Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Yondai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

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Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Yondai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Digsu » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:34 am

Thanks to Tsukitora for mentioning this in the LOTPW.

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A new Ginga book has been announced! Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Yondai (lit. "Legend Preservation Book: The Four Eras of Ginga"), or The Chronicle of Silver Fang, can now be preordered on Amazon Japan, with the release date being 9th of September this year.

According to the description, the book will contain "reprints of famous scenes with beautiful prints, special color pin-ups, character index, chronology of the story of Ginga, etc.", so it's apparently going to be a fact book à la Meteor Gin. It's going to cover Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Ginga Densetsu Weed, Ginga Densetsu Weed: Orion, and Ginga Densetsu Riki.

I just preordered a copy because I love me some fact books :tfw_sirius3: (and the color illustrations are definitely a bonus, too)
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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Tora » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:24 am

This looks very interesting! I long to see it!
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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by RiKyy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:48 am

Waaaaant it! :tfw_bella2: :tfw_sirius3: :tfw_rigel3: :P4:

Pre ordered! :D

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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Arano » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:08 am

Awesome! Though, I really don't like the cover :tfw_bella1:

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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Kasi » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:13 am

Digsu wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:34 am
According to the description, the book will contain "reprints of famous scenes with beautiful prints, special color pin-ups, character index, chronology of the story of Ginga, etc.", so it's apparently going to be a fact book à la Meteor Gin. It's going to cover Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Ginga Densetsu Weed, Ginga Densetsu Weed: Orion, and Ginga Densetsu Riki.
Surely it covers TLW too right? Hopefully the description is wrong. After all that's a TLW Weed and Orion used on the cover.
This is awesome though. Hopefully we will learn some new facts and I'll buy anything that has colour illustrations in it.
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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Digsu » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:33 am

Kasi wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:13 am
Digsu wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:34 am
According to the description, the book will contain "reprints of famous scenes with beautiful prints, special color pin-ups, character index, chronology of the story of Ginga, etc.", so it's apparently going to be a fact book à la Meteor Gin. It's going to cover Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Ginga Densetsu Weed, Ginga Densetsu Weed: Orion, and Ginga Densetsu Riki.
Surely it covers TLW too right? Hopefully the description is wrong. After all that's a TLW Weed and Orion used on the cover.
This is awesome though. Hopefully we will learn some new facts and I'll buy anything that has colour illustrations in it.
I'm guessing it's one of the following:

1) The description is wrong, as you suggested.
2) TLW is lumped together with GDWO, since the two take place in the same "era".
3) TLW was excluded because it's so recent (we don't know how long the book has been in development, so it could be it was originally conceptualized back when TLW was still ongoing).
4) TLW was excluded so they'd have more room the discuss the other series (or book, in GDR's case) while still keeping the page count reasonable. iirc TLW didn't have particularly outstanding sales during its run so they could have thought of it as a low-priority addition.



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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Shining Sirius » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:41 am

Hmm, that's an unusually gothic cover for Yoshihiro Takahashi. :tfw_aokabuto1:

I... kinda like it. :KRUMP:
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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Rusty » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:49 am

Ooh this is nice! Looking forward to seeing some scans when this comes out <3
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Post by methpring » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:40 pm

According to Amazon, this will contain 412 pages!
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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Arano » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:17 pm

methpring wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:40 pm
According to Amazon, this will contain 412 pages!
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WOW! So maybe that explains why it perhaps doesn't include TLW? Sounds like this would have taken a long time to compile and was in the works for a long time!

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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Flanoir » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:49 pm

Ah, this is looking good!!

The cover design is simple - font aside - yet classy.
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Post by blivery » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:27 pm

Bought it! :D

Can't wait to see what this book will reveal... Must be something good for that price! :tfw_bella1:

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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Digsu » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:23 pm

I'm glad the description mentions it'll have the chronology/timeline (the literal wording is "chronological table of the history of Ginga" so I'm pretty sure that means timeline) because hoo boy does this series need it.

Aside from that, there are two things I really hope it's going to touch upon:
Breeds. Almost certainly will be a feature, though whether it's going to be the Meishobu Retsuden route ("slap a breed on anything that moves on four legs") or Meteor Gin route ("breed not mentioned in story? then I don't frickin' know") remains to be seen. I'm hoping it's not the latter, though.
Ages. Gonna be honest, not going to hold my breath for this one. The timeline gives me some hope, but given how the character ages obviously don't stay the same from series to series it could be a difficult one to list. Unless they do something like "age x as of TLW" or "age z at time of death".

Given that the massive amount of characters in the series could probably fill 400 pages on its own, I'm also curious what characters are going to be in the character index (side note: the word "zukan" ("illustrated guide") always just makes me think of the Pokédex, so I'm super tempted to call this the "Gingadex"). I assume you need to have some significance to qualify, but who knows how significant you must be to not get left out.



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Oooh, I'm looking foward to see new info on Ginga and hopefuly some new amazing art! :D
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Post by Raki » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:17 pm

Looking forward for this! Gotta buy it too 😍
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Post by Tora » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:32 am

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Post by Raki » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:17 am

Woah! Wonder how the back cover looks like! 😍
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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Shining Sirius » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:30 am

:derpgin:

Oof, that is an impressively thick book... surely all of that can't be Yoshi's artwork and character information? That is quite the ambitious project. Maybe this explains why Ginga Densetsu Noah has been a bit of a car crash thus far. :tfw_aokabuto1:
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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Digsu » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:42 am

Shining Sirius wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:30 am
:derpgin:

Oof, that is an impressively thick book... surely all of that can't be Yoshi's artwork and character information? That is quite the ambitious project. Maybe this explains why Ginga Densetsu Noah has been a bit of a car crash thus far. :tfw_aokabuto1:
iirc Meteor Gin and Meishobu Retsuden had about as many pages put together as the Chronicle, and MR only discussed the Kaibutsu arc of GDW (so basically it managed fill almost 200 pages based on only five or six volumes' worth of material). And the Chronicle is somehow supposed to fit three whole series' + one volume's worth of information in the same space.

I'll be honest, I seriously doubt it's going to be a 100% comprehensive book that includes every single tiny event and minor character, unless most of the information is conveyed through walls of text and tiny pictures. I'm really looking forward to the material we know is in there, particularly the color illustrations, character bios and the timeline, but I'm fully expecting that they've had to leave a lot of stuff out to keep it from becoming too long.



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Re: Densetsu Hozon no Sho: Ginga Shidai/The Chronicle of Silver Fang

Post by Mako » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:00 am

So, Ginga_Soul on Twitter posted a spoiler, characters have death or retreat next to their names.

There is no confirmed death or retreat for Joe. ARE YOU TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING, YOSHI?!

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