Dragon Quest Illustrations 30th Anniversary Edition Artbook (Hardcover)
About Dragon Quest Illustrations 30th Anniversary Edition Artbook (Hardcover)
Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition Hardcover Artbook features art by Akira Toriyama.
Celebrate the imaginative art of 30 years of the Dragon Quest video games, as designed and illustrated by Akira Toriyama, legendary creator of Dragon Ball.
Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball) brought the world of the renowned Dragon Quest video games to life through his creative, fun and inventive design work. Thirty years of genius are on display in this stunning comprehensive hardcover collection of over 500 illustrations from the Dragon Quest video games, from Dragon Quest (originally released as Dragon Warrior in English) to Dragon Quest Heroes II. Includes fold-out poster of the Dragon Quest timeline.
Ratings & Reviews
An incredible collection of thirty years worth of illustrations!
Viz has done a fantastic service to western fans of Toriyama by bringing this book over--not only is it a wonderful guide to the legendary Dragon Quest series, but it is also a stage-by-stage history of the styles Toriyama's art has passed through over his long career.
Everything from prototype monster sketches, concept art of heroes, and even box art is included here in wonderfully crisp detail! The appendices in the back of the book give a glimpse behind the scenes of each main line game's development process, and the closing congratulations message by Yuji Horii is incredibly heart warming to read. The one flaw in this book is that certain game titles are written in romanji due to not being officially localized by square enix as of the first printing: an annoying but understandable issue.
If you are a fan of one of the greatest manga-ka of all time and want to see his whimsical style out in full force, do yourself a favor and get this gem!