Hokuto no Ken Episode 97
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Farewell, Yuria! A Strong Man Does Not Speak of Love During His Death!!
-From Rage Quitter 87's Fist of the North Star site

For a detailed overview of this episode, click here.

As Kenshiro finds out how Yuria survived, the fight between Juuza and Raoh concludes.
Original broadcast date: December 4th 1986

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


Fudo explains to Kenshiro how Yuria survived. He and the other Nanto Goshasei members saved her when she jumped off Shin's fortress. Rihaku explained to Shin that Raoh was heading to Southern Cross, and if he captured Yuria, she would either be forced to love him or die. Shin decided to let the Goshasei take her and keep her safe, as either he or Kenshiro would stand before her again one day. Back in the present, Raoh keeps trying to get Juuza to talk, but he won't, so he tosses him to the ground.

Despite being badly injured, Juuza continues to fight, but is defeated by a technique of Raoh's which is much like the Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken. However, even in death Juuza continues to fight, but eventually he falls for good. Raoh tells his troops to bury him here, as he rides off to the Nanto capital on his horse. There was only one person Juuza would fight so fiercely for, and he thinks he knows who the last General is.

Kenshiro heads towards the capital, but encounters many of Raoh's troops, and has to fight them. Meanwhile, Raoh can see the capital, and thinks that the last General must be Yuria. Rihaku receives a message and learns of Juuza's fate. There is no time to grieve for him though as whilst Kenshiro is on the way to the capital, so is Raoh.

In the manga...

-In the manga, Juuza dies after Raoh tosses him to the ground. (Raoh is still respectful though, and the scene with Kokuoh kicking dirt over his body is shown). In the anime, they decided to make the fight longer, and power-up Juuza quite a bit, so he could fight on despite his terrible injuries.

-The flashback scene showing how Yuria survived is shown after Ken defeats the enemy troops in the manga, whilst it is shown much earlier in the anime.


-During the flashback scene, Fudo seems to be much smaller than he should be.

-As in the previous episode, Raoh seems to be too tall in several shots during his fight against Juuza.

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