UDON Bestseller Report: April 16th

Sorry we were a little late this week, PAX was busier than we thought!

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!


#1. Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works

And for the second week in a row, Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works claims the top spot! Set in a rich world full of dangerous monsters and classic action-RPG style adventure, Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works collects the development artwork behind this expansive game, including character, creature, and weapon designs, plus rough sketches, key visuals, and plenty of creator commentary.

$44.99, 312 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-92-1
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Ys Art Book Cover#2. Ys: The Art Book

Holding steady at #2 is another brand-new release: Ys: The Art Book, celebrating over 25 years of Ys, the flagship series of Japanese RPG publisher Nihon Falcom! Ys: The Art Book collects the fantastic artwork of more than a dozen titles in the Ys franchise, from the original game all the way up to the brand-new Ys: Memories of Celceta. Includes pin-ups, character designs, rare concept art, and more! (preview)

$44.99, 280 pages, Softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-01-0
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dark_souls_design_works#3. Dark Souls: Design Works

And despite us being completely out of copies, enough people are picking up Dark Souls: Design Works every week to keep it at #3 on this week’s bestseller list. 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#4. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Coming in at fourth is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2, but after seeing just how passionate Monster Hunter fans are at PAX last weekend, I wouldn’t be surprised at a sales boost for this title next week…!

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
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HakuneMikuGraphics-V1-cover#5. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Vol. 1

Superstar Japanese idol Hatsune Miku and her fellow Vocaloids return in an all-new artwork and story collection! Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Vol. 1 collects oodles of wonderful tribute artwork devoted to these virtual idols, including exclusive new pieces from some of the hottest names in manga. All this, plus three exciting manga short stories featuring Miku and friends! (preview)

$34.99, 128 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-82-2
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Eyes_of_Bayonetta#6. The Eyes of Bayonetta: Art Book & DVD

Not just an awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary, The Eyes of Bayonetta 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#7. Okami Official Complete Works

Okami Official Complete Works continues to enjoy strong fan support! 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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Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#8. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 is 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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Persona4Cover#9. Persona 4 Official Design Works

The other “book of the show” last weekend at PAX East was this one, Persona 4 Official Design Works! With the newly-released-on-Blu-ray Persona 4 anime, the recent PlayStation 2 Classics re-release on PSN, and the announcement of all the new games featuring these characters, it’s no wonder this volume continues to pick up new fans all the time! This book collects 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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Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#10. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Everybody loves a great monster, which must be why Monster Hunter Illustrations keeps making its way into the UDON bestseller list! 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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#11. Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works

And just like its cousin, Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works is feeling some love thanks to the enduring popularity of the Persona franchise. One of the most-requested art books in our company’s history! Bursting with illustrations, character designs, story and development material, animation storyboards, and more! (preview)

$39.99, 176 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-81-5
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chronicle_daisuke_moriyama_artworks#12. Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle

Showcasing the beautiful artwork of manga creator Daisuke Moriyama! CHRONICLE features full color artwork from the popular Chrono Crusade and World Embryo series, plus pieces from across the artist’s career. Inside you’ll find manga covers, bonus pin-ups, card game images, RPG artwork, and more! (preview)

$39.99, 208 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-94-5
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