Street Fighter 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.
OverviewEditThe plot of the series revolves around the character Guile, who forms a G.I. Joe-esque team composed of other Street Fighter characters, which includes Chun-Li, Blanka, Cammy, Ryu, and Ken, among others, to fight against M. Bison and his terrorist organization, Shadaloo. The series combined plot elements of the Street Fighter video games and the live-action movie. While the characters were originally strictly from Street Fighter II 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.
|Guile||Michael Donovan||Guile is the lead character 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 ruler of Shadoloo. He serves as the primary antagonist of the series. He is killed in a fight against Guile and Sagat when he is bombarded with constant Sonic Booms and Tiger Shots.
|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's death, 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 reverts to his 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. He reverts to his mutated form by the end of the episode.|
|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 "World's Greatest Warrior".|
|Ryu||Tong Lung||He is portrayed as Ken's traveling partner and is depicted as the more mature 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 has a cousin who appears in "The Hand That Feeds You", though he has no relatives in the games.|
|Cammy||Lisa Ann Beley||Cammy is portrayed as an MI5 agent who harbors a mutual attraction with Guile. In "Chunnel Vision", she leaves her former unit, Delta Red, to become a member of Guile's team. However, she is 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", which she gets restored.|
|E. Honda||Paul Dobson||E. Honda is depicted as a computer whiz, who loves hacking government files.|
|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.|
|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 to shun technology.|
|Rose||Kathleen Barr||Like the other Alpha characters, she has a non-speaking cameo in "Medium is the Message", but plays a major role in "The Flame and The Rose" as a psychic who enlists the help of Ken and Blanka.|
|Sakura||Lynda Boyd||Sakura appears in "Second to None" as a young Japanese girl who got into martial arts after witnessing Ryu's fight with Sagat.|
|Guy||Paul Dobson||Guy makes a non-speaking cameo as Blanka's opponent in "Medium is the Message", but plays a major role in "Final Fight", where he and Cody helps Ryu and Ken to fight the Mad Gear Gang.|
|Cody||Michael Dobson||Cody appears in the episode "Final Fight". As the episode in which he has a starring role is based on events that took place before the storylines in 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 series Street Fighter II V.|
|Sagat||Robert O. Smith||Bison's second-in-command. He eventually betrays him and kills Bison by a constant bombardment of Tiger Shots along with Guile's Sonic Booms.|
|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 in "Cammy and the Bachelor" with a larger role where he works alongside Sodom.|
|Adon||Adon appears briefly in "The Medium is the Message" and has a non-speaking role as an unnamed street fighter.|
|Akuma||Dale Wilson||Akuma is the evil brother of Ryu and Ken's master, Gouken. He forces Bison and Guile to fight him, and later fights Ryu and Ken.|
|Lucinda Davila||Kathleen Barr|
|Gouken||Robert O. Smith||The master of Ryu and Ken who's chi is stolen by Akuma in "The World's Greatest Warrior". It is restored to him by the end of the episode.|
|Mike Haggar||The Mayor of Metro City who appeared in the episode Final Fight.|
|Belger||Robert O. Smith||The main antagonist of the episode Final Fight. Leader of the Mad Gear gang.|
|Sodom||Robert O. Smith|
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, and contains all the Season 2 episodes. The complete series was also included in one of the blue-ray discs inside the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary - Collector's Set.
- In this cartoon, "Ryu" is pronounced as "Rai-You".
- Wikipedia article
- Street Fighter at the Internet Movie Database
- See all episodes in English at Street Fighter RPG Brazil