Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf
|Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf
|Directed by||Hiroshi Fukutomi|
|Produced by||Hiromichi Mogaki (Studio Comet)
Tatsuji Yamazaki (Nihon Ad Systems)
Yoshihiro Suzuki (Fuji Television)
|Based on||Fatal Fury: King of Fighters
|Music by||Toshihiko Sahashi
Toshio Masuda (composer)
|December 23, 1992|
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf (バトルファイターズ 餓狼伝説? Batorufaitāzu Garō Densetsu, "Battle Fighters: Legend of the Hungry Wolf) is an animated TV Special based on the fighting game Fatal Fury. It originally aired on Fuji TV on December 23, 1992. The movie was directed by Hiroshi Fukutomi and features character designs by Masami Ōbari. An English adaptation was produced by Viz Communications, which was released on home video in 1994.
In Southtown, young Terry and Andy Bogard are out with their master, Tung Fu Rue and their father, Jeff Bogard. Jeff is distracted by a group of poor children who beg him for money and a pretty, young flower girl as part of an attempt on his life by four attackers, one of whom succeeds in stabbing him. He is then confronted by his old rival Geese Howard, and dies of his wounds. In front of his grave, Tung makes the boys promise that in ten years they will reunite as much stronger men to punish Geese.
Ten years later, Terry returns to Southtown. Geese learns of his return from his right-hand man, Billy Kane, while Terry has a drink in a bar he owns. Along the way, Terry meets Lily McGuire, the beautiful Queen of South Town in a night club and later talking to some poor children and giving them food and money. He recognizes her as the flower girl who helped Geese murder his father, but does not hold it against her. Afterwards, he meets Joe Higashi, a champion Muay Thai kickboxer and a long time friend and rival of Andy. Joe is in Southtown to enter the King of Fighters tournament, and Terry befriends him upon learning that he is his brother's friend. Terry is then reacquainted with Andy and Tung. Tung tells them of a technique called the Hurricane Punch that only he knows, which he will teach to only one of them. Terry decides that both he and Andy should enter the King of Fighters tournament and should one of them be the victor, Tung will teach him the technique.
When Geese learns that the brothers are entering the tournament, he sets a trap for them. He has Lily deliver poisoned champagne to Terry before his fight, but she fails because of her feelings towards him, as he is the only one who has seen her true self and might redeem her of her former sins. Terry defeats his opponent, Richard Meyer, and makes it to the final fight with his brother Andy. As the fight starts, Joe notices a man who tries assassinate the Bogards and takes the bullet intended for them. With the help of Lily, the three escape the tournament, but at the cost of Lily's life at Geese's hands. Tung himself is seriously injured by Billy Kane and hospitalized in a coma. Andy, angered by Tung's injuries, sets off to Geese's lair with Joe. Tung is able to emerge from his coma and teach Terry the Hurricane Punch, but the effort of demonstrating it kills him.
Andy and Joe battle their way to confront Geese, but neither are strong enough to defeat him. After Terry arrives and sees Andy defeated, he attacks Geese using his new technique, Senpuken, which barely has an effect. He absorbs more energy and ends up with a new technique, the Hurricane Kick, which defeats Geese. Later, Terry, Andy and Joe meet up at Jeff Bogard's grave before going their separate ways.
- Terry Bogard
- Voiced by: Kazukiyo Nishikiori (Japanese); Mark Hildreth (English)
- A martial artist seeking to avenge his father's death.
- Andy Bogard
- Voiced by: Keiichi Nanba (Japanese); Peter Wilds (English)
- Terry's younger brother and an expert in Koppōjutsu.
- Joe Higashi
- Voiced by: Masaaki Satake (Japanese); Jason Gray-Stanford (English)
- A Japanese Muay Thai boxer who befriends the Bogard brothers.
- Lilly McGuire
- Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese); Willow Johnson (English)
- A young woman known as the "Queen of South Town", who is desired by the men of the city. Lilly is an original character created for the film. She makes a cameo appearance in the Mexico stage in The King of Fighters '94.
- Geese Howard
- Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata (Japanese); Ward Perry (English)
- A crime boss and martial artist who host the King of Fighters tournament.
- Jeff Bogard
- Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese); David Kaye (English)
- Terry and Andy's father, who was murdered by Geese.
- Tung Fu Rue
- Voiced by: Kōji Yada (Japanese); Mina Mina (English)
- The martial arts master who trained Geese and Jeff.
- Billy Kane
- Voiced by: Daiki Nakamura (Japanese); Paul Dobson (English)
- A staff-wielding fighter employed by Geese.
- Voiced by: Hisao Egawa (Japanese); Robert O. Smith (English)
- A villainous wrestler also working for Geese.
- Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf at the Internet Movie Database
- Embers Fatal Fury, A Fatal Fury Fan Film by Time Window Studio
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