Summary In a distant, apocalyptic future, the world has been torn asunder. It is a dark future where men travel from town to town pillaging and murdering for fun and the necessity of gaining supplies. Into this post-apocalyptic world setting steps Kenshiro, a master of an ancient martial art style known as Hokuto Shinken or… Read More Manga Review: Fist of the North Star, Volume 1
I like anime and manga. New anime. Old anime. New manga. Old manga. However, I find myself distracted from time to time by the new hotness, be it a new anime series that strikes my fancy or a fresh manga series of which I can’t seem to get enough. Something always finds a way to… Read More Newman’s Nook: Old Classics vs New Hotness
As the year is coming to a close, I decided to ask the staff one simple question – what was your favorite anime related memory from 2018? It could be a convention, discovering your favorite show, or just sharing a moment with a loved one. Below are their responses.
In the first completed arc of Fist of the North Star, Kenshiro’s primary enemy is Shin. Shin was a former friend of Kenshiro’s who, due to his obsession with Yuria, the latter’s fiance, turned on Kenshiro and gave him the seven scars upon his chest. Shin then used the power of the South Star style… Read More Newman’s Nook: King Shin, the Saul of the Post-Apocalypse
In Episode 6 of Fist of the North Star we are introduced to…God Army. What is “God Army?” It’s a group of soldiers who believe that they are doing the will of their god. Their god is revealed in a later episode, but what they basically believe in is power over all else. They take… Read More Newman’s Nook: The God Army
Fist of the North Star is an anime series from the 1980s about a martial artist named Kenshiro who is…well, at the moment just wandering around helping people in a post-apocalyptic future set in the year 199X. In the first few episodes of Fist of the North Star, we are introduced to Bat. Bat is… Read More Newman’s Nook: Bat and Gehazi
Fist Of The Blue Sky: Regenesis is the prequel to the classic series, Fist of the North Star. It follows tough and consistent smoker, Kenshiro Kasumi, to 1930s Shanghai. He is the 62nd successor of the martial art Hokuto Shinken style, which means the fighter has the abilities to hit vital points on a human being and… Read More First Impressions – Fist Of The Blue Sky: Regenesis
Hana begins her post on Berserk by comparing one the main characters to Satan, as portrayed in Paradise Lost. [THAT Anime Blog] Milo wishes his readers a Happy Easter and talks a bit about a manga side story to Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior, which contains some religious symbolism… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Fallen Angel in Berserk and the Gospel According to Toki