In a previous episode of Harada's Bar "Come, Virtua! I've waited 11 years!" Tekken director and producer Harada shared his thoughts on the Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown (VF esports) announcement trailer ahead of its release, as well as his career-long history and rivalry with the Virtua Fighter series. In this episode, Harada interviews VF5US/VFes producer Seiji Aoki to discuss their impressions of the initial release, how it compared with expectations, the responsibilities of taking on such an important IP, and ... what's with the "800" on Aoki-san's shirt?
So is the 800 a code?
Well, if you've watched the video then it's kind of joked about to either represent something to do with the number of downloads, or, more realistically the price of his shirt (800円) . But then, Aoki-san is no stranger to codes. In this interview he also revealed his sneaky twitter reply to Harada's request to come to his bar, which was completely missed by everyone, actually had a secret message encoded:
The first character of each line reads "おさケ のみたいよ" (osake nomitaiyo!) which translates to "I want to drink sake!"
This is a fascinating interview and well worth watching to the end for a hilariously exciting bonus battle!
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