Captain Sawada


Captain Sawada originally appeared in the 1994 live-action Street Fighter movie, and also appeared as a playable character in the Street Fighter: The Movie game. Sawada's voice is the only one dubbed in the film, as Sawada himself speaks very little English. At the time, Capcom heavily promoted actor Kenya Sawada in any means possible, giving the staff behind the film and game the impression that he was to be the "face" of Capcom, their own action hero to star in later material.

He is characterized as Colonel Guile's right-hand-man and the leader of the AN commando force. He is a hand-to-hand combat specialist who is proficient in all kinds of martial arts. Sawada's actual role in the film is very minor. He's shown only a few times actually speaking and fighting in the film, and has command of a small amount of ground troops in the assault on Bison's base. Yet at the end, he's shown amongst the main characters as they take a pose at the very end of the film.
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Street Fighter: The Movie

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Page Updated:  June 28th, 2019

Where do I start on Captain Sawada... I don't even know. He's a real life not-so-great actor that Capcom "pushed" in Street Fighter: The Movie... whose career sadly flopped as quick as the movie itself, and he's also one of the most notoriously bad (yet so bad that he's almost good) Street Fighter characters of all time. While Sawada looks like a cheap hybrid of Guile and Ryu (or Fei Long) at first glance, there's also something kinda almost cool about him. I mean, he's Captain Sawada. Look at those blue camo pants... he's kinda badass. XD Not really, but he tried!!! He also tried to speak English in that movie with Van Damme... to no avail. Fun Fact: His TFG score is the same as his acting rating.

Sawada's fighting style? Lulz, it's pretty silly from what I remember. I guess it's pretty cool he has a flash kick like Guile. (Same pants. Makes sense.) But does he seriously have a move where he commits hara-kiri? I don't even want to begin to try to understand how that works... but what a dumb idea. I wonder if Captain Sawada will ever make a comeback? I could see him in the Street Fighter 5 roster (and he would actually improve that game). 

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