Toronto-based manga and art book publisher Udon Entertainment has announced three anime- and game-related art books, two due out in March and one in June:Neon Genesis Evangelion: TV Animation Production Art Collection
will showcase designs, sketches, and notes from the archives of both the 1995 television anime and the 1997 theatrical film. The book includes mecha and weapon designs as well as character sketches, draft artwork, and the original artist’s notes. The 432-page, landscape-format hardcover book is scheduled for a March 2019 release and will have an MSRP of $39.99. VIZ Media publishes the manga in the U.S.
The FLCL Archives
collects the artwork from the zany, fast-paced sci-fi anime of the early 2000s. FLCL
attracted a cult following when it first aired on Adult Swim in 2003, and the manga (currently published by Dark Horse) was released in English around the same time. The FLCL Archives
will be a 248-page, full color softcover book and is due out on March 19, 2019, with an MSRP of $39.99.
Mega Man Zero: Official Complete Works
is a collection of artwork from the game Mega Man Zero,
a spinoff of the original Mega Man
game. The 176-page hardcover book includes concept sketches, character designs, and more. It will be released on June 11, 2019 with an MSRP of $44.99. Both VIZ Media and Udon have released Mega Man manga in the U.S.