Miku’s a star! Hatsune Miku performed live on Letterman last night!

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Congratulations to Hatsune Miku for her excellent performance on David Letterman last night! Dave seemed pretty chuffed about the whole thing, and the responses across the internet seem to be really positive as well!

Of course we’re thrilled about that, as UDON is one of Miku’s biggest North American supporters! We’ve now published six volumes of material featuring Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloids (seven, if you count PIXIV Alamanac!). We hope that Miku’s fandom continues to grow throughout North America, and we thank all of the Miku fans around the world for their support of our art books!

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out the performance embedded below, and keep scrolling to see all of UDON’s Hatsune Miku book releases!

Mikucolor coverMikucolor:
Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works

Collecting the artwork of official Vocaloid character illustrator, KEI! Mikucolor collects KEI’s dazzling illustrations of your favorite Vocaloids like Luka, Rin & Len, and of course the supreme musical idol herself – Hatsune Miku! Included are magazine & book illustrations, DVD covers, rare pinups, and exclusive new artwork.

Includes a an amazing flecked sparkle-enhanced cover!

VOTED THE CHAMPION OF THE 2014 ANIME MADNESS TOURNAMENT!

Check out a 14 page preview!

Mikucolor: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works
$39.99, 978-1-927925-08-9, Softcover, 128 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1

Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku and her fellow Vocaloids return in an all-new artwork & story collection! Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Vol.1 collects oodles of wonderful tribute artwork devoted to these virtual idols, including exclusive new pieces from some of the hottest names in manga. All this, plus three exciting manga short stories featuring Miku and friends!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

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Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1
$34.99, 978-1-926778-82-2, Softcover, 128 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Hatsune Miku Graphics:
Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 2

In this latest collection, explore the world and phenomenon of Miku and the Vocaloids through illustration, short articles, and comics. Containing official Miku artwork from Kei, tribute artwork from well-known artists and illustrators, as well as album covers, short comic strips, and three exciting manga short stores featuring Miku and friends!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

Check out a preview!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 2
$39.99, 978-1-926778-83-9, Softcover, 128 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Hatsune Miku Graphics:
Character Collection CV01 Hatsune Miku Edition

Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku stars in her own character artwork showcase!

CV01 collects more than 40 artists’ spectacular takes on the Vocaloid diva. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high-fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces to musical performance, and more!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition
$29.99, 978-1-926778-74-7, Softcover, 96 pages, 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Character Collection CV02 Kagamine Rin & Len Edition

Kagamine Rin & Len take center stage in this new Vocaloid character artwork showcase!

CV02 collects more than 35 artists’ unique takes on the singing twins. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from hip fashions to everyday activities, fun beach scenes to musical performance, and more!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV02: Kagamine Rin & Len Edition
$34.99, 978-1-926778-76-1, Softcover, 96 pages, 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

Buy At Amazon.com

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Character Collection CV03 Megurine Luka Edition

The world’s first bilingual Vocaloid, Megurine Luka, stars in her own character artwork showcase!

CV03 collects more than 35 artists’ wonderful takes on this pink-haired beauty. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high-fashion to leisurely fun, spicy pin-ups to musical performance, and more!

Includes a special metallic cover treatment!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV03 Megurine Luka Edition
$34.99, 978-1-926778-76-1, Softcover, 96 pages, 8.25″ X 11.75″

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Bonus! In 2012, UDON Published one of the first officially licensed North American projects featuring Hatsune Miku, PIXIV ALMANAC!

Featuring over 2 million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community. The web site allows creators to show off their work, share feedback, and grow into even better artists. The PIXIV ALMANAC collects artwork from some of the community’s most talented members, showcasing a variety of colourful anime, manga and cg art styles. Plus, the book also includes many works featuring Japan’s most popular synthetic singing sensation – Hatsune Miku!

Pixiv Almanac
$39.99, 978-1-926778-35-8, Softcover, 258 pages, 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 11

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Oh my! Capping off our week, it’s another adorable, witchy girl! This time it’s singing sensation and premiere Vocaloid Hatsune Miku in a fantastic fantasy setting, mixing music and magic!

This illustration is from Hatsune Miku Graphics CV01, and is by the artist meola!

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Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku stars in her own character artwork showcase! Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 collects more than 40 artists’ spectacular takes on the Vocaloid diva. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high-fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces to musical performance, and more!
SC, 8×12, 96pgs, FC $29.99

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In Stores Today: MM25 SC, Hatsune Miku CV01, CV02

Hey UDON art book fans! It’s a great day to visit your local comic book shop because we’ve got THREE new art books in store today! Hatsune Miku makes her official North American art book debut along with vocaloids Rin and Len, and the gorgeous standard edition of MM25 is unleashed onto the world!

You can find a comic store near you by visiting http://www.comicshoplocator.com/. These books will begin shipping through bookstores and online retailers sometime in the next two weeks.

HATSUNE MIKU GRAPHICS: CHARACTER COLLECTION CV01

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Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku stars in her own character artwork showcase!

CV01 collects more than 40 artists’ spectacular takes on the Vocaloid diva. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high-fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces to musical performance, and more! Includes commentary from all of the artists in the book, talking about their love for Miku!

This edition has been up-sized from the Japanese edition to the standard UDON artbook size, and now features a great, dynamic foil cover!

This is a must-own for any Hatsune Miku fan!

SC, 8×12, 96pgs, FC $29.99

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Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV02 - Kagamine Rin & Len Edition cover

Kagamine Rin & Len take center stage in this new Vocaloid character artwork showcase!

CV02 collects more than 35 artists’ unique takes on the singing twins. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from hip fashions to everyday activities, fun beach scenes to musical performance, and more! Includes commentary from all of the artists in the book, talking about their love for Miku!

This edition has been up-sized from the Japanese edition to the standard UDON artbook size, and now features a great, dynamic foil cover!

This is a must-own for any Hatsune Miku fan!

SC, 8×12, 96pgs, FC $34.99

MM25: MEGA MAN & MEGA MAN X OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS
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At over 430 pages, MM25 is the ultimate Mega Man artwork collection! MM25 collects the complete artwork behind every Mega Man and Mega Man X game, including character art, concept sketches, game covers, rare pinups and much more. This new hardcover edition also features over 100 pages of never-before-published material, plus new tribute art and interviews from the creators behind the blue bomber!

Please note: Diamond erroniously listed this as a hard cover. This is a soft cover book, but there will be a convention-exclusive hard cover released this summer. Details at http://UDONstore.com.

SC, 8×12, 432pgs, FC $59.99

 

UDON Diamond Comics Solications: MAR13 for May 2013 and beyond

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Hey there! We’re starting a new thing here at the UDON blog! Every month, comic book stores get a catalogue of upcoming releases called the DIAMOND PREVIEWS CATALOG. UDON lists upcoming, and re-offered products there, in the hopes that retailers (hi!) will order them, and that you fans (hi!) will tell retailers to order them.  So! Enjoy this peak into the future, and feel free to let your local retailer know if you’re interested in any of our books.

Diamond Comics PREVIEWS Catalog
For items shipping beginning in May 2013
Find a comic store near you at http://www.comicshoplocator.com/

201305_Haruhi-ismHARUHI-ISM: NOIZI ITO ARTWORKS HC
Haruhi Suzumiya is an energetic Japanese girl who craves excitement and adventure! The members of the SOS Brigade try their best to keep Haruhi happy, because if they don’t… she could accidently destroy the universe! Seriously! Haruhi-ism collects the spectacular artwork of Noizi Ito, the artist behind the original Haruhi Suzumiya novel series. Included are book & DVD covers, magazine pinups, rare promo images, and more!
HC, 8×12, 120pgs, FC $39.99
Projected in-store date: Late June/Early July


201305_HatsuneMikeCV01HATSUNE MIKU GRAPHICS: CHARACTER COLLECTION CV01
Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku stars in her own character artwork showcase! CV01 collects more than 40 artists’ spectacular takes on the Vocaloid diva. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high-fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces to musical performance, and more!
SC, 8×12, 96pgs, FC $29.99
Projected in-store date: June

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201305_Disgaea3SchoolofDevils_Vol1DISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS VOLUME 1 SC
In the Netherworld school known as the Evil Academy, students learn to be proper demons! Truancy, poor hygiene, and unfinished homework are what’s needed to make the honor role at this evil alma mater. But there is one diminutive demon not content with being the most sinful kid in school… The mischievous Mao has his sights set on superseding his own father, and becoming the new overlord of the Netherworld!
SC, 6×8, 160pgs, B&W $13.95
In-stores now.

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201305_DevilSurvivor_OfficialMaterialCollectionDEVIL SURVIVOR: OFFICIAL MATERIAL COLLECTION SC
In seven days, Tokyo will fall. Demons have invaded the city, and unless a group of teenagers do something about it, fear and chaos will reign. Devil Survivor: Official Material Collection is the ultimate companion to the hit role playing game, and includes character designs, promotional artwork, storyboards, a detailed demon guide, and creator interviews.
SC, 8×12, 176gs, FC $39.99
Projected in-store date: June

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Find these UDON Books and many more at your local comic store, beginning in May 2013! Find a comic shop near you at http://www.comicshoplocator.com/.

 

 

 

UDON Books Coming in May 2013

The following titles will appear in the Diamond Comics Distributors’ March Previews Catalogue, for items shipping to comic stores in May 2013 and to book stores and online sellers in June 2013. ALL IMAGES PENDING LICENSOR APPROVALS.

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Devil Survivor: Official Material Collection Sample Page – PENDING LICENSOR APPROVAL

201305_DevilSurvivor_OfficialMaterialCollectionDevil Survivor: Official Material Collection

In seven days, Tokyo will fall. Demons have invaded the city, and unless a group of teenagers does something about it, fear and chaos will reign. Devil Survivor: Official Material Collection is the ultimate companion to the hit role playing game, and includes character designs, promotional artwork, storyboards, a detailed demon guide, and creator interviews.

  • Like the Persona series, Devil Survivor is part of the Megami Tensai RPG franchise from Atlus.
  • Devil Survivor was originally released for the Nintendo DS. An updated version, Devil Survivor Overclocked, was released for the Nintendo 3DS on 2011.

ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-73-0
Price US: $39.99
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 176, Color
Release Date: May/June 2013

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201305_Disgaea3SchoolofDevils_Vol1Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1
By SASAKI Shin

In the Netherworld school known as the Evil Academy, students learn to be proper demons! Truancy, poor hygiene, and unfinished homework are what’s needed to make the honor role at this evil alma mater. But there is one diminutive demon not content with being the most sinful kid in school… The mischievous Mao has his sights set on superseding his own father, and becoming the new overlord of the Netherworld!

  • The Disgaea property has been spun off into a 12-episode animated series, and several manga series.
  • The 5th game of the core Disgaea series, Disgaea: Dimension 2, will be released for the Playstation 3 in Japan in March 2013.

ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-72-3
Price US: $13.95
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 160, Black and White
Series Volumes: 2
Release Date: May/June 2013

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Haruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks Sample Page

201305_Haruhi-ismHaruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks
By ITO Noizi

Haruhi Suzumiya is an energetic Japanese girl who craves excitement and adventure! The members of the SOS Brigade try their best to keep Haruhi happy, because if they don’t — she could accidentally destroy the universe! Seriously!

Haruhi-ism collects the spectacular artwork of Noizi Ito, the artist behind the original Haruhi Suzumiya novel series. Included are book and DVD covers, magazine pin-ups, rare promo images, and more!

ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-69-3
Price US: $39.99
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 120, Color
Release Date: May/June 2013

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201305_HatsuneMikeCV01Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku stars in her own character artwork showcase! CV01 collects more than 40 artists’ spectacular takes on the Vocaloid diva. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high-fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces to musical performance, and more!

  • Hatsune Miku is the mascot character for the popular Vocaloid voice synthesizer musical software.
  • Hatsune Miku’s live concerts, where she performs as a virtual holographic idol, draw thousands of fans.
  • Hatsune Miku’s official English Facebook page boasts over 850,000 members.

ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-74-7
Price US: $29.99
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 96, Color
Series Volumes: 3
Release Date: May/June 2013

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Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01

201305_HatsuneMikeCV01 Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku stars in her own character artwork showcase! CV01 collects more than 40 artists’ spectacular takes on the Vocaloid diva. Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high-fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces to musical performance, and more!

Release date: August 2013
Price (U.S.): $29.99

ISBN: 1-926778-74-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-74-7

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 96, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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