Virtua Fighter

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: バーチャファイター
Spanish: El Defendor Virtuoso/ Virtua Fighter
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Type: TV
Episodes: 35
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 1995 to Jun 27, 1996
Premiered: Fall 1995
Broadcast: Mondays at 18:30 (JST)
Source: Game
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.101 (scored by 50495,049 users)
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Ranked: #37782
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Popularity: #6049
Members: 11,940
Favorites: 41


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Episodes: /35


Akira Yuki has spent years honing his Bajiquan skills under the guidance of his grandfather. He yearns to see the constellation of the eight stars of heaven, which are only revealed to those with real strength. This burning desire urges him to embark on travels, so as to learn more about how to see the stars.

Meanwhile, a nefarious robotics scientist, Eva Durix, desires to create the perfect soldier. Eva's group, Judgment 6, tracks down and kidnaps Sarah Bryant, a college student and close acquaintance of Akira who is investigating a mysterious accident concerning her brother. Akira must now fight his way to Sarah to save her from the clutches of Judgement 6, a perilous path sure to be paved with countless challenges.

Characters & Voice Actors


Tanaka, Atsuko
Episode Director
Otani, Masahito
Episode Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Kamio, Ryuu
Script, Series Composition, Screenplay


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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1: "Wild Vision" by Ishikawa Masatoshi (eps 1-24)
2: "Ai ga Tarinai ze (愛がたりないぜ)" by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (eps 25-35)

Ending Theme

1: "Kuchibiru no Shinwa (くちびるの神話)" by Vivian Hsu
2: "Kyouhansha (共犯者)" by Vivian Hsu
3: "Eien no Mannaka de (永遠の真ん中で)" by Akiko Seko


Oct 11, 2008
Preliminary (25/35 eps)
I feel with a traditional martial arts story in relation to anime, I feel it could go in certain specific ways and I felt it was a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation with what your typical martial arts movie or series could be. Allow me to explain, in the games, Akira is portrayed more as a serious old school style martial artist and tends to really have no sense of humor. While in the anime, his behavior is juvenile, sarcastic, and has an appetite like Gokuu from Dragon Ball. Despite that, he still has a deep respect for the martial arts ...
Aug 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (24/35 eps)
Quick Review:

Story: 5
Sound: 7.5
Art: 6.5
Characters: 4
Enjoyment: 5
Annoyance: 9
Overall: 4

May 1, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I grew up watching this show and i loved it as a kid , but now as 29 year old watching , it definetly doesn't hold up , while i did enjoy aspects of it , such is the action , and the character , i found my self bored most of the time because of its slow pacing , and rolling my eyes because of inconsistent the show is , the least i would expect from an a fighting anime is for there to be consistency in terms of strenght , but thats almost non existent in this anime , Akira for example the ...

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