Street Fighter (also known as Street Fighter: The Animated Series) is an American animated series produced by InVision Entertainment based on the Street Fighter series. The series aired as part of the USA Network's Cartoon Express and Action Extreme Team lineups. It lasted two 13-episode seasons which aired from 1995 to 1997, for a total of 26 episodes.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The plot of the series revolves around Guile, who forms a G.I. Joe-esque team composed of other Street Fighter characters such as Chun-Li, Blanka, Cammy, Ryu and Ken to fight against General M. Bison and his terrorist organization, Shadaloo. The series combined plot elements from both the Street Fighter video games and the 1994 live-action movie. While the characters were originally strictly from the Street Fighter II series of games, characters from the Street Fighter Alpha sub-series were featured as well following the releases of the first two games. Captain Sawada from the live-action movie appears in a few episodes, as do other supporting characters from the games such as Gouken, Delta Red and the cast of Final Fight, who are featured in an episode based on that game.
Characters[edit | edit source]
Heroes[edit | edit source]
Villains[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
|Guile||Michael Donovan||Guile is the main protagonist of the series and is depicted as the de-facto leader of the "Street Fighters", a fictional peacekeeping force composed of several main characters from the games. He retains his rank and full name from the live action movie (Colonel William F. Guile). Unlike in the video games, Guile is single and has no children. He has an on-and-off relationship with an ex-girlfriend named Lucinda (an original character), and has a mutual attraction with Cammy. He appears in all Season 1 episodes and in most of Season 2.|
|M. Bison||Richard Newman||Like in the games, Bison is the ruthless and megalomaniacal ruler of Shadaloo. He serves as the main antagonist of the series.|
|Chun-Li||Donna Yamamoto||Chun-Li serves as the lead female character in the series and appears in most episodes like Guile. Like in the games, she seeks to avenge her father, who was killed by Bison. Like her movie counterpart, she also works as a news reporter.|
|Blanka||Scott McNeil||Like in the movie, the Blanka of the TV series is Guile's combat buddy Charlie, who was turned into a mutant by Dr. Dhalsim. He temporarily reverts back to his original human form in "Eye of the Beholder", where he wears an outfit similar to Charlie from the Street Fighter Alpha games, but with a green version of the same vest and still wears his shackles.|
|Ken||Scott McNeil||Ken is depicted as a traveling con-man who prefers to find ways to get rich rather than helping Guile and his team. He becomes a more prominent character during the second season and is the only character in the series to defeat Akuma in "The World's Greatest Warrior".|
|Ryu||Tong Lung||He is portrayed as Ken's traveling partner and is depicted as the more mature and responsible one of the duo. Like Ken, he becomes more prominent during the second season and retains his rivalry with Sagat from the games. His surname is "Hoshi" in the series and he has a cousin named Sachi who appears in "The Hand That Feeds You", though he has no relatives in the games.|
|Cammy||Lisa Ann Beley||Cammy is portrayed as a member of Delta Red who harbors a mutual attraction with Guile. In "Chunnel Vision", she leaves Delta Red in order to become a member of Guile's team. However, she is unexpectedly brainwashed by Bison in "Cammy and the Bachelor", and appears through the remainder of the series as one of his agents, until her brainwashing wears off in the final episode "Cammy Tell Me True".|
|E. Honda||Paul Dobson||E. Honda is depicted as a computer whiz who loves hacking into government files while also serving as a member of the Street Fighters.|
|Dee Jay||Paul Dobson||Unlike in the movie, Dee Jay is one of the heroes. He serves as the team's helicopter pilot.|
|T. Hawk||Paul Dobson||T. Hawk is a powerful Native American warrior who serves as a member of the Street Fighters.|
|Fei Long||Paul Dobson||Fei Long is a martial arts movie actor who is allied with the Street Fighters.|
|Dhalsim||Garry Chalk||Dhalsim is depicted as a former scientist who retreated to the Himalayan mountains and shunned technology after being forced to experiment on Blanka by M. Bison.|
|Rose||Kathleen Barr||Like the other Alpha characters, she has a non-speaking cameo in "The Medium is the Message", but plays a major role in "The Flame and The Rose" as a mystical psychic who enlists the help of Ken and Blanka.|
|Sakura||Saffron Henderson (uncredited)||Sakura appears in "Second to None" as a young Japanese girl who got into martial arts after witnessing Ryu's past fight against Sagat.|
|Guy||Paul Dobson||Guy makes a non-speaking cameo as Blanka's opponent in "The Medium is the Message", but plays a major role in "Final Fight", where he and Cody are assisted by Ryu and Ken from within their rescue mission to save Jessica from the Mad Gear Gang.|
|Cody||Michael Dobson||Cody appears in the episode "Final Fight", though he, Jessica, and many other Final Fight characters had previously made cameo appearances in the tournament audience from within "The Medium is the Message". As the episode in which he has a starring role is based on the events that took place before Street Fighter Alpha 3, Cody is shown to be in a healthy relationship with Jessica, and wears his civilian outfit from Final Fight.|
|Zangief||Michael Donovan||Zangief is depicted as one of Bison's recurring lackeys in the series, despite not working for him in the games. He had a similar role in the live-action movie, as well as in the unrelated Japanese anime series Street Fighter II V.|
|Sagat||Robert O. Smith||The second-in-command of Shadaloo. He eventually betrays Bison after the latter announces his plan to unleash a nuclear holocaust upon the world.|
|Vega||Paul Dobson||He appears in two episodes, "Eye of the Beholder" and "Face of Fury", both times as Blanka's rival.|
|Balrog||Paul Dobson||He makes a single appearance in "The Medium is the Message", where he ironically appears as a computer specialist working for Bison.|
|Sawada||Michael Dobson||He appeared twice in "Keeping the Peace" and "The Hammer Strikes" as Guile's replacement in the A.N.|
|Birdie||Paul Dobson||He is a henchman of Bison who plays a minor role and is beaten in a fight against Chun-Li. He appears again with a larger role in "Cammy and the Bachelor", where he works alongside Sodom.|
|Adon||N/A||Adon appears briefly in "The Medium is the Message" and has a non-speaking role as an unnamed street fighter.|
|Akuma||Dale Wilson (ep. 13), David Kaye (ep. 17)||Akuma is the evil brother of Ryu and Ken's master, Gouken. He forces Bison and Guile to fight against him in "Strange Bedfellows", and later fights against both Ryu and Ken in "The World's Greatest Warrior".|
|Lucinda Davila||Kathleen Barr||An expert medical scientist who serves as Guile's ex-girlfriend.|
|Escher||John Payne||The head employer and liaison officer of the Street Fighters who usually contacts Guile and his team in order to give them their missions.|
|Gouken||Robert O. Smith||The master of Ryu and Ken whose chi is stolen by Akuma in "The World's Greatest Warrior". It is restored back to him by the end of the episode via Ken's victory over Akuma.|
|Burke||Garry Chalk||The leader and field commander of Delta Red who has a notable scar over his left eye.|
|Rory||Scott McNeil||A robust member of Delta Red who has both a cybernetic right eye and two cybernetic arms.|
|Celia||Janyse Jaud||A beautiful yet tough-as-nails female member of Delta Red who shares a strong rivalry with Cammy.|
|Jessica||Donna Yamamoto||Cody's girlfriend and Haggar's daughter who is kidnapped by the Mad Gear Gang in the episode "Final Fight".|
|Mike Haggar||Dale Wilson||The Mayor of Metro City who appeared in the episode "Final Fight".|
|Belger||Robert O. Smith||The main antagonist of the episode "Final Fight". He serves as the leader of the Mad Gear Gang.|
|Rolento||Scott McNeil||Belger's right-hand man and second-in-command of the Mad Gear Gang in "Final Fight".|
|Thrasher||Michael Dobson||A member of the Mad Gear Gang who helps assist Rolento in kidnapping Jessica at the start of "Final Fight".|
|Sodom||Robert O. Smith||One of M. Bison's lackeys and a member of the Mad Gear Gang, he appears in "The Medium is the Message", "Cammy and the Bachelor", and "Final Fight".|
Episodes[edit | edit source]
Releases[edit | edit source]
ADV Films has released the complete series on Region 1 DVD. The first set, Street Fighter: Code of Honor, was released on April 13, 2003 and contains all the Season 1 episodes; while the second set, Street Fighter: Soul Powers, released on May 13, 2003, contains all the Season 2 episodes. The complete series was also included in one of the Blu-Ray discs inside the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary - Collector's Set.
All 26 episodes of the series were later uploaded for public viewing on Discotek's YouTube channel, though all but the first were later unlisted in early 2019. In 2019, all of the Season 1 and Season 2 episodes were available on the japanese VideoMarket website in Japan.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This is the only Street Fighter animation that features all of the characters from the entire series.
- In this cartoon, "Ryu" is pronounced as "Rye-You".
- The episode, "Final Fight" appears as an unlockable bonus feature in the game, Final Fight: Double Impact.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia article
- Street Fighter at the Internet Movie Database
- See all episodes in English at Street Fighter RPG Brazil