UDON San Diego Comic Con Exclusives Pre-orders open now through July 17th!

Hey UDON fans!

To save you stress at SDCC, we’ve opened pre-orders for our SDCC 2017 exclusives up from now through July 17th for pick up at the show! Please note that pre-orders can only be picked up at the show. If you’re not going to be attending SDCC, please do not pre-order.

Follow this link to PRE ORDER YOUR SDCC EXCLUSIVES at www.udonexclusives.com!

Here’s what we’re offering this year:

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Street Fighter Limited Edition Metal Card Set – The Final Challengers
Price:  $30.00

Enter Evil Ryu and Violent Ken, the FINAL CHALLENGERS! This two-card set features the final challengers from Ultra Street Fighter II for the new Nintendo Switch!

The two gold cards are made of real metal, etched and silk screen artwork with spot colors, featuring brand new artwork by ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II artist Long Vo.  What makes these two cards extra special is the die cut designs that let you see through the background of the cards – a first in the Street Fighter Metal Card series!

The two cards come mounted on a specially designed gatefold package featuring velvet lamination, raised spot gloss, and foil stamping effects.  Can you defeat the other collectors to get these cards into your Street Fighter collection?

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4KingsStreet Fighter Limited Edition Metal Card Set – The Four Kings
Price:  $50.00

In Street Fighter lore, Sagat, Vega, Balrog, and M. Bison are known as THE FOUR KINGS.  You can purchase this special limited-edition silver metal card set including all 4 ultimate bosses at SDCC this year!
The Four Kings Metal Card Set features brand new art by ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II artist Long Vo. Each set comes mounted on a specially designed gatefold package featuring velvet lamination, raised spot gloss, and foil stamping effects.

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USF2_SDCC_TshirtUltra Street Fighter 2 Gold Foil T-shirt
Price:  $25.00

UDON’s first foray into high quality collectible T-shirts, we’re proud to announce our new T-shirt convention exclusive with a collaborated design by Ultra Street Fighter 2 artist Long Vo and Megaman Legacy Collection Artist Jeff “Chamba” Cruz!  Depicted on a handsome charcoal colored shirt are the Final Challengers, Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.  These shirts are silkscreened with a special water based ink allowing a gold foil to be adhered to the surface. Quantities are extremely limited so we suggest you get them before stock runs out.  Available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

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MOCKUP_MH_CARD_LIGHTMonster Hunter Light Weapon Class Badge Pin Set
Price:  $25.00

ATTENTION ALL MONSTER HUNTERS! We’ve forged some neat gear for you to collect or your Monster Hunter Team!
These weapon class badge pins are made of high quality cloisonné hard enamel that is highly durable. Each weapon icon is faithfully recreated along with a textured base and gel that fills in the background giving each badge a jewel-like finish for these iconic weapons.
We will be launching with 8 weapon class badge pins sold in sets of 4, perfect for armoring up your Monster Hunter team.

The first set collects the light weapons consisting of Sword & Shield, Light Bow Gun, Dual Blades, and Long Sword.
These pins are meant to be worn to let your fellow Monster Hunters know what weapon you specialize in during the hunt. Wear them proud!

 

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MOCKUP_MH_CARD_HEAVYMonster Hunter Heavy Weapon Class Badge Pin Set
Price:  $25.00

ATTENTION ALL MONSTER HUNTERS! We’ve forged some neat gear for you to collect for your Monster Hunter Team!
These weapon class badge pins are made of high quality cloisonné hard enamel that is highly durable. Each weapon icon is faithfully recreated along with a textured base and gel that fills in the background giving each badge a jewel-like finish for these iconic weapons.
We will be launching with 8 weapon class badge pins sold in sets of 4, perfect for armoring up your Monster Hunter team.

The second set collects the heavy weapons consisting of the Great Sword, Heavy Bow Gun, Switch Axe and the Charge Blade. These pins are meant to be worn to let your fellow Monster Hunters know what weapon you specialize in during the hunt. Wear them proud!

 

 

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UC_EVAPIN_SDCC3Neon Genesis EVANGELION Character Collector’s Pin – Misato, Ritsuko, Pen Pen
Price:  $15.00

Continuing the popular series of Evangelion Collector’s Pins, UDON is proud to bring you three new characters from the acclaimed anime series!
Fan favorite Misato, Ritsuko, and Pen Pen are immortalized in these high-quality designer pins.  They are made of high quality cloisonné hard enamel that gives a jewel-like finish and is highly durable. A multiple silk-screen printing process is used on each pin to ensure all details are replicated properly, and that the characters look faithful to their on-screen presence.

Each pin also features a very unique die-cut hollow-out center that gives each character a striking presence. Each pin measures almost two inches wide, and will be sold individually, mounted on a handsome backer card with silver foil stamped logos and a spot gloss pattern.

 

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Convention Incentives & Specials!

4BonusStreet Fighter Limited Edition Metal Cards Round 3 – The New Challengers!
Price:  FREE w/ $40 Purchase

The Street Fighter Limited Edition Incentive Metal Cards are back by popular demand!
Precisely crafted with special laser etching, printing, and die-cut technology, these metal trading cards feature brand-new artwork by ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II artist Long Vo.

Just like last year, these highly collectible cards will be given away to fans who make qualified purchases at the UDON Booth! Designs will be handed out at random.

4 new silver cards include fan favorite characters Cammy, Dee Jay, Fei Long, and T Hawk! Beat this bonus stage with a perfect score and collect the whole set!

OnoSanCard2017Ono-San Signing at the UDON booth 4529 on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 , 2-3pm PST 

Price: Purchase any Street Fighter Limited Edition Metal Card Set to get a line ticket(while supplies last)

We will have a special signing with Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono at the Udon booth 4529 on Saturday, 7/22 from 2-3pm. As is tradition, Ono-san will be giving out an Ultra rare Ono-San Gold Metal Card at his signing on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Pre-order any of our SDCC exclusive metal card sets or purchase at the show to get a line ticket when you pick up your order. Please note the line ticket is only valid for the signing time. Line tickets are only given out when you pick up your purchase. Line tickets do not guarantee a metal card, so please come early and plan accordingly.

 

 

UDON COLLECTIBLES to debut EVANGELION Collectible Pins

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UDON Collectibles is proud to announce their newest line of collectible merchandise – the EVANGELION CHARACTER COLLECTOR’S PIN SERIES. Following in the footsteps of the popular Street Fighter II Character Select Pins and the Persona 4  Puzzle Pin series, UDON Collectibles is expanding its licenses to the anime world.

Neon Genesis Evangelion, produced by Studio Khara, is arguably the most influential show in modern anime history. The show’s success has spawned multiple movies, toys, manga, video games, and all types of merchandise in Japan — much of it highly sought after by collectors.

“We’ve recently passed the 20th anniversary of Evangelion, and I have been a big fan of the show since its original television run,” says UDON Chief, Erik Ko. “We’ve had great success publishing the Evangelion Chronicles art books, and now I am also proud that we can produce some really cool merchandise for the EVA fans.”

The Evangelion Character Collector’s Pins are made of high quality cloisonné hard enamel creating a jewel-like finish and are highly durable.  A multiple silk-screen printing process was used on each pin to ensure every detail was replicated properly resulting in each character looking faithful to their on-screen presence. Each pin measures almost two inches wide, and will be sold mounted on a handsome backer card with a silver foil stamped logo and spot gloss pattern.

The first six characters in the series will include Rei, Asuka, Mari, Shinji, Kaworu, and Gendo. These six pins will make their debut exclusively at the UDON booth (#3218) at Anime Expo which will take place during July 1 – July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The retail price of each pin will be $15.00. Quantities are limited so be sure to get to the UDON booth early.

 

THE ESSENTIAL EVANGELION CHRONICLE: SIDE B in stores now

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Last year, UDON Entertainment kicked off the 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion – one of the most beloved anime series of all time – with the release of The Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side A, offering fans outside of Japan the chance to relive and study the series’ first 13 episodes in unprecedented detail like never before. Now, the celebration continues as UDON announces the release of The Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side B, completing our trifecta of incredible Evangelion art books!

The Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side B follows up on and is the perfect companion piece to last year’s Side A release, featuring an extensive episode guide that explores, deconstructs, and shines new light on the latter 13 episodes of the original anime series as well as the film The End of Evangelion. This sumptuous art book is also jam-packed with detailed character profiles, exhaustive character relationship charts, summaries of vital plot elements, and a comprehensive look at various Evangelion merchandise, including action figures, model kits, apparel, and more – truly “essential” indeed for Evangelion fans and mecha enthusiasts alike!

The Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side B is UDON’s third Evangelion art book release, following Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations and the aforementioned The Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side A. We are proud to have been given the opportunity to take fans on such a complete, exhaustive journey through this iconic series and its timeless art!

The Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side B is available now at finer book retailers everywhere and is also in stock at various online retailers. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

THE ESSENTIAL EVANGELION CHRONICLE: SIDE B
ISBN: 978-1-926778-58-7
DETAILS: 128 pg, 8.25 x 11.25″, Softcover, Full Color
MSRP: $39.99 USD
STATUS: Available Now

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Also Available:

THE ESSENTIAL EVANGELION CHRONICLE: SIDE A
ISBN-13: 978-1926778570
DETAILS: 128 pg, 8.5 x 11.1 ”, Softcover, Full Color
MSRP: $39.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now

EVANGELION CHRONICLE: ILLUSTRATIONS
ISBN-13: 978-1926778556
DETAILS: 136 pg, 12.9 x 10.1”, Softcover, Full Color
MSRP: $39.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now

 

Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations – In Comic Book Stores This Week!

Hi fans! Chris Butcher, Marketing Director of UDON Entertainment here. I just wanted to take a quick second to let you know about a very special release arriving in comic book stores this Wednesday—Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations.

The Neon Genesis Evangelion television series and theatrical films revolutionized Japanese anime with their incredible animation, sophisticated storytelling, and dynamic mecha and character designs. The revolution continues today, where new films reimagining the Evangelion story continue to top box-office charts in Japan and DVD and Blu-ray sales charts in North America. In short, Evangelion is a worldwide phenomenon, and that is why I’m so proud that UDON Entertainment is publishing the English-language edition of Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations, the first in a series of three Evangelion Chronicle books exploring the deep mythology of the original series.

Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations is a gorgeous, oversized (10” x 13”) artbook collecting more than 200 new illustrations created for the Evangelion Chronicle encyclopedia series, including pieces created exclusively for this volume. It also contains rough sketches, illustrator and creator commentary, and an amazing fold-out poster featuring a pretty epic battle between EVA-02 and the Evangelion Production Models… You know the one I’m talking about! The illustrations are pulled from across the epic series, including the entire 26 episode run of the original anime series, as well as the films released in English as Evangelion: Death & Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion.

When I first discovered the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime and manga years ago, it quickly became one of my favourite stories of all time, and I’ve watched the anime, read the manga, and poured over art books many times since. The artwork in Illustrations is stunning, and it really pops off the page. There’s something about seeing an amazing illustration of EVA-01 in high resolution printed 13” tall that transports me right back to watching the first episode again, for the first time… and it’s a great feeling.

The following two books in the Evangelion Chronicle series are Evangelion Chronicle: Side A and Evangelion Chronicle: Side B, which will be released later in 2013. Each book covers about half the original series, going into detail on the mythology of story, the characters, motivations, and secrets contained within. They’re pretty awesome books and offer great insight into the original TV series and movies. I’ll write more about them closer to their release date. I would have loved for something like Evangelion Chronicle to have been available years ago to answer my questions, and I’m thrilled I get to be part of the team releasing it into English.

As I mentioned, Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations will be in better comic book stores everywhere on Wednesday, December 12th. You can find a comic store near you by visiting http://www.comicshoplocator.com/. (It should also be available online and in other bookstores beginning in the next week, though that may be delayed because of the Christmas holiday.)

Chris Butcher
On behalf of the entire team at UDON Entertainment 

P.S.: Here’s an 8 page preview of Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations. Enjoy!

 

Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations

Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations

 

The Neon Genesis Evangelion television series revolutionized Japanese anime with its incredible animation, sophisticated storytelling, and its dynamic mecha designs. Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations collects all the original artwork created for the Evangelion Chronicle encyclopedia series, plus new pieces produced exclusively for this volume. You’ll also get rough sketches and creators’ comments, offering a true behind-the-scenes glimpse into the rich world of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Release date: December 2012
Price US: $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-55-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-55-6

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 136, Color
Size: 10″ wide X 13″ long

Where to buy:


Comic Shop Locator Service


amazon.com (USA)

amazon.ca (Canada)


barnesandnoble.com (USA)

bookdepository.com (Worldwide)


UDON Store