Udon Entertainment Announces Street Fighter Gaiden Manga

You can never have enough manga right? Udon Entertainment doesn't think so and have recently announced the release of Street Fighter Gaiden manga series.

This is the first time the two-volume manga series from Japan has been translated for American eyes. Written and drawn by Mami Itou, Street Fighter Gaiden looks at the adventures of the World Warriors outside of the whole street fighting thing. Although, if you check out the interiors you'll see they're still involved with fights on the street. The series is made of short stories, each devoted to a classic character. This means you'll get Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile. There's also Cammy with Delta Red against Vega, T. Hawk versus Balrog, Fei-Long teaching martial arts and Ryu and Ken teaming up against Akuma.

Street Fighter Gaiden Vol. 1 goes on sale November 24, while Street Fighter Gaiden Vol. 2 hits stores in January. Full press release and interiors after the jump.

THE WORLD WARRIORS GET BACK TO THEIR ROOTS WITH STREET FIGHTER™ GAIDEN

UDON to release Street Fighter™ Gaiden manga series

Toronto, ON – Oct 28, 2010 – It’s time for more fast-flying Hadokens, jaw-breaking Cannon Spikes, and earth-shattering Sonic Booms as the gang at UDON brings you another never-before-translated STREET FIGHTER™ manga series straight from Japan! This November UDON returns to the most classic of all fighting game eras with STREET FIGHTER GAIDEN, a 2-volume manga series featuring the classic cast of Street Fighter(R) II!

Written and drawn by Mami Itou (Darkstalkers/Red Earth, ROBOT, Pilgrim J├Ąger), Street Fighter Gaiden spotlights the World Warriors’ adventures outside the tournament scene. The series is made up of short stories each devoted to a classic Street Fighter character. Fan-favorites like Ryu, Ken, Chun-li, and Guile each get their due, as do many other skilled fighters. Cammy teams up with Delta Red against the narcisitic Vega, T. Hawk has a desert showdown with Balrog, Fei-Long teaches everyone what it truly means to be a martial artist, and Ryu & Ken face off together against their deadliest rival – Akuma!

Street Fighter Gaiden Vol.1 goes on sales at comic shops and book stores everywhere November 24, 2010. Street Fighter Gaiden Vol.2 will follow in January 2011.

STREET FIGHTER GAIDEN Vol.1
-ISBN: 978-1926778112
-Diamond code #SEP101152

STREET FIGHTER GAIDEN Vol.2
-ISBN: 978-1926778150
-Diamond code #NOV101054

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