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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Udon Entertainment (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1926778170
  • ISBN-13: 978-1926778174
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 12.2 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Book came in a lovely condition.
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This book is recommended for all fans of the Monster Hunter and for all who like a game art too.
Hako
Characters, monsters, armor, and weapons.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By L0TUS on June 23, 2013
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Length: 1:24 Mins
The book is rich with monsters, character, armor and weapon designs. It also has many descriptions of the MH world, including and not limited to information on items, monsters, armors, and villagers. Tons of sketches, a nice amount of completed illustrations and a black-and-white sketch section at the back. They even include game graphics and some cute, silly MH-based illustrations.

It is anime-style drawing--I say this because I saw artbooks be downrated just because the viewer didn't like the drawing style, which I find illogical.

A great reference book for creatures, weapons, and armor.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By r. kretz on September 7, 2011
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The art content is absolutely awesome. In that regard, it's a clear five star candidate.

However, Udon have been a bit sloppy on the editorial side of localizing the book. It's nothing that will diminish how much enjoyment you can get out of the book, but the oversights are readily apparent. For example, a description box on a page early in the book carries text that does not correlate to the pictures on the page. Indeed, the very same text turns up in a latter part of the book, fitting the page perfectly. Throughout the book, there are small signs of sloppiness, such as spelling errors or consistently setting the opening parenthesis with a large amount of obliqueness, despite the text body, the content of the parentheses and the closing parenthesis being roman.

It is a bit of a miracle how these kinds of things could go unnoticed. The impression is that there was no proofreading at all. Overall, it is sad because the book as a whole is amazing but the nature of the shortcomings makes it hard not to notice them every time. (or to wonder what artist comment would have belonged on that page with the mismatched text box)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Poisoned Blade on July 10, 2014
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You don't have to be a fan of Monster Hunter to enjoy this book. The artwork is great! The concept art is very detailed and there are explanations on the team's creative process. The team members explain how they created the world and how every piece of armor and equipment comes from that world. There are sections on the monsters, the characters and their armor, the NPC's, the Weaponry, Icons, Promotional Art, and Sketches.

Definitely pick it up if:
You're a fan of the Monster Hunter Series.
You collect video game art books (this is one of the better ones and it's 300 pages.)
You like cool monster designs (and you like things like D&D Monster Manuals).
You like cool armor / weapon designs.
You're interested in the creative process that the pros in the film or game industry use.
You need Monster / Knight art references.

It's Great!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 31, 2011
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Although I was told 10 different release dates for this book, when it finally came I was not disappointed. The art is first class all the way, and you get to see the thought process that went into creating every aspect of the Monster Hunter games. It is a great reference for character and creature design, and I highly recommend it for any aspiring fantasy artists out there. Five stars all the way for this product.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Lucero on August 31, 2011
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Such a great price for such an amazing book. Great monster design as well as environments and armor/clothing design as well.
Any art fan or some one interested in creatures and character concepts its a must for sure.
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This is a huge, thick and heavy book. It has many illustrations in it. The book is split up into areas that cover various things, like weapons or armors or the village/town. There are many weapons and armors in this book!

The monsters are not plates like the cover. There are very few actual plates in the book. Instead, monsters are either drawn or shown without a background. Still, there are many monsters in this book! I did not see many boss monsters, tho. The monsters are really cool!

The armors are also cool. They do not list what monsters produce which armors/weapons, but then this is not a hint manual. The many armors are really cool as they show what is possible if you hunt well. There are tables in the back of the book which list the names of various armors and weapons.

Overall, this is a very cool illustrated book. There are literally thousands of pictures and drawings. Again, it is really big and heavy! I really enjoyed the pictures and illustrations in this book.
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Just received my copy of this absolutely awesome Game Development Art book, and I'm quite pleased with the visual quality and variety of the creature and character designs featured in this massive tome. Flipping through its pages should provide hours of enjoyment and many examples of how the talented artists went about the process of creating the world and fantastical inhabitants of the Capcom game "Monster Hunter" (which I have never seen nor played). While I really appreciate the opportunity of reading the text of this book originally published in Japanese, I have to agree with my fellow reviewer that the numerous spelling and editing errors detract some from what could have been a flawless experience. Highly recommended reference book for anybody interested in creating their own monster creatures and fantasy warriors despite its lack of proper proof-reading.
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