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, July 11, 2014

Pre-Evo2014 Umehara interview from Gadget Tsuushin

Quick translation from interview with Daigo Umehara + 50 questions done by Gadget Tsuushin. Since we have Evo this week, we won't be able to complete it until several days later. (It'd be nice if other sites pick this up.)

  • The tournament is big so no one has a lot of chance, but Umehara is more confident than last year.
  • Outside Japanese players, the foreign players who were at TOPANGA Asia League are players to watch out.
  • Do you like your name? Surname is average, I like my first name.
  • Tell us your setback in a day. English journal.
  • Anything you're into recently? Game of Thrones. People recommended. I even subscribed to PPV.
  • Your favorite vehicle? Bullet train.
  • Antonio Inoki or Giant Baba (Japanese pro wrestler)? Inoki.
  • Zoo or aquarium? Zoo.
  • Dog or cat? Dog
  • Do you walk fast? I don't know now. Fast in the past.
  • Take one thing for isolated island. If talking about usefulness, portable cooking stove.
  • Do you have luck in lottery? It's not bad in game tournament, but I can't remember winning bingo meeting.
  • What's the thing that you use for the longest time? Probably bicycle (2-3 years)
  • Which part of body do you wash first in bath? Head then left shoulder.
  • How often do you go to parent's house? One time per 2 months.
  • Where do you feel comfortable the most in your house? Kitchen, I like personal space like that.
  • Do you use kitchen knife? Yes.
  • What's your special menu? Pasta.
  • What's your favorite food? Noodle.
  • What's your favorite drink? Ice coffee, beer.
  • Rice or bread? Rice. I don't really need bread.
  • What's your favorite manga? Too many, but I say Gambare Genki
  • Which saga do you like in JoJo. 4th Saga.
  • Your favorite JoJo character? Anasui (Narciso Anasui)
  • Your favorite Stand? If you don't count the ones that stop time, Tonio's cooking Stand. (Tonio Trussardi)
  • Your favorite color? Light brown. If I have to paint everything in one color.
  • What do you know about Gundam? Amuro is amazing, Char is his rival.
  • Your favorite dialect? Kyoto dialect.
  • Your favorite actress? I like women with big mouth. If you mean enjoying her work, I say Mikako Tabe.
  • Good looking bad woman or bad looking good woman? If they're extremely bad I don't want both.
  • What game did you beat in game center? Beside fighting games, Tetris Grand Master.
  • You favorite Tetris block? Reverse L.
  • What Dragon Quest job did you like? If talking about DQ3, Sage and then Jester.
  • What about Final Fantasy job? Samurai, Mimic.
  • Except fighting game, what game did you touch recently? Dark Soul 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5.
  • What's your play style in GTA? I drag and shoot around everything except old persons and kids.
  • Pick one character from SNK to play. Billy or Geese.
  • Between Daigo and Beast and Umehara which one makes you feel happy when people call you? Ume-chan.

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