On September 29th we get a stacked Dangan card with two world title fights and a host of other notable fighters in what is, potentially, the best best Dangan card of 2018. The main event will see Yuko Kuroki and Saemi Hanagata battle for the IBF Atomweight title, whilst Tsubasa Koura will defend his OPBF title against Daiki Tomita and fighters like Masamichi Yabuki, Kenya Yamashita and Ryo Takenaka making up the supporting cast. The poster is a busy one, trying to fit everything on it, but it's one that looks great and it's hard to complain about the card, or the poster.
On September 4th fight fans in Tokyo will get the chance to see a trio of B class tournament finals, including the genuine brilliant match up between Seiya Tsutsumi and Junpei Inamoto. The poster features all the men in the final bouts, and continues the typical Dangan style for these sorts of shows. It's a basic poster design, but one that we like, a lot.
On September 2nd Honda boxing, in association with Dangan, hold a special 50th anniversary show in The main event of the card will see Japanese Youth Welterweight champion Kudura Kaneko fighting in a none title bout against Filipino fighter Joel Dela Cruz. The poster makes Kaneko look like a star, and the poster it's self sells hard on the Honda Boxing gym. It's not an amazing poster, but certainly has a solid appeal. A good, solid poster.
On August 24th Japanese fight fans in Tokyo will get a Japanese double header, with Shin Ono defending the Japanese Minimumweight title against Riku Kano and Akinori Watanabe trading blows with Ryosuke Maruki for the Japanese interim Light Middleweight title. The poster for the bout sells on the double main event aspect of the card, and also helps bring some attention to some of the under-card bouts, with 4 under-card fighters also on the poster. It's a simple poster, but really sells the shows strengths well.
On July 27th we get one of the most anticipated Japanese domestic bouts of the year, as Japanese Super Bantamweight champion Yusaku Kuga defends his title against Shingo Wake. As well as the main event the card is pretty stacked, and has interesting under-card bouts like Takuya Kogawa battling Yusuke Sakashita, Masaaki Serie taking on Daisuke Sugita and Daiki Tomita against Kai Ishizawa. The main event is the focus of the poster and we really like it. This is a fight poster and half and really does look like we're going to be watching something special. Great job on this one guys!
On July 26th fans at the Korakuen Hall get the next in the 4 round Dangan cards. The card, like almost all of these, features a pretty generic design, with the image from a single fight, and a lot of info in Japanese. The poster certainly isn't going to massively sell the show, but on the other hand it's a small, cheap and very low key card.
On June 20th fight fans in Japan will get the next of the Dangan cards, Dangan 213. The show's main theme is a Japan Vs China card, with a number of bouts pitting the two countries against each other. Despite the general theme card is also aided by an OPBF Super Featherweight title bout, with Carlo Magali defending the title against unbeaten Japanese challenger Hironori Mishiro. The main event takes much opf the poster space, whilst the Japanese Vs China theme takes up about 40%, in what is a pretty neat poster, for what promises to be a very exciting card.
On June 7th fight fans in Japan will be able to see the start of a new B Class tournament from Dangan. The poster is a bit generic given the quality of fights the fans will be getting, and the poster really doesn't do justice to the match ups. We know this it a typical style of poster used for the B class shows, but we do see it as a pretty disappointing poster here.
On May 28th fight fans in Japan will get a Dangan show featuring a number of 4 round bouts. The card isn't a stacked one but should be a competitive one with pretty evenly matched bouts. The poster for the show is really generic and whilst it does look pretty cool it does seem more like a poster trying to sell a random boxing show rather than one with a real selling point. It does it's job, but doesn't do anything special.
On May 15th Dangan will be putting on a title double header. One of the bouts will be an OPBF title bout, with Rikki Naito defending his title against against Jheritz Chavez and Nobuyuki Shindo will be battling against Ryosuke Maruki for the Japanese Light Middleweight title. The poster seems to be building the show around Naito, as opposed to the double header nature of the card. It's a nice enough poster, but feels like they have too much focus on Naito rather than the show as a whole.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.