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SFTM Sawada.gif

Captain Sawada is a character from the 1994 Street Fighter movie. He is also an exclusive character for both the arcade and home console versions of the Street Fighter: The Movie fighting games. Sawada is a soldier with the A.N. (Allied Nations) who served with Guile a few times prior to battling against General Bison in Shadaloo.

He served as Fei Long's replacement in the aforementioned movie and game. Additionally, 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. Despite the game showing a camaraderie with Guile in the endings, he only speaks once to him during the assault planning, and not since. Despite this he's shown amongst the characters as they take a pose at the very end of the film.

He has the distinction of being the only character exclusive to the film to appear in both versions of the game and the American Street Fighter cartoon series. In the movie and games, Sawada was played by Kenya Sawada.


Sawada was a captain in Allied Nation forces led by Colonel Guile. He aided in the strike against Shadaloo warlord, Gen. Bison, who had captured over sixty hostages. With Bison's dictatorship destroyed by Guile and the hostages saved, Sawada was promoted to commander and he earned the respect of Guile.

Changes between games[edit]

Unlike other Street Fighter characters who have several familiar special moves between games, Sawada's special moves were completely altered when Capcom made the console version of Street Fighter: The Movie. In the arcade version, Sawada's fighting style is a hybrid of Guile's and Fei-Long's, based off his status as an Allied Nations soldier and him replacing the latter. As a result, he retains moves akin to Guile's Flash Kick, while keeping martial arts aspects. His special moves rely primarily on his legs for axe kicks and similar attacks, and his energy slash has the ability to reflect projectiles back at the opponent.

The console version of Street Fighter: The Movie however presented a much different game. While this version was modified to be identical to Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Sawada was left in, with a modified move list, one that turned him into a bit of a parody fighter akin to Dan Hibiki, as well as making the point that he is actually armed with a katana. In one of his special moves, Gokusatsu-Jibakujin, Sawada uses his katana blade by stabbing himself making a crescent-shaped blood (sometimes flaming blood) barrier, sitting in a pose akin to one committing hara-kiri. His super move, Kamikaze Banzai, involves Sawada standing straight up, putting his hands in the air and sliding into his opponent. During the move, he is invulnerable to projectiles.


Street Fighter: The Movie[edit]

Portrait SFTM Sawada.png
Name Input
Face Punch close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Back Slam close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-MKick.png or Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Throw Reversal during throw Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-MPunch.png
Slammaster during throw reversal Arcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Ki Raisen Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
Ku Raisen Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-MPunch.png or Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Senku Kyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
High Senku Kyaku Hold Arcade-Button-HKick.png, Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png and release Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Koku Kyaku Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Sou Renken Control-Modifier-Tap.png Arcade-Button-LPunch.png
Drop Kick Hold Arcade-Button-MKick.png, Control-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png and release Arcade-Button-MKick.png
Low Katana Hold Arcade-Button-MPunch.png and release
Dashing High Kick reversal Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png
Koku Kyaku reversal Arcade-Stick-Up.png+ Arcade-Button-LKick.png
Comeback: Overhead Punch low health Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png
BLUE: Retsuku Daisharin Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
RED: Hyakki Raisen Hold Arcade-Button-Punch.png, Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png and release Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Regeneration charge Arcade-Button-MKick.png+ Arcade-Button-HKick.png and release

Street Fighter: Real Battle On Film[edit]

Portrait SFRBOF Sawada.png
Name Input
Seoi Nage close, Arcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-MPunch.png or Arcade-Button-HPunch.png
Hyakuretu Izungiri Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png, Control-Modifier-Tap.pngArcade-Button-Punch.png
(EX) Gokusatsu Jibakujin Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
(EX) Sawada Special '95 Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png (perform twice)
__Sawada Special '95 Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png Arcade-Stick-UR.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png (after the second time)
Ninpo Kamikakushi Forward Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Ninpo Kamikakushi Backward Arcade-Stick-RDp.png+ Arcade-Button-2xPunch.png or Arcade-Button-2xKick.png
Kamikaze Banzai Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png