Pleease? I’m already a criminal, what with all the hacking. Besides, as long as I’m with you, Gentle… I’ll be happy no matter what happens.Manami Aiba to Gentle Criminal in “Unbeknownst”
To carve my name in history, for future generations! So that going forward, someone out there… will give a moment’s thought to the way I lived, and aspire to it. And this dream is no longer mine alone. Today marks my first step towards true infamy. My dream would be trifling indeed if your words could move me to abandon my course! As you are a U.A. student… I assume you can comprehend… my penchant to dream.Danjuro Tobita explaining his goals to Izuku Midoriya in “School Festival Start!!”
Manami is a loyal fan and admirer of Danjuro Tobita, making sure to record his acts to subsequently post them online, following Danjuro’s instructions to interrupt a stream if needed. Despite knowing about his strength and abilities, Manami becomes worried if Danjuro finds himself in potential danger. Manami is in love with Danjuro, as shown through her Quirk, Love, as well as her undying admiration for him. Having been grateful for Danjuro taking her in and accepting her, Manami is willing to help him no matter what. She also showed to be angry with Danjuro’s lack of recognition, as well as angry at the Hero Killer: Stain for having robbed his spotlight with a video of his backstory.
When Manami was a younger girl, she professed her love to a different boy, telling him that she was completely smitten. She seems to fall in love quite freely and when she does, quite deeply. Unfortunately, this also made her sensitive to rejection, as seen by when her crush rejected her letter and even badmouthed her as a stalker. This caused Manami to fall into a deep depression where she became a withdrawn shut-in and even seemed to consider ending her own life. Upon seeing Danjuro’s videos however, her hope and energy were both fully restored, with Manami willing to help and accompany him even with the acts of doing so making her a criminal as well.
Befitting his alias, Danjuro is a polite and well-mannered person, even while committing villainous acts. He manipulates the way he wants his crimes to play out and is not afraid of facing multiple heroes, showing an unusual amount of calmness and confidence. His mannerisms may also seem slightly over-the-top and eccentric. One of his more common theatrics is to pour coffee or tea into a cup while holding the kettle way over his head and spilling it everywhere.
Although he means well and lacks hostility, Danjuro is shown to lack insight behind his decisions and actions. This was first demonstrated when he hindered a Pro Hero saving someone despite having good intentions. Other cases are how his videos cause more discomfort instead of the inspiration he desires, not understanding the consequences he would’ve truly brought to U.A. High School by sneaking into their Culture Festival, and how he was unable to stop speaking to Izuku Midoriya when they first met, which accidentally exposed his identity. This also demonstrates his incapability to voice a sound argument behind his intentions like his conversation with his life counselor in high school, his failed attempt to persuade Izuku to let him sneak into the Culture Festival, and how he was unable to fool Hound Dog when he turned himself over to protect La Brava.
Danjuro has little to no interest in money or objects of value. Instead, he chases after fame and reputation, which he tries to achieve through video recordings of his criminal acts. He claims that his ultimate goal is to write his name in history and inspire others who view his actions, and is obsessed with achieving it, as he fears to fade into obscurity after his death. He is admittedly very selfish and claims to not being afraid of trampling on the dreams of others as long as it furthers his own; however, he does have a soft spot for his fan and crime partner La Brava and is capable of being self-sacrificing for her sake. Even more, upon finally being arrested, it was shown that deep down he still desired to be a hero, weeping with joy to hear someone say he could still turn his life around to reach his original goal.
The “Legendary Pack”, which will launch alongside Ultimate Showdown on June 1, will add alternate skins for every character on the roster, replicating the classic “Virtua” look that took the arcade scene by storm back in 1993. While this turns back the clock for classic characters such as Pai, Wolf, and Sarah, it’s going to be fun to retroactively see latter-day fighters such as Vanessa, El Blaze, and Eileen recreated in beautiful, box-headed glory.
In addition to the retro skins, the Legendary pack will also include a “Classic” U.I., which replaces the redesigned health bars and on-screen prompts with those of the original release. The Legendary Pack will retail for around $10. It bears repeating that Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown will also be part of June’s PlayStation Plus offerings. Once the title leaves PS+. it will retail for $30, which includes the Legendary Pack.
“I can’t answer, but there is one thing I can say. Tekken 7 has gone on long enough,” said Harada in response.
If we were to take that statement at face value, that certainly sounds like Bandai Namco is moving on from the game though that may not end up being the case after all.
Harada goes on to tell the story about how Tekken 7 was originally planned to only receive two seasons of content. Sales were so strong, however, that they decided to keep asking the company to make more.
“Well, this has been going on for a very long time,” said Harada. “It’s really profitable even after the second year. Considering the development cost, the profit is massive. We recovered all of that development cost in the first two months of sales.”
It’s definitely easy to see that creating characters in an already established game system is way simpler and cheaper to make compared to something brand new, which fighting game and pretty much all developers have shifted towards this past console generation.
The face of Tekken’s dev team doesn’t say whether he’s asked Bandai Namco to make a Season 5 for Tekken 7, but does pretty much imply that he could make it happen if that’s what they want to do.
“If I asked the president if I can make the next one, he definitely couldn’t say ‘no’ to me,” said Harada.
Bandai Namco appears to be gearing up to answer that question in some fashion, as they’ve been teasing a Tekken-related announcement in a series of tweets that points to a reveal coming this weekend.
Starting on Wednesday, May 19, Bandai Namco’s eSports account began posting short clips with the number “3”.
This led some fans to speculate that something like Tekken Tag Tournament 3 may be en route, but it just looks to be a countdown considering they posted another yesterday with the number two.
The most likely outcome of said countdown is that the publisher is planning to reveal the next season of the Tekken World Tour, especially since all of the clips were from previous tournament events.
Judging by the countdown of days, Bandai Namco will probably be making the announcement tomorrow, May 22, evening.
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Blazing Strike is a retro style pixel art based 2D fighter inspired by arcade fighters from the golden days, like Super SF 2 Turbo, SF 3 3rd Strike, CVS series, KOF series, Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Dark Stalkers, so on and so on. While capturing many of the classic fighting game mechanics to the game, Blazing Strike also brings a unique game system, which introduces a number of new and unique set of game mechanics. Blazing Strike aspires to make fighting game enjoyable for all gamers regardless of their experience in the fighting game genre. Let’s bring back the nostalgia from the 90s and make it fun to
Ralf is a hot-blooded guy that only cares for action, being the counterpart of Clark in many ways. Although he doesn’t always show it, he experienced his share of losses from war and will drown his sorrows away with a drink. He is especially protective of any new recruits that come under his command, and will try his best to care for them, especially Leona, whom he seems to show feelings for. This can be particularly seen in the ending of KoF ’97 where Ralf gives his bandanna to her, as well as in KOF: Maximum Impact 2 and KoF XII, referring to her as ‘princess’ when winning against her and in his profile. He also cares for Whip, seeing her as like a kid sister to him.
Ralf, and his fellow agent (and good friend), Clark Still, started out as palette swap characters in Ikari Warriors. In KoF ’94, Ralf and Clark were very similar in looks and move repertoire, but by 1995, Clark got a newer stance and win pose, while Ralf retained his old ones. In every new instalment of the KoF series, Clark seems to be further and further differing from Ralf; while Clark is a powerful grappler, Ralf is more of a power player, making use of some very efficient long-range attacks. Both characters were redesigned in KoF ’99. He is also a playable character in Metal Slug 6, where he has the ability to use his punch to knock out vehicles and can survive up to two shots.
Clark Still, also mistakenly known as Clark Steel in some translations, is a character from the Ikari Warriors, Metal Slug and The King of Fighters video game series. In Gamest’s 1997 Heroes Collection, Clark was voted as the staff’s twenty-seventh favorite character. He shared the spot with Kizuna Encounter character, Kim Sue Il.
In contrast to the rowdy and outgoing Ralf, Clark is taciturn and rarely displays much emotion. However, a melancholic streak is hinted at, and his loyalty towards his comrades is never questioned. He is known to sometimes make fun of Ralf’s stubbornness and serious nature.
Clark is part of the Ikari Warriors mercenary agency who is currently under the orders of Commander Heidern and Colonel Ralf Jones. He was formerly a spy before he entered their service. Clark is known for being a focused and loyal soldier who specializes in gathering information for their missions. He apparently wears his sunglasses to hide a scar in the middle of his forehead; it was caused by Ralf who was carelessly playing with his knives at the time.
Kyojuro is a young adult of tall stature and athletic build. He has long bright yellow hair with red streaks with two shoulder-length bangs and two chin-length bangs on the side of his head, black forked eyebrows, and golden eyes that fade to red with white pupils.
Kyojuro wears a paler brown version of the regular Demon Slayer uniform, which consists of a brown gakuran jacket, a white belt around his waist and hakama pants. Over this, he wears a haori with a white-yellow gradient pattern and red flame-like ridges at the end that his father Shinjuro once worn and more than likely his father worn when they were the Flame Hashira respectively. Finally, he wears red tabi socks with yellow flames erupting from the bottom-up, with a pair of white zōri with red straps.
Kyojuro is greatly enthusiastic in regard to his duties as a Hashira, and often came across as cheerfully eccentric. He is amiable, pure of heart and boasted extraordinary technique and swordsmanship stemming from strict practice and discipline. He is an honorable warrior who adhered to his code of morals and principles that was instilled into him by his mother at a young age—the most significant being his belief that those who were born strong have a duty to protect the weak.
Leona is a reticent individual who has trouble expressing herself outside of combat or a mission. Due to her past, she often keeps her emotions in check as she is afraid of losing control and hurting her friends because of her Orochi blood.
Aside from Ralf, Whip, Clark and Commander Heidern, Leona does not talk to anyone. She often feels lonely, but is comforted with the new family she has found with the Ikari mercenaries. Ever since the attempted suicide, Leona resolves to take control of her own Orochi blood, using it only when the situation calls for it, something that she tells her opponents in her own pre-fight dialogues.
She shares several moves with her adoptive father, Heidern, and she also seems to emulate Ralf’s moves. For example; her CD/Blowback attack is almost akin to Ralf’s. Also as the games progress, her moves seem to become more explosive much like Ralf’s and her style of running changing from being like Heidern’s to like Ralf’s, but at the same time still maintaining her more agile techniques taught by Heidern; unlike Heidern however, she has more apparent differences in her techniques via extra variations that focus more on speed and acrobatics.
Being the daughter of Gaidel, she utilizes some slashing claw-like moves later refined by her adoptive father’s fighting style. However, she does not possess power over water like her father does, possibly due to her prior trauma stunting her abilities for a time.
The V-shaped slashmarks that appear at the end of her V-Slasher DM and SDM are an homage to Choudenji Machine Voltes V—the titular giant robot had an attack in which it made a V-shaped slash through the enemy, leaving a glowing V for a few dramatic moments before it is destroyed.
Her Rebel Spark Desperation Move and Super Desperation Move where she plants an explosive on her opponent then moving away from the opponent while making a pose, is actually a homage to Kamen Rider Black RX—a Japanese tokusatsu show where the hero impaled his enemy with his sword, Revolcane, and proceed to do the same pose as sparks came out from his opponent’s belly and eventually exploded.
Also, her jumping CD/Blowback attack resembles Kamen Rider Black’s version of the Rider Kick, owing to the sudden, unexplained glow of reddish energy around her foot, and being performed while in the air. Another Sentai homage includes her exploding earrings (Himitsu Sentai Goranger).
The air throw she shares with Heidern (Heidern/Leona Inferno) takes its name and appearance from Kinnikuman Zebra ‘s “Muscle Inferno” attack in Kinnikuman.