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, December 31, 2011

GODSGARDEN Classic summary

The tournament took place on November 27. This's SSF4AE but you can only use characters from original SF2 (8+4 bosses).

  • [Winners] Bon-chan 2-0 Gonzalez (Ryu)
  • [Winners] Gootecks (Box) 0-2 Across (Ken) *Gootecks goes to Losers in his first fight, winning just 1 round
  • [Winners] Mike Ross 2-0 Taitsu (Ryu)
  • [Winners] Shungoku Neurosis 2-0 Negisuke (Ken)
  • [Winners] Bon-chan 2-1 Chichimonda Honda (Dict) *Bon almost lost, as he had no life in last round
  • [Winners] Haneyama (Chu) 2-0 Bear (Sag)
  • [Winners] Shungoku Neurosis 2-0 Kuroda (Ryu)
  • [Winners] Kazunoko (Sag) 2-0 Yoshiwo (Gui)
  • [Winners] Reiketsu (Claw) 2-1 Hanamaruki (Sag)
  • [Winners] Mike Ross 2-0 Sha (Sag)
  • [Winners] ItaZan 2-0 Genius (Claw) *Genius taunted twice but he couldn't win a round. He even got perfect'd in last round.
  • [Winners] MOV 2-0 (Claw)
  • [Winners] Kenzo (Ken) 0-2 Boy (Sag)
  • [Winners] Shungoku Neurosis 2-0 Across (Ken)
  • [Winners] ItaZan 1-2 Mike Ross *ItaZan almost won last round but U2 took too long to finish
  • [Winners] MOV 2-0 Boy (Sag)
  • [F Group Final] Kazunoko (Sag) 1-2 Yoshiwo (Gui)
  • [Losers] Kokujin (Ryu) 0-2 Boy (Sag)
  • [H Group Final 1] MOV 1-2 Boy (Sag)
  • [H Group Final 2] MOV 0-2 Boy (Sag)
Group Qualifiers
A - Bon-chan
B - Acqua
C - Hanamaruki
D - Haneyama
E - Shungoku Neurosis
F - Yoshiwo
G - Mike Ross
H - Boy

Top 8 (matched by drawing, bracket reset)
  • [Winners] Shungoku Neurosis (Dict) 1-2 Acqua (Sag)
  • [Winners] Haneyama (Chun) 1-2 Bon-chan (Sag)
  • [Winners] Hanamaruki (Sag) 2-0 Yoshiwo (Gui)
  • [Winners] Boy (Sag) 2-1 Mike Ross (Hon)
  • [Losers] Shungoku Neurosis (Dict) 2-1 Haneyama (Chun)
  • [Losers] Yoshiwo (Gui) 0-2 Mike Ross (Hon)
  • [Winners] Acqua (Sag) 0-2 Bon-chan (Sag)
  • [Winners] Hanamaruki (Sag) 2-0 Boy (Sag)
  • [Losers] Shungoku Neurosis (Dict) 0-2 Mike Ross (Hon)
  • [Losers] Acqua (Sag) 2-0 Boy (Sag)
  • [Losers] Mike Ross (Hon) 0-2 Acqua (Sag)
  • [Winners Final] Bon-chan (Sag) 1-2 Hanamaruki (Sag)
  • [Losers Final] Acqua (Sag) 0-2 Bon-chan (Sag)
  • [Grand Final 1] Hanamaruki (Sag) 1-2 Bon-chan (Sag)
  • [Grand Final 2] Hanamaruki (Sag) 0-2 Bon-chan (Sag)

- Sentosu was one of the attendees.
- Kenzo can't commentate at all. (literally)
- Fun Fact: Kazunoko started SF4 series with Sagat.
- Hanamaruki won 20,000 yen prize money.
- Bon-chan won 50,000 yen prize money and the new Hori RAP EX-SA.
- Everyone [Pic]

Ura Kao TV 2011.11.25 (Touhou Hisoutensoku)

M-ya, a player who is an acquaintance of Kami-chan came to play Touhou Hisoutensoku with the viewers on Ura Kao TV on November 25. M-ya also taught how to play and introduced all the characters.

The stream was 7 hours, and an amazing person just uploaded all of it today.

This's a self-published (doujin) PC fighting game (from 2009) which is a spinoff of Touhou (bullet-hell shooting game) series. The game maintains the bullet-hell image as fighting with projectiles is still the main theme. Its system and character customization make it very unique.

Being a low budget self-published game, it doesn't have character voices and online match maker. (You must enter your partner's IP manually.)

Both Touhou Hisoutensoku and Ougon Musou Kyoku are the same. They don't get what they deserve. You'll see more creativities in these low-profile games than those from a company like Capcom, who ran out of ideas and started to understand less about fighting games. (Did you notice that Capcom has comeback mechanics in their last 3 games. And Focus Attack is the only contribution.)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7 (last)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Nanoha A's Gears of Destiny bestseller in December

Media Create reported (via GAF) that the sequel of Nanoha fighting game on PSP Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny sold 57,320 copies in its first 3 days last week.

The game actually sold much less than the previous work (The Battle of Aces), but it's still good enough to become the best selling fighting game in December, over KOF, DBZ, and BlazBlue.

Watch 9 minute promo of the game here.

First week sales of fighting games between 2008-2011 in Japan by Media Create
  1. [PSP] Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix) {2009.12.18} - 489,100 | NEW
  2. [PSP] Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy (Square Enix) {2011.03.03} - 286,117 / NEW
  3. [PS3] Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai) {2009.10.29} - 103,105 / NEW
  4. [PS3] Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2009.02.12} - 86,000 / NEW
  5. [PS2] Fate/Unlimited Codes (Capcom) {2008.12.18} - 82,900 | NEW
  6. [PS3] Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2010.04.28} - 80,882 / NEW
  7. [PSP] Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces (Namco Bandai) {2010.01.21} - 76,088 / NEW
  8. [PS3] Soul Calibur IV (Namco Bandai Games) {2008.07.31} - 74,607 / NEW
  9. [PS3] Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Capcom) {2011.02.17} - 67,187 / NEW
  10. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Namco Bandai) {2009.11.09} - 57,972 / NEW
  11. [PSP] Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny (Bandai Namco) {2011-12-22} - 57,320 / NEW
  12. [PS3] Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Capcom) {2011.06.30} - 54,924 / NEW
  13. [PS3] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (Arc System Works) {2010.07.01} - 49,871 / NEW
  14. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Bandai Namco) {2010.11.11} - 47.610 / NEW
  15. [3DS] Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom) {2011.02.26} - 44,649 / NEW
  16. [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (Bandai Namco Games) {2011.12.08} (¥7.330) - 44,593 / NEW
  17. [PS2] Melty Blood: Actress Again (Ecole Software) {2009.08.20} - 44,292 / NEW
  18. [360] Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2009.02.12} - 38,000 / NEW
  19. [360] Soul Calibur IV (Namco Bandai Games) {2008.07.31} - 34,786 / NEW
  20. [PSP] Fate/Unlimited Codes Portable (Capcom) {2009.06.18} - 34,205 / NEW
  21. [PS3] BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Arc System Works) {2009.06.25} - 33,768 / NEW
  22. [PS3] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (Arc System Works) {2011.12.17} - 32,992 / NEW
  23. [360] Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2010.04.28} - 28,454 / NEW
  24. [PSP] Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai) {2010.01.14} - 25,131 / NEW
  25. [360] BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Arc System Works) {2009.06.25} - 24,812 / NEW
  26. [WII] Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes (Capcom) {2008.12.11} - 24,100 / NEW
  27. [PSP] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (Arc System Works) {2011.03.31} - 23,808 / NEW
  28. [3DS] Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Koei Tecmo) {2011.05.19} - 23,078 / NEW
  29. [PS3] Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (Capcom) {2011.11.17} - 22,436 / NEW
  30. [PS3] The King of Fighters XIII (SNK Playmore) {2011.12.01} - 21,525 / NEW
  31. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3 (Arc System Works) {2011.01.13} - 17,219 / NEW
  32. [360] Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Capcom) {2011.02.17} - 13,779 / NEW
  33. [360] Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Capcom) {2011.06.30} - 12,326 / NEW
  34. [360] Phantom Breaker (5pb.) {2011.06.02} - 9,960 / NEW

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Umehara's "I Love Arcades" T-shirt design contest announced

A T-shirt design contest was announced on Daigo Umehara's official website. The theme is "I Love Arcades!" and the deadline is February 12, 2012.

The contest is a part of his Japan's local arcade tour, a campaign to promote and support arcade scenes.

Friday, December 16, 2011

OMKC: Guard Touch Forward, Recoverable Damage system revealed

Two new systems were revealed in the past 2 weeks on Ougon Musou Kyoku Cross website.

Guard Touch Forward
Press Forward and Touch at the same time while blocking. This will push opponent away further than normal Guard Touch. Cost 1 SP gauge.

Recoverable Damage
You can regain a portion of your life (the darkened portion) using Normal Touch.

There is also a note saying there are some other changes such as in old characters and gauge consumption in Meta engagement.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fuudo plays UMvC3 at Capcom press event

Yesterday, Capcom held a closed press event for media to try PlayStation Vita's UMvC3. They also had an exhibition match between Capcom's Hagiwara and Ayana Tsubaki + Fuudo.

Fuudo bought UMvC3 at launch even he said he doesn't play fighting games on consoles. And it looks like some players also started the series while waiting for SSF4AE Ver.2012 update.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Rare footages of Umehara actually playing Vampire Savior

Someone uploaded more than 40 video clips of Daigo Umehara's Vampire Hunter/Savior matches in the past on Nico today. Two of them actually show him playing Savior in a tournament. This's very rare since we don't usually see his face (or any indication) so it's hard to verify if it's really his match.

Vampire Savior was released in 1997.

[Ranking Battle Final] Nasu (Sasquatch) vs. Umehara (Bishamon)

[??? Final] Umehara (Bishamon) vs. Yankee (Bishamon)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Umehara tries Cammy

Trusted sources reported that they've seen Daigo Umehara playing Cammy yesterday which is the first day of SSF4AE Ver.2012 at Taito Station. He was also seen having 22 win streak at the time.

It's really too early to say Umehara is switching to Cammy, he probably is going to test all the characters eventually. But choosing Cammy on the first day is really something.

Umehara used to play Cammy before in a tournament in England last year.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kokujin in Ver.2012 trailer

SSF4AE Ver.2012 hits Japanese arcades today, and Capcom now released a trailer showing off some of the changes.

The trailer has 2 version -- English and Japanese. There's a reason why you should watch the Japanese one. It has Kokujin's (scripted) expressions.

The consoles will get the free balance update on December 13. Capcom already posted the complete change log a few days ago.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Import Ougon Musou Kyoku Cross now at Amiami

Amiami is now accepting preorders for Ougon Musou Kyoku Cross. People who live outside Japan can import it now as the online store ships internationally.

If you still don't have the original game, don't forget to buy it together, since Cross is its expansion disc, not a full game.

And if you really want it you should place an order now to avoid possible shortage. The game will be shipped probably after the first week of January.

OMK Cross will be released on December 31.