UDON Bestseller Report for May 13, 2014!

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for May 13th, featuring the hottest-selling titles from UDON Entertainment! There’s been a ton of changes to the bestseller report for this week, including the toppling of some long-standing titles in favor of hot new collections – and the surprise endurance of fan favorites that manage to hold off the competition even years after their initial release. Keep reading to find out where everything stands after a topsy-turvy week!

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!

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#1. Ni0 Art Works: Nishi’s Alluring Figures

Blazing into the top spot is the newly-released Ni0 Art Works: Nishi’s Alluring Figures! We knew our fans had an appreciation for beautiful character designs and even more beautiful women, but the astonishing performance of Ni0 Art Works has still managed to catch us off-guard! :)

Ni0 (pronounced “Nishi”) is famous for his exotic imagery and alluring character designs! Included in this special hardcover volume are magazine covers, promotional artwork, and rare pin-ups from his best-known works, including Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls, Queen’s Gate, works for Nitro+, and more! This selection of saucy and scintillating artwork is a must-have for anyone who appreciates both skilled illustration and beautiful ladies.

Suggested for mature readers.

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$44.99, 176 pages, hardcover, 9″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-03-4

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DarkstalkersOCW2014-cover#2. Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works

Debuting in a very close second is Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works, the ultimate collection of Darkstalkers artwork and history! 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″, ISBN: 1-927925-04-5

GurrenLagann-cover#3. Gurren Lagann Art Works

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

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SoulCalibur_Cover#4. SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul

Dropping down to the #4 spot is SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul! 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

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SFClassicV3-cover#5. Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher

Presenting UDON’s classic Street Fighter comics in a gorgeous, oversized hardcover collection! It’s all the pulse-pounding martial arts action of the ultimate fighting game experience, presented through spectacular anime-influenced artwork! In Vol. 3, Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Cammy, and more have finally reached the Street Fighter tournament! Some seek revenge, others aim to uncover M. Bison’s secrets, while others still are simply looking for a good fight! It’s all-out, no-holds-barred martial arts action with the fate of the world at stake!

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$39.99, 136 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-07-2

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monster_hunter_2#6. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 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!

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$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
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DmC Devil May Cry-cover#7. DmC: Devil May Cry Visual Art

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.

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$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-97-6

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Okami Official Complete Works cover#8. Okami Official Complete Works

Okami Official Complete Works moves up two spots this week, from #10 to #8, a testament to the staying power of this amazing title. If you haven’t checked out Okami Official Complete Works yet, you really need to see what you’re missing! There’s a reason this collection is one of the top-selling books in UDON’s publishing history – it is totally gorgeous. Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, Okami’s visual style 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#9. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

The only manga to make our bestseller report, 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#10. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting 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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Dragon's Dogma ODW#11. Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works

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. (preview)

$44.99, 312 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-92-1
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#12. Dark Souls Design Works

Dark Souls Design Works rounds out our Bestseller Report for this week, an impressive feat considering the book has been sold out with our distributor for over two months now! 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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