Ono has lost 25 Blanka toys all around the world, says Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey can't possess Ryu

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • June 16, 2017 at 11:59 a.m. PDT

If you can't tell from the headline, this isn't the most serious of interviews...

Over at E3 this week, Gameinformer caught up with Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono to ask him 30 years' worth of questions in honor of the series' anniversary. Though the answers here probably aren't the most poignant to grace the expo's show floor, they do give us another glimpse into the wacky mind of Ono.

At this point, Ono's name is almost synonymous with the trademark Blanka toy that he uses in most of his Twitter photos. Though one might think that Blanka is his favorite character from the Street Fighter series, in actuality it's Cammy.

As for the toy itself, there isn't just one...

"A lot of people misunderstand that," Ono started. "My favorite character is actually Cammy. I first started using Blanka as an icon for the games about eight or nine years ago, and when I first started using him I had about 30 figures.

"So as I traveled around I’d put him in various pockets and so I think there are about 25 of them at different places all over the world. I have about five or so left."

On the subject of another game that made waves on the E3 show floor, Ono was asked if he thinks Ryu could be possessed by Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey. For those unfamiliar, Mario uses his living hat to take control of enemies in the upcoming Nintendo Switch game and harnesses their power.

"Ryu doesn’t really think about anything, he just reacts to the situation," Ono told Gameinformer. "So if Mario tries to possess him with magic, it’s not going to happen. He’s going to catch it and go, 'What is this?'"

Cappy vs. Ryu probably isn't a crossover we'll be seeing any time soon, especially with Capcom's major focus being on Street Fighter 5. For those wondering if the producer actually plays the game after release, you'll be happy to hear that he does. However, Ono's approach is a bit different than most players'.

"When the game comes out, because I already know the controls, I can get a high [LP]," Ono states. "Then I log out. Then I create a separate account, but the score on that one’s really low."

There's a lot more from Ono in this interview, so if you'd like a light-hearted, enjoyable read today be sure to head over to Gameinformer for the full piece.

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