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For the film:

  • Cast the Expert: Tak Sakaguchi, and several other cast members including the Fighter Cop and short-haired yakuza, are genuine martial artists.
  • Completely Different Title: Became The Portal of Resurrection in Brazil.
  • Fan Nickname: Matsuda's character is called "Balisong" by some fans, due to his wild antics with his Butterfly knife.
  • The Foreign Subtitle:
    • France: Versus: The Last Warrior
  • He Also Did: Hideo Kojima was an extra. Kitamura would later be chosen to direct the sword-fighting scenes in the Metal Gear Solid remake Twin Snakes.
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  • Production Posse: This is the first time Kitamura has worked with both Tak Sakaguchi and Hideo Sakaki, before Alive, Aragami, and Godzilla: Final Wars.

For the Let's Play series:

  • Creator Backlash:
    • To an extent, they feel this way about lifelines (though they do work out in some races—the second Super Mario Sunshine race comes to mind). This is especially the case with Pokémon FireRed, where they agreed the lifelines were a poorly handled idea that prolonged the Versus to an unnecessary degree.
    • They're not fond of their earlier habit of asking each other about their current gameplay progress, since they feel it disrupted the flow of commentary and wasn't entertaining for the viewers. And even though they got some laughs by lying about their progress during Ocarina of Time, they found this annoying in hindsight and agreed to stop it. With Twilight Princess, they even changed their recording setup to allow them to see each other's live gameplay footage, putting this issue to rest.
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  • Creator's Apathy: Josh admitted during Donkey Kong Country Versus that he doesn't properly edit his videos, but just skims through them and edits solely based on the wavelengths. This is evident in Pokémon FireRed Versus, where he never edits in anything asked of him (like pictures or word game scores), onscreen stats can be inconsistent, and Tyler's mic volume constantly fluctuates rather than Josh adjusting it.
  • Jossed:
    • When Josh started livestreaming Super Mario Sunshine speedruns in 2016, this pretty much crushed anyone's hopes and theories that they'd do a third Versus of the game; even if it did happen, it'd be horribly one-sided.
    • When Tyler pretty much stopped doing videos on his own channel, and mentioned in some stories he told that he was no longer interested in making videos and instead studying to become a civil engineer, people thought this meant he'd be departing from Versus soon. However, he's refuted this and plans to remain loyal to Versus, though he and Josh often joke about replacing him (not that this is new). Further jossed when Tyler started making videos again and seemingly went back on what he said previously, saying he loves making them .
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  • Milestone Celebration: Accidental example, yet lampshaded—the first episode of Super Mario Galaxy Versus was on Donna's two-year LP anniversary, her first game being Galaxy as well.
  • Schedule Slip: They have experienced several. It's a Running Gag for them to announce an update schedule (usually for a new series or after a hiatus), then only stick to it for one or two weeks before falling back on "whenever it's done". They do have busy lives, so it's understandable, but most fans at least wish they'd just stop promising schedules they can't stick to.

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