Street Fighter IV Fighting Game to Get Anime Feature (Updated)
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The game developer CAPCOM has announced an anime feature based on its Street Fighter IV fighting game at Tokyo Game Show on Thursday. Studio 4°C (Memories, Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party) is producing the feature, and CAPCOM has screened the feature's trailer for the first time at the four-day event in Tokyo. Studio 4°C also created the in-game footage for the Street Fighter IV game itself. The Japanese pop music group Exile is collaborating with CAPCOM on the game.
The earlier Street Fighter II game was adapted into an international live-action film project and a Japanese animated television series (Street Fighter II V). Street Fighter Alpha was turned into a film and a video series (Street Fighter Alpha: Generations). Several Street Fighter manga have also been produced.
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Update: GameSpot provides more information on the planned Street Fighter IV anime feature. Producer Yoshinori Ono said that the feature will run 50 to 60 minutes long after script edits, but CAPCOM has not decided the release format. Like the earlier Street Fighter IV anime videos, the feature will show what happens to the characters after Street Fighter II, including "Cammy walking through the woods with a group of troops, Ryu awakening to his dark side, Sakura and Chun-Li fighting together against a gang of thugs, and Crimson Viper fighting against Ryu." In addition to the previously announced supervisor Koji Morimoto (Memories' "Magnetic Rose," The Animatrix's "Beyond" short, Genius Party's Dimension Bomb) and director Jiro Kanai (computer graphics in Akira, key animation in "Beyond," Mind Game, The Wings of Honneamise), Akiko Saito (Memories, Spriggan, The Animatrix) and Katsumi Matsuda (Legend of Crystania, Nana Toshi Monogatari) will serve as computer graphics director and character designer, respectively.
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