GMC Radio - Otochun and Gian talk SBO
Here are some notes from Dara's interview with Gian and Otochun on Thursday. Dara produced the Grand Master Challenge tourney series. Top Vampire Savior Demitri and, according to Otochun, no slouch with Ryu in Super Turbo.
Otochun said that since Nagase UFO closed, things have dropped off in Kansai somewhat. Even online he doesn't see a lot of Osaka players like Tsuji. Still, he was really confident about his teams chances. ShootingD and Aniken both ready to fight Shiki and Nuki. Aniken has been fighting Tsuji for years and he's been sparring with SuperStar online; Kansai and Chubu players are really familiar with the Boxer match. People think that ShootingD has retired but Otochun said that his Ryu is really tough. If Otochun himself can take out Dhalsim players they have a good shot at taking it. He's been working hard on the Dictator match online and also playing a lot against a local O.Hawk player.
When Dara asked about Chubu teams to look out for Otochun singled out Futachan, MAO and Ito. They've got great team balance and all three are extremely motivated to get a big result. Later on in the show Gian said that DeeJay and his touch-of-death could be a big threat to Muteki's team.
Gian was less enthusiastic than Otochun about his team. Since Kurahashi lives pretty far the three haven't had a chance to practice together. In fact Otochun said he's been having fun playing with YuuVega and Kurahashi online. In general Tokyo players are most wary of Otochun. If Gian can defeat Boxer players he thinks they can win.
Both players spoke really highly of Tamashima's team. Great character balance and "teamwork." Gian hadn't heard of the American players. "No Alex or John Choi," said Otochun. They're both hoping to see Komoda and Taira at the last chance Qs.
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Ken (OS), Bu[zan?] (DJ), Yajika (ZA), Fujinuma (CH), Azalea (GU), Gogatsu [Nia?] (EH), Stomach Momio (ZA), Kikai (GU), Shin (TH), AFO (BL), Keishin (CH), Oonishi (DI), KKY (DH), Nuki (CH)
Shinomaru (RY), Nikaiten (BX), YuuVega (DI), Chojin (KE), Toukon (CH), Muneo (RY), Ken (BX), Aoki Cyclone (ZA), Takuto (RY), Sasori (RY), Numa (BX), VIPER (TH), Hanashi (FE), Shiki (BX)
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Here's Aka Zangief's post; he's got the videos embedded: link.
The rules stipulated that each player's team had to have one original character, one new challenger from Super and one boss. So K didn't go with Hawk because he picked Fei instead.
Pony (ZA, OTH, DI), Kondo (CL, FE, DH), VIPER (TH, RY, DI), TMF (ZA, TH, OS), Numa (DJ, RY, BX), Kusa (CH, DJ, DI), K (FE, BX, RY), Ron (RY, DJ, BX), AFO (BL, FE, BX), Masato (BX, TH, RY), Toratsuki (ZA, DJ, OS), Suika (DH, OS, DJ), Gakuzan (ZA, OTH, DI)