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
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.801 (scored by 18611,861 users)
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Ranked: #128112
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Popularity: #9092
Members: 3,738
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Episodes: /1


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


Aug 29, 2014
Battle Spirits: Ryuuko no Ken is an animated spin-off based in the universe of the classic 90's arcade game "Art of Fighting". It has some good parts and some not quite as good parts, but I enjoyed it overall. Let's go over the different aspects of this OVA.

Story: 6/10

The story is a pretty standard buddy cop action movie tale. The two main characters, Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia get themselves into a jam when they're mistakenly accused of taking a gem from a crimelord named Mr. Big, despite being entirely innocent. Luckily, they both know martial arts, so they're able to fight their way out, ...
Jul 25, 2016
Mixed Feelings
The 1992 arcade game "Art of Fighting" is a classic fighting game from SNK. In it a player picks between fighters Ryo and Robert as they go to the criminally infested city of "Southtown" in search for Ryo's kidnapped sister Yuri. The player fights one on one with various bad guys as you go through each section of the city uncovering Yuri's whereabouts, who the kidnappers are, and why.
Now how does this anime adaptation hold up on representing this classic fighter....well not very well :(
There are many factors that made the game great and unique that the anime heavily lacks.


This is the ...
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 ...

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