Fat Shonen Sundays (Weekly Manga Review) : Fist of the North Star

August 21, 2011

AHHHH TATATATATATATATATA!!!!! ‘OMAE WA MO….SHIN DE IRU…..’(You are already…. dead…..’

For those who are unfamiliar with this quote…be familiar because this manga is like one of the best battle manga EVER!!! I grew up with Fist of the North Star manga and I loved reading it as a kid and I still do now as an adult, I can’t recall how many times I’ve read over and over again of this manga! OK! Like I always do, I get too emotionally involved with the manga I review (Because I review all my favourite ones! Aren’t you lucky!)

Set in 199X, a nuclear attack turned the whole Earth into a scorched planet. Many have died and only little population remains! justice system disappeared, culture and education became useless, resources are scarce and if you have all the money in the world, it means you have a lot of paper to wipe your ass with. The human race has gone insane and majority of people became savages. In a world where strongest prevails, its a survival of the fittest, the weak becomes a inferior ass kissing slaves. In this turmoil exists 2 main type of martial art, the ‘Hokuto Shinken’ (Devine Fist of the North Star) and the ‘Nanto Seiken’ (Sacred Fist of the South Dipper) these martial arts are rivaled with one and another for over 2000 years. Hokuto Shinken is marked to destroy people internally and Nanto Seiken is to destroy people externally!

A trivial fact about the story’s main character Kenshiro, is that he is actually based off Bruce Lee! True story! Kenshiro is the successor of Hokuto Shinken and its about his journey in the post-apocalyptic world and the adversaries he faces and allies he meets. This manga has a huge story base as each individual character you meet have a story of their own! (side manga’s also exists as well in regards to other characters)

It is one of my favourite manga and if you like macho man with huge muscles and fighting, not to exclude the occasional (meaning very Frequent head explosion) you definately need to read this!!!!!!

Written by Sho Fumimura and Art by Tetsuo Hara

Date released: 1983

Volumes status: 27 volumes and incomplete? (ended in a opening which suggest some more? taking their sweet arse time!)

Story: 10

Art: 10

Over all: 10

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