Kantō

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This article is about the real-life region in Japan. For other uses, see Kanto (disambiguation).

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Kantō is a Japanese Smash region, coterminous with the traditional region of Kantō, which includes the prefectures of Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. The region is mostly coextensive with the Tokyo metropolitan area, which is considered the most populated urban region in the world, naturally translating to a very large pool of competitive Smash Bros. players and tournaments hosted; consequently, Kantō is regarded by many as the strongest region in the whole world, rivaled within Japan only by Kansai, and is the region where most of the largest supermajors outside of North America (such as Umebura, Kagaribi and EVO Japan) are held. The region is also occasionally referred as East Japan, especially historically in regards to its Melee scene.

Map of Kantō

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These Kantō players were ranked on the Fall 2019 PGRU.

PGRU Rank Name Notes
7 Zackray ROBHeadSSBU.pngJokerHeadSSBU.pngWolfHeadSSBU.png One of the strongest players in Japan and the strongest R.O.B. player in the world.
11 kameme SheikHeadSSBU.pngMegaManHeadSSBU.pngWarioHeadSSBU.png One of the strongest Mega Man players in the world.
13 Shuton OlimarHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png Originally from Kyushu, Shuton moved to Kanto. One of the strongest Olimar players in the world.
15 T LinkHeadSSBU.png Strongest Link player in the world.
16 KEN SonicHeadSSBU.png One of the strongest Sonic players in the world.
17 Raito DuckHuntHeadSSBU.pngBanjo&KazooieHeadSSBU.png Strongest Duck Hunt player in the world.
18 Kuro ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
19 ProtoBanham LucinaHeadSSBU.pngMinMinHeadSSBU.png One of the strongest players in Japan, and the strongest Lucina and Min Min player in the world.
21 Lea GreninjaHeadSSBU.pngSoraHeadSSBU.png
24 Abadango PikachuHeadSSBU.pngPalutenaHeadSSBU.pngWarioHeadSSBU.png
26 Choco ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png
27 Nietono PichuHeadSSBU.pngWarioHeadSSBU.png
29 Gackt NessHeadSSBU.png One of the strongest Ness players in the world.
34 Etsuji DiddyKongHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.png
35 Umeki DaisyHeadSSBU.png
41 HIKARU RoyHeadSSBU.pngDonkeyKongHeadSSBU.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.png
48 Kirihara RosalinaHeadSSBU.png
51 Eim SheikHeadSSBU.pngJokerHeadSSBU.png

Other players[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

Notable tournament series[edit]

Major tournaments hosted[edit]

A list of significant regional Ultimate events hosted in Kantō. Nationals are bolded.

Name Entrants Date Notes
Umebura SP 746 December 16th, 2018
Umebura SP 2 500 January 12th, 2019
Umebura SP 3 509 April 13th, 2019
Umebura Japan Major 2019 1,015 May 1st-2nd, 2019
EGS Cup 95 May 6th, 2019
Kurobra 17 127 July 3rd-5th, 2019
Umebura SP 4 517 August 17th, 2019
EGS Cup 2 128 August 25th, 2019
Umebura SP 5 512 September 28th, 2019
Umebura SP 6 772 October 22nd, 2019
Seibugeki 2 126 October 26th, 2019
Waseda Festival 2019 128 November 3rd, 2019
Umebura SP 7 758 November 16th, 2019
POP-OFF 153 November 23rd, 2019
Seibugeki 3 128 November 29th-30th, 2019
Shintoshin Big 7 112 December 28th, 2019
Kurobra 19 192 January 11th, 2020
EGS Cup 3 128 January 13th, 2020
EVO Japan 2020 1,819 January 24th-26th, 2020
Seibugeki 4 154 February 1st, 2020
Eastern Powerhouse Invitational FINAL 12 October 24th, 2020
Kagaribi 133 December 13th, 2020
Kagaribi 3 132 March 27th, 2021
Kagaribi 4 386 June 26th-27th, 2021
Kagaribi 5 512 October 30th-31st, 2021
GI Carnival 30 July 3rd, 2021
Seibugeki 8 192 October 10th, 2021
Seibugeki 9 192 November 7th, 2021
Kurobra 26 96 November 20th, 2021
Eastern Powerhouse Invitational FINAL 32 November 20th-December 11th, 2021
SWT: East Asia Ultimate Regional Finals 16 November 27th-28th, 2021
Kagaribi 6 768 January 8th-9th, 2022
WINNER! -Next Gen- 96 April 9th, 2022
Seibugeki 10 192 May 3rd, 2022
Kagaribi 7 768 May 4th-5th, 2022

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These Kantō players were ranked on the Panda Global Rankings 100.

PG ranking Name Notes
9 KEN Sonic's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. One of the strongest Sonic players in the world.
13 Abadango BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.pngMewtwo's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. One of the strongest Bayonetta and Mewtwo players in the world.
18 Kameme Mega Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Sheik's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The strongest Mega Man player in the world.
28 Kirihara Rosalina and Luma's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The strongest Rosalina & Luma player in Japan.
32 Tsu- Lucario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The strongest Lucario player in Japan.
33 Nietono Sheik's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Diddy Kong's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
35 Choco Zero Suit Samus's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
38 Raito Duck Hunt's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The strongest Duck Hunt player in the world.
46 T Link's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The strongest Link player in the world.
48 HIKARU Donkey Kong's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The strongest Donkey Kong player in the world.
63 Etsuji Diddy Kong's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
66 RAIN CloudHeadSSB4-U.pngDiddy Kong's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Sheik's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
82 Shogun Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
88 Zackray CorrinHeadSSB4-U.pngBayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
94 Umeki Peach's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
97 Kuro Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.Pit's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
99 Eim Sheik's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Other players[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

Notable tournament series[edit]

Major tournaments hosted[edit]

A list of significant regional Smash 4 events hosted in Kantō. Nationals are bolded.

Name Entrants Date Notes
Umebura 8 170+ September 23rd, 2014
Umebura 9 200+ October 11th, 2014
Umebura 10 180+ November 23rd, 2014
Umebura 11 163 December 22nd, 2014
Umebura 12 150+ February 8th, 2015
Umebura 13 180+ March 15th, 2015
Umebura 14 150+ April 15th, 2015
Umebura 15 200+ May 16th, 2015
Umebura 16 200+ June 6th, 2015
Umebura 18 190 August 8th, 2015
Chokaigi 2015 ??? August 25th-26th, 2015 A small scald event promoted by Nintendo with notable international attendance
Umebura 19 181 August 29th, 2015
Umebura F.A.T. 312+ September 21st-22nd, 2015
Umebura Niconico Qualifier 320 November 29th, 2015
Umebura 20 192 December 27th, 2015
Niconico Tokaigi 2016 7 January 30th-31st, 2016
SHI-G Tournament 80 February 7th, 2016
Umebura 21 ~180 February 11th, 2016
Rikabura 4 96 March 20th, 2016
Umebura 22 192 April 23rd, 2016
Umebura 23 219 May 21st, 2016
Rikabura 5 128 June 26th, 2016
Umebura 24 224 July 24th, 2016
Umebura S.A.T. 304 August 20th-21st, 2016
Umebura 25 224 September 10th, 2016
Rikabura 6 128 October 30th, 2016
Waseda Festival 2016 128 November 5th, 2016
Umebura BenQ ZOWIE Cup 224 December 18th, 2016
Single Game Championships: Umebura X Single-Chu 193 January 7th-8th, 2017
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifier 268 February 4th, 2017
Niconico Tokaigi 2017 142 February 11th-12th, 2017
Umebura 26 256 March 20th, 2017
Rikabura 7 96 March 26th, 2017
Umebura 27 224 July 1st, 2017
Umebura 28 256 August 12th, 2017
Umebura 29 252 October 28th, 2017
Umebura 30 254 November 18th, 2017
Umebura T.A.T. 280 December 23rd-24th, 2017
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifier 1 229 February 3rd, 2018
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifier 2 183 February 4th, 2018
Niconico Tokaigi 2018 16 February 10th-11th, 2018
Rikabura 9 96 March 18th, 2018
Umebura 31 183 March 21st, 2018
Umebura 32 450 May 12th, 2018
Umebura 33 418 July 28th, 2018
Umebura 34 319 August 25th, 2018
Umebura Smash 4 Final 515 December 1st-2nd, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These Kantō players were ranked on CLASH Tournaments' 2014 SSBBRank.

SSBBRank Name Notes
1 9B IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png The strongest Ice Climber player in the world.
10 Mikeneko MarthHeadSSBB.png The strongest Marth player in the world.
14 RAIN MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
30 Shogun SnakeHeadSSBB.pngMetaKnightHeadSSBB.png One of the strongest Snake players in the world.

Top players[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

Notable tournament series[edit]

Major tournaments hosted[edit]

A list of significant regional Brawl events hosted in Kantō. Nationals are bolded.

Name Entrants Date Notes
Numabura Season 2-3 90 December 24th, 2010
Numabura 7 110 September 19th, 2011
Sun Rise Tournament 240 November 10th-12th, 2012 Japan's first international tournament, the largest Brawl tournament at the time and a qualifier for Apex 2013

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Globally ranked players[edit]

These Kantō players were ranked on the 2019 MPGR.

MPGR Name Notes
7 aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png Japans strongest player and the most successful Yoshi main in the history of competitive Melee. Currently ranked as an S tier on the MPGRContenders North America

Other players[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

Notable tournament series[edit]

Major tournaments hosted[edit]

A list of significant regional Melee events hosted in Kantō. Nationals are bolded.

Name Entrants Date Notes
Premium Fight ??? August 25th, 2001 The first Melee smash tournament in the world. Event sponsored by Nintendo.
Jump Festa 2002 ??? December 22nd-23rd, 2001 Doubles tournament sponsored by Nintendo.
Battle GateWay 21 100 July 22nd, 2018

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Top players[edit]

  • Cafe Luigi's head icon from SSB.Pikachu's head icon from SSB.: One of the strongest Luigi mains in the world.
  • Fukurou Kirby's head icon from SSB.: Was considered the strongest player in the world in 2017.
  • Keropi- Kirby's head icon from SSB.:

Tournaments[edit]

Major tournaments hosted[edit]

  • A list of significant regional 64 events hosted in Kantō. Nationals are bolded.
Name Entrants Date Notes
Kanto 2006 2006
Kanto 2007 2007
Kanto 2008 14 May 5th, 2008
Kanto 2009 ??? August 23rd, 2009
Kanto 2010 92 August 21st, 2010
Chuo University 2010 ??? November 3rd, 2010
Kanto 2011 140 August 28th, 2011
Kanto 2012 120 August 25th, 2012
Chuo University 2012 ??? November 3rd, 2012
Kanto 2013 125 August 3rd, 2013
Chuo University 2013 ??? November 2nd, 2013
Kanto 2014 129 August 23rd, 2014
Waseda Festival 2014 97 November 2nd, 2014
Kanto 2015 103 September 20th, 2015
Kanto 2016 77 September 24th, 2016
Kanto 2017 135 July 8th, 2017
Autumn Kanto Tournament 46 November 3rd, 2017
Kanto 2018 84 May 5th, 2018
Kanto Fall 2018 77 October 7th, 2018
Go Owl Cup 36 December 1st, 2018
Kanto 2019 77 April 30th, 2019
Kanto Fall 2019 59 September 22nd, 2019
Kanto 2020 41 November 22nd, 2020

See also[edit]

Smashers:

Tournaments: