For a skilled martial artist like Ryu, nothing is more important than becoming stronger. But strength comes at a price, as Ryu finds out when the evil presense of Akuma, his eternal rival, awakens within him a great and vile power, the "Dark Hadou." As a mysterious scientist emerges with plans to harness the power of the world's strongest fighters, Ryu must confront and destroy this new enemy before all of mankind is enslaved. With the lives of his friends hanging in the balance, can Ryu overcome the evil power within, before it completely consumes him?
Aikawa Maki, a high school student (with a reputation of being an exceptional street fighter), is known on the streets as Air Master. Standing at seven feet tall, she has the ability to seemingly fly through the air. Trying to attain the highest level of excitement and tension, she searches for stronger opponents. Will she find them or will they find her first, as they fight it out in the aerial arena?
It might be a tiny bit spoilerish, but in the end these two anime are about the limits a fighter can reach and overcome, and about the ultimate unbeatable opponent waiting at the end of the line. The Eternal in Air Master and Akuma in Street Fighter Alpha are shown in exactly the same manner: almost unpersonalised, rock-solid entities that exist beyond time and space only as a stopping wall for all the others.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
This classical movie ends in an epic fight with a mighty monster that gets beaten not without the help of creatures of his kind. The theme of similarities and differences between Akuma and Ryu can also be observed in Akira and the Espers.
Akira is much more serious, so if you watched the movie only as a relaxing action, don't follow this recommendation. However, there are some awesome night city scenes and chopper action there.
If you're a big fan of fighting games, then you've probably played, and enjoyed both of the games that these two anime are based on. If that's the case then you may well find some enjoyment from seeing your favourite characters fully animated, and kicking ass on the small screen.
The big difference between the two is that the Tekken movie is animated in high-end CGI, whereas the BlazBlue anime is more your run-of-the mill hand drawn animation style, for the most part.
If you're not a fan of these games, then i wouldn't recommend either as they are filled with animation, pacing, directing, character design and plot flaws that can make it almost unwatchable. But diehard fans should at least get a kick out of them!
A giant mistake caused the soul-filtering machine in the Netherworld to break down, which resulted in the release of the giant demon known as Janemba. His powers merge the dimensions together, causing dead people to return to life. Meanwhile, on Earth, the Z-Fighters are facing all kinds of foes. Goku and Pikuhan are sent to take care of Janemba, but their powers are no match for the monster. When all hope seems to be lost, however, Vegeta suddenly appears to aid Goku in the struggle, giving Goku the solution to taking down this mighty opponent!
DBZ is apparently much more flashy and glorious than any anime series or movie inspired by console games, yet this particular movie is also about heroes joining in the effort of fighting an insanely strong guy who represents all the evil in the world.
If you prefer shounen over gaming, you'll find Janenba more fun than Akuma.
An ancient relic from the past lies buried beneath the ground: the Armor of Mars, whose six pieces, when combined, will give their wearer the power of a god. So when Sulia Gaudeamus tells Terry Bogard that her brother Laocorn, driven insane by the death of their father, is about to obtain the final pieces of the armor, nothing less than the fate of the world is at stake! Now Terry, along with his brother Andy and friends Joe Higashi and Mai Shiranui, must defeat Laucorn and his powerful minions before he obtains the power of the God of War himself!
Both Fatal Fury and Street Fighter are cant-go-wrong animes. If you grew up on the games like I did, and are just looking for a cheesy anime to kick back and watch the time go by, or perhaps you're feeling a little nostalgic, and just want to see some people kick the crap out of eachother, then check these out. They each also have several spin-offs as well if you enjoyed these titles.