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.
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Now in Stores: Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1! (17-Page Preview!)

June 10th, 2014

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UDON Entertainment and ShiftyLook are proud to present the long-awaited graphic novel, Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1 — the webcomic inspiration for the new Wonder Momo anime and video game!

wondermomo_cutMomoko was a typical Japanese teenager with dreams of becoming a famous pop idol… until an alien powersuit transformed her into the spectacular WONDER MOMO! This buxom new superhero punches, kicks, and hula hoops her way through monsters, henchmen, robots, and her most dangerous foe… the dreaded paparazzi!

Inspired by classic and contemporary sentai shows like Kamen Rider and Power Rangers, as well as beloved “Magical Girl” shows like Sailor MoonWonder Momo: Battle Idol is a loving tribute to Japanese superheroes from TV, manga, and of course video games! The writing team of Jim Zub (Skullkickers, Wayward, Pathfinder) and Erik Ko (UDON Editor-in-Chief and sentai superfan) takes the classic video game character into 21st century Tokyo. They are joined by artist extraordinare Omar Dogan, who brings a pitch-perfect anime style to the heroine and her (mis)adventures.

WONDER MOMO: BATTLE IDOL VOLUME 1 collects over 100 strips from the hit webcomic, detailing the teen girl’s rise to superstardom! Also included are copious amounts of rough concept sketches and behind-the-scenes materials, bonus tribute art and pin-ups, a history of Wonder Momo, and an introduction by Erik Ko!

Magical girls, super sentai, and epic heroes and villains are all on display in Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1! Fans: DON’T MISS OUT!

Keep reading for a 17-page preview of Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1!

Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1
Written by Erik Ko and Jim Zub. Art by Omar Dogan.

Available now in comic stores! Online retailers soon!
Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-927925-05-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-05-8
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 120, Color
Size: 7.5″ x 8.25″

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

Looking for more Momo?

Read the comic online at Shiftylook.com!
Watch the anime at Crunchyroll.com!
Play the game in the Mac App Store!

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

March 18th, 2014

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Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1

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

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

Comics and manga in this volume:

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

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

But wait, there’s more!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find a Comic Book Store Near You!

Buy Or Pre-order Online at Amazon.com

Udon Bestseller Report: March 18, 2014!

March 18th, 2014

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

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

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

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

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

monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

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

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

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

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

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

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

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

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

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

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#5. Monster Hunter Illustrations

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

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

Persona4Cover#6. Persona 4 Official Design Works

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

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

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#7. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

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

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

phantom_breaker#8. Phantom Breaker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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#11. Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album

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

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

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

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

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
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.

Makeshift Miracle is on fire…!

December 16th, 2013

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makeshift_webbuttonHey UDON fans! Have you been reading Makeshift Miracle, our free webcomic updated twice a week?! The story has REALLY kicked into high gear, and artist Shun Hong Chan is turning out some gorgeous fantasy artwork here! Plus a little fella making a splash in the larger world of comics, Jim Zub, is cranking out a pretty epic story too…!

If you’ve never read Makeshift Miracle before, all you need to know that it’s about a sullen young man that has a strange woman literally fall into his life, setting off an incredible adventure!

You can start reading the series online right here, at Chapter 1.

The Makeshift Miracle Book 1 coverIf you purchased Makeshift Miracle Book 1: The Girl From Nowhere, first off, thanks! and secondly, you should start reading right here, at Chapter 7.

Makeshift Miracle is also available in stunning HD that really shows off the art and colours at Comixology.

…and as we mentioned, the first 6 chapters have been collected into Makeshift Miracle Book 1: The Girl from Nowhere, in a beautiful hardcover format with bonus features, gorgeous artwork, and more!

Whatever format you choose, just make sure to check out Makeshift Miracle today!

IN STORES NOW: DISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS MANGA V1 (20 page preview!)

June 3rd, 2013

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DISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS MANGA!
(W/A): Shin Sasaki, based on the game by Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.

201305_Disgaea3SchoolofDevils_Vol1In the Netherworld school known as the Evil Academy, the students aren’t just bad… they’re demons! The lessons of the Evil Academy are truancy, poor hygiene, and unfinished homework, but only the baddest of the bad make onto the ‘honor roll’. Mischievious Demon Mao is topping the honour roll, he’s the most sinful kid in school…! But when your dad is the Dean… as well as The Overlord of the Netherworld… well, being bad is second nature! Still, all of Mao’s evil powers aren’t enough to take his dad’s place as chief baddy. He’s going to need something a little extra, something a little special. Mao is going to need… A HERO!

Spinning out of the incredibly popular DISGAEA series of video games (over 1.7 million copies sold!), DISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS adapts the story of the game and creates a hilarious, action-packed adventure manga in the process! Whether you’re a fan of the video game or not (gasp!) DISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS features a compelling story and great art, with plenty of in-jokes for fans of Japanese Role Playing Games!

DISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS VOLUME 1 is currently available in comic book stores, book stores, and from online retailers!

Check out the HUGE 20 page preview of DISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS VOLUME 1 below!

Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1

Release date: In Stores Now!
Price (U.S.): $13.95

ISBN: 1-926778-72-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-72-3

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 160, Black & white
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long

Buy from Amazon.com | Buy UDON Books

UDON Diamond Comics Solicitations: JUN13 for August 2013 and beyond

May 30th, 2013

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Diamond Comics PREVIEWS Catalog
For items shipping beginning in August 2013
Find a comic store near you at http://www.comicshoplocator.com/

akuma_origins_coverSTREET FIGHTER ORIGINS: AKUMA HC
(W) Chris Sarracini (A/CA) Joe Ng
He is the world’s most feared martial artist, mentioned only in whispers. Few have dared to challenge him, and even fewer have survived to speak of the nightmare. He is Akuma – Master of the Fist, wielder of the Dark Hado. But he was not always trapped on the path of chaos.Street Fighter Origins: Akuma reveals the secrets of this dark figure’s past for the first time, and shows how a frustrated young man grew into a mad demon.
HC, 8×11, 128pgs, FC $34.95
Projected release date: August 2013


disgaea_school_of_devils_2_diamondversDISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS VOLUME 2 SC
(W/A/CA) Shin Sasaki
A well-behaved demon is no demon at all! As Mao’s stolen “Hero” title continues to turn him from the schoolyard bad boy into a goody two-shoes, he hatches a new scheme to defeat his overlord Father and rule the Netherworld! But will Evil Academy senior student Salvatore take Mao out before his plans come to fruition?
SC, 6×8, 192pgs, FC $14.95
Projected release date: August 2013


MM25_cover_diamondversMM25: MEGA MAN & MEGA MAN X OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS
(W/CA) Capcom (A) Keiji Inafune, Hayato Kaji, Various
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.
SC, 8×12, 432pgs, FC $59.99
Projected release date: August 2013


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Find these UDON Books and many more at your local comic store, beginning in May 2013! Find a comic shop near you at http://www.comicshoplocator.com/.

UDON Diamond Comics Solications: MAR13 for May 2013 and beyond

May 29th, 2013

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Hey there! We’re starting a new thing here at the UDON blog! Every month, comic book stores get a catalogue of upcoming releases called the DIAMOND PREVIEWS CATALOG. UDON lists upcoming, and re-offered products there, in the hopes that retailers (hi!) will order them, and that you fans (hi!) will tell retailers to order them.  So! Enjoy this peak into the future, and feel free to let your local retailer know if you’re interested in any of our books.

Diamond Comics PREVIEWS Catalog
For items shipping beginning in May 2013
Find a comic store near you at http://www.comicshoplocator.com/

201305_Haruhi-ismHARUHI-ISM: NOIZI ITO ARTWORKS HC
Haruhi Suzumiya is an energetic Japanese girl who craves excitement and adventure! The members of the SOS Brigade try their best to keep Haruhi happy, because if they don’t… she could accidently destroy the universe! Seriously! Haruhi-ism collects the spectacular artwork of Noizi Ito, the artist behind the original Haruhi Suzumiya novel series. Included are book & DVD covers, magazine pinups, rare promo images, and more!
HC, 8×12, 120pgs, FC $39.99
Projected in-store date: Late June/Early July


201305_HatsuneMikeCV01HATSUNE MIKU GRAPHICS: CHARACTER COLLECTION CV01
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!
SC, 8×12, 96pgs, FC $29.99
Projected in-store date: June

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201305_Disgaea3SchoolofDevils_Vol1DISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS VOLUME 1 SC
In the Netherworld school known as the Evil Academy, students learn to be proper demons! Truancy, poor hygiene, and unfinished homework are what’s needed to make the honor role at this evil alma mater. But there is one diminutive demon not content with being the most sinful kid in school… The mischievous Mao has his sights set on superseding his own father, and becoming the new overlord of the Netherworld!
SC, 6×8, 160pgs, B&W $13.95
In-stores now.

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201305_DevilSurvivor_OfficialMaterialCollectionDEVIL SURVIVOR: OFFICIAL MATERIAL COLLECTION SC
In seven days, Tokyo will fall. Demons have invaded the city, and unless a group of teenagers do something about it, fear and chaos will reign. Devil Survivor: Official Material Collection is the ultimate companion to the hit role playing game, and includes character designs, promotional artwork, storyboards, a detailed demon guide, and creator interviews.
SC, 8×12, 176gs, FC $39.99
Projected in-store date: June

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Find these UDON Books and many more at your local comic store, beginning in May 2013! Find a comic shop near you at http://www.comicshoplocator.com/.

 

 

UDON Books Coming in May 2013

February 19th, 2013

The following titles will appear in the Diamond Comics Distributors’ March Previews Catalogue, for items shipping to comic stores in May 2013 and to book stores and online sellers in June 2013. ALL IMAGES PENDING LICENSOR APPROVALS.

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201305_DevilSurvivor_OfficialMaterialCollectionDevil Survivor: Official Material Collection

In seven days, Tokyo will fall. Demons have invaded the city, and unless a group of teenagers does something about it, fear and chaos will reign. Devil Survivor: Official Material Collection is the ultimate companion to the hit role playing game, and includes character designs, promotional artwork, storyboards, a detailed demon guide, and creator interviews.

  • Like the Persona series, Devil Survivor is part of the Megami Tensai RPG franchise from Atlus.
  • Devil Survivor was originally released for the Nintendo DS. An updated version, Devil Survivor Overclocked, was released for the Nintendo 3DS on 2011.

ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-73-0
Price US: $39.99
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 176, Color
Release Date: May/June 2013

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201305_Disgaea3SchoolofDevils_Vol1Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1
By SASAKI Shin

In the Netherworld school known as the Evil Academy, students learn to be proper demons! Truancy, poor hygiene, and unfinished homework are what’s needed to make the honor role at this evil alma mater. But there is one diminutive demon not content with being the most sinful kid in school… The mischievous Mao has his sights set on superseding his own father, and becoming the new overlord of the Netherworld!

  • The Disgaea property has been spun off into a 12-episode animated series, and several manga series.
  • The 5th game of the core Disgaea series, Disgaea: Dimension 2, will be released for the Playstation 3 in Japan in March 2013.

ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-72-3
Price US: $13.95
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 160, Black and White
Series Volumes: 2
Release Date: May/June 2013

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Haruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks Sample Page

201305_Haruhi-ismHaruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks
By ITO Noizi

Haruhi Suzumiya is an energetic Japanese girl who craves excitement and adventure! The members of the SOS Brigade try their best to keep Haruhi happy, because if they don’t — she could accidentally destroy the universe! Seriously!

Haruhi-ism collects the spectacular artwork of Noizi Ito, the artist behind the original Haruhi Suzumiya novel series. Included are book and DVD covers, magazine pin-ups, rare promo images, and more!

ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-69-3
Price US: $39.99
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 120, Color
Release Date: May/June 2013

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201305_HatsuneMikeCV01Hatsune 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!

  • Hatsune Miku is the mascot character for the popular Vocaloid voice synthesizer musical software.
  • Hatsune Miku’s live concerts, where she performs as a virtual holographic idol, draw thousands of fans.
  • Hatsune Miku’s official English Facebook page boasts over 850,000 members.

ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-74-7
Price US: $29.99
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 96, Color
Series Volumes: 3
Release Date: May/June 2013

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Captain Commando Volume 2 (UDON 2012 in Review)

January 25th, 2013

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Captain Commando Volume 2 (Manga)

captaincommando_vol2_coverThe manga adventures of the heroes of justice continue!

The Commando Team faces frightening new foes like the evil genius of Dr. T.W. and his murderous Monster, the nefarious ninja Yamato, and the mysterious Lord Blood! Can even Captain Commando’s new “Captain Gauntlet” give him the power to defeat this never-ending array of almighty adversaries?

We’re thrilled to bring you the conclusion of Captain Commando’s manga adventure, from allllll the way in the 90s. It’s a great property and a really fun manga, and we hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we did publishing it.

We’d like to give a special shout-out to the awesome Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, who came through with 2 amazing covers for our editions of the Captain Commando manga.

Manga fans take note, we also published the excellent Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes this year in 2 volumes, and we’ll begin publishing Disgaea 3: School of Demons in May! There’s more manga goodness on the way too. Thanks for your continued support…!

Captain Commando Volume 2 

Price (U.S.): $19.99
ISBN: 1-926778-41-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-41-9

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 256, Black and white
Size: 5.75? wide X 8.25? long

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Captain Commando Volume 1 (UDON 2012 in Review)

January 9th, 2013

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Captain Commando Volume 1

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In a dark and dirty world, there has come… a hero! Captain Commando is an over-the-top manga take on the rich history of super-powered heroes, both the U.S. capes-and-tights set and Japan’s tokusatsu sentai heroes! Created by Kotomi Tobashi and Kenkou Tabuchi, the manga mixes amazing action sequences and a detailed plot with humour and even romance!

Join Captain Commando and his bizarre squad (including Ninja Commando, Mummy Commando, and Baby Commando) as they foil an international terrorism plot! Thrill to the hard-boiled action! Gasp in awe of his amazing abilities! Relive the time you spent all your quarters trying to beat this amazing game!

Read this original adventure of the hero of the Captain Commando, Marvel vs. Capcom, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 video games. Check out the 10 page preview below, and look for the book in comic book stores everywhere now!

Captain Commando Volume 1
Created by Kotomi Tobashi and Kenkou Tabuchi

Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-926778-40-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-40-2
Diamond: JAN121274

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 268, Black and White
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long

The Miracle Continues! Makeshift Miracle Book 2 begins!

January 7th, 2013

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After a short absence from your weekly webcomic reading habits, Jim Zub, Shun Hong Chan, and UDON are proud to present the triumphant return of MAKESHIFT MIRACLE, now appearing at http://makeshiftmiracle.com/.

Makeshift Miracle is the story of Colby, a teenager whose world is forever changed when a girl named Iris crashes from the sky and into his life. The beginning of an epic quest, discovering strange new worlds and the even more mysterious link that these two young people share…

The Makeshift Miracle Book 1 coverWritten by Jim Zub and illustrated by Shun Hong Chan, MAKESHIFT MIRACLE is serialized online on Mondays and Fridays, and the first six chapters were collected in a handsome hardcover edition in 2012 as Makeshift Miracle Book One: The Girl From Nowhere. Now, after a short hiatus, Makeshift Miracle Chapter 7 has begun… and the first six chapters are still online for your reading pleasure! Head to http://makeshiftmiracle.com to take in the whole story!

As a special treat (as if free webcomics twice a week weren’t enough!), we’re giving fans a special sneak-peak at this amazing series: a brand new computer wallpaper! Created from a majestic two-page-spread featuring a mysterious airship, an approaching storm, and a peak at the future of this serial, two versions of this wallpaper are now online at the UDON Facebook Page, in our photos section! All you have to do to get it is click “Like”!

So remember, read Makeshift Miracle every Monday and Friday at http://makeshiftmiracle.com. You can add it to your feed reader, see the updates on the UDON site, or just remember to visit. :)

…and of course, feel free to pick up Makeshift Miracle Book One: The Girl From Nowhere, wherever finer graphic novels are sold. You can find out where to pick up a copy here.

Sengoku Basara – Samurai Legends Volume 1 (UDON 2012 In Review)

January 2nd, 2013

(Hi UDON fans! This year we released a record 24 new books, including art books, graphic novels, and manga, and we wanted give them one last chance to shine before heading boldly into 2013! So here’s our publishing year in review, book-by-book with previews and more! – The UDON crew!)

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Sengoku Basara – Samurai Legends Volume 1

It’s the most-famous time in Japan’s history—the warring states period—and it’s never been like this! Samurai lords and fierce rivals Sanata Yukimura and Date Masamune form an uneasy alliance in order to defeat the dark lord, Oda Nobunga! The two will need to battle other samurai (including fan-favourite Keiji Maeda!) and henchmen, and use a startling array of techniques and powers to win the day!

A prequel to the hit Wii game Sengoku Basara 3 (but also standing completely on its own), this manga features a huge array of attractive, powerful heroes doing battle for the fate and future of all Japan! UDON has also included a special colour section which includes all of the original cover art in full colour, and this includes 2 volumes in one!

Written and illustrated by Yak Haibara, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends appeaks to action, adventure, and history fans (and the cute characters don’t hurt either). The first volume of this series has been a hit, and the series wraps up with the second volume being published at the end of January, 2013.

Check out an amazing 10 page preview below!

Created by Yak Haibara
Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-926778-33-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-33-4
Diamond: DEC111221

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 376, Black and White & Color
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ tall

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UDON Fans! 6 New Books In Stores Today!

April 18th, 2012

Hey UDON fans!

We’re very happy to say that the last of our late books from 2011 will be making their debut in comic book stores everywhere… today! That’s right, it’s a huge week for UDON as 2 manga, 1 comics collection, and 3 art books will all arrive on comic store shelves, and begin arriving in bookstores shortly!

In case you missed our previews over the past few weeks, here are some links and a little bit of info about each book:

Darkstalkers: The Ultimate Edition: Morrigan, Demitri, Felicia, Donovan, Victor and all of your favourite Darkstalkers return in this gorgeous oversized collection of UDON’s Darkstalkers CAPCOM™ comics! Includes all the variant and pin-up artwork, and a gorgeous new cover illustration by Alvin Lee! Darkstalkers Preview.

Mega Man: Robot Master Field Guide: The long awaited complete handbook to the classic Mega Man universe! Profiles of every major Mega Man character, including all of the Robot Masters from CAPCOM’s™ Mega Man 1-10 video games, and much more! No fans of Mega Man fan will want to miss out! Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide Preview

Omar Dogan’s Girl Seven: Seven girls for every season! Fan-favourite UDON creator Omar Dogan has assembled a brand new pin-up book featuring 7 amazing new characters! Bringing them through all four seasons and tons of crazy situations, this gorgeous artbook collection also includes behind-the-scenes material and more, making it a must for fans and artists alike! Omar Dogan’s Girl Seven Preview

PIXIV ALMANAC: Featuring over 2 million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community, consisting of professionals and amazingly talented amateurs! Finally, PIXIV ALMANAC, the popular series of artbooks showcasing these talents makes its way to North America this spring, courtesy of UDON. PIXIV ALMANAC collects the artwork of nearly 200 artists from Japan, Korea, and around the world, and features dozens of original illustrations featuring top Japanese properties like virtual idol singer Hatsune Miku and the amazing Anime/Video Game/Manga world of Black Rock Shooter! No Japanophile will want to miss this! PIXIV ALMANAC Preview

Manga:

Captain Commando Volume 1: In the year 2026, Metro City is at the mercy of a vicious gang of super-criminals, lead by the villainous Lord Scumocide. Only one fighting force can prevent total catastrophe by standing up to these mutant maniacs… That force is the Commando Team! GINZU – the Ninja Commando! MACK – the Mummy Commando! BABY HEAD – the Baby Commando! And of course, the man himself, CAPTAIN COMMANDO – the greatest hero of all time! Captain Commando Preview

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Volume 1:  During the “Warring States” Sengoku era of feudal Japan, mighty samurai armies battle all across the land of the rising sun. The sudden murder of the powerful lord Nobunaga has sparked a mad dash for power. Warlords from every kingdom have charged their soldiers into combat, each hoping to enact their own personal vision for the future of Japan. Sengoku Basara takes real Japanese historical events and figures, and makes them larger than life with dynamic character designs and all-out action. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Preview

Where to buy:


Comic Shop Locator Service


amazon.com (USA)

amazon.ca (Canada)


barnesandnoble.com (USA)

bookdepository.com (Worldwide)

UDON Store
UDON Store 

 

SENGOKU BASARA VOL 1 MANGA: 10 Page Preview!

April 16th, 2012

SENGOKU BASARA: SAMURAI LEGENDS: It is the most-famous time in Japan’s history—the warring states period—and it’s never been like this! Samurai lords and fierce rivals Sanata Yukimura and Date Masamune form an uneasy alliance in order to defeat the dark lord, Oda Nobunga! The two will need to battle other samurai (including fan-favourite Keiji Maeda!) and henchmen, and use a startling array of techniques and powers to win the day!

A prequel to the hit WII game Sengoku Basara 3 (but also standing completely on its own), this manga features a huge array of attractive, powerful heroes doing battle for the fate and future of all Japan! UDON has also included a special colour section which includes all of the original cover art in full colour, and this includes 2 volumes in one!

Written and illustrated by Yak Haibara, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends is sure to appeal to action, adventure, and history fans, and we know that the legions of Sengoku Basara fans have been anxiously awaiting this manga’s arrival! Now, check out this amazing 10 page preview!

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Volume 1

Created by Yak Haibara
Release date: April 11th, 2012
Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-926778-33-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-33-4
Diamond: DEC111221

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 376, Black and White & Color
Size: 5.75? wide X 8.25? tall