Art of Fighting (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Battle Spirits Ryuko no Ken (Japanese)
バトルスピリッツ 龍虎の拳 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 95 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Very good: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Good: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:3)
 Decent: 15 votes (dub:11, sub:4)
 So-so: 10 votes (dub:5, sub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Not really good: 11 votes (dub:6, sub:5)
 Weak: 16 votes (dub:9, sub:7)
 Bad: 12 votes (sub:5, dub:5, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Awful: 8 votes (dub:4, sub:2, ?:1, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 11 votes (dub:6, sub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
Seen in part or in whole by 221 users, rank: #2529 (of 5996)
Median rating: Not really good
Arithmetic mean: 3.716 (Not really good−), std. dev.: 2.3381, rank: #5857 (of 5991)
Weighted mean: 3.898 (Not really good), rank: #5852 (of 5991) (seen all: 3.83 / seen some: 4.69)
Bayesian estimate: 4.306 (Not really good+), rank: #4509 (of 4542)
Running time: 46 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1993
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
#1: "Yasei no Kaze" by Hajime Okano & J★POP
Comment:
Loosely based on SNK's best-selling videogame of the same title.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Art of Fighting (DVD) 2003-07-08 (from $6.49)
    Art of Fighting (DVD) 1998-09-30

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroshi Fukutomi
Script: Nobuaki Kishima
Character Design: Kazunori Iwakura
Art Director: Junichiro Nishikawa
Chief Animation Director: Kazunori Iwakura
Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka
Director of Photography: Seiichi Morishita
Key Animation: Shinji Satoh
Music Director: Akira Konishi
Special Thanks To: Takashi Nishiyama
Masanori Ikeda as Robert Garcia
Tetsuya Bessho as Ryo Sakazaki

Ayumi Hamasaki as Yuri Sakazaki
Iemasa Kayumi as Mr. Big
Kaori Horie as Yuri Sakazaki(Japan DVD)
Masako Katsuki as King
Takeshi Aono as Ryuhaku Todoh

Fu Suzuki as Old Woman
Ginzo Matsuo as Jack Turner
Kaneto Shiozawa as John Crawley
Kazunari Tanaka as subordinate
Michitaka Kobayashi as Subordinate B
Miyoko Aoba as Newscaster
Takeshi Aono as Lt. Toudou
Yoshiyuki Kouno as Subordinate
Japanese companies
Animation: Studio Comet
Broadcaster: Fuji TV
In-Between Animation:
Random
Seoul Kids
Studio Wonbat
Original Concept: SNK
Paint: Seoul Kids
Producer:
Fuji TV
NAS
Production: Starchild Records
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Dubbing Manager: Peter Bavaro
Dubbing Supervision: Anthony Salerno
Titles & Graphics: Phil Poli
Video Editing: Jeff Venables
Alden Crews as Ryo Sakazaki
Nick Sullivan as Robert Garcia

Cliff Lazenby as Mr. Big
Sharon Becker as King
Veronica Taylor as Yuri Sakazaki

Carter Cathcart as Lt. Toudou
Eric Stuart as
Jack
John
English companies
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Post Production Audio: Sonomat Post
French staff
French cast
(none)
Catherine Conet as King
French companies
Broadcaster: Mangas
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Rossana Bassani

Dialogues: Marinella Armagni
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
Publisher: Yamato Video
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
(none)
Marcelo Campos as Ryo Sakazaki
Wendel Bezerra as Robert Garcia

Affonso Amajones as Mr. Big
Cecília Lemes as King
Noeli Santisteban as Yuri Sakazaki

Daoiz Cabezudo as Sargento Todou
José Parisi Jr as Jack Turner
Leonardo Camilo as John Crawley
Portuguese companies
Broadcaster: Rede Manchete (U.S. Mangá)
VHS Distribution: Flashstar
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