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Udon Ent. to Release Street Fighter Novel, Dragon's Crown Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company also announces 3 more Manga Classics releases, 5 more artbooks

Udon Entertainment announced at its panel at Comic Con International in San Diego on Thursday that it will release Street Fighter The Novel, Atlus and yuztan's Dragon's Crown manga, and the The Count of Monte Cristo, The Jungle Book, and The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe Manga Classics. The company also announced five new artbook releases.

Street Fighter The Novel will be Udon Entertainment's first novel release. Takashi Yano (Naruto: Itachi's Story, Naruto: Shikamaru's Story) wrote the original novel, which PHP published in Japan. The novel features illustrations by Eyeshield 21 and One-Punch Man illustrator Yūsuke Murata.

yuztan drew the two-volume Dragon's Crown manga, which ran in Kadokawa's Monthly Comptiq magazine from 2013-2014.

Vanillaware and Atlus released the original "2D action RPG" in Japan in July 2013 and in North America in August 2013.

Udon Entertainment describes the new "Manga Classics" releases as follows:

Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo
The classic tale of love and revenge by Alexandre Dumas told in this 400 page volume! Our biggest book yet!

Manga Classics: The Jungle Book
This adaptation will feature ALL the stories in Rudyard Kipling's novel. So the readers will be able to read about Mowgli's adventures as well as a lot of the lesser known tales that have been omitted from movie and other adaptations!

Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe
Manga Classics first anthology book, featuring 5 must read stories from Edgar Allan Poe's poetry and short stories. The list of works includes: The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Udon Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing collaborate on the manga line, which also includes: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Austen's Emma, Austen's Sense and Sensibility, and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Erye.

Udon Entertainment describes the five new artbook releases as follows:

Neon Genesis Evangelion Production Art Collection
It's the 20th Anniversary since the debut of the ground breaking anime series, and UDON presents you the most extensive design material book based on the Evangelion TV franchise. Over 400 pages of design sheets will be collected in this hefty volume, a lot of them never seen published before. All notes will be annotated in English for the English speaking audience so that you can learn all the secrets in the creating of all things EVA!

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Art of the Cards
Collecting over 800 card images that are featured in the original "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters" anime, including the "Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters spin-off. An easy to read A-Z listing showcasing all your favorite card art from "Agido" to "Zombie Warrior" and everything in between!

Telegenic! Atsushi Nishigori Animation Works
The beautiful works of Anime Designer Atsushi Nishigori is collected in this 240 pages artbook, featuring artwork from fan favorite anime series like Gurren Lagann, The Idol Master, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, to name a few!

Reminiscence: Kwang-Hyun Kim Freezing Illustrations
Collecting illustrations by Kwang-Hyun Kim, from his popular manga series FREEZING. 128 pages. Releasing September 2016.

Samurai Pizza Cats Official Fan Book
Licensed by Tatsunoko and Japanese publisher Ichijinsha, this book will bring back all the memories for the fans of the wacky cartoon series know as Samurai Pizza Cats (Kyatto-Ninden Teyandee in Japanese). The 144 page book collects design drawings, illustrations, and a lot of behind the scenes information from the Japan version of the TV series.

Udon Entertainment additionally announced it will release the Street Fighter vs Darkstalkers comic series, which is set to debut in December 2016-January 2017.

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