Yet another Street Fighter anime short was announced on the upcoming live-action movie's Japanese website
, and in all fairness, it's been announced more than a month ago. But for some reason, the news remained unnoticed by most Western anime website, and would've probably stayed that way, had it not been for an unofficial Street Fighter blog
. So as it turns out, the Japanese version of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (the Hollywood-made live-action movie) will be screened together with a new anime short that focuses on Sakura - the ass-kicking high school girl from Capcom's games franchise.
The Legend of Chun-Li premieres at the end of this week both in the US and Japan, and apparently the new anime short will run immediately after the movie ends. At least in Japan it will, since there's no word on an international version. And speaking of which, I've just added the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li trailer
locally... Not impressive, not one bit.
Other "technical specifications" for this Sakura anime short include Koji Morimoto as executive supervisor, and his Animatrix team from Studio 4°C - which just so happens to be the studio behind Street Fighter IV
's in-game anime cutscenes, and the Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind
OVA bundled with the game's "Collector's Edition" earlier this month.