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]

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Umehara's famous comeback at Evo 2004 parodied in gdgd Fairies

The 8th episode of anime "gdgd Fairies" season 2 that was aired last night in Japan has a parody scene of Daigo Umehara's famous comeback from Evolution 2004.

During the race between 3 protagonists in a Mario Kart-like racing game, Shirushiru tries to stop Korokoro by throwing her to a Street Fighter III-like mini game. To make it hard to win, Korokoro is forced to start in the last round with a few pixels of life. However, she is able to parry all of the hits of Chan-Li's super move, and makes a big comeback. Shirushiru then shouts in surprise "Are you Umehara?!"

Everything including the way Korokoro dashes, the way Chan-Li builds meter using normals, the super moves, were very well-animated just like the original.

gdgd Fairries (pronounced Gudaguda Fairies) is a sitcom-styled anime created entirely using CG animation. It is being aired on 2 TV stations in Japan, on Niconico, and on Crunchyroll (English).

This's not the first parody of Umehara's famous comeback, the scene was reproduced in anime Acchi Kocchi last year.

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