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King of Strong Style


Translated by Jocelyne Allen
Published by VIZ Media LLC
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

The life of the internationally famous professional wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura, from his childhood to the International Wrestling Grand Prix championship, and beyond!

Before he became a star of American professional wrestling, Shinsuke Nakamura was Japan’s “King of Strong Style.” Follow his life and career from the amateur grappling ranks to the Nippon Budokon, thrill to his matches against such legends as Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar, his reign as the youngest New Japan Pro-Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, and his success as a mixed martial artist.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (August 7, 2018)
  • Length: 344 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781974701612

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Raves and Reviews

A great read, King of Strong Style is a deep, step by step journey
that follows Nakamura through his coronation as one of the most
electric and charismatic performers in Japanese Wrestling history.
The perfect prologue for Nakamura's ascension to Wrestlemania
greatness on a global scale, it opens him up to his audience in a way
that not even WWE has been able to accomplish....

– Mike Johnson,

"Much like Nakamura confidently struts the line between artist and athlete, here he is equal parts raconteur and friendly acquaintance. King of Strong Style: 1980-2014 is a unique lens on a trying and crucial time in the history of Puroresu. It is a must read for every New Japan Pro Wrestling fan and a comprehensive primer for the most unique wrestler of this early century."

– Ross W. Berman,

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