YMMV: Art of Fighting

  • Crazy Awesome: Ryuhaku Todoh's turn as a police officer in the OVA. One scene involves him breaking into the baddies' hideout by riding on a wrecking ball. The whole time, he's laughing and swinging his shinai around furiously.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Ryuhaku Todoh. Despite only appearing in the very first game (with a single special move!), he has a large number of cameo appearances under his belt and was eventually added to the roster of Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium.
    • Eiji Kisaragi from 2. When he returned to KOF in XI (after a hiatus spanning eight games and several cameos in the backgrounds of said games), the fandom went bonkers.
    • Jin Fu-Ha from 3 is quite popular among the Japanese fanbase, who have been clamoring for him to make it into a KOF game (perhaps the reason behind his cameo in XII?); elsewhere... wait, who are we talking about again? Oh yeah, the nondescript musclebound ninja whose spinning lariat special move is turned into a mini-version of an amusement park ride for children in the background of a KOF 2002 Unlimited Match stage.