UDON’s last two releases of 2012 actually arrived in stores on January 2nd, 2013 due to a series of shipping shennanigans. But just between you, me, and the internet, I think as long as we’re all still forgetting to write “2013” on our cheques (fun Canadian spelling of checks), then we’re still in 2012. On that note…
R.O.D Read Or Die: Official Archive
R.O.D Official Archive is a true fan’s ultimate guide to the world of both the original 3-episode OVA and the 26-episode anime TV series. Official Archive starts with a selection of gorgeous pin-ups and special illustrations created for the series, before moving into extensive character profiles featuring character designs and background and rough sketches. The book then moves into an episode guide with scenario and mechanical designs, an exploration of the opening and ending sequences featuring key-frame animation and roughs, and an extensive interview with the Director, Creator, and staff of the anime! Finally it finishes with even more behind-the-scenes development artwork and a glossary for the series… a ton of information is packed into these pages!
Check out this amazing 10-page preview of R.O.D Read Or Die Official Archive, and then run, don’t walk, to go and get yourself a copy!
Read or Die: R.O.D Official Archive
Release date: January 2013
Price (U.S.): $39.99
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long