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Writers:
Joe Romersa (English version)
Kirk Thornton (English version)
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Release Date:
30 January 2001 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A dark power threatens to consume famed fighter Ryu, who is visited by a long-lost little brother. Meanwhile, a mad scientist wishes to harness this power for himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kane Kosugi ... Ryû (voice)
Kazuya Ichijô ... Ken Masters (voice)
Yumi Tôma ... Chun-Li (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura ... Gouki (voice)
Ai Orikasa ... Rose (voice)
Chiaki Ôsawa ... Sakura Kasugano (voice)
Reiko Kiuchi ... Shun (voice)
Bin Shimada ... Wallace (voice)
Miki Nagasawa ... Kei Chitose (voice)
Ken Yamaguchi ... Gôken (voice)
Daiki Nakamura ... Professor Sadler (voice)
Hisao Egawa ... Rosanov (voice)
Kazuyuki Ishikawa ... Balrog Fabio La Cerda / Dan Hibiki (voice)
Hidenari Ugaki ... Zangief (voice)
Kokoro Shindô ... Kid (voice)
Katsuhiro Harasawa ... Rolento Schuberg / Man (voice)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ... Birdie (voice)
Wataru Takagi ... Adon (voice)
Sadao Nunome ... Monk / Sodom Shogun (voice)
Kumiko Yokohira ... Boy (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Austin ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Mathew Austin)

Steve Blum ... Ken Masters (voice: English version) (as David Lucas)

Brianne Brozey ... Little Boy (voice: English version) (as Ian Hawk)
Keith Burgess ... Akuma (voice: English version)

Richard Cansino ... Vega (voice: English version) (as Richard Hayworth)
Kim Mai Guest ... (voice: English version) (as Kim Nguyen)
Casey Hart ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Carolyn Hennesy ... Rose (voice: English version)

R. Martin Klein ... Adon / Street Thug (voice: English version) (as Bob Marx)

William Knight ... Monk (voice: English version) (as William Frederick)

Lex Lang ... Guard (voice: English version)
Ramona Lee ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Peter Lurie ... Professor Sadler (voice: English version) (as Chuck Farley)

Sherry Lynn ... Kei Chitose (voice: English version) (as Katie Ashley)
Mona Marshall ... Shun (voice: English version)
Michael McCarty ... Birdie (voice: English version) (as Michael Devon)

Matthew Mercer ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Masamune Miller)
Bob Papenbrook ... Dan Hibiki / Street Thug (voice: English version) (as John Smallberries)
Simon Prescott ... Gouken (voice: English version) (as Simon Issacson)
Joe Romersa ... Zangief (voice: English version)
Michelle Ruff ... Sakura Kasugano (voice: English version) (as Georgette Rose)
Adam Sadler ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Lia Sargent ... Chun-Li (voice: English version)

Adam Sholder ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Skip Stellrecht ... Ryu (voice: English version) (as Henry Douglas Grey)
Dan Woren ... Bar Thug (voice: English version) (as Jackson Daniels)
Tom Wyner ... Rosanov / Street Thug (voice) (as Abe Lasser)

Directed by
Shigeyasu Yamauchi 
Joe Romersa (English version)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Romersa  English version
Kirk Thornton  English version
Reiko Yoshida  script

Produced by
Marvin Gleicher .... executive producer
Haruyo Kanesaku .... producer
Yutaka Maseba .... producer
Kaoru Mfaume .... producer
Yoshiki Okamoto .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Kazushi Torigoe  (as Kazushi Torigoshi)
 
Art Department
Daichan .... art
 
Sound Department
Phil Brewster .... re-recording mixer
Les Claypool III .... additional sound effects and final mix: English version
Michael McCarty .... digital sound tracking: English version
 
Special Effects by
Kunji Tanifuji .... special effects (as Kaoru Tanifuji)
 
Animation Department
Kazuhiko Abe .... key animator
Jun'ichi Hayama .... key animator
Masaki Hosoyama .... key animator
Mitsuo Kimura .... key animator
Daisuke Kusakari .... key animator
Fumio Matsumoto .... key animator
Hiromichi Mizukawa .... key animator
Eiko Saitô .... key animator
Hirotoshi Takatani .... key animator
Akiko Tanada .... key animator
Yoshihiko Umakoshi .... animation director
Yoshihiko Umakoshi .... key animator
 
Editorial Department
C.P. Booth .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Matt Perrier .... script advisor
 


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Street Fighter Zero" - Japan (original title)
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94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Chun Li's color schemes in this animated movie are red, green, yellow and black. In the game, Chun Li's original color schemes are dark-blue, light-blue and yellow. Chun Li is the only character with allternate color schemes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Ryu's eyes change from light gray to brown and back in several scenes.See more »
Quotes:
Gouki:A true warrior enters the battle with all his powers at the ready.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Sadler who?, 20 December 2002
Author: jaywolfenstien from USA

Okay, granted, this animated film is based upon an arcade game. Not just an arcade game--an arcade *fighting* game. The requirements for a good arcade fighting game (especially back when Street Fighter set the standards) did not involve having a plot. If it played well and was fun, then you had a hit. It's a given that to make a film the creators are going to have to expand on the three sentences of backstory each character has, and the equally shallow endings they all have; sometimes even substancially change them . . . so why did they feel it necessary to invent a whole new villain with artificial fighters at his disposal? No.

Granted, I haven't played the original SF Alpha in ages, but I recall Bison (generally speaking) still being the villain in the Alpha/Zero series (yes, I know, not everyone fought Bison in the first one). I can understand them not wanting to introduce Bison in this film to preserve the storyline of the existing SF Anime, but you still have Sagat from SF1. Heck, this film even brings up Akuma (who would have made an excellent lead villain if given the spotlight) but he's not pursued. Instead we're stuck with a throwaway guy no one cares about who has no connection to the Street Fighter game universe. The only thing worse is they don't make much attempt to make him or his underlings as interesting as the "true" SF characters. He's just a cliche mad scientist. That's all.

Then the presence of annoying existing SF characters doesn't help either. I hated Sakura in the game; I hate her in the anime. Ryu's brother issue started out all right; however, it quickly dissolved into meaningless drivel as the "plot" involving the "villain" consumed him.

Much of Street Fighter Alpha/Zero's vast cast of characters is not utilized (understandably so considering the volume of faces they've developed over the years), but even the ones who are really don't do much but get beat up until Ryu overcomes his inner demons, discovers the true warrior spirit, yadda, yadda, yadda, and ultimately saves the day. Every Street Fighter player knows that Ken is just as bad as Ryu, if not he's even badder; they even fight to a standstill in this, and yet Ken can't put a dent in the android/robot/artificial guy/whatever he was supposed to be? No. If nothing else, Ken would be able to severly hurt the thing.

I liked the original anime and even the V series because in the end Ryu & Ken ultimately team up. One or the other (usually Ryu) has to get the final hit, but it takes both of them for a victory. Akuma would have given them both a run for their money with his raging demon; Street Fighter fans don't want the throw-away Sadler crap, we want the real deal--bring on Akuma.

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