Produced by Toei Animation in 1986, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR is based on Hokuto no Ken
, a 1984 series of Japanese graphic novels, translated and published stateside in 1989 by Viz Comics, which also spawned a popular Nintendo video game.
Set in a post-nuke apocalyptic world, Ken, leader of the North Star nation, is ordered by elderly master Ryuken to establish peace in the barbarian, arid world. Along the way, he picks up rascally teenager Bat and innocent little girl Lynn, who carries what seem to be the last seeds on earth as
symbols of hope (along with her grotesquely huge Walter Keene eyes). These two abet Ken in his bloody confrontations with a series ...