Udon To Publish Atelier Series: Official Chronicle In U.S. And Europe In April

By Ishaan . March 30, 2011 . 12:01pm

Atelier Series: Official Chronicle, originally published in Japan by Enterbrain, is a 272-page collection of art work from 11 different Atelier games, starting with Atelier Marie for the PlayStation 2. The Chronicle also includes staff interviews and character profiles.


Siliconera  reader, Ereek, tipped us off to the good news that Udon are publishing the book in the U.S., and Amazon has it up for pre-order for $23.00. Meanwhile, Europeans can grab it at Tesco for £20.99. Both Amazon and Tesco have Atelier Series: Official Chronicle listed for an April 12th release.


A jarful of Plasma Jelly to Ereek for the awesome tip!

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  • Artbooks are always nice. Hopefully people buy it so more come out.

  • Yukito

    Okay, Atelier news is great, but not the exact announcement I was hoping for. Cmon NISA. D:

  • definitely a must have for any atelier fan, if i’m not wrong the latest game in this book is atelier rorona


    there are some preview pics of the japanese book on this site, hopes it helps anyone to decide to buy or not :)

  • shy_mel
    • OneOkami

      I’ve had the Atelier book preorder for months but this was never brought to my attention anywhere on Amazon. Maybe its a recent listing?

      Anyway, thanks for the heads up.

    • Woooohoo this is a great find! Just like OneOkami, I didn’t see this for preorder too. Amazon just lists Atelier/Valkyria/Shining World and Udon’s Street Fighter works. Thanks again.

    • Kai2591

      Thanks for the heads up!
      I’ve pre-ordered it~

  • oh wait it’s still slated for an april release? The tonytaka book got pushed to july. This is good news

    Edit: Apparently Amazon does not notify if the release date is brought forward again. Sorry for the misconception.

  • Wow, didn’t expect this to happen. Will definitely pick these up!

  • pre-order for ar tonelico & atelier complete! :)

  • Ephidel

    I’d like to be proved wrong, but considering that Udon’s release of the Valkyria Design Archive got a last minute pushback from February until July (is the July date even confirmed?), I find it hard to believe that this one won’t meet a similar fate :(

    (There’s a Monster Hunter Illustrations book listed as well – http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Hunter-Illustrations-Capcom/dp/1926778170/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301515425&sr=1-7)

    • Zero_Destiny

      lol I was eyeballing that puppy just last night. :)

    • It’s weird. Amazon states that Shining World will be released in July, but at the same time is putting up notification that it will be dispatched in 2 – 4 weeks. Just weird.

  • Simon

    while i was at it.. i noticed Valkyria Chronicles artbook and preordered that too :D

  • Locklear93

    I knew about the Atelier book for a while, and actually had it pre-ordered on Amazon some time ago (I buy a lot of artbooks; it turned up in my recommendations). The Ar Tonelico book though is news to me. Ordered.

  • Vino (Tim N)

    I have a couple of these on pre-order for a while now =) I think it was someone in the comments here that pointed them out a while ago. There was the Valkyria Chronicles artbook as well that was pointed out first.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Ah! I remember talking about this, Valkyria Chronicles, and the Tony’s/Shining Artbook awhile ago on the website. I’ve had this guy (Atelier Artbook) on my radar for awhile.

  • http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9781926778204/Atelier-Series

    Just to point out you can get it here, at book depository free of shipping to any country you like. Well the one of the list.


  • This is probably the greatest thing to ever come out in the history of ever *_*

    *clicks pre-order like a madman*


    *breaks keyboard*

    Now the wait T.T

    • …No…not even not close to being the greatest thing to ever come out in the history of ever.

      I would say it’s the 5237th “greatest thing to ever come out in the history of ever” in that regards.

  • FX102A

    Pre-ordered this a few months back along with the Valkyria Chronicles, Megaman Battle Network & Megaman Star Force books. The MMBN book arrived last week but the others were delayed (like all Udon artbooks; not that its a bad thing as the wait tends to ensure an extremely high-quality end product).

    Thanks for the heads-up shy_mel, guess its time to order that one too.

  • Decided to preorder Atelier Series official chronicle along with Tony Taka’s Artworks from Shining World. Never knew i would be able to get these sort of books :S

    [edit – for the people who is ordering from Tesco, you better be careful because once you preordered the product, you wont be able to cancel it until the administrator fixes it]

  • AnimusVox

    Color me intrigued…..no really…..someone color me intrigued, I want to know what it feels like….

  • Knew about the artbook for quite awhile. Must have Kishida Mel’s Art…..

  • Soma


    I am pre-ordering at least two copies of this.

  • Wow I never expected this, I already got the japanese copy of this since april or something last year :( But good news nontheless.

  • tesco?????? #lolwut

  • Whoa…even Tesco’s is selling it? Even that’s surprising.

  • Kai2591


  • bugmeknot

    Possibly missing the Otaku inventory tag, http://www.siliconera.com/tag/otaku-inventory/

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