Monday, May 31, 2010

Amipara Marugame SBO Q 053010

Team Nagase UFO qualified on Sunday:
Aniken (Ken), Otochun (Chun-Li) and ShootingD (Ryu)

The July 25th UFO qualifiers are going to be at A-cho instead. Some posts about the arcade closing: SF2 Fan Site, Versus City, GMC Blog.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Versus Danisen Ranks, Other ST News

Nikaiten posted these rankings on May 20th. Below 9th dan I just typed up a sampling of players. Most recent video is over here. 10th dan matches with YuuVega DJ, Taoki and Numa.

Mousa: Nuki (CH)

Tsuwamono: Shiki (BX), AFO (BL), YuuVega (DI), KKY (DH), YuuVega (DJ)

10th Dan: Taoki (BX), Souzou (FE), Pony (ZA), Kurahashi (BX), Kurahashi (CH), Kurahashi (RY), Kurahashi (GU), Gian (DH)

9th Dan: Kita (CH), Akabla (BL), AFO (BX), Numa (BX)

8th Dan: Oonishi (DI), Nakamu (BL), Muneo (OS), YuuVega (CL)

7th Dan: Muteki (GU), Yuzuru (DJ)

6th Dan: Star (BX), Nakamura (CA), Noguchi (FE), Souzou (GU), Muneo (SG), Hiroyan (TH), AFO (FE), AFO (OBX)

5th Dan: KKY (BL), Yoshio (GU), Nogyo (ZA), Peco (OK)

4th Dan: Souzou (BX), Souzou (RY), Kurahashi (KE), AFO (ZA)

Ko-hatsu 2on Video 052210

Star and Prince vs. Suzuki and Seki

No More Play Spot UFO?

Aniken wrote on his blog that Nagase UFO is closing shop.

UFO was a Kansai Super Turbo hotspot where you could play for 20 yen. Various tough guys like Aniken, Otochun, ShootingD, Komoda and Mayakon spent a lot of time duking it out there. Both Daigo and Nuki visited to step their game up before major tournaments.

Aniken, Otochun and ShootingD are changing their SBO team name from "Kansai Gougakuren" to "Nagase UFO."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nishinippori Versus Video 052510

Rock on, Hiroyan!

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Shinomaru (Ryu), Mu (Dhalsim), Shin (Hawk), VIPER (Hawk), Toutanki "Atomic Boy" (Zangief), Noguchi (Sagat), Hiroyan (Hawk), Numa (Boxer), Tonegawa (Ken), Sekuhara Dhalsim, KKY (Dhalsim), Yakitori (Hawk), Nagata Shogatsu of the World (O.Honda)
Kurahashi (Ryu), Sasori (Ryu), Keishin (Chun), Kikai (Guile), Yoshio (Guile), Hammer (O.Ken), Choshu (Ken), Mushoku (Zangief), Tono (Dictator), Fujinuma (Chun), Toukon (Chun), Nikaiten (Boxer), Muneo (O.Sagat)

G-Com Wajiro Danisen 052210

Danisen events started at a small arcade in Kyushu. Four players entered, and they all wound up at 5th dan.
Sixteen people entered and the top four made it to 5th dan.

AHO (Claw), Giondaiko (DJ), Beaver (O.Hawk), Kyararaida (DJ)

There are some older ST videos from that location over here. Kyararaida the blue DJ/grey Ryu.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Catch-up Blow-out: ST, VS, Akiman

What's up everybody? Let's see what's going on. Art by Akiman via Ushijima's blog. More info (not really) at the bottom of this post. I'll post some Versus danisen news later this week.

SBO '10 Super Turbo Qualifiers

There are some pictures on the official site.

5/2 Gian Recital
Noguchi (CL), Tama (BX), Hakase (DH)

5/9 Game Newton
Gian (DH), Kurahashi (RY), YuuVega (DI)

5/16 Shirone Chance
Nuki (CH), Muteki (GU), Shiki (BX)*

5/23 GAME41
KKY (DH), Kikai (GU), Kita (CH)
EDIT: video

Some other teams in the mix. Info from 2ch take it with a grain of salt.
Komoda (BL), yaya (SG/GU?), Taira (DI)
ARG (CL), Star (BX), Prince (CH)
Aniken (KE), Otochun (CH), D (RY)
Tsuji (BX), Inro (OCH), Danjiri Dhalsim**
Futachan (RY), MAO (CL), Ito (DJ)

* Nuki is teaming up with Haitani (Makoto) and Kokujin (Dudley) for Third Strike (Q report). Couple of nasty teams there; I'm looking forward to seeing what all five of those guys come up with.

** Two-thirds of this team took 2nd place at A-cho the other day. Inro has a reputation as a Chun killer — she's beaten Otochun here and there — if that team gets a spot they should have some interesting cards.

Gian Recital Results 050210

First Place
Hakase (Dhalsim), Tamashima (Boxer), Noguchi (Claw), Shogatsu (O.Honda), Abebin (Honda)

Second Place
Gian (Dhalsim), YuuVega (Dictator), Kurahashi (Ryu), Yoshimura (Dhalsim), AFO (Blanka)

YouTube user smoai posted a bunch of stream footage. Muteki was looking fierce; supposedly he's been staying sharp online.

Versus Team Battle Videos 051810

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Chika (EH), Peco (OK), Toutanki (TH), Kurahashi (RY), Keishin (CH), Abebin (EH), Hiroyan (TH), Choshu (KE), Shinomaru (RY), Muneo (OS), H (BL), Shin (TH), Mu (DH), Hitomi [Nia] (EH), Sasori (RY), VIPER (TH), Numa (BX), Nakamura (CA), Fujinuma (CH), Komoda Blanka, Cardician (GU), KG (ZA)

Newcomer Hiroyan Hawk looked great. In part two there's a nice example of a technique I've mentioned in passing: the button release Typhoon and Tomahawk Buster are done all in one quick motion.

Vampire Savior Diagram Version 3

DD posted a new character ranking chart over here. He explains a bit why Sasquatch - Lilith got changed from 7:3 to 6:4. Quick paraphrase:

- She has the edge with the combo damage: 70% off a jump-in [cancel Luminous]. Sasquatch combo after ES command throw iffy.

- Good defense: Sas's short dash doesn't hit properly up close. Beat high/low mix-ups with Shining Blade.

- Nasty ambiguous cross-up:
"I really can't tell the jumping forward and jumping fierces apart LOL"

- Risk on Sasquatch's side: if she jumps over a standing strong that's 70% life gone.

The Starving Artist

Here's Akiman with his nose to the grindstone as usual.