Dawn: The Worlds of Final Fantasy

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Dark Horse, 2009 - Art - 115 pages
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There is only one Final Fantasy. Through more than a dozen wildly diverse adventures, from the release of the first game in 1987 to the most recent expansion on the story, the international influence of the game is legendary both inside the video-game industry and throughout popular culture. It is a tale of bold heroes and heroines, breathtaking landscapes and terrifying creatures. Through Final Fantasy, names like Luneth, Refia, Rosa Farrell, Cecil Harvey, and many others have become household names to millions of players across the globe. With two feature films, a host of action figures and apparel, posters, soundtracks, and more, the vast landscape, defined by the Final Fantasy storylines have all begun with the games, and for the first six games those worlds grew from the remarkable vision of one man: Yoshitaka Amano. Now, for the first time outside Japan, Amano and Square Enix, Inc. have permitted the artwork that inspired the designs of the Final Fantasy games to be published. In Dawn you will see the development of the first four games through Amano's paintings, detailed line art, and preliminary sketches. Plus, in a special afterward, you'll learn the genesis of this history-making collaboration.

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

This is a collection of art that helped with the making of Final Fantasy. I was pretty disappointed with the book as I thought it would talk about the history of the games and the art and talk about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Morbus Iff - Goodreads

Mainly an artbook; I just like this guy's work. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Yoshitaka Amano is a Japanese artist whose style and talents in a variety of media have won him acclaim worldwide.

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