Book Review: ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

Update: The English edition SF20: The Art of Street Fighter is now available.

Street Fighter Art Works

Here's the Japanese product description:

総ページ数320ページ、収録画像点数1500点以上!歴代『ストリートファイター』シリーズ公式イラストの集大成!『ストリートファイター』派生作品のイラストも特別収録!カプコンデザイン室秘蔵の初公開原画、準備稿も大量掲載

This art book is a 20th anniversary tribute to the video game Street Fighter which was released in 1987.

At 320 pages, the paperback book is pretty thick and comes with a dust jacket. On the non-glossy pages are printed with over 1500 illustrations, paintings and sketches.

The illustrations are divided into chapters by artists, namely:

Akiman is the designer for the classic Street Fighter characters. Daigo Ikeno is the art director and character designer for Street Fighter IV. The last chapter is a collection of work from other artists.

Since this is a character based game, most of the art are character designs. They are a mixture in sizes with small single portraits to the usual full page group splash pages. Most are full colored illustrations in myriad anime styles. There are captions for everything and several artists interviews but are all in Japanese.

Work comes from all the various different versions of Street Fighter, including spin-offs like Super Puzzle Fighter II, or even some SNK-vs-CAPCOM illustrations — rivalry between King of Fighters and Street Fighter is strong and burning. Included also are the latest Street Fighter IV character profile designs used in the game.

In this book spans the work of Street Fighter art over an impressive 20 years, I'm very sure there will be more to come. This satisfying thick compilation is recommended for all Street Fighter art lovers.

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Also check out other Street Fighter art books I've reviewed, namely Street Fighter Tribute and Udon's Art of Capcom, which I both like very much too.

The English edition of this book is SF20: The Art of Street Fighter.

Here are direct links to the book:
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ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

ストリートファイターアートワークス 覇 (Street Fighter Art Works)

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Here are direct links to the book:
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4 Comments

I bought this awhile back,

I bought this awhile back, really great art book, a fair few of the images are reused from the Street Fighter Eternal Challenge art book but the quality of the new images definitely make this another essential purchase imo. Great review (and taste) as always, Parka.

i'm not sure which version to

i'm not sure which version to get, the japanese or Udons release? i always shop at amazon japan.. the difference i saw was the price.. 10 dollars more expensive but what matters to me is the quality of the book itself.

can i have your opinion please ?

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