Synopsis by Jonathan E. Laxamana
This Japanese animation is an adaptation of the same video game that was also the basis for Street Fighter, a 1994 live-action film that featured Jean-Claude Van Damme. The animated version is more faithful to the story of the video game; ironically, its characters and story are much more realistic than those in the American film. The popular video characters, Guile, Chun Li, Ken, and Ryu, are pitted against M. Bison and the game's villain characters. Although few adult viewers would be really interested in this offering, a highly recognizable and marketable name has blessed Street Fighter II with better-than-average animation and production quality.