Daigo Umehara's Event Schedule 2015

- Canada Cup's Master Series [January 9-11]
- 5th Niconico Shotenkaigi [January 18]
- Yonpahi radio show [January 23]
- 6th Niconico Shotenkaigi [January 25]
- Taipei Game Show [Jan 31]
- Tokaigi 2015 [Feb 1]

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Umehara as an Internet meme

For some Japaneses, Daigo Umehara may not be known from his gaming skills, but from being in the MAD videos on Nico Nico Douga video sharing site. The meme, called Denpa Jikkyou (電波実況), has started from a footage of his Guilty Gear XX match against player Shishamo in Super Battle Opera 2003 that was uploaded on March 6, 2007. The 17 seconds of Umehara's gameplay was commentated by a series of shoutings consisting of the lines as below in order. The shouting commentator was Gama no Abura, you may now know him as Nagoya Street Battle tournament organizer.

ウメハラが! (Umehara ga!)
捕まえて! (Tsukamaete!)
"Umehara is catching [the opponent]!"

ウメハラがぁ! (Umehara ga!)
画面端! (Gamen Hashi!)
"Umehara is cornering [the opponent]!"

バースト読んで! (Burst Yonde!)
"Burst is read!"

まだ入る! (Mada Hairu!)
"[The combo] still continues!"

ウメハラが! (Umehara ga!)
・・・つっ近づいて! (Chikazuite!)
"Umehara is approaching!"

ウメハラが決めた! (Umehara ga Kimeta!)
"Umehara has settled it!

The (original) clip is having more than 1 million views. This's why his name always sells, even to a girl who doesn't play a fighting game at all.

Here're 2 of my favorite MAD. (MAD = a remix video of something)

P.S. I started writing this article since last year but didn't finish it until now! (forgot)

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