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The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Hyrule Historia Art Book (Japanese) Hardcover – 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Shogaku Kan (2012)
  • Language: Japanese
  • ISBN-10: 409227159X
  • ISBN-13: 978-4092271593
  • ASIN: B007R75N0Q
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #664,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jesse Steeves on August 18, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I wanted to put this up for those that would be curious like me. There is a English version coming, produced by Dark Horse Comics. It is supposed ot be released on 1.16.13, the anniversary of Legend of Zelda. I hope to see it put up soon on Amazon, this would be a day one purchase for me.
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The product itself is amazing, it truly is a must have for any Zelda fan and a wonderful way to celebrate its 25th anniversary. I waited this long because I kept on hoping there would be an english translation, but I doubt it now so I had to settle for the japanese language one. Pictures are amazing, and overall the book is great quality. It is smaller then I imagined, but it is full of content. I could do without the manga though. Overall it is a wonderful book and there are translations online, so I can enjoy my hard copy and read the translations online. This product is so great that I would buy it again if there is an english translation.

edit: as stated in the comments below, apparently there is an English version coming late January 2013. more info can be found at ign and probably dark horse's website.
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What can I say? I haven't even opened it. I tend to damage my personal items due to poor care, so I left it inside a shelf with anti humidity packs, and I hope it continues being as gorgeous as it is, until I learn Japanese so that I can read it.
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I got the Japan version for her at Christmas, at a much higher price. She loved it... but this one is larger and in English. The packaging was terrible tho, no cushion was in the box, so all the corners are damaged, too bad!
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I read an unofficially translated version of this book months ago. In the past, I was disappointed that Nintendo didn't license books from its franchises, or even make more of "The Art of..." books (even PS3's Journey has its own book). However, Nintendo did a stellar job with the book. It combines story background - including an official timeline! - with concept art. And some of the concept art is out there!

The book has thankfully been translated into English and is available here: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia. And, it'll be much cheaper. You can also see a preview of the book on Dark Horse's website (URL in comments section).
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The English version is released.
And for that English one, which I purchased this is what I have to say.

There is not enough nice thighs to say about this piece.
It's a magnificent book, its really great.

The collective of artwork through the ages is a wonderful to see. There are character designs that never even made it to the games that's great to see.
The book even includes a manga of skyward sword in the back of the book translated into English and reads like a traditional manga.

I love have this book on my shelf. As a person who collects art books and as a fan of a franchise that I can only define as the Lord of the rings of my generation, this is a Zelda piece that needs to, and I mean NEEDS to be owned by a fan of this franchise.

The book calls upon everything a Zelda fan could want. Great art, a manga and a timeline that connects the entirety of the Zelda multiverse.
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This book is gorgeous - hard bound and full of never-before-seen illustrations and concept art for all of the Zelda games - any Zelda fan should own this. The only downside is that it is written in Japanese and the size of the book was a little smaller than expected, but still, as a visual chronicle of the Zelda series, it is awesome.
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This book is incredible, but unless you read Japanese, I suggest you pre-order the English one due out in January. You can pre order it from amazon.
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