Your Favorite 3rd Strike Announcer? (Need Guidance)


#1

I’m starting to get back into 3S and I just can’t get enough of the Japanese announcers! I don’t really understand them obviously but it makes watching match vids so much more exciting. I have narrowed it down to about four consistent announcers but need help with their names.<div><br></div><div>I know Nuki and his voice clearly, but the other three I don’t know. From some credits in some vids* I know that Jima and Senaka are two of them. I’ll give links to the three that I don’t know and if somebody could fill me in.</div><div><br></div><div>1st) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE5zFUwfUr0 (Jima?)**</div><div><br></div><div>2nd) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06wZX8plTLo (???)</div><div><br></div><div>3rd) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmLB3LOtapE (Senaka?)</div><div><br></div><div>4th) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0fVDumbtgc (Nuki)</div><div><br></div><div>Also, sometimes KSK, KokuJin, and Raoh do commenting but never as much as these guys.<br></div><div><br></div><div>*Note that these are totally random vids chosen just to highlight announcers. </div><div><br></div><div>**LOL at 3:54 “Pieeeeeeeerruu!”</div>


#2

So apparently I can’t edit posts anymore with the new layout. But the announcer names (or my guess) are on the bottom right of the embedded videos.


#3

First video: Definitely Senaka.<div><br></div><div>Second video: Xiao and Raoh are in the beginning, but the main commentary is the same guy who does 3S SBO every year.</div><div><br></div><div>Third video: Most likely Senaka again, but could also be Tokido.</div><div><br></div><div>Fourth video: Nuki and Kokujin.</div>


#4

<font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>btw, Nuki and Kokujin are both my favorite announcers, but I also appreciate Senaka because of this:</span></font><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sffGw94UJk</span></font><br></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Random facts:</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Senaka talks shit on Pierre nearly the entire time. Kokujin is also the one going “EYYY” because Pierre beat him that Ranbat. </span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>After RX killed Pierre the first match, Senaka goes “Ahhh Pieeeeeeerre…Pierreeeee…hey Pierre, wanna switch?”</span></font></div>


#5

Hey thanks for your awesome reply and also for sharing that clip (with inside joke). I really appreciate it.<div><br></div><div>BTW do you know the name of the usual SBO guy? Is he just a full-time announcer or is he a player, too?</div><div><br></div><div>And what about Jima? I’m pretty sure Jima sounds similar to Senaka (although he does sound pretty unique himself) but has his own persona as well.</div>


#6

I just feel like besides Senaka, the SBO guy, and Nuki, there is another guy that announces pretty often. I can’t really put my finger on it, though…


#7

aku check your messages.


#8

I never even knew that Jima commentated. lol<div><br></div><div>I’m not sure about the SBO commentator’s name, but Mr. Matsuda did do commentary a couple of times.</div>


#9

In recent Danisen and Touzaisen events, Tokura, Tominaga, Kuni and Taihei have taken turns commentating. Xiao, Vanao and Pierrot get on the mic too sometimes, as does YOU Remy.


#10

I thought Mr Matsuda always did SBO commentary??


#11

So we’ve established that there are four consistent announcers (at least in the past, I haven’t been keeping up for 2-3 years).

Senaka
Unnamed SBO Announcer*
Mr Matsuda
Nuki/Kokujin

The reason I single these out is because they usually announce at major events and/or frequently at smaller events. As for a favorite… I haven’t decided yet, lol.

*He is the same guy who comments on the grand finals of Co-Op Cup 2013. Usually wears dark glasses but during the Cup he doesn’t have them on.


#12

the guy with the sort of high pitched voice who has done some tournaments sounds cool. i think he was the heavy guy with the tuque and long hair at coop cup this year. iirc he said a few things between matches but didn’t do any commentating.<br><br>wait nvm<br>


#13

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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/4897/pherai">pherai</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>I thought Mr Matsuda always did SBO commentary??</div>
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Is that really Mr. Matsuda? I thought it was the guy with the long hair.


#14

Nuki. Something about watching a blurry 3S video and having to immediately lower the volume on my speakers before they get blown out somehow makes the 3S experience complete. <div><br></div><div>And that guy gets hype as fuck when he commentates. </div>


#15

I like how whenever TheShend uploads a East vs West War vid, people in the comments will always mistake Tokura’s voice for Nuki’s. :C

As for the US, there is only one TRUE 3S announcer. I think there’s also a French announcer that’s super hype–I forgot his name though, I think it’s PiuPiu or something similar.<br>


#16

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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/3079/aku">aku</a> said:</div>
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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/4897/pherai">pherai</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>I thought Mr Matsuda always did SBO commentary??</div>
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Is that really Mr. Matsuda? I thought it was the guy with the long hair.</div>
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I thought Mr Matsuda <i>was</i> the guy with long hair lol<br>


#17

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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/4897/pherai">pherai</a> said:</div>
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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/3079/aku">aku</a> said:</div>
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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/4897/pherai">pherai</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>I thought Mr Matsuda always did SBO commentary??</div>
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Is that really Mr. Matsuda? I thought it was the guy with the long hair.</div>
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I thought Mr Matsuda <i>was</i> the guy with long hair lol<br></div>
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<br><div>Ohh okay. I’ve always heard Mr. Matsuda is that same guy with the long hair as well.</div><div><br></div><div>Actually, from all the 3S SBO videos I’ve seen, Mr. Matsuda has only done SBO2005 and I guess part of 2006. The portly guy with the goatee, short hair and glasses is the one who did all the other years.</div><div><br></div><div>He might be a player though, considering he’s able to call 3S matches better than even certain top players.</div>


#18

If you watch the SBO '09 finals (I won’t link it but it’s Inoue Japan VS Peach Power Boss) at the beginning you can see the “SBO Guy” and hear his voice throughout. My guess is that he’s an Arcadia employee and just general 3S enthusiast. I’m probably wrong.<div><br></div><div>That being said, when it’s not him or Mr Matsuda (based on his voice), there is a THIRD SBO announcer. Check out the vids for SBO '08 finals (again, won’t link but it’s Inoue Japan VS Champion Road) you can hear a different guy. I know for sure that he IS NOT Nuki, Senaka, Mr Matsuda, or KokuJin.</div><div><br></div><div>PS: I was wrong on the Grand Finals of Co-Op being the SBO guy it’s actually Mr Matsuda. (Assuming that we are not mixing up Mr Matsuda with the SBO guy lol)</div>


#19

Rockefeller is a good announcer…just sayin…