Capcom has also been releasing a bunch of Anime shorts on the jpanaese SFIV webiste which have received great praise from both the western and Japanese audience, giving capcom hints that the world wants more Street Fighter anime.
But what does the future hold from the anime franchise? Will there be more Street Fighter anime in the future? A lot of fans hope so including myself. I personally believe it is time for Capcom to give us a long running good anime series based on the Street Fighter franchise.
I guess you can easily have 100 to 150 + episodes for a street fighter anime series. Too much potential there, I hope Capcom will invest in it and give us the best SF anime series to date.
Anime series like Naruto, bleach and others have brought the fighting anime genre back to life. A well made street fighter series will have both gamer and non gamer followers.
I would like also to mention that the storyline of the series will play a great role in its survival and success. For example Street fighter alpha movie had great animation and designs, but its story was rather weak (who is Shun?) compared to Street Fighter 2v series, which ironically did not have good animation nor good designs but a somewhat decent story.
I hope Capcom will consider story elements or full stories from Masahiko Nakahira's street fighter mangas as they were easily the best when it comes to story telling. Udon SF storyline is also a GREAT source material for such a project.
The last point I want to make is the character's design. Street fighter characters needs to have the look they have in the games. People need to see Ryu in the anime and say right away "hey it’s Ryu from Street Fighter". As I mentioned above Street Fighter 2v had a good story (not very street fighter like but still good) but the characters design were somewhat different (Ryu who in this case looks like Joe Higashi comes to mind).
To make yourself heard, go ahead and vote on the new Street Fighter anime pole; The results to the pole will be communicated directly to Capcom and hopefully we will get a new overdue Street Fighter Anime series.
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ps: Check the first issue of the Street Fighter Magazine already released for an overview of the History of Street Fighter Anime here