Udon Celebrates First US Appearances for Akiman and Hiroko Kobayashi

UDON Packs Comic Con With VIP Guest Signings And Con Exclusives

Hiroko Kobayashi and Akiman join Yoshinori Ono for special events in the UDON booth #4529.

San Diego, CA (8 July 2015) UDON Entertainment announces a full slate of exclusives for Comic Con attendees along with VIP artist signings. Con exclusives include special editions of Street Fighter books and very, very limited edition Street Fighter metal cards.

UDON welcomes world-renown producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi to his first official signing in North America. Producer of universally known properties such as Resident Evil™, Devil May Cry™ and Sengoku Basara™ game series, this will be Kobayashi-san's first signing in the US! Signing is scheduled for Thursday from 4-5pm in the UDON booth (#4529)

Celebrated Producer Yoshinori Ono, of the newly-announced Street Fighter™ V and the Street Fighter IV game series, will be signing at the UDON booth Friday, July 10, from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Come to Ono-san's signing for a chance to get one of the rarest gold collectible metal cards of all! ONLY 50 of these cards are available!!

Akiman, legendary character designer and illustrator of the Street Fighter™ game series and the creator of Chun Li, will be on hand to sign special editions of the SF25: The Art of Street Fighter Akiman Hard Cover Edition. Signing will be held from 1-3pm on Saturday at the UDON booth. Fans can get an additional 2 items signed as well. Bonus for those who purchased the Akiman special will be entered into a special raffle to win an original piece of art by Akiman himself! Winners will be announced at the UDON panel on Saturday. Please note: While pre-orders were a complete sell out, we have a very limited number of SF25: Akiman HC Edition available for the show!

Comic Con Exclusives? We have a TON of them! We have 6 Comic-Con Exclusive items this year, including UDON'S Capcom Fighting Tribute Convention Exclusive Hardcover (which comes with a limited edition Gold Metal Evil Ryu Card), Street Fighter V: The Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash Hardcover and SF25: The Art of Street Fighter AKIMAN Hardcover Edition. As a special bonus, any purchases at the booth of $60 or more get a free random Limited Edition Street Fighter Metal Card and if you attend Yoshinori Ono's signing you will have a chance to get another gold card! Collect all 6! We sold out on pre-orders for CapcomFighting Tribute, and Street Fighter V: Charlie Nash but limited quantities for each are still available only at the booth at Comic Con.


UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga. UDON boasts an incredible lineup of highly sought-after products with production quality and English localization work that is second to none. Our best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises, including Street Fighter, Okami, Mega Man, Dark Souls, Bayonetta, Valkyria Chronicles, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many more. UDON also publishes books based on top anime properties including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, and Haruhi Suzumiya as well as completely original projects like RandomVeus, Makeshift Miracle, and Substrata.

UDON's creative services division is dedicated to providing high-quality artwork to the entertainment industry, in the form of sequential art, character designs, packaging artwork, style guides, illustration, and graphic design. Our clients include Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Capcom, Nintendo, Disney, Legendary Pictures, Warner Brothers, Mattel, Hasbro, and many other partners in the fields of film, television, comic books, toys, and video games.

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