Keiji Quits

This is not a hoax, a dream, or an imaginary story.

Keiji Inafune has resigned from his numerous positions within Capcom.

Kotaku has the report, straight from Inafune's own blog, where he left a final post with a title which makes things clear: "Sayonara."

"A manager's work means evaluating your subordinates and speaking your dreams," said the 23-year Capcom veteran. "Anyone who can do both of those can be a manager. I thought that when I came here, and I still think that now."

Having begun his tenure at Capcom as a character designer for Street Fighter and Mega Man, the Head of R&D Management Group, Consumer Games R&D Division, and Contents Management Division says he has reached the top of the development structure within the company. "There's nowhere higher for me to go," he laments.

"I'm leaving Capcom with the intention of starting my life over" Inafune states, dismissing the notion of taking a break, instead looking to his next challenge. "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."

Inafune, who will also leave behind his position as Chief Executive Officer of Capcom subsidiary Daletto, ends his post by saying he will do his best, and "thank you."

Given Inafune's recent comments regarding his work, this comes as slightly less of a shock (though it's still a pretty big surprise, just the same).

So much for the theory that he was "just venting." Now, one has to wonder what fate such projects as his Western development initiative and Mega Man Legends 3 may suffer, if any.