Machinima Ready to Battle with Live Action ‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’ Series

Machinima is putting up a fight for online viewers, launching the full 12-episodes of live action series “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist” today in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

The martial arts series, based on the popular Capcom arcade game, was created by Joey Ansah, who also stars as Akuma. He wrote the project with Christian Howard, who reprises his role as Ken Masters from the fan film “Street Fighter: Legacy,” that got “Assassin’s Fist” the greenlight.

The show is one of the first high-profile projects to debut on Machinima since Chad Gutstein was named the company’s new CEO in March, and is now focused on growing the network’s viewership, primarily made up of 18-34-year-old men, a lucrative demo for advertisers. Honda is sponsoring the “Assassin’s Fist” series.

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Machinima brokered the deal to land the exclusive rights to “Assassin’s Fist” with Content Media, which is distributing the series that revolves around the coming-of-age story of brothers Ken and Ryu.

Mike Moh also stars as Ryu, Togo Igawa as Gōtetsu, Akira Koieyama as Gōken, Gaku Space as Gōki, Mark Killeen as Mr. Masters, and Hal Yamanouchi as Senzo.

Jacqueline Quella (“Romanzo Criminale,” “Don’t Tell”) produced the series (see poster below) with Lonely Rock Prods, Gloucester Place Films, Capcom U.S.A., and Evropa Film.

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  1. Scott Story says:

    This movie was a MASTERPIECE. It’s all heart and story. If you want action from beginning to end this is not the film for you. It has characters you actually like and I sat down and gave it a chance to latch on to me. It has a fantastic story and origin explanations. Truly worthy of being compared to Mortal Kombat and honestly I thought it was ten times better than that. This movie has some real guts and is not afraid to take it’s time developing character relationships you actually feel. 5 stars on my end. I hope they get enough popularity and votes to fund the sequel! I think they should REBOOT Mortal Kombat with this director because he obviously loves the game enough to do it justice onscreen. ~ S A Storyteller independent author and filmmaker

  2. Robert says:

    The best series by far i have been a Street Fighter fan at the age of 10 i am now 38 years old why didn’t they think of this before.Also i would like to ask why call it Assassins Fist and who came up with this name it is not bad.Also i like the picture with sensei Goken with Ken and Ryu underneath him the picture reminds me of the Street Fighter Alpha the game video game box

  3. JJ says:

    Just finished watching the series. Wow! It was much better than it had any right to be considering their modest relatively modest budget. They did Street Fighter proper! Hope it’s a hit so we can see more!!!

  4. TD says:

    Hopefully this is just leftovers from the old regime at Machinima. Suffers the same problem all their series have faced: poor storytelling. Hire writers first, then bring on the martial artists and sfx guys. Until then, enjoy the five digit views…

    • JJ says:

      I thought the story was very well told. If anything the acting was stilted at times, but you have to consider the budget restraints. It already has 6 digit views after only two days. I loved it.

  5. pogi says:

    You forgot to mention the only actress in the series. Hyunri Lee as Sayaka.

    • JJ says:

      I thought the story was very well told. If anything the acting was stilted at times, but you have to consider the budget restraints. It already has 6 digit views after only two days. I loved it.

  6. Only 4 episodes in and already my jaw is on the floor. 12 episodes at 9-13 minutes each makes this more of a movie than a TV series, but I’m not complaining, I’d be more than happy to pay to a see a theatrical release edited into a contiguous feature film, it’s THAT good. Hopefully Joey can get the green light on further Street Fighter web content.

    • JJ says:

      I totally agree. This series is way better than it has any right to be considering it’s budget constraints. Wow. Joey Ansah has said he already has the script for the sequel written, it’s a World Warrior story line! He said he should have a bigger budget for the next one.

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