toco toco catches up with famed Street Fighter II animator Akira “Akiman” Yasuda

By on February 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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The character designs of Street Fighter II are iconic — but for many, we forget the people behind the works we continue to enjoy today. But for people who appreciate the art of video games, Akira Yasuda — better known as Akiman — is probably one of the most iconic artists in fighting games, as he is the man behind the designs of characters such as Cammy, Guile, and of course Chun-Li (and many of her Street Fighter V costume additions).

In this interview, he talks of his time at Capcom and his reasons for leaving — which has a bit to do with his time at Rockstar, working on Red Dead Revolver. He also talks about his life since leaving Capcom, which sees him as freelance animator.

Source: toco toco tv

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!