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KOF XV Team Art of Fighting Artwork

Team Art of Fighting, known in Japan as Team Ryuko no Ken (龍虎りゅうこけんチーム, lit. "Fist of the Dragon and Tiger Team"), sometimes called Team Kyokugenryu (極限流きょくげんりゅうチーム), is a reoccuring Team in The King of Fighters series.

Description

As the name implies, this team consists of characters coming from the Art of Fighting series. In the first two games of the series, this team consisted of Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia and Takuma Sakazaki, the three main protagonists of the classic series and the main practitioners of the Kyokugenryu Karate Style.

Starting with The King of Fighters '96, the team would begin shaking up their dynamic, with Yuri Sakazaki (Ryo's younger sister and young apprencite of the family's style) and King (a French bartender from South Town and Ryo's love interest) joining with the team in some moments. Continuning with The King of Fighters 2000, King's inclusion to the team roster in few tournament entries abandons the name of "Kyokugenryu Team" to simply called the "Art of Fighting Team (or Ryuko no Team)", due to her not being a Kyokugenryu fighter (her fighting style is Muay Thai). Starting from The King of Fighters XIV, Takuma leaves officially the team, and retires from the fighting scene to open a BBQ restaurant.

List of Members

Orochi Saga

KOF '94/Re-Bout, '95, 2002 and KOF XIII Team Art of Fighting (First Classic Formation) (XIII artwork)

KOF '94/Re-Bout

Leader
Members
  • Robert Garcia - Member of Team Art of Fighting. Only left in XI.
  • Takuma Sakazaki - Member of Team Art of Fighting. He joined in '94/Rebout and '95, returned in '99 - 2001 (counting the original version of 2002) and XIII, and left in '95, 2001 and XIII. He is also present in EX2: Howling Blood.

KOF '96

KOF '96, 97, 98/UM, 2002 UM, 2003 and XIV Team Art of Fighting (Second Classic Formation) (XIV artwork)

Member
  • Yuri Sakazaki - Member of Team Art of Fighting. She joined during '96~'99, left in 2000, XIII and XV and returned in 2001 and XIV. She is also present in EX games.

NESTS Chronicles/Tales of Ash/Shun'ei Saga/EX Games

KOF '99 and 2001 Team Art of Fighting ('99 artwork)

KOF 2000 Team Art of Fighting

KOF EX2: Howling Blood Team Art of Fighting

KOF XI Team Art of Fighting

KOF XV Team Art of Fighting

KOF 2000

Member
  • King - Member of Team Art of Fighting. She joined this team in 2000, left in 2001 and returned in XI and XV.

Members' Participation

Participation of the members of the team during the mainline series (and some spin-offs).
Character
Orochi Saga
NESTS Chronicles
Tales of Ash
Shun'ei Saga
KOF '94/Re-Bout
KOF '95
KOF '96
KOF '97
KOF '98/UM
KOF '99
KOF 2000
KOF 2001
KOF 2002/UM
KOF 2003
KOF XI
KOF XIII
KOF XIV
KOF XV
Ryo Sakazaki
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Robert Garcia
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Takuma Sakazaki
Yes/Yes
Yes
No
No
No/No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yuri Sakazaki
No/No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No/Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
King
No/No
No
No
No
No/No
No
Yes
No
No/No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes

Other Team Variant

Team Anti-Kyokugenryu (A.K.A. Team Anti-Art of Fighting)

Team Anti-Kyokugenryu (アンチ極限流きょくげんりゅうチーム), also known as Team Anti-Art of Fighting (チームの反芸術の戦い), is another variant of Team Art of Fighting. This team consist those who are enemies of the Sakazaki family and its fighting style. This team currently only appears officially in The King of Fighters XI. In The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match, this team appears as a Special Entry, with Mr. Big as a member.

List of Members

Orochi Saga (KOF '98 UM)
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Kasumi96.gif
Mrbig96.gif

Team Anti-Kyokugenryu in KOF '98 UM.

Leader
  • Eiji Kisaragi - Leader of Team Anti-Kyokugenryu in '98 UM and XI. Left the team after XI.
Members
  • Kasumi Todoh - Member of Team Anti-Kyokugenryu in '98 UM and XI and regular member of Team Women Fighters. Left the team after XI.
  • Mr. Big - Member of Team Anti-Kyokugenryu only in '98 UM (and only in a special formation).
Tales of Ash (KOF XI)

Team Anti-Kyokugenryu in KOF XI.

Member
  • Malin - Member and founder of new incarnation of Team Anti-Kyokugenryu in XI. Left the team after this game.

Members' Participation

Participation of the members of the team during the mainline series (and some spin-offs).
Character
Orochi Saga
Tales of Ash
KOF '98 UM
KOF XI
Eiji Kisaragi
Yes
Yes
Kasumi Todoh
Yes
Yes
Mr. Big
Yes
No
Malin
No
Yes
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