UDON Bestseller Report for September 30th, 2014!

September 30th, 2014

With two new releases this week, the UDON Bestseller report saw some major shake-ups this time around! Keep reading to find out which titles made the cut!

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!

Breath of Fire#1. Breath of Fire: Official Complete Works

You demanded it, and we listened! The subject of the most intense, long-running and fantastic fan campaign that UDON has ever experienced, we’re thrilled to finally bring this much-anticipated title to English-language readers – and blown away by the amazing fan support for this title!

The classic Breath of Fire series stands out as Capcom’s most acclaimed foray into the fantasy RPG genre. Now, gamers can revisit the many worlds and characters of this beloved franchise through it’s wonderful characters and visuals. Breath of Fire: Official Complete Works collects the artwork of all five games in the the series, including character designs, rough sketches, game covers, pinups, character profiles, creator commentary, and more! This edition will be printed at UDON’s standard art-book size, significantly larger than the previous Japanese edition. 12-page preview here!!

$39.99, 192 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-20-1

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

ResidentEvil6-cover#2. Resident Evil 6 Artworks

This week’s other new release lands in second place, showcasing the demand for gorgeous and gory visuals! Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 is one of the most visually stunning entries yet for the long-running series. Resident Evil 6 Artworks collects the imagery and artwork behind this dark thriller, and is chock-full of amazing and gruesome artwork, gorgeous character designs, and much more! Included are character profiles, bonus costume illustrations, 3D models, weapon designs, creature designs, rough concepts, and extensive character commentary on the art direction of the game throughout. Fans of our recent horror-themed books like DMC: Devil May Cry and Dark Souls Design Works will enjoy the great monster and zombie designs! 14-page preview here!

$44.99, 272 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-21-8

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

pride_and_prejudice_sc_cover#3. Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice SC & HC

In third place after our two new releases is Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice! Beloved by millions the world over, Pride & Prejudice is delightfully transformed in this bold, new manga adaptation. All of the joy, heartache, and romance of Jane Austen’s original, perfectly illuminated by the sumptuous art of manga-ka Po Tse, and faithfully adapted by Stacy E. King. The Manga Classics line features classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions.

Check out a preview here!

Hardcover: $24.99, 376 pages, Hardcover, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-17-1
Softcover: $19.99, 376 pages, Softcover, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-18-8

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

Buy the softcover edition: Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

les_miserables_sc_cover#4. Manga Classics: Les Miserables

Dropping down to #4 on this week’s bestseller report is Manga Classics: Les Miserables, an original production of UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing! Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition! The gorgeous art of TseMei Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine, in this epic adaptation of Les Miserables!

Check out a preview here!

Hardcover: $24.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-15-7
Softcover: $19.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-16-4

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

Buy the softcover edition: Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

dark_souls_design_works#5. 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

substrataCover#6. Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy

The perfect collection for art, design and animation students who are getting ready to tackle character and layout design classes this semester! 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.

If you’ve been hesitating on adding Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy to your collection, how about a little feel-good incentive to sweeten the deal? 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

SF25-cover#7. 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!

(preview here)

$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

DarkstalkersOCW2014-cover#8. Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works

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

Click here to check out a 10-page preview!

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

monster_hunter_2#9. 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

Persona4Cover#10. 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

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#11. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Perennial fan favorite Monster Hunter Illustrations stays on the bestseller report for yet another week, clocking in at #11 on the list! This art book features an amazing selection 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!

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$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

GurrenLagann-cover#12. Gurren Lagann Art Works

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

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

WEDNESDAY: UDON’s biggest art book EVER arrives in stores! UDON’S ART OF CAPCOM: COMPLETE EDITION HC!

September 29th, 2014

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 UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition 

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 so much more! In addition to being UDON’s biggest book ever (at over 600 pages), UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition is printed in a sturdy hardcover edition!

UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition features:

- All of the artwork from UDON’s Art of Capcom Volume 1 and 2!
– Over 75 pages of brand new material not included in previous editions, including a special STRIDER gallery!
– Material from video games: Capcom Fighting Evolution, Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, Tatsunoko VS Capcom, and Marvel VS Capcom (series).
– Massive, 600+ page hardcover tome!
– Comic art, toy designs, sprite artwork, game box art, tribute pieces, and so much more!
– A monument to UDON and Capcom’s decade-long partnership in creating amazing artwork!

Includes Artwork by the following amazing creators:

Adrian Alphona – Kaare Andrews – Joy Ang – Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias – Hitoshi Ariga – Jay Axer – Carlo Barberi – Mark Brooks – J. Scott Campbell – Roberto Campus – Jo Chen – Christine Choi – Alex Chung – Jeffrey Cruz – Steven Cummings – Danimation – Greg Danton – Omar Dogan – Edayan – Gala Ferriere – Ale Garza – James Ghio – Dax Gordine – Keron Grant – Espen Grundetjern – Scott Hepburn – Andrew Hou – Edwin Huang – Ben Huen – Ikeno – Judy Jong – Lou Kang – Hyung-Tae Kim – Herbert Kwan – Salvadaor Larroca – Kevin Lau – Shane Law – Alvin Lee – Mark Lee – Corey Lewis – Warren Louw – Susan Luo – Joe Madureira – Ed McGuiness – Josh Middleton – Alex Milne – Jorge Molina – Matt Moylan – Joe Ng – Dustin Nguyen – Yasuhiro Nightow – Ryan Odagawa – Saejin Oh – Charles Park – Rob Porter – Crystal Reid – Rob Ruffolo – Noi Sackda – Saka – Andy Seto – Shinkiro – Ken Siu-Chong – Hanzo Steinbach – Chris Stevens – Christina Strain – Bob Strang – Ramil Sunga – Lesean Thomas – Sigmund Torre – Arnold Tsang – Eric Vedder – Adam Vehige – Long Vo – Joe Vriens – Chad Walker – Alan Wang – Adam Warren – Emily Warren – Kevin Yan – Gary Yeung – Skottie Young – Jim Zub

KEEP READING FOR A 16 PAGE PREVIEW OF UDON’S ART OF CAPCOM: COMPLETE EDITION! 

UDON’s Art of Capcom Complete Edition

Release date: October 1st, 2014
Price (U.S.): $79.99
ISBN-10: 1927925231
ISBN-13: 978-1927925232
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 600+ Pages, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.25″
Pre-Order it now: Comic Shops, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository

In Stores Now! Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 2 (14 page preview!!)

September 23rd, 2014

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Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 2

Hatsune Miku fans, REJOICE! UDON’s sixth translated artbook featuring Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku is now available! UDON Entertainment is proud to present Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 2, a new collection of illustrations, behind the scenes material, and comics(!) featuring Miku, Rin & Len, Luka, and friends!

In this latest collection, explore the world and phenomenon of Miku and the Vocaloids through illustration, short articles, and comics. Containing official Miku artwork from Kei, tribute artwork from well-known artists and illustrators, as well as album covers, short comic strips, and three exciting manga short stores featuring Miku and friends!

Now, check out an exclusive 14 page preview of this volume below!

Release date: September 24th, 2014
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-83-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-83-9
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 128, Partial Color (96 pages)
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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

UDON Bestseller Report for September 23rd, 2014!

September 23rd, 2014

The first bestseller list of Fall 2014 sees some dramatic gains for a few older titles and the return of a recent release after a brief absence. Which books 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!

les_miserables_sc_cover #1. Manga Classics: Les Miserables SC & HC

Holding the top spot for a third week in a row is Manga Classics: Les Miserables, an original production of UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing! The Manga Classics line features classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions.

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition! The gorgeous art of TseMei Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine, in this epic adaptation of Les Miserables!

Check out a preview here!

Hardcover: $24.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-15-7
Softcover: $19.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-16-4

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

Buy the softcover edition: Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

pride_and_prejudice_sc_cover#2. Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice SC & HC

In second place is the other launch title from our Manga Classics line, Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice! The stunning shojo-styled illustrations and historically-accurate setting bring Austen’s classic tale to life for a new generation of readers – and give teachers something to recommend other than the BBC miniseries :)

Beloved by millions the world over, Pride & Prejudice is delightfully transformed in this bold, new manga adaptation. All of the joy, heartache, and romance of Jane Austen’s original, perfectly illuminated by the sumptuous art of manga-ka Po Tse, and faithfully adapted by Stacy E. King.

Check out a preview here!

Hardcover: $24.99, 376 pages, Hardcover, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-17-1
Softcover: $19.99, 376 pages, Softcover, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-18-8

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

Buy the softcover edition: Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

Dark Souls: Design Works#3. 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#4. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

A fresh surge of fan support sends Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 roaring up the charts this week, from #9 to #4 – a huge jump for this fantastic title! 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

SF25-cover#5. 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!

(preview here)

$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


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!

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$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

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#7. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Also benefiting from this week’s wave of fan support is the original Monster Hunter Illustrations collection! This art book features an amazing selection 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

substrataCover#8. Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy

The perfect collection for art, design and animation students who are getting ready to tackle character and layout design classes this semester! 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

GurrenLagann-cover#9. Gurren Lagann Art Works

Back on the bestseller list after a brief absence is Gurren Lagann Art Works! 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

HyperdimensionNeptunia-cover#10. Hyperdimension Neptunia + MK2 Artworks

Hyperdimension Neptunia + MK2 Artworks introduces the amazing realm of 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

Mikucolor cover#11. Mikucolor: KEI’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works

Collecting the artwork of official Vocaloid character illustrator, KEI! Mikucolor: KEI’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works 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

Persona4Cover#12. 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

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

In Stores Weds Sep 17: Resident Evil 6 Artworks (14-page preview!)

September 16th, 2014

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Resident Evil 6 Artworks

Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 is one of the most visually stunning entries yet for the long-running series. Resident Evil 6 Artworks collects the imagery and artwork behind this dark thriller, and is chock-full of amazing and gruesome artwork, gorgeous character designs, and much more! Included are character profiles, bonus costume illustrations, 3D models, weapon designs, creature designs, rough concepts, and extensive character commentary on the art direction of the game throughout. Fans of our recent horror-themed books like DMC: Devil May Cry and Dark Souls Design Works will enjoy the great monster and zombie designs

Release date: September 2014
Price (U.S.): $44.99
ISBN: 1-927925-21-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-21-8
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 272, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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

In Stores Weds Sep 17: Breath of Fire Official Complete Works! (12 Page Preview)

September 16th, 2014

Breath of Fire

You demanded it, and we’re thrilled to bring it to you: BREATH OF FIRE: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS will be released to comic book stores on Wednesday, September 17th, and will be available from other sources shortly thereafter. The subject of a campaign run by BoF fans, UDON was excited to see the support for this project, and we’ve fully translated this book for English-reading audiences!

The classic Breath of Fire series stands out as Capcom’s most acclaimed foray into the fantasy RPG genre. Now, gamers can revisit the many worlds and characters of this beloved franchise through it’s wonderful characters and visuals. Breath of Fire: Official Complete Works collects the artwork of all five games in the the series, including character designs, rough sketches, game covers, pinups, character profiles, creator commentary, and more! This edition will be printed at UDON’s standard art-book size, significantly larger than the previous Japanese edition.

The Breath of Fire video game franchise has been running for over 20 years, seeing releases on the Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, and Playstation, Playstation 2, and PSP. Breath of Fire II and Breath of Fire IV are currently available for download on the Wii U e-shop and the Playstation Network respectively.

Thanks to all of the fans for their support and enthusiasm for this project!

Release date: September 17, 2014
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-927925-20-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-20-1
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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

UDON Bestseller Report for September 16th, 2014!

September 16th, 2014

More shake-ups on the Bestseller list this week, with lots of fan-favorite titles making a comeback after some time away from the top twelve. Keep reading to see who made the cut this week!

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!

les_miserables_sc_cover #1. Manga Classics: Les Miserables SC & HC

Holding the top spot for a second week in a row is Manga Classics: Les Miserables, an original production of UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing! The Manga Classics line features classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions.

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition! The gorgeous art of TseMei Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine, in this epic adaptation of Les Miserables!

Check out a preview here!

Hardcover: $24.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-15-7
Softcover: $19.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-16-4

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

Buy the softcover edition: Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

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In Stores 9/17: Breath of Fire Official Complete Works, Resident Evil 6 Artworks

September 11th, 2014

Hey UDON fans! Next week will see two brand-new books arrive in comic book stores everywhere, and available from all other booksellers shortly thereafter! On Wednesday, September 17th, look forward to BREATH OF FIRE: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS and RESIDENT EVIL 6: ARTWORKS! Come back on Monday for extended previews of these great projects!

Look for a comic store near you at comicshoplocator.com

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Breath of Fire: Official Complete Works

The classic Breath of Fire series stands out as Capcom’s most acclaimed foray into the fantasy RPG genre. Now, gamers can revisit the many worlds and characters of this beloved franchise through it’s wonderful characters and visuals. Breath of Fire: Official Complete Works collects the artwork of all five games in the the series, including character designs, rough sketches, game covers, pinups, character profiles, creator commentary, and more!

Release date: September 2014
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-927925-20-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-20-1

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

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Resident Evil 6 Artworks

Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 is one of the most visually stunning entries yet for the long-running series. Resident Evil 6 Artworks collects the imagery and artwork behind this dark thriller. Included are character profiles, 3D models, creature designs, rough concepts, creator commentary, and more!

Release date: September 2014
Price (U.S.): $44.99

ISBN: 1-927925-21-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-21-8

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 272, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

UDON Bestseller Report for September 9th, 2014!

September 9th, 2014

This week’s Bestseller report makes it clear that everyone’s got Back-to-School on the brain! Manga gets a big boost across the board, with both classic stories to help with studies and video game adaptions to let fans relax from all that hard work!

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!

les_miserables_sc_cover #1. Manga Classics: Les Miserables SC & HC

Reclaiming the top spot just in time to help all those students with the biggest book on their required reading list is Manga Classics: Les Miserables, an original production of UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing! The Manga Classics line features classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions.

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition! The gorgeous art of TseMei Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine, in this epic adaptation of Les Miserables!

Check out a preview here!

Hardcover: $24.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-15-7
Softcover: $19.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-16-4

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

Buy the softcover edition: Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

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UDON Bestseller Report for September 2nd, 2014!

September 2nd, 2014

New month, new number one! Wondering which UDON title snagged the top spot for the start of September? 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. 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! (preview here)

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

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UDON at PAX Prime this weekend!

August 27th, 2014

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Once again, PAX Prime is upon us, and UDON has an even bigger and better set-up than in past years! Stop by Booth #3808 to check out all our awesome art books, including some VERY limited quantities of our 2014 con exclusives! We’re also back sharing a booth with our good friends at ONI Press, publishers of many fine titles including Scott Pilgrim! 

UDON artists Long Vo, Edwin Huang and Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz will be at the UDON booth all weekend! The guys will be signing and sketching for fans, and even accepting a limited number of original art commission requests. Get your favorite character drawn by your favorite UDON artist, just for you! Not to mention TONS of fantastic art books, including lots of show debut titles! Be sure to stop by Booth #3808 and say hi!

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Check out these con exclusive titles we’ll have available! Remember, these are limited quantities and available only on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure to come by Booth #3808 early if you want one for your collection!

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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!

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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!

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But wait, there’s more! UDON will also have a bunch of great books on hand including:

– MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works Softcovers
– New releases SF25: The Art of Street Fighter, Hyperdimension Neptunia +Mk2, and Mikucolor: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works
– A small selection of 2013 Convention Exclusive Edition Books
– 2014 Calgary Expo Exclusive Reversible Ryu vs. Akuma / Cammy vs. Chun-Li Dust-Jackets
– Over 40 more titles from UDON’s published works, including art books, graphic novels, and manga!

We’ll see you at PAX this weekend!

UDON Bestseller Report for August 26th, 2014!

August 26th, 2014

Another week, another shake-up in the UDON Bestseller Report! Two new titles make the list, but where did they land? Which titles gave up their spot – and which old favorites managed to push their way back onto the rankings after dropping off for a few weeks? 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. Manga Classics: Les Miserables SC & HC

Debuting in the top spot is Manga Classics: Les Miserables, an original production of UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing! The Manga Classics line features classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions.

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition! The gorgeous art of TseMei Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine, in this epic adaptation of Les Miserables!

Check out a preview here!

Hardcover: $24.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-15-7
Buy the hardcover: Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

Softcover: $19.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-16-4
Buy the softcover edition: Find a comic shop near you | Buy from Indiebound | Buy from Barnes & Noble | Buy from Amazon

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

August 22nd, 2014

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Now available!

Continuing our previews of Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin, check out this short prologue featuring SFIV’s new character C.VIPER 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?

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

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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″

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

 

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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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