In stores today! Sengoku Basara Samurai Legends Volume 2 (manga)

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SengokuBasara-SamuraiLegendsVol2The thrilling conclusion to the Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends series! All-out war has erupted, as the warlords of Japan meet each other face to face on the field of battle. As great clans fall, others rise to seek dominion over all of Japan! Sengoku Basara takes real Japanese historical events and figures, and makes them larger than life with dynamic character designs and all-out action.

  • Sengoku Basara is one of gaming giant Capcom’s most popular franchises in Japan, spawning animated series, books, toys, and more!
  • The Sengoku Basara game series has been released for the Sony Playstation 2, Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii!
  • UDON recently released a stunning art and design book from this series, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works.

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Volume 2
By Yak Haibara

Price (U.S.): $19.99
ISBN: 1-926778-59-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-59-4
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 424, Partial Color (8 pages)
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long

Release Notes: This series was originally released as 4 volumes in Japan, and is combined into two double volumes. This volume collects volume 3 and 4 of the original series. This is an adaptation of the second Sengoku Basara video game, which was not released in North America. It is UDON’s opinion that this is a great samurai/historical story that stands on its own, and it isn’t necessary to be a fan of the series to enjoy it.

Check this whopping 10 page preview of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends! See a full preview at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/udonentertainment/photos_albums

 

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works

201111_SengokuBasara_SamuraiHeroes_OCWAll of us at UDON were thrilled in September when we were finally able to release Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works, the stunning official art collection of the popular game (released in North America for the PlayStation 3 and Wii video game systems). All of Sengoku Basara fandom had been waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently!) for UDON’s English edition to make its debut, but I think all involved will agree-it was worth the wait!

Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works collects the unique and lovely artwork of the third game in this landmark Capcom series. Included in this collection are character designs, rough sketches, rendered images, promotional images, storyboard cinematics, and even more fantastic artwork.

But there’s some truly amazing stuff in this volume for hardcore Sengoku Basara otaku…! For serious voice actor/seiyuu fans, Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works contains short profiles of and interviews with the cast of the Japanese game and anime series, a first for any UDON art book localization! It also includes profiles/interviews with the artists responsible for the opening and closing theme songs, T.M. Revolution/Takanori Nishikawa (artist of “Naked Arms”) and Chiaki Ishikawa (artist of Japanese ending theme “Backlight”). Finally, the volume also features an extensive interview with the creators of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes, Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Director Makoto Yamamoto.

We’re so happy with the amazing response to the Sengoku Basara manga and artbooks, and we’d love to do more with the Sengoku Basara series in the future. So fans, tell your friends about these titles and we’ll do our best to keep bringing you all the Basara we can!

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-37-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-37-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 152, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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In stores this week: Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works (13 page preview)!

The long wait is finally over, as this week will see the official release of Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works, the stunning official art collection of the popular game, released in North America for the PlayStation 3 and Wii video game systems. Comic book stores will get their copies on Wednesday, and other bookstores and online retailers should begin shipping copies shortly thereafter.

We know that all of you ladies and gentlemen that make up the Sengoku Basara fandom have been waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently!) for UDON’s English edition to make its debut, but we promise you it’s been worth the wait. The book looks great, and is packed full of so much goodness you’ll be poring over it for weeks!

But first up, if you’re not familiar with Sengoku Basara: It’s an epic video game series that has spawned anime, toys, soundtracks, and all manner of chara goods and tie-ins… and it’s about Japanese history! Yes, Sengoku Basara dramatizes the “Warring States” period of Japanese history, and amps it up considerably with over-the-top battles, magic, and sorcery, with some truly beautiful men and women squaring off in spectacular fights. Our Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends manga adapts the unreleased-in-North-America second video game in the series, and it will quickly bring you up to speed on Sengoku Basara‘s rich world and characters.

Which brings us to Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works. This volume collects the unique and lovely artwork of the latest third game in this landmark Capcom series. Included in this collection are character designs, rough sketches, rendered images, promotional images, storyboard cinematics, and even more. It’s a visual treat for Basara fans and art book fans alike!

But there’s some truly amazing stuff in this volume for hardcore Sengoku Basara otaku…! For serious voice actor/voice actress/seiyuu fans, Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works contains short profiles of and interviews with the cast of the Japanese game and anime series, a first for any UDON art book localization! It also includes profiles/interviews with the artists responsible for the opening and closing theme songs, T.M. Revolution/Takanori Nishikawa (artist of “Naked Arms”) and Chiaki Ishikawa (artist of Japanese ending theme “Backlight”). Finally, the volume also features an extensive interview with the creators of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes, Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Director Makoto Yamamoto.

Basically, what we’re saying is: Hey, we’re sorry this book is late, but we’ve been working hard to make sure that every bit of information from the Japanese edition made it into the North American one in order to create a truly special release for Sengoku Basara fans.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this book and, if you want us to do more Basara in the future, well, it couldn’t hurt to tell your friends about this art book and our manga…!

Thanks!

– Chris, UDON

P.S.: Volume 1 of the Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends manga is also in stores now. Volume 2 is at the printers and will be in stores in late September/early October.

Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-37-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-37-2

Format: Soft cover
Page Count: 152, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

 

SENGOKU BASARA VOL 1 MANGA: 10 Page Preview!

SENGOKU BASARA: SAMURAI LEGENDS: It is the most-famous time in Japan’s history—the warring states period—and it’s never been like this! Samurai lords and fierce rivals Sanata Yukimura and Date Masamune form an uneasy alliance in order to defeat the dark lord, Oda Nobunga! The two will need to battle other samurai (including fan-favourite Keiji Maeda!) and henchmen, and use a startling array of techniques and powers to win the day!

A prequel to the hit WII game Sengoku Basara 3 (but also standing completely on its own), this manga features a huge array of attractive, powerful heroes doing battle for the fate and future of all Japan! UDON has also included a special colour section which includes all of the original cover art in full colour, and this includes 2 volumes in one!

Written and illustrated by Yak Haibara, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends is sure to appeal to action, adventure, and history fans, and we know that the legions of Sengoku Basara fans have been anxiously awaiting this manga’s arrival! Now, check out this amazing 10 page preview!

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Volume 1

Created by Yak Haibara
Release date: April 11th, 2012
Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-926778-33-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-33-4
Diamond: DEC111221

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 376, Black and White & Color
Size: 5.75? wide X 8.25? tall

 

It’s a manga double-header with SENGOKU BASARA: SAMURAI LEGENDS and CAPTAIN COMMANDO!

Two classic CAPCOM games make their manga debut in April!
Get ready for CAPTAIN COMMANDO VOL 1 and SENGOKU BASARA: SAMURAI LEGENDS VOL 1

In stores this week from UDON and Diamond Distributors

TORONTO: CAPCOM game fans get ready, as two awesome new manga are about to join UDON’s lineup of top Japanese manga inspired by fan favourite CAPCOM video games! Joining multiple volumes of translated Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, and Mega Man manga are the new Japanese sci-fi superhero series CAPTAIN COMMANDO and the historic bishonen action adventure series SENGOKU BASARA: SAMURAI LEGENDS!

Both of these series’ will be released in UDON’s new format, which features multiple volumes of the original Japanese manga in one massive volume for a lower retail price! These will feature gorgeous printing and production, great paper and a large print size, and even colour pages! A great read AND a great value for manga fans.

ABOUT THE MANGA:

CAPTAIN COMMANDO: In a dark and dirty world, there will come… a hero! Captain Commando is an over-the-top manga take on the rich history of super-powered heroes, both the U.S. capes-and-tights set and Japan’s tokusatsu sentai heroes! Created by Kotomi Tobashi and Kenkou Tabuchi, the manga mixes amazing action sequences and a detailed plot with humour and even romance!

Join Captain Commando and his bizarre squad (including Ninja Commando, Mummy Commando, and Baby Commando) as they foil an international terrorism plot! Thrill to the hard-boiled action!

The hero of the Captain CommandoMarvel vs. Capcom, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 video games is sure make a huge impression on North American manga readers!

SENGOKU BASARA: SAMURAI LEGENDS: It is the most-famous time in Japan’s history—the warring states period—and it’s never been like this! Samurai lords and fierce rivals Sanata Yukimura and Date Masamune form an uneasy alliance in order to defeat the dark lord, Oda Nobunga! The two will need to battle other samurai and henchmen, and use a startling array of techniques and powers to win the day!

Based on the video game Sengoku Basara 2 (but it also stands completely on its own), this manga features a huge array of attractive, powerful heroes doing battle for the fate and future of all Japan!

Written and illustrated by Yak Haibara, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends is sure to appeal to action, adventure, and history fans, and we know that the legions of Sengoku Basara fans have been anxiously awaiting this manga’s arrival!

BOOK DETAILS AND AVAILABILITY:

Captain Commando Volume 1
Created by Kotomi Tobashi and Kenkou Tabuchi
Release date: April 18th, 2012
Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-926778-40-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-40-2
Diamond: JAN121274

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 268, Black and White
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Volume 1
Created by Yak Haibara
Release date: April 11th, 2012
Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-926778-33-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-33-4
Diamond: DEC111221

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 376, Black and White & Color
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ tall

 

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends Volume 2

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The thrilling conclusion to the Sengoku Basara: Samurai Legends series! All-out war has erupted, as the warlords of Japan meet each other face to face on the field of battle. As great clans fall, others rise to seek dominion over all of Japan! Sengoku Basara takes real Japanese historical events and figures, and makes them larger than life with dynamic character designs and all-out action.

Release date: January 2013
Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-926778-59-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-59-4

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 424, Partial Color (8 pages)
Size: 5.75″ wide X 8.25″ long

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