Schiff: Can you explain the meaning of your nickname?
Amiyu: It comes from “amusement” -> with Japanese spelling: AMYUUZEMENTO -> “Amiyu” which is similar to that ^^ since I enjoy amusement and fun ^^
S: How did you decide to pick Gen? Were you a Gen player back in the Street Fighter Zero/Alpha days?
A: I play Gen since Zero/Alpha 2 ^^ I was poor at it (lol) but I didn’t forget the fun and passion of that time and since the release of the first Street Fighter 4 I thought I really hoped Gen was in… ^^ When the home version was released, I was extremely happy ^^ Gen is very fun to play for various reasons.
S: How long do you train and play every day/week?
*A: It depends on the day. On weekdays about 3 hours ^^ on weekends, as soon as soon as I get up, I turn on my Xbox (lol) but I don’t play only as Gen, since I enjoy using a lot of characters ^^ *
Anyway I can say with confidence that Gen is my main character.
S: What can you tell us about the arcade scene in Osaka?
A: In Osaka players use a great variety of characters. There are characters which are difficult to deal with for other prefectures, so I think the environment is quite good.
S: Do you plan to attend to international events (for example EVO 2012)?
A: I don’t have many chances to do it, because of my job ^^ : but I would love to.
S: What are your first impressions regarding Gen in ver. 2012?
A: I’m sorry but I haven’t had the chance to play much, but I’ll make a report since I plan to test it soon ^^
S: In your opinion, which is the worst match-up for Gen? Can you give any advice about how to deal with it?
A: I cannot say which is absolutely the worst but if I’ve to pick a difficult one, I’d say Guile. When fighting Guile, I think it’s fundamental to manage to score a knock down as soon as possible ^^
S: Why are there so few Gen players?
A: Gen requires difficult execution, he needs meter for an invincible anti air, builds meter slowly, but above all he has low stun and stamina. I think this is why there are so few Gen and C. Viper players ^^ but I don’t like to have to fight against my own Gen (lol)
S: Regarding Gen in ver. 2012 , which buff do you think is the most important?
A: I won’t be able to express my opinion about this until I can examine it carefully but I’m really thankful for the change to Crane cr HK ^^
**S: What do you think about the new Jyasen combo? Do you think it is worth the meter? **
A: I’m thinking a lot about it but at the moment it’s hard to think “it’s necessary for sure” ^^ when the console version will come out, I think I’ll make a lot of tests ^^
S: Ultra 1 or ultra 2, which one do you think is best?
I used to prefer ultra 1 but now I feel that ultra 2 has potential ^^ since I use it against characters that are difficult to contrast ^^ now I really like ultra 2
Sorry for not having said anything important ^^