Maddest vids of the day show Street Fighter Producer cosplaying Chun-Li and calling out Tekken devs on-stage

I've only met Street Fighter IV Producer Yoshinori Ono once, but I already love him dearly. If you want an idea of what he's like, just imagine all the gleefuly OTT fun and brash, explosive madness found within this generation's SF games, then bundle it all up into a ball and sculpt it into the shape of a hyperactive, perpetually-laughing Japanese man. That Japanese man you've just created right there is Ono-san.

As a worked example of his genius/lunacy, I present these two videos from Gamescom. They show the event at which Namco premiered the plastic-tastic Ryu character model from their Tekken x Street Fighter cross-over game. Before the big reveal though, there was an exhibition fight between two cosplaying martial artists dressed as Ryu and Kazuya. It's a bit messy and embarrassing to be honest, but stick with it. Right at the end, just as 'Ryu' seems defeated, it becomes awesome. And insane. And then there's another video from later in the event when the Street Fighter boss dumps all over Namco's reveal by inciting the crowd to rip them for not having done enough work on their game yet.

Ono-san. Madman. Love him.


  • philipshaw - August 22, 2010 9:40 a.m.

    I love the fact after Ono comes out as chun li, he has to stay around to a semi professional presentation
  • FatDarkPlace - August 21, 2010 12:43 a.m.

  • DarkTone - August 20, 2010 9:34 p.m.

    This is so wrong it's right.
  • Clovin64 - August 20, 2010 6:44 p.m.

    I swear I'm going to buy Super Street Fighter IV sometime very soon. I need something to keep me occupied until a new Soul Calibur comes out, and I aint touching Tekken.
  • neon6 - August 20, 2010 6:15 p.m.

    If these guys were just going to play fight, then they should have just gotten some grapplers instead. At least then we would've believe it to be more authentic.
  • iJizzLots - August 20, 2010 5:59 p.m.

  • IsaacFenix - August 20, 2010 4:49 p.m.

    Haha that was hilarious, and Ono-san's appearance too!
  • Myrmida - August 20, 2010 4:43 p.m.

    The first video is even more embarassing if you understand german; the girl didn't seem to be prepared at all :S
  • mynameisjay - August 20, 2010 4:20 p.m.

    He looks strangely comfortable in that outfit..
  • austin128 - August 20, 2010 4:11 p.m.

    No offense to the guys, but could they have not gotten some more ripped dudes for the part?

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