Besides the addition of Yoda and Darth Vador along with the secret apprentice, Soul Calibur 4 surprisingly has some characters designed by well known manga-kas and anime designers
Designed by Mine Yoshizaki, the manga-ka who is most commonly known for the anime series “Sergeant Frog”. Also more interesting is the fact that the character seems to be modeled after Angol Mois from the same series.
Designed by the manga-ka Oh! great, who started the series Tenjou Tenge and Air Gear. Strangely enough, this is the one of the first times I have seen Oh! great create a character that looks like a gothic loli doll without the huge breasts.
Designed by Yutaka Izubuchi, the person who created and directed the anime series “RahXephon”. There is nothing much to say, besides the fact that his character designs are quite close to looking like a real human being rather than anime-esque.
Designed by HIroya Oku, famously known for his works like Gantz and HEN. Character definitely gives off a sinister vibe from Gantz.
So far, the game has 33 confirmed characters. Hopefully there will be more surprises to come, since this game will surely be a flagship for both PS3 and 360.
Designed by another manga-ka, name unknown as of now. So far, she looks like a seigfried clone but with a summoner costume.
Knowing the nature and grandiosity of this game, be sure to invest in Capcom stock along with microsoft and sony stock. 😛