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Every Fist Of The North Star Filler Episode You Can Skip According To Fans

One thing is for certain, "Fist of the North Star" ain't your daddy's anime — at least not literally. Though the franchise itself is older than most popular anime out there today, having debuted sometime in the late Mesozoic Era (aka the year 1984, which is ancient in anime terms), "Fist of the North Star" stands as one of the most legendary action anime of all time.

It follows Kenshiro, a wandering warrior who has mastered the deadly martial art from which the show gets its name. As he stalks the post-apocalyptic wasteland, he invariably comes to the aid of various innocent people who face continuous hardship in the Mad Maxi-ian hellscape they call home. All the while, Ken searches for his fiancée Yuria, who was kidnapped by the rival martial artist named Shin.

However, that brief summary only covers one portion of Kenshiro's adventures. There is much more to see in this bloody, melodramatic martial arts romp. That said, not every episode is worth seeing. Like many anime, "Fist of the North Star" has its fair share of filler — episodes with plotlines that deviate from the original manga. Luckily, we have just the solution to avoid these unnecessary episodes. Here is every "Fist of the North Star" filler episode that you should skip, according to fans.

Fist of the North Star is only 13% filler

Compared to some other anime, "Fist of the North Star" is relatively low in the filler department. According to the fan site, Anime Filler List, only 20 episodes of the series are considered complete filler, making up just 13% of the show's 152 episodes. These are episodes 9-10, 14-21, 38, 41, 79-82, 98, 105, 109, and 111. Additionally, the site designates 14 more episodes as "mixed filler," which only partially follow the manga. These are episodes 2, 4-8, 12, 22-27, and 29.

That said, the "Fist of the North Star" filler situation is a bit more complex than that. According to the "Fist of the North Star" fan wiki, many of the episodes deemed 100% filler by Anime Filler List actually contain some non-filler scenes. Some of these scenes are very minor moments that probably don't make a major difference. However, they are also often action scenes or developments in the plot that, despite being brief, may affect the overall viewing experience. The filler episodes that contain notable character moments are 21, 41, 53, 57, 58, 75, and 91. With this info, watching "Fist of the North Star" should be a hassle-free, filler-free experience.