Movies and TV shows like Fist of the North Star

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Fist of the North Star (1984)
 8.2
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Fist of the North Star (1984)
Original name: 北斗の拳
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, 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 ancient, deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken (Fist of the North Star), wanders the wasteland with seven scars in the shape of the Big Dipper on his chest. This infamous style uses the body's hidden 708 pressure points to destroy opponents from within and allows practitioners to unleash 100% of their humanly strength. Accompanied by a young thief and an orphan girl, this messiah brings justice to this lawless world with the strongest fist in the world.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, brutal, adult animation, splatter
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, future dystopia, superhuman powers, kung fu classic, nuclear holocaust, vengeance, chaos, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, kung fu, tragic hero, heroes, master warrior, kung fu master, one against many, fistfight, fight, desert, post apocalypse, betrayal, battles, graphic violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 80s, near future

Most similar movies to Fist of the North Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about heroes, rivalry, danger, adventure, escapades, imaginary and heroic mission mostly in Animation, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Fist of the North Star: Afro Samurai (2007), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012), Street Fighter II: V (1995), Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005), Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fist of the North Star (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse with every passing moment. But a savior has risen ...
Style: rough, bleak, stylized, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, tragic hero, heroes, rivalry, chaos, murder, wrestler, samurai, vengeance, post apocalypse, adventure ...
Time: 80s, future, near future
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New Fist of the North Star (2003)
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 ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, good versus evil, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, escapades, adventure, chaos, heroic mission, murder, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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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, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beginning its tale in 19th century England, young aristocrat Jonathan Joestar finds himself locked in bitter rivalry with Dio Brando, a low-born boy who Jonathan’s father took under his wing after the death of Dio’s father. Discontent with his ...
Style: exciting, tense, entertaining, brutal, homoerotic ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Street Fighter II: V (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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, rough, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, battles, good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, haunted by the past, tough heroes, righting the wronged, vicious, adventure, master villain, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor is a Japanese anime series based on the long-running manga series, Bio Booster Armor Guyver, written by Yoshiki Takaya, adapting chapters 1 - 59 of the manga. The production was in association with ADV Films and Kadokawa ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, captivating
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Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The world has been reduced to a wasteland, populated by desperate villagers, marauding bandits, and ruthless warriors. One such warrior, Raoh, dares to challenge the Demon King.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
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Time: future, 2000s
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Highlander: The Animated Series (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Highlander: The Animated Series is a Canadian-French animated television series which premiered on September 18, 1994. It is a loose spinoff of the cult classic 1986 film of the same name. The series was produced by Gaumont Multimedia with the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, 2d animation
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, save the world, superhero, adventure, escapades, family, heroes, supernatural ability, supernatural, master villain, master warrior, rivalry ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sakura Wars (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, captivating, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Xenosaga: The Animation (2005)
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
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Kiddy Grade (2002)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Two women carry out missions and fight crime across the galaxy.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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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 ...
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Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation I: Heir to the Stars (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Dragon Ball Z (1989)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the version that is shown on YTV in Canada, the story begins mid-way through the Dragon Ball Z series. Raditz, Goku's brother has traveled to Earth to find out why Goku has not yet destroyed the planet as he was supposed to do. But while as ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Style: serious, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Transformers (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, androids and robots, good versus evil, space travel, heroes, chaos, leadership, save the world, heroic mission, future dystopia, battles, alien planet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Astro Boy (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 2000, Dr. Boyton creates a super-robot in his deceased son's image. He calls the robot Astro Boy. Astro Boy can swim oceans, leap over mountains, even fly into space on his own power. However, Astro Boy can't replace his son. ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, futuristic, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
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Time: future, 80s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Virus Buster Serge (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Virus Buster Serge, known in Japan simply as Virus is a Japanese media franchise. It originated as an adventure game for the Sega Saturn. It was adapted into an anime television series which was directed by Masami Ōbari, produced by J.C.Staff and ...
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