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]

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Umehara interview pre-GG#4 by 4gamer.net

4gamer.net posted an interview of Daigo Umehara just now. Inaba-san (GODSGARDEN cofounder) was there, too.

I don't have time to translate it all and GG#4 is coming so here's a part of it.

About previous GGs
4G: Any match you want to mention?
Ume: Matches against YHC Mochi in Online GG #1 and #2. I tried hard to deal with but it's not good enough. For other players, it's Mago vs. Uryo match in GG#1

4G: Is it fun fighting with Mochi?
Ume: It was quite an upsetting match. Why this move has only 3 frames? Something like that. (Laugh) It was somehow fun. Ryu vs. Dhalsim is a terrible matchup, Mochi kicked everytime when I tried to get in but I was happy when some counter-plan worked.

4G: Talking about matches with Mochi, did you aim for that "Umehara Ranbu"?
Ume: Not really. I just happened to have enough meters.

4G: So that was an improvisation?
Ume: That's right. It got carried away. It's like "Oh, it actually connected." (Laugh)

Inaba: To think about it, you had a bad (physical) condition at that time.
Ume: Yes. At that time, I was always at home playing. Due to closing hours, I stopped going to game centers. You always have someone to fight on the consoles so I continued to play. The condition got worse, with stress as an addition. And because of that, now I choose to play in the game centers.

4G: Come to think about it, you did fight with Tokido 101 matches straight.
Ume: I was not really serious that time. I didn't count the matches, then when I was about to go to shower, Tokido phoned  me saying "We're reaching 100 in a few matches. Let's do it
" However, that number is normal. I think it's not really something special.

- He confirmed that the Twitter is real "for the time being."
- He didn't practice autograph signing. He said Tokido and Mago are good at that, especially Mago.
- He doesn't want to fight Yun. And he thinks people should avoid a mirror match, because it'll just waste character advantages. Though he probably accepts Yun challenge just for fun.
- He thinks it's good to get invited by fan voting, he thinks the qualifier is too dangerous.
- If Yun becomes much weaker in Ver.2012, he won't use it. As a pro, he must win a tournament.
- He did well against Poongko a few days ago. He won't challenge him, but he probably accepts the challenge. (Beast Note: Poongko came to Japan since Monday and played with Umehara in the game center. The result is completely different from Evo.)
- He likes projectile character, if Ryu is stronger then he'll go back.
- He thanks the fans for voting.
- He thinks that he'll play if SFxTekken becomes popular in America and is in a big tournament. He thinks the most important thing is where the players are. Although good game balance is preferred.
- He thinks Street Fighter Zero 3 is the best. He wants to see more of such system.

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