This book is packed to the brim with details from the artwork and thought process from the original Megaman games up until the recent Megaman X games, producer and design notes, brilliantly detailed sketches and artwork as well as fan art and interviews, this is THE book to get if you're a Megaman fan, combining not only the 2 previous 'official collection' books but also adds more to it as well, simply put, this book is AMAZING!
i love mega man and this book is just Amazing and i got it in such a great time and with no damage, it's great book and every mega man fan should own it as it gives a new look on this class game series that started back in 1987, it contacts notes from the game developers themselves on game and facts you probably didn't know, get this book as soon as you can and you'll never regret it
This time, for the 25th anniversary mega man artbook, Udon has retained the single book format of the Japanese edition. In addition to the standard paper edition, there's the limited edition featuring a gorgeous blue laser foil hardcover. As with Udon's limited editions, they are only available on Udon's online store.
The books debuted at San Diego Comic Con 2013 and sold out promptly. Retail copies will be available in August 2013.
This new edition has 432 pages, of which 96 pages of new content. The binding looks strong enough for a book this thick, but I will still be careful not to damage the spine though, for the paperback edition.
Majority of the content remains the same, and there are minimal layout changes. Much of the new content comes from Mega Man 9 & 10, miscellaneous art from gaming cards, and interviews with the illustrators Tatsuya Yoshikawa, Haruki Suetsugu, Hideki Ishikawa, Ryuji Higurashi, Keisuke Mizuno, Kenta Saito and Yuri Kataiwa.
I've reviewed the earlier editions before so I'll not repeat much. This is an awesome book packed with an astonishing amount of art for the characters and merchandise. You'll flash back to your childhood days when Mega Man first came out in 1987. Since then, there have been so many sequels and the expansion into the X series and other spinoffs. There are forty over titles and art for all are inside the book. That should give you an idea of the scope of the book.
This is a book all Mega Man fans should have. Highly recommended.
Should you get the book if you have the two earlier books? It depends on whether you want the Mega Man 9 and 10 art.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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