Back In September I wrote the following text in my “Is Capcom´s Street Fighter V too sexy for its own good? – The West Vs Japan” article:

“I hardly doubt that Yoshinori Ono (and Capcom) will tone down Street Fight V one bit (at least not in Asia) even if they do add a fully “customizable fighters” feature (think NFL, NHL, The Sims). So in other words, the SJW´s and feminists will still rant about SFV being sexist and full of misogyny. However, judging by the look of things, it doesn´t seem like Yoshinori and Capcom could care any less. Just take the Mika reveal trailer for example (which Capcom released about two weeks ago). Well, If I didn´t know any better, then I would think that Yoshinori (and Capcom) was trolling the living hell out of both feminists and SJW´s”

Well, I never thought that Capcom would ever cave in and censor anything in “Street Fighter V”, sadly enough I was wrong. Yes, it´s true. As Capcom has removed R-Mika´s signature butt-slap move and censored Nadeshiko and Mika´s split attack (as seen in the pictures down below).

r mika no no more butt slaps street fighter v

There will be no more butt slaps for R-Mika in Street Fighter V.

nadeshiko and mika split street fighter v censorship

Capcom has also censored (altered) Nadeshiko and Mika´s split attack, because now you don’t hold the opponent’s legs in a split at the end of the attack.

That´s only the half of it though. Because Capcom has also changed the camera angle view for Cammy, so that you no longer can see her crotch. For some people, this may not be a big deal, but I think it is. And I´m going to tell you why. 1. So far, it only seems like Capcom is censoring female fighters, not male fighters, why is that? Not that I want the male fighters to be censored, but how comes it´s only the female fighters that get censored? And 2. If Capcom gets the idea that it´s alright to censor their games, then who knows what more Capcom will end up censoring? And I´m not “just” talking about booty and naked skin. It could be everything from violence, texts to whole characters. Not only that, if Capcom made all of these changes due to pressure from the SJW movement, then Capcom has signaled that they will bend over to their will. In other words, we might get to see even further censorship in “Street Fighter V” in the near future (I bet that they will censor Laura Matsuda for sure…).

With that fresh in mind, I can´t say that I´m surprised to hear that there are quite a lot of angry and disappointed Gamers out there right now. I mean, Mika´s butt-slapping move was her signature move, for crying out loud. And that´s probably why the Internet is full of comments such as these (most of them are from Youtube and NeoGaf):

“steam purchase refunded”

“Pre-order cancelled.”

“At this rate, Laura’s intro will be changed. I wouldn’t be surprised.”

“That looks like a feminist edit to completely remove Cammys ass from the shot. Whoever did this, what a mistake.”

“So in other words someone got offended by some butt slappin’ action?”

“I don’t see any reason to censor her. I mean, she’s not an underaged girl wearing a bikini with underboob and crotch window. I don’t think Capcom ever censored anything in the last 10 years or so. I didn’t saw any outrage about her outfit, which is actually less revealing than her Alpha version. All I can think of is that it was some bullshit mandate from Sony, since they are paying for development.”

Personally, I think that the SJW movement has gotten way too much power and say of things. And when I think back to what I said and wrote in August last year, I actually scared myself quite a bit. Because most of the stuff that I foresaw back then, are now happening for real. And it´s not “just” video games either. No, it´s everything from movies, comics, cartoons to real-life ads. I have said it before, and I´m saying it again. It´s time to put our foot down against the SJWs, and we should do so by voting with our wallets (that´s also why people have started to cancel their “Street Fighter V” pre-orders). However, it remains to be seen how much money Capcom will lose due to their sudden urge to censor SFV (Street Fighter V is set for a release on the 16th of February next year, to PS4 and Windows).

So what do you guys and girls think? Did Capcom do the right thing by censoring R-Mika´s butt-slap, split attack and Cammy´s crotch view? And will you cancel your “Street Fighter V” pre-order?  


This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.

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15 Comments ON " Capcom censors R-Mika´s butt-slap, split attack an... "
  • Patrick Toworfe

    Well that’s just…incredibly silly. But I can’t say I’m surprised. I doubt they got any kind of real pressure from anyone, but given that this will be released in American audiences they probably didn’t want the inevitable mini shit storm over nothing. So tweaking a few animations before release probably seemed like the best move for them. It sucks, but I suppose it’s a small price to pay for them keeping out of trouble. Sad that it has to be that way at all.

    • Yes, from a biz kind of view (due to the SJWs and radical feminists). However, on a long term kind of view. This is going to kill the games industry. As the SJWs just eat up more and more of the industry. Creative freedom and freedom of speech will be none existing for devs if this keeps up.

      • Patrick Toworfe

        Perhaps. And it’ll be a sad day if it does happen. Our only real choice in this situation is to respect the developers’ choices, but not support them financially if they feel strongly about what they’re doing.

  • Vladimir Wadegreene

    This is annoying. Caving to SJWs has set a bad precedent in the way that everything must be changed for SJWs. Everything is problematic. Hell they even created Zayra for Overwatch…at first they loved it…now they hate it LOL. They can never be pleased. The gaming industry must take a stand against these pro censorship monsters and Capcom should be the first

    • This is just a taste of what´s to come though…What? They did? The SJWs doesn´t like Zarya now? You know, it´s never a good idea to try to please the SJws. As they tend to find something else to disslike anyhow.

      • Vladimir Wadegreene

        Exactly. I believe more and more people are seeing this for what it is now. I just hope that companies start to ignore their demands but who knows. I really don’t know how the industry feels about this. You know more about it than I do.

        • With no doubt, as its starting to affect everyone (no matter which games you play). They need to grow some damn balls, and just say no. We´re not having it with your bullshit. If they don´t like it, then don´t buy it, problem solved. It´s a very sensitive topic for some devs. It also depends on where you live. In South America and the Slavic region in Europe, the devs gives zero fu**s about feminists and SJWs.

    • Raiden

      Personally I don’t think Capcom edited TWO camera angles to appease SJW’s. I think they’re doing this more to appease the ESRB. Who might object to the lewder parts of characters like Rainbow Mika and give the game an M rating in the US. Which Capcom wouldn’t want. Personally the only Capcom Fighting Game I want to see with an M-Rating is Darkstalkers. Assuming it ever comes back.

      For what it’s worth, it’s not a deal breaker for me and I’m still going to buy the game. Not going to Pre-Order it, but I’m still going to buy it.

      • Incognito Jay

        But no one factors in rating when buying games to begin with. I know 10 year olds who play rated M games and was one myself back in the day.

  • Brad

    I would bet money some group complained about the MALE GAZE to someone in Capcom. These changes make no sense. Cammys change looks way less dynamic now.

    Everyone saying its not a big deal it was only minor. Thats how most WEDGE issues start. There is a reason they are called wedge issues.

    • This is always how it starts, then they start to whine about other “things”. So bit by bit things get removed (or censored). I´ve been saying it for over a years time now, the radical feminists and the SJW movement is attacking everything and everyone now.

  • Thomas

    Still no statement from Capcom?

    • I will try to reach out out to Capcom for a comment on twitter in a moment.

  • OtakuAko

    Ain’t gonna be a problem for us in Asia though. :3

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