Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for March 25, 2014! 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
Fan love for Dark Souls Design Works shows no signs of slowing down as this amazing dark fantasy title claims the top spot on our bestseller list for the fourth week in a row! Even though this book is technically sold out, there are still copies in select stores and you guys are buying them up! Remember that a second printing is on the way in May.
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)
Continuing to breathe down Dark Souls’ neck for the top spot 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 Ultimate, Monster 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)
Another title with strong fan support, The Eyes of Bayonetta holds steady in the #3 position on our bestseller list! 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!
Third time’s the charm for Okami Official Complete Works, which finishes again at #4! 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!
Staying strong at #5 is Monster Hunter Illustrations! 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)
Bouncing up to #6 is Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1, 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)
Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)
#8. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
#9. The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations
Back in the charts are these two great collections featuring Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series! Combined, there are over 500 pages of artwork and information about these fan-favorite games contained within!
#10. The History of Sonic The Hedgehog
Returning to our bestseller list is The History of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ultimate guide to SEGA’s spiky blue speedster! This hefty 300-page volume covers in detail every 2D and 3D Sonic game, plus spinoffs and crossovers. You’ll also find character profiles, promotional artwork, rare concept art, and a detailed look at the origins of the “Blue Blur.” A must-have for any true Sonic fan!
#11. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition
Staying on the charts this week is the original Vocaloid herself, Hatsune Miku! Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!
Rounding out this week’s 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!
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