With two new releases this week, the UDON Bestseller report saw some major shake-ups this time around! Keep reading to find out which titles made the cut!
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. Breath of Fire: Official Complete Works
You demanded it, and we listened! The subject of the most intense, long-running and fantastic fan campaign that UDON has ever experienced, we’re thrilled to finally bring this much-anticipated title to English-language readers – and blown away by the amazing fan support for this title!
The classic Breath of Fire series stands out as Capcom’s most acclaimed foray into the fantasy RPG genre. Now, gamers can revisit the many worlds and characters of this beloved franchise through it’s wonderful characters and visuals. Breath of Fire: Official Complete Works collects the artwork of all five games in the the series, including character designs, rough sketches, game covers, pinups, character profiles, creator commentary, and more! This edition will be printed at UDON’s standard art-book size, significantly larger than the previous Japanese edition. 12-page preview here!!
$39.99, 192 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-20-1
This week’s other new release lands in second place, showcasing the demand for gorgeous and gory visuals! Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 is one of the most visually stunning entries yet for the long-running series. Resident Evil 6 Artworks collects the imagery and artwork behind this dark thriller, and is chock-full of amazing and gruesome artwork, gorgeous character designs, and much more! Included are character profiles, bonus costume illustrations, 3D models, weapon designs, creature designs, rough concepts, and extensive character commentary on the art direction of the game throughout. Fans of our recent horror-themed books like DMC: Devil May Cry and Dark Souls Design Works will enjoy the great monster and zombie designs! 14-page preview here!
$44.99, 272 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-21-8
In third place after our two new releases is Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice! Beloved by millions the world over, Pride & Prejudice is delightfully transformed in this bold, new manga adaptation. All of the joy, heartache, and romance of Jane Austen’s original, perfectly illuminated by the sumptuous art of manga-ka Po Tse, and faithfully adapted by Stacy E. King. The Manga Classics line features classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions.
Check out a preview here!
Hardcover: $24.99, 376 pages, Hardcover, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-17-1
Softcover: $19.99, 376 pages, Softcover, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-18-8
Dropping down to #4 on this week’s bestseller report is Manga Classics: Les Miserables, an original production of UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing! Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition! The gorgeous art of TseMei Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine, in this epic adaptation of Les Miserables!
Check out a preview here!
Hardcover: $24.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-15-7
Softcover: $19.99, 336 pages, 5.75″ X 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-16-4
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! Design Works also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and many of the game’s artists, making it a real treat for fans of the game!
In addition to fully and faithfully translating all of the content from the Japanese edition into English, the UDON edition of Dark Souls: Design Works features one of our most deluxe project treatments of all time. Released in a sturdy hardcover, UDON’s edition features a pearlized silver dust jacket, with ultra high-gloss black and silver treatments, making it practically shimmer (with evil) on your bookshelf!
$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
The perfect collection for art, design and animation students who are getting ready to tackle character and layout design classes this semester! What happens when over 80 creators from the world’s top video game studios join forces without the constraint of committee design? You get Substrata, a hypothetical Triple-A title driven by artists, for artists. Herein lies their widely varied, unbridled visions! Inside you’ll find character designs, locations, monsters, items, interface designs, and more, all exploring the spectacular dark fantasy world of Substrata.
If you’ve been hesitating on adding Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy to your collection, how about a little feel-good incentive to sweeten the deal? Proceeds from the sale of SUBSTRATA will be donated to Gamers For Good, http://www.gamersforgood.com!
Check out a 25-page preview here!
The king of fighting games gets the ultimate art book with SF25: The Art of Street Fighter, collecting over 25 years of Street Fighter artwork! This 448-page behemoth of a book collects pin-ups, character designs, crossover artwork, rare concept art, and more.
SF25 features over 100-pages of new material, including tribute art from top Japanese artists, never-before-collected sketches and game art, and all-new interviews with the people who created the legend that is Street Fighter!
$59.99, 448 pages, Softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-19-5
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! This is the ultimate collection of Darkstalkers artwork and history, packed full of beautiful babes, menacing monsters, awesome action, and all the great style you’d expect from the rulers of the night!
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$39.99, 224 pages, softcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″,
Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 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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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! Persona 4 Official Design Works is packed with hundreds of illustrations, sketches, character designs, landscape paintings, and even more from fan-favorite designer and artist Shigenori Soejima, Persona 4‘s art director and character designer. Soejima goes in-depth on nearly every illustration, with extensive comments on every major character and revealing insight into the background and secondary characters, the creation process, and the game’s setting. To top it all off, this amazing collection ends with a massive 9,000-word interview that details the entire game’s creation from start to finish!
$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Perennial fan favorite Monster Hunter Illustrations stays on the bestseller report for yet another week, clocking in at #11 on the list! This art book features an amazing selection of artwork and designs from the popular Monster Hunter video game series! 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!
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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