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Fist of the North Star (manga)

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Alternative title:
Hokuto no Ken (Japanese)
Ken il guerriero (Italian)
Ken le Survivant (French)
北斗の拳 (Japanese)
北斗之拳 (Chinese (Taiwan))
북두의 권 (Korean)
Genres: action, adventure
Themes: gore
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: After an apocalypse, the world is laid to waste. Bandits rule the land, and might makes right the world over. Justice is a dying concept, so a new kind of hero begins to show himself to the people. With his "Fist of the North Star" technique, the man named Kenshiro slaughters those who would do violence upon the innocent. He journeys to violently set justice back in the world, and dreams of one day refinding his beloved Julia.
User Ratings: 123 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 43 votes (Eng:23, sub:6, raw:4, ?:3, dub:2, raw:1, others:4
2 Italian
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish
 Excellent: 19 votes (Eng:10, sub:3, raw:2, others:4
1 French
1 French dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Italian
 Very good: 19 votes (Eng:11, ?:3, raw:1, sub:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese
1 Italian subtitled
 Good: 19 votes (Eng:10, sub:2, ?:1, raw:1, dub:1, others:4
2 French
1 Spanish
1 +
 Decent: 8 votes (Eng:5, dub:1, sub:1, others:1
1 Italian
 So-so: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Not really good: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Weak: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Bad: 3 votes (Eng:2, sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, Eng:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (Eng:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 243 users, rank: #362 (of 6113)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.951 (Very good), std. dev.: 2.3194, rank: #1393 (of 6520)
Weighted mean: 7.681 (Very good−), rank: #1956 (of 6520) (seen all: 8.05 / seen some: 7.20 / won't finish: 0.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.682 (Very good−), rank: #1078 (of 3336)
Number of tankoubon: 27
Chapter titles: We have 71
1983 to 1988 (Shonen Jump 1983 No.41 to 1988 No.35)
2006 (Big Comics Special - Shoagakukan)
2018 (Brazil)
Release dates: We have 116
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 2
News: Show:
Daily Briefs (Sep 14, 2013)
Raijin Comics Details (May 20, 2002)
New Manga in Japan (May 15, 2001)
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Graphic novel
    Fist of the North Star (GN 1) 1995-08-05 (from $21.65)
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 1) 2003-01-28 (from $29.98)
    Fist of the North Star - [Hardcover] (GN 1) 2021-06-15 (from $13.99)
    Fist of the North Star - Night of the Jackal (GN 2) 1997-09-01 (from $34.07)
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 2) 2003-02-25 (from $42.95)
    Fist of the North Star - [Hardcover] (GN 2) 2021-09-21 (from $14.99)
    Fist of the North Star - Southern Cross (GN 3) 1997-12-01 (from $19.96)
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 3) 2003-03-18 (from $149.99)
    Fist of the North Star - Blood Brothers (GN 4) 1998-05-06 (from $25.89)
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 4) 2003-05-14 (from $75.00)
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 5) 2003-07-16 (from $25.00)
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 6) 2003-11-11 (from $200.00)
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 7) 2003-11-25 (from $150.00)
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 8) 2004-02-18 (from $499.99)
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 9) 2004-05-19
    Fist of the North Star - [Master Edition] (GN 10)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Japanese companies
Coamix (since 2000-06)
Shinchosha (since 2000-06)
Shogakukan (2006: Big Comics Special)
English staff
English cast
Translation: Joe Yamazaki (Viz Signature Edition)

Design: Adam Grano (Viz Signature Edition)
Jonathan Tarbox (vol. 1-9)
Mike Montesa (Viz Signature Edition)
Touch-up Art & Lettering: John Hunt (Viz Signature Edition)
English companies
Licensed by:
Gutsoon! Entertainment (License Expired)
Viz Media (License Expired; Hardcover, 2021)
French staff
French companies
Asuka Comics (reedition since 2008)
J'ai Lu
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Licensed by: Planeta DeAgostini Comics (Spain)
Spanish cast
Italian companies
Italian staff
d/visual (2005-2011)
Granata Press (1990-1994)
Planet Manga (2013)
Edizioni Star Comics (1997-1999)
Italian cast
German staff
German companies
Publisher: Planet Manga
German cast
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Translation: Tonde Buurin (Brazil)
Portuguese companies
Publisher: JBC (Brazil)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by:
Ever Glory Publishing Co., Ltd. (1995, 15 volumes)
Tong Li Publishing Co., Ltd. (2004-5, 27 volumes)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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