shadowed heart | United States | 04/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought volume #1 to try that out, and even tho I kinda liked it I just was not sure if it was worth purchasing. So I rented vol #2. The storyline picked up and basically all around the episodes got much better. The intro for Sagat and Dalsim were rather interesting, but really got me was the intro for Vega. Now that was pretty slick.SF II V is not the best anime. I have seen much better. Even tho the music sounds Casio keyboardish, it does get my blood pumping enuff to train while the intro and ending credits are going off. This is really for the Street Fighter fans, I do not think a non-SF fan could like it but I could be wrong. I am biased so it is hard to see the other view. What can I say, I played a lot of SF as a kid. =DThe characters in this series are different than what you see in the movie because quite frankly this is in a time period before the movie. In fact, in this volume Ryu is searching to find out what Hadou (think fireball from the game) is.I will not say much more than that so I do not ruin the surprise of you seeing the characters for yourself... ...except one more piece =P ...look for the red head in black, heh nice subtle cameo!"
S.F. is making History!
jtav124230 | Bronx, NY | 03/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Street fighter is always making history,first in the arcade bussines and now in anime.I love the first volume of the serie and I love this one even more because more new events had been add to the story of S.F.IIV making it even better.If you are a Street F. fan you have to buy this,you won't be disaponted."
A classic video game succesfully made into an anime!
solemnity13 | Kenai, Alaska USA | 03/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The middle portion of this series starts it getting interesting. Ryu starts learning the secrets of the Hado, and M. Bison is finally introduced into the picture. The episodes start flowing together much more as this series continues. I've liked Street fighter and watched all the incarnations of it being ported to video and this is my favorite one. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that the series tends to recycle the animation, using the same 3 punches over and over to represent the fights, and the fact that they used a lot of build up during the episodes and wasted a lot of time. I believe they were just trying to fill the half hour. But the story is solid and entertaining. Buy it if you like Street Fighter."