1.677 out of 5 from 168 votes
By all accounts, Terry Bogard is one of the greatest martial artists in the world... until he goes up against the enigmatic Wolfgang Krauser, a man with the fighting abilities of a demigod. Terry emerges from the fight beaten and humiliated, his best shot not even able to dent Krauser's armor. But more insidious than the physical injuries is the damage to Terry's pride and confidence. Can his brother Andy and friends Joe Higashi and Mai Shiranui help him regain his mental strength and defeat Krauser and his henchmen, or is this the end for Terry's career as a fighter?
Both are based of SNK fighting games and both came out in 1993. However, Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle has better animation, better fighting scenes, and is overall more enjoyable than Art of Fighting. If you somehow liked Art of Fighting (or, more likely, like the martial arts/fighting game-based genre but found Art of Fighting disappointing), then check out Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle because it's much better.
An ancient relic from the past lies buried beneath the ground: the Armor of Mars, whose six pieces, when combined, will give their wearer the power of a god. So when Sulia Gaudeamus tells Terry Bogard that her brother Laocorn, driven insane by the death of their father, is about to obtain the final pieces of the armor, nothing less than the fate of the world is at stake! Now Terry, along with his brother Andy and friends Joe Higashi and Mai Shiranui, must defeat Laucorn and his powerful minions before he obtains the power of the God of War himself!
Both are action anime based on SNK fighting games. However, Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture has a better plot, way better animation, and way better (not to mention more) fighting scenes than Art of Fighting. If you somehow liked Art of Fighting (or if you've seen Art of Fighting and it left you dissatisfied), then you should check out the superior Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture.