Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin HC Edition – Now Available (Rufus Prologue Story!)

August 19th, 2014

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SFIV-Vol1-CoverStreet Fighter IV: Wages of Sin HC Edition
Now available!

Continuing our previews of Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin, check out this short prologue featuring SFIV’s new character Rufus under the cut! And make sure to purchase your copy of SFIV: Wages of Sin HC wherever great graphic novels are sold!

Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin HC
Cover artist: James Ghio. Writer: Ken Siu-Chong. Pencils: Joe Ng. Inks: Crystal Reid. Colors: Espen Grundetjern. Letters: Marshall Dillon
Backups by Ken Siu-Chong, Matt Moylan, Jim Zub, Joe Ng, Chris Stevens, Eric Vedder, Bob Strang, Takeshi Miyazawa, and more.

Price (U.S.): $34.99
ISBN: 1-927925-14-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-14-0
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 152, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.25″

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UDON Bestseller Report for August 19th, 2014!

August 19th, 2014

More changes this week as a new title roars into the #1 spot and some old favorites battle to hold their places on the bestseller list. Who made the cut? 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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Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin HC – Now Available (‘Abel’ Prologue Story!)

August 18th, 2014

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Street Fighter IV: Wages Of Sin – Oversized Hard Cover Edition
Now available everywhere!

SFIV-Vol1-CoverPresenting UDON’s official Street Fighter IV prequel comic series, now available for the first time in oversized hardcover format! Newcomers including Crimson Viper, Rufus, Abel, and Seth battle fan favorite characters like Sakura, Dan, Akuma, and more in this amazing, action-packed volume with a main story by Ken Siu-Chong and Joe Ng!

Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin HC collects the original Street Fighter IV #1-4 in its entirety for the first time, and it also includes never-before-reprinted bonus stories featuring the casts of Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV, and Final Fight! But wait, there’s more! Debuting in this edition is an all new 6-page Ultra Street Fighter IV story created exclusively for this volume, featuring new character Decapre!

Keep reading below for a prologue to all of the action, in an awesome story featuring Abel and a surprise guest!

Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin HC
Cover artist: James Ghio. Writer: Ken Siu-Chong. Pencils: Joe Ng. Inks: Crystal Reid. Colors: Espen Grundetjern. Letters: Marshall Dillon
Backups by Ken Siu-Chong, Matt Moylan, Jim Zub, Joe Ng, Chris Stevens, Eric Vedder, Bob Strang, Takeshi Miyazawa, and more.

Price (U.S.): $34.99
ISBN: 1-927925-14-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-14-0
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 152, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.25″

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Street Fighter IV Wages of Sin Preview: Abel 

SF25: The Art of Street Fighter – Now Available (Mega Preview!)

August 14th, 2014

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SF25-coverSF25: The Art of Street Fighter
Now available in comic and book stores everywhere!

Collecting more than a thousand amazing Street Fighter illustrations from across the historic series!

The king of fighting games gets the ultimate art book with SF25: The Art of Street Fighter, collecting over 25 years of Street Fighter artwork! This 448-page behemoth of a book collects pin-ups, character designs, crossover artwork, rare concept art, and more. SF25 features over 100-pages of new material, including tribute art from top Japanese artists, never-before-collected sketches and game art, and all-new interviews with the people who created the legend that is Street Fighter!

SF25: The Art of Street Fighter is now available in comic and book stores, and wherever great books are sold! Check out the extensive preview available below!

SF25: The Art of Street Fighter

Available now!
Price (U.S.): $59.99

ISBN: 1-927925-19-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-19-5

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 448, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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UDON Bestseller Report for August 12th, 2014!

August 12th, 2014

Lots of new titles means lots of shake-ups on the UDON Bestseller report this week! Which of our hot new books came out on top? And which fan favorites were able to hang on for another week? 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. Mikucolor: KEI’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works

Debuting at #1 on the UDON Bestseller Report is Mikucolor: KEI’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works!

Collecting the artwork of official Vocaloid character illustrator, KEI! Mikucolor collects KEI’s dazzling illustrations of your favorite Vocaloids like Luka, Rin & Len, and of course the supreme musical idol herself – Hatsune Miku! Included are magazine & book illustrations, DVD covers, rare pinups, exclusive new artwork, and much more!

In keeping with UDON’s Miku releases to date, the UDON Entertainment release of Mikucolor is fully translated into English, and features a beautiful new prism cover treatment that adds even more sparkle to KEI’s beautiful exclusive cover illustration!

Click here for a 16-page preview!

$39.99, 128 pages, Softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-08-9

Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Comic Shops | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

SFIV-Vol1-Cover#2. Street Fighter IV Volume 1: Wages of Sin

Presenting UDON’s Street Fighter IV comics, now available for the first time in oversized hardcover format! Newcomers like Crimson Viper, Rufus, Abel, and Seth battle fan favorite characters like Sakura, Dan, Akuma, and more! Collects UDON’s original Street Fighter IV #1-4, and bonus stories featuring the casts of Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV, and Final Fight!

Also included are rare, un-reprinted Street Fighter short stories, and an all new 6-page Ultra Street Fighter IV story created exclusively for this volume! This collection is a must-have for fans of Street Fighter and anyone else who enjoys a action-packed story with iconic characters and amazing artwork!

$34.99, 152 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-14-0
Find a Comic Book Store Near You! | Buy at Barnes & Noble | Buy at Amazon.com

SF25-cover#3. SF25: The Art of Street Fighter

The king of fighting games gets the ultimate art book with SF25: The Art of Street Fighter, collecting over 25 years of Street Fighter artwork! This 448-page behemoth of a book collects pin-ups, character designs, crossover artwork, rare concept art, and more.

SF25 features over 100-pages of new material, including tribute art from top Japanese artists, never-before-collected sketches and game art, and all-new interviews with the people who created the legend that is Street Fighter!

A must-have for CAPCOM fanatics, lovers of great video game design, and anyone who wants to celebrate the world’s greatest fighting game!

$59.99, 448 pages, Softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-19-5

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

HyperdimensionNeptunia-cover#4. Hyperdimension Neptunia + MK2 Artworks

Welcome to Gameindustri, a parallel world of goddesses, humans, and monsters, all engaged in an epic battle known as the Console War! Collected in this volume is the illustration work behind both the original Hyperdimension Neptunia and the sequel game,Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2. Inside you’ll find character designs, profiles, rough sketches, rare promotional art, creator interviews, and more!

Check out a 16-page preview here!

$39.99, 152 pages, Softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-09-6

Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

substrataCover#5. Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy

What happens when over 80 creators from the world’s top video game studios join forces without the constraint of committee design? You get Substrata, a hypothetical Triple-A title driven by artists, for artists. Herein lies their widely varied, unbridled visions! Inside you’ll find character designs, locations, monsters, items, interface designs, and more, all exploring the spectacular dark fantasy world of Substrata.

Proceeds from the sale of SUBSTRATA will be donated to Gamers For Good, http://www.gamersforgood.com! Check out a 25-page preview here!

$44.99, 240 pages, Softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1927925133

Find a Comic Store Near You - Buy from Barnes & Noble

Dark Souls: Design Works#6. Dark Souls Design Works

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! 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!

(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#7. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 showcases 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!

Click here for a 9-page 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

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#8. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Featuring everyone’s favorite Blue Bomber, Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 is the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! In this volume, Mega Man travels to outer space to tangle with Dr. Wily’s Robot Masters as well as the mysterious Break Man! Then, it’s the ultimate race! Mega Man, Bass, Roll, Proto Man, Ice Man, Guts Man, and even Dr. Wily himself go head-to-head in a grand prix that spans halfway across the globe!

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#9. Persona 4 Official Design Works

This awesome book collects all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! Persona 4 Official Design Works is packed with hundreds of illustrations, sketches, character designs, landscape paintings, and even more from fan-favorite designer and artist Shigenori Soejima, Persona 4‘s art director and character designer. Soejima goes in-depth on nearly every illustration, with extensive comments on every major character and revealing insight into the background and secondary characters, the creation process, and the game’s setting. To top it all off, this amazing collection ends with a massive 9,000-word interview that details the entire game’s creation from start to finish! (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

GurrenLagann-cover#10. 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 nonstop 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! This stellar book features a ton of double-page spreads, merchandise artwork, and other rare artwork created for the anime and supporting products.

Click here to check out a 10-page preview!

$39.99, 136 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-07-2

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

201305_Disgaea3SchoolofDevils_Vol1#11. Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1

Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1 is set in the Netherworld school known as Evil Academy, where students learn to be proper demons! Truancy, poor hygiene, and unfinished homework are what’s needed to make the honor roll at this sinister school. But there is one diminutive demon not content with being the “worst” kid in school… The mischievous Mao has his sights set on superseding his own father and becoming the new overlord of the Netherworld!

$13.95, 160 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-72-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#12. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Monster Hunter Illustrations features an amazing collection of artwork and designs from the popular Monster Hunter video game series! 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

UDON Bestseller Report for August 5th, 2014!

August 5th, 2014

Are you ready for this week’s UDON Bestseller Report?!? 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. Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy

For a second week in a row Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy is UDON’s top selling title!

What happens when over 80 creators from the world’s top video game studios join forces without the constraint of committee design? You get Substrata, a hypothetical Triple-A title driven by artists, for artists. Herein lies their widely varied, unbridled visions! Inside you’ll find character designs, locations, monsters, items, interface designs, and more, all exploring the spectacular dark fantasy world of Substrata.

Proceeds from the sale of SUBSTRATA will be donated to Gamers For Good, http://www.gamersforgood.com! Check out a 25-page preview here!

Find a Comic Store Near You - Buy from Barnes & Noble

Dark Souls: Design Works#2. Dark Souls Design Works

Holding strong at #2 is the amazing Dark Souls Design Works!

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! 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!

(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

SFIV-Vol1-Cover#3. Street Fighter IV Volume 1: Wages of Sin

Presenting UDON’s Street Fighter IV comics, now available for the first time in oversized hardcover format! Newcomers like Crimson Viper, Rufus, Abel, and Seth battle fan favorite characters like Sakura, Dan, Akuma, and more! Collects UDON’s original Street Fighter IV #1-4, and bonus stories featuring the casts of Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV, and Final Fight!

Also included are rare, un-reprinted Street Fighter short stories, and an all new 6-page Ultra Street Fighter IV story created exclusively for this volume! This collection is a must-have for fans of Street Fighter and anyone else who enjoys a action-packed story with iconic characters and amazing artwork!

$34.99, 152 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-14-0
Find a Comic Book Store Near You! | Buy at Barnes & Noble | Buy at Amazon.com

monster_hunter_2#4. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 showcases 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!

Click here for a 9-page 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

GurrenLagann-cover#5. 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 nonstop 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! This stellar book features a ton of double-page spreads, merchandise artwork, and other rare artwork created for the anime and supporting products.

Click here to check out a 10-page preview!

$39.99, 136 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-07-2

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

Featuring everyone’s favorite Blue Bomber, Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 is the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! In this volume, Mega Man travels to outer space to tangle with Dr. Wily’s Robot Masters as well as the mysterious Break Man! Then, it’s the ultimate race! Mega Man, Bass, Roll, Proto Man, Ice Man, Guts Man, and even Dr. Wily himself go head-to-head in a grand prix that spans halfway across the globe!

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

DarkstalkersOCW2014-cover#7. Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works is the ultimate collection of Darkstalkers artwork and history! This new release is packed full of beautiful babes, menacing monsters, awesome action, and all the great style you’d expect from the rulers of the night!

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works collects the artwork of every Darkstalkers game, including key visuals, character illustrations, promotional artwork, rough concepts, and creator commentary. Also featured are multiple new interviews with the creators behind the series, plus all-new tribute pin-ups from your favorite Capcom artists!

Click here to check out a 10-page preview!

$39.99, 224 pages, softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″,
ISBN: 1-927925-04-5

Persona4Cover#8. Persona 4 Official Design Works

This awesome book collects all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! Persona 4 Official Design Works is packed with hundreds of illustrations, sketches, character designs, landscape paintings, and even more from fan-favorite designer and artist Shigenori Soejima, Persona 4‘s art director and character designer. Soejima goes in-depth on nearly every illustration, with extensive comments on every major character and revealing insight into the background and secondary characters, the creation process, and the game’s setting. To top it all off, this amazing collection ends with a massive 9,000-word interview that details the entire game’s creation from start to finish! (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

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#9. The Eyes of Bayonetta

More than just a standard art book, The Eyes of Bayonetta is an awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary that comes with 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! (preview)

$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

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#10. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Monster Hunter Illustrations features an amazing collection of artwork and designs from the popular Monster Hunter video game series! 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

201305_Disgaea3SchoolofDevils_Vol1#11. Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1

Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1 is set in the Netherworld school known as Evil Academy, where students learn to be proper demons! Truancy, poor hygiene, and unfinished homework are what’s needed to make the honor roll at this sinister school. But there is one diminutive demon not content with being the “worst” kid in school… The mischievous Mao has his sights set on superseding his own father and becoming the new overlord of the Netherworld!

$13.95, 160 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-72-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Ni0ArtWorks-cover#12. Ni0 Art Works: Nishi’s Alluring Figures

Ni0 is famous for his exotic imagery and alluring character designs, and Ni0 Art Works: Nishi’s Alluring Figures makes it clear that his fame is more than well-deserved! Included in this special hardcover volume are magazine covers, promotional artwork, and rare pin-ups from his best-known works, including Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls, Queen’s Gate, works for Nitro+, and more! This selection of saucy and scintillating artwork is a must-have for anyone who appreciates both skilled illustration and beautiful ladies.

Suggested for mature readers.

Click here to check out an 11-page preview!

$44.99, 176 pages, hardcover, 9″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-03-4

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Now Available: MIKUCOLOR: KEI’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works (16 Page Preview)

August 4th, 2014

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Mikucolor coverMIKUCOLOR: KEI’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works
English-language edition now available from UDON Entertainment

Here at UDON we are continuing to show the love for international idol sensation HATSUNE MIKU! We are proud to present the fifth release in our series of Hatsune Miku artbooks, the brand-new MIKUCOLOR: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works. This new 128 page collection is full of Miku and Vocaloid illustrations by KEI, the official designer of Hatsune Miku!

Included in MIKUCOLOR are magazine & book illustrations, DVD covers, rare pinups, novel and manga illustrations exclusive new artwork, all in full and glorious color! In keeping with UDON’s Miku releases to date, the UDON Entertainment release of  MIKUCOLOR is fully translated into English, and features a beautiful new prism cover treatment that adds even more sparkle to KEI’s beautiful exclusive cover illustration!

For those of you that don’t know about Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloids, Miku is an invention of the Crypton corporation, who created her image and voice for popular music-making software so that composers could have a beautiful, realistic voice to sing their songs! Miku’s melodies and image have captivated the hearts of millions of fans around the world, and UDON is proud to be publishing art books chronicling the fan, pro, and official artworks representing Hatsune Miku!

Keep reading for a sneak peak at the beautiful artwork of MIKUCOLOR: KEI’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works.

VOTED THE CHAMPION OF THE 2014 ANIME MADNESS TOURNAMENT AT RIGHT STUF!

MIKUCOLOR: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works
Collecting the artwork of official Vocaloid character illustrator, KEI! Mikucolor collects KEI’s dazzling illustrations of your favorite Vocaloids like Luka, Rin & Len, and of course the supreme musical idol herself – Hatsune Miku! Included are magazine & book illustrations, DVD covers, rare pinups, exclusive new artwork, and much more!

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-927925-08-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-08-9
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Comic Shops | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

 

Hyperdimension Neptunia + Mk 2 Artworks: Available Now (16 Page Preview!)

August 1st, 2014

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Hyperdimension Neptunia + MK2 Artworks
Now available!

HyperdimensionNeptunia-coverUDON Entertainment is proud to announce the release of its newest video game art book, Hyperdimension Neptunia + MK2 Artworks! Collecting the illustrations, character designs, event cutscene artworks, and rough sketches from the fan-favourite video games Hyperdimension Neptunia, and Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2. This is a translation of the Japanese artbook of the same name, with a new cover design that prominently features the lead characters (don’t worry, the original Japanese cover is included inside!).

For those not familiar with the series, you’re in for something special! Hyperdimension Neptunia is an epic parable with a uniquely Japanese point of view. The world of Neptunia is the world of “Gameindustri”, ruled by 4 goddesses–each a beautiful heroine, and each based on a popular next-generation console system. These 4 Goddesses engage in the greatest war of all–The Console War! The games feature beautifully rendered moe (cute girl) artwork, and the games have been remade and adapted into novels, manga, and even a popular animation series: Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation (released in North America by Funimation).

UDON Entertainment’s translation of Hyperdimension Neptunia + MK2 Artworks is chock full of beautiful illustrations from the game, as well as specially developed promotional artwork and pieces exclusive to this book! In addition to character designs and rough artworks, there’s also a feature interview with Tsunako, a popular illustrator and the designer of the main Neptunia characters!

Whether you’re a fan of this series or just want a beautiful book chock-full of great illustrations of cute girls, we think you’ll love Hyperdimension Neptunia + MK2 Artworks! Check out a 16 page preview below, and look for the book wherever UDON art books are sold!

Hyperdimension Neptunia +mk2 Artworks
Welcome to Gameindustri, a parallel world of goddesses, humans, and monsters, all engaged in an epic battle known as the Console War! Collected in this volume is the illustration work behind both the original Hyperdimension Neptunia and the sequel game,Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2. Inside you’ll find character designs, profiles, rough sketches, rare promotional art, creator interviews, and more!

Available Now!
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-927925-09-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-09-6
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 152, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

UDON Bestseller Report for July 29, 2014

July 29th, 2014

Are you ready for this week’s UDON Bestseller Report?!? 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. Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy

A new challenger enters the ring – and lands in the #1 position! This week’s top spot goes to new release Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy!

What happens when over 80 creators from the world’s top video game studios join forces without the constraint of committee design? You get Substrata, a hypothetical Triple-A title driven by artists, for artists. Herein lies their widely varied, unbridled visions! Inside you’ll find character designs, locations, monsters, items, interface designs, and more, all exploring the spectacular dark fantasy world of Substrata.

Proceeds from the sale of SUBSTRATA will be donated to Gamers For Good, http://www.gamersforgood.com! Check out a 25-page preview here!

Find a Comic Store Near You - Buy from Barnes & Noble

Dark Souls: Design Works#2. Dark Souls Design Works

Holding strong at #2 is the amazing Dark Souls Design Works!

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! 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!

(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

SFIV-Vol1-Cover#3. Street Fighter IV Volume 1: Wages of Sin

Presenting UDON’s Street Fighter IV comics, now available for the first time in oversized hardcover format! Newcomers like Crimson Viper, Rufus, Abel, and Seth battle fan favorite characters like Sakura, Dan, Akuma, and more! Collects UDON’s original Street Fighter IV #1-4, and bonus stories featuring the casts of Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV, and Final Fight!

Also included are rare, un-reprinted Street Fighter short stories, and an all new 6-page Ultra Street Fighter IV story created exclusively for this volume! This collection is a must-have for fans of Street Fighter and anyone else who enjoys a action-packed story with iconic characters and amazing artwork!

$34.99, 152 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-14-0
Find a Comic Book Store Near You! | Buy at Barnes & Noble | Buy at Amazon.com

monster_hunter_2#4. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Moving down to fourth place is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This epic collection showcases 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!

Click here for a 9-page 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

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#5. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Fans continue to show their love of Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1, rounding out the top five titles for the second week in a row! Featuring everyone’s favorite Blue Bomber, Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 is the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! In this volume, Mega Man travels to outer space to tangle with Dr. Wily’s Robot Masters as well as the mysterious Break Man! Then, it’s the ultimate race! Mega Man, Bass, Roll, Proto Man, Ice Man, Guts Man, and even Dr. Wily himself go head-to-head in a grand prix that spans halfway across the globe!

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#6. Persona 4 Official Design Works

This awesome book collects all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! Persona 4 Official Design Works is packed with hundreds of illustrations, sketches, character designs, landscape paintings, and even more from fan-favorite designer and artist Shigenori Soejima, Persona 4‘s art director and character designer. Soejima goes in-depth on nearly every illustration, with extensive comments on every major character and revealing insight into the background and secondary characters, the creation process, and the game’s setting. To top it all off, this amazing collection ends with a massive 9,000-word interview that details the entire game’s creation from start to finish! (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

DarkstalkersOCW2014-cover#7. Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works is the ultimate collection of Darkstalkers artwork and history! This new release is packed full of beautiful babes, menacing monsters, awesome action, and all the great style you’d expect from the rulers of the night!

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works collects the artwork of every Darkstalkers game, including key visuals, character illustrations, promotional artwork, rough concepts, and creator commentary. Also featured are multiple new interviews with the creators behind the series, plus all-new tribute pin-ups from your favorite Capcom artists!

Click here to check out a 10-page preview!

$39.99, 224 pages, softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″,
ISBN: 1-927925-04-5

GurrenLagann-cover#8. 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 nonstop 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! This stellar book features a ton of double-page spreads, merchandise artwork, and other rare artwork created for the anime and supporting products.

Click here to check out a 10-page preview!

$39.99, 136 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-07-2

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

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#9. The Eyes of Bayonetta

More than just a standard art book, The Eyes of Bayonetta is an awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary that comes with 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! (preview)

$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

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#10. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Monster Hunter Illustrations features an amazing collection of artwork and designs from the popular Monster Hunter video game series! 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

201305_Disgaea3SchoolofDevils_Vol1#11. Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1

Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1 is set in the Netherworld school known as Evil Academy, where students learn to be proper demons! Truancy, poor hygiene, and unfinished homework are what’s needed to make the honor roll at this sinister school. But there is one diminutive demon not content with being the “worst” kid in school… The mischievous Mao has his sights set on superseding his own father and becoming the new overlord of the Netherworld!

$13.95, 160 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-72-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#12. Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works

Back on the list once again 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

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

UDON 2014 Panel Announcements from Comic-Con San Diego!

July 26th, 2014

We’ll have a more complete posting about this next week, but for now, here’s a few highlights from today’s UDON 2014 panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. We hope you’re as excited by these announcements as we are!!

Street Fighter 2 panel

We’re continuing our commitment to the Street Fighter comics series with our new hardcover editions and we’re thrilled to announce that Super Street Fighter V2 is almost complete!

In addition to our hardcover comics, we have a special hardcover edition of the Street Fighter World Warrior Encyclopedia that will coming next year! This classic title has been sold out for over a year now, and we’ll be reprinting in an oversized format that matches our graphic novels! We’ve also updated the content for Ultra and included brand new artwork!

Street Fighter World Warrior Encyclopedia Hardcover            Ace Attorney

On a related CAPCOM note, we’ve also announced a North American version of The Art of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies!! This is one of our top fan requests and loaded with amazing artwork. Coming 2015!

Kill la Kill Manga

Speaking of fan demand, we’re beyond thrilled to announce that UDON has secured the rights for the English-language edition of the Kill la Kill manga!! Another title to look forward to in 2015!!

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And on the topic of manga, we announced the next three titles in our Manga Classics line, which has been selling like gangbusters at Comic-Con!

- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Emma by Jane Austen

Katamari   Makeshift Miracle 2

Two new titles appearing in December 2014:

- Katamari Volume 1 the collected ShiftyLook comic by Alex Culang and Raynato Castro!

- Makeshift Miracle Volume 2: The Boy Who Stole Everything by Jim Zub and Shun Hong Chan!

Record Aragest     Record Aragest

Record of Agarest War: Heroines Visual Book and Record of Agarest War 2: Heroines Visual Book!

Shining Blade     Yo gi oh dual art

Shining Blade and Ark, featuring the amazing work of Tony Taka! This title collections the artwork of the Shining Blade and Shining Ark games, and is UDON’s forth title in the Shining series!

Yu-Gi-Oh Dual Art collects the artwork of Takahashi Kazuki from the Yu-Gi-Oh series, including card art, personal illustrations, manga illustrations and more!

Tezuka Anime     Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka art books!!! Osamu Tezuka Anime Character Sketchbook is an unprecedented look into the sketchbook drawings and designs of this master artist; Osamu Tezuka Anime Character Illustrations is a unique collection of character model sheets and animations spanning his impressive body of work.

Layton     PowerPoint Presentation

UDON will be producing an English-language version of the Professor Layton Official Fanbook, published by Level 5 and QBIST in Japan!

Gungnir Official Art Chronicle is based on an epic Norse-inspired JRPG and is part of the “Dept. of Heaven” series!

BorderBreaks

Border Break Artworks, UDON’s first full-on mecha art book! Chock full of schematics, sketches, pilot designs and background materials!

And last but certainly not least….

robotech

The ink is still drying on this one, folks, but UDON is over the moon to announce that we’ll be bringing out a series of Robotech/Macross art books! More details to come soon, promise!!

IN ALL CASES, IMAGES SHOWN ARE NOT FINAL ART. PENDING LICENSOR APPROVAL.
All items, titles, and characters, TM and © their respective owners. All rights reserved.

UDON Bestseller Report for July 22nd, 2014!

July 22nd, 2014

Are you ready for this week’s UDON Bestseller Report?!? 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

Once again, Dark Souls Design Works hangs on strong at the top of our charts! 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 epic collection showcases 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!

Click here for a 9-page 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

Persona4Cover#3. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Another strong showing keeps fan-favorite Persona 4 Official Design Works in the top three for this week! This awesome book collects all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game!

Persona 4 Official Design Works is packed with hundreds of illustrations, sketches, character designs, landscape paintings, and even more from fan-favorite designer and artist Shigenori Soejima, Persona 4‘s art director and character designer. Soejima goes in-depth on nearly every illustration, with extensive comments on every major character and revealing insight into the background and secondary characters, the creation process, and the game’s setting. To top it all off, this amazing collection ends with a massive 9,000-word interview that details the entire game’s creation from start to finish! (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

GurrenLagann-cover#4. 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 nonstop 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! This stellar book features a ton of double-page spreads, merchandise artwork, and other rare artwork created for the anime and supporting products.

Click here to check out a 10-page preview!

$39.99, 136 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-07-2

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

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#5. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Fans continue to show their love of Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1, rounding out the top five titles for the second week in a row! Featuring everyone’s favorite Blue Bomber, Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 is the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! In this volume, Mega Man travels to outer space to tangle with Dr. Wily’s Robot Masters as well as the mysterious Break Man! Then, it’s the ultimate race! Mega Man, Bass, Roll, Proto Man, Ice Man, Guts Man, and even Dr. Wily himself go head-to-head in a grand prix that spans halfway across the globe!

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

DarkstalkersOCW2014-cover#6. Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works is the ultimate collection of Darkstalkers artwork and history! This new release is packed full of beautiful babes, menacing monsters, awesome action, and all the great style you’d expect from the rulers of the night!

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works collects the artwork of every Darkstalkers game, including key visuals, character illustrations, promotional artwork, rough concepts, and creator commentary. Also featured are multiple new interviews with the creators behind the series, plus all-new tribute pin-ups from your favorite Capcom artists!

Click here to check out a 10-page preview!

$39.99, 224 pages, softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″,
ISBN: 1-927925-04-5

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#7. The Eyes of Bayonetta

More than just a standard art book, The Eyes of Bayonetta is an awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary that comes with 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! (preview)

$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

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#8. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Monster Hunter Illustrations features an amazing collection of artwork and designs from the popular Monster Hunter video game series! 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

Fate Complete Book1_cover#9. Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material

For years, Fate fans have been asking us to translate some of the Japanese-language material available for the franchise. We’re thrilled to see all the resulting fan support for our first book in this initiative, Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material!

The Fate franchise has grown from a popular visual novel into multiple anime and manga series, video games, and more. Fate/Complete Material Vol. 1 is the first in an art book series and collects the in-game artwork from the original “Fate/stay night” visual novel, plus key visuals and promotional artwork. It includes a wealth of cutscene illustrations, pin-ups, and rare promotional and advertising artwork.

$39.99, 240 pages, softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″,
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-12-6

201305_Disgaea3SchoolofDevils_Vol1#10. Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1

Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1 is set in the Netherworld school known as Evil Academy, where students learn to be proper demons! Truancy, poor hygiene, and unfinished homework are what’s needed to make the honor roll at this sinister school. But there is one diminutive demon not content with being the “worst” kid in school… The mischievous Mao has his sights set on superseding his own father and becoming the new overlord of the Netherworld!

$13.95, 160 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-72-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#11. Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works

Back on the list once again 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

Okami Official Complete Works cover#12. Okami Official Complete Works

If you haven’t checked out Okami Official Complete Works yet, you really need to see what you’re missing! There’s a reason this collection is one of the top-selling books in UDON’s publishing history – it is totally gorgeous. Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, Okami’s visual style 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

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

 

UDON Social Media Update!

July 19th, 2014

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Hey everyone! A few days before Comic-Con we just wanted to remind you where you could find UDON across your social media and on the web! We’ll be making a ton of announcements over the next week and maybe you want those beamed to your phone, or your email, or your desktop? So check out the list below and make sure you’re subscribed! We’re gonna knock your socks off.*

Sign up for the UDON Newsletterhttp://eepurl.com/UXtXr

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/udonentertainment

Twitter@udonent *NEW*

Instagramhttp://instagram.com/udonent

DeviantArthttp://udoncrew.deviantart.com/

Pinteresthttp://www.pinterest.com/udonent/

PIXIVhttp://www.pixiv.com/users/7582154

* If you wear socks, not if you’re like, Ryu or something. Or Dhalsim. Honda. Ken. Blanka? Anyway, you get the idea.

UDON @ COMIC-CON 2014 BOOTH #4529: MEGA POST

July 19th, 2014

comicon2014_logoHey UDON fans!

Are you looking for alllll of the info on what’s happening with UDON at Comic-Con? Well look no further than this very post! UDON will be set up at San Diego Comic-Con International, at booth #4529 (at the end of the hall near Artist Alley and Hall H), from Wednesday July 23rd through Sunday July 27th!

So there’s just a ton of info under the cut, so if you don’t want to read the whole thing here are the five most important things to know:

  1. The UDON Booth is #4529! Come see us!
  2. We’re welcoming special guests Yoshinori Ono (Producer of Ultra Street Fighter® IV) and Kaname Fujioka (Director of Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate).
  3. We have 5 Comic-Con Exclusive items this year, including UDON’S Art of Capcom: Complete Edition Convention Exclusive Hardcover
  4. We will be announcing 10 new licenses at The UDON Panel 2014, Sat. July 26, 5:30-6:30, Room 26AB
  5. The UDON Publishing and Creative Services Staff will be available all weekend, and we invite business colleagues and media representatives to meet with us! Drop us a line at fans@udonentertainment.com.

Alright, here’s the big list:

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UDON Panels & Events at Comic-Con! UDON#4529

July 17th, 2014

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UDON Fans @ Comic-Con! By now we’re sure you’ve ALREADY made plans to stop by Booth #4529 to see all of the special guests, UDONcrew members, and Exclusive and Debut Books! But, did you know that you can find UDON happenings all over the show…? Check out this list of UDON-related events at the show!

logo_UDONThe Main Event:
The UDON Panel 2014!
Saturday July 26, 5:30-6:30, Room 26AB

Meet UDON’s artists and editors, including Joe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma), Long Vo (Street Fighter II HD Remix), and Marketing Director Chris Butcher as they discuss this year’s big hits and preview their upcoming 2014/2015 books, including the new Manga Classics line. Panel attendees will be the first to hear about some amazing as-yet unannounced titles featuring iconic properties from across the pop culture spectrum.
(Hint: That Means New License Announcements).
Saturday July 26, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 26AB
http://sched.co/U7GP8C

Additional Panels: 

The World of Capcom: Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) and a panel of Capcom staff members share the latest updates on all the hot, new Capcom games, including Ultra Street Fighter IV, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Dead Rising 3, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, plus sneak peeks at all the latest cool Capcom merchandise and maybe a surprise or two. (New license announcement!)
Thursday July 24, 2014 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Room 6BCF

How to Get a Job in Video Games: Moderator Francis Mao (Capcom) returns with another edition of this popular panel shedding insight on the wide variety of professions available in the video game industry. You’ll find out that it’s not all programming and digital art, as a panel of industry insiders from various companies share the unique ways that they got into the video game business, tell what they do each day, and most importantly share suggestions on how you can get into the industry, too. Q&A session as well as networking opportunity with panelists after the panel. (Featuring UDON EIC Erik Ko!)
Friday July 25, 2014 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Room 6DE

The Best and Worst Manga 2014: There’s a lot of manga available in English now, but what’s really worth reading? A panel of opinionated bloggers, retailers, manga mavens, and comics curmudgeons spotlight the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. Hear them rave about their favorite continuing series! Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won’t have to)! Find out which manga Brigid Alverson (CBR, Robot 6, MangaBlog, Good Comics for Kids), David Brothers (4th Letter), Chris Butcher (Comics212.net), and Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga.com, Publishers Weekly) have loved and loathed so far this year, hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for fall and beyond, and discover their favorite underappreciated gems that are worth picking up. (Free Manga Giveaways!!)
Saturday July 26, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 23ABC

Additional Creator Signings & Appearances

Capcom Booth Signings: Need an extra chance to meet the UDONcrew? Every day there will be an UDON signing at the CAPCOM Booth, #215! Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, July 24: 12pm-1pm: Long Vo (Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, UDON’s Art of Capcom)
Friday, July 25: 5pm-6pm: Joe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma)
Saturday, July 26: 5pm-6pm: Chamba (Super Street Fighter)
Sunday, July 27: 1pm-2pm: Long Vo. 3pm-4pm: Joe Ng

UDON in Artist Alley: You can also find UDON crew & friends Edwin Huang & Jim Zub at Artist Alley Table GG-06, and Alvin Lee at Artist Alley Table EE-06.

There’s a party….!

Finally, UDON is proudly sponsoring The Unofficial SDCC Blog Party at Comic-Con!

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We’ll be providing some amazing raffle prizes, some great giveaways for the first 200 attendees, and more. Hope you see you there…? More info at the SDCC Unofficial Blog Website.

Whew! That MIGHT just be everything! Hope to see you at Comic-Con! :D

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UDON @ Comic-Con 2014: Exclusive, Debuts, and New Books for Comic-Con! Booth #4529

July 16th, 2014

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So you’re coming to Comic-Con, and you’re DEFINITELY gonna hit the UDON Booth #4529, but you wanna know what we’re going to have there? Well then, THIS is the BLOG POST for YOU!

2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusives:

 

UDON’s Art of CAPCOM Complete Edition – Comic-Con Exclusive Edition – $100
Featuring an original all-star cast dust jacket cover by UDON superstar Joe Ng, exclusive to Comic-Con International! Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600-page hardcover volume. UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more, including over 75 pages of new materials not published before! (Artwork above)

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Street Fighter IV – Wages of Sin: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $40
Read the stories from the newest Street Fighter era in Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin! Includes all new stories and material, never-before-seen!  Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new C.Viper vs Dan dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside!

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Street Fighter Classics Vol. 2: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60
The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 2, now in a sturdy oversized hardcover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Cammy vs Vega dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!

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Street Fighter Classics Vol. 3: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60.00
The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 3, now in a sturdy oversized hard cover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Chun-Li vs M.Bison dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!

SDCC2014_MC_PackManga Classics: Les Miserables, Pride & Prejudice Exclusive Advance Package – $50
UDON Entertainment, in association with Morpheus Publishing Ltd., is proud to preview their Manga Classics line at Comic-Con 2014! The actual books will not be in stores until the end of August, but UDON is offering a special advance package to the fans who attend Comic-Con! In the exclusive Manga Classics Advance Package, you’ll get the first two Premium Hard Cover Editions from the Manga Classics line, Manga Classics: Les Miserables and Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice! Plus you’ll get exclusive bonus promotional items only available in this package, including: 2 metal bookmarks, 4 character buttons (Jean Valjean, Cosette, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Darcy), and a special Pride & Prejudice poster featuring the Bennet sisters. All items will come in a special tote bag featuring Manga Classics: Les Miserables artwork on one side, and Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice on the other!

Comic-Con 2014 Debut Books!

 

What would a Comic-Con be without a whole bunch of BRAND NEW graphic novels and art books? UDON has got a bunch of just-released and about-to-be-released books at our booth this year!

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Hyperdimenson Neptunia + MK 2: Collected in this volume is the illustration work behind both the original Hyperdimension Neptunia and the sequel game, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2!

MIKUCOLOR: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works: Collecting the artwork of official Vocaloid character illustrator, KEI! Mikucolor collects KEI’s dazzling illustrations of your favorite Vocaloids like Luka, Rin & Len, and of course the supreme musical idol herself – Hatsune Miku!

SF 25: The Art of Street Fighter: The king of fighting games gets the ultimate art book with SF25: The Art of Street Fighter, collecting over 25 years of Street Fighter artwork! A 448 page behemoth of a book!

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Previewing our soon-to-launch Manga Classics line, UDON will have Manga Classics: Les Miserables, and Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice on hand in both hard cover and soft cover editions!

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Convention Exclusive Books and Items

 

In addition to our 2014 Convention Exclusives, we are also going to have a great selection of some of our convention-exclusive Hard Cover Books, Dust Jackets, and other items! Here’s a quick list:

MM25HC_01WAREHOUSE FIND: MM25 Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works Limited Edition Blue Laser Foil Cover – The last 50 copies of the 500 copy print run will be available for sale at Comic-Con 2014. First-come, first-served, limit 3 per person. (Image right).

Calgary Comic-Con Reversible Dust Jacket for Super Street Fighter / Street Fighter Origins Akuma (Ryu vs. Akuma, Chun-Li vs. Cammy, Image Above)

2013 San Diego Comic-Con International VS. Exclusive Dust Jackets (Super Street Fighter, Street Fighter Origins Akuma, Street Fighter Classic V1)

Marvel Vs. Capcom Official Complete Works – Exclusive Hard Cover Edition (SOLD OUT, LAST COPIES!)

Marvel Vs. Capcom Official Complete Works – Pixel Sprite Dust Jacket Edition Soft Cover – NEW TO COMIC-CON!

Art of Darksiders Ltd. Ed. HC – Art of Darksiders 2 Ltd. Ed. HC – Art of Brutal Legends Slipcase Ltd. Ed. HC – Darkstalkers Ultimate Ltd. Ed. HC – World of Warcraft Tribute Ltd. Ed. HC

Brand New Books Since Comic-Con 2013!

 

substrataCoverWe checked, and we’ve released over 30 all-new art books and graphic novels since we exhibited at Comic-Con 2013! We’re bringing a ton of brand new books, including a bunch of show debuts!

Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy: Just released in stores! Explore the ultimate collection of game and concept artwork for a completely original Dark Fantasy new world. Featuring the work of over 80 artists froum around the world.

Dark Souls Design Works: UDON’s bestselling book almost every week this year! Featuring the artwork and design of the hit game Dark Souls!

FATE/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material: Fate/stay night is the enormously popular light novel series, anime, and video game series. UDON goes right back to the beginning with this amazing artwork collection!

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works: The Night Warriors have returned in this, the ULTIMATE collection of Darkstalkers artworks!

Ni0 Art Works: Nishi’s Alluring Figures: A brand new collection of sexy and seductive artwork from one of Japan’s favourite character artists!

Gurren Lagann Art Works: The stunning anime artwork of Gainax’s classic series Gurren Lagann is collected in this expansive volume, featuring pin-ups, illustration artwork, and much more. Fans of great anime won’t want to miss this one!

Even more new books including: 

Bravoman Volume 1 – Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle - Disgaea 3 School of Devils Manga Volume 1 & 2 - DmC Devil May Cry: Visual Art - Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works - Eyes of Bayonetta: Art Book & DVD - Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations: Autumn & Winter, Spring & Summer - Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1 - History of Sonic The Hedgehog Soft Cover Edition - Legend of Heroes: Character & Illustrations - Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 - Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works - Phantom Breaker: Official Design Works - Rage of Bahamut: Official Art Works - SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul - Street Fighter Classic Volume 2 & 3 - Wonder Momo: Battle Idol - Ys: The Art Book

Plus, a great selection of our backlist titles featuring Hatsune Miku, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Valkyria Chronicles, Super Sonico, Persona, and much, much more!

So remember, come by The UDON Booth, #4529, to get the Latest and Greatest Comic-Con Exclusives, Debut books, and much more! :D

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