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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Characters. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
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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
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#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
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UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 5

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Oh no! Game developer zombies are attacking Sonico in this ‘tribute’ pin-up from Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Book! This volume is full of fun tributes to popular game characters, with Sonico acting out various roles. You can look forward to another Sonico pin-up tomorrow, too!

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(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

Buy at Amazon.com

 

Super Sonico Storms North America This Summer!

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Super Sonico Storms North America This Summer!
UDON welcomes the Japanese virtual idol in a fantastic new artbook!

SuperSonico_CVRFashion model, musician, and video game star—Sonico can do it all! North America has begun to warmly embrace Japan’s virtual idols, and Super Sonico, one of the most popular overseas idols, will soon make her North American debut in Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album coming thus summer from UDON Entertainment!

Sonico is the fun-loving, headphone-wearing, pink-haired mascot of game producers and music festival promoters Nitroplus Company! Fans in Japan and around the world have fallen in love with her appearances across her stunning visual novel game, music videos, artbooks, merchandise, and more, and in July UDON Entertainment will publish her first-ever official North American work: Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album features hundreds of illustrations of the idol, as she works a bikini-photoshoot on the beach, rocks out on stage, cosplays as your favourite anime and game characters, or leaps towards distant stars!

Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album collects all of the very best images from the Sonicomi visual novel game, as well as merchandise artwork, pinups, crossover costumes, and even more illustrations created just for this volume. Fans of cute girls and slightly risqué material are going to love love LOVE Sonico, and art fans will be amazed at the skill and talent on display in every beautifully crafted image!

UDON is proud to introduce another beloved virtual idol to North American fandom, and we hope that those fans will embrace her with open arms…!

CHECK OUT THE 8 PAGE PREVIEW OF SONICOMI ARTBOOK: SUPER SONICO PICTURE ALBUM BELOW!

SONICOMI ARTBOOK: SUPER SONICO PICTURE ALBUM
(W/A/CA) Nitroplus
ISBN: 9781926778808
Diamond: MAY131292
SC, 8×12, 160pgs, FC $39.99
Projected release date: July 2013

Available for preorder at Amazon.com

 

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
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P4A_coverPERSONA 4 ARENA: OFFICIAL DESIGN WORKS SC
(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


Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV03 - Megurine Luka Edition coverHATSUNE MIKU GRAPHICS: CHARACTER COLLECTION CV03
(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/.