Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Beautiful New Illustration by Kinu Nishimura Revealed for 2021 Capcom Store Merch Line


Legendary female artist, Kinu Nishimura, is well-known and beloved among fighting game fans for her beautiful Capcom illustrations over the decades. Kinu's contribution to the Street Fighter series is iconic, as she was one of the lead artists and character designers of Street Fighter III: New Generation and 2nd: Impact games that many consider to be the "artistic peak" of the series. Kinu is also famed for illustrating the "Capcom side" character artwork of Capcom Vs. SNK 1 & 2. Today, Famitsu reported that a brand new illustration by Kinu, depicting a variety of fan-favorite Capcom characters, will be the centerpiece for a 2021 line of Capcom merchandise soon to be on sale at Capcom Store Tokyo and Osaka. Kinu's new art (below) will appear on a variety of Capcom Store exclusive merch, including: T-shirts, Mugs, Mini-Towels, iPad / Tablet Cases, etc.

Below are some official samples (via Famitsu) of the upcoming 2021 Capcom / Kinu Nishimura merch along with the retail prices for all 11 of the goods.

 Kinu Nishimura 2021 Capcom Merch / Prices:
  •   Clear File    500 yen + tax
  •   Full Color T-shirt    5,000 yen + tax
  •   Tapestry    5,000 yen + tax  
  •   Mug    2,500 yen + tax
  •   IC Card Sticker    800 yen + tax  
  •   Full Color Pass Case    1,200 yen + tax
  •   Postcard    500 yen + tax
  •   Mini-Towel    800 yen + tax
  •   iPhone case (6s/7/8/SE)    3,200 yen + tax
  •   Tablet PC case    4,200 yen + tax 
  •   Desk Mat (45cm)    3,500 yen + tax

These items will launch exclusively at Capcom Store Tokyo / Capcom Store Osaka and will be available in limited quantities starting Friday, January 22nd, 2021. See TFG's previous articles for more information on Capcom Store Tokyo / Osaka.

 Sources:  Famitsu@nishi_katsu       TFG Twitter Post:  @Fighters_Gen

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