Battle Spirits: Ryuuko no Ken

Art of Fighting

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Synonyms: Battle Spirits: Dragon Tiger Fist, Battle Spirits: Ryoko no Ken
Japanese: バトルスピリッツ 龍虎の拳
English: Art of Fighting
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 23, 1993
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.781 (scored by 17921,792 users)
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Ranked: #122072
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Popularity: #8921
Members: 3,581
Favorites: 6


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While trying to rescue a cat, martial artist Ryo Sakazaki and his playboy best friend Robert Garcia unwittingly break into a jewel thief's apartment. Moments after entering, they witness the thief being murdered by a group of thugs. Despite fighting their way out and escaping, things go from bad to worse when Ryo and Robert learn that the thugs were working for Mr. Big, the biggest crime boss in South Town.

Not only does Mr. Big believe that the two have stolen the "Eye of Sirius," a priceless diamond, but he has also kidnapped Ryo's younger sister Yuri, and is holding her hostage. Without the diamond and out of options, Ryo and Robert must fight their way past Mr. Big's men and save Yuri before it's too late.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Haigney, Michael
Producer, Script
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Episode Director


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"Yasei no Kaze (野生の風)" by J★POP

Jan 4, 2011
Long story short: everything about this anime is just awful. That said, this is an hilarious anime that anyone who needs a movie for a drinking game should partake in (suggestions for the game included in this review!). So if you're in the mood for something so bad it's good you should partake immediately.

Story: 1
Ok, so the story is basic enough to make sense for sure, it's just really stupid. Perhaps the dub is inducing problems, but they constantly changed one girl's age from underage to of legal age for no apparent reason. Even then I can barely remember the story, something about finding a ...
Jul 17, 2010
This should've been one of those moments where a parent should have crushed their child's dream of being a cartoonist. For all the titles I've reviewed so far, even with the ones I didn't like, Art of Fighting has to be one anime that did everything you could possibly do wrong. At least Battle Arena Toshinden has riffability to it, and I've watched Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture numerous times long ago. After ten years, I decided to revisit this turkey and purchased the US Manga released DVD for $2.00.
This might be on par with World of Destruction, Fight! Spirit of the Sword, ...
Mar 29, 2015
Video game to anime, especially fighting based has never really been anything above average. Usually, these types of movies will mostly appeal to fans of the franchise and give nothing to the non fans. But could it actually be possible to create a video game to anime that appeals to absolutely no one? Well, after watching Art of Fighting, the answer is yes. Surprisingly, it does have a cult following but only for mocking reasons. However, I wouldn't recommend it even for that. I've seen my fair share of train wrecks, and I can say without any doubt that Art of Fighting is the worst ...

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