New: Street Fighter, Soul Calibur, DMC: Devil May Cry, Gurren Lagann

April 21st, 2014

Shipping this Wednesday to better Comic Book Shops everywhere, four awesome new UDON books! Read on for details, and visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/ to find a comic shop near you!

 

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Gurren Lagann Art Works

Bust through the heavens with your soul,Gurren Lagann! Featuring buxom babes, brutal beastmen, and mountainous mecha as only GAINAX can deliver,Gurren Lagann is a non-stop roller coaster of all-out anime action! Gurren Lagann Art Works collects the dynamic imagery of this landmark series, including DVD covers, magazine artwork, poster images, promotional illustrations, and more!

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-927925-07-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-07-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 136, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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DMC: Devil May Cry Visual Art

DmC Devil May Cry depicts a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. Spurred into action by the promises of a trusted relation, Dante bursts into this new world intent on revenge at any cost. DmC Devil May Cry Visual Art collects all the concept art behind this modern reimagining of the Devil May Cry universe and its characters. Included are key visuals, character & location designs, unused concepts, and creator commentary.

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-97-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-97-6

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble
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Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher
By Ken Siu-Chong, Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz, and Various

Presenting UDON’s classic Street Fighter comics in a gorgeous, oversized hardcover! It’s all the pulse-pounding martial arts action of the ultimate fighting game experience, presented through spectacular anime-influenced artwork! In Vol.3, Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Cammy, and more have finally reached the Street Fighter tournament! Some seek revenge, others aim to uncover M.Bison’s secrets, while others still are simply looking for a good fight! It’s all-out no-holds-barred martial arts action with the fate of the world at stake!

Collects the original Street Fighter II Turbo #1-12.

Price (U.S.): $59.99

ISBN: 1-927925-02-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-02-7

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 8.25? x 11.25?

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SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul

Transcending history and the world, a tale of souls and swords, eternally retold.  SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul collects the artwork of the ultimate weapons-based fighting game – SoulCalibur V.

SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul is one of the most detailed art books UDON has ever released, featuring
Included are character designs, rough concepts, storyboards, creator commentary, character relationship charts, exclusive interviews, and more!

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-95-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-95-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Look for book previews and more soon!

Miku Is The Champion! Enter our Hatsune Miku Contest!

April 18th, 2014

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Hatsune Miku’s newest art-book, MIKUCOLOR: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works, was voted by YOU as the #1 Anime, Manga, or Culture product of 2014 in Rightstuf.com’s ANIME MADNESS event!

To celebrate, UDON Entertainment is giving away 5 copies each of Hatsune Miku Graphics CV01: Hatsune Miku, CV02 Kagamine Rin & Len, and CV03 Megurine Luka! All you have to do is head over and LIKE our Facebook page, and then enter the contest! :D

Enter here: https://www.facebook.com/udonentertainment?sk=app_143103275748075

Thank you to everyone who voted, everyone who spread the word, and who made Hatsune Miku #1!

- The UDON Staff!

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Check out the ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV OPENING!

April 17th, 2014

Woo hoo! Capcom has released Ultra Street Fighter IV to arcades and Japan, and now the brand opening cinematic is now online! Check it out above. Ultra Street Fighter IV is on its way to consoles this June…!

SFIV-Vol1-CoverAs you may be aware, UDON is involved in creating some special costumes for this game. We can’t say too much more just yet, but a quick google search might turn up some of our work online… ;)

PLUS! This June, we’re releasing our new Oversized, hardcover graphic novel edition of Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin! Written by Ken Siu-Chong, with art by Joe Ng, this graphic novel is a prequel to the Street Fighter IV video game timeline, and is a must for fans of the series! Also included in this collection are rare, never-before-reprinted UDON Street Fighter bonus stories featuring the casts of Final Fight, Street Fighter III, and Street Fighter IV! Plus, EXCLUSIVE TO THIS VOLUME, an all-new Ultra Street Fighter IV story by Jim Zub and Takeshi Miyazawa featuring none other than… Decapre! Her first comic appearance!

You can pre-order Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin HC at your local comic shop, at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and wherever great comics are sold!

 

Vote for Hatsune Miku in ANIME MADNESS!

April 10th, 2014

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Thanks to your amazing support, UDON Entertainment’s English Language edition of Mikucolor: KEI’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works has made it all the way to the final round of ANIME MADNESS! Wow!

We’re now in the final round and voting is open until Friday, so please take a moment to help make Mikucolor the ultimate winner of this Right Stuff contest!!

http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/main/promo/?ForumThreadName=FT0000006583

Thanks for supporting UDON!

Remember To Vote: Hatsune Miku in ANIME MADNESS!

April 6th, 2014

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UPDATE: UDON Entertainment’s English Language edition of Mikucolor: KEI’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works has made it all the way to the fourth round of Rightstuff’s ANIME MADNESS contest! It’s currently neck-and-neck with its 4th round competition, so if you’ve got a few minutes today please head over and VOTE 4 MIKU! 

http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/main/promo/?ForumThreadName=FT0000006583

Thanks for supporting UDON!

UDON Bestseller Report for April 1st!

April 1st, 2014

With four new art books hitting stores last week, the competition for spots on the bestseller list has really heated up. Who will make the cut for the week of April 1st, 2014? Keep reading to find out!

This information is gathered and reported to us from comic book stores and other bookstores across the world! Keep reading to find out what UDON’s hottest books are, and where you can buy them!

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke - Dark Souls Design Works remains UDON’s bestselling title for the fifth week in a row! Even though this book is technically sold out, there are still copies in select stores and you guys are snapping them up! A second printing is on the way in May, for those of you who can wait that long!

Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character and monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators! (preview)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon | Buy at Barnes & Noble 

monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Holding strong in second place is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This book collects all of the artwork from the third generation of Monster Hunter games (and some from the second generation), including Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 UltimateMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Includes character, armor and weapon designs, environment paintings, rough artwork, and extensive commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book! As a bonus, our version of the book collects the Japanese black-and-white and color Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive collection! (preview)

$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com  | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

Maybe it’s witchcraft keeping The Eyes of Bayonetta in the #3 position on our bestseller list – or maybe it’s just the outpouring of fan support for the sexy sorceress! This awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary also features a full-length DVD documentary about the creation of the Bayonetta game, including exclusive interviews with director Hideki Kamiya and other key figures behind Bayonetta! A must-have for all of the die-hard fans of this amazing character and game!

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

$49.99, 224 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Dragon's Dogma ODW#4. Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works

Roaring into spot #4 is one of this week’s new releases, Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works! Set in a rich world full of dangerous monsters and classic action-RPG style adventure, Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works collects the development artwork behind this expansive game, including character, creature, and weapon designs, plus rough sketches, key visuals, and plenty of creator commentary.

$44.99, 312 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-92-1
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Okami Official Complete Works cover#5. Okami Official Complete Works

Okami Official Complete Works continues to enjoy strong fan support, claiming the last spot in our top five titles for the week! Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan favorite. This gorgeous book shows off all of the artwork for the original game!

$39.99, 288 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#6. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 is the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! The three-volume Gigamix series features every Robot Master from the first eight classic Mega Man games, as well as the Stardroids, Bass, Proto Man, Duo, Drs. Cossack, Light, and Wily, and more! (preview)

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#7. Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works

Back on the list after a brief absence is Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works, one of the most-requested art books in our company’s history! Bursting with illustrations, character designs, story and development material, animation storyboards, and more! (preview)

$39.99, 176 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-81-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#8. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Everybody loves a great monster, which must be why Monster Hunter Illustrations keeps making its way into the UDON bestseller list! UDON reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 and fan support for this reprint has been phenomenal. Snag your copy before it sells out again! (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, 11.75″ x 8.25″, Diamond: DEC101074, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4
Find a comic store near you | Amazon.com  |  BarnesandNoble.com

Persona4Cover#9. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)

$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#10. Phantom Breakerphantom_breaker

Moving up the chart is one of UDON’s newest releases - Phantom Breaker: Official Visual Works! Collecting the original artwork from the cult-favorite Japanese fighting game “Phantom Breaker,” this stunning collection is chock-full of beautiful pin-ups, detailed character designs, and even an exclusive pull-out poster!

$39.99, 112 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-00-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#11. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

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Bolstered by her recent win in the first round of Rightstuff.com’s Anime Madness contest, Hatsune Miku holds her place on the bestseller list for another week! This collection features over 150 illustrations with themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble


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#12. Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album

Virtual idol Sonico returns to the UDON bestseller charts this week, reviving her rivalry with fellow virtual idol Hatsune Miku! The Super Sonico Picture Album collects all the best images from the Sonicomi visual novel, plus merchandise artwork, pin-ups, crossover costumes, and more!

$39.99, 160 pages, 8″ x 10″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778808
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

All items, titles, and characters, TM and © their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 

VOTE UDON in ANIME MADNESS!

March 27th, 2014

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Hey UDON Art Book Fans!

Rightstuf.com is running a great contest right now called ANIME MADNESS, where manga and anime goods coming out this spring are pitted against each other to decide the fan-favourite!

UDON Entertainment’s contenders in the contest are the above two art books, Gurren Lagann Art Works and Mikucolor: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works.

Right now Miku is beating her competition, but Gurren Lagann sure could use your support!

Please go vote at http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/main/promo/?ForumThreadName=FT0000006583! And we’d love it if you voted UDON!

Round 1 voting ends TODAY!

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UDON Bestseller Report for March 25, 2014!

March 25th, 2014

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for March 25, 2014! This information is gathered and reported to us from comic book stores and other bookstores across the world! Keep reading to find out what UDON’s hottest books are, and where you can buy them!

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

Fan love for Dark Souls Design Works shows no signs of slowing down as this amazing dark fantasy title claims the top spot on our bestseller list for the fourth week in a row! Even though this book is technically sold out, there are still copies in select stores and you guys are buying them up! Remember that a second printing is on the way in May.

Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character and monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators! (preview)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
Find a comic store near you | Available at Amazon | Available at Barnes & Noble 

monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Continuing to breathe down Dark Souls’ neck for the top spot is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This book collects all of the artwork from the third generation of Monster Hunter games (and some from the second generation), including Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 UltimateMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Includes character, armor and weapon designs, environment paintings, rough artwork, and extensive commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book! As a bonus, our version of the book collects the Japanese black-and-white and color Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive collection! (preview)

$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com  | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

Another title with strong fan support, The Eyes of Bayonetta holds steady in the #3 position on our bestseller list! This awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary also features a full-length DVD documentary about the creation of the Bayonetta game, including exclusive interviews with director Hideki Kamiya and other key figures behind Bayonetta! A must-have for all of the die-hard fans of this amazing character and game!

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

$49.99, 224 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Okami Official Complete Works cover#4. Okami Official Complete Works

Third time’s the charm for Okami Official Complete Works, which finishes again at #4! Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan favorite. This gorgeous book shows off all of the artwork for the original game!

$39.99, 288 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#5. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Staying strong at #5 is Monster Hunter Illustrations! UDON reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 and fan support for this reprint has been phenomenal. Snag your copy before it sells out again! (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, 11.75″ x 8.25″, Diamond: DEC101074, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4
Find a comic store near you | Amazon.com  |  BarnesandNoble.com

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#6. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Bouncing up to #6 is Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1, the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! The three-volume Gigamix series features every Robot Master from the first eight classic Mega Man games, as well as the Stardroids, Bass, Proto Man, Duo, Drs. Cossack, Light, and Wily, and more! (preview)

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Persona4Cover#7. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)

$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#8. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
#9. The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

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Back in the charts are these two great collections featuring Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series! Combined, there are over 500 pages of artwork and information about these fan-favorite games contained within!

Illustrations. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Characters. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#10. The History of Sonic The Hedgehog

Returning to our bestseller list is The History of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ultimate guide to SEGA’s spiky blue speedster! This hefty 300-page volume covers in detail every 2D and 3D Sonic game, plus spinoffs and crossovers. You’ll also find character profiles, promotional artwork, rare concept art, and a detailed look at the origins of the “Blue Blur.” A must-have for any true Sonic fan!

$34.99, 300 pages, 9.25″ x 8.5″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-56-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#11. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

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Staying on the charts this week is the original Vocaloid herself, Hatsune Miku! Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#12. Phantom Breakerphantom_breaker

Rounding out this week’s chart is one of UDON’s newest releases - Phantom Breaker: Official Visual Works! Collecting the original artwork from the cult-favorite Japanese fighting game “Phantom Breaker,” this stunning collection is chock-full of beautiful pin-ups, detailed character designs, and even an exclusive pull-out poster!

$39.99, 112 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-00-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

All items, titles, and characters, TM and © their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 

4 New Art Books In Comic Stores Today!

March 19th, 2014

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Hey UDON fans! Are you ready for an amazing week! We’ve got four (4!) brand new releases in comic book stores today, Wednesday, March 19th! Now in comic book stores, you can find Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle, Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comics & Art Volume 1, Ys The Art Book, and Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works.

All four of these books should be in better comic book stores across North America right now! Click here to find a Comic Book Store Near You. They’ll start appearing in bookstores, and from online sellers, over the next 7-10 days or so.

Keep scrolling past this blog post to see preview pages and info from all four of these releases! 

chronicle_daisuke_moriyama_artworksDaisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle
Release date: March 19 (Comic Stores), Late March/Early April (Book Stores)
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-94-5
Format: Softcover

Page Count: 208, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a Comic Book Store Near You | Buy at Barnes and Noble | Buy at Amazon.com


Dragon's Dogma ODWDragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works

Release date: March 19 (comic book stores) late-March/early-April (book stores)
Price US: $44.99
ISBN: 1-926778-92-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-92-1
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 312, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

Find a comic book store near you | Buy online at Amazon.com


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Release date: March 19th (Comic stores) Late March/April (Book Stores)
Price (U.S.): $44.99
ISBN: 1-927925-01-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-01-0
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 280, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble


hatsune_miku_graphics_vocaloid_art_and_comicHatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1
Release date: March 19 (Comic Stores) Late March/Early April (Book Stores)
Price (U.S.): $34.99

ISBN: 1-926778-82-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-82-2
Format: Softcover, Metallic Foil Cover
Page Count: 128, Partial Color (96 pages)
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a Comic Book Store Near You!

Buy Or Pre-order Online at Amazon.com


Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: In Stores Now! (14 PAGE PREVIEW)

March 19th, 2014

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Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle

chronicle_daisuke_moriyama_artworksUDON Entertainment announces the newest addition to its Anime/CG art books line, a collection of stunning illustrations by acclaimed manga creator Daisuke Moriyama entitled Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle! A stunning collection of anime-styled artwork from across Moriyama’s 20+ year career in the manga industry, this full-colour artbook is sure to please fans of Moriyama’s hit series World Embryo and Chrono Crusade! 

Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle is a 200+ page, full-colour book. Featuring major sections on the manga series’ Chrono Crusade and World Embryo, Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle also features pieces from across Moriyama’s long career career including the series’ Mousou Kikou Adolescence Avatar, Mahoui Neko To Ibarahime, and Bancho Gakuen. Also included are a huge number of illustrations from light novels, magazines, card games, CD covers, and more! A small selection of tribute artwork rounds out the collection, featuring tributes to Dragon Warrior, Darkstalkers, Fate/stay night, and more! And of course, Moriyama comments on all of his artworks and series’, and even includes a short afterword from the artist reflecting on his career!

Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle is an amazing new art book collection for Japanese anime and manga art fans, as it traces the 20 year development of one prolific and highly-regarded artist’s career. It will be available in better comic book stores everywhere on March 19th, and in bookstores and from online booksellers shortly thereafter!

KEEP READING FOR A PREVIEW!

Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle
Release date: March 19 (Comic Stores), Late March/Early April (Book Stores)
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-94-5
Format: Softcover

Page Count: 208, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a Comic Book Store Near You | Buy at Barnes and Noble | Buy at Amazon.com

Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works: Available Soon! (19 PAGE PREVIEW)

March 19th, 2014

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Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works

27317_cover_printUDON Entertainment is proud to present Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works, being released to comic book stores on March 19th, and bookstores and online sellers shortly thereafter! Containing more than 300 pages of rough sketches, illustrations, and CG work from the hit Dragon’s Dogma franchise from Capcom!

Dragon’s Dogma is a brand new fantasy world, featuring amazing monsters, brave heroes, and a huge selection of weapons and armor, all experienced through a traditional Japanese-style action/RPG! Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works is jam-packed with art and materials capturing every aspect this world, and collects Key Artworks, promotional artwork, and concept artwork showing the genesis of the game! Also included are a huge selection character, weapon, and armor designs, a gorgeous gallery of monsters, settings and landscapes, and extensive creator commentary appears throughout! UDON has faithfully translated all of the descriptions, commentary, and notes, and Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works is an unbelievable compendium of work!

No fan of fantasy settings or action/RPGs will want to miss this collection!

Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works is available in comic book stores beginning March 19th, and in traditional book stores and from online sellers shortly thereafter.

KEEP READING FOR A HUGE 19-PAGE PREVIEW!

Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works

Release date: March 19 (comic book stores) late-March/early-April (book stores)
Price US: $44.99
ISBN: 1-926778-92-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-92-1
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 312, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

Find a comic book store near you | Buy online at Amazon.com

Get Ready! Ys: The Art Book is available soon!

March 18th, 2014
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UDON Entertainment Proudly Presents

Ys: The Art Book

Celebrating 25 years of Japanese RPG Innovation

In Comic Stores March 19th. Available Through Booksellers Soon!

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ys_the_art_bookCelebrating over 25 years of Ys, the flagship series of Japanese RPG publisher Nihon Falcom! Ys: The Art Book collects the fantastic artwork of more than a dozen titles in the Ys franchise, from the original game all the way up to the brand new Ys: Memories of Celceta. Includes pinups, character designs, rare concept art, and more!

With an expansive world, intricate history and gorgeous anime-influenced design, the world of Ys is made to be explored! Ys: The Art Book does just that, bringing fans of the game detailed illustrations of the characters, story, setting and more, as developed during the lifetime of this iconic RPG franchise. UDON has worked closely with North American Ys Publisher/Distributor XSEED to create a thorough and accurate tribute to this magnificent series. No fan of Japanese video games or the RPG genre should be without this stellar collection!

Of particular interest to series fans will be rare, little-known illustrations which were created for the Japanese retail market. These amazing pin-up pieces really capture the energy and personality of Ys’ vivid cast of characters… Fans and artists alike will love the retrospective nature of this collection, which showcases the evolution of the Ys art style across 25 years of Japanese RPG innovation!

The Ys RPG series has been released on various gaming platforms including PC, Super Nintendo, Playstations 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Steam, and more… It has legions of devoted fans from around the world, and UDON is thrilled to help bring them this fantastic tome.

Release date: March 19th (Comic stores) Late March/April (Book Stores)
Price (U.S.): $44.99
ISBN: 1-927925-01-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-01-0
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 280, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1 (9 Page Preview!)

March 18th, 2014

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Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1

UDON continues to bring the inspiring and sensational world of Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloids to North America with its newest release, Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1.This brand-new English-language release will be available in comic book stores everywhere starting Wednesday March 19th, and in bookstores and from online sellers soon afterwards!  An amazing compendium of official and tribute artworks featuring Miku, Rin, Len, Luka, Kaito, and more, Comic & Art Volume 1 also features a few surprises and firsts!

HatsuneMiku Vocaloid Art&ComicVOL1_interiors-28Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1 collects the official and tribute artworks that Vocaloid fans–and fans of beautiful art in general–have come to love! But for the first time ever, Hatsune Miku’s original manga and comic adventures have been translated and brought to English! That’s right, this volume collects five unique styles of comics and manga stories featuring Miku and friends, in addition to more than a hundred full-colour Miku illustrations!

Comics and manga in this volume:

- “Hachune Miku” super-deformed 4-koma (4 panel) comic strips by Ontama, presented in full color!
- “Miku’s Yonkoma” super deformed 4-koma comic strips by Torikara, presented in full color!
- “Torabotic World” fantasy adventure manga by Nagimiso, based on the Vocaloid song by composer Toraboruta-P!
- “May Be Family” comedy/drama manga by Nagian, an amazing story about family, with a cute kid version of Miku!
- Good Morning Emma Sympson” manga by Batako, about the feelings and dreams of Vocaloid music composers!

North American comic and manga fans who have dreamed of seeing Miku’s songs brought to the printed page will be thrilled with these brilliant, touching, and occasionally hilarious stories by incredibly talented manga artists! These sequential stories mark Miku’s first official English-language comic adventures, and comics and manga fans won’t want to miss this important debut!

But wait, there’s more!

HatsuneMiku Vocaloid Art&ComicVOL1_interiors-30This volume is also the ultimate fanbook for Vocaloids! It’s an amazing archive of rare and behind-the-scenes artwork from across the entire phenomenon of Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloids! Check out what you can find in Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1:

- Character Vocal Series Official Visuals!  Featuring the official character designs for Miku, Rin, Len, and Luka from Miku illustrator Kei!
- ‘Project Diva’ 3d character models, alt costumes, and more!
- Special ‘tribute’ section featuring top manga and light novel illustrators
- Vocaloid Video! Profiles of the most popular vocaloid music videos!
- CD and DVD Visual Chronicle! A selection of great art from the Vocaloid CD & DVD releases!
- The same amazing metallic foil cover treatment as the other books in UDON’s art-book line!

All of this, plus the amazing full colour pin-ups that fans have come to love and adore from UDON’s Hatsune Miku art book releases!

Vocaloid fans can find Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1 at their local comic book stores beginning on March 19th, 2014! It will then become available through traditional book stores and online sellers over the following 2 weeks.

Keep Reading for a preview of Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1
Release date: March 19 (Comic Stores) Late March/Early April (Book Stores)
Price (U.S.): $34.99

ISBN: 1-926778-82-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-82-2
Format: Softcover, Metallic Foil Cover
Page Count: 128, Partial Color (96 pages)
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Udon Bestseller Report: March 18, 2014!

March 18th, 2014

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for March 18, 2014! This information is gathered and reported to us from comic book stores and other bookstores across the world! Keep reading to find out what UDON’s hottest books are, and where you can buy them!

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

Dark Souls Design Works rules the bestseller list for the third week in a row! This reprinted art book is flying off the shelves even faster than anticipated – add it to your collection before it sells out yet again!

Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character and monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators! (preview)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
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monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Holding steady in spot #2 is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This book collects all of the artwork from the third generation of Monster Hunter games (and some from the second generation), including Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 UltimateMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Includes character, armor and weapon designs, environment paintings, rough artwork, and extensive commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book! As a bonus, our version of the book collects the Japanese black-and-white and color Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive collection! (preview)

$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
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Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

The Eyes of Bayonetta continues to capture fan interest, staying firm in the #3 position on our bestseller list! This awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary also features a full-length DVD documentary about the creation of the Bayonetta game, including exclusive interviews with director Hideki Kamiya and other key figures behind Bayonetta! A must-have for all of the die-hard fans of this amazing character and game!

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

$49.99, 224 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
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Okami Official Complete Works cover#4. Okami Official Complete Works

For the second week in a row, Okami Official Complete Works sticks it out at #4! Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan favorite. This gorgeous book shows off all of the artwork for the original game!

$39.99, 288 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75, ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7
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Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#5. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Zooming up the charts from #12 to #5 is Monster Hunter Illustrations! UDON reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 and fan support for this reprint has been phenomenal. Snag your copy before it sells out again! (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, 11.75″ x 8.25″, Diamond: DEC101074, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4
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Persona4Cover#6. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)

$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
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Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#7. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Taking a slight drop to #7 is Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1, the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! The three-volume Gigamix series features every Robot Master from the first eight classic Mega Man games, as well as the Stardroids, Bass, Proto Man, Duo, Drs. Cossack, Light, and Wily, and more! (preview)

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5
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phantom_breaker#8. Phantom Breaker

Launching at #8 this week is one of UDON’s newest releases – Phantom Breaker: Official Visual Works! Collecting the original artwork from the cult-favorite Japanese fighting game “Phantom Breaker,” this stunning collection is chock-full of beautiful pin-ups, detailed character designs, and even an exclusive pull-out poster!

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5

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#9. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
#10. The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

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Fans of Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series keep showing their love for the games, keeping these art books on our bestseller list! Combined, there are over 500 pages of artwork and information about these fan-favorite games contained within!

Illustrations. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4
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Characters. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
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#11. Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album

Fashion model, musician, video game star, and now #11 on the UDON bestseller list – Sonico can do it all! The Super Sonico Picture Album collects all the best images from the Sonicomi visual novel, plus merchandise artwork, pin-ups, crossover costumes, and more!

$39.99, 160 pages, 8″ x 10″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778808
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#12. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

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Rounding out our bestseller list for this week is another Japanese virtual idol, Hatsune Miku! Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
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Happy Dark Souls II Day! Dark Souls: Design Works Sells Out, Reprint On The Way!

March 11th, 2014

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HEY DARK SOULS FANS, GREAT NEWS!

Dark Souls: Design WorksUDON Entertainment’s #1 selling book of the year, Dark Souls: Design Works, has sold out and is going back to print! While copies may still be available at the retail level, meaning in comic stores and book stores, they’re sold out at the distributor level! We’re thrilled at this record sell-out, and we’re happier still to put more copies into the marketplace to try and satisfy intense fan demand. More copies of Dark Souls Design Works should be available starting in mid-May.

DARK SOULS FANS! If you haven’t got your copy yet, hit your local comic shop immediately, or put in a pre-order at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or the bookseller of your choice!

About Dark Souls: Design Works

Dark Souls: Design Works showcases the grim and haunting artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous full-color hardcover collection, matching the Japanese edition. Featuring key visuals, concept art, character, weapon, and monster designs, and rough sketches, this is a complete picture of the brutal world of Dark Souls. Design Works also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and many of the game’s artists, making it a real treat for fans of the game!

In addition to fully and faithfully translating all of the content from the Japanese edition into English, the UDON edition of Dark Souls: Design Works features one of our most deluxe project treatments of all time. Released in a sturdy hardcover, UDON’s edition features a pearlized silver dust jacket, with ultra high-gloss black and silver treatments, making it practically shimmer (with evil) on your bookshelf!

Dark Souls: Design Works is the perfect tribute to the beloved (or at least grudgingly respected) game, and arrives just in time for the impending release of Dark Souls II this spring to boot! It is a book that UDON has put a phenomenal amount of care and effort into for the legions of this game’s hardcore fans, and the day of its arrival is almost here!

DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS
AVAILABLE NOW!
Price U.S.: $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-926778-89-1
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25” wide x 11.75” long

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