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The Art of Fighting
The Art of Fighting
Actors: Tetsuya Bessho, Masanori Ikeda, Ayumi Hamasaki, Takeshi Aono, Kaneto Shiozawa
Director: Hiroshi Fukutomi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2003     0hr 46min

Ryo Sakazaki and Bob Garcia are a mismatched pair of friends; Bob is the heir to a fortune and dresses in white suits; Ryo wears ratty workout clothes and runs a karate dojo. Their friendship is based on a shared love for ...  more »


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Actors: Tetsuya Bessho, Masanori Ikeda, Ayumi Hamasaki, Takeshi Aono, Kaneto Shiozawa
Director: Hiroshi Fukutomi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Us Manga Corps Video
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 07/08/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 46min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
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Movie Reviews

Buy the game not the movie.
Knuckles Nuclear | Decatur, GA | 03/31/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Im a fan of the Art of Fighting game. When I heard there was movie out I purchased. I dont know why they even bothered to call this movie Art of Fighting. The movie had almost nothing to do with game or the story line. It lacked a real plot and most of the characters that defined the tone of the game. I dont recommend this movie unless you are into anything even remotely related to the Art of Fighting franchise or unless you need a decent door stop."
Well, it features RYO SAKAZAKI and ROBERT GARCIA want more?
shinku_akuma | 06/26/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"to tell the truth ART OF FIGHTING is a bit of a joke, loosely based on the amazing classic NEO GEO video game, by loosely i mean, when did RYOs main problem involve saving lost cats to gain a cash reward to pay his electricity bill? RYOs sister does get kidnapped, but she (YURI) is far from the destroying machine we know so well from ART OF FIGHTING 2 and KING OF FIGHTERS. As for ROBERT GARCIA, well he shows his usual foolish ways as he acts like the big man. As for the ending, wheres TAKUMA (ryo and yuris father) surely he was your opponent at the end of the video game? oh well, for die hard fans only, even if u are a die hard fan check out the FATAL FURY animes first, they are so much better!"
Not as bad as they say, but pretty bad
S. Calabro | Totowa, NJ | 09/03/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I used to be a huge Art of Fighting fan. I remember buying Fatal Fury 3 on the sole purpose of playing as Ryo. Of course I could neveer get the code to work, so I bought the Art of Fighting game which was pretty bad, but I liked it because it had Ryo. I then found out that there was an Art of Fighting movie. I looked through every store in the mall to find it and no store carried it. I eventually bought the Fatal Fury movies as substitutes for the one I really wanted. Well I found Art of Fighting here, got it, and was none too pleased with it. Art of Fighting isn't a bad movie, but it isn't a good one either. Compared to movies like Fatal Fury and Akira, Art of Fighting's animation is the pits. It reminded me of those 70's cartoons where the only thing that moves is the character's mouth. The story is pretty cheesy and left me wondering if these guys had actually ever seen the game. But the movie does have some decent lines and the song at the end is all right. My advice would be to get the Fatal Fury movies and any other movie you want first and get this one last, and that is only if you are an Art of Fighting Fanatic otherwise pass it up!!"