Street Fighter IV Producer Attacks Namco USA Headquarters

By Ishaan . February 6, 2011 . 3:01pm

Street Fighter IV producer, Yoshinori Ono, and Tekken series producer, Katsuhiro Harada, revived an old rivalry (again) this past week. In Harada’s defense, though, Ono totally started it when he recently visited Namco Bandai’s U.S. office.


Harada, who works in Japan, was naturally, absent upon Ono’s arrival. The Street Fighter IV producer decided to make use of the opportunity to get the upper hand in their ongoing battle of humiliation.


Note the immense delight as the hunter finds what he’s looking for.





The attack on Namco headquarters was then followed up by a message, sent directly to Harada via post in Japan. Unwilling to be mocked any further, Harada prepared for retaliation.



…unfortunately, he found himself being given the boot by Capcom security.

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  • Ereek

    It looks like he had a good time.

    Some of those pictures are really cute, especially his response. It seems like they’re good friends.

  • lostinblue

    Gotta love this kind of rivalry!

  • Wow that his work outfit?! Japan looks like an awesome place to work!!!

  • I love these guys, no really I do, I love how they put up something like this, man hilarious end for Harada, that was too much of the good it seems xD

  • Where’s Tak Fujii when you need him?

    • PrinceHeir

      he will bring his one mirrion trups :)

      Ono is soo funny XD

      but harada wins this, Dragunov Sniper+Katana= MIND BLOWN O_O

      we need more collaborations like this. having fun and stuff, though if namco and capcom really wants to collaborate with each other. they should make Namco vs Capcom instead of just giving the other company their IP and they only will work on it.

      i want KOS-MOS and Alisa Team :D

  • Boris_Althema

    hilarious! this two should be in the line up of tekken x streetfighter too.

    • Haha, as secret characters, that would be awesome xD

  • MarkMario

    He brought out the big guns :3

    • Indeed. When I read the headline I figured it was serious business, then jokingly thought one of them brought a baseball bat to the office. You can imagine the look I had while seeing the first picture :P

  • As a “Tales of” I was thinking in doing that months ago XD

  • d19xx

    Wow. Ono loaded Street Fighter 3 3rd strike on the Soulcalibur cabinet. No wonder Harada is pissed…

  • This is insane.

  • I had no idea they hated each other that much.

  • hahahahaha!

  • Xeahnort

    That’s not Yoshinori Ono, it´s Chuck Greene disguised as Ono.

  • SneakyHawk

    Now this is hilarious.

    …The second to last pictures does intrigue me, though. Street Fighter on a Soulcalibur machine?

  • If it is for the sake of marketing to hypen fans for Street Fighter vs. Tekken and vice-versa, they sure did a good job.

    Anyways, Best. Gaming. Related. News. Ever!

  • LOL

  • mikanko

    Ono is kinda a funny guy when he’s not trolling his fan base with new infos.

  • Dimentionalist

    …so THIS is why they localized Tales of Graces F!

    Which one of you Tales fans set him up to this?

  • Why don’t either of them send hard-gay to each other office?

    • puchinri

      That would be the best thing ever.
      (Or Tak can send him to both offices?)

      *does a pelvic thrust*

    • Didn’t he retire, though? My roommate told me that he got married and stopped doing the character.

  • Darkrise

    Lmao, this is by far one of the most random things I’ve ever seen. It’d be funny if all the other producers(NA) did this too. A whole new level of war/competition.

  • Balmung

    Digimon poo!!! Omg i remember that lol pink with speckles lol. Lol these 2 crack me up XD

  • It’s great to see the comic side of the designers. Did Ono drew the swirl logo of the Dreamcast?

  • Capcom Vs. Namco Bandai: Ono Saga

  • Where’s Raven when you need him?! lol

  • joesz

    We need a sitcom of this right now!

  • Tropxe

    It’s cool that they did this, it’s a charismatic bit of marketing, but I can’t believe there are some commenters who actually seem to think it was genuine and not staged.

  • I loved the final picture being Harada being a mix of badass and goofy :D I think overkill would be an understatement :D

    This would actually be a very funny scene in a Japanese movie :D

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