UDON Bestseller Report for May 20, 2014!

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for May 20th, featuring the hottest-selling titles from UDON Entertainment! There are lots of changes again this week, including a surprise rebound for the top spot and a few new contenders making their way onto the list. Keep reading to see where things stand at the end of another exciting 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!


#1. Dark Souls Design Works

After a week at the bottom of the chart, Dark Souls Design Works roars back into first place on another huge wave of fan support! Despite being sold out at the distributor level, Dark Souls Design Works continues to sell like crazy through retail outlets, although stock levels are starting to drop quickly. For those of you having problems finding a copy at your local store, a reprint will be coming in May – 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)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
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Fate Complete Book1_cover#2. Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material

For years, Fate/Complete 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″,
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-12-6

DarkstalkersOCW2014-cover#3. Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works

Holding on strong at third place 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″,
ISBN: 1-927925-04-5

Ni0ArtWorks-cover#4. Ni0 Art Works: Nishi’s Alluring Figures

After one week in the top spot, new release Ni0 Art Works: Nishi’s Alluring Figures drops down to #4 – still an impressive performance for this beautiful hardcover book! 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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GurrenLagann-cover#5. 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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DmC Devil May Cry-cover#6. 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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SoulCalibur_Cover#7. SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul

Dropping down to the #7 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#8. 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#9. 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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Okami Official Complete Works cover#10. Okami Official Complete Works

Okami Official Complete Works rounds out our top ten for the week, continuing with strong and steady sales across a broad range of retail outlets. 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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Ys Art Book Cover#11. Ys: The Art Book

Back on the charts at #11 is 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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#12. Rage of Bahamut: Official Complete Works

Featuring unmatched artwork of heroes, heroines, demons, and gods, Rage of Bahamut has taken the mobile world by storm to become the world’s most popular mobile card battle game! Rage of Bahamut: Official Art Works includes some of the best artwork from the epic card game, plus exclusive interviews with the game’s artists. If you’ve appreciated the beautiful designs of Rage of Bahamut in the game – or if you simply enjoy top-tier fantasy artwork – this is a collection that definitely belongs on your shelf! (preview)

$39.99, 144 pages, Softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-06-5

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