At one point Sakura had a stalker-like 'Chasing After Ryu' design in Street Fighter 5... Capcom reveals unused development ideas for Miss Kasugano

We're glad they ended up going a different route...

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 14, 2018 at 6:06 p.m. PDT

One of Street Fighter 5's most popular female fighters is none other than Season 3's Sakura Kasugano, the charismatic schoolgirl and Ryu trainee.

From "Going to the Gym" to "Mountain Climbing Guide" Sakura, the Capcom Fighters Network website details a handful of designs for the young fighter that they didn't end up using for her final presentation.

Of all of these we're most happy that they chose not to go with the "Chasing After Ryu" version, wherein she apparently spent so much time looking for Ryu online that her eyes have gone bad and thus she's garnered a pair of creepy, too-big 1970's glasses. Here's the description:

"Desperate for any information on Ryu sightings, Sakura has been constantly checking up on social media sites, and as a result her vision has gone bad. Check out her original Ryu goods that she made herself. The mizu yokan keychain shows a certain sense of style."

You can check out Stalkera along with a few other unused designs in the gallery below. Be sure to hit up the CFN page for all designs as well as descriptions about them from Capcom.

In order these are "Winter Outfit," "Chasing After Ryu," "Lifesaver," "Motion Capture," "Weighted Training," and "Mountain Climbing Guide" Sakura.

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