The Origin and Science Behind the Hadouken


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Watch as the How It’s Played show unveils the origin and science behind the famous Hadouken move from Street Fighter. HADOUKEN.

[happyhour]





2 Responses to The Origin and Science Behind the Hadouken

  1. 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…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJig6mjMEe8&feature=player_detailpage#t=125s

  2. 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. :)