Japan Thread: The population really is declining for SRK Japan


Ultra is also out and there has been some changes to all the characters FYI.


Looking for people to play 3S in Fukuoka. Most of the arcades for 3S closed aside from Game Greenland and Taito Station in Tenjin, but I’m sure there’s got to be at least one new spot with it since the last two years I’ve been absent from Fukuoka.

Let me know. I also play SF4.


IparryU- Ya I know about Ultra.
If I go to an arcade I’d probably try to go to one that doesn’t have Ultra (and prob one of the arcades in Aki).


Hi all, I’ll be backpacking in/around Tokyo for a month starting mid-may. I’d like to play some Ultra. Is ultra in only a few arcades? What are some good arcades to check out? I’ve heard of big box takadanobaba, taito hey akihabara, and club sega. Relative player skill doesn’t matter to me, just looking for a fun environment to spend some days playing ultra and maybe to meet people.

Thanks for any advice. I’ve been googling but all I can find re: good places to play ultra is information about location tests… But we’re past that, right?


Yep it’s only in a some arcades.
It’s in Japanese only but this site shows where:

Tokyo area lists 61 arcades.

I’m pracin and will be playin the regular game in the arcade once I prac up at home, gonna be a while before I’m good enough to drop 100 Yen on my skillz, haha.


Thinkin of havin gamez at my place in Chiba (I live on JR Keiyo Line), mostly SFIV AE w/some SCII.
We usually game from anytime after 11 till about 7. Then go out to eat & everyone goes home.
Still a newbie but if anyone wants to come let me know.


Man… If i would have known earlier i would have came out.

Today was my last day to go out on a day off. Having kids has some huge cons.


I have a son too but he’s 17.
I’ll post when I can have gamez. The date isn’t today but 3 weeks from now.


A bit behind you man. 6 and 4 year old boys here. They liked Watching me play games when i lived with them. Now i just watch videos with them on weekends.

But ya, i haven’t played sfiv ae since ultra came out, but I’ll turn on the ps3 and add you in so we can run a few.


Will be a while before I’m ready for some action anyways. I learn slow and only have time on the weekends, need to get some bread and butter down cause mashin buttons won’t win gamez.


Training mode.

Especially with juri. Lots of release timing. Mock vidoes and what not.


Yep. Readin up on game basics, watchin vids (and streams) on YouTube, etc. Learnin a new game takes a long time, one reason I played only SC (II-IV) for 10 years.
Plus that and Juri looks like a pretty complex (and can be rewardin, haha) chara. My work is cut out for me…


Yes indeed… Just dont try learning viper or gen. I didn’t even attempt those two…


I use only 1 chara. My choice has been made and I think it won’t change, for better or worse.
(re I used Talim only for 10 years, I have no sub chara.)
I’m stubborn, haha.


Looking for BB netplay with people in Japan. PM me on here if you want to play. I don’t have my playstation plugged in to the internet very much.


well. if you are good at Talim, then I guess you spent your time properly! lol

have you found anyone to play with yet? no reply on dustloop forums either.


Not really, another rl friend and I are gonna play some today, and I have another friend who will play but he’s too good for now. Need to level up!


Once I get some moves down I’ll hit online (but will only play with green 5 bars).

I’m OK w/Talim, in any case I had fun (and that’s what counts).


Does anyone know where to buy arcade stick parts (sanwa) around Fussa-Tachikawa. I’m aware of the shops in Akihabara but can’t make it out until this weekend and I have a mini tournament tomorrow.


Nope. I only know the shops in Aki.