Street Fighter Comes To Life With Japanese Celebrities

Street Fighter Comes To Life with Japanese Celebrities

It's not everyday you can flip on your television in Japan and see major celebrities cosplaying as Street Fighter II characters and talking incessantly about the game.

Last week on variety show Ame Talk, a handful of famous Japanese people who are into video games dressed up and recounted their Street Fighter experiences and memories as well as explained the game. Not everyone in Japan plays Street Fighter!

Among those included in the panel were Shinya Arino of GameCenter CX fame and fashion model and competitive Street Fighter player Kayo Sato, who, for example, mentioned how she still goes to the arcade three or four times a week to play Street Fighter.

Street Fighter Comes To Life with Japanese Celebrities

Not surprisingly, the costumes look great (this is a TV show, after all), but one of the cool things the show did was go back in post production and add CG effects.

Street Fighter Comes To Life with Japanese Celebrities
Street Fighter Comes To Life with Japanese Celebrities

Special effects are better when you play along.

Street Fighter Comes To Life with Japanese Celebrities

See? But not all the moves needed cheesy computer graphics.

Street Fighter Comes To Life with Japanese Celebrities

I've never noticed this, but comedian Toru Hotohara's head looks like a Hadouken.

Street Fighter Comes To Life with Japanese Celebrities

Human Hadouken!

Street Fighter Comes To Life with Japanese Celebrities

GIFs: Ame Talk

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Comments

    Pfft the only proper celebrity to do Chun Li is Jacky Chan and that's all there is to it!

      That one up there seems to be picking her nose while she tries to side kick.

    Chun-li needs to spend another 3 years doing squats

    Look at Zangief! HAHAHAHAHA

    Man. Ryu's fireballs have changed for the weirder.

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