Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kasugai 50 Exhibition 123010 -- Mister X*

Here's part of the stream archive from Thursday. First-to-four exhibition matches at Kasugai 50 with commentary by Otochun, Komoda Blanka, yaya, Shogatsu and Aniken.

* I figured this referred to Taira but…

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Gotoh (Ryu) vs. yaya (Guile)
AFO (Blanka) vs. Gunze (Zangief)
Gotoh (Ryu) vs. Gunze (Zangief)
Komoda Blanka vs. Aniken (Ken)
Futachan (Ryu) vs. yaya (Sagat)
Taira (Dictator) vs. ARG (Claw)
yaya (Sagat) vs. Gunze (Zangief)
The SuperStar (Boxer) vs. Futachan (Ryu)
Taira (Dictator) vs. Aniken (Ken)
MAO (Claw) vs. Ito (DeeJay)
ARG (Claw) vs. Kusumondo (E.Honda)
Aniken (Ken) vs. yaya (Sagat)
Otochun (Chun-Li) vs. ARG (Claw)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Cammy New Year!

122810 Versus team battle. San Ryu came to visit from up north.

Shinomaru RY, Yamada ZA, Chika EH, Kawasim DH, Nikaiten BX/MC, Nakamu BL, VIPER TH, Toukon CH, Seo RY, Abebin EH, Shin TH, Sasori RY, Yopparai ["Drunk"] DH/MC, Noguchi FE
San RY, Nidan [Azalea] GU, Numa BX, Muneo SG, Nakamura CA, Chabozu SG, Koemon FE, Gucchi RY, Kikai GU, Makuhari DJ, tomo RY, Hiroyan TH, H BL, Hakase DH

X-Mania Europe

3on3, Singles and Solo 3on going down June 4th and 5th in Toulouse, France. I'll post more later it'd be neat if some Yanks made the trip. h/t Vernon

Forum announcement.

Year-end Live Broadcasts

I haven't seen any announcements about a Mikado stream. If there is something it might get mentioned over here.

The Kasugai 50 live show is still on. Info here.

EDIT: New Years gachi battles at Ko-Hatsu. Mori, Seki, Okafei, Suzuki.
December 31st at 6pm.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Newton 2on2 Videos 122510

Kama-age is a tough VF player. Here fighting Bubbles who also entered one of these Newton 2ons. Ryu needs a little Death Star floating around his head, too.

Part One
Part Two

Shirotanki (TH) & VIPER (TH), Shinshin (GU) & Gucchi (RY), Hiroyan (RY) & Keishin (CH), Kama-age (RY) & Ore (GU), Kawamata (RY) & Sashishi (RY), Akabla (BL) & Tori-ore (RY), Kisaki (DI) & Toukon (CH), Shin (TH) & Kawasim (ZA)

EDIT: Rainbow Edition sighting in "And Soon the Darkness."

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Versus Danisen Video 121910 Update

10th dan matches from Sunday. Kurahashi (CH), Nakamura (CA), Yuzuru (DJ), Akabla (BL), Hammer (OK), Keishin (CH), Kurahashi (OK)

EDIT2: Tsuwamono fights. Keishin (CH), tomo (RY), Numa (BX), Kurahashi (BX)

EDIT: team battle for this week: one, two.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Year-end Vampire Results 121810

Results from various contests at Club Sega via DD.
Art by ta2nb

10 entrants
1st Sakamoto (Sasquatch)
2nd DD (Demitri)

Vampire Savior 2
24 entrants
1st Shimatsuya (Jedah)
2nd Panpina (Felicia)

Vampire Hunter
20 entrants
1st Ushipi (Morrigan) & Sasunii (Sasquatch)
2nd Yoshiyuki (Pyron) & Marusa (Felicia)

Vampire Savior
35 entrants
1st Sakamoto (QB), DD (Sasquatch), Ego (Lei^2)
2nd Kaji (Lilith), Nakanishi (Bishamon), Shimatsuya (Jedah)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

TZW Interview

XSPR conducted a great interview with combo godfather TZW.
In a real game, what is the biggest or fanciest combo or feat you accomplished?

Using Guile, jumping heavy kick (roundhouse), standing light punch, Sonic Boom, standing mid punch, Sonic Boom, jumping heavy kick (roundhouse) (6 hits). I chose this for a Zangief player who was dizzy; after I did this 6 hit combo, he was re-dizzied.

Another time with Guile, I did jumping heavy kick (roundhouse), standing light punch, Sonic Boom, crouching light kick, super (5 hits connected, for total of 9 hits).

Go check it out. He dodges the nickname question, but TZW signed up for a lot of Mikado ranbats as "Tazawa" so that's...

Also: Nikachan uploaded the proper part two from the other day. New link in previous post.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nishinippori Versus Video 121410

I wasn't able to view part one; Nico is acting funny this week. Also the files are misnumbered and/or there's a piece missing. Fixed 12/16

This was the fiftieth Versus ST Tuesday contest. There weren't any set teams — each player pulled a card, ace of spades fought two of spades then the three of spades fought the winner, etc. Toutanki took an FAB break.

Part One
Part Two

Numa BX, Shinomaru RY, YURI FE, Noguchi CL, Keishin CH, Shin TH, KKY DH, Fujinuma CH, Yama BL, AFO BL, Shu KE, Muno SG, Toutanki TH, Kurahashi RY, VIPER TH, Sasori RY, Chika EH, Tomoza DI, Gucchi RY, Hanashi FE, Nuki CH, Azalea GU, Nakamura CA, Mu DH, Koemon FE, Peco OK

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ooyama Newton Video 121110

Raoh, by the way, is a very strong 3S player.


KKY DH, Keishin CH, VIPER TH, Aoki Cyclone ZA, Yoshio GU/MC, RYU DI, Choshu KE, Shin TH, CB CH, Raoh RY

"Hunt for Santa Claus" by Okazuwa Shake aka Mokekiyo Inugami.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Nishinippori Versus Video 120710

Some terrific matches this week.

Shinomaru RY, H BL, Atomic Boy [Toutanki] ZA, Seme Musician [Yuzuru] DJ, Peco OK, Kawasim DH, Hanashi FE, Numa BX, VIPER TH, Keishin CH
King Leo [Azalea] BL*, Shin TH, Koemon FE, Hiroyan TH, Sashishi RY, Kawamata RY, MB BX, Nikaiten BX/MC, Noguchi FE, Sasori RY, Nuki CH/MC


Tech Monkey uploaded the rest of the NEC footage. You can watch some (?) of those same players fight this afternoon on the live stream over here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Versus Danisen Videos 120510 Plus Alpha

10th dan matches from Sunday. I'll add the details later. Numa BX, Aka Bla BL, Nikaiten BX, Abebin EH, Hammer OK

Part one

Part two

Some upcoming tourneys.

Versus (Random?) 3on3
December 18th at 8:20pm

Ko-hatsu Ratio Singles
December 26th at 4pm
Rules look about the same as last time.

Kasugai 50 Year-end Tourney
December 30th at 2pm
The rules are a mix of solo 2on and American style; each player picks a main and a sub with stipulations as to which characters the sub counters.

Nagata Shogatsu Happy New Year Special
at Baba Mikado
December 31st at 10pm
Live maybe here or one of these.

A bit of local action.

Tech Monkey posted a bunch of NEC videos. Jason Cole came to visit from the Northwest.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Attn: XSPR (GMC Ustream Notes)

Pick Dhalsim vs. Ken, brother!

GMCTV was interesting. Aniken invited various tough guys to fight with him, his brother and Dara.

Skip to the second hour of the archive for TZW, Baby Nine, Prince, Kusumondo, MAO, Tasaka, Nakamu, ARG, Star, etc. With any luck they'll rope in Sako for a future broadcast.

Otochun said he'd continue to work on his anti-DJ game. Stay tuned. He spoke highly of XSPR's Dhalsim.

Dara ran some viewer polls:

teens: 16
20s: 124
30s: 76
other: 13

About HD
have it, play it: 58
don't have it: 109
plan to buy it: 25
don't plan to buy it: 37

Aniken: 49
Otochun: 37
Daigo: 121
other: 38

Mikado's New Year's tourney tradition continues this year. Some Versus and Ko-hatsu live events between now and then. Maybe Kasugai50, too, I'll post more later.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Savior Tourney News

Ibaraki VIP Singles Vids 110610

YouTube playlist

Gigatch (Sasquatch), Takahashi (Brown Gallon), Senkaku Shoto (Zabel), Dara (Demitri), Orekon (Blonde Felicia), bow (Aulbath), Super Mochimochi (Bulleta), Teruchika (Felicia), Mano (Lilith), Yajima (Morrigan), Kengo (Grey Sasquatch), Basuken (Gallon)

Baba Mikado Random 2on Vids 112710

Jinbe is on top of it.


Pre-DCC Videos 100910

DD linked to a slew of All Out War videos over here. Sakai's team, サカイ様を崇める会, started in A block. Chikyu's team, 白眉, C block. Great title cards.

Darkstalkers Carnival 2010

On December 18th there are going to be tournaments for various Vampire games at Club Sega Shinjuku.

Vampire and Vampire Savior 2 (!) singles
Vampire Hunter 2on2
Vampire Savior 3on3

Events from that arcade are usually not streamed (or even captured) but we'll see.

Art by Michiro Ueyama.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Super Turbo Vids and Stream News

Amusement Park Step in Yamaguchi 111310

West end of Honshu. Mostly players from other games (KOF?) giving it a go. Singles.

Part One
Part Two

Newton 112710

2on2. Yakitori O.Hawk.

Part One
Part Two

Versus 113010

Team showdown. Charge characters vs. motion characters. Kurahashi Chun, Numa DJ, Nikaiten Honda.

Nikaiten calls KKY an idiot when he goes for a Sniper finish vs. Nuki. KKY gets picked on a lot; MCs Mattsun and Gian are always on his case.


Live Broadcasts this Weekend

Versus 3on3
December 4th at 8:20pm

December 5th at 11pm

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thunder Beast Cup Results 112810

ShootingD swept three teams on the way to the finals block. Otochun swept the triple Claw team. So did Futachan - twice!

11 teams
1st Shigaken (Ken), Tani (Guile), Futachan (Ryu)
2nd ShootingD (Ryu), Kusumondo (E.Honda), Otochun (Chun-Li)
3rd MAO (Claw), Opemai (Claw), ARG (Claw)

Next Sunday I think Dara plans to broadcast a Remix tourney on this new Ustream account.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Super Turbo Live This Weekend

Starting from Scratch - Street Fighter 2 HD Remix Lecture

On Saturday Aniken, Otochun, ARG, Akashachi Kancho et al. are going to discuss HD Remix with Gama no Abura. The idea is to go over some basics so stream viewers can be better informed when watching American events.

November 27th at 4pm (Japan)

Thunder Beast Cup 2

The second annual Raijuhai 3on3 is scheduled for Sunday afternoon. After the main event wraps up, Otochun and Ito DJ will throw down in a first-to-ten battle.

November 28th at 3pm

Pre-registered teams include:
Otochun, ShootingD, Kusumondo
Aniken, Gunze, JC Hirata RY
MAO, ARG, Opemai CL
Mori BX, Prince, Kotaka Shoten GU

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Index of Multi-game Champs

In this post I've got notes about some of the toughest multi-game champions. Most of this information comes from the fighting game player wiki.
Also: Daigo Fanpage, SRK wiki, Savior player wiki, Arcade World

EDIT 4/9/12
Haitani, Sako, Nuki, Daigo, Tokido at the Topanga Charity Cup photo by Akiki.

Daigo Umehara

VS Nationals: 1st (Bishamon)
1st SFA3 Nationals: 1st (V Akuma)
2nd SFA3 National Team Tourney: 2nd
3rd SFA3 Nationals: 1st
Beat Live Cup Third Strike 3on3: 2nd
CVS1 Nationals: 1st (Guile, Ryu)
X-Mania 2000 ST: 3rd (w/ Kurahashi, Tamashima)
X-Mania 2006 ST: 2nd (w/ Aniken, yaya)
SBO 03 CVS2: 2nd
SBO 03 GGXX: Top 4 (w/ ?)
SBO 03 ST: 1st (Ryu) (w/ Kurahashi, Otochun)
Evo 03 GGXX: 1st (Sol)
Evo 03 3S: 2nd (Ken)
Evo 03 CVS2: 2nd (C Guile, Cammy, Sagat)
Evo 03 ST: 1st
Evo 04 GGXX: 1st
Evo 04 3S: 2nd
Evo 04 ST: 1st
SBO 04 CVS2: out 2nd round (w/ Dan, Shiro)
SBO 05 3S: 1st (w/ Nuki)
SBO 05 Capcom Fighting Jam: 2nd (w/ Dan)
Evo 06 GGXX Slash: 2nd (w/ RF, Kindevu)
Evo 09 SF4: 1st (Ryu)
SBO 09 SF4: Top 8 (w/ Nuki)
Evo 10 SSF4: 1st (Ryu)
SBO 10 SF4: 2nd (w/ Bonchan, TKD)
SBO 11 SSF4AE: Top 4 (Yun) (w/ Iyo)
4th Cooperation Cup 3S Teams: 1st (w/ ?)
Vampire Hunter DCC2: 1st (Pyron)

Local Links
ST career profile
Interview re: early days
DCC 2 results

Makeru youso wa nai. - "There's no way I'll lose."
Daigo said this before fighting Alex Valle at the SFA3 international championship.

After Daigo hit Arturo with a crucial psychic DP during an Evo hotel match, Eita shouted this out. Then it became sort of the 2010 version of "umeshoryu." Kokujin first used the line some years earlier after a similarly clutch play. Video (6:18)

Koashi mite kara Shoryu yoyuu deshita. - "Saw the short kick and DP'ed it no problem."
Popular one-liner kidding around about Daigo's quick reactions.


VS Nationals: 2nd (Bishamon)
SFA2 Nationals: 1st (Chun)
1st SFA3 Nationals: 2nd (V Akuma)
CVS1 Nationals: 3rd (Nakoruru, Dhalsim, King)
CVS2 Nationals: 1st (N Ryu, Blanka, Sagat)
Evo 02 CVS2: 2nd
Evo 03 ST: 2nd (Chun)
SBO 04 3S: Top 4 (Chun) (w/ Boss, KO)
SBO 04 CVS2: Top 4 (w/ Inoue, Tokido)
SBO 05 3S: 1st (w/ Daigo)
Evo 05 ST: 2nd
Evo 05 3S: 1st
SBO 06 3S: Top 4 (w/ KO, Kokujin)
SBO 06 VF4FT: 2nd (Aoi) (w/ Chibita, Osu Akira)
Evo 06 3S: 1st
SBO 07 HSF2: 1st (Chun) (w/ Kurahashi)
Evo 07 3S: 1st
Evo 07 VF5: 2nd
Evo 08 ST: 2nd
Evo 08 3S: 1st
SBO 08 ST: Top 8 (w/ Tokido)
SBO 09 SF4: Top 8 (w/ Daigo)
SBO 10 3S: 2nd (w/ Kokujin, Haitani)
1st Cooperation Cup 3S Teams: 1st (w/ Joe, Tokido, Shao, Match)
5th Cooperation Cup 3S Teams: 2nd

Local Links
SBO '07 notes

"Since the other 5 gods Sako, Haitani, Tokido and Umehara aren't here I guess there's no way I'll lose to anyone else."
Nuki said this before the 3S semis at SBO 2006. Video


Evo 02 CVS2: 1st
SBO 03 CVS2: 1st (A Sakura, Dictator, Blanka)
SBO 04 CVS2: Top 4 (w/ Nuki, Inoue)
SBO 05 CFJ: 1st (Jedah, Urien) (w/ Mago)
Evo 06 HSF2: 3rd (CE Dictator)
SBO 06 Samurai Shodown 6: Top 4 (Mina) (w/ Reoth)
Evo 07 ST: 1st (Claw)
Evo 07 3S: 3rd (Chun)
SBO 09 3S: 2nd (w/ KO, Ochibi)
SBO 10 3S: Top 4 (w/ KO, Ochibi)
SBO 10 SF4: Top 4 (w/ Nemo, Mago)
1st Cooperation Cup 3S Teams: 1st (Urien) (w/ Nuki, Joe, Shao, Match)
6th Cooperation Cup 3S Teams: 2nd
2nd SF4 Nationals: 3rd (Akuma) (w/ Mago, Akimo)

Piza demo kuttekoi! - "Just go eat some Pizza!"
Tokido taunting Kokujin at a GVision 3S ranbat. Video. Reference to some old 2ch joke maybe.


SBO 03 CVS2: out 2nd round
SBO 04 CVS2: out 2nd round (w/ Dan, Daigo)
SBO 05 CFJ: Top 4 (Jedah, Yun) (w/ Iyo)
SBO 06 HnK: out 2nd round (Toki)
SBO 08 HnK: Top 4 (Raoh)
SBO 09 SF4: 2nd (Abel) (w/ Iyo)
SBO 10 SF4: Top 8 (w/ Ojisan Boy, Mizoteru)
Dream Fighter's Festival 2007 HnK: 1st (Raoh)

The ST Ryu player is a different guy.


SBO 03 CVS2: out 2nd round
SBO 04 CVS2: Top 4 (w/ Togawa, Nitto)
SBO 07 3S: Top 8 (w/ Tokido, Nitto)
SBO 08 VF5R: 1st (Jacky) (w/ Itabashi Zangief, Fudo)
1st Cooperation Cup 3S Teams: 1st (w/ Tokido, Shao, Match, Nuki)


SBO 03 KOF2k2: Top 8
SBO 04 GGXX#R: 2nd (w/ Kaqn, Imo)
SBO 05 KOF Neo Wave: Top 8
SBO 05 GGXX#R: 2nd (Faust) (w/ Arisaka Shinya, Imo)
SBO 09 SF4: Top 4 (Chun) (w/ Mago)
SBO 10 SF4: Top 4 (w/ Tokido, Mago)
SBO 11 SSF4AE: 2nd (Yang) (w/ Kyabetsu)

R ("A-ru")

CVS1 Nationals: 2nd

Old friend of Daigo's. Former SBO MC. CVS color edit pioneer (nude Cammy.) YouTube Playlist.
This guy uses Viper and Guy in SF4; the Boxer player with the same nickname is someone else.

Itabashi Zangief ("Itazan")

Evo 04 VF4: 1st
SBO 05 VF4: Top 8 (Shun)
Evo 07 VF5: 1st
SBO 08 VF5R: 1st (w/ Fudo, Joe)
SBO 09 SF4: out 1st round (Zangief) (w/ Fudo)

Inoue ("Ino")

Evo 02 CVS2: 3rd (K Sagat, Blanka, Cammy)
Evo 03 CVS2: 1st
SBO 03 CVS2: Top 4
SBO 04 CVS2: Top 4 (w/ Nuki, Tokido)
Evo 07 VF5: 5th (Kage)
SBO 08 3S: 1st (Makoto) (w/ Kuroda, MOV)


SBO 03 KOF2k2: Top 4
Evo 04 GGXX: 3rd (Faust)
Evo 04 CVS2: Top 8 (A Sakura, Dictator, Blanka)
SBO 05 GGXX#R: Top 4 (Faust) (w/ Kindevu, Kubo)
Evo 05 GGXX#R: 1st
Evo 06 GGXXS: 2nd (w/ Daigo, Kindevu)
SBO 07 GGXXAC: Top 4 (w/ N-Otoko, P.C)
SBO 08 GGXXAC: Top 8 (w/ J.T, Shoji)
SBO 09 SF4: out 2nd round (w/ ShiroItachi)
SBO 10 GGXXAC: 1st (w/ Ogawa, Shonen)
SBO 10 SF4: 1st (w/ Momochi, Kindevu)
1st SF4 Nationals: 2nd (Sagat)
2nd SF4 Nationals: 1st (w/ Kindevu, Momochi)


SBO 04 VS: 1st (Sasquatch)
SBO 06 3S: out 1st round (Ken) (w/ Sako, Teruchika)
SBO 10 3S: 2nd (Makoto) (w/ Kokujin, Nuki)

Local Links
Short interview


SBO 04 VS: Top 4 (Bulleta)
SBO 06 3S: out 1st round (Yun) (w/ Haitani, Teruchika)
SBO 07 HSF2: Top 4 (Chun/Ryu) (w/ Nekohashi)

Yareyaredaze. - No translation necessary — just say it in a defeated tone.
Something people say about Sako's fight with T2ya at SBO. Video. Jojo's Bizzarre Adventure reference.


SBO 04 CVS2: 1st (C Honda, Sagat, Blanka) (w/ Kindevu, Sawada)
SBO 05 CFJ: 1st (Karin, Anakaris) (w/ Tokido)
Evo 05 CVS2: 2nd
SBO 06 KOFXI: Top 4 (Gato, Kula, Oswald)
SBO 09 SF4: Top 4 (Sagat) (w/ Nemo)
SBO 10 SF4: Top 4 (w/ Tokido, Nemo)
Dream Fighter's Festival 2007 HnK: Top 4 (Raoh)


SBO 04 CVS2: 1st (A Sakura, Dictator, Blanka) (w/ Sawada, Mago)
SBO 05 GGXX#R: Top 4 (Eddie) (w RF, kubo)
Evo 05 CVS2: 3rd
Evo 05 GGXX#R: 2nd
Evo 06 GGXX Slash: 2nd (w/ RF, Daigo)
Evo 06 CVS2: 1st
SBO 09 SF4: out 2nd round (w/ Momochi)
SBO 10 SF4: 1st (w/ Momochi, RF)
1st SF4 Nationals: 3rd (Rufus)
2nd SF4 Nationals: 1st (w/ RF, Momochi)


SBO 05 CFJ: Top 4 (Anakaris, Chun-Li) (w/ Shiro)
SBO 09 SF4: 2nd (Dhalsim) (w/ Shiro)
SBO 11 SSF4AE: Top 4 (w/ Daigo)
1st SF4 Nationals: 1st


Vampire Nationals: 1st (Morrigan)
SBO 07 3S: Top 4 (Ken) (w/ Momochi, Yuki-otoko)


SBO 07 3S: Top 4 (Yun) (w/ Hirai, Yuki-otoko)
SBO 09 SF4: out 2nd round (w/ Kindevu)
SBO 09 3S: 1st (Makoto) (w/ Rikimaru, Boss)
SBO 10 SF4: 1st (Akuma) (w/ RF, Kindevu)
7th Cooperation Cup 3S Teams: 2nd (w/ KSK, Kokujin, Boss, Matsuda)
2nd SF4 Nationals: 1st (w/ RF, Kindevu)

Fudo ("Fuu")

SBO 05 VF4FT: 1st (Lion) (w/ Koedo, Inocchi)
SBO 08 VF5R: 1st (w/ Itabashi Zangief, Joe)
SBO 09 SF4: out 1st round (Ryu) (w/ Itabashi Zangief)
Evo 11 SSF4AE: 1st (Fei-Long)

Monday, November 22, 2010

A-cho 2on2 Videos 111410

Detailed results over here.

Block Highlights
Tsuji (BX) vs. Prince (CH)
AFO (BL) vs. Akashachi Kancho (BL)
Mori (BX) vs. Edo (CH)
Otochun (CH) vs. Gunze (ZA)
Edo (CH) vs. Gunze (ZA)
Shogatsu (OEH) vs. Kusumondo (EH)

Semifinals and 3rd Place
Tsuji & The SuperStar
Otochun & Mori
AFO & Kusa (CH)
Kusumondo & Gunze


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nishinippori Versus Video 111610

Numa and Atomic Boy got two lives.

There are a couple live broadcasts this weekend. Info here. Also at Thunder Beast Cup 2 next week there's going to be an Ito vs. Otochun first-to-ten exhibition.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Savior Diagram Version 5

DD posted a new VS character ranking chart. Consultants for this revision: Kaji, Umi no Ko, Nakanishi, Panpina, Fugo and Oraora. The numbers in green changed since version 4.

Also, via Dara's blog, here's Haitani and Deshiken duking it out at A-cho: link. Wicked good.

EDIT: Vampire Hunter live stream from Versus Thursday the 18th at 8pm (Japan.)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ooyama Newton Videos 111310

Audio out of sync. Haven't heard from Mr. Ryu in a while.

Part One
Part Two

Nakamura (Cammy), Tonegawa (Cammy), tomo (Ryu), Keishin (Chun-Li), Choshu (Ken), CB (Chun-Li), KKY (Dhalsim), ryu (Dictator), VIPER (T.Hawk), Shin (T.Hawk), Raoh (Ryu), Muneo (O.Sagat)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nishinippori Versus Video 110910

Non-FB characters vs. FB characters this week. Sashishi Guile, Kurahashi Boxer, Sasori O.Ken, Numa DJ.

Also a bit of local action:
Check the archive over here for some Connecticut fights brought to you by Don't Blow This!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Versus Danisen Videos 110710

Tsuwamono fights from Sunday. AFO (BL), Kurahashi (GU), tomo (RY), Numa (BX), Keishin (CH)

Savior Players' SSF4 Tourney

Here's the stream archive for an online SSF4 tourney for VS players. Art by Yuza.

Part One
Part Two

First round cards:
Itsuki (Dhalsim) vs. DD (Adon)
Arai [Cat-K] (Claw) vs. Maki (Cammy)
Shu (Chun-Li) vs. Teruchika (Dhalsim)
Azwan (Akuma) vs. Shimatsuya (Juri)
Komemaru (Ibuki) vs. Dara (Ryu)
Kame (Guy) vs. Umi no Ko (Ryu)
Sakamoto (Dictator) vs. Oboro (T.Hawk)
Nakanishi (Ryu) vs. Chapa (Hakan)
also Sasunii (Boxer)

There were some great ST matches at Versus on Saturday. Random 3on where the teams were shuffled each round. Abebin somehow won without having to play. Commentary by Nuki.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November Super Turbo Live

I missed the Mikado event on Wednesday. AFO and Numa apparently took it.

Times for Japan.

Mikado November 3rd at 4pm

Versus November 6th at 7pm

Versus November 20th at 8:20pm 9:50pm

Ko-hatsu November 21st at 4pm

Five-oh November 28th at 2:30pm

Friday, October 29, 2010

Vision The Final Show Time

Yokohama Gamer's Vision is apparently going out of business. The last Super Turbo tourney is this Sunday.

Random 2on2 followed by east-west team battle
October 31st at 5pm (Japan)
Live broadcast

Kansai ST, Kanto ST then Daigo-Mago all in one evening. Not bad.

EDIT: I didn't catch the Versus live again. Archive here. Kurahashi Guile.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DCC Results, VS Vid, ST Vid

Detailed Darkstalkers Combination Cup results are up on the official site.

Vampire Hunter
41 entrants
1st: Akita (Morrigan)
2nd: Haramori (Morrigan)
3rd: Kashiwagi (Bishamon)

Vampire Savior
100 entrants
1st: Orekon (Felicia)
2nd: Ego (Lei-Lei)
3rd: Panpina (Q-Bee)

Some notes
VH: Haramori over MOV Felicia in the first round. Akita took out two-time champ TKO.
Kashiwagi and Donboru Zabel beat Haramori and Kawamura Phobos to take the pre-DCC 2on.

VS: Kaji over Sakai Zabel. Nakanishi over Kaji. Ego beat Nasquatch. Ouchi Jedah beat Bow Aulbath and Kosho. T2ya Zabel lost first round to Kuma Sasquatch. Aojiru GuileZabel beat Dara and DD, lost to Orekon.
Sakai ruled at the 5on the night before. Jinbe posted details here. DD posted comments from the top 2 teams here.

Astroguy2 (a.k.a. Q-Bee player HigeQ) did the cover for the pamphlet. Zoomed out version from pixiv.

Savior at Mikado 102310

Another Kaji Kosho show. Sakamoto usually broadcasts these events live. Next one November 27th at 6pm.

A Block
B Block
C & D Block
E & Finals Block

Super Turbo at Versus 102610

30-somethings on the 1P side, 20-somethings on the 2P side. Toutanki "Atomic Boy" Zangief along with the usual suspects.

Part One
Part Two

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ooyama Newton 2on2 Videos 102310

Nice Sagat touch-of-death in the first video.

Part One
Part Two

Keishin (CH) & Hiroyan (TH), Moko (RY) & Mokko (GU), CB (CH) & Raoh (RY), VIPER (TH) & Yakitori (OTH), Kisaki (DJ) & Ulcer (CH), Kawamata (RY) & Sashishi (RY), Hanashi (FE) & Den (BX), Ore (GU) & Bubbles (RY), Yoshio (GU) & Aoki Cyclone (ZA), Choshu (KE) & Chabozu (SG)

Live ST broadcast from Ko-hatsu this Sunday, October 31st at 4pm (Japan.)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Crazy Bulleta

Dara has been posting some great avatar icons in homage to Sako and other tough guys.

That site, by the way, is his new joint since he shut down the G.M.C. blog.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nishinippori Versus Video 101910

Bonus video is self-explanatory.

Team Battle
Bonus Video

Shimichon (DI), Numa (BX), Hammer (OK), Fujinuma (CH), Shinomaru (RY), Nikaiten (OBX), Nia (EH), Keishin (CH), Noguchi (CL)
Kurahashi (RY), Nakamura (CA), Azalea (GU), Shin (TH), Izumi (OS), VIPER (TH), Kikai (GU), Sasori (RY), Hakase (DH)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Versus Danisen Video 101710

10th dan matches from Sunday. Kotaka seems to have stepped his game up a lot. Keishin (CH), Naoki (BX), Kotaka Shoten (GU), tomo (RY), Numa (BX), Numa (DJ)

Vernon has an archive of these videos over here.

Aka Zangief has stopped making updates to the Street Fighter II Fan Site for the time being. His friend Ao Bora has been posting a bit we'll see what happens.

Congratulations to MarsGatti for taking 4th this past weekend. Videos may wind up here or here.
EDIT: some videos here h/t Art


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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ooyama Newton Singles 100910

I'll post the DCC results a little later. Tourney was great, but it was too bad that something else was going on that same evening.

If you're having problems with external nico players just click on the videos a second time a la YouTube to go to the main site (need an account.)

Part one
Part two

VIPER (TH), KKY (DH), Isaji (CA), T.Akiba (BL), Hiroyan (RY), tomo (RY), Muneo (OS), CB (CH), Inomata (Otouto) (TH)*, Choshu (KE), Aosai [Aoi Cyclone] (ZA), Keishin (CH), Ore (Guile)**, Raoh (OS)

* Younger brother of the X-Mania semifinalist.

** ore ga iru = I'm here
ore gairu = I, Guile cf.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Nishinippori Versus Video 100510

This week the players were split up by age. 31 years and over on the 2P side.

Young Team
Izumi (OS), Nikaiten (BX), Buzan (DJ), Fujinuma (CH) Chika (EH), Tomoza (DI), Shin (TH), Keishin (CH), Azalea (GU), babynine (EH), Sasori (RY), Nuki (CH), Hiroyan (TH)

Adult Team
Shinomaru (RY), Mu (DH), Choshu (KE), Peco (OK), Numa (BX), KKY (BX), YURI (FE), Hanashi (FE), Hakase (DH), Kikai (GU), Nakamura (CA), Kurahashi (RY), Noguchi (CL)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Darkstalkers Combination Cup Preview

Pre-DCC and Main Event Live Broadcast

Times for Japan.

Warm Up Tourney
Saturday, October 9th
Vampire Hunter 2on2 at noon
Vampire Savior 5on5 at 3pm
Vampire Savior Kanto vs. Elsewhere team battle after VS wraps up

Darkstalkers Combination Cup 5
Sunday, October 10th
Vampire Hunter Singles at noon
Vampire Savior Singles at 3pm

All of these contests are going to be broadcast live over here:

EDIT: see comments for notes about delay

DCC Pamphlet

This year there's a special DCC book prepared by various players with graphic design by Dara. It has past results, winners profiles, modern VS and VH tactics plus interviews with Kosho, Haitani, Sako and Daigo. Cover on the right.

Vampire Savior Seed Info

DCC seed winners skip the first round of play. Jinbe sent this along. Thank you, brother! The finals from the July event were incredible don't miss that video.
Quoted except for date format.

Location: Chubu
Arcade: Urban Square Osu
Date: 7/18/10
Format: 3on3 Tournament
Participants: 54 (18 teams)
Winner: Kosho (Bulleta) / Sakamoto (Q-bee) / Nakanishi (Bishamon)
DCC Seed: Kosho (Bulleta)
Videos: (only finals)

Location: Kansai
Arcade: A-Cho
Date: 8/22/10
Format: 1on1 Tournament
Participants: 17 players
Winner / DCC Seed: Azuwan (Demitri)
Videos: (post tournament freeplay matches, video 1 of 8, check here)

Location: Tohoku
Arcade: Playland F1-R
Date: 8/29/10
Format: 2on2 Tournament
Participants: 6 teams (12 players)
Winner: Kaji (Lilith) / Shimatsuya (Jedah)
DCC Seed: Kaji (Lilith)

Location: Kanto
Arcade: Club Sega Nishi Shinjuku
Date: 9/4/10
Format: 1on1 Tournament
Participants: 22 players
Winner / DCC Seed: Buzz (Gallon)
Info: #
Videos: #

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ko-hatsu Ratio Tourney Halloween

At the end of the month there's going to be a ratio tournament at Ko-hatsu. Each player runs a team worth up to 8 points.

Ratio 4: Claw, Dhalsim, Chun-Li, Boxer, O.Sagat

Ratio 3: Ryu, Guile, DeeJay, O.Ryu, O.Ken, O.Chun, O.Dhalsim

Ratio 2: Ken, Dictator, Honda, Zangief, Fei-Long, O.Fei, O.Box, O.Honda, O.Hawk, O.Guile, O.Claw

Ratio 1.5: Sagat, Cammy, Blanka, T.Hawk, O.Cammy, O.Blanka, O.DJ, O.Dic, O.Gief

October 31st at 4pm
Live broadcast

The video for the last tourney is up
Final on youtube
Complete event stream archive

Someone posted some X-Mania 9 triple Hawk action. Yakitori is 10th dan in the Versus danisen (with O.Hawk.) He's tough.

The Nico external player wasn't working last week; it seems to be ok now.

Part one
Part two
Part three
Part four*

* A hardware problem forced them to restart the match at the 2nd round.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vampire Savior - Chikyu Kumite 092510

This is an exhibition that took place after Saturday's singles tourney at Mikado. At the pre-DCC 5on Chikyu is once again teaming up with Dara, Oboro, Kaji and Shimatsuya. Only two weeks away I'll probably make a preview post with prelim news and recent videos soon.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Super Turbo Video Round-up

Good weekend for VIPER.

Tsurumaki Solo 3on 082910

The rules prohibited duplicate characters. B&W because of technical difficulties.

A Block
B Block

Semifinal 1
Semifinal 2


Ryokucha (KE, OK, RY), Yuzuru (DJ, CH, RY), VIPER (RY, GU, TH), Kusa (CH, OCH, EH), Nuruponyo (DH, CL, BX), Ron (RY, OS, BX), AFO (BL, FE, ZA), Nyo (KE, DJ, SG)

Ooyama Newton 2on2 092510

Part One
Part Two

Usual suspects.

Fukaya F-1 Team Battle 092610

This arcade is closing this month.


Kusa (CH), VIPER (TH), AFO (BL), Yajika (ZA), PECO (OK), MOR (GU)
Shinohonda (EH), Isaji (CA), ASTEKA (BL), Moto (OR), GI (TH), Gakuzan (ZA), Shimada (SG)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ko-hatsu Live ST Broadcast

There are two Super Turbo events at Ko-hatsu this weekend. September 25th at 9pm (Japan time) is Ko-hatsu vs. New Mammoth [Arcade]. I guess it's sort of an Osaka vs. Kyoto thing. They're going to be streaming the event live over here:

Also on September 26th at 4pm there's another solo 3on3 tourney. The last one was excellent hopefully some more hot ST this time. Aka Zangief wrote that Sunday's contest will also be broadcast live.

Versus Team Battle 092110

Part One
Part Two

Muneo, Hiroyan and Oonishi all used Ryu. It looks like Buzan missed a "Buzan Combo" it'll be nice to see that one in action again.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Street Fighter 4 Tournament Results

 Date  Location # 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
4/24Kiwami at A-cho37tMDR (RU)
Hisho (SG)
Uryo (VI)
Pamyu (BX)
Eita (AK)
Rikuson (SG)
Y24 (CH)
Cygnus (SG)
Nike (RU)
5/29Nagoya Street Battle26tMago (SG)
Gyasu (CH)
Shizuoka Saikyo (BL)
3110 (RU)
Maakun (SG)

8/28Ayano Cup A-cho21tKindevu? (AK)
Rikuson (SG)
Pied (SG)
Chiba (SG)
Y24 (CH)
Eita (AK)
a.k.a.jojo (DI)
8/29Nagoya Street Battle34tUryo (VI)
Noriyasu (AK)
Darui (DH)
3110 (RU)
a.k.a.jojo (DI)
9/17Ayano Cup Bigbox31tNyanshi (SG)
Misse (AK)
Nemo (CH)
Iyo (DH)
Daigo (RY)
Mago (SG)
Tokido (AK)
Bonchan (SG)
Momochi (AK)
Kindevu (RU)
Akimo (EH)
Ichi (KE)
Hanamaruki (SG)
Yoshi Boy (BX)
Nekojita (AB)
9/18Super Battle Opera32qtRF (SG)
Kindevu (RU)
Momochi (AK)
Daigo (RY)
Bonchan (SG)


Here are some flyers, posters and web banners from the last few months. Mouse over the location column in the older results posts for some more.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tougeki 2010 ST Team List and Results

A-cho videos from July should be coming soon. UPDATE: added some details.

In yellow: top four. Red: second place. Blue: winner.

5/03ドラゴン勢Hakase (DH), Noguchi (CL), Tamashima (BX)videos
5/09生涯現役Gian (DH), Kurahashi (RY), YuuVega (DI)
5/16超無敵不死身Nuki (CH), Muteki (GU), Shiki (BX)
5/23プランクトンKKY (DH), Kita (CH), Kikai (GU)report, video
5/30長瀬UFOAniken (KE), Otochun (CH), ShootingD (RY)
6/06イタリアAbebin (EH), Sasori (RY), Oonishi (DI)video a, video b
6/13ベストパートナーズFutachan (RY), Ito (DJ), MAO (CL)result, videos
6/20真ソルジャーチームTsuji (BX), Inro (OCH), Danjiri (DH)bracket, videos
6/27ヨコ・ヅナー_クロニクルズKusumondo (EH), Yabu (CA), Gunze (ZA)videos
7/04コーハツ四天王Suzuki (GU), Seki (DJ), Kachu (CL)
7/11月の石Toutanki (TH), K (OTH), Yoshimura (DH)bracket, videos
7/18けものみちMuneo (OS), Numa (BX), AFO (BL)result
7/24Team USAGanelon (CL), John Rambo (DH), Damdai (RY)videos, interview
7/25X三世代ARG (CL), The SuperStar (BX), Yuzuru (DJ)result
8/01ゴメンネ!大高さんGotoh (RY), Wassekun (DH), Tani (GU)vid a, vid b, result
9/18白虎隊yaya (SG), Komoda (BL), Taira (DI)

Oonishi's team beat Gian's team and ARG's team. Sasori beat Yuu. Gian beat Sasori. Abebin beat Gian and Kurahashi. [!]

Tsuji swept Tama's team.

Biran swept the double Hawk team but team USA got taken out by Futachan.

Gian's team beat yaya's team.

Aniken beat Numa. AFO beat Aniken. Otochun beat AFO then Muneo beat Otochun and D.

Here's Master Foosuke talking about the top four:

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Ito swept Nuki's team. Prescient comment from Gian below.

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Danjiri over Sasori. Abebin over Danjiri and Inro. Tsuji over Abebin. Oonishi over Tsuji.

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Final match.

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Chubu takes it!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ooyama Newton Video 091110

Commentary by Gian and KKY. Art by Chiko.

Part One
Part Two

Yuzuru (DJ), AFO (BL), VIPER (TH), Shin (TH), Kita (CH), Kikai (GU), Mayumura (OR), Kusa (CH), Hiroyan (RY), KKY (DH), Numa (BX), Choshu (KE), Muneo (OS), Ron (RY), Chabozu (SG), CB (CH), Gian (DH)

Nishinippori Versus Video 091410

Commentary by KKY and Nikaiten.

Part One
Part Two

Shin (TH), Peco (OK), Buzan (DJ), H (BL), KKY (DH), Toukon (CH), Nakamura (CA), Oonishi (DI), Keishin (CH), Shiki (BX), Yuu (DI), Kurahashi (RY), VIPER (TH), Nuki (CH)
Nia (EH), YURI (FE), Choshu (KE), Noguchi (OS), Hanashi (FE), Abebin (EH), Kikai (GU), Hiroyan (TH), Yajika (ZA), Yuzuru (DJ), Numa (BX), Azalea (GU), Sasori (RY), Kotaka Shoten (GU)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to Buy a Nico Live Ticket for Tougeki

In order to watch the SBO Super Turbo live broadcast you'll need to buy a "ticket" on Nico that lets you access the show on Sunday. One day tickets cost 1,500 "Nico Nico Points" which are 1,500 yen or about 18 dollars. I can't recommend purchasing one of these tickets for the following reasons:
  • Super Turbo is one of the more esoteric of the six games being shown on Sunday so it may not get much camera time. The final is the only thing guaranteed to get broadcast.

  • People may set up free (bootleg) mirrors. I don't know how vigilant Stickam, or Ustream staff have been in the past about shutting those down. Of course, Nico says its forbidden etc. etc. but there's only so much they can do on their end to stop it.

  • Premium Nico video account holders — paid for above and beyond this ticket scheme — get priority access to live broadcasts. The SBO gateway has the usual white and yellow doors for this. So people who pay for a ticket but are using free accounts may still face reduced quality and/or a viewer cap.

  • The method I'll outline below cost me 28 dollars instead of 18. Nico doesn't take American credit cards and I got dinged paying through other means.

If you're feeling undeterred I've put together a quick guide for buying a ticket for Sunday. h/t Laban

Before you start you'll need:
  • A Nico video account. Sign-up starts here. Put in your email address. The form on the next page hasn't changed that much since my how-to. Nickname, gender, birthday, where you're from, password, security question. I think you can register on their Spanish or German sites if you prefer.

  • A Paypal account with a balance of at least $30.

First you need to purchase points on WebMoney that will go towards the Nico points. They have an english affiliate site here. Buy the points there and charge them to an account on the main site here. The former has english guides to the latter I don't think I need to go over it.

While logged in to your Nico acount, go here:

Click on the amount of points that you want to purchase.

Select WebMoney from the list of payment options.

Confirm payment method and points.

Choose the 'pay with WebMoney wallet' option.

Enter your WebMoney wallet ID and password. (again, there's a guide to setting this up on that SuToCorp link above)

Click the numbers to enter your four digit security password.

Click the orange button to complete the order.

Points successfully purchased.

Once you've taken care of that, you're going to spend the points on the ticket for Sunday's live broadcast.

When you click the pink button there's a pop up that warns you that this command cannot be undone.

When the broadcast starts Sunday, September 9th at 10 am (Japan) go here and cross your fingers:

The white door should open. Click on it to see Muneo sweeping everybody in ST and RF sweeping everybody in SF4.