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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, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, exciting, bleak, bloody, adult animation, splatter
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, good versus evil, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, adventure, escapades, chaos, heroic mission, murder, heroes, master warrior, wrestler, post apocalypse, village, mountain, strong violent content, lone wolves, healing power, uninhibited rivalry, righting the wronged, combat, fight, kung fu, karate ...
Time: future
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out stylized, exciting, serious and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about rivalry, heroes, good versus evil, danger, adventure, escapades and imaginary mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like New Fist of the North Star: X (2001), Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992), Street Fighter II: V (1995), Noein (2005), Bleach (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 24 min.
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Duration: 83 min.
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TV show
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