Ryu returns to pay homage to his deceased mentor, but is tormented
by disturbing memories of his master's killer. In a quest
to become a true martial arts master, Ryu sets out to hone
his street fighting skills and to deliver himself from the
haunting legacy of the Dark Hadou. But the ultimate test of
his new power can only be accomplished through one last fateful
confrontation with his arch-nemesis, Gouki...
Fighter Alpha Generations is
a 45 minute animated feature that examines the origins of
some of Capcom's video game characters. In fact, it was specifically
created to give an insight into why Street Fighter's
most intriguing and arcane characters became who they are,
exploring their histories and how they became inextricably
linked to each other.
film was the directorial debut of Ikuo Kuwana and is a pretty
impressive first movie. The animation is slick, and fans of
the original arcade game (as well as numerous console offerings)
will find Ryu's origins to be fascinating. Also, get
ready for some schoolboy sniggering, one of the female characters
is called Fuka (pronounced "Foo-ka").
far the funniest character is that of the grandfather, who
trains Ryu for his fight. He's strong, funny and a bit of
include Inside the Voice Actors Studio (a 12 minute
interview with the four main Japanese voice artists); Inside
Scoop: Interview with Kaoru Mfaume, Producer (a four minute
interview with the producer of the movie); Soundtrack
(Nine minutes of isolated music from the film); We are
Anime (a two minute video of various anime clips set to
music); and Manga Trailers (a six minute featurette
that starts similar to We are Anime, and then shows
a few trailers for other Manga releases).
subtitles are not as good as on some of the previous Manga
releases and for this reason alone you're better of switching
to the English dub.
this release is only £10.99, I couldn't help feeling
a little short changed. This is one movie that you'll probably
only want to watch once. You're probably better off renting
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