Kenshiro uses his skills to protect the weak and innocent against the numerous villains that threaten their survival. The two Hokuto no Ken one-shots were well-received in Fresh Jump' s reader's survey and when Tetsuo Hara was commissioned to turn Hokuto no Ken into a weekly series, the task was reportedly too much for Hara to handle alone and manga writer Yoshiyuki Okamura who worked on the series under the pen name of Buronson was assigned to work with him. The storyline was completely revamped, with the present-day setting being discarded in favor of a Mad Max -inspired post apocalyptic future. The Taizanji Kenpo school were no longer the main antagonists and Kenshiro, originally a teenager, was now an adult with seven scars on his chest whose design was partly inspired by Bruce Lee. Originally, Tetsuo Hara was contracted to do Fist of the North Star for a three-year run, but due to its popularity and the publisher's demand, it was extended to a five-year run. The story is set sometime after the conclusion of the manga.
Despite Sanga's death, the shadow of madness seems to resist in Last Land. Inhabitants, now they must in fact welcome the young son of the dictator, Seiji,. Kenshiro arrives in a small village, one of the few places that still resists the fortress city of Last Land and its dictator Sanga that manages the most precious asset: pure water. Back from the land of the Clifflanders, Kenshiro finds Tobi to welcome him, who informs him of how Seiji has taken possession of Last Land. Browse our picks. Looking for something new to add to your Watchlist?
In the 21st century, a nuclear war turned most of the Earth's surface into a desert wasteland, which also resulted in the contamination of the Earth's water supply. A man named Sanga has built the fortified haven of the "Last Land", where he rules as its dictator by monopolizing the city's uncontaminated water supply. When he learns that the neighboring residents of Freedom Village are trying to dig up a well for their own, Sanga sends his underlings to sabotage their effort. Kenshiro, master of Hokuto Shinken , gets involved in the conflict between the two regions after saving Tobi, an informant hired by Freedom Village. The ADV Films' dub of the trilogy has garnered positive reviews from critics.
In a post-apocalyptic Earth, the water has become entirely toxic, except for some kept safe in a reservoir. A fortified zone has been created by a man named Sanga, he calls it The Lastland. A group of villagers have discovered safe water, and Sanga wants it.