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'''''Street Fighter II V''''' [[note]]That's "two-vee", not "two-five". It's a pun on the word "TV". So the title is more or less "Street Fighter TV", though the "V" officially stands for "Victory"[[/note]] is an anime series based on Creator/{{Capcom}}'s successful ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' games which aired on Nippon Television in 1995. Produced by Creator/GroupTAC and directed by Gisaburo Sugii, the same crew who worked on ''[[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie]]'', ''Street Fighter II V'' centers around alternate interpretations of the iconic World Warriors, with younger versions of the duo Ryu and Ken serving as the central characters.

The story begins when filthy-rich heir Ken Masters, having grown bored with his lifestyle, calls his friend and former martial arts training partner Ryu to visit him in San Francisco. After an encounter with Sergeant Guile of the U.S. Air Force at a local dive that ends up badly for both of them, Ryu and Ken decide to travel the world to further improve their martial arts skills.

Creator/MangaEntertainment and Animaze produced the original English dub in 1996 with most of the same cast from ''Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie''. Interestingly, Creator/ADVFilms provided an alternate dub for the UK market in 1997. Unlike the former, which had [=DVD=] releases, the latter was only released to PAL VHS. As such, it is hard to track down the ADV version.
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!!This anime features the following tropes:
* ActionGirl: Chun-Li.
* AdaptationalBadass: Not a character, but the [[KamehameHadoken Hadoken]] gets a power upgrade for the anime, going from a fairly standard ranged attack to [[spoiler: Ryu's ultimate move that finishes off the BigBad.]]
* AdaptationalWimp: Balrog since he doesn't get in any fights [[spoiler:and Cammy easily overpowers him when she finds out that he lied to her about Dorai. Fei Long even notes this afterwards by saying that Balrog wasn't much of a fighter.]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: For some reason, Ken has red hair instead of blond in this series.
* AlternateContinuity: Unlike ''Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie'', which attempted to be a faithful adaptation of the games up to ''Super Street Fighter II'', ''Street Fighter II V'' has no qualms about taking as many liberties as they can with its depiction and characterization of the iconic World Warriors.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: Instead of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO9HyEf3LLk original Japanese]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsIuzxjDDUQ openings]], the Animaze/Manga dub of ''Street Fighter II V'' used an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YvspShqS_0 entirely different opening]] with an original theme song. The Japanese openings were kept in the ADV dub.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ryu, normally an easygoing fellow, snaps pretty bad in the episode where he is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. See CurbStompBattle.
* BigEater: Ryu.
* BigFancyHouse: Ken's dad's mansion.
* {{Brainwashed}}: Chun-Li, [[spoiler:after Vega gives her a "love potion".]] This is kinda [[FanDisservice creepy]] since Chun-Li is only ''fifteen'' in this particular continuity.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Bison brainwashes both Ryu and Chun-Li later in the series. Ken and Guile, respectively, have to defuse both kids.]]
* BreakTheCutie:
** Poor, unfairly imprisoned, tortured Ryu...
** Chun-Li suffers a near identical fate, engaging in a HopelessBossFight against Bison, nearly being strangled to death, and then [[spoiler:getting BrainwashedAndCrazy along with Ryu.]]
* CanonForeigner: Rinko, Tyler, Zoltar, and Barrack.
* ChainsawGood: Zochi has a chainsaw hand in "Dark Omen".
* ClearMyName: Ken does this for Ryu after he is falsely accused of drug possession and sent to ''a prison in Thailand''.
* ClipShow: The beginning half of "The Icy Light of Their Eyes".
* ClothingDamage: This happens to Chun-Li when Bison rips her dress in "Shudder! The Despot's Commander".
* ColdBloodedTorture: Ryu endures this at the hands of Nucchi, the cruel and sadistic warden of the Thai prison.
* CombatPragmatist: During Ken and Guile's fight in "The King of the Air Force", Guile throws some sand in Ken's face. When Ken calls Guile out for using a dirty trick, Guile tells him that anything goes in a street fight.
* CurbStompBattle: The series has several instances, most notably:
** In the second episode, Ryu and Ken go to a bar near the Air Force base and pick a fight with Guile's squad, where they mop the floor with them. It ends on a cliffhanger just as the man, himself, arrives. Suffice to say, Guile wasn't happy with what he saw, as he proceeds [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to beat the ever living sh*t out of Ryu.]] Ken tries to return the favor in the following episode, but gets his ass handed to him as well, due to Guile's combat pragmatism.
** When Ryu [[TheDogBitesBack has taken enough punishment in between Nucchi's torture and the bullying by other prisoners]], he snaps and retaliates, even though Ken pleaded with him not to get into any more trouble after being incarcerated. It is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Ryu.
* DarkActionGirl: Cammy White, who is a freelance assassin in this series.
* DrivenToSuicide: Zoltar makes a brainwashed test subject smash his head on the wall in the episode "Compulsion Towards Vengeance".
* DubNameChange:
** Guile's doomed combat buddy is called Nash for most of the English dub rather than Charlie. At the time the anime was made, Charlie/Nash was just a name mentioned in ''Street Fighter II''. By the time the dub was made, Charlie/Nash had already made his fighting game debut in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' with a completely different character design than the one he had on the show, so the English dub kept his name as Nash. The dub later tries to fix this as Guile shouts "CHARLIIIIIE!" as [[spoiler:he dies in his arms.]] This would follow the later naming convention that his full name is Charlie Nash.
** Also, as with the games themselves, Boxer = Balrog, Claw = Vega, Dictator = Bison.
* EasterEgg: Akuma is hidden in one frame in several episodes. Keep your eyes peeled for him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After Bison [[spoiler:kills Nash, he tells Zoltar to give his lifeless body a proper burial.]]
* FatBastard: One of Ryu's opponents in the underground tournament at Kowloon Palace. Also, Nucchi.
* GenkiGirl: The younger, cheerful Chun-Li in this particular continuity.
* {{Gonk}}: Nucchi. He's just as ugly on the inside, too.
* GroinAttack: Chun-Li accidentally gives her opponent one during her match in "Appearance of the Secret Technique."
* GrowlingGut: Sometimes, when Ryu is hungry.
* HellholePrison: Ryu gets sent to a Thai prison after being framed for drug possession.
* HeroicBSOD: Fei Long suffers one when [[spoiler:he learns that his mentor Dorai almost died.]] He ends up [[CryCute breaking down in tears]]. [[spoiler:He recovers in time to fight the person who almost did Dorai in, Cammy, and makes her have a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ryu and Ken, though it goes more into HoYay at times.
* HotBlooded: Ryu, and Fei Long. It's even in the episode title, "Hot Blooded Fei Long".
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: After physical attacks and even electric shocks seem to [[NoSell do absolutely no damage to Bison]], Chun-Li manages to stab him in the gut with a broken metal pole. It ''does'' injure him [[BerserkButton and royally pisses him off]].
* ImprovisedWeapon: Chun-Li uses her bookbag, with a pretty long strap, to whack some dudes. She later weaponizes lighting equipment against Bison.
* KamehameHadoken: Ryu's signature Hadoken is present and accounted for. However, in this continuity, he first learns about the Hadou when he meets an old master named Yo Sen-ko.
* LaughingMad: Bison does this when he finds out that two of the attendees at the masquerade ball are Chun-Li (Dorai's daughter) and Ken (a member of the Masters family) in "The Unveiled Ruler".
* {{Leitmotif}}: Various versions of Ryu's theme from the games.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Vega becomes obsessed with Chun-Li, after only seeing her once, and even sneaks into her bedroom to steal a kiss from her, while she was sleeping. The kiss drugs her, taking effect during Vega's match with Ken.
* MasqueradeBall: Vega cordially invites Chun-Li and Ken to be his guests of honor for what they think will be a ballroom dance, not knowing Vega's true intentions. The alleged "ball" is actually a cage match between Ken and Vega. Chun-Li watches it in the audience while in a trance-like state.[[note]]As a result of being drugged by Vega when he kissed her.[[/note]]
* TheMole: Balrog is a Interpol agent who is secretly a member of Shadowlaw.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Just like in [[Film/StreetFighter the live-action film]], Zangief is a NiceGuy who just happens to be working for some very evil people.
* MythologyGag:
** In both Japanese openings, Balrog (known as M. Bison in Japan) is seen wearing his boxing gear, though he doesn't actually wear it in the series. Also, the ID he shows to Cammy states that he likes fighting and gambling.
** Cammy's photo during her time with [[SecretIntelligenceService MI6]] has her looking like her appearance in the games.[[note]]Albeit without the scar.[[/note]]
** While under the influence of Bison's brainwashing, Chun-Li dresses just like she does in the games.[[note]]Albeit with several changes. Most notably, she doesn't wear her hair buns.[[/note]]
* NeckLift: Bison does this to both Chun-Li and [[spoiler:Nash]] at different points.
* NeckSnap: Guile and a brainwashed Chun-Li do this to a couple of Bison's guards in "Nightmare Reunion".
* OverlyLongGag: Bison spends a good 30 seconds laughing insanely in "The Unveiled Ruler."
* ParentsInDistress: [[spoiler:Chun-Li's dad Dorai is left comatose after Cammy's beatdown on him. When she returns to finish the job, however, Fei Long steps in Dorai's defense and defeats Cammy. This triggers her heel face turn.]]
* PsychoElectro: Bison often crackles with electricity when he's going into an extended EvilLaugh, or when he's about to use his Psycho Power. He also seems to be immune to electric shocks.
* RedHeadedHero: Ken, unlike the games where he's blond.
* ReligiousBruiser: Cammy. Being a Roman Catholic, she wears a crucifix around her neck and asks God to forgive her after [[spoiler:she attacks Dorai.]]
* ShowerScene: Cammy has one in "The Beautiful Assassin." No nudity is shown.
* StalkerWithACrush: Vega towards Chun-Li. So much so that he gives her a "love potion" while she's asleep during the middle of the night.
* TeenGenius: Fei Long and Chun-Li: he's in his way to action movie stardom and age 17, she's a talented ActionGirl who's already attending a university at 15. Ryu and Ken themselves count too as both are 17.
* ToBeAMaster: Ken and Ryu's goal. This is ''especially'' true concerning the latter.
* UnstoppableRage: Ryu, after being tortured and bullied at the Thai prison.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: What Zoltar's response to Bison bursting into a 30 second long giggle fit upon learning who Ken and Chun-Li are while radiating Psycho Power everywhere? "You destroyed your chair, I'll get you another one."
* WomanInBlack: Cammy.
* WorldTour: The main plot. Ryu and Ken go around the world to find other martial artists so they can defeat them.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Balrog attempts to do this to Cammy when she finds out that he lied to her about Dorai being a rogue Interpol agent. Lucky for her, Fei Long's distracted Balrog long enough for her to easily overpower him.]]
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