UDON San Diego Comic Con Exclusives Pre-orders open now through July 17th!

Hey UDON fans!

To save you stress at SDCC, we’ve opened pre-orders for our SDCC 2017 exclusives up from now through July 17th for pick up at the show! Please note that pre-orders can only be picked up at the show. If you’re not going to be attending SDCC, please do not pre-order.

Follow this link to PRE ORDER YOUR SDCC EXCLUSIVES at www.udonexclusives.com!

Here’s what we’re offering this year:

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Street Fighter Limited Edition Metal Card Set – The Final Challengers
Price:  $30.00

Enter Evil Ryu and Violent Ken, the FINAL CHALLENGERS! This two-card set features the final challengers from Ultra Street Fighter II for the new Nintendo Switch!

The two gold cards are made of real metal, etched and silk screen artwork with spot colors, featuring brand new artwork by ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II artist Long Vo.  What makes these two cards extra special is the die cut designs that let you see through the background of the cards – a first in the Street Fighter Metal Card series!

The two cards come mounted on a specially designed gatefold package featuring velvet lamination, raised spot gloss, and foil stamping effects.  Can you defeat the other collectors to get these cards into your Street Fighter collection?

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4KingsStreet Fighter Limited Edition Metal Card Set – The Four Kings
Price:  $50.00

In Street Fighter lore, Sagat, Vega, Balrog, and M. Bison are known as THE FOUR KINGS.  You can purchase this special limited-edition silver metal card set including all 4 ultimate bosses at SDCC this year!
The Four Kings Metal Card Set features brand new art by ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II artist Long Vo. Each set comes mounted on a specially designed gatefold package featuring velvet lamination, raised spot gloss, and foil stamping effects.

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USF2_SDCC_TshirtUltra Street Fighter 2 Gold Foil T-shirt
Price:  $25.00

UDON’s first foray into high quality collectible T-shirts, we’re proud to announce our new T-shirt convention exclusive with a collaborated design by Ultra Street Fighter 2 artist Long Vo and Megaman Legacy Collection Artist Jeff “Chamba” Cruz!  Depicted on a handsome charcoal colored shirt are the Final Challengers, Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.  These shirts are silkscreened with a special water based ink allowing a gold foil to be adhered to the surface. Quantities are extremely limited so we suggest you get them before stock runs out.  Available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

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MOCKUP_MH_CARD_LIGHTMonster Hunter Light Weapon Class Badge Pin Set
Price:  $25.00

ATTENTION ALL MONSTER HUNTERS! We’ve forged some neat gear for you to collect or your Monster Hunter Team!
These weapon class badge pins are made of high quality cloisonné hard enamel that is highly durable. Each weapon icon is faithfully recreated along with a textured base and gel that fills in the background giving each badge a jewel-like finish for these iconic weapons.
We will be launching with 8 weapon class badge pins sold in sets of 4, perfect for armoring up your Monster Hunter team.

The first set collects the light weapons consisting of Sword & Shield, Light Bow Gun, Dual Blades, and Long Sword.
These pins are meant to be worn to let your fellow Monster Hunters know what weapon you specialize in during the hunt. Wear them proud!

 

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MOCKUP_MH_CARD_HEAVYMonster Hunter Heavy Weapon Class Badge Pin Set
Price:  $25.00

ATTENTION ALL MONSTER HUNTERS! We’ve forged some neat gear for you to collect for your Monster Hunter Team!
These weapon class badge pins are made of high quality cloisonné hard enamel that is highly durable. Each weapon icon is faithfully recreated along with a textured base and gel that fills in the background giving each badge a jewel-like finish for these iconic weapons.
We will be launching with 8 weapon class badge pins sold in sets of 4, perfect for armoring up your Monster Hunter team.

The second set collects the heavy weapons consisting of the Great Sword, Heavy Bow Gun, Switch Axe and the Charge Blade. These pins are meant to be worn to let your fellow Monster Hunters know what weapon you specialize in during the hunt. Wear them proud!

 

 

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UC_EVAPIN_SDCC3Neon Genesis EVANGELION Character Collector’s Pin – Misato, Ritsuko, Pen Pen
Price:  $15.00

Continuing the popular series of Evangelion Collector’s Pins, UDON is proud to bring you three new characters from the acclaimed anime series!
Fan favorite Misato, Ritsuko, and Pen Pen are immortalized in these high-quality designer pins.  They are made of high quality cloisonné hard enamel that gives a jewel-like finish and is highly durable. A multiple silk-screen printing process is used on each pin to ensure all details are replicated properly, and that the characters look faithful to their on-screen presence.

Each pin also features a very unique die-cut hollow-out center that gives each character a striking presence. Each pin measures almost two inches wide, and will be sold individually, mounted on a handsome backer card with silver foil stamped logos and a spot gloss pattern.

 

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Convention Incentives & Specials!

4BonusStreet Fighter Limited Edition Metal Cards Round 3 – The New Challengers!
Price:  FREE w/ $40 Purchase

The Street Fighter Limited Edition Incentive Metal Cards are back by popular demand!
Precisely crafted with special laser etching, printing, and die-cut technology, these metal trading cards feature brand-new artwork by ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II artist Long Vo.

Just like last year, these highly collectible cards will be given away to fans who make qualified purchases at the UDON Booth! Designs will be handed out at random.

4 new silver cards include fan favorite characters Cammy, Dee Jay, Fei Long, and T Hawk! Beat this bonus stage with a perfect score and collect the whole set!

OnoSanCard2017Ono-San Signing at the UDON booth 4529 on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 , 2-3pm PST 

Price: Purchase any Street Fighter Limited Edition Metal Card Set to get a line ticket(while supplies last)

We will have a special signing with Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono at the Udon booth 4529 on Saturday, 7/22 from 2-3pm. As is tradition, Ono-san will be giving out an Ultra rare Ono-San Gold Metal Card at his signing on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Pre-order any of our SDCC exclusive metal card sets or purchase at the show to get a line ticket when you pick up your order. Please note the line ticket is only valid for the signing time. Line tickets are only given out when you pick up your purchase. Line tickets do not guarantee a metal card, so please come early and plan accordingly.

 

 

UDON Store BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

Hey Udoners! Get ready to save up to 75% on your favorite UDON art books and manga!

WWW.UDONSTORE.COM

Sale starts on Friday 11/26 through Monday 11/30

Check out our great deals below:

***BUY NASH! GET CASH!*** 

Buy Street Fighter V: The Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash Hard Cover and get $10 off your order!

SITE WIDE SPECIAL – SAVE 25% off ALL Purchases

Save Big on Manga Bundles!

Onimusha Volume 1 & 2 Bundle – Only $8.99 (Very Limited Quantities)

Street Fighter Bundle – Only $19.99 (Very Limited Quantities)

Street Fighter Classic Volumes 1-3 Bundle – Only $149.99

Warcraft Tribute – Special 50% off

UDON’s Art of Capcom Complete – Special 50% off

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UDON’s Art of Capcom 2 – Clearance, Only $9.99!

Art of Darksiders 2 – Clearance, Only $49.99!

CLEARANCE! 75% off ALL COMIC BOOKS

 

 

 

 

UDON’s Street Fighter Comics Reading Order!

With the forthcoming release of Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin in Hardcover, all of UDON’s Street Fighter comics will be in print in a beautiful oversized format! Since we’ve had lots of different formats over the years, we thought we would put together this handy ‘reading order’, so that you can be sure you haven’t missed out!

UDON’s Street Fighter Comics Reading Order:

1. Street Fighter Classic Volume 1: Hadoken
2. Street Fighter Classic Volume 2: Cannon Spike
3. Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher
4. Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin
5. Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generation
6. Super Street Fighter Volume 2: Hyper Fighting (Coming soon!)

SIDE STORIES:
a. Street Fighter Origins: Akuma
b. Street Fighter Legends Ultimate Edition

Street Fighter Classic Volume 1: Hadoken

1. Street Fighter Classic Volume 1: Hadoken

– Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter issues #0-10
– Contains “digest” sized collections v1, part of v2, and part of v4.
– Contains most of “Street Fighter Ultimate Edition v1”
– Includes bonus material, and the final ‘official’ order of all UDON Street Fighter chapters.
– This material also appeared online at StreetFightercomics.com
– Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

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2. Street Fighter Classic Volume 2: Cannon Spike

– Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter issues #11-14, & UDON’s Street Fighter II issues #0-6
– Contains “digest” sized trades: part of v2, v3, and part of v4.
– Contains the rest of “Ultimate Edition v1,” Part of “Ultimate Edition v2”
– Includes bonus material and short stories, and the final ‘official’ order of all UDON Street Fighter chapters.
– Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

Street Fighter Volume 2 cover Street Fighter Volume 3: Fighter's Destiny Street Fighter Volume 4: Bonus Stage cover

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3. Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher

– Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter II Turbo issues #1-12
– Contains digest-sized trades v5 & v6.
– Contains the rest of “Ultimate Edition v2”
– Includes bonus material, and the final ‘official’ order of all UDON Street Fighter chapters.
– Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

Street Fighter Volume 5: Kick it into Turbo! Street Fighter Volume 6: Final Round cover

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4. Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin (Coming in June)

– Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter IV issues #1-4
– Contains “digest” sized trade of Street Fighter IV.
– Includes more than 40 pages of unreprinted and brand new stories!
– First comics appearance of DeCapre (!)
– Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

Street Fighter IV Volume 1 cover

Super Street Fighter Vol 1: New Generation Cover

5. Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generation

– Original graphic novel, never published in issues!
– Covering the Street Fighter III and IV storyline!
– The continuation of the classic UDON Street Fighter comics!
– Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

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6. Super Street Fighter Volume 2: Hyper Fighting (Coming This Fall)

– Original graphic novel, never published in issues!
– Covering the Street Fighter III and IV storyline!
– The continuation of the classic UDON Street Fighter comics!
– Coming this fall!

SIDE STORIES:

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a. Street Fighter Origins: Akuma
– Original graphic novel, never published in issues!
– Telling the origin story and fall to the dark hadou of Akuma!
– A prequel to the classic UDON Street Fighter comics!
– Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

Street Fighter Legends: The Ultimate Edition cover

b. Street Fighter Legends Ultimate Edition
– Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter Legends Sakura #1-4, Legends Chun Li #1-4, and Legends Ibuki #1-4
– Contains the “digest” sized trade paperbacks of Street Fighter Legends Sakura, Chun-Li, and Ibuki.
– All artwork by Omar Dogan, with stories by Ken SIu-Chong and Jim Zub!
– Timelines ranging between Street Fighter Zero / Street Fighter Alpha and Street Fighter III
– Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

Street Fighter Legends Volume 1: Sakura cover Street Fighter Legends: Chun-li cover Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki

 

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And finally, as a reminder, all of UDON’s in-print Street Fighter comics are available digitally through ComiXology!

Check us out at https://www.comixology.com/Udon/comics-publisher/48-0.

NOTES and ERRATA:

– The final, official reading order of the series is the one presented in Street Fighter Classic Volumes 1-3, followed by Street Fighter IV, and Super Street Fighter.

– The original comic series had back up and bonus stories that appeared in a different order than the Street Fighter Classic volumes. In addition, short stories appeared in various one-shots, special issues, and magazines, and they have been shuffled into the final order presented in Street Fighter Classic Volumes 1-3.

– This is a breakdown of how you can buy and read all of UDON’s Street Fighter comic books, not a hyper-detailed list of where each short story appeared and when. Maybe we’ll do one of those later…!

 

 

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1 (9 Page Preview!)

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Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1

UDON continues to bring the inspiring and sensational world of Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloids to North America with its newest release, Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1.This brand-new English-language release will be available in comic book stores everywhere starting Wednesday March 19th, and in bookstores and from online sellers soon afterwards!  An amazing compendium of official and tribute artworks featuring Miku, Rin, Len, Luka, Kaito, and more, Comic & Art Volume 1 also features a few surprises and firsts!

HatsuneMiku Vocaloid Art&ComicVOL1_interiors-28Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1 collects the official and tribute artworks that Vocaloid fans–and fans of beautiful art in general–have come to love! But for the first time ever, Hatsune Miku’s original manga and comic adventures have been translated and brought to English! That’s right, this volume collects five unique styles of comics and manga stories featuring Miku and friends, in addition to more than a hundred full-colour Miku illustrations!

Comics and manga in this volume:

– “Hachune Miku” super-deformed 4-koma (4 panel) comic strips by Ontama, presented in full color!
– “Miku’s Yonkoma” super deformed 4-koma comic strips by Torikara, presented in full color!
– “Torabotic World” fantasy adventure manga by Nagimiso, based on the Vocaloid song by composer Toraboruta-P!
– “May Be Family” comedy/drama manga by Nagian, an amazing story about family, with a cute kid version of Miku!
– Good Morning Emma Sympson” manga by Batako, about the feelings and dreams of Vocaloid music composers!

North American comic and manga fans who have dreamed of seeing Miku’s songs brought to the printed page will be thrilled with these brilliant, touching, and occasionally hilarious stories by incredibly talented manga artists! These sequential stories mark Miku’s first official English-language comic adventures, and comics and manga fans won’t want to miss this important debut!

But wait, there’s more!

HatsuneMiku Vocaloid Art&ComicVOL1_interiors-30This volume is also the ultimate fanbook for Vocaloids! It’s an amazing archive of rare and behind-the-scenes artwork from across the entire phenomenon of Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloids! Check out what you can find in Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1:

– Character Vocal Series Official Visuals!  Featuring the official character designs for Miku, Rin, Len, and Luka from Miku illustrator Kei!
– ‘Project Diva’ 3d character models, alt costumes, and more!
– Special ‘tribute’ section featuring top manga and light novel illustrators
– Vocaloid Video! Profiles of the most popular vocaloid music videos!
– CD and DVD Visual Chronicle! A selection of great art from the Vocaloid CD & DVD releases!
– The same amazing metallic foil cover treatment as the other books in UDON’s art-book line!

All of this, plus the amazing full colour pin-ups that fans have come to love and adore from UDON’s Hatsune Miku art book releases!

Vocaloid fans can find Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1 at their local comic book stores beginning on March 19th, 2014! It will then become available through traditional book stores and online sellers over the following 2 weeks.

Keep Reading for a preview of Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1!

Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1
Release date: March 19 (Comic Stores) Late March/Early April (Book Stores)
Price (U.S.): $34.99

ISBN: 1-926778-82-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-82-2
Format: Softcover, Metallic Foil Cover
Page Count: 128, Partial Color (96 pages)
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a Comic Book Store Near You!

Buy Or Pre-order Online at Amazon.com

 

UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en: Day 21

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Happy Hallowe’en, Bravoman!

Bravoman CoverThis strip originally appeared at the Shiftylook website, alongside hundreds of other Bravoman comic strips! This shows the Bravoman cast costumed as one-another… with one very notable exception. :)

This strip and many more will appear in UDON’s graphic novel collection BRAVOMAN VOLUME 1: SUPER UNEQUALED HERO OF EXCELLENCE, coming this winter!

Buy it at AMAZON.COM

 

Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks

UDON Entertainment’s translation of Valkyria Chronicles: World Artworks was a hit with fans, after being one of our most-requested art book translations. In 2012 we followed it up with the next book in the series, and brought 300+ more pages of beautiful character designs, detailed vehicle and weapon designs, storyboards, maps, and production art from the world of Valkyria Chronicles to English-language fans of the series–Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks.

Set two years after the onset of the Second Europan War, Valkyria Chronicles 2 focuses on a military academy cadet school as they seek to prevent an ethnic cleansing campaign by a ruthless rebel group. Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks opens up this complex world with a fantastic mix of character pin-ups, city maps, equipment specifications, costume designs and more. All of the original Japanese text has been carefully translated into English, to capture the nuances of world design and character stories.

Fans of the best-selling SEGA game will discover a new wealth of information and inspiration within the 300+ pages of Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks. A key addition to any video game design collection.

Check out a 15 page preview of this book below!

Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks
Price (U.S.): $49.99

ISBN: 1-926778-38-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-38-9
Diamond: OCT111240

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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PIXIV ALMANAC (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Hatsune Miku, Black Rock Shooter, and hundreds of talented artists make their North American debut!

Featuring over 2 million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community. The web site allows creators to show off their work, share feedback, collaborate on projects and grow into even better artists. With nearly a dozen Pixiv-related art book collections released in Japan, 2012 finally saw the first of these amazing collections make their way to North America!

PIXIV ALMANAC collects the artwork of nearly 200 artists from Japan, Korea, and around the world, showcasing a wide variety of artistic styles, from colourful manga and anime-influenced illustrations to cutting-edge CG and digital painting. In addition, it is the first official North American license of two massively popular Japanese character creations, Hatsune Miku and Black Rock Shooter!

pixivalmanac-preview-03HATSUNE MIKU: “Born” in 2007, Hatsune Miku is a Japanese virtual idol—a computer generated singing sensation who has sold out shows on both sides of the Pacific. Created by Crypton Future Media as the ‘face’ of their synthesizer software, Miku’s popularity continues a meteoric rise around the world! PIXIV ALMANAC is the first English-language book to feature Hatsune Miku, and the book features a selection of the over 200,000 Miku drawings posted to PIXIV, as well as a double page feature entitled “Miku Append” introducing the character, software, and goods!

BLACK ROCK SHOOTER: A character created by artist “Huke” and posted to the PIXIV website, Black Rock Shooter’s stunning character design and original art inspired music, thousands of illustrations, an OVA, TV anime series, video games, manga, and more! The dystopian science-fiction heroine has become a symbol of the power and promise of PIXIV worldwide, and the character appears in dozens of illustrations and a special two-page appendix in PIXIV ALMANAC!

Featuring nearly a thousand pieces of original artwork, PIXIV ALMANAC is a must-own art book for anime, manga, Japanese culture, and art fans around the world!

PIXIV ALMANAC

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-35-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-35-8
Diamond: SEP111258

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 258, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Check out this huge gallery of amazing art from the pages of PIXIV ALAMANC:

 

PIXIV ALMANAC Announcement and Gallery!

PIXIV ALAMANAC brings Hatsune Miku and Black?Rock Shooter to North America!?
UDON brings hundreds of talented creators to print in English with PIXIV ALAMANAC

In stores April 18th, 2012

TORONTO: Featuring over 2 million members, PIXIV is Japan’s ultimate online art community. The web site allows creators to show off their work, share feedback, collaborate on projects and grow into even better artists. Finally, PIXIV ALMANAC, the popular series of artbooks showcasing these talents will make its way to North America this spring, courtesy of UDON.

PIXIV ALMANAC collects the artwork of nearly 200 artists from Japan, Korea, and around the world, some of the PIXIVcommunity’s most talented members! It showcases a wide variety of artistic styles, from colourful manga and anime-influenced illustrations to cutting-edge CG and digital painting, a beautiful collection for art fans and tremendously inspiring for fellow-artists! In addition, each page offers links to further work and personal websites, and many even include a personal message from the creators! It’s a peak inside the world’s largest online gathering of artists!

BONUS: PIXIV ALMANAC is the first English-language book to feature several massively popular Japanese properties!

HATSUNE MIKU: “Born” in 2007, Hatsune Miku is a Japanese virtual idol—a computer generated singing sensation who has sold out shows on both sides of the Pacific. Created by Crypton Future Media as the ‘face’ of their synthesizer software, Miku’s popularity continues a meteoric rise around the world! PIXIV ALMANAC is the first English-language book to feature Hatsune Miku, and the book features a selection of the over 200,000 Miku drawings posted to PIXIV, as well as a double page feature entitled “Miku Append” introducing the character, software, and goods!

BLACK?ROCK SHOOTER: A character created by artist “Huke” and posted to the PIXIV website, Black Rock Shooter’s stunning character design and original art inspired music, thousands of illustrations, an OVA, TV anime series, video games, manga, and more! The dystopian science-fiction heroine has become a symbol of the power and promise of PIXIV worldwide, and the character appears in dozens of illustrations and a special two-page appendix in PIXIV ALMANAC!

Featuring nearly 200 different artists and nearly a thousand pieces of original artwork, PIXIV ALMANAC is a must-own artbook for anime, manga, Japanese culture, and art fans around the world!

PIXIV ALMANAC
Release date: April 18, 2012
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-35-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-35-8
Diamond: SEP111258 

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 258, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

Check out this huge gallery of amazing art from the pages of PIXIV ALAMANC: