On December 19th we'll see the next Shinsei promoted event and whilst it's not what we had originally hoped to see, it's still a solid card card featuring interesting match ups between Hiroyuki Hisataka and Tetsuro Ohashi, and Ryosuke Nishida and Shohei Omori. The poster is a really simple design, making the main event very clear and a lot of details on the poster. It does however leave us wondering if there's some sort of link to Scotland here due to the white cross on blue background, the Scottish flag!
On July 12th 2013 in Hyogo Shinsei put on one of their Real Spirits show, and lookin back on it it was a notable one. It featured Kohei Oba defending the Japanese Bantamweight title and also featured bouts including Mark John Yap and Ryuya Yamanaka. If we're being on the poster looks fine, though sadly the copy of it we've got to share here is a very, very low quality image of it. It's a bit dull and unimaginative but it's "fine" and inoffensive.
On December 13th we'll get the next show in the Real Spirits series of shows from Shinsei Gym. The card isn't a huge one, but it is a solid one, with a Japanese female Minimumweight title bout between Yumi Narita and Miki Mont Blanc and a main event between Yuki Yonaha and Motoki Osanai. Certainly not a massive card, but a solid Japanese domestic one! As for the poster the design follows pretty much the general layout of the Real Spirits shows. We're not huge fans of these poster if we're being totally honest, as they feel crowded at the top and empty at the bottom.
On May 17th 2013 Shinsei put on the 30th show under their "Real Spirits" banner. The poster has a very clean look and uses the most notable fighters on the card, like Yuhei Suzuki, Accel Sumiyoshi, Takahiro Shigee and Burning Ishii to sell the show. It's a nice, clean look, but doesn't make us think "big time boxing". More like a semi-sexy boy band poster or something.
Following his 2011 loss to Jhonny Gonzalez we saw Japanese great Hozumi Hasegawa slowly rebuild towards another world title fight. His third bout after the Gonzalez defeat saw him take on Weerapon Kingsantea, in the main event of Real Spirits 29. The bout focuses on Hasegawa and has a pretty cool visual decision. It's simple, it works and it makes Hasegawa look great. A simple but effective poster.
Back in March 2013 we got the 28th show in the "Real Spirits" series. The show was headlined by Kohei Oba and Jerope Mercado battling for the Japanese Bantamweight title. The card also featured notable up and comers including Shohei Omori, Kota Tokunaga, Ryotaro Kawabata and Kei Takenaka. The poster for the show focused heavily on the main event and made Oba look like a star. It's not the best poster we've seen, but it's certainly not an awful one either.
The Shinsei Promoted Real Spirits 27 took place on February 22nd 2013 and had this gold themed poster. The show wasn't a huge one but the poster was a solid one, selling on the Shinsei fighters in the 3 main bouts. This wasn't a bad poster, given the quality of the show, but it was always going to be a tough sell.
On September 26th we'll see the next show from Shinsei who are putting on a rather notable card in Kobe. The main event will be the first world title fight in Japan since boxing restarted there, matching WBO Atomweight champion Mika Iwakawa against Nanae Suzuki. Other on this card include former world champion Shun Kubo and the returning Kohei Oba, who hasn't fought since 2014. The poster here makes the fighters look important, a lot of silverware on their shoulders. It might not be the best poster but it is an eye catching one, and really does sell Kubo as a big deal.
Back in December 2012 Shinsei Gym held the 26th show in their "Real Spirits" series and on paper it was a really, really interesting one. In the main event it had the hugely popular Hozumi Hasegawa battle Arturo Santos Reyes, in the chief support bout former world champion Malcolm Tunacao faced Christian Esquivel and also on the under-card were the likes of Shindo Go and Kota Fukuoka. The poster focuses on the two main bouts, looks clean and sharp and very easy on the eye. A very nice looking poster.
On July 25th we see boxing return to Kobe with a double header thanks to the Shinsei Gym. On that card will be the rescheduled OPBF Light Flyweight title bout, between Kenichi Horikawa and Daiki Tomita as well as a Japanese female Atomweight title bout, between Kaori Nagai and Momoko Kanda. The poster sells the show on those two title bouts, and is a simple, but effective poster with a nice, clean, design.
Every major fight needs good promotional posters. This part of AsianBoxing will try and feature some of those posters.