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Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998)

Tekken (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | Video 1999
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A wealthy mogul organizes a world fighting tournament on an offshore Chinese island. His hated son in search for vengeance and a pair of cops investigating the real reason for holding the tournament, secretly join the fighters.

Director:

Kunihisa Sugishima

Writers:

Ryôta Yamaguchi (screenplay), Seiichi Ishii (video game)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edi Patterson ... Jun Kazama (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Kazuya Mishima (voice)
Adam Dudley ... Kazuya Mishima (voice)
Yumi Tôma Yumi Tôma ... Jun Kazama (voice)
Gray G. Haddock ... Lei Wulong (voice) (as Gary G. Haddock)
Akio Nakamura Akio Nakamura ... Lei Wulong (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Heihachi Mishima (voice)
David Stokey ... Lee Chaolan (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Lee Chaolan (voice)
John Paul Shepard John Paul Shepard ... Heihachi Mishima (voice) (as John Paul Shephard)
Ellie McBride ... Nina Williams / Operator 3 (voice)
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ... Nina Williams / Young Kazuya (voice)
Claire Hamilton Claire Hamilton ... Anna Williams / Operator 2 (voice)
Kaori Yamagata Kaori Yamagata ... Anna Williams (voice)
Lucy Faris Lucy Faris ... Young Jun (voice)
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A wealthy mogul organizes a world fighting tournament on an offshore Chinese island. His hated son in search for vengeance and a pair of cops investigating the real reason for holding the tournament, secretly join the fighters.

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Learn Strength, Witness Speed, Enter The Tournament!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tekken: The Motion Picture See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Tekken was released in Japan as an OAV with two half-hour episodes. ADV Films, the US licensee, combined the two episodes into a single one-hour movie, hence "The Motion Picture" subtitle. See more »

Quotes

Kazuya Mishima: [to a humanoid dinosaur] You oughta keep your mouth shut.
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Alternate Versions

Was released in both a edited and uncut version on VHS. See more »

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Spun-off from Tekken (1994) See more »

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excellent game, horrible movie
18 January 2005 | by patking13See all my reviews

I personally am a huge fan of the Tekken series (specifically 3 and Tag Tournament), and when I saw that there was a Tekken anime, I was thrilled. Since I couldn't find it anywhere, I set it to download on Kazaa. It took two or three days to download, building up the anticipation of seeing one of my favorite video games brought to life. When I finally watched it, I was thoroughly disappointed. This movie had very little redeeming qualities to it: the characters were mostly annoying (ie- Lee Chaolan, Nina and Anna, Heihachi, Jun Kazama), and as has been mentioned before, the fighting and character development were minimal. Seemed like the most interesting character was Jack and the little girl, though it seemed a little corny and done before (the whole machine learning how to feel, etc...). The plot line went all over the place and ended up barely resembling the game. What also bothered me was that some of the more interesting characters from the series (Paul Phoenix, King and Armor King, Yoshimitsu, etc...) were in it for about 5 seconds in the background in the final scene. Much of the movie was completely gratuitous (Anna's shower scene, the stealth mutant dinosaurs). This movie gets a 2 for effort and the couple half-interesting scenes with Jack.


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