Masato "Bonchan" Takahashi (born March 10, 1987) is a Japanese Street Fighter player. His methodical and dominating Sagat play in Street Fighter IV made him famous for being the king of Sagat players. Bonchan had a particularly successful year in 2014, taking third place in the Topanga World League and second at EVO 2014, where he ended up on the losing side of a fiercely fought grand finals match with Luffy.
In Street Fighter V, Bonchan started with Ryu as his main character but did not find much success in the beginning of the game's lifespan. Eventually he switched to Nash, and slowly started to climb through the ranks again. Bonchan eventually cemented himself as the best Nash player in the world by winning Saigon Cup 2017, Battle Arena Melbourne 9 and The Colosseum 2017.
|2018-04-22||3rd||Major||Saigon Cup 2018||1 : 3||Fuudo||$0|
|2018-04-08||2nd||Major||Brussels Challenge: Major Edition 2018||0 : 3||Luffy||$0|
|2018-04-01||25 - 32nd||Premier||NorCal Regionals 2018||0 : 2||Fujimura||$0|
|2017-12-10||9 - 12th||Premier||Capcom Cup 2017||0 : 3||Nemo||$2,000|
|2017-05-14||1st||Premier||Battle Arena Melbourne 9||$7,000|
|2016-11-17||5 - 6th||Premier||Capcom Pro Tour Asia Regional Finals||0 : 3||Mago||$750|
|2016-10-30||5 - 6th||Premier||Canada Cup 2016||2 : 3||John Takeuchi||$603.45|
|2016-10-16||3rd||Premier||Capcom Pro Tour EU Regional Finals @ Milan Games Week 2016||$1,500|
|2015-06-26||7 - 8th||Premier||Community Effort Orlando 2015||$190.8|
|2014-07-13||2nd||Premier||Evolution Championship Series 2014||$5,718|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- Bonchan was much heavier back in 2012. Since then he adopted a healthy lifestyle.
- Likes to control the pace of the match.
- Known for being "The King of Sagat Players" in Japan.
- Not only finished second-place at EVO 2014, but also accumulated silver medals in the same year.
- Bonchan attributes his evolution as a professional to his friends and mentors Tokido and Daigo Umehara.