Yoshinori Ono welcomes Blanka to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition with a special birthday message

The Capcom executive producer seems to be more excited than most for this character's inclusion

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. PST

It's no secret that Yoshinori Ono is a big fan of Blanka in the Street Fighter series. The fact that he brings a toy of the character with him everywhere he goes is enough to tip someone off about this.

Just earlier today, we saw the trailer for this green beast's inclusion for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. Blanka will be joining the cast on February 20, 2018.

There's a reason why we received all of this information today. February 12th is said to be Blanka's canonical birthday.

As a result of this, Ono has released a special message on the Street Fighter Twitter account to commemorate the occasion. You can definitely tell he's rather excited to do this.

He reaffirms that Blanka will be coming to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition by welcoming him to the game. Ono also wishes the green beast a happy birthday and states that it's good to have him back.

You can check out the whole video below. Even though Ono speaks in Japanese, there are English subtitles present.


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