Announcing Dragon’s Crown manga (Preview)

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FANTASY, FIGHTING, AND FAN SERVICE ARE ON FULL DISPLAY IN THE ‘DRAGON’S CROWN’ MANGA

The Fighter, the Sorceress, the Elf, the Wizard, the Amazon, and the Dwarf! These six heroes have come together to quest for riches, for glory, and for the honor of the kingdom of Hydeland! (Though really, it’s mostly for the riches…) Join an epic journey through catacombs, castles, and labyrinths, in the fun and fantastic video game manga – DRAGON’S CROWN!

Adapted and drawn by artist Yuztan (Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid), the Dragon’s Crown manga captures all the hard hitting action, sexiness and silliness of the beat-em-up RPG. Created by George Kamitani and Vanillaware, the game is known for its gorgeous artwork and designs, and the manga certainly lives up to that visual legacy.

DRAGON’S CROWN Volume 1 arrives in stores everywhere October 2017.  A second and final volume of the series will follow in 2018.

DRAGON’S CROWN Volume 1
DETAILS: 196 pg, 5.75 x 8.25”, $12.99 USD
RELEASE DATE: October 2017
ISBN: 978-1772940480

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UDON to publish INFINI-T FORCE manga

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LIMITED EDITION INFINI-T FORCE MANGA PREMIERES AT ANIME EXPO 2017

UDON Entertainment is proud to announce the publisher is localizing the manga series
INFINI-T FORCE for an English release.

Celebrating the 55th anniversary of legendary Japanese animation studio Tatsunoko Production, the INFINI-T FORCE manga brings together the anime giant’s four most prominent superhero properties – Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (AKA Battle of the Planets), Space Knight Tekkaman, Casshan, and Hurricane Polimar.  The heroes of these four worlds will face everything from mutant abominations, to criminal gangsters, to mechanoid alien invaders, in an ongoing action manga series filled with non-stop adventure!

An all-new INFINI-T-FORCE anime series also launches in Fall 2017 in Japan. Tatsunoko Production has announced the world premiere screening of the first episode at Anime Expo 2017 in Los Angeles!

To coincide with this momentous event, UDON will be offering a LIMITED EDITION version INFINI-T FORCE Volume 1 at Anime Expo.  Limited to 300 copies, this special edition features an intricate cover treatment which includes soft touch lamination, silver foil logos, and an innovative 3D spot gloss!  Fans who purchase this limited edition will also receive one of four randomly selected clear file folders made especially for this promotion by Monthly Comic Magazine, HERO’s – the original Japanese publisher of INFINI-T FORCE!

Visit UDON Booth #3218 at Anime Expo early before this limited edition flies off the table!

The standard edition of INFINI-T FORCE Volume 1 will be available in book stores and comic shops September 2017. Volume 2 will follow December 2017 and subsequent volumes in 2018. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.


INFINIT-T FORCE VOLUME 1
DETAILS: 244pg, 5.75×8.25”, $13.99USD
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017
ISBN: 978-1-77294-050-3
DIAMOND COMICS ORDER CODE: JUL172241

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ANNOUNCEMENT: PERSONA 3 Manga

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GET READY TO FACE YOUR TRUE SELF AND SURVIVE THE DARK HOUR WITH THE PERSONA 3 MANGA SERIES!

When UDON Entertainment recently launched Shuji Sogabe’s Persona 4 manga series to rave reviews and brisk sales, we knew one of the most common questions from fans would be, “But what about the Persona 3 manga? Is that coming too?” Wonder no longer, as we are thrilled to announce that not only are we launching Persona 3 – also with art by Shuji Sogabe – in English later this year, you’ll be able to get your hands on the first volume in September, just a few short months away!

Based on the beloved, critically acclaimed video game released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006, Persona 3 is lauded even today for its engaging storyline, relatable characters, challenging gameplay, memorable soundtrack, and stylish visuals. Persona 3 follows a diverse group of high school students as they stumble upon a strange phenomenon known as the “Dark Hour,” a mysterious time that occurs at the stroke of midnight, between one day and the next. Now, Minato Arisato and the rest of his friends in the Special Extracurricular Execution Squad must balance their busy high school lives with their continuing investigation into the Dark Hour – and you thought your high school life was tough! These unlikely heroes will have to face the demons within and find the strength to call upon their inner selves – their “Personas” – if they are to survive the horrors of the Dark Hour…

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned Persona 3 veteran or are just discovering this compelling world for the first time – the Persona 3 manga series is certain to appeal to anyone who simply enjoys smart storytelling dealing with themes of existence, identity, and the paranormal. Are you ready to face your true self?

Persona 3 kicks off later this year with the first volume, which will be available in September at local comic book stores and various physical and online retailers. The Persona 3 manga is the latest addition to UDON’s comprehensive lineup of Persona books, which includes Persona 3 and Persona 4 art books as well as the previously mentioned Persona 4 manga series. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

PERSONA 3 Volume 1
ISBN: 978-1- 927925-85- 0
DETAILS: 162 pg, 5.75 x 8.25, BW, Softcover
MSRP: $13.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Coming Soon (September 2016)

PERSONA 4 Volume 1
ISBN: 978-1- 927925-57- 7
DETAILS: 160 pg, 5.75 x 8.25, BW, Softcover
MSRP: $13.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

 

 

STEINS;GATE manga volume 3 in-stores now

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In news that is sure to come as a relief to cell phones and microwaves the world over, UDON Entertainment is pleased to announce that Steins;Gate Vol. 3 is on shelves NOW at your favorite local comic retailer, with a wide release coming on April 27th! That’s right, Steins;Gate fans: there’s no need to travel through time to get your hands on this hotly anticipated volume, as it’s already here!

Based on the wildly popular visual novel and anime, Steins;Gate has quickly become one of UDON’s best-selling manga series, with the first volume already on its second printing! In Steins;Gate Vol. 3, the members of the Future Gadgets Team have utilized their time machine to change the past, only to be faced with unexpectedly disastrous consequences. There just may be a way to undo all the damage that has been done and fix the timeline – but sacrifices will have to be made. How far is Okarin willing to go to save everyone he cares about? Find out in the thrilling final volume of UDON’s first Steins;Gate manga series!

Steins;Gate Vol. 3 is available now at your local comic book store, and will be in stock at various physical and online retailers on April 27th. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

STEINS;GATE Volume 3
ISBN: 978-1927925713
DETAILS: 178pg, 5.75×8.25″, B&W, Manga
MSRP: $12.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

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KILL LA KILL Manga Volume 2 in-stores now

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Time to strap on your Goku Uniforms, Kill la Kill fans: the next volume in your favorite action-packed manga series is headed your way this month! UDON Entertainment is thrilled to announce that Kill la Kill Vol. 2 is already on shelves NOW at local comic stores and will be available at various physical and online retailers later this month, on April 20th.

Based on the critically acclaimed anime series, Kill la Kill has quickly become one of UDON’s most wildly successful manga properties, with the first volume already on its third printing! Kill la Kill Vol. 2 sees transfer student Ryuko Matoi – now armed with Senketsu, an exceptionally powerful Kamui uniform – taking the fight directly to Honnouji Academy and its totalitarian leaders! But even with these newfound powers, will Ryuko be a match for the student council president herself, Satsuki Kiryuin? The answers to those questions and more await within the pages of Kill la Kill Vol. 2!

Kill la Kill Vol. 2 is available now at local comic retailers, with a wide release for other physical and online retailers scheduled for April 20th. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

KILL LA KILL Volume 1
ISBN: 978-1927925492
DETAILS: 180pg, 5.75×8.25″, B&W, Softcover
MSRP: $12.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

KILL LA KILL Volume 2
ISBN: 978-1-927925-54-6
DETAILS: 164pgs, 5.75×8.25″, B&W, Softcover
MSRP: $12.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

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PERSONA 4 Manga Volume 2 in stores now

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The critically acclaimed, best-selling Persona 4 video game has already taken the gaming and anime worlds by storm.
Now, UDON Entertainment is excited to spread Persona fever among manga fans as well with the release of Persona 4 Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, available now at various physical and online retailers!

When the small rural town of Inaba suddenly becomes the scene of a series of grisly murders, an eclectic group of high school students forms an investigation team to uncover the truth behind them and prevent more deaths. But when they discover that the murders might be connected to an urban legend about a paranormal television phenomenon called the “Midnight Channel,” a simple investigation turns into a dangerous, action-packed journey of self-discovery across two different worlds.

If you can’t wait to see what happens next after reading the first two thrilling volumes, no need to worry! Persona 4 Vol. 3 is already scheduled for release later this year, on June 28th, 2016. Meanwhile, the first two volumes of Persona 4 are available now in finer comic book stores and book retailers everywhere, as well as various online retailers. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.


PERSONA 4 Volume 1
ISBN: 978-1-927925-57-7
DETAILS: 160 pg, 5.75 x 8.25″, B&W, Softcover
MSRP: $13.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

PERSONA 4 Volume 2
ISBN: 978-1927925669
DETAILS: 154 pg, 5.75 x 8.25″, B&W,
MSRP: $13.99 USD
STATUS: Available Now!

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PERSONA 4 Manga Volume 1 in stores now

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UDON Entertainment launches the thrilling new manga series based on the hit Persona 4 video game. The critically acclaimed, best-selling Persona 4 video game has already taken the gaming and anime worlds by storm. Now, UDON Entertainment is excited to spread Persona fever among manga fans as well with the release of Persona 4 Vol. 1, available now at various comic retailers!

When the small rural town of Inaba suddenly becomes the scene of a series of grisly murders, an eclectic group of high school students forms an investigation team to uncover the truth behind them and prevent more deaths. But when they discover that the murders might be connected to an urban legend about a paranormal television phenomenon called the “Midnight Channel,” a simple investigation turns into a dangerous, action-packed journey of self-discovery across two different worlds.

If you can’t wait to see what happens next after reading the first thrilling volume, no need to worry! Persona 4 Vol. 2 is scheduled for release next month, in March of 2016. Meanwhile, Persona 4 Vol. 1 is available now in finer comic book stores and book retailers everywhere, as well as various online retailers. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

PERSONA 4 Volume 1
ISBN: 978-1-927925-57-7
DETAILS: 160 pg, 5.75 x 8.25″, B&W, Softcover
MSRP: $13.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

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Two new OSAMU TEZUKA ART BOOKS in stores now

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Long considered “the grandfather of manga and anime”, legendary illustrator and animator Osamu Tezuka’s enduring legacy can still be felt today in the indelible influence he has had on contemporary manga and anime creators. In an effort to ensure that his timeless work remains easily accessible to as wide an audience as possible, UDON Entertainment is proud to announce the release of two Osamu Tezuka art books: OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS and OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME & MANGA CHARACTER SKETCHBOOK.

Both of these prestigious volumes are presented in an elegant hardcover format worthy of the man whose work they celebrate. Inside you’ll find a diverse collection of character designs and rough concepts from animation and manga projects representing Tezuka’s entire illustrious career, including Mighty Atom (Astro Boy), Jungle Emperor (Kimba the White Lion), Phoenix, Black Jack, and many more. In many cases these illustrations include Tezuka’s own hand-written design notes, accompanied by translations through footnotes.

Further cementing these volumes as must-own items for any fan of Tezuka’s work and of animation and manga in general, both books also feature an illuminating afterword by Tezuka Productions’ Chief Archivist Haruji Mori. Finally, most of the material in OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME & MANGA CHARACTER SKETCHBOOK has never been publicly available – until now, that is – and UDON Entertainment is both humbled and thrilled to be able to bring this exclusive content to Tezuka fans for the first time.

OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS and OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME & MANGA CHARACTER SKETCHBOOK are both available now and can be purchased in finer bookstores and online retailers. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS
ISBN: 978-1927925386
DETAILS: 224pg, 7.25×10″, B&W, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now

OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME & MANGA CHARACTER SKETCHBOOK
ISBN: 978-1927925393
DETAILS: 144pg, 7.25×10″, B&W, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now

 

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STEINS;GATE Vol.1 manga in stores now!! (Preview)

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On sale now is Steins;Gate Vol.1, the first of a 3-part manga series based on the Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, and PC game, and a precursor to the popular Steins;Gate anime.

What do you get when you cross a microwave with a cell phone? Apparently, a time machine! In Steins;Gate, self-proclaimed mad scientist Hououin Kyouma and the Future Gadgets team gain the ability to send text messages into the past, changing the present around them. While these temporal experiments may seem trivial at first, they eventually gain the attention some sinister people, leaving the Future Gadgets team struggling to repair time, save everyone’s lives, and possibly even save the world.

Steins;Gate is a clever science fiction thriller with equal parts humor and intensity. The series explores time travel theory in an original way, and features a well-developed cast with great personalities. No fan of great manga will want to miss this one!

Check out STEINS;GATE manga preview DOWN BELOW!!!

Series: Steins; Gate Volume 1
Softcover: 178 pages
Publisher: UDON Entertainment (November 5, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1927925509
ISBN-13:978-1927925508
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds 

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Kill La Kill Manga (Gold-Foil Hardcover )

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Welcome to Honnouji Academy!!

Attention all Kill La Kill fans! UDON has teamed up with Viewster to bring you the definitive manga version of one of the most popular and epic anime of 2014! Not only that, but this exclusive manga comes to you in a beautiful GOLD-FOIL hardcover (because who doesn’t LOVE GOLD?)!

This exclusive Gold-Foil hardcover version of UDON’s Kill La Kill manga will only be available for Viewster’s October Omakase box! Scroll down to see more images of this exclusive Hardcover edition!

For more info on how to get Viewster’s Omakase box, go to https://www.viewster.com/omakase/

 

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If you’re new to Kill la Kill…

 

Kill la Kill is set at Honnouji Academy, a fictional high school situated in Tokyo Bay, Japan.  Led by Satsuki Kiryuin and her Elite 4, the school is dominated by its fearsome student council who wear “Goku Uniforms,” special school uniforms made of “Life Fibers” that endow them with special, superhuman abilities.  Only students who are worthy are given the opportunity to wear Goku Uniforms which are rated with a star rating depending on how powerful they make their wearer.

Transfer student Ryuko Matoi is on a quest to find her father’s murderer. And the only clue leading her to the answers is one half of a scissor-shaped sword– which has the unique ability to cut “Life Fibers” and thus giving her a fighting chance against the Goku Uniforms.

Will Ryuko bring order to Honnouji Academy and find her father’s murderer?

 

 

 

 

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Check back again soon for more updates on MORE manga coming soon!!