Street Fighter 35th Anniversary Exhibition to be Held in Shibuya and Kitakyushu

18.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

A Street Fighter exhibition honoring the series’ 35th anniversary is currently being held in Tokyo! The event will also open in Kitakyushu on June 18, 2022.

 

‘Can You Shoot a Hadouken?’ Experience

 

Life-size Statues of Chun-Li and Vega

※All photos are from the Fukuoka venue.

 

Original Merchandise at a Glance

 

The Street Fighter series debuted in arcades in 1987 and is celebrating its 35th anniversary throughout 2022.

 

This exhibition was initially held in Fukuoka City in 2020, and will now travel to the Tokyo Anime Center and the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art.

 

Street Fighter quickly became a social phenomenon upon release and is still beloved around the world. The release of Street Fighter II in 1991 established the fighting game genre, and the newest title Street Fighter V continues to be a fan favorite.

 

This exhibition traces the history of Street Fighter, displaying original drawings from the original title’s production, arcade machines, and more. With the help of Capcom, guests can enjoy hands-on digital content using the latest technology. 

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    Collaboration Menu

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