Sunday, December 30, 2007

X-Mania 8 Complete Results

Here are the brackets for X-Mania 8 plus some notes from 2ch posters. I took the graphics from the INH blog and added english player nicks. Box art from PipeRifle via Something Awful.

EDIT: ugh.

A Block
I guess that first team is Pony, Tsunoppi and Mattsun. Apparently they had an epic battle with the double Dhalsim team.
Nantanki AKA Ralph
Namiken AKA DoM AKA Popo Sousui (Inomata couldn't make it.)

B Block
Taira and Shiro got destroyed by Otochun.
Shogatsu, teamed with Nia (Honda) and Akynd (O.Ken,) once again pummeled Muteki.
Kusumondo stopped Shogatsu in a West-East New-Old Honda showdown.

C Block
Kurahashi beat Gian, but he and Nuki got swept by Tama.

Three Dhalsims in the final block put a damper on the excitement level.
Komoda's losing streak vs. Gian @ X-Mania finally ends. 1 for 3.

Kusumondo def. ARG
Gian def. Kusumondo
Gian def. Otochun
Komoda def. Gian
Tamashima def. Komoda

Gian OCV'ed Noguchi's team. So did Otochun.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

X-Mania 8 Quick Results

Someone at 2ch was nice enough to post the results. (Take this list with a grain of salt.) I'll post more detailed info when I get it.

1. Gian, Tamashima, ARG
2. Komoda, Otochun, Kusumondo
3. Noguchi, Hakase, Yoshimura

Muteki's team lost to Shogatsu's team.
Kurahashi's team lost to the 1st place team.
Toutanki's team lost to 3rd place team.
Taira's team lost to 2nd place team.

SSF2T at SBO '08!

Friday, December 21, 2007

X-Mania 8 Preview

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.

Double T.Hawk plus Blanka.

Bazu, Gou & Nikaiten

Toukou, Tojo & Kita
Triple Chun-Li.

Since Gary Busey turned out to be a big fat jinx, I've asked Jake Gyllenhaal for a comment:

X-Mania 8

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mikado 2on2 Videos 112407

This event was an "introduction match," where the idea was to rope in players from other games. CAB and KOOK (KOK?) are CvS2 players. CAB won a tourney (teamed with D44-BAS) the day before the ST gig -- those vids here.

Shinkiro art via Street Fighter Galleries. - K (Boxer) & Kouki (O.Ken) vs. Namiken (Dictator) & Tazawa (Guile) - Tsunoppi (Guile) & Pyonkichi (Ryu) vs. Yoshio (Guile) & CAB (Boxer) - Taira (Dictator) & Yuzuru (DJ) vs. Nakamu (Blanka) & AFO (Blanka) - Gian (Dhalsim) & KOOK (Ryu) vs. Noguchi (Fei-Long) & YURI (Fei-Long) - K (Boxer) & Kouki (O.Ken) vs. Yoshio (Guile) & CAB (Boxer) - Gian (Dhalsim) & KOOK (Ryu) vs. Nakamu (Blanka) & AFO (Blanka) - 3rd Place: Yoshio & CAB vs. Nakamu & AFO - Finals: K & Kouki vs. Gian & KOOK

Saturday, December 15, 2007

SSF2T Video Blowout - X-Mania 1-3 Finals

While I still don't have any info to share about next week's X-Mania 8 tourney, I do have... a bunch of movies from earlier events. Enjoy!

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X-Mania 1 082700

B Block Finals (.wmv 23MB)
Kusumondo (Honda), Mayakon (T.Hawk) and Komoda (Blanka)
Tsuji (Boxer), Otochun and YuuVega (Dictator)

Finals Match 1 (.wmv 17MB)
Kusumondo (Honda), Mayakon (T.Hawk) and Komoda (Blanka)
Aniken (Ken), Inoki (Ryu) and ShootingD (Guile)

Finals Match 2 (.wmv 14MB)
Kurahashi (Guile), Daigo (Ryu) and Tamashima (Boxer)
Kusumondo (Honda), Mayakon (T.Hawk) and Komoda (Blanka)

Finals Match 3* (.wmv 22MB)
Kurahashi (Guile), Daigo (Ryu) and Tamashima (Boxer)
Aniken (Ken), Inoki (Ryu) and ShootingD (Guile)

* A Ryu-Guile extravaganza -- this is one of the best fighting game videos of all time.

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X-Mania 2 082601

C Block Finals (.wmv 23MB)
Kurahashi (Guile), Shigaken (Ken) and Otochun (Chun-Li)
Yoshimura (Dhalsim), MoreVega (Dictator) and Sky High Claw

Finals Match 1 (.wmv 11MB)
Sutekichi (Blanka), Chiruchiru (DeeJay) and Shin (Claw)
YuuVega (Dictator), Inro (O.Chun) and Tsuji (Boxer)

Finals Match 2 (.wmv 17MB)
Kurahashi (Guile), Shigaken (Ken) and Otochun (Chun-Li)
YuuVega (Dictator), Inro (O.Chun) and Tsuji (Boxer)

Finals Match 3 (.wmv 25MB)
Sutekichi (Blanka), Chiruchiru (DeeJay) and Shin (Claw)
Kurahashi (Guile), Shigaken (Ken) and Otochun (Chun-Li)

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X-Mania 3 082502

A Block Finals (.wmv 15MB)
Otochun (Chun-Li) and ShootingD (Ryu)
The SuperStar (Boxer), Prince (Ryu) and ARG (Claw)

Finals Match 1 (.wmv 17MB)
Otochun (Chun-Li) and ShootingD (Ryu)
KEN-O [Gian] (Dhalsim), Kurahashi (Ryu) and Aniken (Ken)

Finals Match 2 (.wmv 11MB)
Sky High Claw, MoreVega (Dictator) and Shun (Boxer)
KEN-O (Dhalsim), Kurahashi (Ryu) and Aniken (Ken)

Finals Match 3 (.wmv 21MB)
Sky High Claw, MoreVega (Dictator) and Shun (Boxer)
Otochun (Chun-Li) and ShootingD (Ryu)

Plus alpha...
Here are some posters (less the first one) from the X-Mania series: (* = artist's website)
Two, Three, Four, Five (*), Six (*), Seven, Eight

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Newton Ranbat 120807 Vid Plus Alpha

Taira vs. Cello Tape

Some other items...
1) There's a great Cammy-Chun-Li 20-game series up on Nico Video. Ostensibly Nakamura vs. Otochun.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

2) The DVD for HSF @ SBO '07 goes on sale December 20th. Pick up a copy from Play-Asia here.

3) X-Mania 8 will take place on December 23rd at Plaza Capcom Iruma (an arcade/Street Fighter museum*.) I'll post more info when it becomes available. Official poster.
*EDIT: Some pictures of the joint here.