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]

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sako: Sadly, I don't feel like winning Umehara now

Sako talked about his performance and opponents in the final stage of The 4th TOPANGA League in an interview by Hori which was published on December 22.

  • Sako was actually surprised by the overall result in B league. He didn't have much confidence until he got to play.
  • "When you look at the list of players, getting 3rd place [in A league] is good enough for me. Of course, I feel terrible for the matches I lost, but I really lost so I can't really complain."
Final stage of TOPANGA League
  • Sako admits that he was completely defeated in those three matches against Bon-chan, Momochi, Umehara.
vs. Bon-chan
  • He points out that Bon-chan trained with Pugera who has better Ibuki. (Bon invited Pugera to train with him after the second stage)
  • Sako researches by looking at the videos that his opponents lost.
vs. Uryo
  • He thinks Viper will do better than Chun-Li against Elena, and Uryo's Viper is scary.
  • They both live in Osaka but since Sako doesn't go to the arcades they rarely see each other.
vs. Michael-tan
  • He thinks it's in Elena's favor.
  • "If you watch out for kara-throw and fMK, all Ken has left is Hadoken in that range."
  • Dealing with Hadoken and Healing are the keys.
  • Sako thinks it's good to see a young player like Michael (23 years old) compete with the men in 30s.
  • "This old man isn't done yet!" is also an inspiration when fighting young players. (laugh)
  • "If there's a SF2X player who can compete at highest level at 40, I can do it, too." (laugh)
vs. Momochi
  • "I lost in the mind game, then I lost the game itself."
  • "At the beginning, I won because I made Momochi play my game."
  • In the second half, Momochi played extremely defensive, so Sako went in and got countered.
  • He says he completely lost confidence when Healing didn't help (gain life lead). He was too afraid of getting countered so he wasn't sure what to do, being aggressive or defensive.
  • (His wife asks "Do you think you're mentally strong or weak?") Sako thinks he's mentally weak as seen in Momochi match. He thinks he should give himself more time between a match instead of eagerly continue which is a bad habit.
vs. Daigo Umehara
  • "[Umehara] was too strong [to the point that] I laughed during the match." (laugh)
  • "[Umehara's] fending and the way he uses hop kick and crMK>Hadoken were amazing."
  • "All I can say is he was great! I completely lost!" (laugh)
  • (When pointed out that Sako used to use Evil Ryu) "I think there's no better Evil Ryu than [Umehara's]"
  • "Umehara's Evil Ryu should be illegal." (laugh)
  • (His wife asks "What if you use Evil Ryu, too?") Sako thinks if he uses Evil Ryu the score may change, but outcome will be the same. "Sadly, I don't feel like winning (Umehara)."
  • "I will train hard to close the gap." (between himself and Umehara)
  • "Fighting game becomes fun when you get to fight Umehara."

  • Sako will attend Shadowloo Showdown in February.
  • There's possibility that he will change character.
  • He also plans to play Guilty Gear Xrd.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Karipaku to release adult manga this Winter Comiket

Karipaku, the female Cody player, will be releasing an adult manga based on Love Live! on December 30 in this Winter Comic Market event. The self-published manga, named "Luminous," will focus on relationship between Eli and Nozomi. Age verification (18 years old or above) is required to buy this.

See also

Puyopuyo Tetris is Daigo Umehara's GOTY2014

From 4Gamer.net's interview.

Q1 - What's your game of the year (released in 2004)?

Umehara: Puyopuyo Tetris. It's a standard game that you can have fun without any obstacle at home.

Q2 - What is your entertainment content of the year (released in 2014)?

Umehara: Game of Thrones TV series. I like the world view and story.

Q3 - Who had your attention the most in 2014?

Umehara: No one particularly.

Q4 - What is your aim in 2015? Also please leave message to the reader.

Umehara: I'll do my best on my activities as a pro gamer and also promote gaming in 2015. Additionally, I plan to release more manga and book in 2015, I'm looking forward to your supports.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Mad Catz in Inou Battle episode 12

The 12th episode of anime Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace) that was aired this week features an image of a character wearing Mad Catz T-shirt during the end credit.

There's no story behind this image except that they're all members of the evil organization.

Inou Battle is a romantic comedy anime about a group of high school students who possess superpowers such as time or elements manipulation. The anime became a talk of the town when "Hatoko's Meltdown" scene (in episode 7) was aired in Japan.

In October the anime already had its protagonist wear Mad Catz T-shirt in episode 2.

See also

Thursday, December 25, 2014

[Shining Resonance] Excela & Jenius playable on Jan 8

Sega announced today that the new DLCs for Shining Resonance which are coming on January 8 will make Excela and Jenius playable. Each character will cost 926 yen.

Excela is princess of the rival kingdom and is Dragon Master who controls three powerful dragons. She is voiced by Nana Mizuki–the highest-paid singer voice actress in Japan.

Shining Resonance was released on December 11. Sonia is expected to be playable in Beast Note's best fighting game of generation Blade Arcus.

Shining Hearts/Blade/Ark on discount

All three Shining PSP games are now on discount on Japan's PSN. The deal starts today and will end on January 7, 2015.

Note that these games (digital version) are also playable on PS Vita and PlayStation TV.

See also:
Introduction to Blade Arcus

Happy Holidays from Alex Valle feat. Daigo Umehara

From Alex Valle's tweet.

Umehara: Fighting Gamers now in bookstores

These are pictures of Umehara: Fighting Gamers volume 1 taken by Kengoro Nishide, the manga artist himself, at various bookstores today. The manga's release date is actually December 26 but you can buy it now.

Yodobashi Akiba

Shosen Booktower

Anibro Gamers Akihabara

Melonbook Akihabara

Animate Ikebukuro

Junkudo Ikebukuro

Kinokuniya Shinjuku

Animate Shinjuku

Book1st Shinjuku

Yamashita Shibuya

Shibuya Tsutaya

Umehara on TOPANGA TV tonight

Daigo Umehara appeared as special guest on TOPANGA TV tonight. There was no main topic so they talked about everything including TOPANGA League, Capcom Cup, Umehara's manga (that will be released on Friday), training, and Canada Cup's Master Series.

  • Umehara shows that there're deers on his socks.
  • He thinks he already graduated from Ryu from winning TOPANGA World League, so he moves on.
  • Before Evil Ryu, he tried Ken (which was better than current version) and Guile.
  • He trained Yun, Elena, Ken matchup the most.
  • He says Elena is so bad against Evil Ryu. He trained Ibuki matchup instead before Sako match.
  • He was so cautious on Viper matchup. He felt that he needs to give everything.
  • He didn't train Sagat matchup at all.
  • He didn't have much time to prepare for Capcom Cup since it's right after TOPANGA League. But he wanted to win the League more anyway.
  • He visited Facebook HQ, was impressed by how they have everything (arcade cabinets, spa, dentist, brand cafes, yoga room, train station, etc)
  • Ryu is so bad against Decapre. The moment he saw her, he said "it's over."

Skip to 00:40:15 for Umehara, skip to 01:27:00 for the matches.

This's the 2d part (stream was down). Talk only.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Blade Arcus Tuesday at Ko-Hatsu 2014.12.23

Blade Arcus Tuesday featuring Japan's No.1 Roselinde player (also No.2 overall) from yesterday.

See also:

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Akiba LL's 4th Blade Arcus tournament

Leisureland Akihabara held its 4th Blade Arcus tournament today. It features 5 players from the top 7 of Japan (CL ranking).

Click the link for video.

00.32.30 - Casuals
01.06.15 - Pairon/Altina vs. Sakuya/Pairon (Japan's No.7)
01.10.00 - Sakuya/Rage (JP's No.3) vs. Ryuga/Pairon
01.13.30 - Isaac/Xiaomei (JP's No.5) vs. Altina/Sakuya (JP's No.1)
01.17:20 - Sakuya/Rage (JP's No.3) vs. Ryuga/Pairon
01.20.30 - Sakuya/Pairon (JP's No.7) vs. Melty/Rage (JP's No.4)
01.25.25 - Isaac/Rage vs. Sakuya/Pairon
01.29.30 - Pairon/Rage vs. Altina/Sakuya (JP's No.1)
01.34.15 - Sakuya/Pairon (JP's No.7) vs. Sakuya/Rage (JP's No.3)
01.37.35 - Altina/Sakuya (JP's No.1) vs. Sakuya/Pairon
01.40.40 - Sakuya/Pairon (JP's No.7) vs. Sakuya/Pairon
01.43.30 - Altina/Sakuya (JP's No.1) vs. Sakuya/Rage (JP's No.3)

See also:
1st tournament
2nd tournament
3rd tournament

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ko-Hatsu 3rd Blade Arcus tournament

This's game center Ko-Hatsu's 3rd Blade Arcus tournament that was held today.

00:00:45 - Tournament starts
00:22:40 - Final
00:30:50 - Casuals

First gameplay video of Nitro+ Blasterz

A new fighting game called Nitro+ Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel was announced this week. This game is a collaboration between Nitro+ and Examu–the maker of Arcana Heart. The project itself, however, was announced in 2008 to celebrate Nitro+'s 10th anniversary. It is a rework, and Examu is now in charge of the development instead of MileStone.

Nitro+ (Nitroplus) holds some IPs that were made into anime such as Phantom, Demonbane, Guilty Crown, Sonico. They are a video game maker and also work as a creative company in anime production.

The video (41 minutes) in the link below is the exclusive first look of the game in video form including live gameplay from Famitsu.


Nitro+ Blasterz will be released to the arcades in 2015 via Taito's NESiCAxLive. The first location test will be held on December 28-29 in Akihabara.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Daigo Umehara is the king of round-robin in 2014

Fact shows that Daigo Umehara in 2014 is the king of round-robin. He won 27 matches out of 30. Looking at the name of his opponents, this also means that he's the strongest player of 2014.

TOPANGA World League

Player P W L GD
1 Umehara 7 6 1 +21
2 Xiao Hai 7 5 2 +8
3 Bon-chan 7 5 2 +13
4 Wao 7 3 4 +2
5 Xian 7 3 4 -1
6 Fuudo 7 3 4 -8
7 PR Balrog 7 2 5 -18
8 Infiltration 7 1 6 -17

Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals

Player P W L GD
1 Umehara 7 6 1 +13
2 Xian 7 5 2 +6
3 Gackt 7 5 2 +5
4 Poongko 7 5 2 +4
5 GamerBee 7 3 4 -3
6 Humanbomb 7 3 4 +0
7 Leslie 7 1 6 -12
8 Dark Jiewa 7 0 7 -13

The 4th TOPANGA League

First Stage

Player P W L GD
1 Umehara 11 10 1 +17
2 Sako 11 8 3 +15
3 Michael-tan 11 8 3 +11
4 Uryo 11 6 5 +1
5 Momochi 11 6 5 +1
6 Nemo 11 5 6 -3
7 Tokido 11 4 7 -1
8 Kazunoko 11 4 7 -6
9 Pugera 11 4 7 -6
10 Bon-chan 11 4 7 -7
11 Santarou11 4 7 -11
12 Fuudo 11 3 8 -11

Final Stage

Player P W L GD
1 Umehara 5 5 0 +22
2 Momochi 5 4 1 +7
3 Sako 5 2 3 -1
4 Bon-chan 5 2 3 -3
5 Uryo 5 2 3 -9
6 Michael-tan 5 0 5 -16

Umehara confirmed for Nico's New Year's Eve event

Daigo Umehara is confirmed to partcipate in Niconico's gaming related New Year's Eve event at Niconico's headquarters in Ikebukuro.

At the event on December 31, from 15:30 to 18:30 (JST), participants will be able to challenge Umehara in USF4 and receive some prize, regardless of the result. A live stream is planned.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tokaigi 2015 to feature Blade Arcus tournament

It was announced this evening during Tokaigi 2015 press conference that a Blade Arcus tournament will held on January 31 in Tokaigi 2015.

The online application will begin on December 20 and end on January 14. Players will be selected by lottery. The winner of this tournament will earn a spot in Blade Arcus national tournament finals.

Tokaigi is a spin-off event from Niconico Chokaigi event. This new event will focus on gaming.

Umehara announced for Tokaigi 2015

It's announced just now that Daigo Umehara will participate in Niconico Tokaigi 2015 which will be held on January 31 and February 1, 2015.

Tokaigi is a spin-off event from Niconico Chokaigi event. This new event will focus on gaming.

The announcement is not a surprise at all as Umehara is very popular on Niconico, from his match videos and from being an Internet meme. He was in Chokaigi 2012, Chokaigi 2013, Chokaigi 2014, and Shotenkaigi.

Tony's Shining figures photobook released

A photobook of figures from Shining series based on the designs of Tony is released today.

Under the name "Tony's Horoine Works 'Shining' series chapter," the book (113 pages, A4) features photographs of 104 figures with base illustrations from Tony–one of the most famous illustrators in Japan. It was also said to feature the first look of the unannounced Excela figure.

Some shops also offer shop exclusive bonus:

Those who live outside Japan can import directly from Amazon Japan.

Shining is not just a game series but also a successful line of merchandise, especially the figures.

Click here to learn more about Blade Arcus, a fighting game based on Shining series.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

First Week Sales: Shining Resonance

The PS3 RPG Shining Resonance has sold 67,282 copies in its first week, according to the well-known market researcher Media Create.

For reference
(Note that these three games are very cheap now on PSN)

Games from Shining series may not sell millions but the IP itself is big for Sega, thanks to its merchandises.

Shining Resonance was released on December 11. Sonia is expected to be playable in Beast Note's best fighting game of generation Blade Arcus.

Umehara: I didn't practice Dhalsim matchup

Daigo Umehara revealed this evening on Capcom TV show that he didn't really expect to play Dhalsim, and he didn't practice the matchup for Capcom Cup 2014.

Umehara and Mago appeared on the Internet show with Capcom's Sugiyama and Ayano to promote USF4's Omega Mode. When asked about the match, although Umehara appeared to know that Xian used to play Dhalsim, he wasn't convinced that he had to play against Dhalsim.

Note that just before the Capcom Cup 2014, Mago reported that Umehara was recruiting Decapre, Zangief, and Poison via online lobby. Itabashi Zangief also revealed that he trained with Umehara before the tournament.

[2014.12.16] Blade Arcus Tuesday at Ko-Hatsu

Blade Arcus Tuesday tonight features Japan's No.1 Roselinde player and No.1 Fenrir player.

See also:

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Big Picture

 "I'm going to tell you one last time, just counterpick Dhalsim with Yun!"

 "I wrote a bestselling book about winning at life,
and you want me to counterpick someone 10 years younger?
It's just not happening...."

"That's totally unrelated!
You know plebs only watch Evo and Capcom Cup, you need to wi-"
"The Illuminati just informed us that $500,000 will go to Mr. Umehara's appearance fee, sir. They really want to make the tournaments look legit."

"Never mind. I was wrong.
We should focus on the big picture. Stay true to yourself.
Counterpicking is a disgrace anyway."

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Evil Ryu's health down to 900 in latest USF4 update

The latest USF4 balance change note for the arcades that was released today revealed that Evil Ryu will get its health reduced from 950 to 900.

The changes will apply on December 15 or tomorrow in Japan. The game will be updated to Version 1.04.

[Blade Arcus exhibition] Koji KOG vs. Kyamei

This first-to-seven Blade Arcus exhibition took place on November 7 (only 2 days after launch) but we just have the opportunity to post this.

Player on the right is Koji KOG. You probably already know him as a well-known T-Hawk player.

Player on the left is Kyamei, the main organizer of KVO, the only fighting game tournament in Japan that (still) features UMvC3. The man recently went to America for NEC and made a lot of money playing airdashers. He plans to compete in Blade Arcus national tournament next year.

Download the video here

(It's 45 minute long and the source wasn't very good anyway so we made it PSP resolution to save space and time.)

Capcom Cup 2014 Finals summary

Date: Saturday 13 (Saturday, local time)
Location: The Warfield, San Francisco
Official Capcom Pro Tour website
Official Capcom Cup website
Stream link (English)

Daigo Umehara's Road to Capcom Cup 2014
Umehara had the most difficult route for a spot in this final day. He had to win Capcom Pro Tour Taiwan, then had to win a round-robin featuring two Evo champs plus three Evo top 8 (even played GamerBee twice) in Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals.

Nishikin (Bla UW) 1-2 Luffy (Ros U2) 38578
2-0 *extremely close 2r
- Nishikin refused to do a combo twice! Why?
PR Balrog (ERy U1) 1-2 Ricky Ortiz (Ruf U1) 44760v
1-2 *Ricky almost perfect in 2r *perfect in 3r
2-1 *Rog changed to Box U1 *Ricky dropped Ultra 2r
0-2 *Ricky dropped Ultra 2r
Momochi (Ken U2) 2-0 Snake Eyez (Zan U2) 47387
Nuckledu (Dec UW) 1-2 Ryan Hart (Ryu U1)
2-1 *close 1r
Bon-chan (Sag U1) 0-2 Fuudo (Fei U1) 50083v
0-2 *Fuudo almost perfect 1r
Infiltration (Chu UW) 2-0 Chuchu (Sak U1) 51728v
[13:44] Valmaster (Ele U2) 0-2 Xian (Poi U1) 51499v
0-2 *Xian almost perfect 2r
1-2 *Cal changed to Chun U1
[13:53] Justin Wong (Ruf U1) 0-2 Daigo Umehara (ERy U2) 53673v
0-2 *Ume toying 2r

[14:13] PR Balrog (Box U1) 2-0 Nishikin (Bla U1) 53854v
2-0 *very close 1r
[14:20] Nuckledu (Gui U2) 2-1 Snake Eyez (Zan U1/2) 57274v
1-2 *close 3r
2-0 *Nuckledu almost perfect 1r *close 3r
[14:29] Bon-chan (Sag U1) 2-0 Chuchu (Vip U1) 58223v
[14:35] Justin Wong (Ruf U1) 0-2 Valmaster (Chun U2) 59950v
0-2 *Val perfect 1r

WINNERS BRACKET (5 Evo champs are here!)
[15:27] Luffy (Ros U2) 2-1 Ricky Ortiz (Ruf UW) 60694v
2-1 *very close 2r
1-2 *close 2r
[15:36] Ryan Hart (Ryu U1) 2-1  Momochi (Ken U2) 65151
2-1 *very close 2r (nice reaction Ultra from Hart)
1-2 *very close 1r
2-0 *very close 1r *close 2r
[15:48] Infiltration (Ele U2) 2-1 Fuudo (Fei U1) 67588
[16:00] Daigo Umehara (ERy U2) 1-2 Xian (Dha U1) 70475
1-2 *very close 1r (nice Ultra reaction by Ume) *close 3r
1-2 *close 1r

[16:11] Valmaster (Chun U2) 2-1 Ricky Ortiz (Ruf U1) 71288v 8653v
2-0 *very close 2r
[1620] Bon-chan (Sag U1) 0-0 Momochi (Ken UW) 71100
2-1 *Momo almost perfect 2r
1-2 *Momo almost perfect 3r
[1629] Nuckledu (Gui U2) 0-2 Fuudo (Fei U1) 70492
[1636] PR Balrog (Box U1) 0-0 Daigo Umehara (ERy U2) 72259

- In front of venue
- Umehara and the gang outside the venue
- Beautiful shot of Umehara, Bon-chan, Fuudo
- Umehara and the gang going Fisherman's Wharf
- Umehara eating with Nishikin on his side
- Umehara literally blocking Fuudo's sauce
- Umehara and Alcatraz Island
- Umehara and the gang walking and laughing
- Ono and line in front of venue 
10:32 - Ono in front of stage  
11:10 - Japanese stream said PR Balrog mains Claw. (this's why we use Claw/Boxer/Dictator)
11:26 - Ono at back stage
11:30 - 15507 viewers
11:32 - Stream actually starts
11:33 - The Megas & A_Rival perform opening music. Nothing wrong with the music, but we rather spend time for FT3 than FT2.
11:36 - Mike Ross appears as host, in car repairing suit. Hope he uses script.
11:37 - Matt Dahlgren appears, thanking the Illuminati.
11:40 - Alex Valle appears to play OSF4, with a Dhalsim player who should be banned from the FGC long time ago for collusion and behaviors. (But hey, half of VIPs will be gone if we actually have regulations) Combofiend and Michael Evans to commentate. We must remind you that Combofiend can't commentate.
11:54 - Random players appear to continue OSF4.
11:56 - Nishikin just said he wants to play ASAP.
12:03 - Dahlgren appears, OSF4 coming Dec15. *25186 viewers
12:04 - MH4 Ultimate 3DS trailer. 30 minutes wasted.
12:09 - Mad Catz CM feat. Daigo Umehara followed by Mark Wahlberg movie trailer The Gambler.
12:27 - Event resumes after break. About to waste 1 hour already. Mike Ross on stage introducing players.
12:31 - 34030v
12:35 - Momochi appears with Juri theme, his chance of winning this tournament just dropped to 0%.
12:37 - James Chen and Ultra David appear.
12:46 - Tournament actually starts!
13:38 - By the way, Chun(-Li) is pronounced Choon, not Chan.
14:51 - 7410v on JP stream
15:03 - This band put lyric in Megaman song. Time to watch something else. (JP chat said is this high school cultural festival?)
15:06 - 42622v (almost 18000 viewers gone in this break
15:14 - Yesterday, a Japanese game event had underground idols sing and dance as a filler. We thought it was bad as they could barely sing or dance. This's worse. Some of the girls at least looked good.
15:21 - The band stopped. Then they said they'll be back. OMG.
16:45 - Tournament is over. Time to sleep.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Umehara: Fighting Gamers PV posted

A promotion video of Daigo Umehara's "Umehara: Fighting Gamers" manga volume 1 is posted today.

Some quotes from the video
"Related videos - 100 million views"
"Pocketbook - Amazon's best selling e-book of 2013"
"Japan's first pro fighting gamer"
"God of Fighting Game World - Daigo Umehara"
"Fighting game legend turn into comic"
"Takes place in 1990s - Tokyo's game centers"
"At that time, Umehara was definitely the one I didn't want to lose." (Nuki)
"Thanks to that era, I'm now a pro gamer." (Umehara)

Since the manga is published by Kadokawa, one of the largest publishers in Japan, the video was uploaded to Kadokawa Anime channel. It will appear along side with other well-known works, this is an accomplishment itself.

Umehara: Fighting Gamers was first announced as digital manga. It is being serialized and distributed for free through Weekly Georgia cellphone magazine. The hard copy version of the manga volume 1, which also includes bonus episode, will be released on December 26. If you don't mind the shipping cost, you can import directly from Amazon Japan.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

First details of Blade Arcus national tournament

The official Blade Arcus national tournament was announced on November 21 but the first details is just released today.

It is revealed that the tournament will be held at the same time with the national tournament of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax and Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate:Arcade.

Qualifying tournaments will start in February. The final tournaments of the three games will be held together on April 26, 2015, at Hulic Hall.

The event will be called "APM presents D-1 Ultimate Climax Blade."

Blade Arcus tournament at Game Chariot (Dec 5)

A Blade Arcus tournament was held at Game Chariot game center on December 5. It features Japan's No.1 player which is the Melty player and Japan's No.1 Fenrir player.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

First Week Sales: Guilty Gear Xrd

Media Create, the well-known Japanese console game market researcher, revealed today that Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- has sold 39,916 copies total in its first week.

As always, we have chart so you can compare.

First week sales of fighting games between 2008-2014 in Japan by Media Create
  1. [PSP] Dissidia Final Fantasy (Square Enix) {2009.12.18} - 489,100 / NEW
  2. [PS3] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.29} - 425,718 / NEW
  3. [PSP] Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy (Square Enix) {2011.03.03} - 286,117 / NEW
  4. [PS3] Persona 4: Arena (Atlus) {2012.07.26} - 128,485 / NEW
  5. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} - 118,240 / NEW
  6. [PS3] Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai) {2009.10.29} - 103,105 / NEW
  7. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} - 97,821 / NEW
  8. [PS3] Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold (Atlus) {2014.08.28} - 89,468 / NEW
  9. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.04.18} - 87,661 / NEW
  10. [PS3] Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2009.02.12} - 86,000 / NEW
  11. [PS2] Fate/Unlimited Codes (Capcom) {2008.12.18} - 82,900 | NEW
  12. [PS3] Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2010.04.28} - 80,882 / NEW
  13. [PSP] Naruto: Shippuden Narutimate Accel 3 (Namco Bandai) {2009.12.10} - 76,596 / NEW
  14. [PSP] Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Battle of Aces (Namco Bandai) {2010.01.21} - 76,088 / NEW
  15. [PS3] Soul Calibur IV (Namco Bandai Games) {2008.07.31} - 74,607 / NEW
  16. [PS3] BlazBlue: Chronophantasma (Arc System Works) {2013.10.24} - 72,464 / NEW
  17. [PS3] Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Capcom) {2011.02.17} - 67,187 / NEW
  18. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5 (Koei Tecmo) {2012.09.27} - 66,586 / NEW
  19. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm Generation (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.02.23} - 65,758 / NEW
  20. [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm 2 (Bandai Namco) {2010.10.21} - 63,675 / NEW
  21. [PS3] Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.09.13} - 62,630 / NEW
  22. [PS3] Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom) {2012.03.08} - 58,471 / NEW
  23. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Namco Bandai) {2009.11.09} - 57,972 / NEW
  24. [PSP] Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny (Bandai Namco) {2011.12.22} - 57,320 / NEW
  25. [PS3] Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Capcom) {2011.06.30} - 54,924 / NEW
  26. [PSP] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Impact (Bandai Namco Games) {2011.10.20} - 53,148 / NEW
  27. [PS3] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (Arc System Works) {2010.07.01} - 49,871 / NEW
  28. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Bandai Namco) {2010.11.11} - 47.610 / NEW
  29. [3DS] Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom) {2011.02.26} - 44,649 / NEW
  30. [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (Bandai Namco Games) {2011.12.08} - 44,593 / NEW
  31. [PS2] Melty Blood: Actress Again (Ecole Software) {2009.08.20} - 44,292 / NEW
  32. [PS3] Naruto: Narutimate Storm (Namco Bandai) {2009.01.15} - 44,065 / NEW
  33. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2014.08.07} - 42,327 / NEW
  34. [360] Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2009.02.12} - 38,000 / NEW
  35. [360] Soul Calibur IV (Namco Bandai Games) {2008.07.31} - 34,786 / NEW
  36. [PS3] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Sega) {2014.11.13} - 34,671 / NEW
  37. [PS3] Soul Calibur V (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.02.02} - 34,328 / NEW
  38. [PSP] Fate/Unlimited Codes Portable (Capcom) {2009.06.18} - 34,205 / NEW
  39. [PS3] BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Arc System Works) {2009.06.25} - 33,768 / NEW
  40. [PS3] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (Arc System Works) {2011.12.17} - 32,992 / NEW
  41. [PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.23} - 30,192 / NEW
  42. [PS3] Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} - 29,314 / NEW
  43. [360] Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2010.04.28} - 28,454 / NEW
  44. [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd (Arc System Works) {2014.12.04} - 27,278 / NEW
  45. [PSV] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Sega) {2014.11.13} - 25,607 / NEW
  46. [PSP] Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai) {2010.01.14} - 25,131 / NEW
  47. [360] BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Arc System Works) {2009.06.25} - 24,812 / NEW
  48. [WII] Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes (Capcom) {2008.12.11} - 24,100 / NEW
  49. [PSP] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (Arc System Works) {2011.03.31} - 23,808 / NEW
  50. [3DS] Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Koei Tecmo) {2011.05.19} - 23,078 / NEW
  51. [PSV] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.23} - 22,901 / NEW
  52. [PS3] Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (Capcom) {2011.11.17} - 22,436 / NEW
  53. [PS3] The King of Fighters XIII (SNK Playmore) {2011.12.01} - 21,525 / NEW
  54. [PS3] AQUAPAZZA (Aquaplus) {2012.08.30} - 20,935 / NEW
  55. [PSP] Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (Bandai Namco) {2010.09.30} - 19,080 / NEW
  56. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.05} - 18,608 / NEW
  57. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3 (Arc System Works) {2011.01.13} - 17,219 / NEW
  58. [360] Dead or Alive 5 (Koei Tecmo) {2012.09.27} - 14,811 / NEW
  59. [360] Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Capcom) {2011.02.17} - 13,779 / NEW
  60. [PSV] Dead or Alive 5+ (Koei Tecmo) {2013.03.20} - 13,291 / NEW
  61. [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd (Arc System Works) {2014.12.04} - 12,638 / NEW
  62. [360] Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Capcom) {2011.06.30} - 12,326 / NEW
  63. [PS3] Darkstalkers Resurrection (Capcom) {2013.03.14} - 11,591 / NEW
  64. [PSV] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (Arc System Works) {2014.04.24} - 10,709 / NEW
  65. [360] Phantom Breaker (5pb.) {2011.06.02} - 9,960 / NEW
  66. [360] Persona 4: Arena (Atlus) {2012.07.26} - 9,801 / NEW
  67. [3DS] Tekken 3D: Prime Edition (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.02.16} - 9,421 / NEW
  68. [PS3] Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (Arc System Works) {2014.07.24} - 9,171 / NEW
  69. [360] Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom) {2012.03.08} - 8,527 / NEW
  70. [360] Soul Calibur V (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.02.02} - 7,679 / NEW
  71. [PSP] Saint Seiya Ω: Ultimate Cosmo (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.29} - 6,448 / NEW
  72. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! (Arc System Works) {2014.05.29} - 6,273 / NEW
  73. [PSV] Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom) {2012.10.25} - 5,420 / NEW
  74. [360] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate (Koei Tecmo) {2013.09.05} - 4,862 / NEW
  75. [PS3] Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen Sangokushi Engi {2014.02.20} - 4,794 / NEW
  76. [PS3] Phantom Breaker: Extra (5pb.) {2013.09.19} - 3,102 / NEW

Umehara talk and kumite planned for Niconico Shotenkaigi on January 18

Niconico announced that "The God of Fighting Game World" (格闘ゲーム界の神) Daigo Umehara will join its book store event in Kagawa prefecture on January 18.

Umehara will talk about his manga "Umehara: Fighting Gamers!" with the author and manga artist Kengoro Nishide. There will also be 100-man kumite between Umehara and the participants.

This is the 5th event under project called Niconico Shotenkaigi. Niconico plans to hold an event at 10 book stores around the country. A live stream is expected to be revealed later.

Blade Arcus Tuesday at Ko-Hatsu (Dec 9)

See also: Introduction to Blade Arcus

Monday, December 8, 2014

[Video] Akiba LL's 3rd Blade Arcus tournament feat. top players

Akihabara Leisure Land held its 3rd Blade Arcus tournament on December 7. This time they used first-to-two game (instead of one).


01:25:40 - Altina/Sakuya (Japan's No.4) vs. Melty/Rage (Japan's No.1)
01:35:30 - Pairon/Sakuya vs. Pairon/Roselinde
01:42:00 - Pairon/Rage vs. Sakuya/Pairon
01:50:20 - Pairon/Altina vs. Isaac/Rage (JP's No.5)
01:57:40 - Isaac/Rage vs. Melty/Rage (JP's No.1)
02:04:35 - Sakuya/Pairon vs. Isaac/Rage (JP's No.5)
02:11:20 - Melty/Rage (JP's No.1) vs. Sakuya/Pairon
02:19:35 - Sakuya/Pairon vs. Isaac/Rage (JP's No.5)
02:28:20 - Melty/Rage (JP's No.1) vs. Isaac/Rage (JP's No.5)

See also:
1st tournament
2nd tournament

Friday, December 5, 2014

4th TOPANGA League Round 10 summary

The 4th TOPANGA League stream and ticket links
TOPANGA League rules and format
How to buy ticket using credit card
How to buy ticket using PayPal
4th TOPANGA League Round 1 summary
4th TOPANGA League Round 2 summary
4th TOPANGA League Round 3 summary
4th TOPANGA League Round 4 summary
4th TOPANGA League Round 5 summary
4th TOPANGA League Round 6 summary
4th TOPANGA League Round 7 summary
4th TOPANGA League Round 8 summary
4th TOPANGA League Round 9 summary

December 5 - Round 10
  1. Sako vs. Bon-chan
  2. Michael-tan vs. Momochi
  3. Sako vs. Uryo
  4. Michael-tan vs. Bon-chan
  5. Umehara vs. Momochi

R (Guy player) and Mago
(Opening skit: Mago humming Guile theme)

Shining Resonance gameplay video volume 4-6

Volume 4: Daily Conversation
The group discovers that Kirika hates carrots so much she uses her magic to secretly transfer the carrots in her stew to Yuma's. She tries to blame the chef for the portions, but makes Agnum, who happens to be the chef, angry. After the conversation, Agnum learns new personality "Fire Chef" and Kirika learns "Hate Carrot."

Volume 5: Idol Costume Preview
Yuma, Sonia, Kirika - preorder bonus
Agnum, Marion - free DLC on December 11
Rinna - product code from Famitsu December 25 issue (release Dec 11)
Lesty - free DLC (TBA)

Volume 6: Kirika's swimsuit Preview
This costume comes with the limited edition.

Shining Resonance will be released on December 11. Sonia is expected to be playable in Beast Note's best fighting game of generation Blade Arcus.

See also:
Shining Resonance Excela's Drago Machina demo gameplay

Thursday, December 4, 2014

[Shining Resonance] First Marion gameplay video

Marion (who first appeared as enemy's bio weapon) was showed as a playable party member for the first time tonight during the Shining Resonance gameplay preview by the producer.

Download the video here.

(We got raided by Sega three times already so we put all sensitive videos there.)

Shining Resonance will be released on December 11. Sonia is expected to be playable in Beast Note's best fighting game of generation Blade Arcus.

Alphamax Pairon preorder starts

Alphamax announced today that it will release Won Pairon in June 2015. First revealed in July, the 25.5cm tall 1/7 scale figure is priced at 11,800 yen (tax excluded). The preorder starts today, the deadline is January 30.

Pairon is an original character created exclusively for Beast Note's best fighting game of generation Blade Arcus.

Figures from Shining series is known to be one of the most successful in the figure business.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Blade Arcus Ver.1.01 location test announced

Sega announced today that it will hold location test of Blade Arcus Ver.1.01 in three game centers in Tokyo starting tomorrow (December 4). The test will end in around one week. The main subject of this patch is the countermeasure against fuzzy guard.

The changes
  • Countermeasure against cross-up fuzzy guard
  • Countermeasure against standing/crouching fuzzy guard
  • First Attack and First Combo will now give bonus to both players in trade
  • Changes to CPU's algorithm

a-cho's Blade Arcus meeting (Nov 18)

This's video from a-cho game center's recording meeting on November 18.

See also:
a-cho's recording meeting November 5

Blade Arcus Tuesday at Ko-Hatsu (Dec 2)