Hokuto no Ken

Categories: (Completed) Manga Review
Name: Hokuto no Ken ( 北斗の拳 )
Alt name: Fist of the North Star
Author: Hara Tetsuo (Art), Buronson (Story)

I think that this manga don't need an introduction because it's a best-selling manga XD but I really liked this manga so I will write a review!
Let's start with this: the first time I watched the anime I was really little and I thought that it was stupid with bad drawings (XD) but since the manga is the original source I wanted to give it a try ( and in a few of chapters I was addicted and wanted to know what will happen in the next chapter XD)

The story starts after a nuclear war. The seas have dried up, finding water is like finding gold and the land is something like a desert where nothing lives. With this most living things are extinct but humans live. They live but in a word where civilizations is lost, and violence rules. Here a lone man named Kenshiro, Ken, is the user of a martial art called Hokuto Shinken and he starts to help weak people. Even if he is strong he is kind. And his poker face when he defeat an enemy is really awesome XD
The story develop really well, it's simple but interesting and new enemies and friends appear. We discover Ken's past and what is Hokuto Shinken, the most powerful martial art in the world. The fights are really interesting, never boring and the development of Kenshiro and all the characters that are introduced in the future chapters are well developed.

The art style is great. The panels are really well drawn, sometimes they are realistic with a lot of shades to give it a more dark tone.

My rating: 10/10

Story Spoiler

I'm really sad that some characters died ;_; they were really great!
And I really like how Ken is kind with children but his face stay in a poker face mode XD same for when he kills XDD
Maybe the only thing that I was afraid was the ending... I didn't want him to end with Lin since I shipped her with Bat but in the end I'm happy that the author gave them a happy ending!


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