Here are some teams planning to enter X-Mania 8 this weekend. Aniken, ShootingD and Tsuji have said that they can't make it. The status of other top players is up in the air. Koike, USA and Ashitana aren't listed, but that team seems like a safe bet. There's a rumor that VF players Fuudo and Itazan plan to attend. Perhaps Chibita Blanka will join them.
Info from Gian and Sakamoto @ INH.
Gian, Tamashima & ARG
Hakase, Yoshimura & Noguchi
Double Dhalsim. Some of the old More crew. Noguchi didn't say what character he'll use.
The SuperStar, Gotoh & Futachan
Double Ryu. Futachan has been very hot lately -- top four at the first two Kasugai 50 ranbats.
Muteki, Chamu & YuuVega
Reprise of the Hyper Mania 4 winning team with Yuu donning the Dictator hat.
Nuki, Kurahashi & Nakamura
Otochun, Komoda & Kusumondo
Nagase UFO crew.
Taira, Shiro & Akashachi Kancho
Toutanki, K & Inomata
Triple T.Hawk!? Inomata is supposed to have a spectacular T.Hawk. Maybe we'll finally get to see some videos of him in action.
AFO, Aben & Naka
Blanka, Ryu, Cammy.
Nakanishi, Yoshio & YURI
Nice Fei-Long trickery from YURI in the post below this, btw.
VIPER, MASATO & ASTEKA
Double T.Hawk plus Blanka.
Bazu, Gou & Nikaiten
Toukou, Tojo & Kita
Since Gary Busey turned out to be a big fat jinx, I've asked Jake Gyllenhaal for a comment: