Street Fighter IV’s Juri!

While reading the Capcom Unity blog, I stumbled upon some interesting news! Apparently this one Juri chick is one of Capcom’s newest addition to Street Fighter IV. As an introduction, Capcom officially gave a pretty model some Juri-makeover. Cosplay! Though I admit this Juri character doesn’t look exactly “Korean”, I still love the character design.

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks she doesn’t look Korean. Some Korean guy on a Korean bulletin board redid the Juri skin with a game screenshot…


APPARENTLY, apparently is the new hype.

I found the image on Kotaku, with a brief article about how (summing it up) Koreans don’t like Capcom’s design. They were also nice enough NOT to include full translations in their post, explaining this image. Here is what the Korean guy who made this image really said:

“By putting together many suggestions,
I got rid of the pig-tails, made the eyes less sharp,
and even gave her a Taekwondo uniform.”

Up to here, Kotaku had it on spot – then they totally missed the next part:

“Though it looks more Korean, she became too plain
as a video game character, her uniqueness is more on the minus side .”

Hey Kotaku, I don’t really care about Koreans liking or not liking stuff but I think you at least owe them a post edit for being such a… sound-byte! (You know, those things that make Politicians sound really, really evil by cutting out the “important part”?)

Original Korean post here, and Kotaku’s post (from October, yes I am slow) is here.

Then again, no one probably cares about a post from October. It’s almost like reviving a dead forum thread.

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