Devil Survivor Art Book Coming From Udon; Disgaea 3 Manga, Too

By Ishaan . February 20, 2013 . 11:30am

Udon are bringing two more videogame books to the U.S.—an art book for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor and a manga for Disgaea 3. Both are slated for release at comic stores in May and in book stores and online retailers in June. Here’s a quick overview of each one:


Devil Survivor: Official Material Collection (176 pages)

Includes character designs, promotional artwork, storyboards, a detailed demon guide, and creator interviews. Slated for release in May/June for $39.99.



Disgaea 3: School of Devils Volume 1 (160 pages)

Softcover, black and white manga by Shin Sasaki.  Volume 2 not yet announced. Slated for release in May/June for $13.95.



  • Muffum

    So I guess it’s safe to assume the Devil Survivor art book covers exclusively the first game, given the cover?

    A bit disappointing, but still looking nice.

  • Locklear93

    As much as I consider Disgaea 3 the worst of the series to date, I certainly won’t hesitate to snap up merchandise like that.

  • *groan* Not really a fan of the Devil Survivor artwork, I think just about every other ShinMegTen game has had better. I’d kill to see a Kazuma Kaneko artbook instead.

    • D H

      See, I know it’s not popular opinion, but I disagree. I hate the way Kaneko draws humans. His monsters are great, but everything else is kinda meh for me… Then again, I’m also the weirdo who pretty much hates Amano’s works as well, so, yeah…

      • I’m mixed on Amano as well. Some is brilliant, some is just bizarre are weird. I love Kaneko’s monster designs, and while the way he draws humans is nothing short of weird, I like how they’re a complete 180 from many typical anime designs which tend to be cute and fluffy too often. I hate the Devil Survivor artist for having art work that looks so…unrefined, it doesn’t really look very professional and the stock-emotions are very uninspiring.

        • I’m the opposite with Kaneko. I like his human designs a lot, because they look very unique in comparison to what a lot of other artists do. That said, I don’t have the same appreciation for his monsters that a lot of people do.

          • Argilla from DDS has biting-boobs. What your problem be? >=/
            I’m just messin. I can see how they’d be off-putting.

        • Göran Isacson

          This. Kazuma Kaneko draws people like they’ve been carved out of polished marble most of the time, and weird as it is hot diggity damn if I don’t think the weirdness adds to the strange atmosphere of their games.

      • Same here. I agree tht Kaneko can draw well but the Kaneko face is….. unsettling. I’m OK with any monster he draws except Mara.

        Though honestly, as long as the art is OK I am fine with anything. Wait until you see Umineko/Higurashi old art then tell me abt horrible design….

  • Hmm, I am happy either way!

  • Koji Kabuto

    I have the japanese version of that book and it´s really good. The one based on DS2 is also very good.

  • z_merquise

    Speaking of art books published by Udon, I wonder what happened to the Valkyria Chronicles 3 artbook. I was about to get it back in December then I found it was delayed to 2013.

    • D H

      Well, Mr. Lightning Baron, they just recently revealed that it’s finished at the printers and headed to stores between 2/27 and 3/6.

      • z_merquise

        Wow! Thanks for that!

      • Christopher Nunes

        Wait… this year? I only got Volume 1 and 2 of Disgaea 2 and would love to get the others.

    • Guest

      I got volume 1 and 2 of it… was volume 3 of Disgaea 2 ever released in the US? Or at least in English elsewhere?

      • D H

        No English volume 3 that I’m aware of. Broccoli Books was the one publishing it, and they shut down their English branch as it just wasn’t selling overall.


    I would much rather them finish the Disgaea 2 Manga that only got a couple of volumes over here… not interested at all in anything to do with Disgaea 3.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Will be getting the Devil Survivor one, they also have a Haruhi hardcover one too. (Haruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks )

  • Ayaka

    [Disgaea 3 manga too]
    There we are. They can even make it horrible but who cares, it’s Disgaea.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Must have Devil Survivor art book!

  • Laith Rem

    Hey look that artbook that explains a lot of Midori’s and Keisuke’s backstories and why they act like they act in game even better. You bet I am buying it, and if they bring the DeSu2’s one, I’ll buy that one too.

  • Spirit Macardi

    that Disgaea strip is 10x funnier if you imagine JYB and Vic Mignogna’s voices saying the dialogue x3

  • Wouldn’t mind getting my hands on the Devil Survivor artbook.

  • TheExile285

    The artwork for Devil Survivor reminds me of The World Ends With You

  • I so want that Devil Survivor art book. Also mmmmmm that “Rocky” lol =^_^=

  • Oltheros

    Udon is one of the best companies I know when it comes to listening to customers. This is awesome news.
    Lets go Fire Emblem Awakening artbook!

    • Claud12

      second that :)

  • Wasn’t a big fan of DeSu but I love the character design. I’ll definitely be picking this up.

  • Does Mao have a Dragon Quest III hero cosplay kit?

  • Must get Devil Survivor artbook. I love Yasuda’s artwork.

  • Devil Survivor Artbook! Devil Survivor Artbook! I’m so excited for that! Oh, and the Disgaea 3 manga. I love that game!

  • Lazulis

    DeSu artbook! Explanation on how the heck those headphones work!

    • They actually sell those headphones in Japan last I heard.

  • Yuriangels

    *fangirl squeal* I must get both!!!!!! but i have no money! :(

  • PK212

    So we get the D3 manga even though we only got 2/4 volumes of the D2 manga?

  • OMG YES. I’m a fan of Yasuda art and I will get this if my wallet approves of it! So I guess it doesn’t cover Overclocked?

    On another note, I like those alternate colour outfit for the DeSu cast. Make them look srs business.

  • Claud12

    I finished desu 13 times but I want the bo0k anyway :)

  • Sergio Briceño

    Love Udon’s works, Devil Survivor’s art and Disgaea’s characters…

    I think I need to start saving up money.

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