Street Fighter

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Street Fighter

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Street Fighter USA (1995) Colonel William F. Guile, one of greatest martial artists in the world travels the Global Tournament Circuit. He uses it to concel his mission as leader of an elite group of international crimefighters, known only by their code name: Street Fighter! The Street Fighter heroes: Colonel William F. Guile: From the United States. Leader of the Street Fighter unit. After Bison had taken 63 Allied Nation relief workers hostage, and mutated his friend Captain Blanka into a hulking green beast, he successfully defeated Bison in personal combat. Now a freelancer, he continues to lead his team of Street Fighting mercenaries against crime and injustice. Captain Charlie Blanka: From Brazil. Guile's best friend who was horribly mutated into a muscle-bound mutant by Bison for the the purpose of creating a 'Perfect Genetic Soldier'. Chun-Li Zang: From China. A news reporter who, like Guile, carries a personal vendetta against Bison for the death of her father. Ken Masters: From the United States. A Shoto practioner who loves money and fame, and a taste for adventure. He often winds up getting Ryu and himself in trouble. Ryu Hoshi: From Japan. The cooler, more collected half of the two Shotos, Ryu is the voice of reason and looks for a more honorable side to the fight. E. Honda: From Japan. A former sumo fighter who is an expert on computers. He helps the team with anything technical. Dee Jay: From Jamaica. A musician/kickboxer who loves a good beat and smell of justice. He carries a vendetta against Zangief for making him lose his championship belt. Cammy: From England. A former AN lieutenant who remembers little about her past. T. Hawk: From Mexico. An American indian who has lost everything he's owned to criminals such as Bison. Fei Long: From Hong Kong. A martial arts movie star who is interested in learning about chi force and the way of the warrior. Dr. Dhalsim: From India. A former doctor responsible for Blanka's mutation. He has now turned his back on science and technology to live as a monk. Col. Sawada: From Japan. He took over as AN colonel after Guile's court martial and now leads the AN against Bison. The Shadaloo villains: General M. Bison: From Thailand. A warlord/drug dealer/psychopath/terrorist intent on world domination. Viktor Sagat: From Thailand. A gun runner who aids Bison in dealing arms. He plans to destroy Guile and Ryu personally. Zangief: From the U.S.S.R. A muscular wrestler who is loyal to Bison. Though not evil, Zangief is not the best at making judgemental decisions. Vega: From Spain. A vain and egotistic ninja/bullfighter who only does wrong with the request no harm comes to his face. Balrog: From the United States. A former boxer who now serves Bison as a computer technician. With the philosophy of 'Discipline, Justice, Commitment' at their knowledge, the Street Fighters can defeat evil wherever it will lurk!moreless
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  • Col. William Guile leads a band of international fighters against the evil Bison, to stop him from taking over the world. Kinda like G.I. Joe, but dumber.

    3.8
    Pulling stories from literally out of nowhere it seems (that's the problem with adapting fighting games), this Street Fighter cartoon was all over the place. I love the street fighter games. I love the characters. This series tries to incomporate aspects from the game with continuity from the movie (Captain Sawada?). I have 3 big problems with the show. the First is the animation. The characters look good- when they're standing still. Movement (especially action sequences) look very sloppy.



    My second issue is the fighting. The characters, especially Guile seem regulated to doing only one thing: Sonic Booms and Flash Kicks. Sure he did them in the game, but on this cartoon it's overkill. You might see him do the same thing 6 times on one episode! The burn me out with the continuous special moves, and it all becomes repetative and boring.



    My 3rd issue is the way they handle the characters. There's something really rediculous about seeing all our favorite fighters standing around in karate gis or half naked, as they talk to other people in the episode. I know that's what they wore in the game, but for the show, they could have at least made an attempt to be practical. Check out the SF V series from Japan. Much better story wise, fighting wise and animation wisemoreless
  • Godawful. this is some of the worst animation Ive ever seen on tv.

    3.0
    Godawful. This is some of the worst animation Ive ever seen on tv( and i've seen some real trash), and is embarssing for any fan, it completely degrades the franchise. The animators of this show should be completly ashamed of themselves. Horrible quality drawing and totaly unrealistic animation, laughably stupid and inexcuseably littered with blatantly obvious mistakes. Worse than a kiddy show, and even less intelligent. Terrible voice acting, scripting, the whole ten yards its an absolute mess and unbelieveable how something this bad could ever make it on TV and for 2 seasons.

    What a joke, the designers have no talent other than drawing silly as cartoon crap. This show in no way resembles comic book or video game style artwork, its just a disgrace.moreless
  • A really good animated martial arts show.

    8.3
    A really good animated martial arts show. If this is a show that you do not normally watch and you are sitting at home with nothing to do, you are going to wish you had it on tape. Having it "on tape" had become the generic term for recorded programs. Today you are more likely to have the show on Tivo or DVR than VHS, or god forbid Beta!! It is kind of like how a lot of people still call CD's "records" or "albums." Anyway, back to the show. This is the type of show that is really pretty good if you would just give it a chance. So on those cold, lonely, rainy days, pop in your tape or DVR or whatever if you were smart enough to tape it. If not, check to see if it is on as a re-run. After all, as they say, if you have never seen it, it is new to you.moreless
  • Its quite obvious whoever thought of this show was just trying to make a quick buck with it.

    2.5
    They tried to take a popular game, and make it into a GI- Joish kind of show, which in my opinion..FAILD MISERABLY. When did Guile become the primary focus of the Street Fighter Story, last I checked ...it was Ken and Ryu!! And while we are that subject, what was up with Ken and Ryu being some hustlers trying to find a get rich quick scheme!!! HELL,last time I checked, Ken Masters was a Millionaire, and Ryu...Ryu gave a dayum about money. It was all about the fight, and becoming a better fighter that drove him. I will be honest, if they had kept everyone's background the way it was supposed to be, and the story the way it was, then it MAY have succeeded. But sadly, this was just a poor attempt at making more money off of a popular franchise. Street Fighter V, Street Fighter II The Movie, And Street Fighter Alpha The Movie, will always shine as the true representations of the game. This show though, better luck next time.moreless
  • It's a good show. I prefer it to the anime.

    8.1
    Okay, people, I know that 'Street Fighter' was a 'love it or hate it' kind of movie. It was the first moderately successful movie about a video game (after the failures Super Mario Bros. and Double Dragon). Personally, I loved it, and it's quickly become one of my personal favorite action movies. As such, I consistantly tuned in to 'Street Fighter: the Animated Series' which would air 10 am, Saturdays (Central Time), on USA, from 1995-1997.



    I enjoyed the many references to the movie, as well as the games, and even fixed the one bit about the movie I didn't like: it now had Dee Jay on Guile's side and Balrog serving Bison.



    I enjoyed the first season a lot, we saw Guile and Bison on a continuing rivalry and the many characters who helped them. It had good animation courtesy of Graz Entertainment, and occasional bits of humor were included.



    The second season I didn't enjoy as much, but it was still good. The animation by InVision Entertainment used the same themes, plots and character voices, but it just seemed...'darker', and more emphasis was put on the shadows, like they were trying to make it more like an anime. It contained one continuing plot about Guile and the team trying to get Cammy back from Bison, as well as a couple Ken and Ryu 'subplots' (defeating Akuma, crossing over with Final Fight).



    My personal pick for 'Series' Best Episode': I would say 'Getting to Guile'. We saw most of the game's heroes (Chun-Li, Dee Jay, Ken, Ryu and Blanka with help from Cammy and E. Honda) trying to rescue Guile from Bison, who is brainwashing him to be a pawn. It seemed to balance the characters perfectly, and Guile, despite having temporarily turned evil, still comes out as a hero in the end. Second best is probably 'Demon Island' (an episode that focused on my favorite New Challenger, Dee Jay!).



    My personal pick for 'Series' Worst Episode': Probably 'The Warrior King'. For the most part, it is about Chun-Li helping a warrior from another dimension recover a magical orb from Bison. It just felt out of the Street Fighter context and seemed to act as if it was screaming 'out of Street Fighter continuity!'. Also, Guile, Ken and Ryu might have just stayed home that day.



    So, yes. I enjoyed the show, and I recommend it if you did enjoy the movie. If you didn't like the movie, you probably wouldn't like the cartoon, either.



    The series is now available for purchase on DVD courtesy of ADV Films (thank you, ADV!), in the forms of 'Street Fighter: Code of Honor' (Season One) and 'Street Fighter: Soul Powers' (Season Two).



    "Yes, mon. Dee champ is back!"

    --Dee Jay, 'Demon Island'moreless
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