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.