ART OF FIGHTING (RYOKO NO KEN)
As always let me thanks Frankie and Lantis... Anyway it's another anime based on a fighting game, one of the old popular SNK fighting game of all time, Art Of Fighting, sadly they only released three Art Of Fighting games and it was not that good, but the third game was pretty good I think... I don't like this anime too much but decided to write about it, I just wanted to post my opinion about the anime, as you all know everybody have his own opinions... Maybe there are some who prefers Art Of Fighting as the best anime, though... Anyway let's get going...
The story: 5/10
The characters: 7/10
The animation: 6/10
The musics: 5/10
Design & Style: 6/10
First of all let me say that the story is really bad, not that bad but I really don't like it, it's kinda weird... The story is very simple and we've seen this before many times and that what makes it not as good as the other animes, also in the anime you can't see the cool fantasies just like we saw in AOF games, it's lost some of great stuff, though... It's not a fighting anime, it's an action you can say even though it should be a fighting anime...
Well the characters are not that bad but yet I say in the anime they are pieces of jokes, oh really it's true it's damn true, just look at Robert, he is totally a joke fighter and same goes for Ryo, even though they were serious at their own game, now I guess they lost their credits in the anime... Humph, and they wanted to be the world champions, how can they be if they are like that!? That's kinda weird, the game characters have more better and the top of my list, is my favorite Geese Howard, just if he was here in the anime, I am sure the anime will be alot better than what it's now...
Alot of bright and faded colors, but yet it's not that great I don't like it, the background is pretty slow even though some says it's creative but I disagree, the graphics wasn't that much for a new anime like AOF, they should be giving it more details and fantasy colors to be a cool looking anime...
The musics sucks for sure, nobody can say they have a cool musics or sounds in the anime, just if they have their cool background themes from the games it's gonna be far better...
DESIGN & STYLE:
Well the anime style isn't that good either, Fatal Fury is far better than this one... As for the characters design I would say they sucks, look at Robert's costume, yikes it's not good, I like KOF's Robert... As for Ryo his black hair remind me of a ninja named, Gabamarou though, not bad and suites him well... As for Yuri she just looks so different from the games, you can't even call her Yuri... As for Mr. Big I would say he totally sucks he doesn't even looks like a boss, just look at him in KOF he is faaaaaaaar better than this one though...
Well I don't know what to say but all I have in my mind that the Art Of Fighting anime wasn't that good and it should be more better than this, it's really made the AOF down, I am sure I am not the only one... But yet it's better than many other animes but as for a fighting anime it isn't good if you ask me though... Anyway if you want to buy it I suggest you to watch it somewhere or rent it before buying but if you are a damn SNK hardcore fan then go for it just like me hehehe...