Watch as the How It’s Played show unveils the origin and science behind the famous Hadouken move from Street Fighter. HADOUKEN.
Has anyone ever tracked the Street Fighter designers down and figured out what Hadouken really translates to? If anything? :-)
And to anyone who thinks this doesn’t matter, just ask anyone who’s ever played Streets of Rage 2 and thinks Axel is saying “Dragon Paw.” He’s actually saying “Grand Upper”…but I still don’t know what Blaze is saying when she doesn’t her version of the Hadouken…
Alright, just one small rant… it’s not pronounced “Dooo”. It’s Pronounced “Doh”. As with all Japanese words, it utilizes specific consonant-vowel combinations that are always pronounced the same way (Unlike English). There is no “Doo” in native Japanese. “Do” is pronouced “Doh” and adding a “U” afterward simply denotes holding the vowel out a beat longer when speaking. Therefore, “Hadouken” is pronounced Hah Doh Ken. Not Hah Doo Ken.
Long story short – if you’re going to make a video (albeit, a pretty funny one) about a concept, please learn to pronounce it properly first. :)