Now Available: The Art of 5th Cell! Featuring Scribblenauts & More! (Preview!)

October 22nd, 2014

 

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The Art of 5th Cell – Now Available!

ArtOf5thCellThe award-winning video games of 5th Cell have captivated video game fans with their innovative mechanics and unique visuals. Whether it’s the endless creative freedom of Scribblenauts, the exciting battles of Lock’s Quest, or the joy of creating your own game world in Drawn to Life, every 5th Cell game is an engaging new experience. Now the wonderful artwork behind these digital worlds has been collected in The Art of 5th Cell!

Inside The Art of 5th Cell, you’ll find character designs, rough sketches, and rare promotional art for tons of great 5th Cell games! Included is material from Scribblenauts, Super Scribblenauts, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Scribblenauts Remix, Lock’s Quest, Drawn To Life, Drawn To Life; The Next Chapter, Hybrid, and Run Roo Run! Also included are unreleased game concepts, commentary from the game creators and studio heads across all of the releases!

Keep reading for an extended preview of this awesome artbook!

The Art of 5th Cell
Release date: October 2014
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-927925-24-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-24-9
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 168, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.25? long

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Check out this Preview!

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Miku’s a star! Hatsune Miku performed live on Letterman last night!

October 9th, 2014

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Congratulations to Hatsune Miku for her excellent performance on David Letterman last night! Dave seemed pretty chuffed about the whole thing, and the responses across the internet seem to be really positive as well!

Of course we’re thrilled about that, as UDON is one of Miku’s biggest North American supporters! We’ve now published six volumes of material featuring Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloids (seven, if you count PIXIV Alamanac!). We hope that Miku’s fandom continues to grow throughout North America, and we thank all of the Miku fans around the world for their support of our art books!

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out the performance embedded below, and keep scrolling to see all of UDON’s Hatsune Miku book releases!

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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, and exclusive new artwork.

Includes a an amazing flecked sparkle-enhanced cover!

VOTED THE CHAMPION OF THE 2014 ANIME MADNESS TOURNAMENT!

Check out a 14 page preview!

Mikucolor: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works
$39.99, 978-1-927925-08-9, Softcover, 128 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1

Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku and her fellow Vocaloids return in an all-new artwork & story collection! Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Vol.1 collects oodles of wonderful tribute artwork devoted to these virtual idols, including exclusive new pieces from some of the hottest names in manga. All this, plus three exciting manga short stories featuring Miku and friends!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

Check out a preview!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1
$34.99, 978-1-926778-82-2, Softcover, 128 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Hatsune Miku Graphics:
Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 2

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!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

Check out a preview!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 2
$39.99, 978-1-926778-83-9, Softcover, 128 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Hatsune Miku Graphics:
Character Collection CV01 Hatsune Miku Edition

Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku stars in her own character artwork showcase!

CV01 collects more than 40 artists’ spectacular takes on the Vocaloid diva. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high-fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces to musical performance, and more!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition
$29.99, 978-1-926778-74-7, Softcover, 96 pages, 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Character Collection CV02 Kagamine Rin & Len Edition

Kagamine Rin & Len take center stage in this new Vocaloid character artwork showcase!

CV02 collects more than 35 artists’ unique takes on the singing twins. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from hip fashions to everyday activities, fun beach scenes to musical performance, and more!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV02: Kagamine Rin & Len Edition
$34.99, 978-1-926778-76-1, Softcover, 96 pages, 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Character Collection CV03 Megurine Luka Edition

The world’s first bilingual Vocaloid, Megurine Luka, stars in her own character artwork showcase!

CV03 collects more than 35 artists’ wonderful takes on this pink-haired beauty. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high-fashion to leisurely fun, spicy pin-ups to musical performance, and more!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV03 Megurine Luka Edition
$34.99, 978-1-926778-76-1, Softcover, 96 pages, 8.25″ X 11.75″

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Bonus! In 2012, UDON Published one of the first officially licensed North American projects featuring Hatsune Miku, PIXIV ALMANAC!

Featuring over 2 million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community. The web site allows creators to show off their work, share feedback, and grow into even better artists. The PIXIV ALMANAC collects artwork from some of the community’s most talented members, showcasing a variety of colourful anime, manga and cg art styles. Plus, the book also includes many works featuring Japan’s most popular synthetic singing sensation – Hatsune Miku!

Pixiv Almanac
$39.99, 978-1-926778-35-8, Softcover, 258 pages, 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Back in stock! Okami: Official Complete Works, MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works

October 6th, 2014

BACK IN PRINT! Some of UDON’s Bestselling Books are now available again from all retailers!

– MM25: Mega Man and Mega Man X Official Complete Works (Any minute now!)
– OKAMI Official Complete Works (Available now!)

Both books are back in print, and available from comic book shops, online retailers, and more! Keep reading for a preview of each book!

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Okami: Official Complete Works

Because you demanded it! UDON has gone back to press for a brand new printing of one of its hottest artbook releases ever–Okami: Official Complete Works. This fantastic collection contains 288 full color pages, filled with character and location designs, concept sketches and production notes from the creators giving you an in-depth look at the fantasy world of Okami! A truly inspiring book, translated into English for the first time!

Based on traditional Japanese brush-painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan-favourite and the original game has inspired a sequel, Okamiden, and a recently-released high-definition remake–Okami HD! This book contains all of the amazing artwork for the original Okami game that started it all!

Release date: June 2008 (original), January 2nd, 2013 (reprint)
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-897376-02-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 288, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

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MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works

At over 430 pages, MM25 is the ultimate Mega Man artwork collection! MM25 collects the complete artwork behind every Mega Man and Mega Man X game, including character art, concept sketches, game covers, rare pinups and much more. This new hardcover edition also features over 100 pages of never-before-published material, plus new tribute art and interviews from the creators behind the blue bomber!

Please note: Diamond erroniously listed this as a hard cover. This is a soft cover book, but there will be a convention-exclusive hard cover released this summer. Details at http://UDONstore.com.

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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″

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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

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

September 16th, 2014

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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″

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

August 4th, 2014

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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″

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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″

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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!!

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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.
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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

All titles and characters TM and © their respective owners.

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SUBSTRATA: Open World Dark Fantasy – In comic stores today!

July 16th, 2014

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NOW IN STORES!

 

SUBSTRATA

 

‘Press Start’ on a passion project from an international array of top game artists

Now Available from UDON Entertainment

SUBSTRATA Cover Image by Adrian Dadich, text logo design by Michael Scala.Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy is now available at comic book stores across North America and internationally, and will begin shipping from online sellers and be available at bookstores later this week. It will also be available at the UDON Booth #4529 at San Diego Comic-Con International next week! Scroll down for previews and order information.

What happens when over 80 creators from the world’s top video game studios join forces to create the ultimate dark fantasy game? The answer is SUBSTRATA, a brilliant new art book collecting designs for the heroes, enemies, and landscapes of this hypothetical new game world…

SUBSTRATA is the brainchild of illustrator Paul Richards, who conceived of the project as a way to reunite his fellow artists from Vigil Games, makers of the Darksiders franchise. Together, they rallied a global community of artists and the result is a breathtaking tome featuring a who’s-who of top tier talent from across the gaming industry. SUBSTRATA is a true passion project, where artists were encouraged to forsake conventions, inhibitions, and technological limitations to create something never seen before.

“SUBSTRATA gave us all a chance to conceive and execute our own ideas in our own voices,” said Paul Richards, Project Curator. “This is a mighty win for artists devoted to making exciting, original game content for its own sake. In that spirit, we’re proud to say all proceeds from the book will go to the charity organization Gamers For Good. Please visit them at www.gamersforgood.com.

The artists who have lent their passion to SUBSTRATA have worked on some of the top-rated AAA games in the industry. Check out this amazing list of games that have featured artwork by SUBSTRATA contributors:

Allods Online – Assassin’s Creed IV – Darksiders I & II – DayZ – Destiny – Diablo 3 – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Doom 4 – DotA 2 –  EVE Online – Evolve – Firefall – Gears of War – Guild Wars 2 – Halo 4 – Hearthstone – Hunted – League of Legends – Left 4 Dead 2 – Overlord – Overlord 2 – Portal 2 – Rift – Runescape – Saints Row – SMITE – Star Citizen – StarCraft 2 – Uncharted 3 – Wildstar – World of Warcraft
(All titles TM & © their respective owners.)

Substrata Page 174. Art by Allison Theus.“UDON is honored to be involved with the Substrata project,” said UDON’s Managing Editor Matt Moylan. “We get to publish a book with some of the greatest game artists from around the world, and the book itself is gorgeous, really, that’s its own reward. But it was UDON’s publication of The Art of Darksiders II that spurred Paul to want to work with his studiomates again, and all of us at UDON take pride in knowing that we contributed at the inception of SUBSTRATA, and now, we’re helping to bring it to gamers and makers everywhere.”

Gamers, artists, and up-and-coming developers alike, this is your chance to see a world created from the ground up, and no fan of video game artwork should miss this unique, uncensored peek at a game project from the moment of its conception.



SUBSTRATA is now available for purchase through comic book stores, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and wherever great books are sold!
SUBSTRATA: Open World Dark Fantasy
Price: $44.99
ISBN-10: 1927925134
ISBN-13: 978-1927925133
Diamond Code: DEC138127
240 pages, Color

Proceeds from the sale of SUBSTRATA will be donated to Gamers For Good, http://www.gamersforgood.com/.

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Substrata Page 103. Art by John Polidora. Click for larger version.

 
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UDON Announces Comic-Con 2014 Exclusives!

July 11th, 2014

logo_udonAre you headed to San Diego Comic-Con International this year? Well then, come say hi to us!

The UDON crew will be exhibiting at Comic-Con Booth #4529, and we’ve got an amazing assortment of Comic-Con exclusive editions this year! All of these items are currently exclusive to Comic-Con, but any unsold copies will be made available for sale at UDONstore.com in late August. We regret that we won’t know if any will be available for general purchase until after Comic-Con.

San Diego Comic-Con International is taking place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 23rd to 27th.

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UDON’S Art of Capcom: Complete Edition – Comic-Con Exclusive Version

Featuring an exclusive, original all-star cast dust jacket cover by UDON superstar Joe Ng, unique 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 casts 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!
Price: $100.00

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Manga Classics: Les Miserables, Pride and Prejudice Exclusive Advance Package

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 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 and Prejudice! Plus, you’ll get exclusive bonus promotional items only available in this package, including two (2) metal bookmarks, four (4) character buttons (Jean Valjean, Cosette, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Darcy), and a special Pride and 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!
Price: $50.00

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Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin – Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition

Read the stories from the new Street Fighter IV era in Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin! This is the newest installment of Street Fighter Collected Editions in our new oversized hardcover format, with amazing printing and great binding that will match up on your shelves with our Street Fighter Classics, Street Fighter Origins, and Super Street Fighter graphic novels! This volume collects all the stories from the Street Fighter IV 4-issue mini-series, plus a brand new story featuring Juri vs. the latest SFIV character addition – Decapre! This Comic-Con exclusive features a brand-new C. Viper vs. Dan dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden “C. Viper on the Beach” image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!
Price: $40.00

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Street Fighter Classic Vol. 2: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition

The UDON Street Fighter saga fights on with Street Fighter Classic Volume 2! The stories of Street Fighter continue in this new oversized hardcover edition, with amazing printing and great binding! Plus, it will match up on your shelves with our Street Fighter Origins and Super Street Fighter graphic novels! This Comic-Con exclusive features a brand-new Cammy vs. Vega dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden “Cammy on the Beach” image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!
Price: $60.00

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Street Fighter Classic Vol. 3: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition

The UDON Street Fighter saga surges onward with Street Fighter Classic Volume 3! The stories of Street Fighter continue further in this new oversized hardcover edition, with amazing printing and great binding! Plus, it will match up on your shelves with our Street Fighter Origins and Super Street Fighter graphic novels! This Comic-Con exclusive features a 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!
Price: $60.00

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UDON’s Art of Capcom Complete Edition – More info and 16 page preview!

June 4th, 2014

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After yesterday’s dynamite announcement of our newest project, UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition, we’re back today with more information and a first look at some interior artwork! 

 UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition & San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Dust Jacket 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 much more! The standard edition is a beautiful hardcover, scheduled to arrive in stores October, 2014.

Exclusive to Comic-Con International: San Diego, UDON artist Joe Ng has illustrated an amazing wrap-around dust jacket that touches on the entire Capcom universe! Created in homage to Capcom artist Kinu Nishimura’s Capcom Design Works covers, this dust jacket is sure to be a favourite of Capcom fans old and new! This edition will be available at Comic-Con International: San Diego, beginning on Preview Night, Wednesday July 23rd. See the complete wrap-around cover in the gallery below!

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!
– 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 – Comic-Con Exclusive Dust Jacket Edition
Release date: July 23rd, 2014
Price (U.S.): $100.00
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 600+ Pages, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.25″

UDON’s Art of Capcom Complete Edition – Standard Edition
Release date: October 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

Announcing: UDON’s Art Of Capcom Complete Edition & Comic-Con Exclusive Edition

June 3rd, 2014

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UDON Entertainment is proud to announce its newest project, and its San Diego Comic-Con 2014 show exclusive: 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 much more!

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Exclusive to Comic-Con International: San Diego, UDON artist Joe Ng has illustrated an amazing wrap-around dust jacket that touches on the entire Capcom universe! Created in homage to Capcom artist Kinu Nishimura’s Capcom Design Works covers, this dust jacket is sure to be a favourite of Capcom fans old and new! Available at Comic-Con this July, months before the regular edition ships this fall!

UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition features:

– Includes 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!
– Includes 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

 

So we’ll see you at Comic-Con Preview Night, Wednesday July 23rd, so you can get your hands on the very first copies of UDON’S ART OF CAPCOM: COMPLETE EDITION – COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE DUST JACKET EDITION!

PRESS: For more information on this release or preview materials, contact fans@udonentertainment.com

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Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material – Now in Stores! (14-Page Preview)

May 16th, 2014

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Originally released as a best-selling Japanese visual novel, “Fate/stay night” has blossomed into every media field, with the original story having been adapted and spun off into anime, video games, light novels, toys, and even a feature-length animated film! Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material goes right back to the beginning of the phenomenon, collecting more than 200 pages of amazing illustrations by Type-Moon from the original “Fate/stay night” game—completely and faithfully translated into English by UDON Entertainment! For “Fate/stay night” fans, the timing couldn’t be better, with a brand-new anime adaptation of this material being released this year in Japan!

Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material 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 images!

“Fate/stay night” has gripped fans around the world with its deep and complex story and gorgeous artwork. Released in 2004 by Type-Moon, the series details an epic, no-holds-barred battle royale between powerful sorcerers and their servants for the chance to claim the Holy Grail as their own! The story is told from the perspective of a nearly-helpless teenager named Shiro and his powerful servant Saber, who have been accidentally entered into the battle!

KEEP READING FOR A 14-PAGE PREVIEW!

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-927925-12-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-12-6
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 240, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Buy it at Amazon.com | Buy it at a Comic Book Store near you!