UDON Holiday 2013 – Day 23

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Takehito Harada Art Works I

Day Twenty-three: Today’s image comes from Takehito Harada Art Works I, and features the Harada-sensei’s step-by-step process for creating this great Telephone Card illustration! It’s certainly snowy enough outside to make a snowman of your own!

And, hey! Only 2 more sleeps ’til Christmas…!

Takehito Harada Art Works 1 Cover Takehito Harada: Art Works 

Featuring the works of video game artist extraordinaire Takehito Harada, lead character designer of the hit Disgaea RPG series! Takehito Harada Art Works covers the artist’s work on all four Disgaea titles, as well as Prinny 1 & 2, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave. Inside you’ll find game covers, rare promotional art, rough layouts, creator commentary, and a detailed look at Takehito Harada’s creative process.

Available Now!
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-67-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-67-9
Diamond: JAN131297

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 208, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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UDON Holiday 2013: Day 5

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TakehitoHaradaArtworks_interiors_update-196Day Five: It’s the fifth day of our little online advent calendar, and this particular image is one of my favourites, not just because it’s a lovely Christmas scene featuring the ladies of Disgaea, but because you get to see the entire creative process that led to its creation!

If you click that image to the right there, that’s the preceding page in Takehito Harada Art Works 1, and it shows the step-by-step process for the first version of this image, that Harada-sensei abandoned because he didn’t like it! It then shows you how he came to create this one. That’s one of the things that makes this book so amazing, the fact that it goes through the entire creative process, and shows that even someone as talented and acclaimed as Harada-sensei can be dissatisfied with his work, throw it out, start over, and create something wonderful!

If you’re an aspiring artist (or have one on your shopping list), Takehito Harada Art Works 1 is the perfect book for them this holiday season…!

Takehito Harada Art Works 1 Cover Takehito Harada: Art Works

Featuring the works of video game artist extraordinaire Takehito Harada, lead character designer of the hit Disgaea RPG series! Takehito Harada Art Works covers the artist’s work on all four Disgaea titles, as well as Prinny 1 & 2, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave. Inside you’ll find game covers, rare promotional art, rough layouts, creator commentary, and a detailed look at Takehito Harada’s creative process.

Available Now!
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-67-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-67-9
Diamond: JAN131297

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 208, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Check out a 10-page preview of this book!

 

 

Now Available: Takehito Harada Art Works 1 (10 page preview)

TakehitoHaradaArtWorks1_CoverHey UDON Fans! We’re excited to announce that now available in stores is our newest art book release, Takehito Harada: Art Works 1! This is our second great art book collected illustrations and designs from the Disgaea video game series, following-up on the fall 2012 release of DISGAEArt!!!: Disgaea Official Illustration Collection. 

This new collection features hundreds of illustrations by Takehito Harada, lead character designer of the Disgaea series! And sure, this volume collects illustrations from Harada-sensei’s work on all four of the Disgaea titles, but it also includes never-before-seen illustrations from magazines, strategy guides, CD covers, goods illustrations, and much more! And speaking of more, Takehito Harada Art Works also contains more than just Harada-sensei’s Disgaea work–it also includes illustrations from Prinny 1 & 2, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave!

Need more to convince you? How about this:

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Takehito Harada: Art Works 1 – Page 2 Preview

That’s right! Almost every illustration in the book includes the rough sketches and process drawings that show you how Harada-sensei ‘built’ his illustration… from the pencils up! We know that art book fans love the peeks behind-the-scenes just as much as they love the lush finished art work, and Takehito Harada: Art Works delivers on that! Every image in the book explore’s the artist’s creative process, making it invaluable for artists and illustrators who want to achieve those same looks and styles!

Finally, the book concludes with 10 pages (!) of commentary by Harada-sensei, as he talks about every illustration in the book! Everything from the emotion or style he was trying to convey to funny anecdotes about the illustrations’ creation!

Whether you’re a die-hard Disgaea fan, an aspiring artist or digital painter, or just a fan of great art books, we think you’re going to love Takehito Harada: Art Works 1. It’s now available in better comic and book stores everywhere!

Check out the 10 page preview of this book below!

Takehito Harada: Art Works

Featuring the works of video game artist extraordinaire Takehito Harada, lead character designer of the hit Disgaea RPG series! Takehito Harada Art Works covers the artist’s work on all four Disgaea titles, as well as Prinny 1 & 2, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave. Inside you’ll find game covers, rare promotional art, rough layouts, creator commentary, and a detailed look at Takehito Harada’s creative process.

Release date: Available Now!
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-67-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-67-9
Diamond: JAN131297

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 208, Color
Size: 8.25? x 11.75?

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New License Announcement: “Summer Wars: Material Book” and “Takehito Harada Art Works 1”

Hi everyone! All of us here at UDON are very proud to announce that we’ll be releasing two fantastic new art books this spring, “Summer Wars: Material Book,” coming in May 2013, and “Takehito Harada Art Works 1,” coming in April 2013. Cover images and the basic book information follows, and fans–you’ll be happy to hear that both books are completely translated, approved, and ready-to-go at the printers!

Summer Wars

Summer Wars: Material Book
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), and brought to life by renowned animation studio MADHOUSE , Summer Wars is the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber apocalypse! SUMMER WARS: MATERIAL BOOK gives a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at the development artwork that went into this award-winning film. Inside you’ll find character profiles, background designs, rough sketches, and an exclsuive interview with the film’s director!
Summer Wars: Material Book
By Mamoru Hosada, Madhouse
 
Price US: $39.99
 
ISBN: 1-926778-68-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-68-6
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
 
Format: Softcover
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25″ wide x 9.5″ long
 
Scheduled to be Released May 2013
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Takehito Harada Art Works 1 Cover
Takehito Harada: Art Works 1
Featuring the works of video game artist extraordinaire Takehito Harada, lead character designer of the hit Disgaea RPG series! Takehito Harada Art Works covers the artist’s work on all four Disgaea titles, as well as Prinny 1 & 2, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave. Inside you’ll find game covers, rare promotional art, rough layouts, creator commentary, and a detailed look at Takehito Harada’s creative process.
Takehito Harada Art Works 1
By Takehito Harada
 
Price (U.S.): $39.99
 
ISBN: 1-926778-67-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-67-9
Diamond: JAN131297
 
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 208, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″
 
Scheduled to be released April 2013
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Takehito Harada: Art Works

Takehito Harada Art Works 1 Cover Takehito Harada: Art Works

Featuring the works of video game artist extraordinaire Takehito Harada, lead character designer of the hit Disgaea RPG series! Takehito Harada Art Works covers the artist’s work on all four Disgaea titles, as well as Prinny 1 & 2, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave. Inside you’ll find game covers, rare promotional art, rough layouts, creator commentary, and a detailed look at Takehito Harada’s creative process.

Release date: April 2013
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-67-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-67-9
Diamond: JAN131297

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 208, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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