The folks at VUDU have now brought out the Fist of the North Star movie for streaming in its original Japanese language form with English subtitles. It’s a pretty great quality bit of source material that they’re working with and that means a pretty clean and engaging film to take in. The film has been brought out to multiple services over the past year and VUDU is still pretty high-profile with its name recognition to help spread the work a bit.
Plot concept: In the near future, Earth has been devastated by a nuclear hell. In these troubled times, kinetic martial arts have replaced weapons of mass destruction, and the legendary Fist of the North Star style may then be the only hope for humanity’s survival. Ken, the rightful master of Fist of the North Star, is forced to fight old friends gone mad, wicked new enemies, and even comes face to face with his power-hungry elder brothers. All this in the hope that he will someday be reunited with his beloved Julia.