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Fist of the North Star (movie)

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Alternative title:
El Puño de la Estrella del Norte (Spanish)
Fist of the North Star The Movie: The Legend of the Coming Century's Saviour
Gekijō-ban Seikimatsu Kyūseishu densetsu Hokuto no Ken (Japanese)
Ken il guerriero: il film (Italian)
Ken le survivant - Le film (French)
Кулак Северной Звезды - Фильм (Russian)
劇場版 世紀末救世主伝説 北斗の拳 (Japanese)
북두의 권: 세기말 구세주 전설 (Korean)
Themes: revenge
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: It is the near future, where the world has been ravaged by a nuclear war and civilization is defined only by survival. Kenshiro is betrayed by Shin, who takes his girlfriend Yuria as his possession, and left for dead by his treacherous brother Jagi, while his elder brother Raoh kills their master Ryuken on his quest to conquer the lands. One year later, upon hearing the silent cries of Lin, Kenshiro reemerges from the shadows to exact his revenge on Jagi and Shin, and battle Raoh to claim his rightful title of Fist of the North Star.
User Ratings: 540 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 45 votes (sub:30, dub:13, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Excellent: 60 votes (dub:28, sub:27, ?:2, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
 Very good: 95 votes (sub:52, dub:38, ?:2, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 119 votes (sub:67, dub:44, edit.dub:1, raw:1, ?:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
 Decent: 83 votes (sub:40, dub:40, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 So-so: 37 votes (sub:18, dub:15, edit.dub:3, ?:1)
 Not really good: 34 votes (sub:18, dub:11, 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: 18 votes (dub:11, sub:5, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Worst ever: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:2, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1174 users, rank: #1041 (of 9599)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.557 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.3075, rank: #5535 (of 9723)
Weighted mean: 6.482 (Decent+), rank: #5707 (of 9723) (seen all: 6.51 / seen some: 7.49 / won't finish: 3.64)
Bayesian estimate: 6.508 (Good−), rank: #5201 (of 7298)
Running time: 110 minutes
Vintage: 1986
Premiere date:
1986-03-08 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 9
Ending Theme:
"Purple Eyes" by the Kodomo Band
Insert song:
"Heart of Madness" by Kodomo Band
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 2
Alternate retelling of the TV series, with character and plot elements rearranged from the manga's first 75 chapters. Unlike the TV series, the film retains the manga's violence and gore.
An alternate ending was animated for the VHS release in Japan in 1988. Instead of Raoh preparing to kill an unconscious Kenshiro, the scene has both combatants still standing before Lin stops the fight. This scene, as well as some of the film's graphic death scenes, were not remastered for the 2008 Japan DVD release.
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Fist of the North Star - The Movie (Blu-ray) 2018-05-29 (from $25.05)
DVD (Region 1)
    Fist of the North Star - The Movie (DVD) 2009-05-19
    Fist of the North Star (Dub.DVD) 1998-11-17 (from $42.95)
    Fist of the North Star [Dub] (LD) 1991-11-27

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

Art Direction Supervisor: Yūji Ikeda
Assistant Art Director: Kazuo Ebisawa
Bassist: Seiji Katsu
Cinematography: Tamio Hosoda
Editing: Masaaki Hanai
Editing Assistant: Shigeru Nishiyama
Negative Editing: Mari Kishi
Production manager: Matsuji Kishimoto
Recording: Tanekichi Imaseki
Recording Assistant: Kimitaka Kawasaki
Sound Effects:
Hironori Ono (E&M)
Michihiro Itō (E&M)
Technical Assistant: Mikio Mori
Theme Song Arrangement: Tsuyoshi Ujiki
Theme Song Composition: Tsuyoshi Ujiki
Theme Song Lyrics: Tsuyoshi Ujiki
Theme Song Performance: Tsuyoshi Ujiki
Akira Kamiya as Kenshirō

Arisa Andou as Airi
Chikao Ohtsuka as Jagi
Kenji Utsumi as Raoh (Ken-Oh)
Mie Suzuki as Bat
Tomiko Suzuki as Lin
Toshio Furukawa as Shin
Yuriko Yamamoto as Yuria

Banjō Ginga as Z Punk w/ seeds
Daisuke Gouri as Uighur
Hiroshi Ohtake as Jackal
Jouji Yanami as Galf
Junji Chiba as Ryūken
Junpei Takiguchi as Heart
Kōhei Miyauchi as Old Man
Kōji Yada as Colonel
Reiko Suzuki as Old Woman
Shigeru Chiba as Kubaru (saw-head man)
Takeshi Aono as Fox
Takeshi Watabe as Kiba Daiō (Fang King)
Tarō Ishida as Narrator
Yōko Kawanami as Dying Woman
Yūsaku Yara as Jūjiken Nunchaku man

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Carl Macek
Carl Macek
Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)

Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis
Dialogue Editing: Tom Wyner
Editing: Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Marketing: Svea Macek
Menu Design: Gary Swarer (Discotek Blu-ray)
Packaging Design: Gary Swarer (Discotek Blu-ray)
Post Production Associate: Tom Merchant
Post-Production Coordinator: Jerry Beck
Promotion: Svea Macek
Publicity: Fred Patten
Screenplay adaptation: Carl Macek
Sound Editing: Thomas Chan
Special Thanks To: Russell Smith (Discotek Blu-ray)
Subtitle Proofing: Logan Rebholz (Discotek Blu-ray)
Testing: Caesar Lopez (Discotek Blu-ray)
John Vickery as Ken
Wally Burr as Raoh

Dan Woren as Jagi
Holly Sidell as Lynn
Tony Oliver as Bat

Barbara Goodson as Alei
Carl Macek as Fox 
Catherine Battistone as Old Woman
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
Steve Bulen as
Nunchaku Thug
Wise Man
Tom Wyner as Thugmeister 
Wendee Lee as Pillage Victim
English companies
ADR Production: Streamline Pictures
DVD Distribution: Image Entertainment (License Expired)
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2008)
Streamline Pictures (License Expired)
Recording Studio: Wally Burr Recording
French cast
French staff

Daniel Russo as Shin
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
Executive producer: Luis de Val

Screen Inserts: Alberto Trifol (Spain dub)
José Antequera as Raoh (Catalan dub)
Juan Antonio Bernal as Shin (Spain dub)
Mercedes Domingo as Julia (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)

Alex Meseguer 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)
Oriol de Balle as Vàndal (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Spain dub; Catalan dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Bruno Cattaneo

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

Graziella Polesinanti as Bart bambino 
Marcello Mandò as Jagi
Toni Orlandi as Jagy

F. Cardelli as Narrator
Marcello Mandò as Heart
Massimo Milazzo as Ryuken
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
Distributor: Yamato Video
Publisher: Granata Press
German staff
German cast
German companies
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Distributor: Ozon Media 
Swedish cast

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