The English edition of the famous Daigo Umehara manga is about to arrive!
A fitting follow-up to last Evo’s offer of Twitch.Hx.CYG BST|Daigo Umehara’s book The Will to Keep Winning, this year we’ll see the premiere of the English edition of Daigo the Beast: Umehara Fighting Gamers! at Evo 2017, brought to us by UDON Entertainment! From the press release:
He is the most dominant fighting game champion in the world. But before he was Japan’s first pro gamer, Daigo was one of many players battling their way through Japanese arcades during the golden age of fighting games. Now, North American fans can learn how the player became the legend as UDON Entertainment prepares to publish the DAIGO THE BEAST: UMEHARA FIGHTING GAMERS! manga series.
Daigo Umehara is best known for his aggressive play and nearly psychic ability to predict and counter his opponent’s next move. This power not only paralyzes world-class opponents, but has also led to many unforgettable comebacks from the brink of defeat. His many victories and bloodthirsty style have earned him the nickname “The Beast.”
The DAIGO THE BEAST manga explores the real-life events that built the fighting game community, and the strategies and play styles developed by Daigo and his fellow gamers. In Volume 1, Shinya Ohnuki, a gamer with prodigious talent, is drawn into the wild and wonderful 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 born!
The first volume of the manga in English will be hitting stores in December 2017, but Evo attendees can grab a copy early if they head over to the UDON/NSURGO booth at the event! The new BEAST x NSURGO apparel will be available there as well. In the meantime, check out these preview pages:
DAIGO THE BEAST: UMEHARA FIGHTING GAMERS! (Volume 1)
386 pages, 5.75″ x 8.25″, $19.99 USD, coming December 2017
Evo 2017 takes place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 14-16, 2017.
Source: press release