ICO: Castle of the Mist

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Author: Miyuki Miyabe

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421542862

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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When a boy named Ico grows long curved horns overnight, his fate has been sealed—he is to be sacrificed in the Castle in the Mist. But in the castle, Ico meets a young girl named Yorda imprisoned in its halls. Alone they will die, but together Ico and Yorda might just be able to defy their destinies and escape the magic of the castle. Based on the video game filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) called a “masterpiece,” Japan's leading fantasist Miyuki Miyabe has crafted a tale of magic, loss, and love that will never be forgotten. -- VIZ Media

Game Localization

Translating for the global digital entertainment industry

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Author: Minako O'Hagan,Carmen Mangiron

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027271860

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

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Video games are part of the growing digital entertainment industry for which game localization has become pivotal in serving international markets. As well as addressing the practical needs of the industry to facilitate translator and localizer training, this book seeks to conceptualize game localization in an attempt to locate it in Translation Studies in the context of the technologization of contemporary translation practices. Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the topic of game localization the book draws on the literature in Game Studies as well as Translation Studies. The book’s readership is intended to be translation scholars, game localization practitioners and those in Game Studies developing research interest in the international dimensions of the digital entertainment industry. The book aims to provide a road map for the dynamic professional practices of game localization and to help readers visualize the expanding role of translation in one of the 21st century's key global industries.

The Works of Fumito Ueda

A Different Perspective on Video Games

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Author: Damien Mecheri

Publisher: Third Editions

ISBN: 2377842321

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

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Go behind the scenes of the creation of the Fumito Ueda trilogy ! Fumito Ueda has worked on 3 games: ICO, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian. Each of them was able to express the depth of their author's reflection, his love of purity and showed a real poetry. Are video games art ? This study of the Futimo Ueda's work focuses on the question of the artistic essence of video games. EXTRACT When the game ICO was released in 2001, it had several decades’ worth of video games behind it. The game itself was significantly influenced by video games that had touched its creator, Fumito Ueda: Another World by Éric Chahi and Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner. Yet, when a player takes the ethereal Yorda’s hand, when they feel this physical contact through the vibrations in the controller, something happens. Something new and profound. Something that can only exist through a video game. A simple idea, attached to the R1 button, and digital interaction opens a new door. Of course, this insignificant-seeming gesture is but a small representation of what can really happen. Its strength lies elsewhere; it draws from everything that makes up ICO: its art direction (everything in chiaroscuro), its vanishing lines, its simple and clear game mechanics, its lack of visual interface, its quest for physical realism, its minimalist narration, its extraordinary sensibilities. It is an opening to an evocative otherworld that lets our imagination soar. Contemplative, slow and nearly speechless, ICO offers an uncommon, poetic adventure, rejecting traditional video game standards while still drawing from them. Many remained indifferent to it. Just as many were touched as rarely before. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Passionate about films and video games, Damien Mecheri joined the writing team of Gameplay RPG magazine in 2004 and wrote several articles for the second special edition on the Final Fantasy saga. With this same team, Damien continued his work in 2006 for another publication known as Background, before continuing the adventure online in 2008, with Gameweb.fr. Since 2011, he has written and co-written numerous works for Third Éditions, including The Legend of Final Fantasy X, Dark Souls: Beyond the Grave and Welcome to Silent Hill: Journey to the Center of Hell and actively participates in the “Level Up” and “Video Game Almanac” collections from the same publisher.

Shadow of the Colossus

Boss Fight Books #10

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Author: Nick Suttner

Publisher: Boss Fight Books

ISBN: 1940535107

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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A gorgeously narrated meditation on one of the deepest, most artful video games.

Puppet Master vol.3

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Author: Miyuki Miyabe,Ginny Tapley Takemori

Publisher: Creek & River Co., Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Volume 3 of Miyuki Miyabe’s best-selling murder mystery sees Hiromi and Peace respond to the criticism that they only go after defenseless women by targeting a man as their next victim, while plotting to frame Kaz as their fall guy. But even master manipulator Peace couldn’t predict how things would turn out . . . Available in e-book format in five separate volumes, to be released through spring 2016. Other e-books in English by Miyuki Miyabe: Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo The Book of Heroes ICO: Castle in the Mist Brave Story Praise for Miyabe: “A window into contemporary Japanese life.” ?San Francisco Chronicle “Enormously compelling… combining expert pacing and psychological nuance to ultimately haunting effect.” ?Publishers Weekly, starred review “Miyabe is a subtle observer of a country on the cusp. Her American readers can only hope for more chances to see through her eyes.” ?The Los Angeles Times “Absorbing… an artful blending of puzzle-solving and social commentary.” ?Washington Post

Puppet Master vol.4

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Author: Miyuki Miyabe,Ginny Tapley Takemori

Publisher: Creek & River Co., Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In volume 4 of Miyuki Miyabe’s blockbuster mystery, the police investigation into the serial killings focuses on identifying the women depicted in a stash of horrific photos and videos found in Hiromi Kurihashi’s Tokyo apartment, and locating the killers’ hideout. Meanwhile, Shigeko Maehata’s journalistic career takes off with her in-depth reports on the serial killings. A stroke of good fortune brings her into contact with Yumiko Takai as well as Koichi Amikawa, also known as Peace, who has taken Yumiko under his wing and is supporting her claims that her brother was innocent. Available in e-book format in five separate volumes, to be released through summer 2016. Other e-books in English by Miyuki Miyabe: Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo The Book of Heroes ICO: Castle in the Mist Brave Story Praise for Miyabe: “A window into contemporary Japanese life.” ?San Francisco Chronicle “Enormously compelling… combining expert pacing and psychological nuance to ultimately haunting effect.” ?Publishers Weekly, starred review “Miyabe is a subtle observer of a country on the cusp. Her American readers can only hope for more chances to see through her eyes.” ?The Los Angeles Times “Absorbing… an artful blending of puzzle-solving and social commentary.” ?Washington Post

Puppet Master vol.5

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Author: Miyuki Miyabe,Ginny Tapley Takemori

Publisher: Creek & River Co., Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In this fifth and final volume of Miyuki Miyabe’s monumental work, Koichi Amikawa’s book Killer At Large championing Kazuaki Takai’s innocence becomes an instant bestseller, and as his celebrity burgeons Amikawa’s control over Takai’s sister Yumiko tightens. Humiliated professionally and with her marriage in tatters, Shigeko Maehata begins investigating Amikawa’s background and the truth begins to dawn on her, leading her to his lodge. A final dramatic showdown brings the series to a thrilling close. Available in e-book format in five separate volumes. Other e-books in English by Miyuki Miyabe: Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo The Book of Heroes ICO: Castle in the Mist Brave Story Praise for Miyabe: “A window into contemporary Japanese life.” -San Francisco Chronicle “Enormously compelling… combining expert pacing and psychological nuance to ultimately haunting effect.” -Publishers Weekly, starred review “Miyabe is a subtle observer of a country on the cusp. Her American readers can only hope for more chances to see through her eyes.” -The Los Angeles Times “Absorbing… an artful blending of puzzle-solving and social commentary.” -Washington Post

Apparitions

Ghosts of Old Edo

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Author: Miyuki Miyabe

Publisher: Haikasoru

ISBN: 9781421567426

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In old Edo, the past was never forgotten. It lived alongside the present, in dark corners, and in the shadows. In these tales, award-winning author Miyuki Miyabe explores the ghosts of Japan, and the spaces of the living world they inhabit. Written with a journalistic eye and a fantasist’s heart Apparitions bring the restless dead, and those who encounter them, to life.

The Book of Heroes

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Author: Miyuki Miyabe

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421542889

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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When her brother Hiroki disappears after a violent altercation with school bullies, Yuriko finds a magical book in his room. The book leads her to another world where she learns that Hiroki has been possessed by the evil King in Yellow, and that only she can save him...and solve the riddle of why the King is also called "Hero." -- VIZ Media

The Gate of Sorrows

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Author: Miyuki Miyabe

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421592061

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

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A series of murders shocks Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, but Shigenori, a retired police detective, is instead obsessed with a gargoyle that seems to move. College freshman Kotaro launches a web-based investigation of the killer, and comes to find that answers may lie within an abandoned building in the center of Japan’s busiest neighborhood, and beyond the Gate of Sorrows. In this adult sequel to Miyabe’s The Book of Heroes, you will meet monsters from other worlds and ordinary horrors that surpass even supernatural threats. -- VIZ Media