Are you ready for this week’s UDON Bestseller Report?!? 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. Dark Souls Design Works
Once again, Dark Souls Design Works hangs on strong at the top of our charts! For those of you having problems finding a copy at your local store, a reprint will be coming this summer – we just hope it’s enough to meet the amazing fan demand for this collection!
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)
Claiming the #2 spot for a stellar fourth week running is Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works, the ultimate collection of Darkstalkers artwork and history! This new release is packed full of beautiful babes, menacing monsters, awesome action, and all the great style you’d expect from the rulers of the night!
Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works collects the artwork of every Darkstalkers game, including key visuals, character illustrations, promotional artwork, rough concepts, and creator commentary. Also featured are multiple new interviews with the creators behind the series, plus all-new tribute pin-ups from your favorite Capcom artists!
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$39.99, 224 pages, softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″,
After months on the bestseller report, Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 has finally cracked the top three! Featuring everyone’s favorite Blue Bomber, Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 is the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! In this volume, Mega Man travels to outer space to tangle with Dr. Wily’s Robot Masters, as well as the mysterious Break Man! Then, it’s the ultimate race! Mega Man, Bass, Roll, Proto Man, Ice Man, Guts Man, and even Dr. Wily himself go head-to-head in a grand prix that spans halfway across the globe!
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
Bust through the heavens with your soul, Gurren Lagann! Featuring buxom babes, brutal beastmen, and mountainous mecha as only GAINAX can deliver, Gurren Lagann is a nonstop roller coaster of all-out anime action! Gurren Lagann Art Works collects the dynamic imagery of this landmark series, including DVD covers, magazine artwork, poster images, promotional illustrations, and more! This stellar book features a ton of double-page spreads, merchandise artwork, and other rare artwork created for the anime and supporting products.
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$39.99, 136 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-07-2
Rounding out our top five is another of this week’s big movers, Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This epic collection showcases 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 Ultimate, Monster 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!
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Holding steady at number 6 is the fan-favorite Persona 4 Official Design Works! This awesome book collects all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! A must-have for any fan of Shegenori Soejima, video game design or contemporary Japanese art! (preview)
More than just a standard art book, The Eyes of Bayonetta is an awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary that comes with 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! (preview)
SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul makes another strong showing this week, moving up a spot to #8 on our bestseller report! Transcending history and the world, a tale of souls and swords eternally retold! SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul collects the artwork of the ultimate weapons-based fighting game – SoulCalibur V. One of the most detailed art books UDON has ever released, this collection is packed with series lore and features character designs, rough concepts, storyboards, creator commentary, character relationship charts, exclusive interviews, and more!
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$39.99, 192 pages, softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-95-2
Everybody loves a great monster, which must be why Monster Hunter Illustrations keeps making its way back onto 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)
For years, Fate fans have been asking us to translate some of the Japanese-language material available for the franchise. We’re thrilled to see all the resulting fan support for our first book in this initiative, Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material!
The Fate franchise has grown from a popular visual novel into multiple anime and manga series, video games, and more. Fate/Complete Material Vol. 1 is the first in an art book series and collects the in-game artwork from the original “Fate/stay night” visual novel, plus key visuals and promotional artwork. It includes a wealth of cutscene illustrations, pin-ups, and rare promotional and advertising artwork.
$39.99, 240 pages, softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″,
Inspired by classic and contemporary sentai shows like Kamen Rider and Power Rangers, as well as beloved “Magical Girl” shows like Sailor Moon, Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1 is a loving tribute to Japanese superheroes from TV, manga, and of course video games! Momoko was a typical Japanese teenager with dreams of becoming a famous pop idol… until an alien powersuit transformed her into the spectacular Wonder Momo! Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1 collects over 100 strips from the hit webcomic, detailing the teen girl’s rise to superstardom and showcasing the talents of writers Erik Ko and Jim Zub, along with amazing artwork by Omar Dogan!
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$19.99, 120 pages, 7.5? x 8.25?, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-05-8
DmC: Devil May Cry depicts a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. Spurred into action by the promises of a trusted relation, Dante bursts into this new world intent on revenge at any cost. DmC: Devil May Cry Visual Art collects all the concept art behind this modern re-imagining of the Devil May Cry universe and its characters. Included are key visuals, character and location designs, unused concepts, and creator commentary.
Click here to check out a 12-page preview!
$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-97-6
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