Street Fighter 6: Days of the Eclipse

Udon ­Entertainment. (Street Fighter 6: Vol. 1). May 2024. 248p. Tr $49.99. ISBN 9781772943269.
Gr 9 Up–Ken Masters, retired world champion fighter, has organized a fighting tournament in the newly formed country of Nayshall, which is looking to gain its independence. Their hope is that this tournament will give them the exposure they need to do so. But not all is rosy in Ken’s world, and between his rocky relationship with his son Mel and the destructive political demonstrations against the tournament, Ken quickly realizes he’s bitten off more than he can chew! Days of the Eclipse is a prequel graphic novel to the award-winning fighting video game Street Fighter 6, which should garner interest from teen library patrons. Readers will love the vibrancy each full-color page brings. The artwork is handled by a wide range of illustrators, both from Japanese and non-Japanese backgrounds, who bring different visual styles to the table. While the content in a few scenes is violent, most of the action won't be too much for teens to handle. Fun shorts flank the main story to add more content. The plot adeptly introduces those new to Street Fighter to some of the main players of the franchise, while also adding some supplemental character development to the personas franchise fans will know.
VERDICT Multiple artists have passionately brought to life a great story that adds another element for members of the game’s base—and those new to it—to savor.

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