UDON Bestseller Report for April 1st!

With four new art books hitting stores last week, the competition for spots on the bestseller list has really heated up. Who will make the cut for the week of April 1st, 2014? 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!


#1. Dark Souls Design Works

No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke – Dark Souls Design Works remains UDON’s bestselling title for the fifth week in a row! Even though this book is technically sold out, there are still copies in select stores and you guys are snapping them up! A second printing is on the way in May, for those of you who can wait that long!

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
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monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Holding strong in second place 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
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Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

Maybe it’s witchcraft keeping The Eyes of Bayonetta in the #3 position on our bestseller list – or maybe it’s just the outpouring of fan support for the sexy sorceress! 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
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Dragon's Dogma ODW#4. Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works

Roaring into spot #4 is one of this week’s new releases, Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works! Set in a rich world full of dangerous monsters and classic action-RPG style adventure, Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works collects the development artwork behind this expansive game, including character, creature, and weapon designs, plus rough sketches, key visuals, and plenty of creator commentary.

$44.99, 312 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-92-1
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Okami Official Complete Works cover#5. Okami Official Complete Works

Okami Official Complete Works continues to enjoy strong fan support, claiming the last spot in our top five titles for the week! 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
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Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#6. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 is 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
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#7. Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works

Back on the list after a brief absence is Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works, one of the most-requested art books in our company’s history! Bursting with illustrations, character designs, story and development material, animation storyboards, and more! (preview)

$39.99, 176 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-81-5
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Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#8. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Everybody loves a great monster, which must be why Monster Hunter Illustrations keeps making its way into the UDON bestseller list! 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
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Persona4Cover#9. 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
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#10. Phantom Breakerphantom_breaker

Moving up the chart 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!

$39.99, 112 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-00-3
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#11. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition


Bolstered by her recent win in the first round of Rightstuff.com’s Anime Madness contest, Hatsune Miku holds her place on the bestseller list for another week! This collection features over 150 illustrations with 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
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#12. Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album

Virtual idol Sonico returns to the UDON bestseller charts this week, reviving her rivalry with fellow virtual idol Hatsune Miku! 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
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