Digital Monster Art Book Version X Announced, Pre-Order Details!

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More X-Antibody stuff to order!

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The 3rd Digimon V-Pet art book! Digital Monster Art Book Version X!


This book covers the various Digimon X V-Pets, along with various making of and extras, so there will be a decent amount of material.



They've put up samples and various teasers for those who are considering ordering it...


First up, the main Digimon art pages.

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The overall setup appears roughly identical to the previous art books.

This covers 180 Digimon appearing in the Digimon X V-Pets, including Alphamon.



Then there is the samples and teasers for various other things...

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All the Royal Knights and Seven Great Demon Lords from the X series are included (that's sort of covered by the above... but they're popular characters so I guess they wanted to point it out again.)


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An image by Soh Moriyama symbolizing off the final battle of the X series between the Royal Knights and Seven Great Demon Lords!



The last bullet point gets no image, but they tease all of Chronicle X being included in the artbook, along with new illustrations.



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There will be 224 pages and the pages will be A4 size (8.27 x 11.69 inches.)


Pre-orders for the X art book are open at Premium Bandai. They will be open until December 2nd for 4,950 yen. It's scheduled to ship in March.


Of course, the Digimon X3 is also being released.


You'll want to contact an intermediary to get these items sent to you. WtW is not affiliated with any, but here are a selection of intermediaries that have worked well for various WtWers and their friends in the past:
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The Bandai Premium store has also chosen to affiliate themselves/recommend a few potential shops to be used as intermediaries for non-Japanese buyers:
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You'll want to provide your chosen intermediary with the link to the item. Just copy paste the link to the product pages for what you want and send them a message about it and they'll take care of it after they discuss pricing and their policies with you. The links embedded in the news article for the products are exactly what you'll need to send them.

Some of the intermediaries have a full storefront and may have the item listed, so you may want to check that first.
 

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... Gah, I'm torn.

On one hand, I've purchased the first two V-Pet art books and I love supporting products like this.

On the other hand, the X-Antibody artwork deviates so much from the original style and I'm just not a fan of it. At all.

Of course, if I skip it, I just know I'll miss out on something cool.

... Gah.
 

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... Gah, I'm torn.

On one hand, I've purchased the first two V-Pet art books and I love supporting products like this.

On the other hand, the X-Antibody artwork deviates so much from the original style and I'm just not a fan of it. At all.

Of course, if I skip it, I just know I'll miss out on something cool.

... Gah.

I mean if you buy it and regret it you shouldn't have much trouble selling it on Digimon communities or ebay in the future especially since they tend to go up in price. Plus there are a few old designers who have made art for this.
 

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This is what I've been waiting for! The third member of the V-Pet artbooks to fill my bookshelf!
 

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I love the artbooks! Mostly because we finally get hi-res images of Digimon. March is too far off though :/
 

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I love the artbooks! Mostly because we finally get hi-res images of Digimon. March is too far off though :/
They'll prob Tweet out some nice HQ ones of all these new guys way before that.
 

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I pray for the success on X3 to birth new V pets series of Digimon or X4 if possible after this.

Can't wait to see HUGE images so I can see easy to draw if I miss out which I overlooked or not. All X forms in pictures from are only limited to 900x900x or less.
 

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Wow, you get the Chronicle X manga with it too, that's really cool.
 

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bless these books for giving me a high resolution look at Digimon who don't have 3D models. I'm the type to spend half an hour just memorizing details of character designs and these books are usually the only place I can see official artwork that isn't blurry that I know of
 

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Some of the Digimon they feature are recycled from the previous book.
Then again, it's expanded with information and additional sketches.
Then again there wasn't really anything to stop them including that previously either. Fairly certain UlForceveedramon X has turn-around sketches that weren't included.

Some of the new X-Antibody designs are core af, love them
 

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This is pretty cool. And it has all the great new art we've been getting.
 

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Do you guys think there is a possibility that this book have new X-Antibody Digimons, or will just have the existing ones up to X3?
 

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Do you guys think there is a possibility that this book have new X-Antibody Digimons, or will just have the existing ones up to X3?
I would say no chance they create and debut some, specifically for an art book. They'd put them into the Vpet.
 

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Yeah ... I ask that because of last year's votes. I thought it would be a good opportunity to come up with some of that list.
 

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I think Digimon Art Books exist for huge images with high quality which we greatly lacked only after released new Digimons some month/years ago.
 

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The V-Pet artbooks have always focused on the Digimon that are actually in their respective V-Pets, hence the Ver.20th, Ver.Pendulum, Ver.X subtitles. There are pages for behind-the-scenes information, interviews, and miscellaneous Digimon/V-Pet stuff; but the actual art pages fully-dedicated towards a single Digimon each are solely for the Digimon within the V-Pets.
 

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The V-Pet artbooks have always focused on the Digimon that are actually in their respective V-Pets, hence the Ver.20th, Ver.Pendulum, Ver.X subtitles. There are pages for behind-the-scenes information, interviews, and miscellaneous Digimon/V-Pet stuff; but the actual art pages fully-dedicated towards a single Digimon each are solely for the Digimon within the V-Pets.
I'm glad they also include enemy exclusive in that since it meant we got some nice big HQ art of the Sistermons (and the first clear art of their awakened forms), due to that last art book.

It's possible they have a nice clean new art of Sistermon Ciel Awakened - who technically need a re-design.
 
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