Category: Interview

Interview with Japanese great, Aniken

Japanese Ken master, Aniken, took the time to answer some questions from Philcito.  Philcito was kind enough to let us host the interview on the STR site.  Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“Your younger brother is well known as the best Chun-Li player in the world. Do you train with him often? What is your routine?”

“My brother has always been, and will always be, my greatest rival. We’ll be honest and point out each other’s weaknesses and train on a daily basis. We wanted to get stronger and stronger and beat other players.”
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Interview with Riz0ne

Riz0ne, who is best known in ST circles for qualifying for SBO in 2011 and for placing top 8 at TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS last year, took the time to answer some questions in this informative interview.  He talks about ToL, his experience with ST in Japan and more.  Here’s an except from the interview:
I have this philosophy that players use characters who best resemble them. NH2 uses Blanka because his history is as mysterious as Jimmy’s. Damdai is a programmer, so his method of style is very zeroes-and-ones (you fireball, I jump. you jump, I shoryuken. I safe jump and install OS). So I use Dictator because (besides being a crime boss) nothing he does is safe and everything is improvisation. For example, often times the trajectory of the devil’s reverse is unpredictable. Once initiated you have to commit to what you’ll do in a very short period of time. Empty devil’s reverse into super, empty DR -> C. MK xx Scissors, DR -> retreat because of Jump in or FIreball, etc. Maybe that’s what my life is like–spontaneous commitment by means of making very quick decisions.
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Interview with Kusumondo

Kusumondo talks about a variety of topics from X-Mania Europe, what he loves about ST, HDR, who he wants to face in ToL and more.

Big thank you to Kusumondo for taking the time to do this interview. Thank you to @CrasherJ for the super fast translation job!

Interview with Damdai

With TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS and EVO just around the corner, here is an interview with Damdai, who is one of the favorites and is also involved in the big high-stakes money match with AfroLegends.

Interview with Jason “Shirts” de Heras

We were fortunate enough to catch up with Jason “Shirts” de Heras recently. The old school legend talks about Dhalsim, his many battles with top ST players over the years and the upcoming TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS.
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