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 (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.[2]



  • 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. 
  2. ^ Tanaka, John (June 22, 2004). "Street Fighter Creator Opens New Studio". IGN. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 

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