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Yoshinori Ono now a corporate officer at Capcom Japan

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • April 4, 2013 at 8:32 a.m. PDT
Yoshinori Ono now a corporate officer at Capcom Japan Yoshinori Ono, most famous for being the producer of the Street Fighter 4 series, is now a corporate officer at Capcom Japan.

Ono will not be leaving his current position as the deputy head of Capcom's consumer games R&D division, though.

If you're unfamiliar with corporate officers, in a nut shell they're people charged with the day-to-day responsibilities of running a company, as a high level management official. They're often given the authority to contract or act of behalf of their respective corporation.

So what does this all mean for fighting game fans? That's still not completely clear, as Ono's new responsibilities and job title weren't discussed, but considering he now wields a bit more clout within the company — he's likely to meet less resistance when pitching his ideas for fighting games, as it infamously took him awhile to announce the Darkstalkers re-release.

He relayed this quote on Twitter recently about his new appointment.

KuikenSan: Enjoy your new job.

Ono: Ummm, that's a tough one. ;P

Sources: CVG and Ono's Twitter.

Comments

lordrockman said on April 4, 2013 at 8:33 a.m.

Mission Complete!!

#1
MCHAWKING said on April 4, 2013 at 8:36 a.m.

Expect all new Capcom Fighting games to have titles ending in emoticons. Can't wait for that "Super Streetfigher IV: ;P Edition" update

#2
Smorgasboard said on April 4, 2013 at 8:38 a.m.

Did he take over Inafune's job?

#3
MALDA_IS_BACK said on April 4, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.

Ono is the man good for him.

#4
N0_0NE_SPECIAL said on April 4, 2013 at 8:41 a.m.

he became a capcop wwwoooowwww

#5
TheShadowDancer6 said on April 4, 2013 at 8:42 a.m.

Despite what people think of his eccentric style, he works his ass off and is a major player linked with the resurgence of fighting games with his push for SF4. Congrats to him.

#6
PIMPSCRIBE said on April 4, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.

Ono got a buff. Hes going to up the tiers.

#7
gammabolt17 said on April 4, 2013 at 8:53 a.m.

FVCK YES...The higher he climbs the better.

#8
sirfuxballz said on April 4, 2013 at 8:54 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#9
Hazzor said on April 4, 2013 at 8:57 a.m.

Can anyone link new capcops tierlist Kappa

#10
Auron said on April 4, 2013 at 8:57 a.m.

Blanka will be top tier in SF

also: put Blanka in UMVC3 ;p

#11
zUkUu said on April 4, 2013 at 8:57 a.m.

That's good news. They even sent Ono as representative to the PS4 reveal event, so it might have been decided a few months ago already.

#12
LordProsper said on April 4, 2013 at 9:01 a.m.

Ono has more say in games? Darkstalkers 4 and Rival Schools 3 confirmed Kappa

#13
SoundwaveButcher said on April 4, 2013 at 9:02 a.m.

That means we getting Rival Schools 3!

#14
kara said on April 4, 2013 at 9:04 a.m.

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#15
illness690 said on April 4, 2013 at 9:09 a.m.

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#16
FatMus2 said on April 4, 2013 at 9:16 a.m.

Well done Ono! I hope this means it's more likely Capcom will make the games that he, and by extension many of the community, wants, such as the next Darkstalkers.

#17
KingKong said on April 4, 2013 at 9:16 a.m.

Put Blanka in Marvel 3!

#18
Ittouryoudan said on April 4, 2013 at 9:16 a.m.

Ono! Congrats!

#19
TrueGamingGuru said on April 4, 2013 at 9:17 a.m.

That's cool Ono-san is a corporate officer for Capcom Japan.

@13 & 14 Just because Ono has more say in games, doesn't mean it might happen right now. In order for a game to happen Ono-san needs ideas when comes to certain games and video games in general cost a lot of money.

#20
Batsu said on April 4, 2013 at 9:22 a.m.

New darkstalkers and Rival schools. LETZ GO!!!

#21
ArcadeRobot said on April 4, 2013 at 9:25 a.m.

Movin' on UP in the world ^_^

#22
WinstonChurchill said on April 4, 2013 at 9:29 a.m.

Yes Ono!! Congrats

#23
roknin said on April 4, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

Right on Ono :-)

#24
Aluppoj said on April 4, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.

Love Ono. Thank you for SF4! Congrats!

#25
bagel_bytez said on April 4, 2013 at 9:48 a.m.

Trollono is one of the funnest parts of the fgc, plus he's done so much for it. He's so cryptic you need a decoder and a strong understanding of the placement of emoticons to get anything out of what he's saying. His responses are a map and the answer is Waldo. :p seriously awesome lost boy who'll never grow up.

Good in you Ono-san

#26
ChrisVega said on April 4, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.

Capcom vs Snk 3, make that happen.

#27
Riot said on April 4, 2013 at 9:57 a.m.

GET THE MARVEL TEAM BACK TOGETHER!

#28
wingzx20 said on April 4, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.

I just hope he doesn't get swamped with work to the point where is has no time for us anymore.

#29
PIMPSCRIBE said on April 4, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.

Yoshinori "Pick a Top Tier" Ono sanford said.

#30
drez1210 said on April 4, 2013 at 10:17 a.m.

Congrats to Ono san!!! Stay healthy

#31
xanderglz said on April 4, 2013 at 10:23 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#32
bahamutknightzero said on April 4, 2013 at 10:27 a.m.

@32 There are Niitsuma fans?

Anyways, congrats to Ono. Guess this means we're getting Rolento and R. Mika in the next SF game for sure now (both are Ono's favs and wanted to get both in the initial version of I think Super or AE)

#33
Mac_Gargan said on April 4, 2013 at 10:29 a.m.


They tried to kill him with exhaustion. He came back in 2 weeks.

Now they gave him 2 jobs. Give 'em hell, Ono!

(and...what #18 said, and what #28 said, and let's see DS4 now!)

#34
Gameplan said on April 4, 2013 at 10:50 a.m.

I <3 Ono, he's done a lot for the genre. Good luck to him and here's hoping for a new Darkstalkers/Rival Schools for next gen. Kreygasm

#35
Undead_Hayabusa said on April 4, 2013 at 10:53 a.m.

#27 ditto

#36
HooliganComboFTW said on April 4, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

Congrats Ono

#37
JIHADJOE said on April 4, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

BLANKA PLAYERS, REJOICE!

#38
MakotoJoker said on April 4, 2013 at 11:10 a.m.

good for him

#39
BlankaBeast said on April 4, 2013 at 11:40 a.m.

I can never read his responses...

Thats a TOUGH one... :P

Why tough and ;P together

#40
SteadiestShark said on April 4, 2013 at 11:49 a.m.

God damn I love Ono.

I'm so glad that he's finally getting some recognition!

#41
rakuko said on April 4, 2013 at 12:08 p.m.

great news for Ono, dude's done a lot for us.

#42
A4headedninja said on April 4, 2013 at 12:16 p.m.

This is great News lets go Yoshinori Ono!

#43
PropLeXed said on April 4, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

Lol Officer Ono, yo damn. Good stuff though.

#44
Spaghetti_Time said on April 4, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.

If anyone deserves it, it's this bastard. Love Ono to death.

@1

More like MISSION START

#45
Nago said on April 4, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.

Finally. The amount of times we've heard something to the effect of "yeah, I'd like to but they won't let me :(" from Ono was getting out of hand.

#46
Raven said on April 4, 2013 at 1:49 p.m.

Yeah, blast him to get Karin and Rolento into AE 13....seriously!

#47
wiggaplz said on April 4, 2013 at 2:20 p.m.

Cool Ono, promoted to a major CAPCOP. He deserves it.

#48
YanDaMan said on April 4, 2013 at 2:22 p.m.

Now give us CVS3!

#49
streetfighterjoe said on April 4, 2013 at 4:41 p.m.

Nice Job, he deserved it

#50
chipndip said on April 4, 2013 at 6:07 p.m.

46 said it perfectly.

#51
awkwardscrub said on April 4, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.

Good for him, he really is very good for the community. Hope he stays healthy.

#52
CheeseCakez said on April 4, 2013 at 7:47 p.m.

If it weren't for Ono, Street Fighter IV would have never seen the light of day. He asks fans literally what they want and at least makes a serious attempt to consider doing what they want. Good news all around.

#53
bagel_bytez said on April 4, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

Ono playable v2013!

#54
Smorgasboard said on April 5, 2013 at 12:28 a.m.

He could possibly still need to get approval to do stuff. :P

#55
rosy said on April 5, 2013 at 1:20 a.m.

Congratulation ono san. You deserve that title after bringing the sf4 which I believe that's what makes FGC growth. Wish you all the best for your future carreer.

#56
Cyan said on April 5, 2013 at 3:34 a.m.

Yoshinori Ono now an emoticon officer at Ca$hcom Japan

#57
RambroCampAlot said on April 8, 2013 at 5:22 p.m.

ono is top tier now

#58


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