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YMMV: Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
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  • Best Known for the Shower Scene: Chun-Li's shower scene became the most talked-about scene in the movie; particularly with U.S. audiences, as anime (and animated depictions of nudity) was still relatively new to them at that time. Made moreso, since the scene featured a popular video game character.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Zangief and Blanka's cagematch, while fun to watch, has nothing to do with the plot. In addition, it and they are never mentioned again.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The original J-pop, orchestral and jazz soundtrack was completely redone for the English dub with songs from popular Western bands including Korn, Alice in Chains and Silverchair, but the unquestioned Crowning Music of Awesome is KMFDM's "Ultra" during the brutal fight between Chun-Li and Vega.
  • Fan Disservice: Some felt this way about the scene where Vega assaults Chun-Li in her apartment and tries to kill her.
  • Ho Yay: Ken isn't fooling anyone, except for Ryu who wants to walk it off.
  • I Liked It Better When It Sucked: Some fans of the first live action movie have had this reaction.
  • Memetic Mutation: M. Bison's Big "YES!"! (no, not that "Yes!").
  • Nightmare Fuel: Ken's scream while being brainwashed by Bison.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The film's producers tried to fit in all sixteen fighters from Super Street Fighter II into the film somehow, so a few of them had to get the short end of the stick. The fight between Blanka and Zangief bears no significance to the plot, and several fan favorites became bit players. Since Capcom announced Super Street Fighter II Turbo shortly after production of the film began, the animators included Akuma as a cameo to avoid shoehorning his presence into the film.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Bryan Cranston as Fei Long.
  • Video Game Movies Suck: Widely considered to be an aversion.

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