For me, however, my first anime encounter was the movie version of Buronson's post-apocalyptic manga, Fist of the North Star. I had a. New Fist of the North Star. Hokuto no Ken has been around forever at least as long as I've been an anime fan, which is saying something. With adventures. Hell, maybe it's like the Violence Jack series, where the manga ended up a completely different beast compared to the anime. As such, Fist of the North Star - the. Fist of the North Star – or Hokuto no Ken to purists – is a real titan in anime and manga history. The original manga by writer Yoshiyuki 'Buronson'.