Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Street Fighter IV: Juri Anime in "Limbo", Capcom Says

After looking all over the net for information on the new Street Fighter IV Juri anime movie, I finally turned to Capcom's own forums to ask about it. On the "Ask Capcom" forum, I learned that only the Asian Xbox 360 special edition came with a download ticket for the movie. No Ps3 release or XBLA marketplace release outside of Asia exist (Japan doesn't fall under Asia BTW.) Do not look for a DVD or Blu-Ray either, it doesn't exist. For the less scrupulous fan don't bother looking for torrents, they don't exist either.
S-Kill, Capcom's resident Street Fighter guru, had this response on the message board:

I wish I had some exciting news, but as far as the west is concerned, the anime seems to be in limbo Frown

We're very aware fans would really like to see it, and it's quite good too. Bleh. Will update everyone immediately should I get any good news about this being available outside of Asia.

I suppose the exclusive nature of the Asian XBLA download deal is making it difficult, even for Capcom, to secure rights to the film for an all region release. This is very disappoiting to hear, as Mr. Killian himself notes the anime is quite good. Hopefully this gets a legitimate release in the future, or at the very least leaked for eager fans to enjoy.

Source: http://www.capcom-unity.com/ask_capcom/go/thread/view/7371/24838209/Super_Street_Fighter_IV_anime_by_Gonzo?pg=3

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