The Fist of the North Star anime movie coming soon!

That’s right, we’re back to licensing some anime again!

We’re starting with the ultimate ass kicking anime classic The Fist of the North Star movie! The bilingual release will be out this coming May under the Eastern Star side label.

23 Responses to “The Fist of the North Star anime movie coming soon!”

  1. Daryl Surat Says:

    This is fantastic news. I assume you’re using the newly released Japanese remastered DVD as the source, which looks and sounds terrific. My only complaints about that DVD are that there weren’t any English subtitles and that despite the remastered picture and sound, they still used a film print source with the color bleeding censorship during the more graphic scenes. Considering the amount of anime released since that’s been much more violent, I was hoping they’d have restored the original picture (you can see short portions of how it’s supposed to look by viewing the theatrical trailer for the movie, which was included on the new R2 DVD).

    According to people at there is an Italian DVD that used the original uncensored print as a source, so perhaps Toei has one locked away in their vaults still!

  2. Blair Says:

    Awesome! If this sells well, would you guys consider licensing the new movies and OVAs as well?

  3. ATTENTION: Fist of the North Star has been licensed dy Discotek Says:

    […] North American distributor Discotek has announced that it has licensed the first Fist of the North Star Movie. Discotek will release Toei […]

  4. Michael Says:

    Wicked! I hope discotek can get their hands on the uncensored print for this DVD release.

  5. Todd Says:

    Any chance of this being released without the digital censoring on the more violent scenes?

  6. Daniel Zelter Says:

    So when are y’all gonna bring Lupin: Babylon on dvd? ;-;

  7. Bob Says:

    This is great news!

    I’m surprised it’s taken this long for someone to release this on DVD again.

  8. Bob Says:

    I’ll also add, it’d be very cool if you had the alternate ending as an extra on the DVD.

  9. Shep Says:

    Great news only if they do a much better job than that Streamlne Pictures crap from back in the day. Prove me wrong guys.

  10. Serdar Yegulalp Says:

    Say, any chance of us getting Sogo Ishii’s “Crazy Thunder Road” while we’re at it? (Or am I just telling you something you already know?)

  11. E.D. Says:

    Two things I have to second:

    – Please find a way to get the original print without the digital censoring of the violence

    – Still waiting patiently on Lupin III & The Gold Of Babylon


  12. You Are Already Excited About the Rerelease of Fist of the North Star « absurdandobscure Says:

    […] be found here. If you’re reading this long after this post has been made, you can check out Discotek’s news page for updates […]

  13. David Says:

    What I want to know is, will this release use the pre-existing English version originally released by Streamline Pictures, or has it been redubbed?

  14. C Says:

    So does this mean more Lupin in the future like Gold Babylon? That would be awesome.

  15. Melanie Says:

    I am not familiar with Fist of the North Star, but it is wonderful news that you are releasing more anime. My first exposure to Lupin the 3rd was to your release of Strange Psychokinetic Strategy. I hope that you will release Gold of Babylon on DVD. With the emergence of a new generation of fans hungry for more Lupin, it is assured that Gold of Babylon will bring in sales.

  16. C Says:

    So does this mean some previously licensed Lupin in your future?

  17. Quillian Says:

    I’d love to see some more Lupin the Third releases as well ^_^. pretty please?

  18. Aaron Says:

    I’d love to see some more Lupin the Third on DVD…

  19. Jason Dobson Says:

    Anything with Lupin III would be greatly appreciated!

  20. Matt Says:

    This is coming a bit late, but will you guys please, please consider licensing the first Galaxy Express 999 film?

    If you’re already dealing with Toei, then this would be a film in a very similar situation (established fanbase of older otaku, long out of print film with an already-existant dub, recent official uploads of the preceding TV series on streamsites).

    Times are tough, etc. etc., but the demand for GE999 does exist out there, so please do consider it as a future licensing option.

  21. nick Says:

    great news!

    let’s get Lupin The Third “Legend of The Gold Babylon” going next!!

  22. Nocheez Says:

    I have the original release of the DVD, which I understand is quite rare. I got it around 9 years ago (so, 2000 maybe?). If anyone has seen what they are selling for, I’d like to know. nocheez at

  23. Ken Arromdee Says:

    Well, the reviews are out. From what I hear, it sounds like the subtitles on this are, well, less than stellar. For instance, “Nanto Gokusatsu Ken”, which is the name of an attack, was translated as “Nanto can’t be harmed”. Chances of fixing the translation are low, but, just in case… any chance?