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SilverLunar
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(12-15-2011, 06:43 AM)
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http://www.nintendo.co.jp/zelda25th/...ook/index.html
Release date: 21/12/2011.
Price: 3,255 Yen.
274 pages.




And a preview of the Skyward Sword Manga:



Originally Posted by duckroll

Here's a breakdown of what's in the book based on the table of contents:

Detailed Skyward Sword stuff broken into various sections: 67 pages

The World of Hyrule detailed in several sections including a timeline: 70 pages

Artwork for the individual games:
Legend of Zelda - 4 pages
Link's Adventure & Link to the Past - 2 pages
Link's Awakening - 1 page
Ocarina of Time - 6 pages
Majora's Mask - 3 pages
Wind Waker - 10 pages
Oracle series - 6 pages
Twilight Princess - 32 pages
Phantom Hourglass - 4 pages
Spirit Tracks - 22 pages

The rest of the book contains an evolution of Link's character designs over the years, a catalog of Zelda games, and some other extra stuff.

Last edited by SilverLunar; 12-15-2011 at 09:28 AM.
TheCongressman1
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(12-15-2011, 06:44 AM)
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Droooooool..... The things I would do for this book...

The manga looks kinda crappy, sadly.
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GSR
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(12-15-2011, 06:45 AM)
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she sees everything

everything
Luigi87
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(12-15-2011, 06:45 AM)
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Zelda look significantly off on the manga cover........


As for the art book... GOTTA HAVE IT!
PK Gaming
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(12-15-2011, 06:47 AM)
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I... need... this...


God even if it never gets translated i'm getting myself a copy.
Marty Chinn
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(12-15-2011, 06:47 AM)
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Ok, how do I get this book?
Luigiv
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(12-15-2011, 06:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

The manga looks kinda crappy, sadly.

It's a Zelda manga, of course it'll be crappy (they always are).
Grimm Fandango
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(12-15-2011, 06:49 AM)
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I'll wait for NoA to bring it over.







lol couldn't type that with a straight face.
HeresSomeWeapons
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(12-15-2011, 06:50 AM)
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Oh, man...I need this! I'll settle for the JP version if it doesn't get translated, but damn, I'd really like to be able to read it.
King of the Potato People
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(12-15-2011, 06:52 AM)
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Nice, I would DO things for a HD Zelda that looked as good as that initial SS concept art.
Criminal Upper
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(12-15-2011, 06:53 AM)
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I've literally wanted this for decades. Will buy, damn the price.
BY2K
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(12-15-2011, 06:55 AM)
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I WILL GIVE YOU ALL OF MY MONEY, NOA! YOUR PRICE IS MINE! JUST BRING IT OVER!
Tenbatsu
(12-15-2011, 06:56 AM)
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Artbook yes, manga no.
TheCongressman1
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(12-15-2011, 06:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Luigiv

It's a Zelda manga, of course it'll be crappy (they always are).

This is false:



In all it's hand watercolored glory.
viciouskillersquirrel
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(12-15-2011, 06:57 AM)
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Shut up and take my money!
Kazerei
(12-15-2011, 06:58 AM)
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So, does it reveal the official timeline? :P
Keyser Soze
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(12-15-2011, 06:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by viciouskillersquirrel

Shut up and take my money!

Hero
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(12-15-2011, 06:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

This is false:



In all it's hand watercolored glory.

Wow...I totally forgot about this comic. I need to read it all over again now. Is it available somewhere online?
BY2K
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(12-15-2011, 07:00 AM)
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Why are there like 2 different Link on the front of the manga?
TheCongressman1
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(12-15-2011, 07:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero

Wow...I totally forgot about this comic. I need to read it all over again now. Is it available somewhere online?

Bam.


Originally Posted by BY2K

Why are there like 2 different Link on the front of the manga?

This is the adult Link that disappeared after Zelda sent him back in time in OoT, duh.
Last edited by TheCongressman1; 12-15-2011 at 07:09 AM.
speedpop
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(12-15-2011, 07:04 AM)
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Looks great. Not in love with the Zelda series as much as I used to be, but I can definitely see myself buying a copy to slot alongside all my Ghibli artbooks.
Allan Holdsworth
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(12-15-2011, 07:05 AM)
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Would buy if translated.
DonMigs85
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(12-15-2011, 07:05 AM)
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I hope they use old Impa again at some point
Lunar15
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(12-15-2011, 07:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

Why are there like 2 different Link on the front of the manga?

I think what they're going for is that the Goddess had a "chosen hero" in the past as well.

That wasn't my interpretation, that's for sure.
Luigi87
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(12-15-2011, 07:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lunar15

I think what they're going for is that the Goddess had a "chosen hero" in the past as well.

That wasn't my interpretation, that's for sure.

Probably something like that, since in Skyward Sword, Link doesn't have the long pointed ears, only the short pointed ones (Zelda has long pointed ears).
vareon
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(12-15-2011, 07:07 AM)
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Nintendo, please remain silent and allow me to present you my currency.
JordanLMiller
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(12-15-2011, 07:08 AM)
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I need this...in english.
Codeblue
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(12-15-2011, 07:09 AM)
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I'd buy a localized version in the unlikely event it comes over.

They should hide the timeline somewhere in there.
Dark Schala
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(12-15-2011, 07:11 AM)
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Manga art looks off, but...

Oh my God, I need that artbook. Nintendo can take all of my money. I've wanted this type of thing for years. .
Big One
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(12-15-2011, 07:13 AM)
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Goddammit I know what I'm importing soon
The Awesomest
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Originally Posted by Luigiv

It's a Zelda manga, of course it'll be crappy (they always are).

I thought that Wind Waker manga was supposed to be pretty funny?
BY2K
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(12-15-2011, 07:14 AM)
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As of now, everything that Japan got for the 25th Anniversary we got it too, right?

I'd say that's good sign.
shadyspace
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(12-15-2011, 07:16 AM)
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What the fuck, Nintendo. Look at how much more copies of Skyward Sword we bought in the U.S. We deserve this shit.
Allan Holdsworth
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(12-15-2011, 07:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

As of now, everything that Japan got for the 25th Anniversary we got it too, right?

I'd say that's good sign.

Not the cards (made by Nintendo themselves)

http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=engli...e_display.html
Dark Schala
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(12-15-2011, 07:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by BY2K

As of now, everything that Japan got for the 25th Anniversary we got it too, right?

I'd say that's good sign.

Club Nintendo prize?

LOL... wishful thinking... :(
Hero
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(12-15-2011, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

Bam.




This is the adult Link that disappeared after Zelda sent him back in time in OoT, duh.

Thanks!
Jintor
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(12-15-2011, 07:26 AM)
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Whelp, time to spend cashmoney
viciouskillersquirrel
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(12-15-2011, 07:27 AM)
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Seriously though, I would buy this at a high price. I'm talking full price brand new HD console game in Australia kind of money here. Maybe more.
Jackano
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(12-15-2011, 07:28 AM)
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Nice thing (the artbook)! The Zelda mangas has always been marketing products without many value for the series.

I will try to get an artbook for once. I've never been a fan of goodies like this but hey, it's the 25th anniversary!
LiK
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(12-15-2011, 07:29 AM)
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totally importing
EteRnal PAL
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(12-15-2011, 07:32 AM)
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Please bring this to the states NOA... if not, I am willing to import as well.
outunderthestars
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(12-15-2011, 07:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

This is false:



In all it's hand watercolored glory.

Is this available on any of the comics apps?
Diortem7
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(12-15-2011, 07:34 AM)
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Oh, wow. I'd love to have a copy of this.
blizzardjesus
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(12-15-2011, 07:46 AM)
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Couldn't order one faster if i wanted to.
dwu8991
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Nintendo could bring the book to bookdepository and I would buy it!
Spike
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(12-15-2011, 07:52 AM)
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I have more faith that NoE would actually translate this than NoA actually doing something right...
Pappasman
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(12-15-2011, 07:52 AM)
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WOW, that looks awesome.
LOCK
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(12-15-2011, 07:53 AM)
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Oh god this is amazing, but probably won't ever see the light of day here.

:(
Lunar15
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(12-15-2011, 07:58 AM)
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I definitely believe this is coming over.

Instead of the manga insert, they'll use the Penny Arcade comic as an insert. I feel like this was set up from the start.
Marty Chinn
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(12-15-2011, 08:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Allan Holdsworth

Not the cards (made by Nintendo themselves)

http://www.amiami.jp/shop/?set=engli...e_display.html

Is that place legit?

Also where can one import the book?

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