People within the Tekken community were caught a bit off guard by the emergence of Tanukana last year. The Xiaoyu player soon became well-known for her play, and began to be recognized not for her gender, but for simply being a solid player.
However, she is not the official first lady of Tekken in Japan yet — as there was one woman who blazed the trails before her. Yuyu has long been considered the best female player in Japan, and was sidelined for a couple years due to marriage and pregnancy. Once she returned, she played Tanukana in her hometown of Kobe, and claims to have never lost to Tanukana in tournament or casuals.
Now, the two will square off for the world to see at Kemonomichi 2, the second of Daigo Umehara’s showmatch events, on March 10th!
Meanwhile, it’s also been revealed that Ito will be at Kemonomichi 2 to take on Kotaka Shoten in Super Street Fighter II Turbo!
Source: Daigo the BeasTV