As with other fields of competition, eSports champions now have media telling their stories. Street Fighter legend Daigo Umehara has his being told in a manga, written with Itaru Orisaka and Maki Tomoi and illustrated by Kengoro Nishide. North American publisher Udon Entertainment has now announced plans to bring this book to English readers.
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