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, June 29, 2013

Niconico Chokaigi 2 loses 88 million yen

Niconico announced on Wednesday in its press conference that it lost 88.54 million yen on Chokaigi 2 event despite setting a new record for visitors.

However, the number isn't bad at all when compared to the 470.8 million yen loss on the first Chokaigi.

Chokaigi 3 was already announced for April 26-27, 2014.

Updated schedule of Umehara Gunslinger Stratos kumite tour

The schedule of Gunslinger Stratos kumite tour featuring Daigo Umehara has been updated.

  1. June 22 - Yokohama, Kanagawa
  2. June 23 - Toyota, Aichi
  3. July 27 - Nagoya, Aichi
  4. July 28 - Mizuho, Gifu
  5. August 24 - Yokkaichi, Mie
  6. August 25 - Tokushima
  7. September 7 - Nagoya, Aichi
  8. September 8 - Osaka

Umehara confirmed for 2nd official Gunslinger Stratos national qualifier

It's announced just now that Daigo Umehara will compete in the Tokyo qualifying tournament of 2nd official Gunslinger Stratos national tournament on August 4. Umehara and Nyanshi (and 2 others) will play under team TOPANGA.

The tournament was announced since last year. This qualifying tournament is in Tokyo and the real tournament will be held in Osaka on August 31.

1st place - 3 million yen
2nd place - 1.5 million yen
3rd place - 500,000 yen

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Evil Genius confirmed for 3rd TOPANGA Charity Cup

TOPANGA has updated the entry list of The 3rd TOPANGA Charity Cup today and it is revealed that Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, PR Rog, Momochi, ChocoBlanka will participate in the tournament under Evil Genius team.

Karipaku confirmed for Evo 2013

Karipaku, the well-known Cody player, has confirmed tonight on Kao TV that she will participate Evolution 2013.

This will probably be one of the highlights of this year's Evolution if she can manage to be on the stream and show the world what she can do.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers announced

A new Saint Seiya fighting game is announced today for PlayStation 3 from Bandai Namco. The game, called Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers, is a new work from the main series, unlike Saint Seiya Omega: Ultimate Cosmo (which is a spin-off) from last year.

For the first time, the story will go beyond Poseidon Saga to Hades Saga, and you'll get to fight Hades.

The game will be released in Fall this year.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nagisa to host Kao TV every Monday

Nagisa has agreed that she will host GODSGARDEN's Kao TV every Monday.

The agreement came after she said that she wanted to stream her gaming session during "Mada Hashiritai!" show on Tuesday in which she was a guest. KSK, who was co-hosting the show, then offered her the opportunity. (Mada Hashiritai! is a new pay-per-view talk show hosted by KSK, R (Guy player), Sentosu. Every Tuesday on Niconico.)

Nagisa is a show personality, a model, an MC, a fortuneteller, and a cosplayer. She used to co-host "Game no Jikan" with Kayo Police which ended last year. She started fighting games one year ago around P4U launch.

It's unclear whether she'll show her face on Kao TV or not. It's unlikely that her agency will allow for free.

Umehara confirmed for 3rd TOPANGA Charity Cup

It was announced tonight on TOPANGA TV that Daigo Umehara will participate The 3rd TOPANGA Charity Cup and will team up with Mago, Tokido, Nyanshi, and Jobin.

Jobin (jyobin) is a well-known Ryu player and also an Umehara fanboy.

TOPANGA Charity Cup is the biggest community-organized fighting game tournament in Japan. Players of any level are encouraged to participate since the entry fee will go to charity. A team with less than 5 members is also allowed.

Confirmed teams



Monday, June 17, 2013

Battle Tour 2013 Final at Taito Station Shinjuku

- This talk show was the last stop of the Battle Tour 2013.
- The MC is Negi, the former TOPANGA Fight Club member.
- Battle Tour 2013 has raised 514,581 yen for charity.
- The talk show and the guests was Umehara's idea.
- This's the first time Kazunoko looked into Umehara's eyes!
- Umehara met Bon-chan since age 18.
- Umehara got to know Fuudo during the World Game Cup 2010 trip. He said Fuudo's too talkative at the time.
- On question what do you want to change in the system in new version of SSF4AE? Umehara wanted them to fix unblockable vortex. For example, controlling wakeup timing.  Three other agreed with it.
- Kazunoko wanted Yun's Ultra 2 to be more powerful.
- When talking about non-fighting game, Umehara said he likes to play the games that he's not good.
- Umehara had several characters to level 99 in Dragon Quest V. Umehara was so into it and even argued with Bon-chan about which spell is better than another.
- Umehara played Carnage Heart (PS1).
- Someone asked about their child naming. Bon-chan like the word "Ryo (cool breeze)." Kazunoko likes the word "Atsu" (hot/enthusiasm) so Atsuo for boy and Atsuko for girl. Fuudo likes "Kei" in his name and manga "Hana no Keiji" so he chose "Keiji." Umehara was willing to use names from Showa era that people don't name their kids anymore.
- The last question was "How is Umehara's Ryu different from other Ryu?" But Umehara proposed that they talk about how is each of them different from others.
- Kazunoko thought that Fuudo's yomi is the best in Japan.
- Famitsu has an event report here.
- More than 150 attendants.

Part 1

Part 2

Battle Tour 2013 bonus videos

These are bonus videos from Battle Tour 2013 for people who donated to this charity campaign. It's now available for everyone.

First episode: Umehara vs. non-FG.
- They were at Taito Station Mizonoguchi branch.
- The game center challenged him in various games. Loser had to drink bitter tea. (If Umehara wins then shop manager has to drink it).
- First game, they had to pick up one item in 5 tries.
- In second game, they had to punch harder than average people of that day (157.255 kilogram). But the rule counted overall result (3 members divided by 3).
- He had to play a game he didn't know against a female shop staff.
- He played SSF4AE2012 against Bon-chan (Sagat) and Oshino (Adon). (Oshino is one of their friends) Umehara and Bon-chan commentated the gameplay.

Second episode: Dice a topic.
- They're in karaoke room at Clap Clap Mizonoguchi.
- If he's not a gamer: Umehara wanted to be a scientist.
- 3 guys had to pick 1 of 3 sushi, 1 of them had wasabi in it.
- Talking about interesting thing recently: Umehara enjoyed massage.
- Type of girl: Cheerful. Has a mouth like Haruka Igawa (big, looks good when smile).
- They had to guess 5 most popular dishes of the shop. But they had to eat all of what they chose. Umehara chose Double Yakisoba. The 2nd round will continue next episode.

Third episode
- In the 2nd round, Umehara chose Teriyaki Pizza because it should be popular for young people.
- In the 3rd round, Umehara chose Niku Chazuke, but this menu had additional punishment so they had to drink spicy tea.

Fourth episode
- Umehara said if they fail the 5th round then it's over because they couldn't eat anymore.
- Umehara, Bon-chan, and Oshino will compete each other in a series of challenges.
- They went to batting center. The challenge is hitting the 150km ball, controlling the ball, pitching fast ball.
- Then they played various arcade games.

Fifth episode
- You'll never see Umehara laugh so much like in this episode!
- First game is squeezing water from towel.
- Second game is guessing Mahjong tile.
- Third game is old maid.
- Fourth game is trying to get your drink to (or closest to) designated weight. The type of drinks is the multiplier. Cola is x2. Bitter tea is x3. Pepper tea is x10. Umehara got cola. Bon got bitter tea. Oshino got pepper tea.
- Bon came out last and had a chance to avoid drinking pepper tea (as punishment) if he can squeeze water from the towel.
- Oshino performed ending song.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The 3rd TOPANGA Charity Cup announced

It was announced on TOPANGA TV last night that The 3rd TOPANGA Charity Cup will be held on July 6 (Saturday) at Plaza Capcom Iruma branch (same place as last year). The tournament will still be (arcade cabinet) SSF4AE2012 5 on 5.

The 2nd TOPANGA Charity Cup last year was the biggest community-organized fighting game tournament in Japan. There were almost 50 teams and it featured the most number of well-known players. It was also streamed officially by Niconico. The charity event raised almost 800,000 yen for the Japan's Red Cross.

We expect Daigo Umehara to be part of the event again as he was in both 1st and 2nd TOPANGA Charity Cup.

Umehara to speak at enterprise management seminar

It is revealed that Daigo Umehara will speak at a seminar for enterprise management organized by Tohmatsu Innovation on June 6.

Tohmatsu Innovation is a part of Tohmatsu Group or Deloitte. The group provides advices for management, stock, and finances through its consulting firm. For such business, it is one of the four largest in the world.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Shin Koihime Musou Taisen has no online play

It's revealed on the official site that Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi has no online play and there's no plan to add online play.

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Ibuki's Okizeme a hot topic - Ayano

Street Fighter IV producer Tomoaki Ayano has revealed today via the official blog (Japanese/English) that Ibuki's Okizeme (wake-up game) is a hot topic in the balance requests. He said they'll look into Okizeme in all characters not just Ibuki.

This's a very good news hearing that a lot of people brought this issue up (Ibuki's Okizeme) and Capcom acknowledged it.

People tend to overlook an issue if the character isn't popular.

1. When a character isn't popular, people don't see its potential.
2. Then that character became "low tier."
3. When a player picks it up and shows its potential later, people tend to think it's fine even if it's broken. Because that character is "low tier."