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Anime and Manga for Noobs (Newbies) Part VII - Movie Edition

Anime and Manga for Noobs Part VII 
Movie Edition 

Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie 
Japan (December 22, 1999)
English Version (2000)
Runtime: 1 hour 33min   
Maturity - +13

Shun (Ryu's apparent younger brother)

Street Fighter Alpha the Movie also known as Street "Fighter Zero: The Animation" in Japan, is OVA (Original Video Animation) loosely based on the fighting games. It was directed by Yoshihiko Umakoshi and produced by Manga Entertainment. 

Ken & Ryu 

Story follows one of the main Protagonist Ryu as struggles with the Satsui no Hado (Literately “Surge of Murderous Intent”).  Ryu goes to visit Gouken’s (Ryu Mentor / Master) grave and runs in Ken Masters (Ryu’s closest friend). They are then approached by a young boy name Shun who says that he is Ryu’s long lost brother. Ken and Shum decide to enter an underground fighting tournament, but Ryu chooses not to because of his recent struggle with the dark hado. During the tournament Shun is matched against a huge wrestler, Zangief. In the beginning Shun gets the better of Zangief using is speed to his advantage. The tides change quickly though, Ryu then steps in to save Shun. 

What I like 
- Animation is good
- English Voice actors aren’t terrible 
- Action 

What I don’t like 
- Sometimes syncing seems off 
- Story line at time feels underdeveloped 

Where can I watch it online? 

Release: Japan (July 16, 1988)
Runtime: 1hour 25min
Maturity: 13+

Tetsuo Shima Art by: bvh2k 

Akira is a widely popular Japanese animated film directed and written by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story takes place in a Neo-Tokyo in 2019. It focuses on a biker Tetsuo Shima who has psychic powers, and Shotaro Kaneda (Tetsuo Best friend and leader of the biker gang) who tries to prevent Tetsuo from releasing the dangerous psychic Akira. 

Shotaro Kaneda

What I like 
- Plot 
- Animation 
- Action 
- Characters

What I don’t like 
What’s not to like? This film was awesome. The main reason why I didn’t go into detail about the film was because I didn’t want to spoil it. Go watch is ASAP!!!

Where can I watch this online?

Where can I read the manga?

Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal
Release: 1999 in Japan 
Maturity: 13+

Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal also known as Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal is an OVA that tells the story of Shinta who is saved by a passing swordsman during a bandit raid. Shinta is taken in by this swordsman as an apprentice who changed his name to Kenshin. If you haven’t realized it by now this is a prequel to the Anime and Manga series Rurouni Kenshin.

What I Like: 
- Story 
- Plot Twists 
- Animation 
- Voice Acting 
- Action 

What I don’t like 
Nothing this OVA actual transformed a par anime to me into an excellent one. 

Where can I watch it online? 


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