DEVIL SURVIVOR: OFFICIAL MATERIAL COLLECTION – Now in stores! 14 Page Preview!

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DEVIL SURVIVOR: OFFICIAL MATERIAL COLLECTION

201305_DevilSurvivor_OfficialMaterialCollectionIn 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, a part of the popular ‘Shin Megami Tensei’ series of games that also spawned the smash-hit ‘Persona’ series! Although not quite as well known as Persona, the game series packs a wallop with a deep storyline and gorgeous, engaging artwork! Featuring character designs and illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, the designer of anime and manga series including Durarara!!, Yozakura Quartet, and even Digimon World Re:Digitize!  

Devil Survivor: Official Material Collection is an amazing and expansive book. It includes character designs, promotional artwork, storyboards, a hyper-detailed demon guide, and even a series of extensive location designs set around real-world Tokyo! Plus, the book contains  interviews with Designer Suzuhito Yasuda, Director Shinjiro Takada, Scenario Writer Yoh Haduki, and Art Director Akiko Kotoh. Go behind the scenes of the creation of this amazing game!

Keep reading to check out a 14-page preview of this book!

Devil Survivor: Official Material Collection
Available now!
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-73-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-73-0
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 176, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Announcing: Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works

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Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works
The day you’ve been waiting for is here, as UDON Entertainment is proud to announce Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works!

P4A_coverHey UDON fans! You’ve loved our previous releases from the Persona series featuring the art of Shigenori Soejima, including Shigenori Soejima: Design Works, Persona 3: Official Design Works, and Persona 4: Official Design Works. For the last year you’ve been begging us to release an English edition of the art book based on the newest entry in the series, Persona 4 Arena… well, the day has arrived!

This July UDON Entertainment will be releasing the English Edition of Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works. Filled to the brim with gorgeous illustrations, character designs, interviews and story & background info on all of the characters in the hit fighting game!

Check out the cover and 7 preview pages from the book below, as well as the complete book info. Please remember, all of these images are Pending Licensor Approval!

Thanks again for your tweets, your facebook messages, your e-mails, and even coming up to us at conventions asking for this book! We’re happy to be bringing it to you this summer!

– Your friends at UDON Entertainment
P.S.: Just before PAX East we also announced Devil Survivor: Official Materials Collection, which you might be interested in!

Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works
Featuring the art of Shigenori Soejima!

Fight and survive, heading towards the one throne waiting at the end in Persona 4 Arena! The fighting game spin-off to the legendary Persona 4 RPG is an instant classic! Now this spectacular art book collects the artwork behind the landmark title, including character designs, rough sketches, storyboards and pinups. All this plus character profiles, story summaries, creator interviews and more!

Release Date: July 2013
Price: $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-81-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-81-5
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 176 Pages, Colour
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″
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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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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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Persona 4: Official Design Works (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Persona 4 is one of the most critically acclaimed Japanese role-playing games of all time! The game has inspired anime, manga, drama CDs, and more, with a live-action movie in production now, a PlayStation Vita remake titled Persona 4: Golden, and the smash-hit spin-off brawler Persona 4: Arena! In August UDON was proud to release Persona 4: Official Design Works, collecting all of the original art, design, and behind-the-scenes material any fan could want!

Persona 4: Official Design Works is packed with hundreds of illustrations, sketches, character designs, landscape paintings, and even more from fan-favorite designer and artist Shigenori Soejima, the game’s art director and character designer. Soejima goes in-depth on nearly every illustration, with extensive comments on every major character and revealing insight into background and secondary characters, the creation process, and the game’s setting. The beautiful illustrations and in-depth creator commentary are capped off with a massive, 9,000-word interview with Soejima, detailing the entire game’s creation from start to finish!

Persona 4: Official Design Works describes itself as “the full Soejima experience,” and any fan will be delighted with the wealth of material in this collection! Persona 4: Official Design Works followed on UDON’s two previous successful art book releases featuring the work of Soejima, Shigenori Soejima Artworks in December 2011, and Persona 3: Official Design Works in June 2012, both of which were met with rave reviews from fans in North America and around the world!

Persona 4: Official Design Works Key Features:

  • A wealth of amazing illustrations by the acclaimed Shigenori Soejima, including commentary throughout!
  • A 9,000-word interview with Soejima, covering the entire design process for the game! Fascinating for game designers, inspiring for budding artists.
  • A gorgeous, oversized English edition of the Japanese art book, fully translated and printed in a larger format than the original, to match UDON’s standard art book size!
  • Persona 4 is often cited as one of the greatest Japanese RPGs of all time!
  • Part of a multimedia wave of Persona 4 releases, including video games, anime, statues, and toys!

Persona 4: Official Design Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-45-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Diamond: FEB121165
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Persona 3 Official Design Works (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Persona 3: Official Design Works

Fans couldn’t wait to dive back into The Dark Hour with Persona 3: Official Design Works! Ever since the late-2011 release of Shigenori Soejima Artworks, the collection of pinups and illustrations by Persona 3 & 4 designer Shigenori Soejima, fans of the series had been practically begging us to bring over this book… and who are we to say no? Of course, we had some amazing good-fortune as several of the characters in Persona 3 were brought back in this year’s smash hit fighting game P4 Arena, so new generations of fans have been discovering this amazing book!

Persona 3: Official Design Works, is a stunning compendium of the art and design work that went into creating the fan-favourite PlayStation 2, PSP, and PSN video game. But Persona 3: Official Design Works is more than just a collection of amazing art—although there’s certainly enough of it in there! Featuring rough sketches, final production artwork, early game designs, CG works, storyboards, character designs, backgrounds, and even more, this is a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at Persona 3 for art and game fans alike… but it doesn’t stop there!

Soejima-sensei has added additional commentary to more than half of the book, digging into his creative process, his feelings on his work, and even his feelings on the characters themselves! All of Soejima-sensei’s comments have been faithfully translated by UDON’s production team—including a huge 8,000-word interview—leading to a book that you’ll read again, and again, and again!

Speaking of UDON’s production team, we went all out to ensure that this is one of our nicest-looking art books ever! In addition to our ‘regular’ large book size and top-quality printing, Persona 3: Official Design Works also features additional silver ink accenting on every page! We also chose a special pearlescent paper and foil stamping for the cover, and utilized a special printing process to make the whole image pop! Artwork this good needs a package to match, and no fan of Persona or Soejima-sensei will want to be without this amazing book on their bookshelf!

Persona 3: Official Design Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-43-X
ISBN-13: 978-1926778433
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 144, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Persona 3: Official Design Works (2014 Edition)

Persona 3: Official Design Works (2014 Edition)

Featuring the character designs of Shigenori Soejima! Go behind the scenes of PERSONA 3, one of the most unique and respected RPG’s ever. Inside you’ll find character designs, rough sketches, storyboards, backgrounds & settings, an exclusive interview with the game’s creators, and more!

NOTE: the 2014 edition corrects a few minor layout errors from the original UDON printing for an improved fan experience!

Release date: October 2014
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-927925-25-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-25-6

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 144, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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