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Street Fighter Alpha (1999)

Street Fighter Zero (original title)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kane Kosugi ... Ryû (voice)
Kazuya Ichijô ... Ken Masters (voice)
Yumi Tôma Yumi Tôma ... Chun-Li (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura ... Gouki (voice)
Ai Orikasa ... Rose (voice)
Chiaki Ôsawa Chiaki Ôsawa ... Sakura Kasugano (voice)
Reiko Kiuchi Reiko Kiuchi ... Shun (voice)
Bin Shimada ... Wallace (voice)
Miki Nagasawa Miki Nagasawa ... Kei Chitose (voice)
Ken Yamaguchi Ken Yamaguchi ... Gôken (voice)
Daiki Nakamura Daiki Nakamura ... Professor Sadler (voice)
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ... Rosanov (voice)
Kazuyuki Ishikawa Kazuyuki Ishikawa ... Balrog Fabio La Cerda / Dan Hibiki (voice)
Hidenari Ugaki Hidenari Ugaki ... Zangief (voice)
Kokoro Shindô Kokoro Shindô ... Kid (voice)
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Shadoloo's leader, Vega (Bison in the English version), sponsors an unpublicized fighting tournament. Shotokan devotees Ryu and Ken revive their rivalry, while foolish former-Shotokan student Dan seeks revenge on Sagat, the man that killed his father. US Army Colonels Guile and Nash (AKA Charlie) attempt to stop Vega's ways, alongside countless other fighters fighting for their personal reasons. Did Ryu find the ultimate challenge? What happened to Nash? And what is the story behind the evil entity known as Gouki (Akuma in the English version)...? Written by Trevor-12

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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This animated movie is based on a CP System-II game called Street Fighter Alpha 2 (also known as Street Fighter Zero 2 in Japan, Asia, South America and Australia) The street fighters that have appeared in this animated movie are: Ryu, Ken Masters, Chun Li, Sakura Kasugano, Rose, Zangief, Akuma, Dan Hibiki, Birdie, Adon, Dhalsim, Guy, Sodom and Rolento F. Schugurg. The street fighters that are absent are: Charlie Nash, Master Bison, Sagat (only mentioned twice) and Gen. The street fighters that made cameo appearances are: Vega (from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior) and Ibuki (from Street Fighter III: New Generation). The street fighters exclusive to this movie are Wallace, Shun, Rosanov/S.A.D.L.E.R.B.O.T. and Sadler. See more »

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Ryu's eyes change from light gray to brown and back in several scenes. See more »

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Gouki: Where I walk, I walk alone. Where I fight, I fight alone.
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Sadler who?
20 December 2002 | by jaywolfenstienSee all my reviews

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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