This Champion's Choice Laura from Saikusa Hinoru is too good not to share, check out more from the Japanese artist here

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 30, 2020 at 6:37 p.m. PDT | Comments: 5

While scrolling through Twitter we came across an image shared multiple times by members of the fighting game community that depicts the newest costume for Street Fighter 5's Laura as imagined by reigning Capcom Cup champion, iDom.

It turns out that an artist by the name of Saikusa Hinoru is behind this breathtaking piece, and there's even more beautiful fighting game art in their portfolio.

While we mostly found characters from Street Fighter 5 (Laura, Menat, Karin, and Sakura) Hinoru also offers takes on GranBlue Fantasy Versus' Ferry and Narmaya as well as Nier Automata's 2B, who made a guest appearance in Soul Calibur 6.

Hinoru's drawings are especially soft in nature and almost always feature female figures. Though gorgeous, some of these characters don't look exactly as they do in the game's they hail from.

Menat and Karin in images eight and nine, for example, and Chun-Li in image two (to a lesser extent) have noticeable different faces compared to the source material.

The Champion's Choice version of Laura has to be my personal favorite, though Poison and the two holiday costume Menats are definitely close runners up. Let us know in the comments which of these are your personal favorites and why.

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