Capcom's Yoshinori Ono is Stepping Down This Summer

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono is Stepping Down This Summer

He's been a producer for Street Fighter since 1998.

LizardRock by LizardRock on Aug 10, 2020 @ 10:40 AM (Staff Bios)
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Yoshinori Ono, a brand manager for Capcom is stepping down from his position.

Ono is best known for being a producer for Street Fighter for over 20 years. They worked with Capcom for 10 more years before that, as well. They're a significant figure in the company's long term development.

They announced their departure on Twitter, with the post beginning by apologizing for the complications relating to the annual live event, Capcom Pro Tour. The event was changed to an online format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The post then revealed his plans to step down this summer. Details as to why he is leaving were not shared.

"I've been with the Street Fighter brand for a long time, experienced good times, bad times, and even non-existent times. My heart is filled with appreciation to those players who've been giving warm and kind support on the brand, especially... over the past decade or so as all the activities on the Street Fighter brand regained sunshine and grew its liveliness."


The letter concludes with an expression or regret towards not being able to take part in one final "Shoryuken," a traditional practice at the Pro Tour events where the crowd would shout the word together. To make it up, he ends his letter with one more "Shoryuken."

The average consumer will most likely not notice a difference in Street Fighter related events and brand decisions. But Ono's departure is felt by many fans in the community. We wish him the best in whatever future endeavors he pursues.

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