Virtua Fighter (バーチャファイター, Bācha Faitā) is a Japanese anime based on the fighting-game franchise by made by Sega-AM. It was aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from October 2, 1995 to June 27, 1996 for 35 episodes.
Taking place before the game, the story follows Akira Yuki and his quest to see the eight stars of heaven after he had gotten overconfident in his Bajiquan skills from his training days with his grandfather. Initially traveling to figure out how to see those stars again, he learns that Sarah Bryant was kidnapped by robotics scientist Eva Durix as part of Eva's quest to create the "Perfect Soldier." Akira joins up with other characters in his journey such as Pai Chan, Jacky Bryant, Lion Rafale, Kage-Maru and Shun Di to save Sarah.