On Oct. 25, 2005, Manga Ent. will release of the all new anime co-production STREET FIGHTER ALPHA: GENERATIONS. Alongside a host of new action figures, trading cards and games which will be released by a score of different companies in conjunction with national STREET FIGHTER month this October, ALPHA: GENERATIONS brings the untold origin story of STREET FIGHTERs most intriguing and popular characters to DVD.
In this prequel, Ryu returns to pay homage to his deceased mentor, but is tormented by disturbing memories of his masters killer. In a quest to become a true martial arts master, Ryu sets out to hone his street fighting skills and to deliver himself from the haunting legacy of the Dark Hadou. But the ultimate test of his new power can only be accomplished through one last fateful confrontation with his arch-nemesis, Gouki.
GENERATIONS was created to give an insight to some of the answers to why the most intriguing and arcane character, Akuma (Gouki), became who he is. It also explores the history behind some of the Street Fighter characters and how the main character Ryu, is inadvertently linked to his arch nemesis Akuma (Gouki), states co-producer, Kaoru Mfaume (DEAD LEAVES, GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX).
STREET FIGHTER ALPHA: GENERATIONS constitutes the directorial debut of Ikuo Kuwana a veteran animator for such works as STEAM BOY, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE and DEAD LEAVES. He is joined by acclaimed anime producer Kazufumi Nomura (ROBOT CARNIVAL, JO JO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE), cinematographer Hideo Okazaki (ROUJIN Z) and veteran sound director Yasunori Honda (X, NINJA SCROLL, UROTSUKIDOJI, MACROSS).
STREET FIGHTER ALPHA: GENERATIONS DVD Bonus Features include: Behind the Scenes Interview with Cast & Directors, Production Report, Audio options of: English & Japanese Languages; English & Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound and Motion Menus. The soundtrack was created by legendary musician and record producer, Bill Laswell.
Manga Ent. Inc., an Anchor Bay Ent. company, specializes in the production and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga's film collection also features Asian live-action, cult, pop-culture and international animation. The Manga film library is marketed and distributed in the U.S. through Anchor Bay Ent. Manga is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in London and Tokyo. For more information, visit www.manga.com.