Canada-based publisher UDON Entertainment partners with online media distribution giant, Crunchyroll, to release manga and comics based on highly recognizable Capcom video game properties through the extremely popular weekly digital manga and mega comic digest UDON COMBO! Initial game-based offerings included in 100+page digest will be UDON’s full color Street Fighter® comics, the manga adaptations of Street Fighter® Alpha and Onimusha®, and the original manga series 1520. As stories are completed, more titles from UDON’s comic and manga library will be moved into the weekly schedule. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com.
UDON Entertainment Chief of Ops Erik Ko states, “The launch of UDON COMBO! on Crunchyroll gives us the opportunity to become entrenched in the hottest consumer-facing website in the anime world. By being able to market to and reach our fans directly online, we hope to be able to replicate the highly successful anime convention experience we have had for the past several years.”
“UDON’s Capcom properties and especially Street Fighter® give our manga business a real punch,” states Crunchyroll Senior Director Rob Pereyda, “It is through one of the strongest intellectual property R&D programs in the business that such amazing characters have been developed, and through a world-class licensing and publishing program that they have been made so well into manga and comics.”