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General Chat => Galaxian Theater => Topic started by: DarthNuno on February 03, 2014, 10:10:22 PM



Title: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 03, 2014, 10:10:22 PM
Found on some Japanese websites two books that may be verrrry interesting!  :arrow:

First one :
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/book1.jpg)

Second one :
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/book2.jpg)

They includes serious stuff like this...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/book3.jpg)
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/book5.jpg)
Galaxian3

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/book4.jpg)
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/book6.jpg)
Starblade

They can be ordered here (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?anno=2&depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://shop.comiczin.jp/products/detail.php%3Fproduct_id%3D14780&usg=ALkJrhgR_oJuqwAZnE0BOl23Mjar8pVsuA) (second book) and here (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?anno=2&depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://www.game-tanteidan.com/eshopdo/refer/refer.php%3Fsid%3Dns90262%26cid%3D0%26gid%3D34%26me%3D%26vmode%3D%26view_id%3D172000845000&usg=ALkJrhgk-t0zs-SOpjMMdhzzSR0x49-OXQ) (first book) but this online shop is in full Japanese. I tried to figure out how to order them but even with translator, I'm totally lost. Can someone who can understand Japanese can help me to order them?
Thx.


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: Toykyle on February 04, 2014, 01:05:02 AM
lol those first 2 pictures are in 3-D. anyway, what about the galaxian3 experts. can't they help you with ordering those books that showing starblade and galaxian3? :shock:

I noticed the one picture was taken from that galaxian3 attraction book (the one showing features and the controllers and enemies, and the attraction itself)


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: davebizarro on February 04, 2014, 11:39:44 PM
Hi DarthNuno!!

These are amateur publications (doujinshi) from a circle called Area51 (ゲー夢エリア51):
http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~zekzek/index2.htm
They usually show their publications at Comiket (Comic Market) convention.

Japanese usually don't sell overseas (both circles and web shop sites), you can check some of their titles are available in Amazon JP but I think (I'm not sure now) they don't sell outside Japan too. Other option is looking for traders who buy and export items from Japan (but can be a expensive service).


Anything else that I can help please ask, regards!!


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 05, 2014, 06:26:49 PM
Thanks for these informations!  :) Did you speak Japanese by the way? Presumably yes  :P ;)

Following your link, one of the two book (Xevious cover) is available on ...amazon Japan, and ...I ordered it of course  (they ship outside Japan... hooouyoouu!).
Know I still have to figure out how to order this one, the more interesting one :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/book1.jpg)

 ::)


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: Toykyle on February 05, 2014, 11:23:51 PM
ah yes, the book with a 3-D cover of sky kid. those books might actually have full color than what was shown on the order pages. i do noticed though that the 2 pages of galaxian3 are actually taken from the galaxian3 attraction expo 90 book.


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: davebizarro on February 08, 2014, 12:00:21 PM
Thanks for these informations!  :) Did you speak Japanese by the way? Presumably yes  :P ;)

Following your link, one of the two book (Xevious cover) is available on ...amazon Japan, and ...I ordered it of course  (they ship outside Japan... hooouyoouu!).
Know I still have to figure out how to order this one, the more interesting one :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/book1.jpg)

 ::)
I wish to learn but I don't speak U_U.
I have the one with Xevious cover. Please take note the books are in black&white, but anyway It have some cool things, like for example the design "inspirations" of the enemies from Xevious.

About 'first one':
I checked Mandarake Shop (one of a few that shipping outside Japan) but It isn't available:
http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shop/en/search.do?searchStrategy=keyword&action=keyword&doujin=all&keyword=%E3%82%B2%E3%83%BC%E5%A4%A2%E3%82%A8%E3%83%AA%E3%82%A251
Anyway you can contact them to ask If the can get that title.

If not, you can contact traders to buy and exports items, like:
http://casapato.com
http://doujin.dojin.com/ -> He even visit events like Comiket to get items directly from circle authors.

They are expensives with comissions but there are an option to get these titles.
Good luck and any questions are welcome!!!


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: Toykyle on February 09, 2014, 07:48:32 PM
darn. i was expecting them to be full color but oh well.


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: DarthNuno on February 10, 2014, 07:18:55 PM
Got the package today! Wow...that's what I call fast shipping!  :)

Ordered other interesting thinks by the way  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/xevious-book.jpg)

Now I have to learn Japanese to read them!  :P


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: davebizarro on February 25, 2014, 02:01:39 AM
Got the package today! Wow...that's what I call fast shipping!  :)

Ordered other interesting thinks by the way  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/xevious-book.jpg)

Now I have to learn Japanese to read them!  :P

Great!! How is the one with Galaxian cover? Looks interesting :P


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 01, 2014, 08:52:55 AM
Great!! How is the one with Galaxian cover? Looks interesting :P

Unfortunately for me, not enough pictures in there, but probably many interesting stuff for who can read Japanese. I'll check what I can pull out of this one.
Otherwise, new stuff arrived, Galaxian3 related  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/namco_community.jpg)

 8)


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: Toykyle on March 02, 2014, 06:04:28 AM
one has a Dragoon picture seen outside the Galaxian3 attraction... i think.


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: Caz on November 12, 2014, 02:03:44 PM
Here's an auction i've just found for a Galaxian 3 book :
http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e115600149

I haven't found any information about the books content on the web after just a quick search; but it looks interesting :)
Seems to be an official PlayStation magazine release of some sort (Logo on the top left and on the right).

There's a buyout price of 8100 YEN (approx Ä 60), the auction ends in 3 days (if nobody gets it first!)

I can't afford any impulse buy right now, but i can secure it for someone interested. I think the overall cost, including shipping and fees, should be approx Ä80



Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 12, 2014, 04:02:57 PM
Hi Caz,

See this topic (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=414.0)  ;)


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: Level42 on November 12, 2014, 04:14:39 PM
Got the package today! Wow...that's what I call fast shipping!  :)

Ordered other interesting thinks by the way  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum3/xevious-book.jpg)

Now I have to learn Japanese to read them!  :P

Great!! How is the one with Galaxian cover? Looks interesting :P

WOW ! Did I miss that ? Any cool pics of Namco Puckman/Galaxian in there (apart from the covers) ?


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: nexus6 on November 12, 2014, 04:18:39 PM
Did the Xevious issue has a lot of Xevious inside? If yes, iím interested. Can you post the Amazon-Link? I canít read the Name of the magazine :D


Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: Caz on November 12, 2014, 05:13:03 PM
Haha sorry for the off-topic and thank you DarthNuno for pointing to the correct topic !

All the books in these topic seems to be very interesting ... I've already seen a few issues of Arcade Gamers, but never bought one... Now i'm interested again ^^



Title: Re: [Need Help] to order book in Japan ...Galaxian3 related!
Post by: DarthNuno on November 12, 2014, 09:05:43 PM
WOW ! Did I miss that ? Any cool pics of Namco Puckman/Galaxian in there (apart from the covers) ?

Did the Xevious issue has a lot of Xevious inside? If yes, iím interested. Can you post the Amazon-Link? I canít read the Name of the magazine :D

Will check that, guys... and if something interesting in there, be sure it will appear in the gallery  ;)