Hey everyone. Im abit confused regarding the original Japanese Tetsujin's from the 90s and im hoping someone on here can clear that up for me. I've been researching the history of Virtua Fighter for a Fighting Game Tournament Video database, that im in the 2nd year of working on and i've hit a point where i have multiple conflicting information regarding how and when the original Tetsujin titles were awarded. Here's the information i have currently: 1.) www.beat-tribe.com / History / The 2nd Athena Cup (section google translated below) "Also, 5 people who got the title of SEGA authorized · ironman (Ikebukuro Sarah, Kashiwa Jeffrey, Bunbun Maru, KK Yukikaze, Kasa Husband) all participating high-level competitions." 2.) Virtua Kazama's Community Blog on Destructoid: What Makes VF2 Iconic (Virtua Fighter Month) "VF2 is the first 3D fighting game to have its own tournament since 1994. The Athena Cup was a one-of-a-kind tournament that brought out the competitive side of the game. It was so big, that even the SEGA AM2 officials appeared at the second tournament and awarded the Tetsujin titles to the first five players at the tournament: Ikebukuro Sarah, Kashiwa Jeffry, K.K. Yukikaze, Kyasa Otto, and BunBunMaru." 3.) Virtuafighter.com / Virtua Fighter Chronology "6 players are awarded the title of ‘Tetsujin’ (Ironman) Shinjuku Jacky, Ikebukuro Sarah, Kyasao, Bunbun-Maru, Kashiwa Jeffry and K.K. Yukikaze are officially recognized as Sega Tetsujin, and become revered amongst Virtua Fighter players." 4.) GamesMaster Season 6- Episode ? - Tetsujin Challenge TLDR: Talks about an "Ironman initiation" of beating 90 out of 100 players and the 5 players who completed said challenge got awarded with the tile of "Tetsujin" 5.) GamesMaster Season 6- Episode ? - Tetsujin Challenge TLDR Mentions a "GrandMasters Tournament and shows footage from that tournament, that i've so far been unable to locate or find any other mention of anywhere else. Summery of the conflicting information: 1.) States: 5 Tetsujins Showed up at Athena Cup 2 (1995/03/21) (already awarded the title of Tetsujin by Sega of Japan before entering the tournament) 2.) States: 5 Tetsujin titles was awarded at Athena Cup 2 (1995/03/21) (by attending Sega of Japan staff) 3.) States: 6 Tetsujin titles was awarded (by Sega of Japan staff in 1995) 4.) States: 5 Tetsujin titles was awarded (by Sega of Japan staff in 1995) to the 5 players capable of completing "The Ironman Initiation" without going into detail about it happening in an offical capacity (at a Sega held event) or if it happend organicly at an Arcade, in the same way Daigo's 100+ winning streak in Vampire Hunter happend during the 90's. 5.) States: Talks about a "GrandMasters" tournament that was televised (and shows footage from that tournament) but im unable to find any information regarding it, or if its related to the selection of the Tetsujin titles in any way. If anyone knows something that could help clear up some of my confusion regarding this, that would be most helpful.