Fist of the North Star TV series

volume 1 sleeve volume 6 sleeve

Official Blurb:

"Nuclear war has devastated the planet, turning once fertile ground into a barren, inhospitable landscape on which mankind struggles desperately to stay alive. Society has collapsed and a fight for control wages between vicious dictators, super-powerful mutants and biker gangs that terrorize the streets."

"In a world so creal and bleak only the chosen one can restore civilisation to its former self. This man is Kenshiro, master of the 'Hokuto Shinken' fighting technique; a martial art so awesomely brutal that only a single being can be entrusted with its full power. He is the Fist of the North Star."

"All 12 volumes have been re-scored by long time Manga enthusiasts, Reinforced Records. Featured artists include 4Hero; Tek 9; Sonar Circle; Seiji; Alpha Omega and DJ Stretch."

""Manga goes hand-in-hand with drum & bass", explains Marc Mac. It's an association that's developed over the years, with many clubs and artists using Manga visuals. Manga has strong futuristic undercurrents, which are clearly reflected in drum & bass."

"The Fist of the North Star project has enabled Reinforced artists to write film music for the first time and explore new directions. "We wanted to let the images in the animation drive the musical direction. So the result is quite varied, but still experimental and underground"."

"Reinforced Records are responsible for such underground classics as 'Last Action Hero', 'Here Comes the Drumz', 'Dark Rider', 'Ghosts' and 4Hero's 'Parallel Universe' LP."

Original Author: Boronson & Tetsuo Hara
Director:        Toyoo Ashida
Copyright:       TOEI Animation Co., Ltd.

Language Format: English Language
Running time:    75 mins each
Certificate:     15/18(cut)/15/15/15/18/12
Catalogue no:    MANV 1208/MANV 1210/MANV 1214/MANV 1217/
                 MANV 1220/MANV 1226/MANV 1228
Label:           Manga Video
Price:           £12.99 each
Release Date:    12th Apr/May/June/July
                 13th Sept/13th Sept/8th Nov 1999