Watch Tanukana and Yuyu battle in Daigo Umehara’s Kemonomichi 2! Tonight at 8pm PST / 11pm EST
Tanukana and Yuyu will battle it out to see who is the first lady of Tekken in Japan.
Daigo Umehara’s second exhibition event, Kemonomichi 2, is tonight at 8pm PST / 11pm EST (March 10th at 1pm JST), and will showcase three legendary first-to-ten fights in three different titles. Two Tekken goddesses, Tanukana and Yuyu, will face one another in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, along with Ito taking on Kotaka Shoten in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Daigo Umehara facing Tokido in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.
A native of Japan, Tanukana began to emerge as a global icon in the Tekken community, very much recognized as not just a female gamer, but a Xiaoyu player with very solid and unorthodox gameplay. But when it comes to measuring up to Yuyu, Shoryuken reports, “she is not the official first lady of Tekken in Japan yet — as there was one woman who blazed the trails before her. Yuyu has long been considered the best female player in Japan, and was sidelined for a couple years due to marriage and pregnancy. Once she returned, she played Tanukana in her hometown of Kobe, and claims to have never lost to Tanukana in tournament or casuals.”
The two ladies will face one another in Kemonomichi 2 to settle the score once and for all, determining who is the first lady of Tekken in Japan. It will be the second of Daigo Umehara’s showmatch events tonight.
Be sure to tune in tonight at 8pm PST / 11pm EST (1pm JST; March 10th in Japan) on BeasTV on Twitch.