Voice Compare » Street Fighter » Ryu
Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Ryu with sound clips and images.
The lead character of Street Fighter. Ryu is a martial artist with a serious, stoic demeanor, and one of the most powerful fighters in the world.
Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 4 2009, 37 Comments
EDITOR'S OPINIONHappy 4th of July everyone! Yeah I know its kind of oddly ironic for today's VC to be on a Japanese Martial artist but still. Anyways whether you find him to be an awesome personification of Fighting spirit or one of the most boring one-dimensional leads ever, he definitely has an iconic presence in his genre. However how he stands in this Voice Compare is not that great.
While I certainly don't hate Tong Lung's performance as Ryu its not one of the better examples of the show's voice acting. (But to be fair Tong did have a fairly good scene or few.)
Skip Stellrecht voiced Ryu in the English dub for all the 90's SF Anime (The Movie, II V and the first Alpha anime). And personally I thought he was the best Ryu out of the four but to be fair he got to be Ryu longer than the other three so that probably helped.
However Richard Cansino got to voice Ryu in the 2nd Alpha anime namely Generations and he comes off as somewhat miscast. Don't get me wrong Cansino is a good VA but I liked him better as Vega.
And last but not least is Kyle Hebert, while I admit when it comes to Street Fighter roles he could have got Ryu is not exactly at the top of my list. However Kyle doesn't feel miscast as Ryu to me so it still works.
I may have had a hard time to decide before but I am clearly going with Skip Stellrecht this time around.