It’s always nice to try and seek out those who can put the most amount of detail into their artwork or craftsmanship, but all of that comes second when you’re trying to tell a story — and tring to make it funny.
Kangyaku is a talented Japanese artist whose comedic sketches and adorable comics for Street Fighter 6 caught the attention of Capcom enough to feature them in a new comic strip.
For the past two weeks, Kangyaku has been creating small comics following the misadventures of Juri throughout the game with their artstyle making the fighter appear much less threatening.
The first strip for Ganbare! Juri-chan or Do your best! Juri-chan has the character and her cartoonish noodle arms attempting to run away from E. Honda’s headbutt Super, but instead of his scary face, he’s wearing a kind smile as he approaches at mach speed.
Episode 2 shows Juri performing the Hadoken win pose in SF6’s Battle Hub, but she gets embarrassed when Ryu sees her.
Both of these comics have been featured on Street Fighter’s official Japanese PR Twitter page, and inspired fellow artist Quasimodox to create his own called Daijoubu, Lily-chan or It’s okay, Lily-chan.
Inspired by the “Ganbare, Juri chan.” Street Fighter comic. “Daijoubu, Lily chan.” pic.twitter.com/1p35TC9Zu9
— Quasimodox (@Quasimodox) March 3, 2023
On top of the comics, Kangyaku has a collection of wider Street Fighter works including an alternate take of Lily’s camera flash hitting Blanka and experiences from their time playing Laura in SF5.
You can check out a selection of Kangyaku’s recent Street Fighter art below, and there’s even more to be found on their Twitter page.
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