Summertime Rendering complete series now available for pre-order!

MARCH 3, 2022: UDON Is proud to reveal the next step in its publishing plan for the hit supernatural mystery manga Summertime Rendering, by Yasuki Tanaka, including revealing the format, covers, and release schedule for the title. The title will debut in May, 2022, in close proximity to the anime adaptation, scheduled for release in April, 2022.

“We wanted to do something that had never been done in manga before,” said UDON Chief of Operations Erik Ko. “I love the story of Summertime Rendering, Tanaka-sensei has created such a compelling and unique mystery. With every chapter I finished I immediately wanted to start the next one! We think fans will feel the same way, and we hope this unique publishing plan will make fans, readers, and collectors very happy.”

Get ready for one of the most ambitious and unique manga release schedules in history!


Summertime Rendering Will Be Released As Six Omnibus Editions

  • Collecting the original 13 volumes of the Japanese edition into 6 English-language omnibus editions, which will contain all of the material from the Japanese editions, including author notes, color pages, and bonus material!

Summertime Rendering Will Receive both Hardcover and Softcover Releases

  • Fans will be able to collect the series in their preferred format, as all six omnibi will receive both hardcover and softcover editions, released in close proximity to one-another.

Summertime Rendering Volumes 1, 2, and 3 will receive simultaneous hardcover-edition release in May, 2022!

  • It’s true! The first half of the Summertime Rendering story will be published simultaneously, with volumes 1, 2, and 3 releasing in hardcover in May, 2022.

Summertime Rendering Volumes 4, 5, and 6 will receive simultaneous hardcover-edition release in July, 2022!

  • The second half of the complete Summertime Rendering story will be published simultaneously as well, with volumes 4, 5, and 6 releasing in hardcover on July 2022.

Softcover editions will be released monthly beginning in May!

  • The softcover editions of Summertime Rendering will release monthly, beginning with volume 1 in May, 2022. The series will conclude in softcover in August, 2022.

The series has received a new translation and new lettering

  • UDON’s edition of Summertime Rendering features a new translation and localization, and new lettering too! Plus some great surprises still to be revealed…

About Summertime Rendering:

After tragedy strikes the life of a young man named Shinpei, called back to his hometown on the remote island of Hitogashima, But something sinister awaits him on the island, and a chilling sequence of events unfolds that will have dire consequences for Shinpei, for Japan, and for the entire world!

Summertime Rendering was originally published digitally on Shueisha’s digital magazine Shonen Jump+ and on the website Manga Plus from 2017-2021. UDON Entertainment’s print edition will utilize a new English-language translation by Jocelyne Allen and new lettering and new lettering by Janice Leung, Phil Christie, and Jeannie Lee. 

It was recently announced that Summertime Rendering will receive an anime adaptation directed by Ayumi Watanabe (Space Brothers), and series organized by Hiroshi Seko (Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan). The adaptation is scheduled to stream on Disney+ and other distribution platforms operated by Disney beginning in April 2022.


Pre-order your copies of Summertime Rendering now! We strongly encourage fans who want a first-printing hardcover edition to preorder to help ensure they get one!

Please note: Ordering pages for these books will contain some spoilers for the series. We’ve tried to edit them out of our descriptions below.

Summertime Rendering
Volume 1 Hardcover

By Yasuki Tanaka
$24.99, Color and B&W, 352 pages

Hearing the news of the passing of his childhood friend Ushio, Shinpei returned to his hometown on the remote island of Hitogashima to attend her funeral. Little does he know that it is the beginning of a summer full of mystery and horror! No one is prepared for the time-twisting adventures ahead that defy life and death!

Pre-order: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Book Depository – Chapters/Indigo



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Coming Soon: World of Warcraft Tribute!

Pre-orders now open for this stunning art collection

inspired by the world’s biggest MMO!

wowt_sc_coverartBlizzard Entertainment and UDON are thrilled to announce that World of Warcraft Tribute is now available for pre-order! Scheduled for release in October 2013, this lush collection is sure to be one of the most in-demand art books of the holiday season. Be among the first to get this fantastic celebration of the World of Warcraft phenomenon by reserving your copy today!

World of Warcraft Tribute showcases professionals and fan artists alike, each paying homage to the most popular MMORPG of all time. The deluxe softcover edition includes over 200 illustrations from the international fan community, along with special pieces created exclusively for the collection by Blizzard’s own Samwise Didier and Arnold Tsang!

If that’s not enough to tempt you, check out the six-page preview below for a sneak peek of the awesome artwork featured in World of Warcraft Tribute! Every denizen of Azeroth deserves to have this gorgeous artwork collection in their personal library!

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World of Warcraft Tribute
Cover by Samwise Didier
Release Date: October 2013
Price U.S.: $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-87-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-87-7
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 224, Color
Size: 8.25” wide x 11.75” long

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