Hokuto no Ken
Shonen ー 少年
Shueisha | 集英社
Paperback ー Bunkobon
Volume 01, Volume 02, Volume 03, Volume 04, Volume 05, Volume 06, Volume 07, Volume 08, Volume 09, Volume 10, Volume 11, Volume 12, Volume 13, Volume 14, Volume 15
北斗の拳 － Hokuto no Ken － Fist of the North Star － Bunkobon
In the 1990s, civilization was ruined as a result of a worldwide nuclear war and many creatures died out. However, mankind survived and entered an age where the strong ruled over the weak, as the few survivors fought over whatever supply of food and uncontaminated water remained in the wasteland of the world.
Kenshiro, successor to the ancient assassination art of Hokuto Shinken, wanders into a village in search of water when he is caught in a trap and imprisoned by the local defense force. In prison, he befriends a young orphaned girl named Lin who nursed him back to health. When the village is attacked by a biker gang and Lin is taken hostage by their leader, Ken breaks free from his cell and rescues Rin, defeating the gang leader with his deadly martial art technique.