Udon’s Monster Hunter Illustrations Art Book Is Thicker Than Rathian’s Hide

By Ishaan . June 30, 2011 . 5:32pm

Hello, gorgeous Monster Hunter Illustrations art book; you shall be mine, oh yes you shall. The Okami Official Complete Works on the shelf feels lonely all by herself, and she could do with a partner to make the days feel shorter.



If anyone else is interested in grabbing  this, Udon will be publishing it this August. Capcom have a nice preview of it on their community site, but the full art book is a whopping 304 pages long. Amazon list the book’s price as $39.99, but are selling it for $24.99 instead.

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  • SolidusSnake

    Not a monster hunter fan myself, but I can say that if this is even half as good as the Atelier Chronicles book that Udon published recently, then it is an absolute must-buy for any fan. I was extremely satisfied with the Atelier book and hope that they also deliver the goods on the Ar Tonelico book.

    • I have the Atelier one and it IS beautiful! I’ve actually seen the Japanese version of this exact Monster Hunter artbook, and it is also an amazing artbook! I haven’t really played Monster Hunter, but I love good dragon art. For Amazon’s price, I’d say it’s definatly worth it!

  • Erm…When I read “Udon” and “Monster Hunter” in the same sentence, i think of the doujin  circle “UDON-YA”, can anyone elaborate?

    • Why don’t *you* elaborate on your own reference? (wink wink)

      Actually, Udon is a publishing company for many artbooks and comics over here in North America. They’ve published artbooks from pretty much every single Capcom Franchise that has one (Mega Man, Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, and now Monster Hunter) and quite a few other franchises have been published or are coming soon (Atelier Chronicles is out, Valkyria Chronicles is upcoming).

      Edit: Forgot to add that Udon also does localization/translation on top of simply publishing stuff. That means they often translate raw text while leaving the original Japanese markings on the artwork, which makes them one of the better companies to grab artbooks from.

      • Ah, now it makes sense, thanks man.
        EDIT: As requested UDON-YA is a doujin circle that is known for its Fate/Stay Night and Monster Hunter doujinshi, usually featuring [——censored——–] :3 .

        • naughty naughty :3
          I love UDON-YA’s art

        • Oh yes! One of my favorite circles. Especially love “Maid Bride.”

        • xXDGFXx

          dohohoho, another udon-ya fan :)
          that was also my first thought when i saw the headline XD

  • badmoogle

    Now that’s an art book i must have!

  • Three hundred and four pages… and not a single one will remain non-sticky…

    • *strokes chin*

      • *Strokes…*
        Well, you see where this is going…

  • Gohobojoe

    I’ve had this pre-ordered for 2 months now.

    You only found out about it now? Shame on you.

  • maybe capcom does love us?

  • Draparde

    :o…. im gonna spend some time thinking about buying this…. 304 pages of “that armor set should be in the game” and imagining…sounds like fun!

  • MrDolomite

    Hopefully it actually comes out in August instead of being pushed back again.

  • damndamndrum

    I’m hoping that Udon will do a Monster Hunter Tribute book! Would be fantastic to see art from the fans =)

  • PrinceHeir

    i need this as well as Valkyria Chronicles Art book :P

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