Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Art collections will start hitting stores in Q4 2016
North American publisher Udon Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it will publish art books featuring the images used in the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. The books compiles art from over 7,000 Yu-Gi-Oh! cards over the game’s history. Udon is scheduling the Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Art books for the fourth quarter of 2016.
“Yu-Gi-Oh! fans and collectors will appreciate the detailed imagery and drawings from the actual Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game in the beautifully constructed Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Art books published by Udon,” said 4K Media’s Coleman. “Not only is this a wonderful way to admire the beautiful artwork and unique monsters that comprise the card game, but it will also serve to inspire fans and collectors to maintain and build their personal Yu-Gi-Oh! card collections.”
“We are overjoyed to share our passion for Yu-Gi-Oh!’s inspirational artwork and designs as featured on the hundreds of trading cards published to date,” said Udon’s Chief of Operations Erik Ko. “These art books are a stunningly detailed reference for collectors, and also provide fans with an exquisite compilation of the cards and characters they may aspire to own. More than anything, they are a tribute to the popularity, reach and longevity of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise.”
Udon released the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Art art book last September. The book compiles art from Yu-Gi-Oh! manga artist Kazuki Takahashi, and includes manga illustrations and Takahashi’s personal illustrations.