Udon To Publish Growlanser: Art Works Book In February

By Ishaan . October 13, 2012 . 11:00am

Udon announced a bunch of new art books at their New York Comic-Con panel this week. One of them, according to an Anime News Network report, was Growlanser: Art Works, which features 176 pages of character designs, promotional art, interviews, and creator commentary spanning Growlansers I through VI.


Growlanser: Art Works will be published in February 2013.


Additionally, Udon also announced three Vocaloid artbooks: Vocaloid Hatsune Miku Character Graphics Collection: CV01 Edition, Vocaloid Kagamine Len & Rin Character Graphics Collection: CV02 Edition, and Vocaloid Megurine Luka Character Graphics Collection: CV03 Edition .


As the names suggest, these are art books focusing on Crypton Future Media’s popular Vocaloid characters, each with over 130 pieces of art from 50 artists. These will be released in Q3 2013.

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  • IsaacGravity

    Unexpected but TOTALLY WELCOME!

  • Kevin Lor

    I cant believe I got all my characters max everything but I still havent beat the game :(

  • MrSirFeatherFang


    ( •_•)>⌐■-■

    “Mother of god”

  • TheFoolArcana

    Will it include ero artwork like every thing else Satoshi puts out?

    • Trotmeister

      Probably not. Certainly nothing hardcore.

  • Z3

    I want to play the first Growlanser, they say its the best in the series. Unfortunately there’s no english version. Anyway SATOSHI URUSHIHARA FTW!!!! I have all of his works and can’t wait for this

    • Ladius

      There’s a great English script for Growlanser 1, it makes the game completely enjoyable considering the menus are already very user firendly.

      Then again, I think Growlanser Wayfarer of Time is still the best game in the series because of its story, customization and challenge, even if G1 itself has some of the best event missions in the franchise and is a close second in the series’ ranking.

  • Considered sold!

  • PoweredByHentai

    Damn it Amazon, why do you not have a listing for this yet?

  • SprintsMcGee

    So many good things announced today. I’m going to have to sell my wallet just to afford everything. 

  • Ladius

    I already imported the Japanese edition, but will gladly double dip to support this awesome series one more time :)

  • Hours

    Cool, I’ll be getting the Growlanser art book for sure.

  • Kai2591

     Do want those Vocaloid artbooks :)

  • I do appreciate Udon. What a great company.

    On a side note, has there been any news about us getting Growlanser IV on the PSN over here? I seem to remember reading that we might be but I may have missed more recent information.

    Either way, I can appreciate the artwork! I love art books that span a period of time.

    • DaveyD

      If by ‘here’ you mean, Europe, then I don’t think so.   Since Atlus doesn’t have a European branch, they need a European publisher to pick it up first.  Certainly that could still happen but there hasn’t been any announcement yet.  In the mean time, European Growlanser fans best option is to import the UMD, since the PSP is region free. 

      • Sorry, I should really have said ‘anywhere it isn’t already released’. That would be the ideal.

        I would like to support them by importing the UMD but for myself and other Vita users a PSN version would be preferable. ^_~ I’m not sure why Atlus would need a European publisher to pick it up, though? It wouldn’t be the first PSP game that Atlus USA has released on the European store.

        • DaveyD

          I’m pretty sure there’s always a been European publisher attached to Atlus games in the EU store… It’s the exact same game / localization, but Atlus just doesn’t distribute it over there.  ATLUS staff always say something to that effect when people ask on their forums. 

          I assume there’s some sort of extra licensing costs involved or Atlus would gladly put it up theselves as it would be more sales for them.
          Actually it can’t hurt to contact a EU publisher like Rising Star or Ghostlight and ask them if there’s any chance they’ll publish Wayfarer of Time in Europe.  After all they need to know there’s demand before they pay for the licensing fees. 

  • Wha… I mean.. Wh.. Wait what? Seriously? This is just too good to be true :D

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