New License Announcement: “Summer Wars: Material Book” and “Takehito Harada Art Works 1”

Hi everyone! All of us here at UDON are very proud to announce that we’ll be releasing two fantastic new art books this spring, “Summer Wars: Material Book,” coming in May 2013, and “Takehito Harada Art Works 1,” coming in April 2013. Cover images and the basic book information follows, and fans–you’ll be happy to hear that both books are completely translated, approved, and ready-to-go at the printers!

Summer Wars

Summer Wars: Material Book
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), and brought to life by renowned animation studio MADHOUSE , Summer Wars is the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber apocalypse! SUMMER WARS: MATERIAL BOOK gives a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at the development artwork that went into this award-winning film. Inside you’ll find character profiles, background designs, rough sketches, and an exclsuive interview with the film’s director!
Summer Wars: Material Book
By Mamoru Hosada, Madhouse
Price US: $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-68-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-68-6
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Format: Softcover
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25″ wide x 9.5″ long
Scheduled to be Released May 2013
Takehito Harada Art Works 1 Cover
Takehito Harada: Art Works 1
Featuring the works of video game artist extraordinaire Takehito Harada, lead character designer of the hit Disgaea RPG series! Takehito Harada Art Works covers the artist’s work on all four Disgaea titles, as well as Prinny 1 & 2, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave. Inside you’ll find game covers, rare promotional art, rough layouts, creator commentary, and a detailed look at Takehito Harada’s creative process.
Takehito Harada Art Works 1
By Takehito Harada
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-67-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-67-9
Diamond: JAN131297
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 208, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″
Scheduled to be released April 2013