) 
Tarô Ishida as Narrator 
Youko Kawanami as Dying Woman 
Yusaku Yara as Jujiken Nunchaku man 

Japanese companies
Studio Live 
Toei Animation 
English cast
English staff
Director: Carl Macek 
Producer: Carl Macek 

Dialogue Editing: Tom Wyner 
Post Production Associate: Tom Merchant 
Screenplay adaptation: Carl Macek 
John Vickery as Ken 
Melodee M. Spevack as Julia 
Michael McConnohie as Shin 
Wally Burr as Raoh 

Dan Woren as Jagi 
Gregory Snegoff as Rei 
Holly Sidell as Lynn 
Tony Oliver as Bat 

Barbara Goodson as Alei 
Carl Macek as Fox 
Dave Mallow as
Guard Captain 
Doug Stone as Torture Victim 
Edie Mirman as Screamer 
Gregory Snegoff as Uygle 
James Avery as Fang 
Jeff Corey as
Kirk Thornton as Head Banger 
Lisa Michaelson as Dying Woman 
Michael Forest as Jackel 
Mike Forrest as Jackel 
Steve Bulen as Wise Man 
Tom Wyner as Thugmeister 
Wendee Lee as Pillage Victim 
English companies
ADR Production: Streamline Pictures 
Distributor: Eastern Star 
DVD Distribution: Image Entertainment (License Expired) 
Licensed by:
Discotek Media 
Streamline Pictures (License Expired) 
Recording Studio: Wally Burr Recording 
French staff
French cast
Daniel Russo as Shin 
Philippe Ogouz as Ken 

Patrick Messe as Rei 

Daniel Russo as
Mr Heart 
Mr Uyghur 
Jean-François Kopf as
Colonel Golan 
Luc Florian as
Patrick Messe as Zayde 
Philippe Ogouz as
le pâtriarche 
Sophie Gormezzano as Julia, Iriée 
Virginie Méry as

French companies
ADR Production: SOFI 
Ciné FX 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
José Antequera as Raoh (Catalan dub) 
Juan Antonio Bernal as Shin (Spain dub) 
Miguel Ángel Jenner as Raoh (Spain dub) 
Neus Sendra as Julia (Catalan dub) 
Oriol Rafel as Kenshirô (Spain dub) 
Pep Ribas as Shin (Catalan dub) 
Ramon Canals as Kenshirô (Catalan dub) 

Albert Trifol Segarra as Bart (Spain dub) 
Domenech Farell as Jagi (Catalan dub) 
Elisabet Bargalló as Bart (Catalan dub) 
Javier Viñas as Jagi (Spain dub) 
Núria Trifol as Lynn (Catalan dub)  (Spain dub) 
Oriol Rafel as Rei (Catalan dub) 

Alberto Trifol as In-off voice (Spain dub) 
Alex Messeguer as Uighur (Catalan dub) 
Amadeu Aguado as Fox (Catalan dub) 
Ignasi Abadal as Narrador (Catalan dub) 
Jesús Díez as Ryûken (Catalan dub) 
Joaquim Sota as
Jackal (Catalan dub) 
Zeed (Catalan dub) 
Jordi Vila as
Coronel (Catalan dub) 
Heart (Catalan dub) 
Josep María Zamora as Kiba Daiô (Catalan dub) 
Spanish companies
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya) 
TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya) 
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Bruno Cattaneo 

Dialogues: Fabrizio Mazzotta 
Ludovica Marineo as Julia 
Massimo Milazzo as Shin 
Sergio Luzi as Ken 

Francesco Caruso as Raul 
Gabriele Carrara as Rei 
Graziella Polesinanti as Bart bambino 
Toni Orlandi as Jagy 

F. Cardelli as Narrator 
Ludovica Marineo as Lynn 
Marcello Mandò as
Massimo Milazzo as Ryuken 
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga 
Distributor: Yamato Video 
Publisher: Granata Press 
German staff
German cast
Daniel Werner as Ken 
Volker Wolf as Shin 

Axel Ludwig as Yagi 
Corinna Dörenkamp as Lynn 
Norman Matt as Bat 

Heinz Ostermann as Ryuken 
Ilya Welter as Airi 
Jürg Löw as Raoh 
Reinhard Schulat as Heart 
Thomas Lang as Narrator 

German companies
Polygram Germany 
Dubbing: Splendit Synchron 
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Distributor: Ozon Media 
Swedish cast
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