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Smash Players Saying "Kazuya Mishima"

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Smash Players Saying "Kazuya Mishima" refers to a joking practice among some in the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate community to imitate the win-screen dialogue for the fighter Kazuya, originally from the Tekken series of fighting games, upon taking a stock, even if they are not fighting as Kazuya. After being popularized by members of the Japanese competitive community, it became a common catchphrase in the Smash community to spam the words "Kazuya Mishima" regardless of context.

Origin

In Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Kazuya is the only character whose win-screen dialogue is not voiced by the regular Smash announcer. Instead, it borrows the Tekken win-screen dialogue: a deep-voiced man saying "Kazuya Mishima … wins" (shown below).



The practice appears to have started among the Japanese competitive community before being popularized during the Summit IV invitational tournament that featured two Japanese competitors. On March 2nd, 2022, the day players arrived at Summit, player @AaronFGC[1] reported that whenever Japanese competitor Tea took a stock from him, he would say "Kazuya Mishima" (shown below).


Moist | Aaron @AaronFGC Every time Tea gets a stock he keeps saying "Kazuya Mishima" out loud colnbase ASUS 5:45.40 95 GENER


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Throughout Summit, competitors and commentators reported that Tea and Japanese competitor Protobanham would imitate the win-screen dialogue for Kazuya whenever they took a stock. On March 6th, 2022, commentator @TKBreezy[2] tweeted, "I have been informed that the Japanese players here are just saying KAZUYA MISHIMA while playing with no provocation and if this is true that is the funniest shit and I love them lmaoooo" (shown below, left). Commentator Coney[3] confirmed the statement, noting that Protobanham jokingly uttered "Kazuya Mishima" upon taking a stock from fellow competitor Light, even though Protobanham was playing Min Min (shown below, right).


TKbreezy @TKbreezy #UltimateSummit I have been informed that the Japanese players here are just saying KAZUYA MISHIMA while playing with no provocation and if this is true that is the funniest s--- and I love them Imaoooo ##UltimateSummit 4:19 AM · Mar 6, 2022 · Twitter for Android CONEY ... @CONEY Apparently ProtoBanham fsmashed Light then laughed and said Kazuya Mishima despite playing Min Min I love them TKbreezy #UltimateSummit @TKbreezy · Mar 6 I have been informed that the Japanese players here are just saying KAZUYA MISHIMA while playing with no provocation and if this is true that is the funniest s--- and I love them Imaoooo #UltimateSummit 4:21 AM · Mar 6, 2022 · Twitter for Android

The joke became a running gag throughout Summit. After Protobanham upset MKLeo at the tournament using Min Min and Lucina, the commentary team called "Kazuya Mishima" to Proto, who responded by saying "Kazuya Mishima" (shown below, left). Tea posted a video of himself playing friendlies with MKLeo and saying "Kazuya Mishima" through the games (shown below, right).



The popularity of the joke at Summit led other Smash players to begin making memes based around saying "Kazuya Mishima." On March 10th, 2022, Twitter user @willy_crescent showcased a Smash mod created by @Dimichi1 that turned all of Kazuya's vocal cues into "Kazuya Mishima … wins," gaining over 770 retweets and 4,200 likes (shown below, top). On March 6th, Twitter user @NUTradewar[4] posted a riff on the Flying Lotus Copypasta using Tea and the "Kazuya Mishima" meme (shown below, bottom).



CLG trade war ... @NUTradeWar I saw Tea at a grocery store in Kansai yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn't want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything. He said, “KAZUYA MISHIMA WINS" I was taken aback, and all I could say was "Huh?" but 10:52 PM · Mar 6, 2022 · Twitter Web App

Various Examples


Izzy ... @izziibel My favorite part about Summit is that the American players and Japanese players can only communicate by saying "Kazuya Mishima" 99 1:00 AM · Mar 7, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone Awoken @awoken917 Kazuya Mishima is the best smash meme in a long f------ time please don't let it get overused immediately 11:32 PM · Mar 6, 2022 · Twitter Web App VGBC | aMSa ... @aMSaRedyoshi Who will be True KAZUYA MISHIMA at #UltimateSummit 4 Spargo 60% Light 40% 708 votes · Final results 1:37 AM · Mar 7, 2022 · Twitter Web App Cryme | Peli @PeliPenguin ... Roses are red He hates his son Jin Kazuya Mishima Wins 10:38 AM · Mar 7, 2022 · Twitter Web App RVNT | Dusk ... @DuskSsb "Kazuya Mishima" is the rallying cry of the Japanese smash scene 12:57 AM · Mar 7, 2022 · Twitter Web App sara Today at 1:21 PM Kazuya Mishima 100 5 T 6 H 6 А 6 N 6 K 6 S 6

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External References

[1] Twitter – @AaronFGC

[2] Twitter – @TKBreezy

[3] Twitter – @Coney

[4] Twitter – @NUTradeWar

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