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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic anime, 26 Nov 2010
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This review is from: Fist Of The North Star [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This is classic anime from the first batch of films released in the UK by Manga Video. Along with Akira this was always one of my favourites. The artwork is superb, not your typical anime style, it's very reminiscent of the Hong Kong Kung Fu comic book style, which I like very much, and the animation is of a high quality for it's time. Extremely violent and gory with crunching bones, severed limbs and exploding heads galore but at the same time there is a moral to the story and the hero, Ken, who is the Fist of the North Star, is a stand up guy and only fights to protect the helpless and innocent from the ruthless tyrants and bullies he comes across on his travels and to fight for his true love. What a guy. When he does fight he knows how to kick some serious animated ass. One strange thing about the anime is the way characters change size from one minute to the next, one minute they are just large, beefy guys, the next minute they are vast giants towering above the other characters. This can be forgiven due to the fact that this anime is not about realism, it is about action, imagination, style and artistic flair, and a moral storyline. Set in a post-apocalyptic world very reminiscent of Mad Max, there is also a strong Eastern flavour with all the crazy martial arts involved and Ken himself does a good Bruce Lee impression. Also, although the violence is martial arts based, with no guns involved, there is a slight cowboy feel to it, Ken's character is a bit of a Clint Eastwood type who doesn't talk much, he tends to let his fists do the talking. Recommended highly to fans of anime, particularly if you like martial arts as well. Great story, great characters, great fights, great art and animation. Classic. Love it.
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