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Old 2003-11-14, 23:30   Link #1
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Shin Hokuto no Ken (new Fist of the North Star)

I'm not asking when episode 2 will be released, but does anyone know of an english fansub group that has finished subbing it or in currently working on it (I have only seen a spanish fansub release of it)? I can't wait till this episode comes out... the first was greatly animated and all of the action in it was greatly detailed and graphic; not to mention that there was a slight cliffhanger (Vista near death??? and Kenshiro's new opponent showing up at the outskirts of Lastland).

Hopefully we get to see some more action this time. I would also like to hear what others though of the series.
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Old 2003-11-14, 23:48   Link #2
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I'm pretty sure the second episode hasn't been released yet, or just was.
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Old 2003-11-14, 23:59   Link #3
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I'm pretty sure the second episode hasn't been released yet, or just was.
I KNOW that it was already released, it was out two weeks ago in japan for sale and has been available for rent since late September over there; and, I have already said that there is a spanish fansub of episode 2 that I have found. I was just wondering if there are any english speaking/reading fansubbers have released it yet or is currently working on it.

Anyone have any thoughts of the first episode?
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Old 2003-11-22, 06:24   Link #4
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Anyone have any thoughts of the first episode?
Actually it is really really our 'cause you can find it in TW DVD... I loved the first one and the third is coming soon (end of the month or before XMas). I didn't watch the second one either and pray for a sub
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Old 2003-11-22, 13:06   Link #5
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im looking forward to this as well. how many eps will this series have?
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Old 2003-11-23, 10:25   Link #6
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3 episodes long
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Old 2003-11-23, 12:00   Link #7
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:/ that it, bit short
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Old 2003-11-23, 17:55   Link #8
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3 episodes long
Actually 6 episodes of 60 minutes
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Old 2003-11-24, 20:44   Link #9
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Actually 6 episodes of 60 minutes
thats much better more like a 13 ep series
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Old 2003-12-01, 04:52   Link #10
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Looks as though episode 2 is out and subbed. Only 4 more to go.
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Old 2003-12-01, 05:03   Link #11
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it was a great a episode with a bigger cliffhanger than the previos episode and the story is turning around nicely
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Old 2003-12-07, 03:26   Link #12
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Um, do you guys know if there are any BT links for episode 1? I can only seem to find episode 2.

Thanks!
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Old 2003-12-18, 01:07   Link #13
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Shin Hokuto no Ken - Awesome or total bull?

Well I watched the first ep of Shin Hokuto no Ken (New fist of the north star). And, knowing that you shouldn't judge an anime by the first ep, I still ask: What is it with this? Were they too stupid to come up with a even halfway decent storyline or what? I was a bit disappointed... ok sure the original isn't a masterpiece of storytelling either but still...
What do you think?
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Old 2003-12-18, 10:49   Link #14
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i liked it, waiting for ep 3 :/

what u mean by bull though?
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Old 2003-12-18, 23:32   Link #15
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i liked it, waiting for ep 3 :/

what u mean by bull though?
Well the first ep wasn't all that great, but Ep2 sure was a lot better. Yes, it seems it has a decent plot. Shin Hokuto no Ken was actually a novel, written by Buronson the writer of the manga.
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Old 2003-12-23, 11:26   Link #16
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Thumbs up everybody's entitled to an opinion...

But I agree with the second post on this thread as far as the new Shin Hokuto no Ken to be pretty good actually even if the story is a bit lacking. Don't get me wrong b/c I love anime flicks that can maintain a balance between storyline and action (i.e. NGE, Perfect Blue,etc.) but there are some anime series and movies that are also pretty good to just check out and the one in question is alright IMO.
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Old 2003-12-24, 01:49   Link #17
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Well I probably might have expressed myself the wrong way
Not the story itself is bad, but more like how they tell it. I mean it's just like this: Good guys get busted by bad guys, hero comes, kicks everyones ass without getting a scratch, sympathises with good guy and just walks straight into the bad bosses lair and whips his ass. again without getting even scratched...

it just feels so empty.. hm.. hard to describe it correctly. It's just that Kenshiro being the "Über-Asskicker" with the Terminator-like attitude gets a bit boring :-)

But I liked the way they visualized it. Although the fight scenes could be a bit more dynamic.
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Old 2003-12-24, 06:01   Link #18
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Well I probably might have expressed myself the wrong way
Not the story itself is bad, but more like how they tell it. I mean it's just like this: Good guys get busted by bad guys, hero comes, kicks everyones ass without getting a scratch, sympathises with good guy and just walks straight into the bad bosses lair and whips his ass. again without getting even scratched...

it just feels so empty.. hm.. hard to describe it correctly. It's just that Kenshiro being the "Über-Asskicker" with the Terminator-like attitude gets a bit boring :-)

But I liked the way they visualized it. Although the fight scenes could be a bit more dynamic.
I have to agree with you, the story telling is very weak. I don't think I can express it any better than you did, it's just boring.

But I am burning it because it is Fist of the North Star and I know quite a few people who will really want to see it for themselves. The first was a classic (in a weird "wow I can't believe their heads are popping!" kind of way that only works once).
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Old 2003-12-25, 13:08   Link #19
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Well I probably might have expressed myself the wrong way
Not the story itself is bad, but more like how they tell it. I mean it's just like this: Good guys get busted by bad guys, hero comes, kicks everyones ass without getting a scratch, sympathises with good guy and just walks straight into the bad bosses lair and whips his ass. again without getting even scratched...

it just feels so empty.. hm.. hard to describe it correctly. It's just that Kenshiro being the "Über-Asskicker" with the Terminator-like attitude gets a bit boring :-)

But I liked the way they visualized it. Although the fight scenes could be a bit more dynamic.
probably because you haven't seen the movie. The hero is that good, his total ass whooping of the boss just shows he is way above the level of such a low life. In the movie he fights with one of his brother's who is superstrong like him. I thought eps 1 was ok, eps2 they could have done it in like 30mins, they milked the story too much. At least it should have ended with the hero and the new bad guy fighting
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Old 2003-12-25, 15:56   Link #20
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probably because you haven't seen the movie. The hero is that good, his total ass whooping of the boss just shows he is way above the level of such a low life. In the movie he fights with one of his brother's who is superstrong like him. I thought eps 1 was ok, eps2 they could have done it in like 30mins, they milked the story too much. At least it should have ended with the hero and the new bad guy fighting
The problem is that Kenshiro is too good. He never even has to break a sweat, except against some of the boss characters. After the (about) 150 episodes of Kenshiro kicking ass in the TV series, it's kind of hard to find bad guys that can challenge him.

Also, the movie isn't very good compared to the TV series and has quite possibly the worst dub ever. The TV series does have a lot of annoying filler episodes, though.

The OVA is OK.
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