Akiman: The Character Designer of Street Fighter
Akira Yasuda, better known by his pen name Akiman, is a renowned Japanese animator, character designer, game designer, and mecha designer. He is best known for his work on the Street Fighter series of fighting games.
Early Life and Career
Akiman was born on July 21, 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. He studied at the Tokyo Designer Gakuin College, where he specialized in character design. After graduating, he joined Capcom in 1987 and worked on the original Street Fighter game.
Akiman was the character designer for the original Street Fighter game, as well as the subsequent Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, and Street Fighter III. He also worked on the Street Fighter EX series and Street Fighter IV.
His character designs for the Street Fighter series are some of the most iconic in the gaming world. He has designed some of the most beloved characters in the series, such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, and Akuma.
In addition to his work on the Street Fighter series, Akiman has also worked on other Capcom games, such as Mega Man, Final Fight, and Darkstalkers. He has also worked on the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.
Akiman is one of the most influential character designers in the gaming industry. His work on the Street Fighter series has been praised for its distinct style and iconic characters. He has been credited with helping to popularize the fighting game genre and has had a lasting impact on the gaming industry.