Today I found news about how Eagle One Media are animating the Udon Street Fighter comics and releasing them to DVD. The first DVD is called “Street Fighter: Round One – FIGHT!” and will adapt the Street Fighter comics Volume 1 issues #0 – 6. The DVD is due to be released in February 3rd 2009.
In the universe of Street Fighter, fighters of every size, shape and color collide in a global battle for supremacy. Martial artists, boxers, wrestlers and fighters of every conceivable sort perform superhuman acts in their willing (or unwilling) participation in the Street Fighter Tournament-the contest being hosted by M. Bison, the sadistic dictator and leader of the underground Shadaloo criminal organization. Some contestants fight for reasons as diverse as their nationalities…some fight for money, answers, or vengeance, while others fight for reasons completely shrouded in mystery.
In Round One – FIGHT!: Ryu and Ken find themselves setting out to investigate the murder of their martial arts master. Their search for answers takes them to Japan where M. Bison and his assorted minions including Cammy, Vega, and Sagat keep a close eye on Ryu for reasons unknown. This draws the attention of up and coming Hong Kong Interpol agent Chun-Li and US Special Ops officer Guile who each bear their own personal grudge against the evil Shadaloo syndicate.
The DVD will also contain 2 versions of the video feature – watch without the word text balloons on the screen so it plays like an anime-style film or watch with the word balloons on the screen as the video plays and dialog is spoken like a comic book (great read-along tool for kids). And this could be yours for the small sum of $19.99.
Below is a clip from this new Animated Comic.