Yeah, i know mostly all here will think this is a stupid thread and all that and, honestly, is true, i can’t deny it and i can’t blame you, but you know, this “topic” happened a lot of times in a lot of news at the blog and here in the forums, with all that “lol animu gaems” rage shit, so at least let’s discuss about this just one time:
Street Fighter II was released in 1991, in a time were mangas like JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure or Hokuto no Ken were a success. Character design was made by Akiman, who already worked in a lot of anime/manga series and he designed the game with Jojo/HnK in mind… characters like Guile and specially Dictator are pretty manga-inspired at the time. Street Fighter II was, in fact, a stereotype of manga and anime at the time.
Later Capcom released Street Fighter Alpha, probably the most anime/manga-inspired SF game… anyone who knows it and deny his “anime” style is blind or just plain stupid… really, what difference has SFA in “inspiration” with, like, Guilty Gear X, who was also inspired in the media at the time?
The joke here is that mostly every fighting game released in the 90s is anime-inspired expect the obvious (MK, KI, etc) but there is some kind of “acceptation” that Street Fighter is “americanized” or something like that, the true is that maybe actual fighting games from Japan are based on a style of manga work that is NOT liked here, but is still as “anime” as the games from the past. But every new game that is not SF is commented as an “anime game”, even Akatsuki Blitzkampf, a game pretty inspired by games from the past.
If Akatsuki, Melty Blood, GGX or KOF is an “anime game” (because yeah, there is even people who think that about KOF), what is Street Fighter?
Sorry about this thread, i know is pretty stupid and unpolited, but i really want to know what’s makes Street Fighter “not manga/anime based” and why Hadoken is America.