Sean Matsuda is a playable character from the Street Fighter series, he made his debut in Street Fighter III New Generation (1997) and only returned as a playable character in the direct sequels Street Fighter III 2nd Impact (1997) and Street Fighter III: Third Strike (1999).

He was actually the only “Shoto” character in Street Fighter III and was meant to replace Ryu & Ken but due to concerns by players at locations tests before SFIII was out they included the classic two characters. Sean has many moves and specials that are similar to Ryu and Ken’s but not the same. His sister Laura that became a playable character in Street Fighter V (2016) uses a completely different fighting style. 


Sean Matsuda from the Street Fighter Games: an Overview

Charactername: Sean Matsuda    Developed /Created by  Capcom
Gameseries:  Street Fighter   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game: Street Fighter 3 New Generation   Year first seen: 1997 
Last Game:  Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition (2011)   Birthplace: Brazil 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Martial Arts Style:  
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Has Relations to: Laura Matsuda (Sister)   See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Sean Matsuda from Street Fighter


Street Fighter III TSOE (2011)

Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia (2010)

Street Fighter III Third Strike (1999)

Street Fighter III 2nd Impact (1997)



Sean Matsuda in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Sean Matsuda is a part of our Street Fighter Anniversary Tribute and got two illustrations from our community in 2012 when we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of SF, including an entry that shows an aged and redesigned Sean!


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Sean Matsuda


Sean Matsuda SFIII Art

by Robert Mellis

Sean from SFIII

by Tovio Rogers

Sean Matsuda Sprite Art

by FeLoLlop



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Sean Matsuda

11.08.2018 – Creation of Sean Matsuda’s Gallery and DB Entry