Noritaka Funamizu

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Noritaka Funamizu (船水 紀孝, Funamizu Noritaka, born December 14, 1965), sometimes credited as Poo,[1] is a Japanese video game designer, director and producer formerly employed by Capcom. In 2004, he left Capcom to help found Crafts & Meister.


Funamizu was employed by Capcom in 1985. Prior to that, he wrote for Beep as a part-time contributor until he was invited into the company by senior staff. When he joined Capcom, he befriended fellow Capcom designer Yoshiki Okamoto while playing a game of catchball. During the late 1980s and up until the mid-1990s, Funamizu designed and co-designed several of the company's arcade games, including games in the Street Fighter series[2] (particularly Super Street Fighter II and the Street Fighter Alpha series).

Funamizu was later promoted to General Manager of Capcom's Production Studio 1 which produced several of the company's arcade and consumer titles. He, along with producer Katsuhiro Sudo left Capcom in April 2004 to form Crafts & Meister.[3]



  • Studio Bent Stuff (September 2000). All About Capcom Head-to-Head Fighting Game. A.A. Game History Series (Vol. 1) (in Japanese). Dempa Publications, Inc. ISBN 4-88554-676-1.
  1. ^ Capcom Co., Ltd (September 9, 1996). X-Men vs. Street Fighter. Capcom Co., Ltd. Scene: staff credits.
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  3. ^ Tanaka, John (June 22, 2004). "Street Fighter Creator Opens New Studio". IGN. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2012.

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