When we first saw this poster, for a June 2013 show, we had two reactions. One of those was "we like that, it's dark, it's brooding, and it stands out" and the other was "that looks like a magazine cover". We stand by both of those. It doesn't make for a the best show poster, but damn do we like it and it does look different, dark and relatively unique. Maybe a touch too dark to really stand out, on reflection, but we do like it.
On March 10th 2013 fight fans in Fukuoka got an interesting card got an interesting card headlined by Yuki Miyoshi, with Cuauhtemoc Vargas and Satomi Nishimura in supporting bouts and a then 1-0 Yuki Beppu fighting in his second professional contest. The poster pushes hard on Miyoshi, his KO rate and his fight, trying to make him seem like a star. It falls a little bit short, though likely worked well in Fukuoka, where he was a local draw.
March 24th will give us the next Real Soul Boxing card. The show is a rookie card, and it really doesn't look anything special on paper, sadly the poster undersells the show in what is a clean but dull poster.
On March 25th fight fans in Fukuoka will get the chance to see Hideo Sakamoto take on Takaaki Kanai, in a real must win for the once promising Sakamoto. The poster for the fight does a pretty artistic job of attracting the eye, and whilst none of the fighters, Sakamoto included, are strong enough to be pictures as a star the poster does do a good jn making the poster about the fighters and the fights. A solid poster with a slightly different feel than we typically get with Japanese ones.
In Fukuoka this comign weekend fans get the next in the "Real Soul Boxing" cards. The show is a small one, which will likely only really appeal to local fans, but it does feature some competitive looking bouts and will be a low level local cards fans in the area, who may well be riding a bit of a local high in recent times for the sport. It's a nice poster for a very small level show.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.