Fist of the North Star
It’s Tuesday and once again, NerdBastards is here to help ya out with the weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out for the week and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got the usual Old is New, TV Show DVD, and the Anime Pick of the Week section. So check after the jump to see what came out and see if there is anything you want.
Oh, the ultra violence, fast action anime/manga Hokuto no Ken, Fist of the North Star over here is the states, is an awesome franchise and if ya haven’t checked it out, you should just at least experience one the first fighting scenes just to see the awesomeness of bodies exploding and such. Koei, the developers that brought us the countless of Dynasty Warriors game, has mixed Fist of the North Star with the Warriors game play (like they did with Dynasty Warriors: Gundam) and we get Hokuto Musou, which can be translated to North Star Warriors. Has not been confirmed for an American release but I can only hope it will after watching the video, which you can check out after the break or you can have your head explode. (more…)
If anyone ever tries to tell you that Chuck Norris can swim through land and roundhouse kick anyone to death, they are partly lying. Chuck Norris can’t, but Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star can. This was one of the original, over-the-top violent anime/manga series back in the 80’s. No one dared to fuck with this guy. When someone had the occasional lapse of reason and blatant disregard for their own safety… Kenshiro pushed their shit in pretty bad.
The new game coming out is no different. Being released by Koei (of Dynasty Warriors fame) on the Xbox 360 and the Ps3 next year, you control the god-like Kenshiro and make people explode for no reason. No word yet on if it directly follows the manga/anime or if it is an original story, but the screenshots look pretty boss.
Head on over to Kotaku for the rest of the screenshots. Excuse me while I emulate Kenshiro’s technique and give my dong at least a Hand of the North Star. I’ll be sure to make something explode…