Virtua Fighter (anime)

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Virtua Fighter
Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Publisher: Anime Works (US/CA)
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 35
Original airdate: 1995-10-09 — 1996-06-27
Original channel(s): TV Tokyo
Release Date RRP Code
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 1)
¥4,800 (4,944)4800e[1] THC-16431
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 2)
¥4,800 (4,944)4800e[3] THC-16441
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 3)
¥4,800 (4,944)4800e THC-16451
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 4)
¥4,800 (4,944)4800e THC-16461
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 5)
¥4,800 (4,944)4800e THC-16471
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 6)
¥4,800 (4,944)4800e THC-16481
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 7)
¥4,800 (4,944)4800e THC-16631
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 8)
¥4,800 (4,944)4800e THC-16641
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 9)
¥4,800 (4,944)4800e THC-16651
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 1; Rental)
¥9,800 (10,094)9800e[5] THC-16351
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 2; Rental)
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 3; Rental)
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 4; Rental)
¥9,800 (10,094)9800e[6] THC-16381
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 5; Rental)
¥9,800 (10,094)9800e[7] THC-16391
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 6; Rental)
¥9,800 (10,094)9800e THC-16401
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 7; Rental)
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 8; Rental)
VHS Video
JP
(Vol. 9; Rental)
VHS Video
US
(Vol. 1)
VFVD-0200
VHS Video
US
(Vol. 2)
VFVD-0201
VHS Video
US
(Vol. 3)
VHS Video
US
(Vol. 4)
VFVD-0203
VHS Video
US
(Vol. 5)
VFVD-0204
VHS Video
US
(Vol. 6)
VFVD-0205
VHS Video
ES
(1)
VHS Video
ES
(2)
VHS Video
ES
(3)
VHS Video
ES
(4)
VHS Video
IT
(1)
VHS Video
IT
(2)
VHS Video
IT
(3)
VHS Video
IT
(4)
VHS Video
IT
(5)
VHS Video
IT
(6)
VHS Video
IT
(7)
VHS Video
IT
(8)
VHS Video
IT
(9)
VHS Video
IT
(10)
VHS Video
IT
(11)
VHS Video
IT
(12)
VHS Video
IT
(13)
VHS Video
IT
(14)
VHS Video
IT
(15)
VHS Video
IT
(16)
VHS Video
IT
(17)
DVD Video
US
(Round One)
AWDVD 0316
DVD Video
US
(Round Two)
AWDVD 0318
Amazon
US
(Prime)
SUBsub
13+
Amazon
US
(Episode 1)
FREEfree
13+
Bandai Channel
JP
Tokyo Movie Online
JP
(Rental)
¥100 ×35100x35[15]
Tokyo Movie Online
JP
(Rental; All episodes)
¥2,4502,450[15]

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Virtua Fighter (バーチャファイター), also known as Virtua Fighter: TV Animation Series, is a Japanese anime series loosely based on the Virtua Fighter video games, in particular Virtua Fighter 2. A total of 35 episodes were produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha. It was released on VHS in Japan, the US and Europe, and on DVD in the US only. The series was made available for digital rental on Tokyo Movie Online (東京ムービーONLINE), TMS's streaming service.

Virtua Fighter follows Akira Yuki on his journey to see the big dipper constellation. He encounters Pai Chan while in Chinatown, and later more of the cast of Virtua Fighter 2, before rescuing a brainwashed Sarah Bryant and defeating the android Dural.

List of episodes

Episode Video Name Date Airtime Description
1x01 Hakkyoku-Ken no Akira Toujou (八極拳の晶 登場!)
United States of America Akira of the Hakkyoku-Ken
1995-10-09
1x02 Kokoro no Sakebi (心の叫び)
United States of America Cry of the Heart
1995-10-16
1x03 Utsukushiki Kyoudai Kobushi Shi Toujou (美しき兄妹拳士登場)
United States of America The Gorgeous Sibling Fighters
1995-10-23
1x04 Kessen Chuukagai (China Town) (決戦中華街(チャイナタウン))
United States of America Showdown in Chinatown
1995-10-30
1x05 Hoshi o Motomete (星を求めて)
United States of America To Seek the Stars
1995-11-06
1x06 Gekitou no Kage de (激闘の陰で)
United States of America Behind the Battle Scene
1995-11-13
1x07 Shukumei no Ni Nin (宿命の二人)
United States of America Fate's Twosome
1995-11-20
1x08 Kanashii Kako (悲しい過去)
United States of America Sadness of the Past
1995-11-27
1x09 Shimei Tehai! (指名手配!)
United States of America The Wanted
1995-12-04
1x10 Kojou no Shitou (湖上の死闘)
United States of America Death Match on the Lake
1995-12-11
1x11 Yumemiru Pai (夢みるパイ)
United States of America Pai's Dream
1995-12-18
1x12 Chikatetsu Bousou (地下鉄暴走)
United States of America Subway Out of Control!
1995-12-25
1x13 Yami no Ring (闇のリング)
United States of America Arena of Darkness
1996-01-01
1x14 Bakuen no Kanata (爆炎の彼方)
United States of America Aftershock
1996-01-08
1x15 Chiisana Maihime (小さな舞姫)
United States of America Little Princess
1996-01-15
1x16 Umi no Kakutou Shi (海の格闘士)
United States of America The Sea Warrior
1996-01-22
1x17 Kikoushi Toujou (貴公子登場)
United States of America Here Comes the Prince
1996-01-29
1x18 Hijou no Saikai (非情な再会)
United States of America Sad Reunion
1996-02-05
1x19 Arata na Tabiritsu (新たな旅立)
United States of America A New Departure
1996-02-19
1x20 Kyoudai no Kizuna (兄妹(きょうだい)の絆)
United States of America A Bond of Love Between Brother & Sister
1996-03-26
1x21 Sennin to Tatsujin (仙人と達人)
United States of America A Wizard and a Master
1996-03-04
1x22 Mato Honkon (魔都・香港)
United States of America Evil City
1996-03-11
1x23 D Shidou (D・始動)
United States of America Launch D
1996-03-18
1x24 Yattsu no Hoshi (八つの星)
United States of America The Eight Stars!
1996-03-25
1x25 Shuugeki! Nazo no Ninja Gundan (襲撃!謎の忍者軍団) 1996-04-18
1x26 Jigokukara Kita Otoko! Sonona ha Onimaru! (地獄から来た男! その名は鬼丸!) 1996-04-25
1x27 Kudake Chiru Yuujou!? Akira tai Jakki (砕け散る友情!? 晶対ジャッキー) 1996-05-02
1x28 Semaru Kyodai na Kage! Lion Ayaushi (迫る巨大な影! リオン危うし) 1996-05-09
1x29 Nerawa Reta Ring! Wolf o Sukue (狙われたリング! ウルフを救え) 1996-05-16
1x30 Joyuu Pai Chen (女優パイ・チェン) 1996-05-23
1x31 Okore Jeffry! Hijou no Wana (怒れジェフリー! 非情の罠) 1996-05-30
1x32 Namaka Shika! Onimaru Gundan Saigo no Tatakai (生か死か! 鬼丸軍団最後の闘い) 1996-06-06
1x33 Unare Tamashii no Kobushi! Akira tai Onimaru! (唸れ魂の拳! 晶対鬼丸!) 1996-06-13
1x34 Hatsudou! Dyuraru Saikyou ka Keikaku!? (発動! デュラル最強化計画!?) 1996-06-20
1x35 Saishuu Kessen! Moeagare Yuujou no Kobusi (最終決戦! 燃え上がれ友情の拳) 1996-06-27

Syndication

Country Television channels
JapanJapan
United States of America United States
Canada Canada
Philippines Philippines
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Philippines Philippines
Chile Chile
Mexico Mexico
Argentina Argentina
VE 1954 Venezuela
Italy Italy
Spain Spain
  • Canal C

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Fighter (anime)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

VHS, Japan

VHS, JP (Vol. 1; Rental)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 2; Rental)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 3; Rental)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 4; Rental)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 5; Rental)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 6; Rental)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 7; Rental)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 8; Rental)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 9; Rental)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 1)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 2)
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Cassette
VHS, JP (Vol. 3)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 4)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 5)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 6)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 7)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 8)
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VHS, JP (Vol. 9)
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VHS, United States

VHS, US (Vol. 1)
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VHS, US (Vol. 2)
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VHS, US (Vol. 3)
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VHS, US (Vol. 4)
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VHS, US (Vol. 5)
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VHS, US (Vol. 6)
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VHS, Spain

VHS, ES (Vol. 1)
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VHS, ES (Vol. 2)
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VHS, ES (Vol. 3)
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VHS, ES (Vol. 4)
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VHS, Italy

VHS, IT (Vol. 1)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 2)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 3)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 4)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 5)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 6)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 7)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 8)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 9)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 10)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 11)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 12)
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VHS, IT (Vol. 13)

VHS, IT (Vol. 14)

VHS, IT (Vol. 15)

VHS, IT (Vol. 16)

VHS, IT (Vol. 17)

DVD, United States

DVD, US (Round One)
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DVD, US (Round Two)
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External links

References


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Music: Kuchibiru no Shinwa (1995) | Wild Vision (1995) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 1: Shinshou Hassei (1995) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 2: Ryuuko Kaikou (1996) | Kyouhansha (1996) | Tianshi Xiang (1996) | Ai ga Tarinaize (1996) | Eien no Mannaka de (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 3: Koubou Banjou (1996) | Virtua Fighter Complete Vocal Collection (1996)
Videos: Virtua Fighter Super Edit (199x)

Virtua Fighter series
Virtua Fighter (Remix | PC) (1993-1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive | Sega Ages 2500 Series) (1994-1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 (3tb) (1996-1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 (Evolution | Final Tuned) (2001-2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 (R | Final Showdown | Ultimate Showdown) (2006-2021)
Spin-offs
Virtua Fighter Kids (1996) | Virtua Fighter Animation (1997) | Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary (2003) | Virtua Quest (2004)
Cross-overs
Fighters Megamix (Game.com) | Dead or Alive 5 (5+ | Ultimate | Last Round) (2012-2015)
Portrait series
Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series: (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | The Final) (1995-1996) | GG Portrait: Yuuki Akira (1996) | GG Portrait: Pai Chan (1996)
Others
Virtua Fighter (LCD) (1995) | Electronic Virtua Fighter (199x) | Virtua Fighter (R-Zone) (199x) | Virtua Fighter 3 Win-PC-Collection (1996) | Virtua Fighter Mobile (2008) | Virtua Fighter Cool Champ (2012) | Virtua Fighter Fever Combo (2014) | Virtua Fighter Battle Genesis (2019)
Demo discs
Java Tea Original Virtua Fighter Kids (1996)
Albums
Virtua Fighter: Akira/Kage (1994) | Virtua Fighter (1994) | Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter Maximum Mania (1994) | Virtua Fighter "Sega Saturn" Image by B-univ Neo Rising (1994) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sound Track (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Dancing Shadows (1995) | "Kuchibiru no Shinwa" (1995) | "Wild Vision" (1995) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 1: Shinshou Hassei (1995) | Virtua Fighter & Virtua Fighter 2 Music Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 2: Ryuuko Kaikou (1996) | "Kyouhansha" (1996) | Tianshi Xiang (1996) | "Ai ga Tarinaize" (1996) | "Eien no Mannaka de" (1996) | Virtua Fighter Complete Vocal Collection (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 3: Koubou Banjou (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 On The Vocal (1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 Official Soundtrack (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Original Sound Tracks (2002) | Virtua Fighter 5 Original Sound Track (2011) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 R Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 2 Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 3 Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter Best Tracks + One (2015)
Books
Virtua Fighter Maniax (1994) | Virtua Fighter Maniax Replays (1994) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1994) | Virtua Fighter Guide Book V-Jump (1994) | Virtua Fighter Ougi no Sho (1995) | Virtua Fighter Maniax for Windows (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.1 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Remix Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Complete (1995) | Virtua Fighter (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.3 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Strategy Guide (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 for Novice (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Perfect Guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Game Guide Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter Graphics "Model 2" (1996) | Tokyo Virtua Monogatari (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 for Expert (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Fighter's Bible (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Fan Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sega Saturn Fighting Manual (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Command Game Guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.1 (1996) | Virtua Fighter Relax (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.2 (1996) | Virtua Fighter Honoo no Maki: Pai Chan Bukyou Gaiden (1996) | Fighters Mega Books Mix Ultimate Guide (1997) | Prima's Virtua Fighter 3: Unauthorized Arcade Secrets (1997) | Virtua Fighter 3 Official Playing Guide (1998) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Kanzen Kouryaku Doku Hon (1998) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Perfect Guide (1998) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 3tb (1999) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 4 (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Perfect Guide (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Red Book: Elementary Phase (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Yoku Wakaru Haoh Yousei Dojo (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Blue Book: Advanced Phase (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 The Complete (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Perfect Guide (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Green Book: Law of the Junkies (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution: Yokuwakaru Hisshou Senjutsu Shinan (2003) | Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary: Memory of Decade (2003) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Master Guide (2004) | Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation: Judgement Six no Yabou Kouryaku Navigation (2004) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Orange Book: Junkies' Last Stand (2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 White Book: Keep It Real (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Black Book: Keep It Moral (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Technical Book (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Strategy Guide (2007) | Virtua Fighter 5 for PlayStation 3 Complete Guide (2007) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Masters Guide (2010)
TV and Film
Virtua Fighter CGMV (1994) | CGMV Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Eternal Battle (1995) | Virtua Fighter (1995) | Virtua Fighter Special Training Pack (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune The Best Bout (1996) | Sega Official Video Library Vol. 2: Virtua Fighter Kids (199x) | Virtua Fighter 3 (Columbia video series) (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Shippuu no Shou "System" (1996) | CGMV Special Virtua Fighter 3: Geki no Shou "Battle" (1996)