Hokuto no Ken Episode 40
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Villains Need No Graves! This Is the Hellish Cassandra!!
-From Rage Quitter 87's Fist of the North Star site

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Kenshiro fights Uighur, the prison warden.
Original broadcast date: August 15th 1985

1) Synopsis
2) In the manga...


Uighur confronts Kenshiro and uses his Taizan Ryu Senjo Ben (Taishan Style Twin Streak Whip) against him. This proves to be unsuccessful at first, as Ken ruins Uighur's weapons. However, Uighur removes the horns on his helmet, which somehow contain even more whips, which he uses to tie Kenshiro down.

This gives Uighur enough time to use a technique called Moko Hakyoku Do (Mongolian Champion Way) which sends Kenshiro flying into some gravestones. However, this is not enough to defeat him and he gets back up. Uighur ups the stakes by getting a wall of spikes to pop up behind Kenshiro, and he attempts to use the same move to crush him into them. Kenshiro stops Uighur's attack and crushes one of his arms with a move called Hokuto Kouretsu Ha (North Star Steel-rending Grasp).

Kenshiro then uses the Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken to defeat Uighur and make him crash into a grave that had been made for Ken. The pressure points Ken had hit cause Uighur's body to cave in on itself and make him fit into the grave. Meanwhile Kenshiro still hasn't finished what he came to Cassandra for and as the freed prisoners cheer for him, he begins to walk further into the prison.

In the manga...

-The scene with Lin, Bat and Mamiya was not present in the manga.

-Ken's grave is still being dug in the manga, whilst it is ready in the anime. In the manga, after Ken survives Uighur's Moko Hakyoku Do move, Rei tells two prisoners to keep digging and make the grave bigger. This joke was not in the anime.

-The manga has Uighur use the Moko Hakyoku Do three times. The first one hits, but the second one has Ken move out of the way so Uighur crashes into a wall. The third time, Ken stops it. In the anime, he only uses it twice -the first one hits, the second one is stopped by Ken.

-When the prisoners start celebrating their freedom, Mitsu is reunited with his brothers in the manga. This is not in the anime, mainly because Mitsu is dead.

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