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]

Friday, March 1, 2013

Umehara and Sako in Vampire Resurrection promotion video

Since the two are well-known Vampire/Darkstalkers players, everyone knows it's coming. Capcom today posted a promotional video of Vampire Resurrection featuring Daigo Umehara and Sako. This's only the first part and mainly has interviews which were done by Nuki, a well-known Vampire player himself. The second part which will focus on gameplay and matches between Umehara and Sako will be posted on March 8.

- Umehara began the series at around 13 years old, Sako at around elementary school.
- Umehara said that Vampire has more ways to approach the opponent. In Street Fighter II you can't jump. He also said that Guard Cancel can counter tick throw.
- Umehara talked about the hype when Vampire Hunter/Darkstalkers 2 released.
- Nuki asked about Umehara's 286 winstreak legend at Akihabara district. Due to system limitation, the counter stopped at 255 and reset, Umehara said it's sad you need a witness (laugh). (The competition was high in this district.)
- Umehara's talked about his first time at (Vampire Hunter) national tournament. Umehara saw two players, Donovan player and Bishamon player, talking about Bishamon's ghost hand grab (Oni Kubihineri). "What do you think about this move?" "That move is dirty I'll never use it." "I think so, too." They seemed to be good friends until they played each other. Umehara saw the Bishamon player use that move and mashed like crazy (laugh). He then realized they're all opponents (laugh). (For this EX move, you can mash stick and buttons for additional hits.)
- Sako was impressed and learnt about 1-hit Advancing Guard tech in Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers 3 by asking people.
- Sako said the "Sako Special" was a result from practicing everyday all day on Sega Saturn. He said that the setup was good because it's still ok even when an attack is missed when in corner. (Sako Special is (Bulleta/B.B. Hood's) one-frame semi-infinite)
- In the past, Sako, invited by Oboro (player), went to play Umehara who was already famous at the time. Sako won but he said he was happy enough just to be able to fight Umehara. Umehara said that at the time he was into Street Fighter Zero 3 and didn't play Vampire Savior much but still gave Sako a hard time. (Umehara lives in Tokyo while Sako and Oboro live in Kansai region.)
- Sako talked about pre-Tougeki 2004 5 on 5 tournament where he won the strongest Bulleta player in Kantou region Kosho in mirror match in the final. (Kantou vs. Kansai rivalry is like East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry in America)
- The video is narrated by Daisuke Ono, one of the most famous (male) voice actors in Japan.

Nuki's Twitter already hinted that this video was made on January 28.

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