Udon Publishes Daigo The Beast: Umehara Fighting Gamers! Manga in English
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North American publisher Udon Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it will release Itaru Orikasa, Maki Tomoi, and Kengoro Nishide's Daigo The Beast: Umehara Fighting Gamers! (Umehara Fighting Gamers!) manga, based on the life of renowned Japanese fighting game player Daigo "The Beast" Umehara. The first volume is slated for December, but Udon Entertainment will offer the volume during the Evolution Championship Series 2017 fighting game tournament, which takes place in Las Vegas from July 14 to July 16.
Udon Entertainment describes the manga:
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!
Orikasa, Tomoi, and Nishide launched the manga in Kadokawa's Weekly Georgia magazine in 2014. Orikasa and Tomoi write the manga, while Nishide draws the art. Kadokawa published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on January 25.
Orikasa and Nishide previously collaborated on Umehara - To Live is to Game, a one-volume manga similarly based on Umehara. PHP published the manga in September 2013.