Udon have announced that a book featuring the rise of the “most dominant fighting game champion in the world” will debut this December 2017. Before he was Japan’s first pro gamer, Daigo was one of many players battling through Japanese arcades during the “golden age of fighting games”. Now, North American fans will be able to learn how the player rose to the top since Udon will be publishing the Daigo the Beast: Umehara Fighting Gamers! manga series.
Daigo Umehara is best known for his aggressive mode of play and ability to predict and counter his opponent’s next move. This power has led to many well-known and dramatic comebacks and his style has earned the gamer the nickname “The Beast”.
The Daigo The Beast manga series explores real-life events that created the fighting game community over time, and the strategies and styles developed by Daigo and his fellow gamers.
In Volume 1, Shinya Ohnuki, a gamer with great talent, is drawn into the world of fighting games after a chance meeting with Daigo. As they face off in iconic games like Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, and Darkstalkers, an enduring rivalry between Daigo and “Nuki” is develops.
Daigo The Beast, Volume 1 arrives in stores in December 2017, but Udon will be premiering the book early at EVO 2017 (July 14th-16th) held in Las Vegas, NV.
Here’s our order information for this volume:
DAIGO THE BEAST: UMEHARA FIGHTING GAMERS! Volume 1
DETAILS: 386pg, 5.75×8.25”, $19.99USD
RELEASE DATE: December 2017