If you ever found yourself admiring the art on Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, publisher Udon Entertainment is cooking up something special just for you. 4K Media announced a licensing agreement with Udon to publish a series of art books based on the over 7,000 trading cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game. The Yu-Gi-Oh! CARD ART books are currently planned for a Q4 2016 release across stores and online retailers in the US, UK, and Australia.
Some comments from 4K and Udon via the press release:
“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 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 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.”