UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 10

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Battle Waitress from The Future versus evil witch?! It’s the poster for the SOS Brigade’s surprising movie “The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00”! In this illustration from the “Autumn” section of our book Haruhi-ism: The Art of Noizi Ito, we get to see the gang all dressed up, including the hilarious bonus costume! 😀

Haruhi Fans Rejoice! The beautiful new artbook collecting the illustrated adventures of the SOS Brigade is here!

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201305_Haruhi-ismHaruhi 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 of the original Haruhi Suzumiya novel series. Included are all of the book & DVD covers, magazine pinups, and rare promo images by Noizi Ito that kicked off this international phenomenon. As a bonus, Ito also provides commentary on every illustration in the book, and includes a special note to fans about her feelings working on these illustrations! So cool!

Haruhi-ism is a hardcover art book, mirroring the Japanese release, and is now available wherever great books are sold!

Haruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks

Release date: In-stores Now
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-69-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-69-3

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 120, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

 

 

HARUHI-ISM: NOIZI ITO ARTWORKS – Now in stores! 11 page preview!

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Haruhi Fans Rejoice! The beautiful new artbook collecting the illustrated adventures of the SOS Brigade is here!

201305_Haruhi-ismHaruhi 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 of the original Haruhi Suzumiya novel series. Included are all of the book & DVD covers, magazine pinups, and rare promo images by Noizi Ito that kicked off this international phenomenon. As a bonus, Ito also provides commentary on every illustration in the book, and includes a special note to fans about her feelings working on these illustrations! So cool!

Haruhi-ism is a hardcover art book, mirroring the Japanese release, and is now available wherever great books are sold!

Haruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks

Release date: In-stores Now
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-69-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-69-3

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 120, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Check out this 10 Page Preview of Haruhi-ism:

Also from Noizi Ito:

ShiningForceFeatherCoverShining Force Feather: Design Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-46-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-46-4
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Shining Force Feather is the first Nintendo DS entry in the popular Shining RPG series.

This official Design Works art book includes character profiles, rough designs, storyboards, interviews, and plenty of creator commentary. A gorgeous tribute to a game that is little-known in North America.

Featuring work by lead Haruhi Suzumiya illustrator Noizi Ito!

 

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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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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Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1 Sample Page – PENDING LICENSOR APPROVAL

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

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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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Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition Sample Page – PENDING LICENSOR APPROVAL

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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Shining Force Feather: Design Works (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Shining Force Feather: Design Works

ShiningForceFeatherCoverOriginally released for the Nintendo DS, Shining Force Feather is a sprawling and epic fantasy RPG entry in the Shining series of video games… and although it’s unfortunately never been released in North America, the artwork and story outlined in the collection is the next best thing to having played it.

This art book follows our beautiful 2011 release, Tony’s Artworks from Shining World, our first Shining artbook release, featuring the work of Tony Taka. This game and book features character designs and illustrations from two excellent illustrators, pako and Haruhi Suzumiya’s official illustrator Noizi Ito! Does this make it an ‘unofficial prequel’ to our upcoming Haruhi book (j/k)? Hah. It was followed up at the start of the new year with our third Shining series book, Shining Hearts: Collection of Visual Materials, also featuring the work of Tony Taka.

Shining Force Feather: Design Works is chock full of official game art, design sketches, character profiles, and much more. It’s such an intense book to produce that we actually used three different paper stocks, as well as a special ink and beautiful gold-foil-stamped cover…! We tested out numerous prints and paperstocks in order to get this project just right, and while we do this for all of our books this one was just a bit more complex than usual. The book starts out with a collection of pin-ups and rare art released from the series, all on our highest-quality glossy paper stock. The next section features all of the character designs and illustrations created for the series, on a matte, bright-white stock. Finally the third section of the book is printed on a special cream paper stock, and features behind-the-scenes sketches from the series! It’s like holding a sketchbook in your hands, and all of the art is accented with a gorgeous special metallic copper ink. The book also features several interviews with paki and Noizi Ito, Sega Producer Yoichi Shimosato, and game director Tomoyuki Murai! It’s a great read as well as looking beautiful!

Holding one a copy in my hands I can tell you that all of the production team’s hard work was worth it! While Shining Force Feather: Design Works might be one of our titles for the most dedicated and hardcore fans, all art book collectors should keep an eye out for this one… it’s too beautiful not to have a print copy in your collection!

Shining Force Feather: Design Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-46-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-46-4

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 168, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Haruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks

201305_Haruhi-ism Haruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks

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 & DVD covers, magazine pinups, rare promo images, and more!

Release date: July 2013
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-69-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-69-3

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 120, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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