Sgt. Frog creator has some awesome Street Fighter and Darkstalkers illustrations straight out of the 90's

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 29, 2018 at 5:41 p.m. PDT

Many illustrators, manga artists, designers and other professionals in Japan get their start making fan art and fan comics for their favorite manga, TV shows or video games before breaking out and getting big with their own designs.

Manga artist Mine Yoshizaki followed this trend of creating fan works before gaining popularity for his own hit manga creation known in the West as Sgt. Frog which has been running for nearly 20 years now beginning in 1999.

Matt Moylan, director of publishing at UDON Entertainment, recently shared some artwork from Yoshizaki depicting Street Fighter and Darkstalkers characters which appear to have been created in the 90's. The images are featured in one of Yoshizaki's art books and many originated from the official Street Fighter anthology manga according to Moylan.

The amount of detail and personality given to each character and their surroundings looks to even rival Capcom's own artwork of the era in instances, and it's an awesome callback to see this art for these older titles from over two decades ago.

Mine Yoshizaki has some other ties to the fighting game genre that many might not remember, as he also designed the Soul Calibur 4 bonus character Angol Fear, who is also a reference to a Sgt. Frog character named Angol Mois.

You can check out Yoshizaki's collection of Capcom art in the gallery below, and I highly suggest you check out the Darkstalkers pieces plus the big group pieces for both it and Street Fighter.

Mine Yoshizaki's Capcom art image #1 Mine Yoshizaki's Capcom art image #2 Mine Yoshizaki's Capcom art image #3 Mine Yoshizaki's Capcom art image #4 Mine Yoshizaki's Capcom art image #5 Mine Yoshizaki's Capcom art image #6

Mine Yoshizaki's Capcom art image #7 Mine Yoshizaki's Capcom art image #8

Source: Matt Moylan, 1,2

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