Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) Watch Order Guide

Fist of the North Star is a series with deep roots in the anime culture and is one of the earlier shounen series set in a post-apocalyptical setting. It draws on the terror and gore derived from dark fantasy with action and tension pumped up atmosphere found in many shonen classics.

Besides its thematic qualities, Fist of the North Star knows exactly how to deliver an exciting story with a dramatic buildup. For a fan of action anime, Fist of the North Star is a pleasant experience, with its fantastic battles and manly characters that were interesting and admirable at the same time.

Anyone looking for anime with suspenseful action, bloody violence, and extreme macho-ness, Fist of the North Star might get you hooked. If you plan to watch Fist of the North Star, watch it according to this order.

Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) Watch Order:

01. Fist of the North Star

Fist of the North Star

Alternate Title: Hokuto no Ken
Episodes: 109
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

02. Fist of the North Star 2

Fist of the North Star 2

Alternate Title: Hokuto no Ken 2
Episodes: 43
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

03. New Fist of the North Star

New Fist of the North Star

Alternate Title: Shin Hokuto no Ken
Episodes: 3 (58 min. OVA)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

04. Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story

Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story

Alternate Title: Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Ten no Haoh
Episodes: 13
Buy/Stream On: HIDIVE, VRV

05. Fist of the North Star: The Movie (Optional)

Fist of the North Star: The Movie

Alternate Title: Hokuto no Ken Movie
Episodes: 1 (1 hr. 50 min. Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Tubi

Note: Fist of the North Star: The Movie is a condensed version of the events that happen at the beginning of the first season. It doesn’t add any major new plot and is an optional watch recommended as a refresher in case you forget the early arcs.

06. Fist of the North Star: Raoh Side Story Junai Arc (Optional)

Fist of the North Star: Raoh Side Story Junai Arc

Alternate Title: Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Junai-hen
Episodes: 1 (1 hr. 35 min. Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

Note: Fist of the North Star: Raoh Side Story Junai Arc, Fist of the North Star: Legend of Yuria, Fist of the North Star: Legend of Toki, and Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh – Fierce Fight are remakes of the first season of the anime with few minor changes. They are optional to watch if you like to see the series in new art style and animation.

07. Fist of the North Star: Legend of Yuria (Optional)

Fist of the North Star: Legend of Yuria

Alternate Title: Hokuto no Ken: Yuria-den
Episodes: 1 (1 hr. 4 min. OVA)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

08. Fist of the North Star: Legend of Toki (Optional)

Fist of the North Star: Legend of Toki

Alternate Title: Hokuto no Ken: Toki-den
Episodes: 1 (57 min. OVA)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

09. Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh – Fierce Fight (Optional)

Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh - Fierce Fight

Alternate Title: Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Gekitou-hen
Episodes: 1 (1 hr. 29 min. Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

10. Fist of the North Star: Legend of Kenshiro

Fist of the North Star: Legend of Kenshiro

Alternate Title: Hokuto no Ken Zero: Kenshirou Den
Episodes: 1 (1 hr. 30 min. Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

11. Fist of the Blue Sky

Fist of the Blue Sky

Alternate Title: Souten no Ken
Episodes: 22
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

12. Fist of the Blue Sky Specials

Fist of the Blue Sky Specials

Alternate Title: Souten no Ken Specials
Episodes: 4
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

13. Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis

Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis

Alternate Title: Souten no Ken: Regenesis
Episodes: 12
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV

14. Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis 2nd Season

Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis 2nd Season

Alternate Title: Souten no Ken: Regenesis 2nd Season
Episodes: 12
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV


Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) is an action-shounen anime series that spans out into multiple anime and movies produced by a set of different anime studios. The anime is an adaptation of a popular manga series with the same name written by Buronson and drawn by Tetsuo Hara.

Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, Kenshirou is on a journey to rescue his beloved fiancee Yuria kidnapped by his rival, Shin. While traveling, Kenshirou helps out helpless people by defending them from ravagers. Kenshirou is the successor of the deadly fighting form called Hokuto Shinken. While his act of kindness gave people hope of savior, it also attracted greater enemies stalling his search for Yuria.

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