Los Angeles, CA – December 1, 2015 – UDON Entertainment and digital comics studio Visionborne have partnered to produce a special edition release of Street Fighter Origin: Akuma. The series is featured on the Visionbooks platform in a new format that showcases movement and visual effects in every panel of the comic book.
Visionbooks revolutionizes comic book reading by transforming two-dimensional comic books into a 3D digital animation experience. By combining traditional comics with cutting-edge technology, Visionbooks creates a reading experience with special effects enhancements you would normally expect from blockbuster movies.
The legendary world of Street Fighter Origins makes its Visionbooks appearance with the launch of the first issue and reveals the untold story of one of its most beloved evildoers: Akuma.
“We are really impressed with the atmospheric effects that Visionborn can apply to comics.” Says Erik Ko, founder of UDON Entertainment and publisher of the Street Fighter comics’ franchise. “It works perfectly in the world of Street Fighter and does a brilliant job of capturing the intensity of each scene.”
“With our technology, we ultimately wanted to create something new, engaging and dynamic for the world of comics. We love the Street Fighter adventures and we are tremendously pleased to bring them to life as Visionbooks” remarks Visionbooks co-founder, Francesco Scrufari.
About UDON Entertainment:
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga. UDON boasts an incredible lineup of highly sought-after products with production quality and English localization work that is second to none. Our best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises, including Street Fighter, Okami, Mega Man, Dark Souls, Bayonetta, Valkyria Chronicles, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many more. UDON also publishes books based on top anime properties including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, and Haruhi Suzumiya as well as completely original projects like RandomVeus, Makeshift Miracle, and Substrata.
UDON’s creative services division is dedicated to providing high-quality artwork to the entertainment industry, in the form of sequential art, character designs, packaging artwork, style guides, illustration, and graphic design. Our clients include Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Capcom, Nintendo, Disney, Legendary Pictures, Warner Brothers, Mattel, Hasbro, and many other partners in the fields of film, television, comic books, toys, and video games.
Visionbooks is a division of Visionborne Inc. Founded in 2012, Visionborne created a ground breaking technology that turns static editorial content into enriched, vibrant and skillfully animated format. Visionbooks believes in the universal language of comics and strive to provide artists and writers the best, most innovative means of getting their message across to others. Prior to launching Visionbooks, Francesco Scrufari and Simone Offredo, founded Ulixe, a well-recognized European provider of web-based services and international solutions for the banking and industrial sectors.