SD TEKKEN Interview: Ranca

First up on our Japanese Tekken Player Interview Special Feature is well-known Lei player “Ranca.” We ask him his feelings on the new Tekken and his experience with the series itself.  Follow the link to check it out as well as some videos of the man in action.


Ranca(Lei) vs Asano(Lei)

SD TEKKEN: Thank you for your time, can you please introduce yourself to our readers?

Ranca: My ring name is “Ranca” and my main character is Lei.  I’ve been playing Tekken for around 13 years now.  I also enjoy using Mishima style characters.

SDT: What is the first fighting game you played?

Ranca: Street Fighter II.

SDT: How well does Tekken 6 hold up when compared to Tekken 5.1 and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection?

Ranca: If you’re a beginner to mid-tier player, Tekken 6 gives you a better chance to compete against better players, but you are also forced to deal with what it feels like to lose to an expert player.

SDT: When did you first start playing Tekken?

Ranca: About 13 years ago, during my first year of college.

SDT: Wow, that’s a long time ago!  About how much Tekken do you play on a daily basis?

Ranca: Usually around three to five hours.


Ranca(Lei) vs Tetsuo(Lei)

SDT: Do you play any fighting games other than Tekken?

Ranca: Not really, because I’m not too interested in them.

SDT: Who do you consider to be the best player in the Tekken community?  Why?

Ranca: Hamaha, because he’s a genius.

SDT: What’s your take on tournaments held outside of Japan?  Would you like to enter, if given the opportunity?

Ranca: It seems like the prizes are pretty extravagant. If I’m invited to attend, I’d like to go!

SDT: Have you run into any trouble while playing Tekken?

Ranca: I won too many times and got hassled by some Yakuza, so I ran away!

SDT: Please tell us who your rivals in Tekken are, and why?

Ranca: Tetsuo. Because we’ve both been using Lei for 13 years.

SDT: Thank you for your time Ranca!

Special thanks goes to Arus and Ranca for making all the interviews possible!  Another big thanks to Masakun for the translation!

Original interview can be viewed below:

●自己紹介をお願いします
RN:Ranca
メインキャラ:レイ
その他:三島も使い続けてもう13年

●最初にプレイした格闘ゲームは何ですか?
ストリートファイターⅡ

●鉄拳6は鉄拳5(5.1、DR)と比べるとどうですか?
新規ユーザーや初・中級者にとっては、DRよりも6の方が上級者と闘えるゲーム
逆に、

上級者にとっては負ける事がどういう事かを思い出せるゲーム

●鉄拳はいつ頃始めましたか?
13年前、大学1年の時

●鉄拳は一日どのぐらいプレイしてますか?
3~5時間程度

●現在、鉄拳以外の格闘ゲームをプレイしてますか?
興味ないからしてない

●鉄拳界で一番強いプレイヤーは誰だと思いますか?
なぜそう思いますか?
はまはー
天才だから

●外国で開催されるゲーム大会についてどう思いますか?
チャンスがあれば参加したいと思いますか?
賞金や賞品が高額なイメージがある
招待されればぜひ参加したい

●鉄拳をプレイしてて大変な出来事や大変な思いをした事がありますか?
なにかエピソードがあれば教えて下さい
連勝しすぎてヤクザに絡まれ、必死に逃げた

●あなたの鉄拳ライバルを教えて下さい
理由もあればぜひ教えて下さい
鉄男
13年間同じレイというキャラクターを使っているから

13 Responses to SD TEKKEN Interview: Ranca

  1. Bajii says:

    13 years with Lei as a main character….wooooooooooooooooooooooot..!!!
    simply amazing.. ~_^

  2. Spanish_Jin says:

    this man playes around 3-5 hours/day but 2ndQudans plays 12 hours LOL

  3. Spanish_Jin says:

    or Qudans i dont remember now who played 12 h/day xD

  4. What should I do? What should I say?

  5. undeadewok says:

    sweetness

  6. Tekken says:

    Never heard of him =/

  7. Golgota says:

    Ranca is also known as the God of Lei – both Ranca n Tetsuo had learnt together for many years especially on mastering the spam move (haha step). what a great Lagendary Lei players.. two thumbs up for both..

  8. Cham says:

    Wow great interview. Its great to hear from Ranca.
    Rancas Lei is insane…… Im so looking forward for the rest of the interviews.

  9. joliesburg says:

    YAKUZA? Man this guy is hardcore.

  10. tekkenlover says:

    wow yakuza

  11. TheSanwaSerialKiller says:

    what kind of gangster would want to kick there ass for being good at tekken….

    got some mental issues… yet again the guy was a yakuza!

  12. Bone Breaker says:

    GOOD to see a lei player

  13. DrunkenPhoenix says:

    Ranca’s Lei is amazing! :D

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