Hakushon Daimao
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Hakushon Daimao (also known as The Genie Family) is an old comedy anime made by Tatsunoko Productions. The series ran from October 5th, 1969, to September 27th 1970, and had 52 episodes in all. Hakushon Daimao made his fighting game debut in the Japanese version of Tatsunoko VS Capcom. Due to licensing issues, Hakushon Daimao didn't appear in Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All Stars.

As the story goes: An old bottle has found it's way to a modern family. A Genie and his daughter, Akubi reside inside the bottle. It is owned by a child named Kan. What he is unaware of when he finds the bottle is that whenever anyone sneezes, the Genie is brought out and must grant the wishes of whoever sneezed. Whenever anyone yawns, his daughter must do likewise. Getting these wishes granted may not be a good thing though, the Genie is extremely clumsy and usually bungles whatever wish he grants. Akubi is mischievous and likes to twist the words of anyone's wishes so that something bad usually comes of it. All of this results in hilarious adventures for the poor family who owns the bottle!
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Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom  ( version)

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Page Updated:  June 11th, 2020

This guy brings the LOLS to Tatsunoko VS Capcom... Sadly, due to licensing issues, he only appeared in the Japanese version of the game (which I was fortunate enough to own and play the hell out of). Daimao turned out way better in TVC than I originally thought he would. He's a hilarious character to watch in action, and his facial expressions during gameplay are priceless. Honestly, he has one of the most entertaining 3D character models I've ever seen in a 2.5D fighting game. He's filled with personality and vibes with the "festive" theme of the game.

On the flipside, Daimao doesn't really "fit in" with the rest of the more "serious" Capcom / Tatsunoko roster, but I'm glad such an obscure character made it to the game. It's a real shame he didn't make it to the sequel, Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All Stars. Along with the original game's soundtrack, Daimao alone is reason to still play vanilla TVC.

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