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New Fist of the North Star (2003)
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New Fist of the North Star (2003)
Original name: 新・北斗の拳 - 呪縛の街
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, bleak, bloody, adult animation
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, adventure, danger, heroic mission, imaginary, chaos, escapades, murder, heroes, post apocalypse, wrestler, blood, village, mountain, master warrior, strong violent content, gory, lone wolves, healing power, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged ...
Place: japan

Most similar movies to New Fist of the North Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about rivalry, escapades, danger, adventure, heroes, good versus evil and imaginary mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like New Fist of the North Star: X (2001), Afro Samurai (2007), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000), Street Fighter II: V (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fist of the North Star (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the remaining supply food and water left. Kenshiro, successor to an ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fist of the North Star (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: rough, futuristic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
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Time: near future, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
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X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years later, a 16 year old Kamui has now returned to Tokyo ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 15K
Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.In the Afro Samurai world there are many headbands and they signify the best fighters in the world. If a person should hold number 1, they are ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on chapters 1-59 of the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998, and October 10, 1998. An ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Street Fighter II: V (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Street Fighter II: V, is an anime series based on the fighting game Street Fighter II. Directed by Gisaburo Sugii, the series first aired in Japan in 1995, from April 10 to November 27, on YTV. An English adaptation of the series was produced by the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 920
Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noein: To Your Other Self, also known simply as Noein, is a science fiction anime television series directed by Kazuki Akane and Kenji Yasuda and produced by Satelight. The series has 24 episodes which comprise a complete storyline. The English ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation III: Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is an anime series developed by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. As with other series from the Gundam franchise, Gundam SEED takes place in a parallel timeline, in this case the Cosmic Era, the first to do so. In this ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 42K
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.3
 10K
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 68
Sakura Wars (2000)
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Country: Japan
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TV show
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Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Place: tokyo, new york, france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.4
 9K
Saint Seiya (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, tense, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 4K
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, captivating, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Zoids: Chaotic Century, simply titled Zoids in Japan, is the first of four anime series based on the Zoids range of mecha model kits produced by TOMY. It is loosely adapted from the manga series Kiiju Shinseiki Zoido, which was created by Michiro ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating, light ...
Audience: pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Country: Japan
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, exciting, serious, atmospheric
Audience: teens
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 4K
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Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, futuristic, stylized, epic, adult animation
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, adventure, rescue, righting the wronged, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, hopes, future dystopia, fighting crime ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Xiaolin Chronicles is a Canadian animated/CG television series and the revival and sequel series to Xiaolin Showdown. The series premiered on August 26, 2013, with three back-to-back episodes serving as a preview. The full series premiered on ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, heroes, good versus evil, martial arts, rivalry, superhuman powers, escapades, monastery, master warrior, danger, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sailor Moon Crystal (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Usagi Tsukino is chosen to be a guardian of justice and is sent on a quest to locate a Silver Crystal before the Dark Kingdom invades the Earth.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, superhero, heroic mission, save the world, imaginary, teenage life, young heroes, danger, friendship, curses spells and rituals, magic, superhuman powers ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.3
 66K
Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: warrior, friendship, training, heroes, ninja, friends, master warrior, danger, adventure, determination, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Spirit Devourer: Zero (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Follows two friends, daughters of exorcists, who are now members of the government's secret Supernatural Disaster Countermeasures Division that fights demons when they appear in Japan.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, supernatural ability, deadly creature, danger, government agency, escapades, heroes, mission gone awry ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.7
 66K
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 26 volumes of the original 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama The ...
Style: serious, humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: dragon, martial arts, friendship, alien encounter, magical, alien, transformation, sacrifice, good versus evil, heroes, save the world, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Cooler has resurrected himself as a robot and is enslaving the people of New Namek. Goku and the gang must help.
Style: exciting, serious, semi serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, master villain, imaginary, supernatural ability, heroes, escapades, space and aliens, supernatural, superhero, obsessive quest, adventure, custody ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Fate/stay night (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Shirou Emiya lost his parents in a fire when he was young and was later adopted by the sorcerer Kiritsugu Emiya. Shirou is drawn into the Holy Grail War summons a female "Servant" known as Saber to protect him and obtain the Holy Grail.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, healing power, wizards and magicians, supernatural, adventure, danger, imaginary, romance, escapades, rivalry, youth, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 7K
Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 701 min.
TV show
Story: In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: adventure, future dystopia, apocalypse, wolf, danger, legends and myths, escapades, supernatural, heroic mission, androids and robots, good versus evil, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%