From short film to official web series to perhaps one day in the near future a full film; Street Fighter: Assassin’s first is one of the best live action adaptations of Capcom’s Street Fighter series to date. Being that the other adaptions were so poor, it must be noted that “best live adaptation” should be characterized more as a giant leap than simply a step above its predecessors. After making a big splash on Machinima’s Youtube Channel, director Joey Ansah gets his multi-year passion project on home video. Ansah also plays a roll in the series as Dark Hadou filled Akuma. The release is set for October 28th, 2014 on Blu-ray & DVD from Funimation & Giant Ape.
Synopsis: Street Fighter: Assassins Fist takes us back to the formative years of the iconic characters, Ryu and Ken, as they live a traditional warriors life in the secluded, mountain wilderness of Japan. Training under their master, Goken, the boys are the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as Ansatsuken (Assassin’s Fist). Originally developed as a killing art, masters of this style are able to manipulate their Chi/Ki energy into devastating special techniques of potentially fatal power. As Ryu and Ken learn about the mysterious past of their Master Goken and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style will the two best friends become bitter rivals as their training intensifies and reaches a climax?
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist has a run time of approximately 143 minutes and is not rated.
Staring Mike Moh, Christian Howard & Joey Ansah. Directed By Joey Ansah.