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SSB4 main Bayonetta
Other SSB4
Mewtwo, Ryu, Shulk
Brawl main Ice Climbers
Other Brawl
Lucario, Snake
Melee main Fox
SSB64 main Fox
Crew(s) SHI-Gaming
Skill Super Smash Bros. Melee High level
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Top level
Super Smash Bros. 4 Top level
Ranking Super Smash Bros. 4 Panda Global Rankings 100: 44th
Winnings Super Smash Bros. Brawl ~$436.50
Super Smash Bros. 4 ~$2,446.04
Additional info
Real name Yuya Araki
Location Kantō Japan

9B (9B, pronounced QB) is an SSB4 Bayonetta player from Osaka, Japan who is considered one of the best Bayonetta players in the country along with Abadango. He is currently ranked 7th on the JAPAN Power Rankings and 44th on the Panda Global Rankings 100. 9B has taken sets off of top players such as Elegant, Ally, Abadango, komorikiri, Marss, ESAM, Kirihara, and Tsu-.

In SSBB, he was an Ice Climbers player, and was considered to be one of Japan's two best players along with Etsuji during the tail-end of the game's lifespan, as well as the best Ice Climbers player in the world. 9B was formerly ranked 1st on the 2014 SSBB Player Rankings, tied with Nairo.

9B was formerly the TO of the Sumabato tournament series. He is the older brother of Okechi.

Metagame advancement[edit]

9B is said to have created the faster, yet more difficult, chaingrab for the Ice Climbers in Brawl. This involves using Popo's down throw to start the chain, having Nana re-grab, then executing a back throw so Popo can regrab. [1] The following description is from the Youtube video showcasing this technique, which can be found at the bottom of this page or by clicking the reference tag before this sentence. It explains how the technique works and why it is a faster chaingrab.

When you grab with Popo, naturally, Nana will grab as well. Since Popo normally grabs the opponent, Nana will be left with a dead grab animation. An experienced player in the Ice Climbers match-up knows this is the PERFECT time to MASH THE HELL OUT OF THAT CONTROLLER, as the Nana cannot re-grab just yet. Since Popo's B-Throw executes in so few frames, Nana will have to wait to finish said animation. HOWEVER, D-Throw's animation lasts significantly longer, giving Nana time to finish her grab animation DURING the throw, meaning the opponent can't mash out. After D-Throwing with Popo, Nana doesn't have a grab animation, so you can instantly throw again; buffered B-Throw being your fastest option. That's how this chain came to be.

The main mechanics of achieving this string include buffering a walk in the opposite direction after re-grabbing with Nana. The back throw will then come out accompanied by a turnaround by Popo, not a walk. This allows Popo to re-grab the opponent and thus continue the chaingrab.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


Ranking Rank Character(s) Notes
2010 4th IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png
2011 2nd IceClimbersHeadSSBB.pngLucarioHeadSSBB.png
2012 12th IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png
2013 2nd IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png
2014 1st IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png


Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
SSBBRank 2014 January 11th, 2013-June 1st, 2014 1st IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png Tied with Nairo

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Panda Global Rankings[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
PGR v1 January 30th, 2015-May 7th, 2016 17th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png X-Factor: +3
PGR v3 January 7th-June 18th, 2017 23rd BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png X-Factor: -5
PGR 100 January 30th, 2015-November 18th, 2018 44th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png


Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
OrionRank 2016 March 15th-December 18th, 2016 44th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
OrionRank 2017 December 24th, 2016-December 24th, 2017 27th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png


Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
EH 2016 SSB4Rank January 2nd, 2016-February 4th, 2017 30th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png

JAPAN Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Time period Rank Character(s) Notes
v1 November 2015-October 2016 8th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
v2 February 2016-February 2017 5th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
v3 May 2016-May 2017 5th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
v4 January 2017-January 2018 7th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png

Umebura Smash 4 Power Rankings[edit]

Ranking Rank Character(s) Notes
October 25th, 2015 14th RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
December 12th, 2015 8th RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
January 13th, 2016 13th RyuHeadSSB4-U.png
April 3rd, 2016 6th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
May 1st, 2016 7th BayonettaHeadSSB4-U.png
June 20th, 2016 8th Mewtwo's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Japan United Smash Festa Round-Robin 3 March 28th-31st, 2003 5th
Kyojin Dojo December 30th, 2022-January 1st, 2023 13th

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
SumabatoX 1 August 22nd, 2010 17th
SumabatoX 2 September 18th, 2010 2nd
SumabatoX 3 October 30th, 2010 1st
KetubatoX 6 November 27th, 2010 2nd
SumabatoX 4 December 4th, 2010 1st
SumabatoX 5 January 22nd, 2011 1st
SunRise Tournament Rehearsal (Kanto) February 11th, 2011 1st
SumabatoX 6 March 12th, 2011 1st
Battle Road FES X May 4th, 2011 3rd
SumabatoX 7 June 25th, 2011 2nd Rakyawo
SumabatoX 8 September 4th, 2011 17th (DQ)
SumabatoX 9 October 9th, 2011 1st
SumabatoX 10 November 19th, 2011 1st
SumabatoX 11 December 25th, 2011 1st
SumabatoX 12 February 11th, 2012 1st
SumabatoX 13 May 5th, 2012 2nd
SumabatoX 14 June 9th, 2012 1st
SumabatoX 15 August 5th, 2012 1st
Sun Rise Tournament August 10th-12th, 2012 5th
SumabatoX 16 September 15th, 2012 2nd 2nd Pilkey
SumabatoX 17 November 11th, 2012 2nd
Apex 2013 January 11th-13th, 2013 9th 97th Punishment Divine
SumabatoX 18 February 16th, 2013 1st
SumabatoX 19 March 30th, 2013 1st
SumabatoX 20 May 11th, 2013 1st
SumabatoX 21 June 29th, 2013 1st
SumabatoX 22 August 23rd, 2013 5th
SumabatoX 23 September 30th, 2013 1st
SumabatoX 24 November 23rd, 2013 1st
Kansai Round Robin December 2nd, 2013 1st
SumabatoX 25 January 13th, 2014 1st
SumabatoX 26 February 22nd, 2014 3rd 5th Phisakura
SumabatoX 27 March 29th, 2014 1st
KVO 2014 May 5th, 2014 3rd
3on3 tournament June 14th, 2014 3rd Pitch
SKTAR 3 May 31st-June 1st, 2014 1st 7th Mekos
Sumabato X Final August 23rd-24th, 2014 5th (forfeit)

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Sumabato 0 October 25th, 2014 9th

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Pre-KVO 2015 December 27th, 2014 9th
Karisuma 2 February 14th, 2015 4th
KSB 2015 May 2nd-4th, 2015 17th
Karisuma 3 May 23rd, 2015 5th
Karisuma 4 July 25th, 2015 9th
Umebura F.A.T. September 21st-22nd, 2015 5th
Karisuma 5 October 10th, 2015 2nd
Hirosuma 2 November 15th, 2015 2nd
Umebura Niconico Qualifiers November 29th, 2015 5th
Pre-KVO 2016 December 19th, 2015 5th
Wombo Wednesday #21 January 13th, 2016 5th
GENESIS 3 January 15th-17th, 2016 49th 9th Earth
SHI-G Tournament February 7th, 2016 13th 17th Umeki
Sumabato 7 February 11th, 2016 13th
Shots Fired 2 March 5th-6th, 2016 5th 5th Ranai
Sumabato 8 March 12th, 2016 2nd
Hirosuma 3 March 20th, 2016 3rd
Karisuma 6 April 3rd, 2016 1st
Sumabato 9 April 9th, 2016 1st
Umebura 22 April 24th, 2016 9th
KSB 2016 April 29th-May 1st, 2016 7th
Battle Arena Melbourne 8 May 13th-15th, 2016 3rd 9th MGK
Sumabato 10 May 29th, 2016 33rd
Hirosuma 4 June 12th, 2016 1st
Sumabato 11 June 18th, 2016 25th
Karisuma 8 June 25th, 2016 13th
PSG Classic 2016 July 13th, 2016 9th
EVO 2016 July 15th-17th, 2016 129th
Sumabato for THE BIG HOUSE July 30th-31st, 2016 25th
Umebura S.A.T. August 20th-21st, 2016 49th
Sumabato 12 August 27th, 2016 9th
Umebura 25 September 10th, 2016 25th
Hirosuma 5 September 18th, 2016 3rd
Shulla-bra VIII September 24th, 2016 5th
Sumabato 13 September 25th, 2016 33rd
Karisuma 10 October 8th, 2016 5th 2nd Nojinko
Sumabato 14 October 22nd, 2016 4th 9th Kei
Dubai Dojo November 25th-26th, 2016 1st 2nd Kei
Hirosuma Tokaigi Qualifiers December 11th, 2016 9th
2GGT: ZeRo Saga December 16th-18th, 2016 25th 9th Nietono
Sumabato Tokaigi Qualifiers December 25th, 2016 13th
SGC 2017 January 7th-8th, 2017 2nd
Karisuma Tokaigi Qualifiers January 14th, 2017 4th
Smash of the Titans 15 January 19th, 2017 2nd
GENESIS 4 January 20th-22nd 2017 13th 33rd FILIP
Sumabato 15 January 28th, 2017 2nd 33rd ch
Umebura Tokaigi Qualifiers February 4, 2017 3rd
Niconico Tokaigi 2017 February 11th-12th, 2017 7th
Sumabato 16 February 25th, 2017 1st
Karisuma 12 March 11th, 2017 1st 5th ikep
Hirosuma: Revolution March 19th, 2017 5th
Wednesday Night Fights 2017 Winter Season 1.6 March 22nd, 2017 1st
2GGC: Civil War March 24th-26th, 2017 13th 33rd Nietono
Sumabato x Cyclops #1 April 5th, 2017 7th
Sumabato x Cyclops #2 April 12th, 2017 2nd
Sumabato 17 April 16th, 2017 17th
Karisuma 13 April 23rd, 2017 9th
Sumabato x Cyclops #4 April 27th, 2017 4th
KSB 2017 May 4th-6th, 2017 9th
Umebura Japan Major 2017 May 6th-7th, 2017 4th 17th Masashi
Sumabato x Cyclops #5 May 12th, 2017 2nd
Sumabato x Cyclops #6 May 17th, 2017 2nd
Sumabato x Cyclops #7 May 24th, 2017 1st
Hirosuma 6 June 3rd, 2017 3rd
Sumabato 18 June 18th, 2017 5th
Sumabato x Cyclops #11 June 22nd, 2017 2nd
Karisuma 14 June 24th, 2017 1st
Toryumon Weekday Tournament x STUDIO SKY #6 June 28th, 2017 5th
Umebura 27 July 1st, 2017 9th
Sumabato x Cyclops #13 July 7th, 2017 2nd
4th Annual PSG Classic July 12th, 2017 4th
EVO 2017 July 14th-16th, 2017 25th
Sumabato x Cyclops #15 July 21st, 2017 1st
Sumabato x Cyclops #17 August 4th, 2017 2nd
Sumabato 19 August 12th, 2017 2nd
Dubai Dojo 2 August 25th-26th, 2017 2nd 7th Prado
Kyojin Dojo December 30th, 2022-January 1st, 2023 17th

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Kyojin Dojo December 30th, 2022-January 1st, 2023 13th SteveFoxMcCloudStrife


  • 9B is known for frequently self-destructing with Bayonetta in Smash 4, mostly doing so after having taken a stock from an opponent after a combo involving her special moveset. This is sometimes referred to as the "9B dive".
  • 9B served as a playtester for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, alongside fellow competitive players aMSa, Ranai, Earth, and Kakera.[2]

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Gameplay videos[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]