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]

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Willpower to Keep Winning is still one of the bestselling pocketbooks on Amazon Japan in 2013

Daigo Umehara's semi-autobiography "Willpower to Keep Winning" is revealed to be one of the bestselling pocketbook of 2013 by Amazon Japan's bestsellers rankings.

Please note that the book was also the 7th bestselling pocketbook of 2012.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Umehara coming to R's Room December 26

It's revealed that Daigo Umehara and Rensuke Oshikiri will appear as guests in next R's Room on December 26.

Rensuke Oshikiri is the manga artist of High Score Girl – a love comedy of young fighting gamers in 90s. His name is actually on the book banding paper of Umehara: To Live is to Game as a person who recommends the manga.

Monday, December 9, 2013

MCZ Kazunoko appears!

R gets his own talk show, Umehara confirmed as guest

It's revealed that R (commentator and Guy player) will be doing his own pay-per-view talk show, called R's Room, on Niconico starting this Monday.

The first episode of the show, this Monday, will have Kazunoko and Haitani as guests. The second episode (presumably next Monday) will have Daigo Umehara.

You will have to subscribe to the channel to view the show. Subscription fee is 525 yen a month.

R's Room is organized by YOUDEAL and sponsored by Mad Catz. YOUDEAL is a company that produces internet game shows and also sells Umehara's T-shirt.

Friday, December 6, 2013

3rd TOPANGA League A Round 10 summary

- 3rd TOPANGA League A schedule and stream links
- 3rd TOPANGA League A rules and prizes
- 3rd TOPANGA League A players finalized
- 3rd TOPANGA League A matchupes in first 3 days
- Fuudo to cosplay Harry Potter if 8th place or below
- How to watch TOPANGA League

- 3rd TOPANGA League A Round 1 summary
- 3rd TOPANGA League A Round 2 summary 
- 3rd TOPANGA League A Round 3 summary
- 3rd TOPANGA League A Round 4 summary
- 3rd TOPANGA League A Round 5 summary
- 3rd TOPANGA League A Round 6 summary
- 3rd TOPANGA League A Round 7 summary
- 3rd TOPANGA League A Round 8 summary
- 3rd TOPANGA League A Round 9 summary

- R (Guy player)
- Shiro (Abel/Makoto player)

Opening skit
- R came out from toilet.

    1. Momochi vs. Bon-chan
    2. Umehara vs. Kazunoko 
    3. Wao vs. Momochi
    4. Kazunoko vs. Michael-tan
    5. Umehara vs. Bon-chan

      Console USF4 scheduled for early June 2014

      The latest announcement confirmed that Ultra Street Fighter IV will be released worldwide via digital upgrade early June, around one month before Evolution 2014 which is scheduled on July 11-13.

      Right now, we are hard at work to bring the game to all of our fans as soon as possible, and want to ensure there is enough time that players can practice to compete at Evolution 2014. As such, the digital upgrade will be available in early June for $14.99 (€14.99) on PS3 and Xbox 360. Following shortly after in August, is the digital upgrade for PC at $14.99 (€14.99), as well as the PS3 and Xbox360 full digital bundle and retail versions, which include all previously-released costumes for $39.99 (€39.99). Since our PC fans have to wait longer for the content, we have a special deal where they can get the full digital bundle including all of the previously-released costumes for only $29.99 (€29.99), also in August.

      USF4 will be released first in Japan for the arcades in April.

      Wednesday, December 4, 2013

      Daigo Umehara's Super Play in GIF: vs. Hsien Chang (Evo 2012)

      This's the first post of "Umehara's Super Play in .gif" series. More to come!

      Event: Evolution 2012
      Location: Las Vegas
      Date: July 6, 2012
      Opponent: Hsien Chang

      Tuesday, December 3, 2013

      Koihime Enbu announced

      A new fighting game Koihime Enbu is announced today for the arcades with its teaser site. The news article revealed that the game is the sequel of Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi (arcades, PC, PS3). It looks like a different developer is in charge of the new game however.

      Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen coming to PS3 February 2014

      It's announced that Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi fighting game will be released on PlayStation 3 on February 20, 2014. The game will have online play feature not found in the PC version. It doesn't appear to have any other additional change. The standard edition is priced at 6,800 yen, 1,200 yen cheaper than the PC version.

      Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen was first released in the arcades in 2011. The PC version was released on May 31. Beast Note has a hands-on post here.

      This 2D fighting game is based on one of the most famous adult game series Koihime Musou. A total of 39 episodes of the anime adaptation was released between 2008-2011. Both the original adult game and the anime have an official English localization.

      Koihime Musou's setting is based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The big difference is all the male characters were recreated as cute girls.

      Below are promotional video and gameplay from the PC version.

      Monday, December 2, 2013

      3rd TOPANGA League A Round 10/11/12 match-ups

      Match order will be announced in the show.

      Round 10 - December 6 (Fri)
      • Umehara vs. Kazunoko
      • Umehara vs. Bon-chan
      • Wao vs. Momochi
      • Momochi vs. Bon-chan
      • Kazunoko vs. Michael-tan

      Round 11 - December 7 (Sat)
      • Umehara vs. Momochi
      • Wao vs. Michael-tan
      • Wao vs. Kazunoko
      • Michael-tan vs. Bon-chan
      • Momochi vs. Kazunoko

      Round 12 - December 8 (Sun)
      • Umehara vs. Wao
      • Umehara vs. Michael-tan
      • Michael-tan vs. Momochi
      • Wao vs. Bon-chan
      • Kazunoko vs. Bon-chan

      Sunday, December 1, 2013

      DreamHack Winter 2013 summary

      - Umehara confirmed for DreamHack Winter 2013
      - SSF4AE tournament bracket
      - Stream 

      These matches are on the stream

      Mago (Fei) 2-0 (2-1, 2-0) Infamous H (Dha)
      AChampou (Bla/Ado) 0-2 (0-2, 1-2) Mago (Fei)
      Fishstix (Ken) 0-2 (0-2, 0-2) Umehara (Ryu)
      Dave (Dud) 0-2 (0-2, 0-2) Umehara (Ryu)
      Umehara (Ryu) 2-0 (2-0, 2-0) 0.Lint (Gouken)
      Mr.KingFunk (Zan/Ruf) 0-2 (0-2, 0-2) Tokido (Aku)
      Louffy (Ros) 2-0 (2-0, 2-0) Mago (Fei)
      Yagami (Dha) 0-2 (0-2, 0-2) Umehara (Ryu)
      son_gohan_2 (Cam) 0-2 (0-2, 0-2) Tokido (Aku)
      Umehara (Ryu) 0-0 (1-2, 2-0, 2-0) Necromina (Cam) *female player
      Ryan Hart (Sag) 0-2 (0-2, 0-2) Tokido (Aku) *Tokido could have won 2 rounds

      [Losers] Mago (Fei) 2-0 Tokido (Aku)

      Quarterfinals (FT3)

      Xian (Gen) 2-3 Louffy (Ros)
      2-0 *super>ultra gave Xian big comeback
      2-0 *very close 1R

      Umehara (Ryu) 3-2 GamerBee (Ado)
      2-1 *big comeback in 2R by Ume
      1-2 *missed DP cost Ume 3R
      2-0 *beautiful reaction DP (counter EX Jaguar Kick) into Ultra, Arigataya finish in 2R

      Ryan Hart (Sag) 3-0 Duppsko (Ruf)

      [Losers] GamerBee (Ado) 3-1 Ixion (Dan)

      [Losers] Xian (Gen) 3-1 Necromina (Cam)
      2-0 *big mistake gave Xian big comeback in 2R

      [Losers] Veggey 0-3  Mago (Fei)

      imstilldadaddy (Gui) 0-3 Louffy (Ros)

      Umehara (Ryu) 3-1 Ryan Hart (Sag U2)
      0-2 *reaction U2 won Hart both rounds
      2-0 *Hart missed FADC U2, cost him 2R

      - After the first game, Umehara stopped fireball game to avoid U2 counter.

      [Losers] GamerBee (Ado) 3-1 Kusanagi (Set U1)
      1-2 *perfect in 3R
      2-1 *perfect in 2R by Kusanagi

      [Losers] Mago (Fei U1) 3-1 Xian (Gen U1)
      2-1 *Xian missed his Super in 3R
      2-0 *close 1R

      [Losers] GamerBee (Ado U2) 3-1 imstilldadaddy (Gui U1)

      [Losers] Mago (Fei U1) 3-2 Ryan Hart (Sag U1)
      1-2 *Mago could have done better in 3R
      2-0 *nice FA punish in 1R by Mago
      2-0 *perfect in 2R

      [Winners Final] Umehara (Ryu) 3-0 Louffy (Ros U1, U2)
      2-1 *Louffy changhed to U2 after this game
      2-1 *nice calculated chipwin by Ume in 1R *2 mistakes cost Ume 2R *intense 3R
      2-1 *reaction Ultra finish in 3R

      [Losers] GamerBee (Ado U2) 3-2 Mago (Fei U1)
      0-2 *they tried to timeout each other in 2R, must see

      [Losers Final] GamerBee (Ado U2) 3-1 Louffy (Ros U1)
      2-0 *very close 1R (GB won with no health)
      0-2 *nice reaction Ultra in 2R by Louffy
      2-1 *close 1R

      [Grand Final] GamerBee (Ado U1) 1-3 Umehara (Ryu)
      1-2 *4 SRK in a row by Ume in 1R *intense 3R
      2-1 *Arigataya finish in 1R
      1-2 *Arigataya finish in 1R *great finish in 3R (reaction DP)
      1-2 *close 1R *his big mistake couoldn't prevent Ume from winning 3R, Arigataya finish

      - This match wasn't easy for Umehara, but he just outplayed GamerBee.

      - F-Word and Zak Bennett (and Ryan Hart) did a good job commentating the stream, focusing on play-by-play, no lame jokes or offtopics.
      - The stream was nice having the replays of good moments after the games.
      - The stream channel had the most viewers from this event, with over 20,000 viewers.
      - Umehara won 50,000 SEK (Swedish Krona) prize money ($7620) for winning this tournament.
      - Tokido provides pictures of Umehara: [1 (Stockholm arrival)][2][3][4][5][6]