Art of Fighting (special)

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Alternative title:
Battle Spirits Ryuko no Ken (Japanese)
The Art of Fighting
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: 108 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Very good: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Good: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:3)
 Decent: 17 votes (dub:12, sub:5)
 So-so: 12 votes (dub:5, sub:5, ?:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
 Not really good: 14 votes (dub:7, sub:7)
 Weak: 18 votes (dub:9, sub:9)
 Bad: 14 votes (sub:6, dub:6, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Awful: 9 votes (dub:5, sub:2, ?:1, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 11 votes (dub:7, sub:2, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
Seen in part or in whole by 235 users, rank: #2957 (of 7676)
Median rating: Not really good
Arithmetic mean: 3.759 (Not really good−), std. dev.: 2.2887, rank: #7538 (of 7703)
Weighted mean: 3.931 (Not really good), rank: #7524 (of 7703) (seen all: 3.88 / seen some: 4.66)
Bayesian estimate: 4.315 (Not really good+), rank: #5792 (of 5824)
Running time: 46 minutes
Vintage: 1993-12-23
Release dates: We have 4
Ending Theme:
"Yasei no Kaze" (野生の風) by Hajime Okano & J★POP
Loosely based on SNK's best-selling videogame of the same title.
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DVD (Region 0)
    Art of Fighting (DVD) 1998-11-15
DVD (Region 1)
    Art of Fighting (DVD) 2003-07-08

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
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
Theme Song Performance: Rokuji Hasegawa
Japanese cast
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
Miyoko Aoba as Newscaster
Sanshirō Nitta as Subordinate B
Takeshi Aono as Lt. Toudou 
Yoshiyuki Kouno as Subordinate
English cast
English staff
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
English companies
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Post Production Audio: Sonomat Post
French staff
French cast
Sylvain Goldberg as Robert Garcia

Catherine Conet as King

Fabienne Loriaux as Yuri Sakazaki
Olivier Cuvelier as Mister Big
Peppino Capotondi as Ryuhaku Todoh
French companies
Cinéstar (from 1998)
Distributor: Shuriken (from January 1996)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Luis de Val
Eduardo Diez as Ryo Sakazaki (Spain dub)
Enrique Gracia as Robert Garcia (Spain dub)

Ana Laín as King (Spain dub)
Eliseo Pérez as Inspector Fujido (Spain dub)
Elizabeth Simmons as Yuri Sakazaki (Spain dub)
José Catalán as Mr. Big (Spain dub)

Fernando Subías as Jack Turner (Spain dub)
Lucas Cisneros as John Crawley (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Sonomaster (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Rossana Bassani

Dialogues: Marinella Armagni
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
Publisher: Yamato Video
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
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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