Seikimatsu Kyuseishu Densetsu
Hokuto no Ken

Japanese name: Seikimatsu Kyuseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken 
Seikimatsu Kyuseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken TV Series image
Japanese name: 世紀末救世主伝説 北斗の拳
English name: Ken, the Great Bear Fist; Fist of the North Star
French name: Ken le survivant
Italian name: Ken il guerriero
Dates: October 11, 1984-March 5, 1987
1988 (France)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 109
Animation Studio: Toei Animation
Production Company: Shueisha, Toei Animation
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
TF1 (France)
Creator(s): Buronson (Yoshiyuki Okamura) and Tetsuo Hara (manga)
Series Director: Toyoo Ashida
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Yoshio Takami
Planning: Yoshio Takami, Tadashi Oka,
Writer(s): Toyoo Ashida
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura
Art Design: Mitsuki Nakamura
Character Designer(s): Masami Suda
Music: Nozomi Aoki
Sound: Kanji Fukunaga (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Akira Kamiya (Kenshiro), Yuriko Yamamoto (Yuria), Keiichi Nanba (Bat), Tomiko Suzuki (Lynn), Kaneto Shiozawa (Rei), Katsuji Mori (Shuu), Toshio Furukawa (Shin)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, future life, post-holocaust, martial arts
Home Video
Japan: DVD (POBE 5011-5029)
Note(s): This series has a sequel, Seikimatsu Kyuseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken 2. There have also been some additional oavs and a live action American version, Fist of the North Star (1995).

A movie compiled from episodes from this series has been released in the United States as Fist of the North Star.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Seikimatsu Kyuseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: January 30, 2010
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