UDON at San Diego Comic Con 2017! Panel Info, Guest &Artist Signing Schedule!

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UDON will be set up at San Diego Comic-Con International, at booth #4529 (at the end of the hall near 20th Century Fox, Artist Alley and Hall H), from Wednesday July 19th through Sunday July 23rd!

So there’s just a ton of info under the cut, so if you don’t want to read the whole thing here are the five most important things to know:

  1. The UDON Booth is #4529! Come see us!
  2. We’re welcoming special guest Yoshinori Ono (Producer of Ultra Street Fighter® IV and Street Fighter®V  ) at the UDON booth on Saturday, July 22nd from 2-3pm.
  3. We have 6 Comic-Con Exclusive items this year, including UDON Collectibles Limited Edition Silver and Gold Metal Card Sets(The Four Kings & The Final Challengers), Monster Hunter Weapon Class Badge Pins (Light & Heavy Weapons), Neon Genesis Evangelion Collector’s Pins(Misato, Ristuko and Pen Pen debut at the show), and a limited edition Gold Foil Ultra Street Fighter 2 Tshirt.  As a special bonus, any purchases at the booth of $40 or more get a free random Limited Edition Series 3 Street Fighter Metal Card. If you purchase a Metal Card Set, you’ll receive a ticket for Yoshinori Ono’s signing where you will have a chance to get another gold card! (while supplies last)  PREORDER YOUR UDON EXCLUSIVES HERE
  4. We will have a gaming panel with a special guest which we will announce soon.
  5. The UDON Publishing and Creative Services Staff will be available all weekend, and we invite business colleagues and media representatives to meet with us! Drop us a line at fans@udonentertainment.com.

Alright, here’s the list:

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UDON Collectibles debuts next set of collectibles with Persona 4

After the successful launch of the Street Fighter Collectors’ Pins at San Diego Comic Con 2016, UDON Collectibles is proud to present you the next set of pins, based on the hugely popular franchise, PERSONA 4 !

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The Persona 4 Mystery Puzzle Framed Pin Set is limited to a maximum of 200 units, each will come with a hand numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. The framed set collects the complete set of the 8 character puzzle pins, including fan favorites Yosuke, Chie, Kanji, Teddy, Yukiko, Rise, Naoto, and the main character Yu which all connect into a beautiful, finished puzzle image! Also, exclusive to the framed set is a 3D sculpted Persona 4 Logo Pin that is not available anywhere else!

This set will be made only to the pre-order amount, up to a maximum of 200 sets. You can pre-order this for a limited time at www.udonexclusives.com beginning from 9:00 am PST August 7 2016, to 12:00 am PST August 15, 2016. After that time, the framed set will not be available anywhere else! So do not miss this opportunity to own one of these super rare Persona 4 collectibles!

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The framed set is priced at $199.99 and comes with 8 character puzzle pins, plus a 3D sculpted logo pin, mounted on a die cut double layered lithograph background, and professionally framed.

Also, remember to go and register at www.udoncollectibles.com to keep track of your UDON Pin collections as well as other UDON collectibles!

 

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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Udon Bestseller Report: March 18, 2014!

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for March 18, 2014! This information is gathered and reported to us from comic book stores and other bookstores across the world! Keep reading to find out what UDON’s hottest books are, and where you can buy them!

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

Dark Souls Design Works rules the bestseller list for the third week in a row! This reprinted art book is flying off the shelves even faster than anticipated – add it to your collection before it sells out yet again!

Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character and monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators! (preview)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
Find a comic store near you | Available at Amazon | Available at Barnes & Noble 

monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Holding steady in spot #2 is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This book collects all of the artwork from the third generation of Monster Hunter games (and some from the second generation), including Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 UltimateMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Includes character, armor and weapon designs, environment paintings, rough artwork, and extensive commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book! As a bonus, our version of the book collects the Japanese black-and-white and color Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive collection! (preview)

$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com  | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

The Eyes of Bayonetta continues to capture fan interest, staying firm in the #3 position on our bestseller list! This awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary also features a full-length DVD documentary about the creation of the Bayonetta game, including exclusive interviews with director Hideki Kamiya and other key figures behind Bayonetta! A must-have for all of the die-hard fans of this amazing character and game!

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

$49.99, 224 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Okami Official Complete Works cover#4. Okami Official Complete Works

For the second week in a row, Okami Official Complete Works sticks it out at #4! Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan favorite. This gorgeous book shows off all of the artwork for the original game!

$39.99, 288 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75, ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#5. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Zooming up the charts from #12 to #5 is Monster Hunter Illustrations! UDON reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 and fan support for this reprint has been phenomenal. Snag your copy before it sells out again! (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, 11.75″ x 8.25″, Diamond: DEC101074, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4
Find a comic store near you | Amazon.com  |  BarnesandNoble.com

Persona4Cover#6. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)

$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#7. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Taking a slight drop to #7 is Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1, the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! The three-volume Gigamix series features every Robot Master from the first eight classic Mega Man games, as well as the Stardroids, Bass, Proto Man, Duo, Drs. Cossack, Light, and Wily, and more! (preview)

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

phantom_breaker#8. Phantom Breaker

Launching at #8 this week is one of UDON’s newest releases – Phantom Breaker: Official Visual Works! Collecting the original artwork from the cult-favorite Japanese fighting game “Phantom Breaker,” this stunning collection is chock-full of beautiful pin-ups, detailed character designs, and even an exclusive pull-out poster!

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#9. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
#10. The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

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Fans of Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series keep showing their love for the games, keeping these art books on our bestseller list! Combined, there are over 500 pages of artwork and information about these fan-favorite games contained within!

Illustrations. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Characters. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble


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#11. Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album

Fashion model, musician, video game star, and now #11 on the UDON bestseller list – Sonico can do it all! The Super Sonico Picture Album collects all the best images from the Sonicomi visual novel, plus merchandise artwork, pin-ups, crossover costumes, and more!

$39.99, 160 pages, 8″ x 10″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778808
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#12. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

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Rounding out our bestseller list for this week is another Japanese virtual idol, Hatsune Miku! Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

All items, titles, and characters, TM and © their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 

UDON Diamond Comics Solicitations: MAY13 for July 2013 and beyond

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


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(W) Atlus (A/CA) Shigenori Soejima
Fight and survive towards the one throne waiting at the end in Persona 4 Arena! The fighting game spinoff to the legendary Persona 4 RPG has already itself become 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!
SC, 8×12, 176pgs, FC $39.99
Projected release date: August 2013


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(W) Comptiq (A) Various (CA) KEI
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!
SC, 8×12, 96pgs, FC $34.99
Projected release date: July 2013


SuperSonico_CVRSONICOMI ARTBOOK: SUPER SONICO PICTURE ALBUM
(W/A/CA) Nitroplus
Fashion model, musician, and video game star – Sonico can do it all! Whether she’s doing a bikini photo shoot on the beach, or rocking out on stage, Sonico is always ready to leap for that distant star. The Super Sonico Picture Album collects all the best images from the Sonicomi visual novel, plus merchandise artwork, pin-ups, crossover costumes, and more!
SC, 8×12, 160pgs, FC $39.99
Projected release date: July 2013


Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations: Spring & SummerHARUHI SUZUMIYA ILLUSTRATIONS: SPRING & SUMMER
(W) Kadokawa Shoten
(A) Shoko Ideka, Futoshi Nishiya, Yukiko Horiguchi, Tomoe Aratani, Various
Can’t get enough of Haruhi and the SOS Brigade? Then Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations: SPRING & SUMMER is the art book for you! Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations collects the fantastic key visuals and promotional artwork from the hit Haruhi Suzumiya anime series. Spring & Summer features Haruhi and the whole gang in beachwear, sports outfits, summer dresses, evening gowns, and more as they adventure through all sorts of fun and farcical situations. No Haruhi fan would dare miss out on this stellar artwork collection!
SC, 8×12, 176pgs, FC $39.99
Projected release date: Late July 2013


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/.

 

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

Buy at Amazon.com | Buy UDON books

 

In Stores Wednesday: Persona 4 Official Design Works! (16 Page Preview)

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

Go behind the scenes of the hit game that inspired the anime, manga, movies,
and the brand new Persona 4: Arena and Persona 4: Golden video games!

In stores and at PAX Booth #3828 this week

From UDON Entertainment

www.udonentertainment.com

TORONTOPersona 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 scheduled for this November, and the recently-released spin-off brawler Persona 4: Arena already taking the fighting game world by storm! Now, with UDON Entertainment’s release this week of Persona 4: Official Design Works, fans will be able to go behind the scenes of the game that started it all, with hundreds of beautiful illustrations by character designer Shigenori Soejima!

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 follows 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!

With Persona 4 and its related media reaching new heights of popularity every day, the timing of Persona 4: Official Design Works’ release could not be better! The Persona 4: Arena video game is already available, the Persona 4 anime is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in September, and the remake of the original game that’s already a bestseller in Japan, Persona 4: Golden, is being released in the U.S. this November! There are thousands of fans eager to snap up this gorgeous new book that details the game that started it all… don’t miss out!

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

In stores August 29th, 2012
Available at PAX 2012, UDON Booth #3828

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

 

Shigenori Soejima Art Works: 6 Page Preview!

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Are you a fan of Persona 3? Persona 4? Have you discovered the amazing art and character design of Shigenori Soejima? Then have we got news for you! Our highly-anticipated, long-awaited art book featuring the fabulous art of Soejima-sensei will be available in better comic book stores everywhere on Wednesday December 7th! Amazon/B&N/Bookstore orders should be available in the next few weeks.

Packed to the gills with amazing art from Persona 3 & Persona 4 as well as other amazing pieces from throughout Soejima-Sensei’s career! This book includes process work (pencils/inks) for a selection of pages, and an English translation of the most recent interview with Soejima-Sensei about his art, life, and career! It’s an amazing collection that no fan should be without!

UDON is proud to present an exclusive, 6 page preview from Shigenori Soejima Art Works right here! Include s the first page of the interview! Rush out to comic book stores tomorrow to get the whole thing!

To find a comic book store in your area, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/ or (in the U.S. and Canada) call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.