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Street Fighter Assassin's Fist Live Action Web Series Does The Classic Fighting Game Franchise Justice!

Posted by RebelAplg7 on May 29, 2014 at 4:15 AM

I just saw all 12 episodes of the live-action web series Street Fighter Assassin's Fist which is based on the Street Fighter franchise! It's more base off Street Fighter Alpha and the early days and origins of Ryu and Ken from childhood to adulthood as well as their Master Gouken and his past! They learn the truth of the martial arts that they practice the ancient killing art of Ansatsuken which literally translates to (暗殺拳 Assassination Fist) and learn of Gouken's past, his brother Goki (he is best known as Akuma in the games), and the fate of master Gotetsu. The series is developed by director, fight choreographer, writer, actor and martial artist Joey Ansah; actor, writer and martial artist Christian Howard and Academy Award-nominated film producer, Jacqueline Quella. The series really explores the core of Street Fighter and the main characters. Unlike past Street Fighter movies like the one with Jean-Claude Van Damme (I like it because of nostalgic reasons but having rewatch now seems more like just a joke) and the recent one with The Legend of Chun Li with Kristin Kreuk which doesn't focus on the origins and completely changes the source materials, this one truly focuses on the main characters of the Street Figher Alpha series origins. I'm not hating on the actors of these movies. I liked Van Damme in Bloodsport and I'm sure Kristin is good in other media but these movies just aren't good. I can tell that a lot of love and passion was put into this web series! I gotta give them that! Also, the soundtrack is amazing which really adds to the atmosphere and really goes straight into the feels! I also gotta give the cast and the crews 2 thumbs up for the awesome fight scenes and amazing scenery background where the series was shot! I also like the character growth and development in this series! You can really tell as you watch each episode as they mature and learn! Street Fighter 2 World Warrior unlike this series base on Alpha introduces the rest of the characters like Chun-Li, Guile, M. Bison, Sagat, etc. but this series doesn't do that yet. You can call this one Season 1 I guess and focuses on the origin stories of Street Fighter which has Akuma as the main antagonist before the World Warrior Tournament which has M. Bison as the main antagonist. You can check out Street Fighter 2 The Animated Movie if you want post Alpha series when Ryu and Ken are older and are already out exploring the world. This web series is kinda like Rocky 1 and the World Tournament is kinda like the Rocky sequels so there. This series is before all that. The web series is loosely based of the anime as well which you should check out like Street Fighter Alpha Generations and Street Fighter Alpha The Animation. All 12 episodes of the web series is available on youtube for free on Machinima's channel for you to watch! You can also check out the Street Fighter Legacy youtube channel which are the guys who made this awesome web series! Check down below for all the parts of the series!


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