Kyushu Arcades: Fukuoka: Tenjin Taito Station

I figured if I’m going to start this I might as well start it with the “big dog” so to speak. Right in Tenjin area of Fukuoka city (the heart of the city) lies, Tenjin Taito Station. How fitting that within the heart of the city lays the heart of the Fukuoka and by extension, the Kyushu scene. Tenjin Taito Station (or “Tentai”) is the spot for Fukuoka’s fighting game (arcade) scene. While other arcades do well this is without a doubt the place where the best players gather on a regular basis.  Tentai is located right in the center of Tenjin. Less than 5 minutes from both the Fukuoka City subway Tenjin stop and the Nishitetsu Tenjin stop.

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Sasaki Taito Station Arcade Footage

Top Cody player stopped by Fukuoka’s Taito Station and in the process battled out with a few strong players in the area including, Darui who is the #1 ranked player in Kanagawa and Oitajin who is the #9 ranked player in Fukuoka and also a couple Chrono Phantasma videos featuring Bullet and Ragna. Link to playlists after the jump…

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UPDATED: 2nd Blazblue Chrono Phantasma Location Test @ Fukuoka Taito Station

So I haven’t been to the arcade really in over a month because I started a part time job on top of my full time one. So I randomly decided to stop by Taito and found out that there has been a location test for the new Blazblue running there since last Wednesday and it will end this Wednesday.

So I managed to get few videos before my phone died. One of the highlights is that the Bullet player is actually Shingo, a Fukuoka player who tied for 3rd place at SBO in P4U. More videos after the jump…

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UNiB: Gordeau movelist description

I decided that I need to put more effort into translating things, so I decided to start with the move list for Under Night In-birth. I’m not promising that I’ll get through the entire cast but at the very least I wanted to get through the character I main at the moment. Feel free to use this wherever you want, just mention where you got it. Despite the fact that I do speak Japanese (well enough, anyway) I’m actually unfamiliar with a lot of Japanese fighting game jargon so bear with the translations. I haven’t actually finished every minor detail but all the moves are there. Continue reading

What’s this all about?

The idea for this came about when two (foreign) guys who were living in Japan and loved fighting games decided that despite the fact that top players from the west occasionally visit Japan, the west doesn’t really have a clue about the Japanese scene outside of major areas like Tokyo or Osaka (and even then they still don’t know THAT much). So they decided to help shed some light on the scene in (poorly written and spoken) English.

Not that the two of us are experts on Japan or godlike fighting game players (far from it) or anything like that. But what we do have is experience with living in what we’d consider to be the strongest fighting game scene in the world. So if you’re interested in learning a bit more about what goes on around here then stick around.

Also, I say “we” because it was two of us who originally came up with the idea but I (Digital Masta) am sort of the main driving force behind all this stuff so majority of the time it will be me who you’ll be hearing from.

And if you’re wondering why the name is “Kyushu FGC” it’s because that’s where we live. The lovely southern island of Kyushu. Go check out Wikipedia if you wish to know a little more about it.