Keiji Inafune Exits Capcom

Keiji Inafune, the character designer of the popular Mega Man series, has left Capcom. In a blog post on his personal site – translated by Kotaku – Inafune said "sayonara" to fans, revealing that he was "leaving Capcom with the intention of starting my life over."

"A manager’s work means evaluating your subordinates and speaking your dreams. Anyone who can do both of those can be a manager. I thought that when I came here, and I still think that now," Inafune said on his blog.

"People that really know me, can see where I’m coming from. I’m not a regular dude. It’s probably because I’m strange," he continued.

Inafune has been in the news a lot because of his harsh criticism of the Japanese game development community. He has said in the past that the industry in Japan is "dying" and that the games they make are "awful." Inafune most recently worked on Dead Rising 2.

We are not sure what he means when he says that he is "starting his life over," but we assume Inafune will still be developing games.

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