Hokuto no Ken Episode 76
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An Iron Fist for the Roaring Wolf. Toki is in Danger!!
-From Rage Quitter 87's Fist of the North Star site

For a detailed overview of this episode, click here.

To try and get Kenshiro to fight him, Ryuga hunts down Toki.
Original broadcast date: June 5th 1986

1) Synopsis
2) In the manga...
3) Notes
4) Errors


Ryuga invades a village and he and his men quickly take it over, saying that it now belongs to Ken-Oh. Ryuga then leaves, with Garou and some of his troops remaining behind. A villager manages to escape and is found by Ken, who finds out what has happened and goes back to the village with him. Ken wants to know where Ryuga is, but has to defeat Garou first. Garou uses a sword fighting style known as Taizan Ryu Zanjin Battojutsu (Taishan Man-Slicing Sword Drawing Technique), but he is eventually defeated. Before he dies, Garou reveals that Ryuga has gone to Toki's village.

Toki now lives in a small village, and heals as many sick or injured people as he can. However, Ryuga then arrives and shoots Toki with an arrow, before threatening to kill Lin. Just before he does, Toki takes the hit meant for her.

Ryuga says he has heard that the true essence of Hokuto Shinken is rage, something it needs to be fully unleashed. He's seen two powerful "great trees" -Kenshiro and Raoh -but only one of them can restore order to the world. If Kenshiro cannot defeat him, then he is worthless. He wants to plunge Kenshiro into the depths of sadness, and to do that, he will kill Toki. Toki says he understands, and tells Ryuga to do it -and he can then bear witness to the new era with his own eyes. Ryuga strikes Toki, and Lin cries out Ken's name. Both Kenshiro and Raoh sense that something may have happened to Toki.

In the manga...

-The opening scene with Raoh was not in the manga.

-The scene where Ryuga attacks the village is quite different in the manga, as there are no punks around -instead, Ryuga kills innocent villagers.

-In the manga, Kenshiro just happens to just enter the village, with the family of three he helped save at the end of this episode. In the anime, they removed the family and had a villager who escaped lead him to it.

-Kenshiro finds an old man with a spear through him in the manga, who tells him that Ryuga was the one who attacked the village. In the anime, this does not happen. Instead, there was a new fight scene where Ken battles Garou (an anime only character) and finds out from him where Ryuga went.

-The old man with the injured leg gets killed in the manga. In the anime, it was changed so Toki pushes him out of the way just in time.


-Some of the punks at the start of this episode have quite similar designs as the ones featured at the in this episode.


-The guy who gets whipped has a mustache when first seen, but then loses the mustache and his clothes change when he gets hit.

-Ryuga and his army are suddenly on a hill when Ryuga charges forward on his horse to fight the punks. The land they were on was flat a few moments before this.

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