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Udon Entertainment Make a Plethora of Artbook Announcements at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

by SamJuly 27, 2014

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With San Diego Comic-Con happening this weekend, many companies have brought a plethora of acquisition announcements to make during the event. One of these companies was artbook / design compendium publisher Udon Entertainment, which last week announced their plans to announce a dozen new titles at the event, spread across ten different properties.

With their panel being held yesterday evening, the new announcements are as follows:

  • Udon Entertainment have confirmed their continued commitment to the Street Fighter Comic Series, with new hardcover editions and V2 being set for release very shortly.
  • A special hardcover edition of the Street Fighter World Warrior Encyclopaedia will be released next year. This classic title has been sold out for over a year now, and we’ll be reprinted in an oversized format that matches their other graphic novel releases. Content from Ultra will also be updated, and will feature brand new artwork.

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  • A North American version of The Art of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies is in the work, for release in 2014.
  • Based on demand from fans, Udon Entertainment have secured the rights to the Kill la Kill manga. Distribution will begin in 2015.
  • Three new “Manga Classics” titles have been acquired, based on The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Emma by Jane Austen

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  • Katamari Volume 1 the collected ShiftyLook comic by Alex Culang and Raynato Castro AND Makeshift Miracle Volume 2: The Boy Who Stole Everything by Jim Zub and Shun Hong Chan WILL be published by Udon Entertainment in December 2014.
  • Record of Agarest War: Heroines Visual Book and Record of Agarest War 2: Heroines Visual Book are planned for release at a later date.
  • Shining Blade and Ark, featuring the art of Tony Taka. This title is a compilation of the artwork from both Shining Blade and Shining Ark games. This is Udon’s fourth release in the Shining artbook series.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Dual Art collects the artwork of Takahashi Kazuki from the Yu-Gi-Oh series, including card art, personal illustrations, manga illustrations and more.

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  • Two art books by Osamu Tezuka have been acquired. Osamu Tezuka Anime Character Sketchbook offers a look into the sketchbook drawings and designs of this artist. Osamu Tezuka Anime Character Illustrations on the other hand is a collection of character model sheets and animations spanning his body of work.
  • Udon will be producing an English-language version of the Professor Layton Official Fanbook, published by Level 5 and QBIST in Japan!
  • Gungnir Official Art Chronicle has also been confirmed, based on an epic Norse-inspired JRPG.

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  • Border Break Artworks, Udon’s first full-on mecha art book! Chock full of schematics, sketches, pilot designs and background materials!

Finally,

  • While the ink is still drying on this acquisition, Udon is soon set to announce that they will be releasing a series of Robotech/Macross artbooks in the future.
Sam
Your average, perhaps slightly geeky 23 year old University student who spends his days studying but his nights watching, reviewing and reporting on video games, anime and manga. Has been writing for The Otaku's Study ever since it opened in 2006 as Sam's Anime Study.
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