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The 30 best Capcom characters of the last 30 years

Sakura

First appeared: Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996)

The word fanboy/fangirl gets used as a negative at times, but Sakura took her obvious obsession and used it to become one of the greatest fighters in the world. She once was your average Japanese schoolgirl, but once she saw Ryu battle in a Street Fighter tournament, she decided to dedicate herself to becoming a fighter worthy of being trained by Ryu. Sakuras crush was slightly nave, but she could pull off a Hadoken with next to no training, so there ha to be something special about her.

Sakura was only the fourth female character in the series, and her spunky, can-do attitude has made her the most popular character of the Alpha series. She was so popular in fact that Sakura appeared in multiple Street Fighter spin-offs and even found her way into the main series with Super Street Fight IV. But will she ever attain her dream of training with Ryu? Or is their connection even deeper than that now?

See you in 30 years!

Thats it for this collection of characters, but were sure we missed some of your favorites by limiting ourselves to 30. What are your favorite Capcom creations? Let us know in the comments!

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