Japan's Most Talented Pro-Gamer Is Now Appearing in a Japanese Manga

As far as Street Fighter players go, they don't get much bigger than Daigo Umehara. He has an endorsement with peripheral maker Mad Catz, and he even authored a book. But it doesn't stop there. He recently popped up in a Japanese manga.


But not just any manga! According to this
Japanese blog, Umehara is appearing in Kindai Mahjong (近代麻雀), a Japanese manga centered around mahjong. The manga with Umehara is titled "Umehara's Mahjong". Below, you can see the manga version of Umehara and what looks like Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono.


Japan's Most Talented Pro-Gamer Is Now Appearing in a Japanese Manga

The manga tells the story of when Daigo Umehara once had his eye on becoming a mahjong pro—a mahjong pro who apparently wore Mad Catz t-shirts.

Japan's Most Talented Pro-Gamer Is Now Appearing in a Japanese MangaS

近代麻雀オリジナル 12月号を買ってみた [世紀末麻雀ブログ-じゃんキチ!]


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