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Jan 16, 2018 4:53 PM

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I got my World Guide in today (came out two days ago in Japan). It's really cool. It has information on the world and all the characters, as well as many nice colored illustrations.
 
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Fuck, I am so jealous. Can you send me the link for it on amazon.jp?
...also, I would be really grateful if you took more pics of it haha

Also, Hakumei to Mikochi isn't very known in the west is quite popular there, right?
Pincushions. I'm a long time threatening to buy one. Sticking them all over the place. Needles in window curtains.
 
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Jan 21, 2018 8:19 PM

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topazio said:
Fuck, I am so jealous. Can you send me the link for it on amazon.jp?
...also, I would be really grateful if you took more pics of it haha

Also, Hakumei to Mikochi isn't very known in the west is quite popular there, right?

Just for you.


I buy Harta every month, the magazine that it's published in, and I have zero Japanese friends who do that, so I have zero Japanese friends who read really any of the series in it. I don't know if it's popular, but I don't think so. I've never seen much around Japan advertising it, but that's likely changed now with the anime out.

Here's the jp amazon link.
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AlabastreAizo said:
topazio said:
Fuck, I am so jealous. Can you send me the link for it on amazon.jp?
...also, I would be really grateful if you took more pics of it haha

Also, Hakumei to Mikochi isn't very known in the west is quite popular there, right?

Just for you.


I buy Harta every month, the magazine that it's published in, and I have zero Japanese friends who do that, so I have zero Japanese friends who read really any of the series in it. I don't know if it's popular, but I don't think so. I've never seen much around Japan advertising it, but that's likely changed now with the anime out.

Here's the jp amazon link.
click me


Wow, thank you so much for the pics, really. That guide looks so beautiful ): might as well be the first thing I will ever import from Japan, haha
...I just need the money now, eh

Oh, I see. I asked because, well, almost nobody in the west had heard about Hakumiku before but judging by the website and the fact that it got an adaptation got me thinking it must be popular there.
Pincushions. I'm a long time threatening to buy one. Sticking them all over the place. Needles in window curtains.
 
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AlabastreAizo said:
I got my World Guide in today (came out two days ago in Japan). It's really cool. It has information on the world and all the characters, as well as many nice colored illustrations.
Wow, looks cool. Looks a bit small, a shame for the illustrations but I get they were going for the guide book feel. And since it's a small book about small people it's charming in its own way.
 
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EratiK said:
AlabastreAizo said:
I got my World Guide in today (came out two days ago in Japan). It's really cool. It has information on the world and all the characters, as well as many nice colored illustrations.
Wow, looks cool. Looks a bit small, a shame for the illustrations but I get they were going for the guide book feel. And since it's a small book about small people it's charming in its own way.

The book is no smaller than the manga.
 
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AlabastreAizo said:
The book is no smaller than the manga.
Yes, usually art books are bigger than that.
 
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EratiK said:
AlabastreAizo said:
The book is no smaller than the manga.
Yes, usually art books are bigger than that.

It's not an art book. It's a guide book about the world of the manga. Similar to the Berserk guide book, or the Otoyomegatari Arukikata book (lots of info on Central Asian tribes). These types of books are typically the same size as the manga.
 
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AlabastreAizo said:
It's not an art book. It's a guide book about the world of the manga. Similar to the Berserk guide book, or the Otoyomegatari Arukikata book (lots of info on Central Asian tribes). These types of books are typically the same size as the manga.
Yes, I am aware...
 
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EratiK said:
AlabastreAizo said:
It's not an art book. It's a guide book about the world of the manga. Similar to the Berserk guide book, or the Otoyomegatari Arukikata book (lots of info on Central Asian tribes). These types of books are typically the same size as the manga.
Yes, I am aware...

You said art books are usually bigger, but you know it's not an art book.
Okay, but anyway, it's a pretty cool book. I recommend buying it if you're a fan and can read Japanese.
 
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iaia said:
The chance is slim but now that the series has been licensed in English, I hope they translate and print this book too - the recipes look so cute, i'd love to own it one day (especially since my Japanese is subpar and can't understand the fancier kanji)

I would be surprised. Does the West usually get these guide/world books? I also own one for Berserk, but I don't think that made it West.
 
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AlabastreAizo said:
iaia said:
The chance is slim but now that the series has been licensed in English, I hope they translate and print this book too - the recipes look so cute, i'd love to own it one day (especially since my Japanese is subpar and can't understand the fancier kanji)

I would be surprised. Does the West usually get these guide/world books? I also own one for Berserk, but I don't think that made it West.

Rarely. I think Viz does them once in a while for extremely popular stuff like the one for Death Note and Del Rey released a Genshiken guidebook back in the day.

From what I gathered from Dark Horse staff a few years ago Berserk does pretty terrible in the West nowadays, so I don't think that would ever make it to the west no.


 
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