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Fist of the North Star (1984)
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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, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, brutal, adult animation
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, future dystopia, superhuman powers, vengeance, nuclear holocaust, danger, chaos, adventure, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, kung fu, tragic hero, heroes, master warrior, post apocalypse, kung fu master, one against many, kung fu classic, fistfight, blood, desert, battles, betrayal, injustice ...
Time: future, near future

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, exciting and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about danger, escapades, rivalry, heroes, adventure, imaginary and heroic mission mostly in Animation, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Fist of the North Star: Street Fighter II: V (1995), Samurai 7 (2004), Claymore (2007), Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002), Xenosaga: The Animation (2005). 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: serious, futuristic, stylized, rough, bleak ...
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Time: near future, future, 80s
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Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
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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, suspenseful, stylized, rough
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Samurai 7 (2004)
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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002)
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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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