Daigo Umehara's Event Schedule 2014

- JAEPO 2014 [February 15]
- SSF4 CR Edition launch event [March 27]
- Event at WonderGOO Moriya [March 29]
- SSF4AR2012 tournament in Akihabara [April 5]
- TOPANGA World League [April 10-13]
- USF4 world premiere stream [April 16]
- Chokaigi 3 [April 26-27]
- USF4 Ver 1.01 stream [June 1]
- 4th TOPANGA Charity Cup [July 5]
- Evolution 2014 [July 11-13]
- KokuNuki [July 25]
- Hong Kong [July 27-28]
- TOPANGA TV [July 30]
- Golden Radio [August 12]
- Umehara vs. Tokido talk [August 16]
- Isshuu Sengeki Hai qualifiers [August 23]
- Capcom Pro Tour Taiwan [September 6]
- Capcom's TGS stage show [September 20]
- MadCatz tournament in TGS [September 21]
- Isshuu Sengeki Hai finals [October 11]
- Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals [October 25-26]
- TOPANGA League [November 7-December 7]
- 10th anniversary Evo2004 comeback [November 23]
- Capcom Cup 2014 [December 13]
- Capcom TV [December 17]
- Niconico's New Year's Eve event [December 31]

2015
- Niconico Shotenkaigi [January 18]
- Tokaigi 2015 [Jan 31 - Feb 1]

Friday, December 19, 2014

Daigo Umehara is the king of round-robin in 2014

Fact shows that Daigo Umehara in 2014 is the king of round-robin. He won 27 matches out of 30. Looking at the name of his opponents, this also means that he's the strongest player of 2014.

TOPANGA World League

Player P W L GD
1 Umehara 7 6 1 +21
2 Xiao Hai 7 5 2 +8
3 Bon-chan 7 5 2 +13
4 Wao 7 3 4 +2
5 Xian 7 3 4 -1
6 Fuudo 7 3 4 -8
7 PR Balrog 7 2 5 -18
8 Infiltration 7 1 6 -17

Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals

Player P W L GD
1 Umehara 7 6 1 +13
2 Xian 7 5 2 +6
3 Gackt 7 5 2 +5
4 Poongko 7 5 2 +4
5 GamerBee 7 3 4 -3
6 Humanbomb 7 3 4 +0
7 Leslie 7 1 6 -12
8 Dark Jiewa 7 0 7 -13

The 4th TOPANGA League

First Stage

Player P W L GD
1 Umehara 11 10 1 +17
2 Sako 11 8 3 +15
3 Michael-tan 11 8 3 +11
4 Uryo 11 6 5 +1
5 Momochi 11 6 5 +1
6 Nemo 11 5 6 -3
7 Tokido 11 4 7 -1
8 Kazunoko 11 4 7 -6
9 Pugera 11 4 7 -6
10 Bon-chan 11 4 7 -7
11 Santarou11 4 7 -11
12 Fuudo 11 3 8 -11

Final Stage

Player P W L GD
1 Umehara 5 5 0 +22
2 Momochi 5 4 1 +7
3 Sako 5 2 3 -1
4 Bon-chan 5 2 3 -3
5 Uryo 5 2 3 -9
6 Michael-tan 5 0 5 -16

Umehara confirmed for Nico's New Year's Eve event

Daigo Umehara is confirmed to partcipate in Niconico's gaming related New Year's Eve event at Niconico's headquarters in Ikebukuro.

At the event on December 31, from 15:30 to 18:30 (JST), participants will be able to challenge Umehara in USF4 and receive some prize, regardless of the result. A live stream is planned.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tokaigi 2015 to feature Blade Arcus tournament

It was announced this evening during Tokaigi 2015 press conference that a Blade Arcus tournament will held on January 31 in Tokaigi 2015.

The online application will begin on December 20 and end on January 14. Players will be selected by lottery. The winner of this tournament will earn a spot in Blade Arcus national tournament finals.

Tokaigi is a spin-off event from Niconico Chokaigi event. This new event will focus on gaming.

Umehara announced for Tokaigi 2015

It's announced just now that Daigo Umehara will participate in Niconico Tokaigi 2015 which will be held on January 31 and February 1, 2015.

Tokaigi is a spin-off event from Niconico Chokaigi event. This new event will focus on gaming.

The announcement is not a surprise at all as Umehara is very popular on Niconico, from his match videos and from being an Internet meme. He was in Chokaigi 2012, Chokaigi 2013, Chokaigi 2014, and Shotenkaigi.

Tony's Shining figures photobook released

A photobook of figures from Shining series based on the designs of Tony is released today.


Under the name "Tony's Horoine Works 'Shining' series chapter," the book (113 pages, A4) features photographs of 104 figures with base illustrations from Tony–one of the most famous illustrators in Japan. It was also said to feature the first look of the unannounced Excela figure.

Some shops also offer shop exclusive bonus:

Those who live outside Japan can import directly from Amazon Japan.

Shining is not just a game series but also a successful line of merchandise, especially the figures.

Click here to learn more about Blade Arcus, a fighting game based on Shining series.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

First Week Sales: Shining Resonance

The PS3 RPG Shining Resonance has sold 67,282 copies in its first week, according to the well-known market researcher Media Create.



For reference
(Note that these three games are very cheap now on PSN)

Games from Shining series may not sell millions but the IP itself is big for Sega, thanks to its merchandises.

Shining Resonance was released on December 11. Sonia is expected to be playable in Beast Note's best fighting game of generation Blade Arcus.

Umehara: I didn't practice Dhalsim matchup

Daigo Umehara revealed this evening on Capcom TV show that he didn't really expect to play Dhalsim, and he didn't practice the matchup for Capcom Cup 2014.

Umehara and Mago appeared on the Internet show with Capcom's Sugiyama and Ayano to promote USF4's Omega Mode. When asked about the match, although Umehara appeared to know that Xian used to play Dhalsim, he wasn't convinced that he had to play against Dhalsim.


Note that just before the Capcom Cup 2014, Mago reported that Umehara was recruiting Decapre, Zangief, and Poison via online lobby. Itabashi Zangief also revealed that he trained with Umehara before the tournament.