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Genre: Martial arts action
Length: Television series, 29 episodes, 23 minutes each
Distributor: R1 DVD from Manga Entertainment
Content Rating: 13+ (martial arts violence, brief nudity)
Related Series: Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2
Also Recommended: Air Master, Fist of the North Star, Ikki Tousen, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge
Notes: Though related to every other piece of Street Fighter animation due to the common source video game, this is an alternate telling of the Street Fighter story and isn

Street Fighter II V


Ryu and Ken are martial artists who take great pride in their successes at tournaments. After a chance encounter in a bar, they realize that though they mastered the world of tournament fighting, when it comes to the realm of the unregulated street fight they are weak. Determined to improve their skills, the two friends set off to travel the globe to improve their skills. Little do they know, this will lead them into the dangerous hands of the powerful and sinister M. Bison.


It is hard not to be entertained by a show with episode titles like: "The King of the Air Force: An Explosion of Menacing Military Combat" and that ends every next episode trailer with the handy catch phrase "Gonna Burn Some Muscle!" Incidentally, the King they are talking about is Guile. Whereas in previous animated incarnations Guile was a field grade officer, a Colonel no less, it seems he

A generally entertaining, though not spectacular, martial arts action title. I almost gave it four stars but it really needs a bit more tightening in the plot and character development areas. IJeremy A Beard

Recommended Audience: Guys and gals fight ... a lot. There are a few suggestive shots (such as shower scenes) and a few tight outfits here and there, though they keep it relatively in check. A lot of the fights are fairly brutal but they don

Version(s) Viewed: R1 DVD
Review Status: Full (29/29)
Street Fighter II V © 1995 Amuse Video / CAPCOM / Group TAC / Yomiuri TV