Astral Chain Character Designer Draws Street Fighter V’s Chun Li to Celebrate Sneaker Collaboration
Today Capcom released new artwork of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition portraying iconic heroine Chun Li.
The artwork was designed by famous mangaka Masakazu Katsura, who is known for publications like Video Girl Ai, I’s and DNA². More recently, he has been working on the character design of PlatinumGames’ Nintendo Switch exclusive game Astral Chain.
The beautiful art, which you can see in the gallery below, has been created to celebrate the collaboration with the shoe brand Onitsuka Tiger on the Mexico 66 SD sneakers, which will be released in Japan on July 27 in two colors. You can also see them in the gallery,
Incidentally, if you purchase the shoes, you’ll find an enclosed product code that will let you use Chun Li’s original Onitsuka Tiger costume in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.
An exhibition with creations by ten artists (including Katsura-sensei) will also be held between May 24 and 26, between June 7 and 9, and between June 21 and 23 respectively at the Onitsuka Tigers stores in Omotesando and Shinjuku in Tokyo, and Namba in Osaka.
I guess now I know what I’m doing on the June 24.
If you’re unfamiliar with Street Fighter V, you can check out our review, even if the game has changed a whole lot since then, especially since the launch of the Arcade Edition.
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is currently available for PlayStation 4 and PC.