UDON Holiday 2013 – Day 16

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Shigenori Soejima Artworks

Day Sixteen: Merry Christmas from the Persona-verse! We know that posting this image is a bit of a tease, because Shigenori Soejima Artworks is currently between printings, but it’s such a great image that we didn’t want to skip it this year! Besides, there are 3 more great books currently available from UDON and chock-full of artwork by Soejima-sensei! Make sure you’ve got your copy of Persona 3 Official Design WorksPersona 4 Official Design Works, and P4 Arena: Official Design Works...!

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This beautiful art book features Shigenori Soejima”s best work from the various Persona games, including other projects such as Stella Deus and Momoiro Taisen Pairon, and an exclusive interview with the artist himself. Packed to the gills with amazing art from Persona 3 & Persona 4as 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!

Click here for a 6-page preview of interior artwork from this book.

Release date: December 7, 2011
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1926778324
ISBN-13: 978-1926778327

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 160, Color
Size: 8.25? wide X 11.75? long

 

Persona 4: Official Design Works (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Persona4_interiors-1Persona 4: Official Design Works

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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Shigenori Soejima Artworks

Shigenori Soejima Art Works Cover

Shigenori Soejima Artworks

This beautiful art book features Shigenori Soejima”s best work from the various Persona games, including other projects such as Stella Deus and Momoiro Taisen Pairon, and an exclusive interview with the artist himself. 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!

Click here for a 6-page preview of interior artwork from this book.

Release date: December 7, 2011
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1926778324
ISBN-13: 978-1926778327

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 160, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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