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 (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations

Evangelion Chronicle Illustrations coverThe 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 re-imagining 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 UDON Entertainment is proud to publish 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…  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.

Holding the book in your hands is no substitute for seeing these images on the printed page–at over a foot tall and in gorgeous colour, make sure to add this to your collection if you’re a fan of Evangelion… or just gorgeous artwork!

Evangelion Chronicle: Illustrations

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

 

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!