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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Manga in the 80's Pt. 6

Fist of the North Star. Written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara, published by Viz Comics from April 1989 to December 1989 (that was taken from a serialized Weekly Shonen Jump from 1984 to 1988), initially ran for 8 monthly Issues covering the first 16 chapters (out of a possible 245 chapters).

Set in a post-apocalyptic world not unlike the1981 film 'Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior' where order and civilisation have broken down and Warlords and their gangs prey on the weak in a fast nuclear wasteland! Two schools of rival Marshal-arts the Southern Star & the Northern Star emerge and our hero Kenshiro is trained in this most lethal fighting style of the Northen Star overloading your oponent's body's own chi when attacking its acupressure points with the result being incredibly violent and gory with organs, muscels, and bone exploding, bodies splitting apart!

Kenshiro champinions the weak, as he walks the wasteland taking-out one Warlord and their gangs one after the other!

[I only ever picked up 2 issues of the comic-book back in the day, but I do still love the animated movie!]

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