Can anyone translate the post where this is posted? I know that’s the color match uses, and this is probably some of the best akuma I’ve ever seen. You can tell he’s not playing against scrubs either. So many overhead chop cancelled into demon! discuss.
At like 9:04 when he does the chopxxdemon in the corner, how is he hiding the jabs? He’s just crouching, then you see the first few frames of the chop, then the demon. I’ve always done jab jab f+mp f+lk fp. Is he really just inputting the whole demon setup after the f+mp?
This is how much it bugged me… I spent the last twenty minutes in training mode, and I’ve found a way to do it. Its very hard, and once I ‘nailed’ down this technique, I managed to get it twice out of about thirty tries.
I’m tempted to keep trying it till my fingers are used to it. Man, I’m gonna be so happy if I can pull this off consistently :bgrin:
Uraken… hmmm, what colour does he play? There was another JP Akuma I played at Club Sega who used the grey/MP colour who was the flashiest of all the Akuma’s I played there. He was also very good and had something like a 25 game win streak against top level comp as well at one stage.
In regards to how they play compared to non-Japanese Akuma’s… well, in general they just have many more tricks than us and they use them very well. We have two very solid Akuma players here in Aus (One who has been to Japan as well) and I saw stuff from the Japanese that I had never seen before. They basically dance around the screen, by that I mean when they rush down they are very hard to defend against. They are also very hard to catch. When you combine that with their superior spacing and character match-up knowledge they are really tough to beat. For example I played Frankie3s Akuma a few times and even though it is strong, it’s just not anywhere near the same level or class as the Japanese Akuma’s.
I found Japanese Akuma’s to probably be my hardest opponents… I am pretty sure your fellow countrymen Dukus might agree with me as well. I’m sure he can give you some tips on how and why they are so damn good to.
I haven’t chatted to Dukus yet, but I’m going to arrange a session with him soon. Its weird how you say that Akuma was probably your biggest problem in Japan, yet Akuma isn’t exactly the best character that the Japs use. In a similar fashion, I’m not amongst the best players in UK, but Akuma’s cheekiness can really make things hard for the guys I play. If I pick top tier Ken against those same players, I lose very easily. Fair enough I dont know how to play Ken well, but you need a completely different sort of zoning game when you play against that dive kicking shoto hybrid.
I’ve seen footage of that PaulT player - he is incredible. When you say that even he was totally outclassed by the Japs… man that just scares me.
Thanks for that man, felt really good reading a first hand account of Japanese Akumas :bgrin:
Yeah, Uraken was crazy man… I knew that he had to be someone famous. Cause he was beating Erotic Teacher, Jiro and a ton of others. Him and Jiro had quite a few mirror matches, I wish I had capped a few of them… they were very entertaining.
I tried comparing them to PaulT as you mentioned who has a really good Akuma… I think what is different is that in general the Japanese like with all characters just have more knowledge. PaulT’s spacing is very good and on par with the Japanese Akuma’s I faced but he doesn’t have the amount of tricks that they have and knowledge of character match ups. Thats what currently seperates him - a top non Japanese Akuma - from the Japanese Akuma’s themselves, they just felt more complete than his. Also, when you haven’t gone up against these freaky tricks before it is really hard, I just found alot of times I didn’t know what to do. Uraken, Jiro, Match and Yukioto? are on their own level when it comes to Akuma.
In general though I guess, this applies to most characters when comparing non-Japanese and Japanese. Overall the Japanese are just more complete in every aspect than us… as this years SBO results should show.