Fans Launch Petition To Convince Street Fighter V's Developers to Restore Rainbow Mika's Butt Slap

In the past few days, fans noticed that Capcom made some changes to Rainbow Mika’s animation and to the camera angles of her cutscenes in the latest version of Street Fighter V‘s beta.

The tweaks partly hid her well known “butt slap” taunt, and changed the split inflicted to the opponent at the end of a tag-team move with Nadeshiko.

This caused a reaction within the fanbase, and a petition has been launched in order to convince Capcom to revert the change. At the moment it has gathered 1,954 signatures, and it can be found here.

Interestingly, Capcom also seems to have tweaked Cammy’s intro animation, that previously showcased her crotch area a lot more closely.

Your mileage may vary on whether this can really be defined censorship, as we’re talking about in-development changes, which are rather common in the industry before a game launches. Yet, it’s hard not to point out that including a strongly and intentionally provocative character like Rainbow Mika, with enormous semi-naked breasts that bounce like water balloons, and then hiding a butt slap, seems to make very little logical sense and feels very gratuitous.

That said, if you feel strongly about the changes, this is your chance to make your voice heard.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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