The Pinoy community rejoiced when Katsuhiro Harada revealed the newest Filipino character in “Tekken 7” named Josie Rizal. However, it seems like not everyone is happy by Harada’s gesture. As a result, Harada is thinking of deleting the character should NCCA force them to.
“Josie [is] for (the) fighting game community. But Josie is very special for (the Philippine) gamer community.”
“If Josie can’t get supported in the Philippines, we give her up anytime. Tekken 7 arcade board has a network update system. We can change plan and change characters anytime and quickly,” he said.
The Philippines’ National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) said it is still studying what actions it may take on the issue of the name “Josie Rizal”. It said it has not yet issued any statement on the matter.
The NCCA also clarified that a certain Dr. Leodenito Cañete, who was quoted in an online news report as saying that Josie Rizal may give a wrong impression about the country’s national hero and the Philippines, is a not an NCCA official nor a member of any of its national committees.
”The Commission shall issue an official statement soon on what actions it will take upon studying the legal aspect of this matter, in coordination with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines,” the NCCA said.
Meanwhile, Filipino netizens online have gone wild on creating more Filipino characters inspired by actual Filipinos!
Check out some of the hilarious Pinoy Tekken memes created by Melvin Tordecilla and Cudz Productions that have gone viral below.
Marcos as Marshall Law – The King of Iron Fist
Eddie Garcia as Eddie Gordo
Hwoarang Anak si Bagito!
Mother Lili Monteverde
Kris Aquino as ChristieV
NaXiaoYu na ang lahat
Baeki Gan da San – Vice Ganda
Buko Jin – Jireh Lim!
Juan Ponce Enri lei – Juan Ponce Enrile
Jin Goy – Jingoy Estrada
Panday -Bong Revilla
Poe Phoenix – Grace Poe
Raven Tulfo – Ben Tulfo
Steve Pacs – Manny Pacquiao
Bayolawa Lee – Wally Bayola
Wang Kanor – Mang Kanor
Nina Kaw Ni Napoles
Alisa Seguera – Aiza Seguerra
Charice Feng Fengco