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Street Fighter II Voyage

Street Fighter II V (ストリートファイターⅡ V Sutorīto Faitā Tsū Bui?, pronounced "two vee"), also known as Street Fighter II Voyage, is an anime series based on Street Fighter II. Directed by Gisaburo Sugii, who also directed Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, the series first aired in Japan in 1995, from April 10 to November 27, on YTV. An English adaptation of the series was produced by Manga Entertainment in 1996 and was originally released on home video in North America and shown on television on SBS in Australia before being released on VHS (and later DVD) by Madman Entertainment.

Premise[]

The show is a loose adaptation of Super Street Fighter II Turbo, taking several liberties with the established storyline and characters from the games. The show takes place during the present time of 1995 and follows the adventures of the seventeen-year-old martial arts masters Ryu and Ken, as they go through a journey to improve their fighting potential after they both experienced a brutal defeat at the hands of Guile. During the course of the series, Ryu and Ken become acquainted with other Street Fighter characters such as Chun-Li, Fei Long, Sagat and Dhalsim. Eventually the duo find themselves involved with the criminal syndicate Shadowlaw, led by M. Bison, after defeating one of their subordinate organizations.

Characters[]

Street Fighters[]

Character Japanese Voice Actor English Voice Actor Notes
Ryu Kōji Tsujitani Skip Stellrecht Ryu (age 17) is the main protagonist. He's very dedicated to his martial arts and is always trying to better his own skills. He was raised in the Japanese countryside, and is as such a sort of country bumpkin. He and his best friend, Ken, have been training together since they were little kids. During their travels, he learns how to use a chi-based power called Hadō in the form of the Hadouken. Ryu does not wear a headband and sparring gloves throughout the series. Instead, he wears prayer beads on his hands, and has short spiky hair. Additionally, his personality is much more easy-going and light-hearted than his video game counterpart.
Ken Masters Kenji Haga Steve Apostolina Ken Masters (age 17) is Ryu's best friend and the only son of the Masters family, said to be the richest family in America. He lives in San Francisco with his parents in a very large mansion - it takes twenty minutes to drive from the front yard to the main house! He too spends a lot of time training as well, but not as much as Ryu. Ken also rides a motorcycle. His mother is Japanese. Ken also learns to use the power of Hadō later on while being held captive by Shadowlaw. Only Ryu knows the Hadoken, while both he and Ken know the Shoryuken. Ken later upgrades the Shoryuken to the Hadou Shoryuken, and then shortens it to the Hadou Shoryu. Interestingly, in the English dub Ken still called the move Shoryuken while Ryu called it by its English translation; Rising Dragon Punch. Ken's personality and character design is extremely similar to his video game design.
Sergeant Guile Tesshō Genda Kirk Thornton Sergeant Guile (age 21) is a superior in the United States Air Force. He has pride in both the Air Force and his men, and frequently goes out drinking with them whenever they can. He and his partner, Nash, have served together for many years in various missions and military conflicts. As a military person he is regularly found working out and lifting weights. He has won at least one boxing tournament and probably others not mentioned in the show. His martial art style that he uses in combat is loosely based on US Military Combatives, the official martial arts styles that the US military teaches to its soldiers.
Chun-Li Chisa Yokoyama Lia Sargent Chun-Li (age 15) first appears as a tour guide hired by Ken and Ryu upon their arrival in Hong Kong, however, she is soon revealed to be the daughter of the top inspector for the Hong Kong police. Her father trains her in the art of kung fu both as self-defence and as a part of her rearing. She accompanies Ken and Ryu throughout most of their journeys across Asia and Europe. While a formidable martial artist, she rarely engages herself in combat unless personally attacked or threatened. In the series, Ken becomes smitten with her to the point where he takes her on a shopping spree and buys her a ring. They develop something of a romance, especially during the Vega arc. Chun-Li is not seen in her blue mini-qipao and white boots until the final episodes, where she is captive at Bison's base. Also, changes to this outfit include the absence of her hair-bun covers as well as her pantyhose being replaced with knee pads.
Fei-Long Kazuki Yao Peter Doyle Fei-Long (age 17) is one of Dorai's best students, he is now an up-and-coming martial arts movie star whose insistence on "making the fight real" rapidly becomes detrimental to production, due mainly to damaged props and public property as well as injuries to the stunt doubles. Ken Masters briefly volunteers to be his opposite in a fight scene while touring Hong Kong with Ryu and Chun-Li, but the destruction caused by the fight forced the director to halt the filming and cut the scene completely. Later, upon learning of his Master's supposed "death", he become distraught with grief and seeks to avenge him. While visiting the hospital where Dorai was taken, the Chief of Interpol informs Fei-Long of the charade. Later still, Fei-Long with the assistance of Cammy, after a brief fight with her in Dorai's hospital quarters, identifies Balrog as the Shadowlaw operative who ordered the hit on Dorai.
Sagat Banjō Ginga Peter Spellos Sagat (age 31) was the "King of Muay Thai", which is infamous as one of the most vicious forms of martial arts in the world. When he fought professionally, he was the champion of Thailand and everyone simply called him "Champ", but after refusing to throw a match for the Ashura syndicate, he was framed for selling drugs and was both imprisoned and disgraced. The Ashura syndicate's vendetta against Dorai, Ken and Ryu was carried out in a very poor manner by one of their men by planting heroin in Ryu's luggage at the airport in Bangkok, after which Ryu was imprisoned in the same prison with Sagat. The two of them gained each other's respect and were able to learn more about the Ashura from their experiences. After the Ashura kingpin was arrested, evidence of Sagat's innocence was "discovered" by the Thai police and he was released from prison. Unlike in the games, he does not have his trademarked scar on his chest, which he had since Street Fighter II, nor does he wear an eyepatch. His rivalry with Ryu is more of a friendly one in the show.
Dhalsim Shōzō Iizuka Steve Blum Dhalsim is a monk who lives in a remote village in India. Sagat had earlier instructed Ryu to seek Dhalsim for advice about the Ways of Hadou. Sagat had been turned down years before when he sought Dhalsim's wisdom, but had figured that Ryu might be found more worthy. Dhalsim is a practitioner of yoga and has some psychic abilities, and although he knows much about Hadou, he was unable to train Ryu to use the Hadouken, which was inadvertently triggered in Ryu's body during a lesson.
Vega aka Balrog in Japan Kaneto Shiozawa Richard Cansino Vega Fabio La Cerda (age 18) is the popular, handsome bullfighter in Barcelona with a lust for blood and no value for life. Though he isn't as obsessed with beauty as his video game counterpart, he is still highly vain. He also moonlights as a cage fighter for rich socialites, and unlike his in-game counterpart, he is not affiliated with Shadowlaw or M. Bison. During a bullfight attended by Ken, Ryu, and Chun-Li, Vega develops an obsession for Chun-Li, whom is disgusted by his bloodthirsty nature, and plots to kill Ryu and Ken, whom he sees as rivals for her affections. He uses a strange "love potion" drug to induce a trance in her. While in the trance, she watches Vega and Ken fight each other in a steel cage at a secretive ball they were invited to attend. Vega offered Ken the option of using a weapon against him (implying that would be the normal rules), but Ken fights him barehanded. After grueling and bloody fight, Vega was defeated, despite having broken both of Ken's feet with his claws, along with giving him a number other painful slash wounds, and elsewise having the advantage of dropping down from above with his signature attack. The fate of Vega is not clearly known, but was last seen being carried out of the steel cage on a stretcher after having hung from the cage ceiling unconscious and then diving downward in a "final attack" where Ken caught him on his shoulders, instead of finishing him off.
Balrog aka M. Bison in Japan Tomomichi Nishimura Joe Romersa Balrog is an executive officer of Interpol, but unbeknownst to the other members of Interpol he works for Shadowlaw as an informant. Suspicions had been raised when Inspector Dorai's failed assassination suggested that only a senior officer of Interpol would have been aware of his investigations into the Shadowlaw organization. Ultimately, Balrog's secret is discovered by Fei-Long and Cammy after his cover story's inconsistencies were compared. Before being placed under arrest, Cammy took revenge against Balrog for giving her fraudulent reasons for the assassination. Balrog isn't portrayed as a fighter in the show and only shows up in his boxing gear during the second opening credits.
Cammy White Yōko Sasaki Debra Rogers Cammy White is a former agent of MI6 who now makes her living as a mercenary assassin. Being a devout Roman Catholic, she always prays for forgiveness before and after each hit. She takes much pride in the quality of her work, and believes when she's hired for a job, the death of her target must come from her hand and not as an accident or incidental occurrence, to the extent that she will even protect her target from harm until she is ready to strike. Also as a matter of pride, she refuses to act on false pretexts for employment. Cammy's character design is radically different compared to any other appearance. However, her fighting style is very similar to her original conception, including the Cannon Spike and Spiral Arrow moves. She wears a black halter top, black spandex tights, a ponytail, and a choker decorated with a crucifix the latter which she used to conceal a deadly, retractable metal wire to assassinate her victims. Her original design with her beret and pigtails is seen in her picture in her profile in episode 17 when she is first introduced.
Zangief Yasuo Tanaka Michael Sorich Zangief (age 28) is a Russian bear-wrestler who frequently works as one of Shadowlaw's strong-men. He doesn't seem to have any desire or inclination to injure or kill anyone (even preferring to ask nicely for Ryu to come), but he's not above using his strength in full against someone should his orders require him to. Apparently he doesn't know Shadaloo´s true motives, similar to the Zangief from Street Fighter: The Movie. Zangief can be seen wearing a loincloth-like shirt, whereas in the games he appears topless. He also works for Shadowlaw, despite the fact that he is unaffiliated with them in the games. He is sent to kidnap Ryu, which he does easily since Ryu was exhausted at the time. Zangief later fights Guile when he breaks into Bison's fortress, and Guile manages to beat him after a hard fight.
M. Bison aka Vega in Japan Kenji Utsumi Tom Wyner Very little is known about Bison, other than that he is the head of Shadowlaw. In contrast to Ken and Ryu's Hadou, which is based in chi, Bison's powers are based in his rage and hatred, and are referred to as his "Psycho Power". Usage of his "Psycho Power" usually causes him to lose his ability to reason, and in one instance nearly strangles Chun-Li while enraged only to regret his actions for a moment when he resumed his previous cognitive state, the only scene in which he ever shows a capacity for human emotion. As the leader of the secretive Shadowlaw, his only known goal is world domination, and most of his activities are financed through a variety of underground operations such as the Ashura syndicate. For all of Bison's power and ambition, it is suggested that much of his work may be the result of semi-telepathic influence originating from a silver idol in the form of an eagle's head, which is shown on at least two occasions to "communicate" with him. In the finale of the show, he is killed by Ryu after a hard and intense battle.

Supporting characters[]

Character Japanese Voice Actor English Voice Actor Notes
Inspector Dorai (銅昴 Dōrai) Rokurō Naya Michael Forest Chun-Li's father. His principal occupation is as the Vice Squad Captain for the Hong Kong Police Department, and is routinely engaged in drug busts, sting operations, and various other police activities, and is no stranger to the risks of his work. His residence also doubles as a temple and training ground where he teaches his daughter and several other students. Shortly after a successful bust of a large cocaine-smuggling operation, as well the subsequent arrest of the Ashura kingpin behind it, Inspector Dorai is called to Barcelona to attend an Interpol conference concerning the investigation of the mysterious organisation called "Shadowlaw". During the investigation, Dorai is nearly killed by Cammy at the order of a Shadowlaw infiltrator, but his survival was kept secret by the Chief of Interpol until the person who ordered the hit could be identified. Unlike in the games, Dorai survives in the show.
Charlie Nash Ryōichi Tanaka Dean Wein Guile's best friend, who has served alongside of him in several combat situations. Nash dies during the mission to rescue Ken from Bison's fortress. Since the show was produced before the development of Street Fighter Alpha, he does not resemble his in-game counterpart at all. In the show, he holds an impressive similar appearance to Jean Reno. While Nash is known as Charlie in the English localization of the games, Nash retains his Japanese name for the English dub of the show, except in one scene where Guile calls him by Charlie. When Nash and Guile break into Bison's fortress where Ryu and Ken are held, Nash is strangled to death by Bison.


Game references and differences[]

Concepts[]

  • Blanka, E. Honda, and Dee Jay are never seen in the series. T. Hawk briefly appears in the second Japanese opening.
  • Even though this series is not a canon prequel, Chun-Li's father is prominently shown, working as a Kung Fu teacher and Interpol executive and only eight of the street fighters are depicted as being much younger than their in-game counterparts, according to the character profiles in the official Street Fighter II V trading cards:
    • Ryu was born in 1977 (canonically 1964).
    • Ken Masters was born in 1978 (canonically 1965).
    • Sergeant Guile was born in 1973 (canonically 1960).
    • Chun-Li was born in 1980 (canonically 1969).
    • Fei Long was born in 1978 (canonically 1969).
    • Sagat was born in 1963 (canonically 1955).
    • Vega was born in 1977 (canonically 1967).
    • Zangief was born in 1966 (canonically 1956).
    • Dhalsim, Balrog, Cammy White, and M. Bison are the only street fighters who kept their canon ages from the games.
  • Ryu is never seen with his signature red headband in the series, but instead wears a lucky emerald bead-bracelet.
    • Additionally, both he and Ken are never seen wearing their sparring gloves, they do however in both the Seiden and Retsuden mangas which appear to be the same gloves from the Alpha series.
  • Although Ryu and Ken still have mastered the Shoryuken and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku, none of the street fighters have a projectile move except M. Bison. Ryu and Ken were instead given exclusive "super moves" throughout the later seasons and the second Japanese opening, which are Ken's Hadou-Shoryuken and Ryu's New Hadou-ken, a powerful Chinese variant that involves hand-motioning to summon or manifest ki-force.
    • Both super moves look very similar to Ryu's Shinku Hadouken and Ken's Shinryuken in the Marvel vs. Capcom series.
    • In the game, Ryu and Ken's third move is only using an unlimited amount of Hadou-kens, but the projectiles are not as powerful.
  • Cammy works as an assassin for hire, rather than a Delta Red operative. Some of her ending plot points from Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers such as Cammy being M. Bison's brainwashed love-interest were instead given to Chun Li.
    • Cammy is also depicted as a devout Roman Catholic who asks Jesus Christ for forgiveness everytime she attacks her targets, in the games however her religious background is unknown due to M. Bison erasing her memory through mind control.
  • Sagat doesn't wear an eyepatch, nor does he have a scar on his chest. He also has no connection with the Shadaloo. These three traits were instead briefly given to Ryu where he has deep whip-lashes, blindness on one eye, and being forced into working for Shadaloo.
  • Most of the street fighters have completely different hairstyles:
    • Ryu has short and spiky hair (that resembles Akira Yuki or Adult SonGohan).
    • Ken Masters has auburn hair like his live-action movie counterpart.
    • Guile's signature 3-inch flat-top now being a shorter crew-cut that is buzzed into a fade,
    • Chun-Li wears any hairstyle other than her signature ox-horn buns.
    • Fei Long wearing a pompadour.
    • Cammy sporting a ponytail and crucifix-choker but wore her signature pigtails and red-beret only seen in her past photo.
    • Dhalsim has differently designed red stripes on his head.
    • Zangief sports a longer mohawk.
    • Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M. Bison kept their game-accurate hairstyles.
  • Chun-Li is originally depicted in the games as literally the "strongest woman in the world" who is independent, but this was changed to the opposite by making her more of a normal marital-arts tomboy who is also a damsel-in-distress.
  • Dhalsim lacks his signature skull necklace, mystical yoga powers, his pet elephants, and his family. He instead is rather depicted as Ryu's second mentor to hadoukou after Yo Senkai.
  • Balrog never shows his boxer skills in the series, but is instead depicted as a cowardly Shadaloo spy instead of a street fighter.
  • Charlie Nash is depicted as a half-black and half-white man with brown-hair, sporting a beard and a buzz-cut, Jean Reno-style, predating his official appearance in Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams.
  • This depiction of Zangief shows him as being a villainous but dim-witted bodyguard to Shadaloo, similar to the live-action movie.
  • Bison's uniform appears to bare a resemblance to what he wore on his character portrait in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, but his color-palette is reversed compared to his actual red uniform, red cape, and red peak-cap that are all now changed to blue.

Manga and books[]

  • Seiden Street Fighter II V (正伝 ストリートファイターII V?) - A manga by Takayuki Sakai serialized from May 1995 to December 1995 in Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic and later released in two tankōbon volumes. It is basically a comicalization that is faithful to the animation, with a few changes such as Nash's design being the same from the games.
  • Street Fighter II V Retsuden (ストリートファイターII V烈伝?) - A manga by Yasushi Baba visually based on the Street Fighter II V anime, but having a different setting. It was serialized on Kodansha's Comic BomBom from May 1995 to May 1996 and was later released in three tankōbon volumes.
  • Street Fighter II V: This Is Animation - An Artbook released in Japan only, featuring artwork, stills, and sketches for the series.

Trivia[]

  • The entire story takes place in the present year of 1995 on the month of May.
  • As seen above, Akuma makes cameo appearances in many of the episodes.
  • The DVD cover art of Street Fighter II V Collection (shown from above) shows every character from the game featured in every episode, all except Zangief.
  • The Japanese intro shows Balrog in his boxing outfit, possibly hinting that he was planned to show his fighting skills at some point.
  • The first of every Street Fighter media to feature the Masters Family, mainly Ken's parents Danton and Yuki Masters. However Ken's fiancé Eliza (who made an appearance in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie) is written out of the story due to her lack of character development and plot involvement, but she still can be seen as a cameo in one of Ken's official Street Fighter II V trading cards.
  • This is the only adaptation in the Street Fighter franchise to recycle animation shots, the show was criticized because of this.
  • Though not explicitly called as such, a brainwashed incarnation of Ryu that is somewhat similar to Violent Ken in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, appears in the series. A brainwashed incarnation of Chun-Li also appears as well. These forms are brought about by one of Shadowlaw's cyber chips being implanted into their foreheads in order to control their minds.
    • Though unconfirmed, Chun-Li's brainwashed form may have been the inspiration for Shadow Lady, another Shadaloo-altered form of Chun-Li who appeared in Marvel vs. Capcom.

Gallery[]

Heroes[]

Villains[]

Akuma's cameo appearances[]

Episodes[]

Themes[]

Japanese

  • Opening Themes
  1. "Kaze Fuiteru" ("The Wind Blows") by Yuki Kuroda (eps 1-19)
  2. "Ima, ashita no tame ni" ("Now, For Tomorrow") by Shuji Honda (eps 20-29)
  • Ending Themes
  1. "Cry" by Yuki Kuroda (eps 1-19)
  2. "Lonely Baby" by Shuji Honda (eps. 20-29)

The American and Australian release of the Manga/Animaze English dub uses an untitled instrumental theme music by Mike Egan composed specifically for the dub. The European release by ADV Films retains the original Japanese theme songs and uses a different dub.

Italian

  • Opening Themes
  1. "Tra cielo e terra" ("Between Heaven and Earth") by Dhamm
  • Ending Themes
  1. "E Pace Sarà" ("And Peace Will Be") by Dhamm

Brazilian portuguese

  • Opening Themes
  1. "Ao Encontro do Mais Forte" ("To Meet the Strongest") playback by maestro Hélio Santisteban, lyrics by Nelson Machado and singing by Elisa Villon (eps 1-19)
  • Ending Themes
  1. "Vou Lutar" ("I will fight") playback by maestro Hélio Santisteban, lyrics by Nelson Machado and singing by Elisa Villon (eps 1-19)

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