CRUNCHYROLL AND UDON COMBO DUKE IT OUT ON THE STREET

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CRUNCHYROLL AND UDON COMBO DUKE IT OUT ON THE STREET

Global Online Media Distribution Giant Partners and Canada-Based Publisher to Launch Popular STREET FIGHTER® Comics in Weekly Digital Manga and Comic Digest

San Francisco, CA (December 5, 2008) ‹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 UDON¹s 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 UDON¹s comic and manga library will be moved into the weekly schedule. 2008. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com <http://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,² 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."

Title Synopses:

Street Fighter®
It¹s the pulse-pounding series that put UDON on the map as one of North America¹s most original comic book publishers! Based on the videogame that birthed the fighting game genre, the Street Fighter® comic and graphic novel series features timeless characters, gripping stories, and the dynamic artwork that UDON is famous for.

Street Fighter® Alpha
One of the most anticipated Street Fighter manga series ever is finally adapted for the English audience! Featuring the popular cast of the Street Fighter Alpha series, fan-favorite characters are brought to life through the explosive story and art of popular manga artist Masahiko Nakamura. Prepare for all-out martial arts action as Street Fighter heroes battle
against the forces of the evil Shadaloo crime lord M. Bison.

Onimusha®
Two Onimusha warriors embark on epic adventure! One sets off to overthrow the evil warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The other seeks revenge on a traitor to her clan. These Onimusha warriors' paths are destined to intersect. Will they join forces to save the world from destruction at the hands of the monstrous Genma, or will the Omen Star finally descend and bring unendingchaos to the world?

1520
An award-winning manga series! A royal maid named Ana, and a young prince, Zelos, have been accidentally bound together by a magical curse. The two 15-year-olds are now each only 10 years of age! They both retain the ability to transform back to their original age, but at the cost of knocking the other down to a mere 5 years old! Now the age-shifting pair must search for a way to break the curse, while also trying to save their two kingdoms from disaster.

About UDON Entertainment
UDON Entertainment is a Canada-based publisher of original comic books, graphic novels, and art books. UDON¹s best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises such as Street Fighter®, Darkstalkers , Okami , Onimusha® and Mega Man®. The publisher¹s ever-growing library also includes English editions of Japanese Manga and Korean Manhwa titles, as well as the critically-acclaimed ROBOT anthology series.

About Crunchyroll
Headquartered in San Francisco, California ­ Crunchyroll is hailed as a leading online entertainment brand with the largest international online community and destination focused on Asian entertainment including anime, drama, music in addition to electronic entertainment and auto content. Crunchyroll¹s distribution channel and partnership program delivers content to over four million passionate fans worldwide. Crunchyroll is funded by the premiere group Venrock.  More information can be found at its website http://www.crunchyroll.com <http://www.crunchyroll.com> .
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