UDON Bestseller Report for March 25, 2014!

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for March 25, 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

Fan love for Dark Souls Design Works shows no signs of slowing down as this amazing dark fantasy title claims the top spot on our bestseller list for the fourth week in a row! Even though this book is technically sold out, there are still copies in select stores and you guys are buying them up! Remember that a second printing is on the way in May.

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
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monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Continuing to breathe down Dark Souls’ neck for the top spot 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

Another title with strong fan support, The Eyes of Bayonetta holds steady 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
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Okami Official Complete Works cover#4. Okami Official Complete Works

Third time’s the charm for Okami Official Complete Works, which finishes again 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

Staying strong at #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
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Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#6. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Bouncing up to #6 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
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Persona4Cover#7. 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
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#8. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
#9. The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

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Back in the charts are these two great collections featuring Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series! 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
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Characters. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#10. The History of Sonic The Hedgehog

Returning to our bestseller list is The History of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ultimate guide to SEGA’s spiky blue speedster! This hefty 300-page volume covers in detail every 2D and 3D Sonic game, plus spinoffs and crossovers. You’ll also find character profiles, promotional artwork, rare concept art, and a detailed look at the origins of the “Blue Blur.” A must-have for any true Sonic fan!

$34.99, 300 pages, 9.25″ x 8.5″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-56-3
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#11. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

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Staying on the charts this week is the original Vocaloid herself, 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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Rounding out this week’s chart 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!

$39.99, 112 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-00-3
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Announcing THE LEGEND OF HEROES art books from UDON!

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DISCOVER THE LEGEND!

 

The Legend of Heroes art books coming this fall from UDON Entertainment!

 

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JUNE 24TH— UDON Entertainment is proud to announce that it will release two new art books this fall based on the venerable The Legend of Heroes franchise! With a dozen games released over the past 20 years, The Legend of Heroes is a mainstay of Japanese RPGs from pioneering game developer Nihon Falcom. The latest games in this series including Trails of Blue, Trails of Zero, and the Trails in the Sky trilogy, have inspired amazing love and dedication from fans around the world! This fall, UDON will bring the art books collecting materials from these fantastic games to the North American public with The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations and The Legend of Heroes: The Characters.

 

The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations weighs in at more than 272 pages, and is comprised entirely of gorgeous, fully-rendered artwork created for the games, including pin-ups, story artwork, advertising art, and much more. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters is also 272 pages, and is a character-designers dream come true! It’s full to the brim with character designs, costumes, facial expressions, rough concepts, and tons more! Both books have been completely translated into English, and the artwork contained within covers the games Trails of Blue, Trails of Zero, and the Trails in the Sky trilogy, as well as the “Trails” artworks from the spin-off game “Ys vs. Trails in the Sky: Alternative Saga.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve released an English-language edition of an art book based on a game that isn’t available in North America,” said UDON Marketing Director Christopher Butcher. “It won’t be the last, either. While traveling in Japan, UDON Chief Erik Ko and I came across these books and just loved them, even in the Japanese. Whether fans are only familiar with the Trails in the Sky anime that was recently released in North America, or are coming to this series for the first time, we feel that they will appreciate the strong character designs, beautifully rendered artwork, and the hints of the epic adventures contained in these books… even without the games in hand!”

The Legend of Heroes: The Characters and The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations will be simultaneously released this November by UDON Entertainment. Look for these books in comic book stores, book stores, online, or wherever beautiful books are sold!

PRODUCT INFO:

 

ALL IMAGES PENDING LICENSOR APPROVAL.

 

The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations
Release Date: First quarter 2014
Price US: $49.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 272, Color

Buy at Amazon.com | Buy UDON Books

The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
Release date: First quarter 2014
Price US: $49.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format : Softcover
Page Count: 272, Color

Buy at Amazon.com | Buy UDON Books

 

The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

legend_of_heroes_illustrations The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

With a dozen games released over the past 20 years, The Legend of Heroes is a mainstay of Japanese RPGs from pioneering game developer Nihon Falcom. Now, the wonderful illustrations from the newest games in this legendary series are collected in this prestigious volume. Included in this collection are pinups, story artwork, and rough concepts from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue, Trails of Zero, and all three Trails in the Sky chapters.

Release date: February 2014
Price (U.S.): $49.99

ISBN: 1-926778-91-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4

Format : Softcover
Page Count: 272, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

 

WHERE TO BUY:
 


Comic Shop Locator Service


amazon.com (USA)

amazon.ca (Canada)


barnesandnoble.com (USA)

bookdepository.com (Worldwide)
 


UDON Store

 

 

The Legend of Heroes: The Characters

legend_of_heroes_characters The Legend of Heroes: The Characters

With a dozen games released over the past 20 years, The Legend of Heroes is a mainstay of Japanese RPGs from pioneering game developer Nihon Falcom. Now, the gorgeous character art from the newest games in this legendary series is collected in this prestigious volume. Included in this collection are rough sketches, character artwork, expression charts, and more from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue, Trails of Zero, and all three Trails in the Sky chapters.

Release date: February 2014
Price (U.S.): $49.99

ISBN: 1-926778-90-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7

Format : Softcover
Page Count: 272, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

 

WHERE TO BUY:
 


Comic Shop Locator Service


amazon.com (USA)

amazon.ca (Canada)


barnesandnoble.com (USA)

bookdepository.com (Worldwide)
 


UDON Store