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Hala
3rd Feb 2013, 09:50
If only there were english versions of these books....I envy japanese gamers.....

finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Guide_Books (http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Guide_Books)
kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/Kingdom_Hea... (http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/Kingdom_Hearts_Ultimania)


Until we get any serious promising reply of a translation you can check this out:
thelifestream.net/final-fantasy-vii/66/t... (http://thelifestream.net/final-fantasy-vii/66/the-compilation-of-final-fantasy-vii-ultimania-translations/)


And this website is interesting too, although I'm not sure yet if all translations are from the books or from other places, but it doesn't matter


kh-ultimania.livejournal.com/ (http://kh-ultimania.livejournal.com/)

human-apes
3rd Feb 2013, 15:58
i agree when i discoverd these books. (in my head i was saying) square enix is going to force to laern another language, maddness i tell you.lol XD

Hala
4th Feb 2013, 07:00
Well then I guess we have no choice but to learn Japanese (?_?;)

human-apes
4th Feb 2013, 07:44
Well then I guess we have no choice but to learn Japanese (?_?;)


i know right, but what can you do. well atleast laerning how to write and read japanese is more easier then, laerning how to speaking it. lol the question is is it worth it. honestly i think it would be fun to laern another language, but i really wish there were translations for these books. lol there few ultimania books i found on amazon but there isn't to much in english. :,(

Grimoire
4th Feb 2013, 07:55
Recommendation I: Advent Children Reunion Files


www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Advent+Chi... (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Advent+Childern+Reunion+Files&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=Advent+Children+Reunion+Files&_sacat=0)


Dual language.





Recommendation II: On the Way to a Smile Episode: Barret, Episode: Tifa and Episode: Denzel


www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Advent+Chi... (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Advent+Children+Reunion+Files&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=Advent+Children+Limited+Edition&_sacat=0)


English.

Hala
4th Feb 2013, 09:03
Well then I guess we have no choice but to learn Japanese (?_?;)


i know right, but what can you do. well atleast laerning how to write and read japanese is more easier then, laerning how to speaking it. lol the question is is it worth it. honestly i think it would be fun to laern another language, but i really wish there were translations for these books. lol there few ultimania books i found on amazon but there isn't to much in english. :,(


Yeah learning Japanese will be the tough choice…FFX ultimania book is around 641 pages I’ll be more than happy to read through all of them but only in a language that I can understand lol

Hala
4th Feb 2013, 09:06
Recommendation I: Advent Children Reunion Files


www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Advent+Chi... (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Advent+Childern+Reunion+Files&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=Advent+Children+Reunion+Files&_sacat=0)


Dual language.





Recommendation II: On the Way to a Smile Episode: Barret, Episode: Tifa and Episode: Denzel


www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Advent+Chi... (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Advent+Children+Reunion+Files&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313&_nkw=Advent+Children+Limited+Edition&_sacat=0)


English.






Thank you Grimoire I already read them, and they are the reason why I was excited when I found out that all the other FF titles have also an in depth analysis of all their related aspects.


I guess part of the reason that made FFVII continue to be the most popular and beloved title among fans is that the creators really put all their efforts to reach out fans and explain their vision behind this game and fans definitely appreciate that; however they seem that they did that with other titles but only to Japanese audience……unfortunately

human-apes
4th Feb 2013, 17:09
Well then I guess we have no choice but to learn Japanese (?_?;)


i know right, but what can you do. well atleast laerning how to write and read japanese is more easier then, laerning how to speaking it. lol the question is is it worth it. honestly i think it would be fun to laern another language, but i really wish there were translations for these books. lol there few ultimania books i found on amazon but there isn't to much in english. :,(


Yeah learning Japanese will be the tough choice…FFX ultimania book is around 641 pages I’ll be more than happy to read through all of them but only in a language that I can understand lol


indeed XD on a side note i love books in general, i wounder if they have the ultimania in hardback? hala do you mind if i ask what game got you in to the ff franchies, for me i fell for ffviii(8).

moooka
5th Feb 2013, 02:18
Zelda fans get cool books like Hyrule Historia in English, I wish Square does something like this for their fans or release some of the Ultimania books in English. I'd buy every one of them. There are a lot of people who love collecting these things. If they are not sure about whether it's going to sell enough, how about they do a Kickstarter project to fund it?

Hala
5th Feb 2013, 08:15
@ Michael



My first FF was X

Hala
5th Feb 2013, 08:30
Zelda fans get cool books like Hyrule Historia in English, I wish Square does something like this for their fans or release some of the Ultimania books in English. I'd buy every one of them. There are a lot of people who love collecting these things. If they are not sure about whether it's going to sell enough, how about they do a Kickstarter project to fund it?






Not just Zelda I heard that Mass effect has some books related to it.


MGS approach with "the document of MGS2" was also very interesting, although it wasn’t a book ….umm it would be cool if we get the document of FFX with its HD release ;)

new_tradition
5th Feb 2013, 14:13
I remember saying I'm totally down for PDF digital versions if physical books would be too troublesome. I'm thankful for thelifestream's work over the years. The guides give a lot of info that would have been amazing to see in the original games, so i have a meager hope that remakes of games like FFV and FFVI could include that. For example, some info about FFVI Kefka makes him come off pretty sympathetic :O

human-apes
5th Feb 2013, 16:25
@ Michael



My first FF was X










right on, i enjoyed that game. what makes me sad is that i couldn't complete it becuase i didn't have the 2nd disc. on another note i wish they made novels or mangas to give further back story or told the story, to accompy the games. i love how they tell stories through ff.

moooka
6th Feb 2013, 01:00
@ Michael



My first FF was X










right on, i enjoyed that game. what makes me sad is that i couldn't complete it becuase i didn't have the 2nd disc. on another note i wish they made novels or mangas to give further back story or told the story, to accompy the games. i love how they tell stories through ff.






Actually FFX was one disc, maybe you mean a different game? Although the PAL version (and also the Japanese "International" version) had a bonus disc but it has no gameplay.

human-apes
6th Feb 2013, 01:30
www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy-X-2-Playsta... (http://www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy-X-2-Playstation-2/dp/B00008URUA/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1360135771&sr=1-2&keywords=final+fantasy+x)





see it's x-2 thats what i ment

Ryutim
6th Feb 2013, 21:37
Yeah, X-2 rocks! Not many people I know agree with me on that, but I don't care. Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I'd totally love to read the ultimania books, especially the KH ones, and they could make a killing on them seeing as how they're making the KH 1.5 Remix, but like you, I don't know japanese (I'm trying to learn, but I've got too much school work to put the time into it that's necesarry for learning a new language), so it'd be awsome if they released them in english.

human-apes
6th Feb 2013, 23:55
Yeah, X-2 rocks! Not many people I know agree with me on that, but I don't care. Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I'd totally love to read the ultimania books, especially the KH ones, and they could make a killing on them seeing as how they're making the KH 1.5 Remix, but like you, I don't know japanese (I'm trying to learn, but I've got too much school work to put the time into it that's necesarry for learning a new language), so it'd be awsome if they released them in english.


i wish i could play it T-T i only played x. x-2 looks pretty cool. but ya back on the subject i wish they did as well, make translations in english.

moooka
7th Feb 2013, 00:44
Actually X-2 is very different, a lot of FFX fans didn't even like it but I thought it was nice. Of course, you can just play FFX because that's the main story, FFX-2 was a sequel with many minigames and fun stuff, different battle and job systems.

human-apes
7th Feb 2013, 01:08
Actually X-2 is very different, a lot of FFX fans didn't even like it but I thought it was nice. Of course, you can just play FFX because that's the main story, FFX-2 was a sequel with many minigames and fun stuff, different battle and job systems.


i see, will aslong as its enjoyable, XD

Hala
7th Feb 2013, 18:58
www.khinsider.com/search?search=ultimani... (http://www.khinsider.com/search?search=ultimania&x=13&y=19)

Hala
10th Feb 2013, 15:03
An inside look at some of the books ;)


kingdom hearts:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6A-M53tkvg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6A-M53tkvg)


www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA5k9hMMmkg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA5k9hMMmkg)


www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ijgcbYj3Bg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ijgcbYj3Bg)


final fantasy:


final fantasy vii ultimania omega


www.youtube.com/watch?v=b99rGLVxWpY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b99rGLVxWpY)


final fantasy 25th memorial ultimania


www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt__dauvq6A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt__dauvq6A)

human-apes
10th Feb 2013, 15:40
An inside look at some of the books ;)


kingdom hearts:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6A-M53tkvg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6A-M53tkvg)


www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA5k9hMMmkg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA5k9hMMmkg)


www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ijgcbYj3Bg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ijgcbYj3Bg)


final fantasy:


final fantasy vii ultimania omega


www.youtube.com/watch?v=b99rGLVxWpY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b99rGLVxWpY)


final fantasy 25th memorial ultimania


www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt__dauvq6A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt__dauvq6A)



thats cool XD right on lol

espritduo
13th Feb 2013, 05:26
Eat your heart out, kiddies. (http://www.espritduo.com/my_ff_collection/ultimanias_and_25th_anniversary.jpg)


I have every FF Ultimania on my bookshelf there. I have them mostly for the artwork, but I dabble in Japanese and find them useful for stats and trivia too. I wish I was fluent in Japanese so I could sit down and just read them instead of painstakingly spending hours just to translate a single block of text, but ah well. Can't have it all.

human-apes
13th Feb 2013, 05:46
Eat your heart out, kiddies. (http://www.espritduo.com/my_ff_collection/ultimanias_and_25th_anniversary.jpg)


I have every FF Ultimania on my bookshelf there. I have them mostly for the artwork, but I dabble in Japanese and find them useful for stats and trivia too. I wish I was fluent in Japanese so I could sit down and just read them instead of painstakingly spending hours just to translate a single block of text, but ah well. Can't have it all.






indeed,you can't but i'd be right there with ya (sorta speak), translating the books (if i had one). lol

Hala
13th Feb 2013, 16:59
Eat your heart out, kiddies. (http://www.espritduo.com/my_ff_collection/ultimanias_and_25th_anniversary.jpg)


I have every FF Ultimania on my bookshelf there. I have them mostly for the artwork, but I dabble in Japanese and find them useful for stats and trivia too. I wish I was fluent in Japanese so I could sit down and just read them instead of painstakingly spending hours just to translate a single block of text, but ah well. Can't have it all.


Woo you have a big awesome collection, but it seems that you are not a fan of KH…..


Definitely the artworks are one of the most important features in those books, but what I really want most is the creators’ commentary and analyses of the game, when I read FFVII Advent Children Reunion Files, I was deeply touched when I learned how much thought and details are given to every tiny aspect.

Hala
13th Feb 2013, 17:01
Well maybe they faced troubles in the past for some reason, but I really wish that they start making English versions starting from FFXHD and LRFFXIII

espritduo
13th Feb 2013, 17:30
I love Kingdom Hearts, but I focus mainly on collecting books related to FF, otherwise I'd be broke. Money talks, unfortunately.

Hala
13th Feb 2013, 18:54
I love Kingdom Hearts, but I focus mainly on collecting books related to FF, otherwise I'd be broke. Money talks, unfortunately.


You've got a point there lol