UDON Bestseller Report: April 22nd

Another week, another round of top-selling UDON books! 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

For the third week running, 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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dark_souls_design_works#2. Dark Souls: Design Works

Even though it’s technically sold out, enough people are picking up Dark Souls: Design Works from retailers every week to bump it up to #2 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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Ys Art Book Cover#3. Ys: The Art Book

Holding steady at #3 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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monster_hunter_2#4. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Coming in at fourth 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
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Okami Official Complete Works cover#5. Okami Official Complete Works

Always a strong contender on the bestseller list, Okami Official Complete Works comes in at #5 this week! 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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Persona4Cover#6. 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 Persona 4 Official Design Works 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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Eyes_of_Bayonetta#7. 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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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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201305_HatsuneMikeCV01 #9. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

Bolstered by her recent win in Rightstuff.com’s Anime Madness contest, Hatsune Miku returns to her place on the bestseller list for another week! This collection features over 150 illustrations with themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!

Don’t forget to check out the above link to learn how you can WIN a set of UDON’s Vocaloid Character Collection books for your very own!

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
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persona3_cover_pop#10. Persona 3 Official Design Works

The PlayStation 2 Classics re-release of Persona 4 and the recent Blu-ray release of the Persona 4 anime have boosted interest in this franchise across the board, helping Persona 3 Official Design Works reclaim a spot on the bestseller list this week!  Go behind the scenes of Persona 3, one of the most unique and respected RPGs ever! (preview)

$39.99, 144 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778433
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#11. Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works

And just like its cousins, 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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Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#12. 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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