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Player Information
Romanized Name:
Hajime Taniguchi
Alternate IDs:
Active in:
Community Effort Orlando/2016/SFV South East Asia Major/2016/SFV Evolution Championship Series/2017/SFV
2010-12-06 – 2011-06-25
2011-06-25 – 2016-03-??
2017-01-04 - Present

Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi is a Japanese fighting game player. He is a three-time EVO champion, having won Capcom vs. SNK 2 in 2002, Super Street Fighter II Turbo in 2007, and Street Fighter V in 2017.

Tokido was introduced to fighting games in the 1990s, when he played The King of Fighters '94 on the Neo Geo MVS. The first Street Fighter game Tokido came in contact with was Street Fighter 2 on the Super Famicom.

Sponsored by Mad Catz, Tokido was a highly successful King of Fighters XIII player in 2014. Tokido got into Street Fighter IV late compared to other high-level players. When he did, teammate Daigo Umehara suggested him to pick the Akuma, as a character like Ryu would be too difficult for him. While playing as Akuma, Taniguchi would typically corner opponents and trap them in a vortex, which essentially guarantees that they will take damage.

In Street Fighter V Tokido reached second place multiple times during the 2016 Capcom Pro Tour, losing only to Infiltration at Final Round 19 and NorCal Regionals 2016. Tokido would eventually defeat Infiltration at CEO 2016 in order to qualify for Capcom Cup. On January 4 2017, Tokido was signed by Echo Fox.


Date Placement Tier G Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-12-10 A22nd A1Premier Capcom Cup 2017 Akuma 3 : 6 Dominican RepublicBirdieMenaRD $50,000
2017-09-17 A11st A2Major The Brooklyn Beatdown Round 2 Akuma 3 : 0 JapanR. MikaFuudo $20,000
2017-07-16 A11st A1Premier Evolution Championship Series 2017 Akuma 6 : 1 USAKarinPunk $35,750
2016-11-06 A22nd A1Premier Capcom Pro Tour NA Regional Finals @ Red Bull Battle Grounds 2016   Ryu $3,000
2016-10-09 A11st A1Premier South East Asia Major 2016   Ryu $7,000
2016-06-26 A11st A1Premier Community Effort Orlando 2016   Ryu 2 : 0 South KoreaNashInfiltration $12,022
2016-03-27 A22nd A1Premier NorCal Regionals 2016 Ryu $3,000
2016-03-20 A22nd A1Premier Final Round 19 Ryu $3,000
2015-07-19 A55 - 6th A1Premier Evolution Championship Series 2015 Akuma $2,945
2013-07-14 A22nd A1Premier Evolution Championship Series 2013 Akuma $3,601
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  • Is one of the Five Gods of Fighting Games.
  • Started playing fighting games at the age of six.
  • According to Bonchan, Tokido has a philosophy to train himself physically to compete well. [1]
  • An iconic moment of his career came at SoCal Regionals 2010 in a match against Clakey D, where he ended the match by mimicking Akuma's Raging Demon pose. [2]
  • Often described as a fighting games legend.
  • Has adopted multiple playstyles over the years.
  • Known for taking on a somewhat eccentric persona on stage. Though more recently, Tokido stated that he is meaning to leave such behavior behind him because he wants "to show entertainment in game, not out of it".[3]