UDON at PAX Prime 2016 this weekend September 2nd-5th!

Hey everyone!

UDON is excited to once again be at PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center! We’ll be at booth 2832 on the main floor!

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We’ve got some special goods for you this year! Details below:

Persona 4 Mystery Puzzle Pin Boxes(2 pins in each box)

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Debuting at PAX Prime 2016, comes our next set of collectible premium hard enamel pins. Each pin is almost 3 inches in length and width meaning these pins are huge! Collect all 8 Puzzle pins to form a complete image of all of your favorite characters from Person 4!

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Character Select Mystery Pin Boxes (2 pins in each box) 

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Our biggest hit from San Diego Comic Con this year, we will have on hand a supply of our Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Character Select pins with character art based on the famous Character Select Screen from the game. Each one is meticulously crafted and are 1.5″ in length and width, much larger than normal pins! Collect all 16 characters plus their Player 2 alternate colors. And if you’re really lucky, find the secret hidden character AKUMA!

 

 

 

 

 

**We will also have Pin Trading sessions throughout the weekend, so definitely come by the booth 2832 to check that out!**

Street Fighter Unlimited Alternate Covers

Missing some of those hard to find Street Fighter Unlimited alternate covers? We’ll have a small supply of most of them onhand at the show for you completionists! Get them while supplies last!

 

These amazing game creators will join UDON’s own crew of comic, design, and game artists in signing at the UDON booth this year! On hand for PAX 2016 are:

 

Edwin Huang – Street Fighter  Unlimited Comic series, USF4 DLC Costume Designer, Skullkickers, Pop Culture Shock Toy Designer

 

Edwin will be onhand all weekend!

 

 

Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz – Super Street Fighter Comic Series, USF4 DLC Costume Designer, KidRobot SF Toy Designer, Random Veus 

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Chamba will be onhand all weekend!

 

 

Long Vo  Street Fighter comic series, Street Fighter HD Remix, USF4 DLC Costume Designer & Tatsunoko vs. Capcom™ game artist

 

 

Long will be onhand all weekend!

 

 

Get on the artists’ sketch commission list before they fill up! Each year the artist’s lists fill up within the first few hours of the show, so get there early if you can!


Street Fighter Comic Sketch Covers

We will also have a supply of Street Fighter Unlimited #1 and Cammy Legends #1 Sketch Cover editions that the artists can draw on for you at the show! Once again, get on the artist list early to ensure you get yours!

Anime and Videogame Artbooks

And of course, UDON will also have a variety of your favorite Anime and Videogame artbooks for you to pick up at the show!

SEE YOU AT PAX PRIME THIS WEEKEND! 

 

RECORD OF AGAREST WAR 2: HEROINES VISUAL BOOK in stores now

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The Record of Agarest War series is known for its unique, multi-generational approach to storytelling, whereby your actions and decisions in one generation directly affect future events as well as the powers and characteristics of the next generation’s hero. With Record of Agarest War 2 – the series’ latest entry– having more choices to make and possibilities to experience than ever, seeing everything the game has to offer is no small task… until now. Record of Agarest War 2: Heroines Visual Book is here, and best of all, it’s AVAILABLE NOW at local comic retailers!

Collecting the beautiful artwork behind the newest installment in the Record of Agarest War franchise, Record of Agarest War 2: Heroines Visual Book includes character designs, rough concepts, pin-ups, creator commentary, and more for all three generations of the game’s diverse, colorful cast of heroes and villains. But much like the UDON-published art book for the original game, Record of Agarest War: Heroines Visual Book, this tome also serves as an ideal companion piece while playing the game itself, including several exhaustive data charts that pull back the curtain on the game’s myriad equipment, items, skills, and prerequisites for viewing every event scene. It’s a gorgeous art book and an essential strategy guide in one elegant package!

Of course, the Record of Agarest War series is known for its saucier elements as well, and rest assured that Record of Agarest War 2: Heroines Visual Book also features a complete collection of event and Soul Breeding CG scenes as well as detailed looks at every generation’s hot spring event – just like the first game’s art book. Whatever your reason for being a Record of Agarest War fan, UDON has you covered with these definitive volumes!

Record of Agarest War 2: Heroines Visual Book is on shelves NOW at local comic stores, book stores, and online retailers. Meanwhile, Record of Agarest War: Heroines Visual Book – covering the first game in the series and its prequel – is also available now everywhere art books are sold. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

RECORD OF AGAREST WAR 2: HEROINES VISUAL BOOK
ISBN: 978-1927925409
DETAILS: 128pg, 8.25 x 11.75”, Full Color, Softcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
STATUS: Available Now!
FOR MATURE READERS ONLY

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RECORD OF AGAREST WAR: HEROINES VISUAL BOOK
ISBN: 978-1927925379
DETAILS: 160pg, 8.25 x 11.75”, Full Color, Softcover
MSRP:$39.99 USD
STATUS: Available Now!


 

 

UDON Store BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

Hey Udoners! Get ready to save up to 75% on your favorite UDON art books and manga!

WWW.UDONSTORE.COM

Sale starts on Friday 11/26 through Monday 11/30

Check out our great deals below:

***BUY NASH! GET CASH!*** 

Buy Street Fighter V: The Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash Hard Cover and get $10 off your order!

SITE WIDE SPECIAL – SAVE 25% off ALL Purchases

Save Big on Manga Bundles!

Onimusha Volume 1 & 2 Bundle – Only $8.99 (Very Limited Quantities)

Street Fighter Bundle – Only $19.99 (Very Limited Quantities)

Street Fighter Classic Volumes 1-3 Bundle – Only $149.99

Warcraft Tribute – Special 50% off

UDON’s Art of Capcom Complete – Special 50% off

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UDON’s Art of Capcom 2 – Clearance, Only $9.99!

Art of Darksiders 2 – Clearance, Only $49.99!

CLEARANCE! 75% off ALL COMIC BOOKS

 

 

 

 

DEVIL MAY CRY 3142: GRAPHIC ARTS in stores now

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ADD THE ULTIMATE DEVIL MAY CRY™ ART BOOK TO YOUR COLLECTION!

In stores now, it’s the ultimate art tome for Capcom’s iconic Devil May Cry video game franchise – DEVIL MAY CRY 3142: GRAPHIC ARTS! This 224-page artwork archive collects material from all four classic Devil May Cry games as well as the Devil May Cry anime series.

Inside you’ll find character models, weapon designs, creatures, locations, rough concepts, and exclusive tribute illustrations. Also included are over 25 pages of exclusive interviews with the developers and artists behind the long-running series, as they discuss character origins, difficulties, their favorite series moments, and much more. The book also features detailed creator commentary and rough sketch notes throughout every chapter, where you’ll get the real scoop on the creation of Vergil, Nero, Trish, all your favorite enemies, and the legendary devil hunter himself – Dante.

Whether you’ve been a fan of the Devil May Cry series since its launch on the PlayStation 2 or just joined the fandom with the recent release of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, this gorgeous art book will take you deeper into the world of Devil May Cry than ever before.

DEVIL MAY CRY 3142: GRAPHIC ARTS is in stores now. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

DEVIL MAY CRY: 3142: GRAPHIC ARTS
ISBN: 978-1927925485
DETAILS: 224pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color
MSRP: $44.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

Also available:
DmC: DEVIL MAY CRY: VISUAL ART
ISBN: 978-1926778976
DETAILS: 192pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color
MSRP: $39.99 USD

 

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Now Available: DUEL ART: KAZUKI TAKAHASHI YU-GI-OH! ILLUSTRATIONS

 

 

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Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations: Now Available!! 

With its strikingly colorful character designs and sending a positive message of “human potential” in the belief in oneself,  it is no wonder that Yu-Gi-Oh has captivated fans all over the world. UDON is proud to present one of our most anticipated art books – Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations!

For those not in the know, Yu-Gi-Oh! is a world re-known manga about a timid boy named Yugi Mutou who awakens a gambling alter-ego (who actually is the spirit of a Pharaoh from Egypt) within his body that solves his conflicts using various games. It’s immense popularity spawned several anime spin-offs, movies, a collectible card battle game as well as several video games!

Duel Art collects the fantastic color artwork of series creator Kazuki Takahashi, along with rough concept sketches, tutorials, and an exclusive, in-depth interview with Takahashi-sensei himself! This is definitely an art book worth picking up for any Yu-Gi-Oh fan.

Keep reading for an extended preview of this awesome art book!

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 128
  • Price (U.S.): $39.99
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 192792541X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927925416
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.6 x 11.8 inches

 

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– Until next time, “Believe in the heart of the cards!”

 

In stores this week: Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works (13 page preview)!

The long wait is finally over, as this week will see the official release of Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works, the stunning official art collection of the popular game, released in North America for the PlayStation 3 and Wii video game systems. Comic book stores will get their copies on Wednesday, and other bookstores and online retailers should begin shipping copies shortly thereafter.

We know that all of you ladies and gentlemen that make up the Sengoku Basara fandom have been waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently!) for UDON’s English edition to make its debut, but we promise you it’s been worth the wait. The book looks great, and is packed full of so much goodness you’ll be poring over it for weeks!

But first up, if you’re not familiar with Sengoku Basara: It’s an epic video game series that has spawned anime, toys, soundtracks, and all manner of chara goods and tie-ins… and it’s about Japanese history! Yes, Sengoku Basara dramatizes the “Warring States” period of Japanese history, and amps it up considerably with over-the-top battles, magic, and sorcery, with some truly beautiful men and women squaring off in spectacular fights. Our Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends manga adapts the unreleased-in-North-America second video game in the series, and it will quickly bring you up to speed on Sengoku Basara‘s rich world and characters.

Which brings us to Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works. This volume collects the unique and lovely artwork of the latest third game in this landmark Capcom series. Included in this collection are character designs, rough sketches, rendered images, promotional images, storyboard cinematics, and even more. It’s a visual treat for Basara fans and art book fans alike!

But there’s some truly amazing stuff in this volume for hardcore Sengoku Basara otaku…! For serious voice actor/voice actress/seiyuu fans, Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works contains short profiles of and interviews with the cast of the Japanese game and anime series, a first for any UDON art book localization! It also includes profiles/interviews with the artists responsible for the opening and closing theme songs, T.M. Revolution/Takanori Nishikawa (artist of “Naked Arms”) and Chiaki Ishikawa (artist of Japanese ending theme “Backlight”). Finally, the volume also features an extensive interview with the creators of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes, Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Director Makoto Yamamoto.

Basically, what we’re saying is: Hey, we’re sorry this book is late, but we’ve been working hard to make sure that every bit of information from the Japanese edition made it into the North American one in order to create a truly special release for Sengoku Basara fans.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this book and, if you want us to do more Basara in the future, well, it couldn’t hurt to tell your friends about this art book and our manga…!

Thanks!

– Chris, UDON

P.S.: Volume 1 of the Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends manga is also in stores now. Volume 2 is at the printers and will be in stores in late September/early October.

Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-37-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-37-2

Format: Soft cover
Page Count: 152, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

 

Persona 3: Official Complete Works Dives Back In To The Dark Hour!

A fantastic collection of Shigenori Soejima artwork awaits you in
Persona 3: Official Design Works
In stores June 20th from UDON and Diamond Distribution!
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The wait is over! Ever since UDON’s December release of the fan-favourite Shigenori Soejima Artworks, fans have been clamouring for more art, more character designs, and more commentary by legendary character designer Shigenori Soejima! Well wait no longer, as UDON is proud to bring you Persona 3: Official Design Works, a 144-page art and design compendium from the smash hit video game, available on the PlayStation 2, PSP, and digitally on the PlayStation Network!Persona 3: Official Design Works is more than just a collection of amazing art and designs—although there’s certainly enough of it in there! Featuring rough sketches, final production artwork, early game designs, CG works, storyboards, character designs, backgrounds, and even more, this is a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at Persona 3 for art and game fans alike… but it doesn’t stop there!

Soejima-sensei has added additional commentary to more than half of the book, digging into his creative process, his feelings on his work, and even his feelings on the characters themselves! All of Soejima-sensei’s comments have been faithfully translated by UDON’s production team—including a huge 8,000-word interview—leading to a book that you’ll read again, and again, and again!

Speaking of UDON’s production team, we’ve gone all out to ensure that this is one of our nicest-looking art books ever! In addition to our ‘regular’ large book size and top-quality printing, Persona 3: Official Design Works also features additional silver ink accenting on every page! We’ve also chosen a special pearlescent paper and foil stamping for the cover, and utilized a special printing process to make the whole image pop! Artwork this good needs a package to match, and no fan of Persona or Soejima-sensei will want to be without this amazing book on their bookshelf!

Key Features:
– Hundreds of sketches, roughs, storyboards, and more, not included in Shigenori Soejima Artworks!
– An amazingly stylish collection, with reflective silver ink printed on every page!
– The secrets of Persona 3 revealed in a huge interview with Producer & Director Katsura Hashino, and Character Designer & Art Director Shigenori Soejima!

Persona 3: Official Design Works

Release date:
Diamond: June 20th
Bookstores: June 26th
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-43-X
ISBN-13: 978-1926778433
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 144, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

To arrange review copies of or preview images from Persona 3: Official Design Works, contact chrisbutcher@udonentertainment.com.

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Now in Stores: Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks

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Fans of SEGA’s Valkyria Chronicles are in for a treat with this new collection from UDON, Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks! This lush artbook features over 300 pages of character designs, vehicle and weapon designs, storyboards, and promotional art, all accompanied by detailed character information and creator commentary. Artists, cosplayers, military historians and design buffs will all revel in the incredible detail and imagination on display in this new collection.

Set two years after the onset of the Second Europan War, Valkyria Chronicles 2 focuses on a military academy cadet school as they seek to prevent an ethnic cleansing campaign by a ruthless rebel group. Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks opens up this complex world with a fantastic mix of character pin-ups, city maps, equipment specifications, costume designs and more. The original Japanese text is also intact, carefully translated to capture the nuances of world design and character stories. Fans of the best-selling SEGA game will discover a new wealth of information and inspiration within the 300+ pages of Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks. A key addition to any video game design collection!

Don’t believe us? Just check out the 7-page preview below and see for yourself what an amazing collection this is!

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Order from Amazon.com or through your local comic retailer!

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Early-bird Bonus on Darkstalkers: The Ultimate Edition Hardcover!

TORONTO: Darkstalkers fans have even more to be happy about with this special early-bird bonus offer from the UDONStore.com!

For the first 20 DarkStalkers Ultimate Editions you will get the rare DarkStalkers #1-6 Foil Set, a $120 VALUE for FREE. This bonus is just for the first 20 orders, after those are ordered it will be one random DarkStalkers Foil cover ($20 value). So be quick and get your order in ASAP for the this limited bonus, valued at more than the cost of the hardcover!

Don’t forget, the limited edition hardcover of Darkstalkers: The Ultimate Edition also features these great exclusives:

– Hardcover binding, limited to only 300 copies!
– Exclusive new “Midnight Bliss” cover art by Omar Dogan!
– Exclusive new dust jacket art featuring Felicia by Alvin Lee!

Click here to secure your copy – and your bonus Darkstalkers #1-6 Foil Set!

 

Announcing DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection

UDON is thrilled to annouce the latest addition to our video game art book library: DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection. This is the ultimate Disgaea art book, featuring the artwork of Takehito Harada’s amazing illustrations from all four Disgaea games. Included are game covers, promotional and concept art, book covers, soundtrack art, and over 300 rare Disgaea art pieces, plus an introduction by Takehito Harada. No fan of this landmark series should be without… DISGAEArt!!!

We’ve posted a few sample images below to whet your appetite – to see even more, pop on over to Destructoid for a complete nine page preview!

BOOK DETAILS AND AVAILABILITY:

Release date: Late July / Early August 2012
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1926778502
ISBN-13: 978-1926778501

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

Pre-order DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection on amazon.com!