Tekken: The Motion Picture

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Synonyms: The King Of Iron Fist Tournament The Movie, Tekken Movie
Japanese: 鉄拳
English: Tekken: The Motion Picture
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 1998 to Feb 21, 1998
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.261 (scored by 91619,161 users)
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Ranked: #115052
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Popularity: #4791
Members: 14,532
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After being thrown off a cliff as a child, Kazuya Mishima enters the King of Iron Fist Tournament to extract revenge from his father, multi-billionaire Heihachi Mishima. Meanwhile, WWWC operative Jun Kazama and Hong Kong detective Lei Wulong also enter the tournament to investigate on Heihachi's illegal activities involving cloning and genetic engineering. A handful of other skilled fighters are also in it merely to win the grand prize of $1 billion, not knowing of the true purpose of the tournament and fate that awaits them.

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Original Creator
Hisayuki, Hirokazu
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"Hero" by Tsunami [Japanese version]
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Feb 20, 2019
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
Imagine if some Chinese company wanted to cash in on the popularity of Tekken, and made a bootleg anime ripping it off. How would that anime turn out?

Most likely, it would look as cheap as chips, be starved of quality action, and have characters and story that exhibit an uncanny valley quality, where they're recognisably taken from the game, but something feels off. Of course, it can't be called "Tekken" (which literally translates to "iron fist"), but probably something similar like "Sekken" (meaning "stone fist" ... or "soap" if you use the wrong kanji).

Funnily enough, an atrocity like that already exists! What's more, read more
May 5, 2020
jadedXotaku (All reviews)
Super brief review here. I'd put off watching this for years based on the box art alone (dating myself here), but I did eventually sit down and give it a viewing. Produced in 1998 by Studio Deen, the Tekken OVAs arrived on the scene just prior to the PlayStaion port of the fantastic Tekken 3 game, and good lord does it disappoint. With its weak art, poor characterizations, stagnant animation, and a story only tangentially related to its source material, it's a travesty. Arguably the worst of the fighting game adaptations of the '90s, which is saying something since both the Art of Fighting and read more
Mar 12, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 5
English Dubbed

If you lived in the U.S. chances are you have heard the saying or one like it an eye for an eye. A perfect match up for those demanding revenge. This story is meant to show you both stand points on that matter. It is up to you to figure out which makes more sense.

Plain, right down to the ending. A well played out story would have you riddled in some form of emotion. Logic in character's action needs a simpler play-out. Currently is too complex.

Clear. The characters along with scenery are drawn nicely. Art matches the time period/plot.

Sound-no issues. I did read more
May 12, 2021
Callimoss (All reviews)
As an anime, Tekken is passable but in a way I can appreciate: It doesn't waste your time nor overstay its welcome. You're here to see people fighting and that's exactly what it delivers as its primary focus.

Even though the story isn't anything revolutionary, I have to give this ova some credit for managing to weave a proper narrative out of the original Tekken fighting games and go the extra mile to give much of the main cast some actual characterization when it comes to establishing their personalities and motivations throughout the experience.

The art and sound range from average to pretty good in some parts. read more


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