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]

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The origins of UmeShoryu and Arigataya

I, and probably many people, first heard "UmeShoryu" from Seth Killian in Season's Beatings IV (2009) and thought it was made by him. However, serveral months ago I found this video. It points out that Kokujin, in fact, came up with both UmeShoryu and the Arigataya at the same moment.

The video is from a match (for a seed right) of Cooperation Cup's Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 3 on 3 at Gamer's Vision. The upload date is April 21, 2007. It begins around 6:35 after Umehara used Shoryuken then Super Arts. A commentator said "Shoryu Jinrai" then Kokujin renamed it to UmeShoryu" and said Arigataya. Arigataya is the word you say when God granted you something, it's "Thank God" or "God has blessed us."

Today, UmeShoryu is being used for unexpected Shoryuken'ing, and Arigataya is being used after the opponent got Shoryuken'd FADC Metsu Hadoken.

P.S. Kokujin is actually Umehara fanboy, they're not rivals like some people think.

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