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Re: Attempting at the Arcade Capsule toys

I know the sneaking is easy, but If it will give me more n more yen, then I'll sure as hell keep failing. I usually finish the game by December 27th, so I'm gonna try and get into January/February. Plus more yen = more time to feed my capsule collection addiction
If my memory still serves me correctly, Ryo will get 500 yen per day while he keeps failing. But, he still needs to commute to the harbor, and 160 yen x 2 per day will be deducted accordingly. So, you'll make 180 yen per day after all.

Anyway, if you try that, be sure to see Shenhua's warning dream on the March 31st night and enjoy viewing cherry blossom in Hazuki yard in April. The bad ending occurs on April 15th.
by Kiyuu
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:52 am
 
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Re: Zhu Yuanda/ Yuanda Zhu

Spokane wrote:Its just the way they speak differently, Japanese people say the last name first and in China its reverse.

Family name comes first both in Japan and China. Apparently, they changed the order for the western gamers' sake, while the order stays the same in the Japanese version.
by Kiyuu
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:43 am
 
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Re: Thousand White meaning

But there is one I don't quite get. Thousand White Quarter, its the only one who's name I don't get or understand what it means.
In fact, it's written as "白千" in Chinese letters that means "white thousand."
As some of you remember, "white" represents "west" according to the Chinese constellations:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Symbols_(Chinese_constellation)

Thousand White Bldg. is located in the west of the Yellow Head Bldg, as you know. Actually, there're some other names in Kowloon which represent four directions; such as Blue Dragon Garden in the east, Black Heaven Bldg. in the north, etc.

I'm not quite sure why they added "thousand" after "white," but "千" which could mean "numerous" is often used in Chinese, as it somewhat has auspicious connotation.
by Kiyuu
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:01 am
 
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Re: Question about the documentary

Hello guys, i hope you can help me. I remember I saw a long time ago a video where a Chinese martial artist (baijiquan, I guess) talked about his collaboration with Yu Suzuki.... I don't remember if it was part of the Shenmue project or still a research on Virtua Fighter's Akira.
Anybody remember the video and the name of that master? Thanks!
Here's my topic about the TV program:

http://www.shenmuedojo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37549

His name is Wu Lianz h i, as you see there.
by Kiyuu
Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:03 pm
 
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

This doesn't warrant making a topic. A game called "Hell Yeah!" has some new Sega DLC with customizations related to other Sega games.

http://segabits.com/blog/2012/10/24/hell-yeah-dlc-releases-today-adds-shenmue-jet-set-radio-and-more/

50 seconds in you'll see a customizations option with Shenmue selectable. Which appears to be the Dragon mirror.
This does deserve a new topic, I guess. It's not just the Shenmue themed wheel, but they include Ryo Hazuki costume among the selection.

http://hellyeah.sega.jp/dlc.shtml

It's after a long while to see the word "Shenmue" in "SEGA EXPRESS," their weekly online news letter, though they misspelled "Hazuki" in Kanji. :P
by Kiyuu
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:03 pm
 
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Re: Nintendo and Sega discussing the future of Shenmue ?

Wow, guys... Just seen this exciting news on the reddit....
please be true. I'll buy a console for this...

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/12k09o/nintendo_discussing_the_future_of_shenmue_with/

http://i.imgur.com/xllaI.jpg

Do you think there's a chance? :heart:
First of all, the image up there is not taken from any magazine, I'm afraid. Obviously, the Japanese there could not be written by any native speaker of Japanese, or rather, could be written by a machine translator, most likely. Still, it's possible to have been reproduced by someone who was trying kindly to convey the "news" to the fans worldwide.

So, I went out to check the magazine to find out if it really is the reproduction of an article from Brutus. But, unfortunately, I wasn't able to find any article on Shenmue, nor Nintendo, in the current issue of Brutus which was released on Nov. 1st. It could be from a backnumber, but, oh well... :dunno:
by Kiyuu
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:23 am
 
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Re: Nintendo and Sega discussing the future of Shenmue ?

the reddit user "mattew9" was asked what issue this was in and he replied today that it was issue no.741, dated 15/10/12.

Kiyuu looked at a Nov 1st issue, I wonder if that was issue 742, and this is a bi-monthly mag?
Yes, BRUTUS comes out bi-monthly, and it's not really a fashion magazine, though they publish "fashion issue" twice a year. Actually, the one I've checked out was #743 dated Nov. 15, though it hit the shelves on Nov. 1st.

Now, I went back to the book store where they carry some backnumbers as well, and checked out #741 page by page. (It's dated Oct. 15, but actually hit the shelves on Oct. 1st.) The only game name I found in it was "Biohazard 6" in its full-page ad. No Nintendo, no Shenmue, once again...

Or, mattew9/masterG is prolonging this prank even after he's theoretically been busted....there's no way that scan, as Kiyuu pointed out, is completely legitimate, unless it was just an online translation slapped over the real print (which makes no sense).
That's right. It makes no sense at all. If there really is an article in Japanese, how come they bother to translate it into English first and translate it back into Japanese by machine? Did they think no one would notice that is not the original article? :???:
by Kiyuu
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:32 pm
 
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Re: Rare Shenmue II DC video?

Never seen it myself. Vid title says its rare but sometimes people just put then sort of thing to get more views.
That is so-called "Senmue II Demo" which SEGA prepared a little before the actual game's release.
I remember seeing the video at a game store in Akihabara being played repeatedly to PR the game.
Also, SEGA let us rent the disc from a rental video chain for free, and naturally I rented it. ;-)

According to Master Kyodai, it was included in Fighting Vipers 2. Check out this post in another topic:

I think the Shenmue "demo" was only included in the japanese pre-order editions of fighting vipers 2. At least I am pretty sure the normal release did not contain the "demo" any more.

Also the demo is just a 5 minute self running movie, so you are better off watching old shenmue 2 clips on youtube. There was never any playable Shenmue 2 Demo on any system, neither in Japan nor anywhere else.
The duration of the video is less than four minutes, though, as you see on YouTube.
by Kiyuu
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:59 am
 
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Re: Rare Shenmue II DC video?

Take away all this part

?v=6L9sdZ8r-Kg&list=PL5CE4021FE0399209

That's on disc 4 of the retail game
Take away everything after "watch," you mean!? :shock: Well, now I figured out what was wrong. Thank you for your help.

Yes, that's the movie you find on disc 4 of Shenmue II. But, that was revealed at GAME JAM, SEGA's private game show, in April, 2001, five months prior to the release of the game and had a huge impact on us back then. The Dori-Maga GD followed it in June, three months prior to the game release, and it was really a jewel to the fans.

Ah, memories... More than 11 years since then? Wow... :sad:
by Kiyuu
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:58 am
 
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Re: Rare Shenmue II DC video?

Mitsuzuki wrote: Sadly, the vol. 12 disc won't seem to load, although apparently it also has just a video.

I have the disc. Yes, it has just this video:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L9sdZ8r-Kg[/youtube]

Edit: URL fixed.
by Kiyuu
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:05 am
 
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Re: Rare Shenmue II DC video?

This makes me the saddest :( The fact that, even if Shenmue was re-booted, it will never get promoted like it did in Japan back in the day. I wonder if all the marketing and promotional costs were included in the $43 million figure.
When Shenmue was under development, it was advertized as a "seven-billion-yen project," and Yu-san translated the amount as "70 million dollars" in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmXVco0Bkyk
Though I'll never know the exact breakdown, I assume the considerable amount of money was poured into the promotion of the first game. It was really a series of extravagance; having "the Shenmue Premiere" at several locations with free promotional goodies for every attendees, giving away "What's Shenmue VHS," "What's Shenmue demo disc" for SEGA game buyers, lots of TV advertisements, etc. They spent much less for Shenmue II, though.

Kiyuu, did you attend many of these promotional events? Do you think that Shenmue could ever become popular in Japan again? Because despite all of these special events, sales still were not impressive enough :-k
I'm not really a gamer, and didn't play Shenmue until a year later from the release. Soon after I got this unexpected Shenmue fever, Shenmue II was announced. That's when I started watching over Shenmue. I attended "Game Jam" and "AM2 Summer Festival," where Shenmue II was promoted by Yu-san and Shenmue casts themselves. (I also went to "Game Jam II" next year to see Yu-san again.)

Well, it's true there still are some die-hard Shenmue fans in Japan waiting for the sequel, but it couldn't be sure if Shenmue become popular again, if it once was, in Japan. That's why SEGA's management has been reluctant to give a green light, I'm afriad. However, I really don't mind if Shenmue III wouldn't be a smash hit, as long as I can see the ending of the saga. All we need is a miracle here?
by Kiyuu
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:51 pm
 
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Re: Madame Butterfly the opera

There's a Hollywood movie inspired by Madame Butterfly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Geisha

Enjoy watching Shirley MacLaine playing a Madame-Butterfly candidate if you are interested.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCNhONF1lHI[/youtube]
by Kiyuu
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:03 am
 
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Re: Rare Shenmue II DC video?

Don't give up hopes for a miracle. Tech has advanced every day since. So much pioneer work in Shenmue, sure SEGA licensed the CRI middleware for sound and video compression, but from todays view it is crazily expensive and time and resource consuming to write everything from scratch, the game engine, music formats and so on. Today you just license a 3D engine and add mp3/WAVE music and that's it. They even had to puzzle and trick a lot to have it fit on 4 GD-ROM. I think every day it gets cheaper and easier to make Shenmue 3.

I had given up hope on Duke nukem a decade ago. And then suddenly a miracle happened . Why not for Shenmue?
I'll never give up hopes, because sometimes a miracle does happen as you just showed. ;-)
by Kiyuu
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:20 am
 
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Re: SHENMUE II CHARACTER DATABASE - ALL 700 CHARACTERS!!

Finally. Congratulations, Miles! =D>
by Kiyuu
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:11 am
 
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Re: Videos of Yuan's original male voice (Japanese version)

In the japanese version. Do they say "he" or is it hust for the voice swap version?
Customarily, Japanese don't use pronouns as often as you do in English. They don't use the word "kare (he)" when they refer to Yuan. They call him "the guy," "that bastard" or just "Yuan."
by Kiyuu
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:54 am
 
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Re: Japanese version of this text

After researching, yes it is sometimes read as ka. So it is in fact I who looks silly. I stand by my point about romanisation though.
Yes, it's true that there're some versions in Romanization. But, what I had corrected there wasn't the matter of Romanization, as I used exactly the same version. Have you listened to how Shenhua read the verse in the YouTube video? As you've finally found, "kare" should have been "ka" there, so are other words. "Tōtsu" may have confused you, but Shenhua says "totsu" with a short vowel, not with a long vowel as he spelled. It's different in hiragana, "とおつ" vs "とつ" and not the matter of Romanization here, either.

Believe me I was doing alright in Kanji reading at elementary school, though my English do (and will) have lots of problems.
Remember that there's a long way to go to master a foreign language. Roma(nization) wasn't built in a day, you know? ;-)
by Kiyuu
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:58 am
 
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Re: Japanese version of this text

I admire your courage to come back and admit your mistake. Welcome to the Dojo!

However, it's a shame that you still don't see my point.

I would still argue that if using Hepburn romanisation method for converting text, you would always transcribe kanji such as 遠つ as tootsu and 紫風 as shifuu (or perhaps even murasakifuu、I'm not too sure)
Did you listen to how Shenhua recites the verse in the video? She never says "tootsu" with a long vowel, but clearly says "totsu" with a short vowel there. It's true that "遠" is usually read as "too" as in "遠い(tooi)." But, there always are some exceptions. This verse is written in a classical style and the wording is pretty different from modern writings. And, remember that we're talking about transcription here. What Shenhua says is what matters. That's how it is read, like it or not.

As for shifuu, I have no objection to your using whichever system to spell it(, though the "murasakifuu" may not be the natural Japanese). In fact, my user name "Kiyuu" has two "u"s for the long vowel, as you see. But, once again, Romanization difference is not the issue here. I just used the same system as the translator used in the previous post.

Well, it's not easy for me to explain this kind of thing in English. So, forgive me if my English doesn't sound correct to you.
by Kiyuu
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:20 pm
 
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Re: Yu Suzuki At Monaco Anime Game Show

2nd part of my videos, the most interesting I believe:

http://youtu.be/8zbEmRLrhJE
Thank you for the videos. I'll summarize what Yu Suzuki said about Shenmue in Japanese as directly as possible. So, forgive me if some part would not sound natural for English.

*He named Virtua Fighter as the most memorable game of all his games, for he had to go through various hardships while making it. And, he added "Shenmue as well" at the end of the answer.

*He admitted that he regrets Shenmue III hasn't been made yet.

*He has no concrete plans for the next generation consoles, but he'd like to do something for them.

*About "the crowd-funding," he plainly said "there's such possibility," showing no particular interest.

*He wants to make Shenmue III for sure, if a good partner is found. He used the same phrase twice; "if circumstances allow." He's glad that French fans are still talking about Shenmue a lot.
by Kiyuu
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:16 am
 
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Re: Yu Suzuki At Monaco Anime Game Show

Hi Shenmue fans !
Let me clarify this for you. After a travel of 1200km made just to meet Yu, I was in Monaco this weekend, where I met Richard ( rdk_nl ) from this board. He filmed me when I asked this question http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p3PjvKA7m0 that was misinterpreted since...

The question was " If Mr. Suzuki ends up being unable to find the financial resources or the good circumstances to develop Shenmue 3, would it be possible to him to decide to finish the story as an Anime in 3D, or even cheaper : as a book ".

His answer was, if I can relate to the translator (really not sure about that) : " Maybe, it's a possibility... Even in that form, I would like to make some more Shenmue ".

2 things :

1. With the conference translation, I still don't know if Yu Suzuki means that "Even in that form...some more Shenmue" means : "If I wanted to do it, I would not make one episode, but a series of anime or books" or "If I chose to release Shenmue on those medias, I would still want to release more Shenmue as a videogame". Maybe one of you japanese speaking fans might translate Yu's answer there, it would be really nice ;-) .

2. I never said anything about a "manga", I spoke about a book (refering in french to the word "romancé" that relates to a novel, a written adaptation of the original script). I hope it's been well translated to Yu Suzuki. It's that french journalist who made the connection between an Anime and a manga book, not me.

Let's hope we'll have something concrete in the near future... Thank you !
Lucky you for having been there. Here's the direct translation of the Q&A in Japanese:

The translator: "Instead of a video game, will there be any chance that you depict the story of Shenmue 3 in other forms, like movie or novel?"

Yu Suzuki: "there will be such possibilities, I think. Even in such forms I want to do something related to Shenmue."
by Kiyuu
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:03 am
 
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Re: Yu Suzuki At Monaco Anime Game Show

This is just a tidbit about Yu Suzuki while he was in Monaco.
According to the following facebook page in Japanese, Yu-san took a tour of Côte d'Azur on March 1st.

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=208376462514654&story_fbid=568956586456638

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af167/Kiyuu/Monaco2013_2.jpg
Yu-san with Go Nagai, a famous animator, and the tour guide

As he wanted to stroll some old village with an ambience that would be suitable for a game, the guide took him to Dolceacqua . He liked the village very much and took a lot of pictures. Some day, we might stroll an old village like this in some video game. ;-)

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af167/Kiyuu/Dolceacqua38_-_Panorama_del_paese_vecchio.jpg
by Kiyuu
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:38 pm
 
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Re: Yu Suzuki At Monaco Anime Game Show

Shendream wrote: Here a video of the complete conference of the Sunday March 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il8bSiWu_CA

Thank you for the video. Now that I can hear the Q&A part clearly, I've fixed the inaudible part in my translation.
by Kiyuu
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:39 am
 
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Re: Yu Suzuki At Monaco Anime Game Show

Here a video of the complete conference of the Sunday March 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il8bSiWu_CA

Thank you for the video. Now that I can hear the Q&A part clearly, I've fixed the inaudible part in my translation.

Can you please add time stamps to the duration of each Shenmue question.
Here's the translation of the Shenmue related Q&A:

21:24-TR: What is the most memorable game to you?
21:29-YS: Every game is memorable to me. But, Virtua Fighter is the most memorable as it was
the hardest game to make, having had to go through various hardships. Shenmue as well.

24:01-TR: Is there any regrets?
24:04-YS: Ah... I hate this (kind of question.) Not having been able to make Shenmue III yet, of course.

24:43-TR: Do you have any plan or project for the next-generation consoles?
24:52-YS: I don't have any concrete plans, but I'd like to do something for them.

25:23-TR: What do you think about using the service like crowd-funding, such as Kickstarter?
25:33-YS: There's such possibility, I think.
(Here, the translator took the liberty of connecting the answer of YS with Shenmue III, and the MC got excited.)
15:47-YS: That was a leading question, wasn't it?

26:06-TR: Perhaps you've already been asked this a lot, but everybody wants to know it. How is Shenmue III
going at the moment?
26:17-YS: I want to make it for sure, if a good partner is found.
26:30-YS: If the circumstances allow, I want to make it.
26:41-TR: Everybody wants to help you in anyway.
26:45-YS: Thank you. Merci beaucoup.

26:51-YS: May I speak a little here? French fans, especially, have been caring about Shenmue a lot and
always ask me about Shenmue III. I'm very glad about it.
27:18-YS: I sincerely want to make it, if circumstances allow.

36:50-TR: Now, there's a rumor that Shenmue I or II will be playable soon by downloading with PSN or Xbox...
37:06-YS: Where is it from?
37:10-TR: Huh? He (the questioner) says so.
37:15-YS: Well, I don't get it. Every year a rumor says Shenmue III is coming. I wonder who is making it.

42:24-TR: Do you have a plan to make Shenmue HD?
42:50-YS: The license of Shenmue I and II belongs to SEGA. Now that I've left SEGA, it's not my decision,
but SEGA's, to remake and sell them like that. It'd be possible for SEGA, I guess.
43:27-YS: I could make anything related to Shenmue series, though, by getting the license from SEGA,
if they say OK.

45:10-TR: Instead of a video game, will there be any chance that you depict the story of Shenmue 3
in other forms, like movie or novel?
45:24-YS: There will be such possibilities, I think. Even in such forms I want to do something related to Shenmue.
by Kiyuu
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:00 am
 
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Re: Concept artist

It may have already been asked before but I couldn't find the thread.... who drew the sketches and concept art for Shenmue and Shenmue II? I used to know his name but I forgot.... :| #-o
If you mean this kind of sketches and drawings, it's Kenji Miyawaki who is credited as "2D Graphics Design Supervisor" and "2D Graphics Character Designer." He also did the Shenmue II side story comics .

http://www.shenmuedojo.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_Ryo.jpg http://www.shenmuedojo.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/SHE_05.JPG
by Kiyuu
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:59 am
 
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Re: Toshihiro Nagoshi asked about Shenmue?

Ziming wrote: They asked Toshihiro Nagoshi something about Shenmue after the 8 minute mark in this video Q&A. Anyone here translate what was said?

Nagoshi says he would never produce Shenmue.
by Kiyuu
Mon May 27, 2013 1:12 pm
 
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Re: So how does Ryo get to Bailu Village?

A hidden cut scene found by LanDC indicates that after leaving the Stone Pit, Ryo and Shenhua return to her house and sleep there before presumably going to the village the next morning
Sorry to bump this really old topic, but I REALLY want to know if this cutscene is available anywhere. I would love to see it.
He means this scene, I guess:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI3PW_cZD_k
by Kiyuu
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:41 am
 
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Re: What is the name of the song that plays when...

I wonder if i can find the music played after you hold for have a ticket from asia travel agency, the nigh when nozomi takes to your house flowers... i love it :D
Here's the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPga-FaCwjw

This is the scene by the way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYfRJxeEOPo
by Kiyuu
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:08 am
 
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Re: Possible links with Ziming, Lan Di, Sunming Zhao, Iwao?

I don't know whether it has been mentioned before but Bajiquan the martial art partially practiced by the Hazuki family (incorporate moves from Bajiquan as well as jujitsu) and also is the martial art practiced by Ziming/Xiuying. It might interesting for people to know that Bajiquan originates from Mengcun---ring any bells :) ? also Piguazhang is also from the same province (Hebei)... just thought it might be interesting for people to know that! And any information people might have to add..
Bajiquan is featured in Shenmue, as the motion actor and the martial arts adviser, Tetsuya Hattori , is a Bajiquan Master. Naturally, he often visits Meng Cun, the homeland of Bajiquan, and meets Master Wu . And, Yu Suzuki visited the town, too in 1994. We've talked about the connection between Shenmue and Bajiquan/Meng Cun repeatedly. A few of them are:

http://www.shenmuedojo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16679&p=407951#p407951

http://www.shenmuedojo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=32037

http://www.shenmuedojo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37549

Welcome to the Dojo, btw!
by Kiyuu
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:22 am
 
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Re: Network Jungle Demo found?

Also, though slightly off topic from this, I found a page from a magazine that seemed to cover Shenmue's appearance at the event. They have a little feature on the as of yet unseen characters shown off at the Shenmue The Movie premiere, maybe Kiyuu can translate and see if they say anything of importance?
Nothing of importance there. It just says "Are these new characters? I wonder who they are, who look totally different from the main characters. Seemingly Chinese style..."
by Kiyuu
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:20 pm
 
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Re: Yu Suzuki revisits Shenmue in GDC 2014

Ziming wrote: We have to get someone representing Shenmue Dojo into this postmortem event. Seriously.

Alimn may be still living in San Francisco. He would never miss the opportunity.
by Kiyuu
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:50 pm
 
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Re: Ever see the NPC at the harbor with strange device on mo

yep, thats it. i have never seen something like that before. i suppose it one of those things that is more common in the east. mopeds are also more popular there so makes sense.

so its a device for stabilising the storage box . interesting. does it have a name?

maybe i will try to upload an picture of it at some point, but it wont be good quality. if someone else wants to then feel free. thanks guys
That device is called "demae-ki," that means "delivery machine/device." You can buy one, if you're interested. ;-)

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/B002L5G5HY/ref=dp_change_lang?ie=UTF8&language=en_JP

The big springs are shock absorbers which prevent soup from spilling while delivering soup noodles, like soba or ramen. Certain noodles are delivered in bowls filled with soup in Japan, so they need such device.
by Kiyuu
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:10 am
 
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Re: Chi you men boss of the bosses??

just to be clearer what i am asking is:

are there 4 main bosses - north (tentei), south (niao sun) east (Lan di) and west (ziming)

or

is tentei seperate from the compass direction bosses (5 overall bosses) leaving northern boss as complete mystery apart from the his silhouete in that one image released by dev team.
Apparently, Tentei, the Emperor of Heaven, is not one of the Four leaders. There seems to be some variations in Chinese mythology, but you can get a rough idea from this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Symbols_(China)

Tentei is the Yellow Dragon of the Center. Remember the Yellow Head building in Kowloon is surrounded by the other four "compass direction" buildings.
by Kiyuu
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:28 am
 
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Re: Chi you men boss of the bosses??

Thanks for further info on the four symbols, Kiyuu. I didn't know yet that the center is a yellow dragon and that even that matches up with the building in Kowloon. But yeah, Tentei is definately the boss above the other four bosses and I'm sure that's what Yu Suzuki ment with his gesture.
You're quite welcome!

We've talked about Tentei repeatedly in the past, just like you see in the following topic:

http://www.shenmuedojo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15095
by Kiyuu
Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:43 am
 
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Re: Chi you men boss of the bosses??

thanks for the clarification kiyuu.
It's my pleasure! :D

i have another question but again i don't want to start a new topic- maybe you could help me since you know japanese.

not sure whether its ever been discussed, its regarding the bad ending of shen 2

in the english subtitled version lan di says to shenhua ' i will take your power for the CHIYOUMEN'
but in the english spoken version land di says ' i will take your power for the CHIYOU'

wonder if it was a translation error.

i suppose chiyou makes more sense since we know that its a some kind of supernatural entity. but then again the chiyoumen leaders (at least some of them) might have minor supernatural powers.

some might see this as only minor importance, since to empower the chiyou is equivalent of empowering the chiyoumen. anyway a clarification would be great.
Lan Di clearly says "Shiyuu" in Japanese, which means Chiyou, not Chiyoumen. Translation error, most likely.
by Kiyuu
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:24 am
 
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Re: Say Hello to Mr. Yukawa at Takara Sushi!!

Now I'm at the day after Nozomi called Ryo out on the phone, it's past 11 and I go to the Yokosuka Bar with both figures of him but he isn't there... What's wrong here?
You can meet Mr. Yukawa in the bar on the next day after the "Nozomi's Confession" at the park. And, that will not happen on Disc one. Good luck!
by Kiyuu
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:32 am
 
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Re: Say Hello to Mr. Yukawa at Takara Sushi!!

@Kiyuu: I'm at that very day, that's what I meant to say. The day automatically ends after the scene with Nozomi so it has to be the next day anyway. But I'm confused. NOT on Disc 1? But the Nozomi scene can only happen on that disc, after you've translated the letter. Wait! Does that mean you have to quickly get to the harbor the same day and then go into the Bar that night?

If I undestand this correctly now, you can spot him during the first step of the "friends come over" scene and then if you go into the Yokosuka Bar again after 11 pm once more. But only if you go to the harbor the same day you translate the letter?
"Nozomi's confession" can be triggered on Disc 2 all right. Now I don't remember how I did it exactly, but you don't need to rush like that. Why don't you go to the harbor and come back without entering the Warehouse No. 8? Then, wait for the call from Nozomi and enjoy the date. It's fun to see Goro helping you sneak into the Warehouse when you go back to the harbor on the next day. Then, come back without trying to sneak into the Old Warehouse No. 8, and go to the Bar after 11 pm. I hope this will work.
by Kiyuu
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:17 pm
 
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Re: What are the odds of winning the radio?

First of all, I'm lucky if I even get a winning can, let alone the first prize. Hell, most of the time I don't even get a capsule toy!

So...to answer the question in the title, what would you say roughly? 1000/1? 10,000/1? More? Or am I just really unlucky? Oh and I must say thanks to BlueMue, I found your video on yt (the one where Ryo wins the radio) so at least that's some consolation . ;-)
One of Japanese guides says the odds of winning the radio-cassette player are 1/100.
by Kiyuu
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:40 am
 
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Re: Ren, killed by Ryo's hands?

well done for matching the statue with the one from akira/pai's stage in virtua fighter 2. does anyone know what it is? seems that it must be quite a significant object to depict it.
Apparently, that's the Iron Lion Statue in Cangzhou.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af167/Kiyuu/DSC03915.jpg

I found this image in the website of Tetsuya Hattori, the martial-art actor/advisor of Shenmue.
This picture was taken with his Bajiquan master Wu Lianzhi when he visited Meng Cun.

http://www.kaimonkensha.com/kiroku/0712mouson/04.html

You can learn more about the statue from the Wiki page here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cangzhou
by Kiyuu
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:50 am
 
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Re: Yokosuka Photo Tour

1. Is that real life house actually based on Ryo's home?, because it looks almost exactly the same.

2. Who currently lives in that home, someone famous, or some normal guy, because I wonder what he thinks that his home is accurately modeled in a video game.

3. Did Yu Suzuki know the guy living in that house at the time to recreate it, or he just randomly chose a house to put in his game without permission? lol
You mean that dojo-look-alike building by "that real life house," don't you?
Actually, that is an average temple that you can find almost anywhere in Japan. Apparently, it's not really a residence, but the main sanctuary of a temple where the priest(s) perform(s) sutra services. That entrance, too, is an average gate of a temple. Remember that Hazuki residence once was a temple.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af167/Kiyuu/hondou.jpg

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af167/Kiyuu/hondoushomen.jpg
by Kiyuu
Mon May 19, 2014 12:43 am
 
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Re: Yokosuka Photo Tour

[...] Remember that Hazuki residence once was a temple. [...]
I never knew that. Where that information can be found originally?
Once you were able to access the huge database of Shenmue Passport while you were online.

http://guidesarchive.ign.com/guides/14499/passport.html

In the "Shenmue World" section, you were able to view the detailed description of every place in Shenmue.
And, the Japanese official guides cover most of the data, though I'm not sure about the English guides.
by Kiyuu
Tue May 20, 2014 1:40 pm
 
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Re: Yokosuka Photo Tour

What was the story of the old guy that sits in the kids play area and smokes cigarettes? He always struck me as a haunted soul.
You can meet two old men in Suzume Park. The one who is smoking is Liu Gong Hui, father of the owner of Liu Barber & Hair Salon. Check out his profile in this page:

http://shenmuedojo.net/new/games/s1characters_dobuita.html

The other guy is not smoking, but more spooky. Do you mean this one, maybe? His name is Lin Xiang Xuan. Find his profile here:

http://shenmuedojo.net/new/games/s1characters_dobuitano.html
by Kiyuu
Wed May 21, 2014 10:46 pm
 
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Re: Random Shenmue Thoughts

[By the way, does anyone know how to do this? This video seems to explain how, but it's in Japanese, too...]

I've tried to explain how to do it in this topic:

http://www.shenmuedojo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=29962&start=15

It's really hard to explain. Though the links there are all dead now, you have the YouTube video to watch. Hope you can trigger it.
by Kiyuu
Sat May 24, 2014 1:03 am
 
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Re: Yokosuka Photo Tour

Well then my question still pertains to that residence since the set up is all to alike if you count how it features a dojo and all.
Do you realize those pictures are a compilation of random pictures found on the web? Read what the topic creator says once again:

I've collected them from Panaramio, the website used in this feature, and arranged them in a similar way as presented in the game. The captions I use are my own interpretation of what it looks like and not necessarily what it actually is.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to identify the Dojo-look-alike temple in the first picture. But, the building in the 2nd and the 3rd picture was identified. It's called Kaisyun-in, again not a residence, but a temple. See the wooden box on the top of the stairs. That's a "saisen-bako (offertory box)" for the worship-visitors.
Also, the gate belongs to another temple, Seirai-an. Both Kaisyun-in and Seirai-an are surrounding Kenchoji , one of the most famous temples in Japan. They are scattered in huge remote area.
Anyway, there's no picture of a "residence" in the compilation, other than the plain small houses along the streets.
by Kiyuu
Tue May 27, 2014 3:40 pm
 
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