Valkyria Chronicles: Design Archive
Author(s) SEGA

JP Crenter Inc., Rivage Inc., Tsuyoshi Kudou
NA M. Kirie Hayashi, Al Andy Tan

Illustrator(s) Raita Honjou, Hirotaka Kanazawa, Daisuke Tabayashi
Cover Artist(s) Raita Honjou
Language(s) Japanese, English
Genre(s) Artbook
Publisher(s) JP ENTERBRAIN, INC.
NA UDON Etertainment Corp
Publication Date(s) NA May 2011
Media Type Paperback (11.7 x 8.6 x 1 inches)
Page Count 400

The Valkyria Chronicles: Design Archive published in Japan and later in the US by Udon Entertainment is a 400 page paperback resource covering the development of the Valkyria Chronicles videogame.


The book is divided into eight sections.

History and Story

The first section is a detailed synopsis of the game's story, including the main chapters, the additional Reports, and the downloadable content bonus reports Enter the Edy Detachment and Behind Her Blue Flame.


The second section contains profiles of the various people that play a part in the story of Valkyria Chronicles. Included with the profiles are pieces of concept art, unused designs, and special illustrations of select characters from the primary character artist, Raita Honjou.

Weapons and Machines

The third section reveals the tanks and other vehicles shown (and not shown) in the game, from Edelweiss to Marmota to gun turrets, along with concept art and stories of how these machines came to be.

Military Affairs and Natural History

The fourth section shows off the history of Europa, and Gallia in particular. Firearms, uniforms, medals, and gadgets used by Gallia and the Empire are also shown.

Gallian Geography

The fifth section focuses on the many varied cities and landmarks that make up the Principality of Gallia, with detailed artwork and stories describing them.


The sixth section includes the pieces of art done for various packages and magazines, including a few drawn by Raita Honjou.


The seventh section details the many incarnations Valkyria Chronicles went through before arriving at the game seen today, as well as examining the artwork involved in this long path of development.


The eight section actually has two interviews, one with the development team, and another with the game's composer, Hitoshi Sakimoto.

Valkyria Chronicles Series
Main Games Valkyria Chronicles | Valkyria Chronicles 2 | Valkyria Chronicles 3 - Extra Edition | Valkyria Chronicles 4
Spin-off Valkyria Chronicles Duel | Project X Zone | Valkyria Revolution
Animations Valkyria Chronicles Anime | Valkyria Chronicles 3 OVA
Merchandise Action Figures | Books | Music
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