Takehito Harada Art Book Covers Art From Disgaea, Makai Kingdom, Phantom Brave

By Ishaan . January 5, 2013 . 3:00pm

Last year, Udon released a DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection, an art book containing work from series character designer, Takehito Harada, across all four Disgaea games, including concept work, promotional material, covers and more. This year, they’re releasing another one.


Takehito Harada: Art Works 1 covers Harada’s work from the Disgaea games, but also from the Prinny spin-off titles, Makai Kingdom, and Phantom Brave. The book will include “game covers, rare promotional art, rough layouts, creator commentary, and a detailed look at Takehito Harada’s creative process”.


Takehito Harada: Art Works 1 will be available in April 2013 for $40, and will be 208 pages in length.

  • $24431191

    I bought the Japanese version some time ago (before I knew it was getting an English release) . I can fully recommend this art book to any fan of his work.

  • Very excited for this. While the only artbook that I currently own is the one for the P3/P4 artist (forget his name,sorry about that), I loved it and am on the hunt for more. This is really good news as I love the art for the Disgaea games and Phantom Brave. I’m very excited to see this release.

    • $24431191

      Shigenori Soejima is the artist your thinking of.

      • Thank you, didn’t want to input the wrong name.

  • xXDGFXx

    It shall be mine +_+

    If only it included the servants and monster concepts T-T

  • ragingmerifes

    He should make artbooks like Satoshi Urushihara, if you mean what I know.

    • Mister_Nep

      I think I Kan get behind that!

  • Testsubject909

    Oh my… Look at Etna’s lower body, look at her two round soft looking yet most likely firm to the touch bun….shaped Prinny plushies that she’s got strapped on.

    Where do you think she got them? Why is she wearing them? Will we ever know the answer to these questions?

    Probably not.

    • It’s so plump looking >.< i want to rub it.

      • xXDGFXx

        Between you and me… I want to chew it… mmmm, chewy….

        • Testsubject909

          I hear it packs an explosive flavor.

    • YourAshyAss_Elbows

      How old are you?

      • Testsubject909

        Old enough not to care about having to be mature all the time and simply enjoy some little things like being silly every now and again because being serious all the time can get extremely tiring, and when one is involved intellectually and morally on a lot of matters, exhaustion tends to happen more often then one would like to think.

        Around that much old.

    • endril

      From the Dev interview in the Disgaea 2 art book:

      Q: Why are the clothes different from the previous Disgaea?

      Harada: I believe Etna has always been the type to change clothes, so we made them quite strong to match the evolution. The two Prinnies on her butt is because, from my data, Etna would equip two Prinnies. There are others such as Laharl’s scarf being two strands. They have grown.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Honestly this’ll probably be the first Artbook I’ve ever purchased.

    • Anime10121

      I wholeheartedly recommend getting the first Artbook too! It was/is awesome :D

    • burnfist23

      If you have to absolutely have to choose between the two, go with this one over the first artbook. A lot of artwork from the first artbook can be found in the second and there’s a lot of rare artwork you won’t find anywhere else.

  • phangtom

    Gimme, gimme, GIMME!!!!

  • Anime10121

    Bought the first Disgaea Artbook from Udon, was not disappointed…

    So… DEFINITELY buying the second Disgaea artbook!

    • burnfist23

      Oh if you liked the first one, you gonna absolutely love this one.

  • Safros9

    Nice, it better have a lot of Pleinair though.

  • yalissa


  • Andrew Arndt

    i must have this book

  • Locklear93

    I’ve already got the original Japanese version Udon is localizing… but I think I’ll be buying this, too, as encouragement to keep bringing NIS oriented artbooks west.

  • Himiko

    Pre-ordered. Harada is god of the flat chest. Etna. <3

    • 1 dislike for the word “flat chest?” Etna must be also browsing in this.

      • Mister_Nep

        Oh god that whole dislike posts are everywhere in YouTube. Please don’t make it spread. I’m begging you.

      • Himiko

        I showed my love to her. :< But I guess its hard to accept the truth for people. :P


      • Himiko

        I know. D:

  • Never did get around to buying the first one. Need to remedy that soon.

    • Himiko

      You mean DISGAEArt!!!? Great book. You really should get it. :D

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