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Bison, the ruthless leader of the international terrorist organization Shadowlaw, has been desperately searching for the greatest fighter on the planet for years. He finds it in Ryu, a young wanderer who never stays in one place long enough for Bison to find him. He does, however, get a fix on Ken Masters, an American martial arts champion who studied with Ryu as a child under the same master. Meanwhile, Major Guile of the United States Army is forced to team up with Chun Li from China in hopes of apprehending Bison and putting a stop his international ring of crime.Written by
A year later, Capcom release an interactive movie game simply titled Street Fighter II: Movie for PlayStation and Sega Saturn. They also released the CP System-II prequel to the original game called Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (known as Street Fighter Zero in Japan, Asia, South America and Australia) the prequel borrowed many of elements from the animated movie such as Master Bison's muscular body, Master Bison's VTOL jet is shown in endings, the idea of Ken's long hair originated from the animated movie, Ryu and Ken versus Master Bison in a secret "dramatic battle" stage in the original arcade version while in the Japan arcade version of the game features an instrumental QSound rendition of "Itoshisa To Setsunasa To Kokoro Tsuyosa To" is played instead of Master Bison's regular theme in that game, the overhaul Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 2  and the sequel Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 3  also borrowed many elements from SFII: the animated movie and they released an anime series by Manga Entertainment called Street Fighter II: Victory also directed by Gisaburo Sugii. See more »
Cammy's name is written "Cammie" in credits. See more »
Even though you two amuse me, I must conclude this game. I have engagements to keep, and I can't be late.
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At the end of the ending credits of the Japanese cut is a title card reading "COMING IN SPRING 1995 / JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME / RAUL JULIA / STREET FIGHTER / Directed by Steven E. de Souza / NOW FILMING IN HOLLYWOOD" See more »
German VHS release was edited by ca. 8 minutes for a lower "Not under 16" rating. This version was also released on DVD. See more »
Without question, still one of the best pieces of animation ever produced.
I was one of the many Street Fighter fans that left the theatre in withered disappointment after seeing the live action movie. One would have thought that, after several incarnations of this classic videogame, they'd at least get the storyline right. It was a massive letdown to see them mangle all the characters, too. So, when I heard there was an animated movie being released, I literally jumped with excitement; there was no way an anime would (or could) screw up as badly, after all. To my delighted surprise, it not only didn't screw up, it brought each character from 'Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers' to life.
I've heard people complain about it lacking plot and depth; IMHO, these people have missed the entire point of the movie. The main protagonist, Ryu, is a wandering warrior seeking to improve his fighting skills by constantly testing himself against other fighters in different parts of the world. He is an uncomplicated, unpretentious person with a gentle soul and the heart of a dragon (no pun intended), with no notion of the destiny that lies before him. He and his fellow trainee/best friend Ken parted ways ere they could settle who was the better fighter. The way this part of their fates was handled is well done; and the introduction of each supporting character within this deceptively simple storyline kept me rooting for more, with the buildup to the final minutes masterfully accomplished.
There is no debate whatsoever that both the art and animation in this movie is nothing short of amazing; every movement is smooth and clearly visible, from the flexing of Ryu's toes as he takes a step to every single punch and kick thrown in a fight. The music and dialogue, both in the original and the dubbed versions, is quite suitable (there has yet to be a soundtrack for the dub, pity), and although the dialogue at the end seems anti-climactic, what a setup for a sequel!
An elegantly simple story that captures the essence of the Way of the Warrior personified. I'm still watching it happily more than four years later.
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