Pre-Order: Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 (9 Pg Preview)

Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 Now Available For Pre-Order!  |  |  Where to Buy UDON Books?

Monster Hunter Illustrations is back with a new mammoth-sized 400 page artwork collection! Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 covers all the third generation Monster Hunter games including Monster Hunter Tri 3 & 3G, and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd & 3rd. Included in this collection are creature designs, character designs, armor, weapons, and tons of rough sketches!

For hardcore fans, this book collects both the B&W and Colour Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one mammoth book! It completely translates every aspect of these books into English, including hand-written notes from the artists and designers. Check out a review of the Japanese version here, and know that our version will be even more awesome.

UDON’s first Monster Hunter Illustrations collection sold out in record time, and has recently been reprinted to accommodate demand! Don’t miss out on Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! 

Monster Hunter Illustrations coverPlus! We recently reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book! Get your copy RIGHT NOW!

Monster Hunter Illustrations: Back In Stock at All Vendors!  |  |  Where to Buy UDON Books?


Release Date: October/November 2013
Price: $39.99
ISBN-10: 192677888X
ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Page Count: 400 Pages, Colour
Size: 11.5″ x 8″





Monster Hunter fans! The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived, as UDON is pleased to announce a new printing of the sold-0ut MONSTER HUNTER ILLUSTRATIONS Volume 1 is now available!

One of the fastest sell-outs in UDON’s history, we had promised to bring this book back into print to accompany our recently announced Monster Hunter Illustrations 2… but we jumped the gun a bit. It’s here now, and we hope you love it!

You can order the book at and it will actually begin shipping next week. We are expecting Amazon to run out of their initial order immediately and place a reorder, but rest assured, if you place an order for this book it will get to you in the next few weeks.

The book is also available for order from any comic book shop with the code DEC101074. To find a comic shop near you, click here.

Monster Hunter Illustrations
Price (U.S.): $49.99

Diamond: DEC101074
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 11.75″ wide X 8.25″ long



March 22: Today on the WORLD OF CAPCOM panel at PAX East in Boston, MA, UDON Entertainment and CAPCOM jointly announced the signing of 5 brand new, hotly-demanded art books featuring CAPCOM properties. These artbooks will be fully translated from the Japanese editions, and will be published by UDON in the second half of 2013.

Please note: All Images are taken from the Japanese editions of the books, and may not be the final book designs.

Asura's Wrath OCW

Asura’s Wrath: Official Complete Works
– 192 pages
– Includes character designs, CG art, storyboards, creator commentary, and exclusive interviews

Dragon's Dogma ODW

Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works
– 312 pages
– Includes character designs, armor and weapon designs, monster designs, locations, and creator commentary

Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Monster Hunter Illustrations 2
– 400 pages
– Covers all third generation MH titles – Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
– Includes monster designs, character designs, weapons, armor, rough sketches and more

– This book will be accompanied by a MUCH demanded reprint of the sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations!!!


MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works
– 432 pages
– All the classic artwork from the Mega Man and Mega Man X series
– NEW artwork, and rough concepts from Mega Man 9 and 10
– New game developer interviews
– New Tribute art from Hitoshi Ariga, Toru Nakayama, Shigeto Ikehara, and more!


SF25: The Art of Street Fighter
– 448 pages!!!
– Includes art from all of the classic Street Fighter games
– New art from Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, and more
– New game developer interviews
– New Tribute artwork from Akiman, Shinkiro, Hyung-tae Kim, Daisuke Ishiwatari, and more!

And there’s even more to come in 2013 from UDON and CAPCOM, including the graphic novels Street Fighter Origins: Akuma this summer, Super Street Fighter 2 this fall/winter, and more Darkstalkers, more Resident Evil, and for the first time from UDON – Devil May Cry!!


UDON is shaping up to have its busiest and strongest year ever, with nearly 40 planned releases in 2013. We couldn’t do it without the support of our strong relationship with CAPCOM, and fans can get ready for a truly astounding year!



SOLD OUT: Art of Darksiders, Mega Man X: OCW, Monster Hunter Illustrations

Hi folks,

Chris from UDON here. I just wanted to fill you in on a the status of a few books that we’re getting a lot of e-mails about these days.

First and foremost, we want to make it clear that UDON supports every book we release, and provides large print runs. Every book discussed below was available at retail prices, sometimes even at a discount, for at least 12 full months. We print our books to be in stock for at least a year, usually two, and we do reprint many titles each year.

That said, if there’s a book you’re on the fence about right now, you might want to pull the trigger on that particular purchase. 😉

So, here’s what’s up:

Mega Man X: Official Complete Works coverMega Man X: Official Complete Works: We’re currently sold out of this item, and we’re planning a reprint of this material in 2013. I will say that the last two comic book stores I walked into had copies on their shelves, sometimes lots of copies, for cover price. Just because someone on [popular book website] is selling their copy for $400 doesn’t mean it’s actually that rare–there are thousands and thousands of them out in retail stores. Find a comic book store near you by visiting and see if they’ve got a copy.

Fun Fact: Last year at PAX Prime we had a ton of these books on the table, and even some left unsold after the end of the show! This book also came out at Christmas in 2009, and was available at cover price for two and a half years.

The Art of Phoenix Wright and Monster Hunter Illustrations: At present, we do not have plans to reprint either of these titles, sad to say. Usually for artbooks like these, we try to reprint them alongside new books in their series’. While both of these amazing games do have additional art books tied to other games in their respective series in Japan, we haven’t worked out contracts for the new books, and so the older books are back-burnered for now.

Fun Fact: Monster Hunter Illustrations ‘officially’ sold out about a month ago, which means that there are still tons of copies out there at book and comic stores. Check the stores in your area to see if they’ve got copies.

The Art of Darksiders: At San Diego and in Diamond’s ‘Previews’ catalogue, we announced that we would be reprinting this volume in October–at the same time as The Art of Darksiders II. So there are definitely copies on the way for this one, and you can pre-order it at your local comic shop or sign up to be notified when it’s available again at any of the popular book websites.

Fun Fact: We printed a lot of copies of The Art of Darksiders— it’s a great game and a beautiful book! Copies were available for cover price or less for more than 20 months in both hardcover and softcover. That’s almost two years!

So there you have it, the statuses of some of our popular books. Some are coming back into print soon, some are going to take a little while, and some we’re just not sure about at the moment.

As a reminder, we wrote up a whole blog post a little while back about out of print books and how to find copies ( that we recommend you check out. And we appreciate your e-mails and tweets and FB messages letting us know you wish a book could be back in print. We understand you’re contacting us because you care about these books and the games they’re based on, and we care about them too! We wouldn’t have published the books in the first place if we didn’t.

As always, thanks for purchasing our products, and thanks for your support.

– Chris, UDON


Monster Hunter Illustrations

Monster Hunter Illustrations

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover

Beloved by fans the world over, the Monster Hunter series takes players on an epic quest to hunt or capture the most dangerous and fantastic monsters imaginable. Monster Hunter Illustrations collects the unparalleled artwork behind this landmark series. Inside you’ll find hundreds of designs for characters, monsters, armor, weapons, and more, plus tons of rough drawings and sketch work.

Release date: September 2011
Price (U.S.): $49.99

ISBN: 1-926778-17-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 11.75″ wide X 8.25″ long

Where to buy:

Comic Shop Locator Service (USA) (Canada) (USA) (Worldwide)

UDON Store