On October 30th Suruga Danji promotions put on their next show at the FujisanMesse. The card features some of the top Suruga Danji fighters, with Tsubasa Murachi headlining in a regional title fight against Wilbert Berondo as well a bout for the highly regarded Narumi Yukawa and the talented Tentaro Kimura. The show sells hard on the main event and does a good job in making the bout look big. It's the sort of focus the poster needed and it works really well here.
On October 23rd fight fans in Shizuoka get the next show from Seien Promotions, who put on a 7 fight card, all of which are 4 rounders. The show is certainly not a bit one, and it can't sell on the names involved, but it does well in marketing what it is, a show of 4 rounders, and these shows tend to be some of the most fun to watch shows in the sport. A simple, but functional poster for a low level card.
On October 18th we get the next show from Kawasaki Nitta Gym, which will be headlined by the third bout between Kimika Miyoshi and Yoshie Wakasa, and will also feature a solid 8 rounder between Shunsuke Isa and Naoki Morooka, as well as the debut of Gaito Sakakino and the retirement ceremony of Masayuki Kuroda. With so much going on it goes the people behind the poster a lot to work with, and in fairness to them, they've put together a poster that contains everything the show has to offer. It's not the best poster out there, but it is one that shares everything fans will be getting on the event.
Heiwa Promotions will be putting on their next show on Sunday October 16th, with the event headlined by an 8 rounder between Takahiro Murai and Tom Hamaguchi. The poster does a good job at show casing the bouts for the card, and it is an easy to look at poster, that catches the attention and contains a lot of detail. A solid effort, for a very, very low key show.
On October 16th we get the next show from Senrima Kobe Promotions. The event, which will feature several interesting lower level domestic Japanese bouts, including Hiroyuki Takahara facing Kyohei Tonomoto and Seira Kishida battling Morihisa Iju. The poster is a simple design, but features a lot of information. We're not a huge fan of it, but it's clear and clean and not over-crowded.
On October 16th fight fans in Kumamoto will get the next show from the Honda Fitness gym. The show will be headlined by Kazuhiro Imamura battling against Taiwanese fighter Yu Che Li and also feature a second Japan Vs Taiwan fight as Misaki Hirano takes on Chuan Hsun Hong. The poster doesn't have a major name to sell the show on, but instead features a lot of fighters making for a busy poster, but one that does well to cover up the lack of star power.
On October 11th we get the next show from the Diamond Glove series of events, headlined by a Japanese Welterweight unification bout between regular champion Keita Obara and interim champion Takeru Kobata. The poster sells the card heavily on that bout but also the co-feature, a Japanese Lightweight title eliminator between Shuma Nakazato and Ken Koibuchi. The poster is simple, clean, easy to look at but also informative. We love how clean this looks and how simple it is. A really solid poster that doesn't try to over complicate things
On October 2nd we'll see the Central Japan Rookie of the Year final. The poster for the show is a simple on, with a bout list on the poster. It's a simple design, but an effective one, especially for a show like this which lacks a big name and sells on the fact the show is a Rookie of the Year event. Simple yet effective.
On October 9th world ranked Japanese Bantamweight Ryosuke Nishida will defend his WBO Asia Pacific title for the second time, as he takes on Filipino challenger Aljum Pelesio. The poster sells the entire show on that bout, and in all honesty that's the right call here, as the under-card bouts really aren't anything comparable to the main bout. The poster design is simple, effective, and it works to sell the show, though it does feel a touch boring, dull and even industrial in some ways. It's not a great poster if you ask us, though we do like how it pushes the main event so strongly, with little focus on the under-card.
We get the next Dangan 4 round show on October 3rd, and this is a little bit different to the usual 4 round shows, with bonuses put up for extra prize money, for fighters who score knockouts. It's a simple concept, but these shows tend to provide some of the best action, and great value for money for fans. The poster explains all that, albeit most in Japanese, and has a list of all the bouts on the show, along with a rather generic action picture. It's a simple poster, with a lot of information on it, but also a poster that sells the event, rather than any specific fighter, or fight.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.