Yoshinori Ono Temporarily Stepping Down as Street Fighter Series Producer

By on March 29, 2012 at 6:58 am
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In the wake of his recent health problems, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono has recently just recently tweeted that he will be temporarily stepping down from his role as Street Fighter series producer.

On his twitter account, Ono-san posted the following messages in english.

I’ll refrain from work for current job for a while. Another person in charge of SF series for a while.Of course I’ll constant support to it.

I’ll be out of the limelight as fighting game series for a while. I’ll think about the new future of fighting game after this. ;D

In addition to this, he also tweeted the following message in Japanese.

カプコンでは近日にプライベートイベントを開催する予定です。暫くの間、小野が現状の仕事を離れ、新しい担当がSFシリーズを担う事を通知する予定です。
今後も公式サイト、公式Blogを通じて情報提供を継続していきます。次のアップデートまで少々お待ち下さい。

This one mentions that Capcom will be holding a private event in the near future where they will announce who will take over Ono-san’s job while he recuperates.

As a parting shot, Ono-san had the following to say about taking care of one’s health.

Physical health is of paramount importance. Let’s try to improve healthcare.

While not everyone agreed with the direction that he was taking the series, Ono-san always demonstrated a genuine passion for Street Fighter and fighting games in general, a passion that led him to revive a once dormant series, bringing it back into mainstream consciousness. We wish him the very best of luck and hope that he makes a full recovery.

Source Ono-san’s twitter.

Photo c/o Capcom-Unity

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