Ultra Jump Egg’s Tekken Comic
Asuka Kazama stars in this collaboration between Namco and Ultra Jump Egg.
Well, whaddaya know… there’s an actual Tekken Comic! Produced by Namco-Bandai and Ultra Jump Egg– an online flash comic site- this manga tells the story of the Tekken 6 fighters, albeit in a bit more light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek manner than you’d expect.
Yes, it’s still the same overall story- Jin Kazama just declared the Mishima Zaibatsu an independent nation and has demanded that the world recognize the new Mishima Nation- however 40 countries have rejected his advances, resulting in his declaration of war. There’s a bit of fast action as we see Tekken Force commandos doing some bad deeds, including apparently taking over the UN(!). The war doesn’t seem to any reason to stop the Tekken Tournament matches, and we then see Paul Phoenix (who’s looking a bit ragged) engaging in a prize fight against Craig Marduk. Yeah, Marshall Law and Steve Fox are in the crowd and they’re portrayed as being a bit underhanded in trying to win the tournament (via Law planting some laxative-laced Chinese food in Marduk’s locker room). Pretty wild stuff!
The bulk of the story though soon shifts as an intruder barges into the arena, none other than the busty and bubbly Asuka Kazama herself. As per her Tekken 6 story, she’s come to knock Jin out for being a world-class ass. Unfortunately for her, the Tekken Force (headed by a pretty cool Eddy Gordo!) subdues her and she’s subsequently thrown out (gently though). Forced to return home for now, Asuka returns to normal life… until a certain blonde-haired, panty-flashing heiress parachutes into her space and before we know it, a fight’s about to break out!
Also appearing in the manga (albeit briefly) are Xiaoyu, Lili, Dragunov, Bob, Raven, Kuma (kinda) and King (oddly enough, two Kings appear with Craig, supposedly King the First and King the Second!), with an appearance by Asuka’s previously unseen father and a cameo by the late Jun Kazama. There’s quite a bit of action (but not too much), but more than a fair share of fan service- including an Asuka shower scene!
The Tekken Comic is nicely illustrated by artist Rui Takato and not too serious- it’s pretty entertaining, particularly for fans of the game who are currently waiting for the release of the console versions of Tekken 6. The comic so far has two chapters, or ‘Battles’ posted online, with the next installment set for early November. You can check out the Tekken Comic for yourself (thankfully there’s an option for english translations) here.
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