There exists a 400-page behind-the-scenes design book on Valkyria Chronicles (the first game). While it was previously only available in Japan, Udon are publishing it in the U.S. Amazon have the book available for pre-order at a huge discount. Here’s the description:
Valkyria Chronicles: Design Archive takes you behind the scenes, showcasing the gorgeous artwork of this truly epic world. The book features 400 pages of character designs, vehicle and weapon designs, maps and promotional art, all accompanied by detailed background information and creator commentary.
The Design Archive is due for release on February 8th. A huge thanks to Taylor for sending us the fantastic tip!