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The World Warriors take center stage in the first ever Street Fighter novel! Featuring Ryu VS Akuma, Chun-li VS Elena, Guile VS E.Honda, Sagat VS M.Bison, and many more classic fighters colliding in their most epic encounters yet. It's all described in Shoryuken-smashing, Sonic Boom-throwing, Psycho Power-pulsing detail!
Udon is renowned for their Street Fighter-themed publications, such as comics, art books and similar media. Additionally they have developed and translated graphic novels for various titles, most recently Daigo the Beast: Umehara Fighting Gamers! Volume 1. Their latest entry into the Street Fighter universe is an expertly written novel by author Takashi Yano - a first for Udon.
Each of the eight chapter of the 256 page book features confrontations between iconic characters from the game series, with several across Street Fighter 2, 3 and 4. The fighters are provided essential backstory and depth in ways not previously endeared to them, which helps to flesh out their place in the game's lore. Battles are depicted in deliciously detailed passages, helping to craft a visual feast for the imagination.
Artwork by Yusuke Murata
Through Where The Strength Lies exists as a written novel, it is not without stunning illustrations interspersed in the cover and each chapter by artist Yusuke Murata. Made famous by manga publications such as Eyeshield 21 and One-Punch Man, Yusuke Murata often syncs the chapter's written battles, something that fans of graphic novels can appreciate. Some of your favorite fighting game characters have never looked better under his talented hand.
Included with each book is a full color poster by this artist.
Japanese Light Novel: English Reading Direction
Please note that Street Fighter: Where Strength Lies is categorized as a Japanese Light Novel, a sub-genre of Manga. However, it is presented in the English reading direction of left to right. Its distinction from most novels are the plentiful illustrations throughout the book.