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Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)

Sutorîto Faitâ II gekijô-ban (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Gisaburô Sugii

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Takashi Nishiyama (original concept) (as Capcom Co Ltd.), Hiroshi Matsumoto (original concept) (as Capcom Co Ltd.) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôjiro Shimizu ... Ryû (voice)
Kenji Haga Kenji Haga ... Ken (voice)
Miki Fujitani ... Chun-Li (voice)
Masane Tsukayama ... Guile (voice)
Masakatsu Funaki Masakatsu Funaki ... Fei Long (voice)
Ginzô Matsuo Ginzô Matsuo ... Deejay (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ... T. Hawk (voice)
Yôko Sasaki Yôko Sasaki ... Cammy (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Honda (voice)
Yukimasa Kishino Yukimasa Kishino ... Dhalsim (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Blanka (voice)
Tetsuo Kanao Tetsuo Kanao ... Zangief (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Scientist (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Balrog (voice)
Shigezô Sasaoka Shigezô Sasaoka ... Sagat (voice)
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Storyline

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 Spaz <junebug2@texas.net>

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The ultimate anime fighter, uncut & unleashed!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for non-stop animated martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut) (PG-13) | (cut) (unrated) | (cut) (VHS) (FSK 16)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene where Ryu travels to India, a mysterious man wearing a dark gray-blue karate-gi that looks similar to Ryu and Ken's karate uniform who is known by the name of Akuma (also known by the name of Gouki in Japan, Asia, South America and Australia) as he makes first film debut and cameo appearance by sitting beside a wall and selling fruit in Calcutta. Akuma/Gouki is one of the antagonists to the Street Fighter franchise who made his debut in the fourth edition to Street Fighter II: The World Warrior [1991] titled Super Street Fighter II Turbo [1994] (known as Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge in Japan, Asia, South America and Australia) as a hidden boss and a secret character in the game to the CP System-II. See more »

Goofs

In the American version of this film, in the scene where Chun-Li is briefing her Interpol superior, profiles of Sagat, Balrog and Vega are shown. In Vega's profile, under the name section, it is written "VEGA" but under the comments section, Vega is referred to as "Balrog." This is because "Balrog" is the actual name of the character that is known as "Vega" to American audiences. In Japan, Vega is known as "Balrog," Balrog is known as "M. Bison" or "Mike Bison," and M. Bison is known as "Vega." What the characters are called by in Japan are the original, actual names for the characters in the Street Fighter franchise. When editing this film for American audiences, the editors successfully changed Vega's profile so that "VEGA" appeared in the name section instead of "BALROG" but missed making the same edit in the comments section of the profile. See more »

Quotes

M. Bison: [to Ken] You worthless pile of excrement!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The PG-13 has a lot less blood, is approx. 94 min. and has less harsh language. The Mature version is approx. 96 min., has a ton of blood, especially when Ryu fights Sagat at the beginning, has a lot of harsh language, and added footage to the Vega vs. Chun Li sequence. There are shots of her in the shower and more to the actual fight. See more »

Connections

Version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Mantra
Written by Bill Leeb & Rhys Fulber
Published by Roadcrew Music, Inc. (BMI)
Performed by Intermix
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
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Everything the movie wasn't
22 April 2001 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

In my opinion the movie didn't exist. This Animated version of the Streetfighter story is a zillion times as good. The characters are stronger and although there are quite a few of them they are all developed enough for us to sympathise/hate them. It seems as if the makers of this film paid extra attention to every area of production in order to make a film that couldn't possibly be improved upon. They almost succeeded.

Unfortunately I saw the "Americanised" version of the film which replaces an awesome musical score with grunge rock music and cuts out Chun Li's nudity before her fight with Vega.

Speaking of Vega, doesn't he remind of Jason Voorhees. He was definitely a cool character. They all were apart from M. Bison. He is the only fault the film has because for a central villain. He doesn't do much apart from stand statue still and say in a very deep (that MUST make him evil) voice that he is superior to everyone else and that they are all "weak pathetic fools" and that his henchmen must "seize them". Boring. It is such a shame that a great movie had such a lame villain.

But it's the set (?) pieces that make this film stand out from other Anime movies. The fight on the wing of the plane is ultra cool. Ken Masters is just driving thru the Pacific Northwest countryside when this huge plane comes out of nowhere and he is suddenly fighting M. Bison on top of it. The final battle outside Honda's shack in the mountains is also very cool. I reckon Honda is my fave character.

The ending was a little suspicion tho. Just what is the deal with that truck? Anyways, the Streetfighter franchise knows it's full potential and I recommend that you check out all of the DVDS that are available out there.


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