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 Post subject: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:29 am 
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Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Official Illustrations & Artworks
Price: 2,100 yen (tax included)
Release date: 2009 March 12
ISBN Code :978-4-86155-247-2
Size: B5
Pages: 296 pages

Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Official Character Guide
Price: 2,100 yen (tax included)
Release date: 2009 March 12
ISBN Code :978-4-86155-245-8
Size: B5
Pages: 304 pages

I am definitely pre-ordering theses two publications the moment they show-up on Amazon Japan :lol:

Edit: You may pre-order them on Amazon ;)
Illustrations & Artworks: http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4861552478
Character Guide: http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4861552451


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 Post subject: Re: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:21 pm 
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I know it's supposed to be a collection of development materials, but I hope that cover lineart isn't final, heh.

More printed merchandise is definitely welcome~


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 Post subject: Re: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:06 pm 
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uhh... how much is 2000 yen to dollars O_o?


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 Post subject: Re: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:10 am 
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Around 22 USD.


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 Post subject: Re: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:50 am 
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Great news guys, photos of the publications have been posted on the genso-staff blog. The content is amazing. :D

Warning: photos are not spoiler-free. :lol:

Illustrations & Artworks: http://mp.i-revo.jp/user.php/genso-staff/entry/46.html
Awesome artwork, sketches, portraits, etc.. This publication might even rival the legendary Suikoden V LE Artbook :lol:

Character Guide: http://mp.i-revo.jp/user.php/genso-staff/entry/45.html
Relationships between the characters are detailed here. Not sure, but this publication might be rich in animation cut scenes as well.

More photos showing the actual size and covers: http://mp.i-revo.jp/user.php/genso-staff/entry/43.html
These are so big :shock:

I cannot wait to get my hands on these publications :roll: , they are so rich in content :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:15 am 
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Hah. The fact that they come up with two separate books for these materials means they are nowhere near beating the legendary artbook~

I'm liking the Illustration Collection lots, but the Character Guide looks a little strange. Still, is that page featuring Asad not in colour?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:18 am 
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patapi wrote:
Hah. The fact that they come up with two separate books for these materials means they are nowhere near beating the legendary artbook~

KING must have placed a lot of effort to come up with the legendary artbook :lol:
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Still, is that page featuring Asad not in colour?

The page featuring Asad looks similar to the side story pages at the end of Suikoden V artbook.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:48 am 
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suikodian wrote:
KING must have placed a lot of effort to come up with the legendary artbook :lol:

They don't give him the title Art Director for nothing, heh.

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The page featuring Asad looks similar to the side story pages at the end of Suikoden V artbook.

Oh. That's a good sign. Still, I wish even those pages were in colour.

I've had an unfortunate encounter with a total rip-off of an OFFICIAL artbook that is 70% monochrome, so I'd rather not have Suikoden resort to similar marketing tactics.


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 Post subject: Re: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:51 am 
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These just arrived at my doorsteps today. Damn, these are thick. Easily the thickest pair of books this series have came out with, as far as artworks are concerned.

The Character Guide is surprisingly well done, with short stories for key story characters.

The Illustrations Collection on the other hand prints several work-in-progress for all the games' characters...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:57 pm 
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That's super fast, you got them already.
Mine just arrived at the borders and I do not expect them to arrive at home till tomorrow :(. They got delayed in two countries for almost a day :x


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 Post subject: Re: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:37 pm 
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Anyone know who created the backgrounds? It's just fantastic!


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 Post subject: Re: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:04 am 
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Got yours, suikodian?

Just noticed earlier that there is a set of "unofficial" names being used for the main character, castle and company in the short stories and comic snippets.

Name: シグ (Sieg)

Castle: レーツェルハフト城 (Raetselhafte) supposedly means "mysterious"

Company: フィルヴェーク団 ("firuve~ku"?) supposedly means "many paths/ways"
(One Way vs Many Ways, get it?)

I'm hopeless at German, so if anyone knows, please confirm.


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Castle: レーツェルハフト城 (Raetselhafte) supposedly means "mysterious"

yeah, even though "rätselhafte" is plural... strange. but I guess grammatical correctness doesn't mean a lot to them.
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Company: フィルヴェーク団 ("firuve~ku"?) supposedly means "many paths/ways"

firuve-ku could mean "Viele Wege" which means "Many Ways". Makes sense.

Sieg means, btw, Victory.

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 Post subject: Re: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
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patapi wrote:
Got yours, suikodian?

I got them after almost three days delay in the customs/borders :x
I am currently playing the game so I just took a quick look at them and as you said the Character Guide is well done. I got the second encyclopedia as well and it looks really good.


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 Post subject: Re: Illustrations and Artworks + Character Guide
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Second encyclopaedia? You mean, Marugoto? It's an excellent work as far as combining all the Suikoden titles in one handy reference book, but IMO I prefer the format of the first Encyclopedia better~

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Castle: レーツェルハフト城 (Raetselhafte) supposedly means "mysterious"

yeah, even though "rätselhafte" is plural... strange. but I guess grammatical correctness doesn't mean a lot to them.

What's the singular equivalent? Rätselhaft? The kana spelling would be the same for both.


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