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Battle Spirits: Ryuuko no Ken

Alternative Titles

English: Art of Fighting
Synonyms: Battle Spirits: Dragon Tiger Fist, Battle Spirits: Ryoko no Ken
Japanese: バトルスピリッツ 龍虎の拳


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 23, 1993
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Game
Duration: 49 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.851 (scored by 1,194 users)
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Ranked: #101222
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Popularity: #7103
Members: 2,333
Favorites: 6
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After events involving a home invasion, a house cat, an ancient artifact, and an unpaid electrical bill, martial artist Ryo Sakazaki and his best friend Robert Garcia must fight their way into the Southtown underworld to save Ryo's sister Yuri from the crimelord known as Mr. Big.


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Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Episode Director
Satou, Hidekazu
Episode Director

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"Yasei no Kaze (野生の風)" by J★POP

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Jan 4, 2011
zawa113 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 17, 2010
Colonelfancy (All reviews)
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, read more
Mar 29, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 29, 2017
Woeppa (All reviews)
This anime is genuinely deserving of being in the 100 worst animes of all time, but then again The Room is in the top 100 worst movies of all time, and I think the comparison is really fair. This movie/OVA/ONA (whatever term you wish to use) is full of hilarious terribleness.

Story: 4/10
Generic Kung Fu duo fights a mob boss to save a family member story, really not much else to say.

Art: 3/10
It's cheesey 90s animation that was bad even for it's time, but at the same time it's so terrible it has its own charm as it isn't painful to look at.

Sound: 4/10
Forgettable, not much read more


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