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I just found this thanks to another site, so I want to share it here.

https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/products/a-guide-to-japanese-role-playing-games?mc_cid=eefdb43a8d&mc_eid=75ee983078

"A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games", a book made to serve as a, well, guide to JRPG's. Covering 38 years of history of the genre, it looks like it will include information about games and series, covering aspects like the gameplay, art, music, among other stuff. Looking at the section of series/game it will include, both Trigger and Cross are on the list. The book will be available in June.

Hmm, looks like an interesting project. I wonder what will it say about the Chrono series, heh...

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Re: "A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games" book to feature Chrono games
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 06:34:26 pm »
Any idea who the archer on the cover is?

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Re: "A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games" book to feature Chrono games
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 09:34:40 pm »
I think it's an original piece, not meant to depict any character in specific.

https://dicesms.tumblr.com/post/646377067001298944/i-was-lucky-to-draw-the-cover-for-bitmap-books

Comment made by the artist. Seems it is just a homage.

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Re: "A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games" book to feature Chrono games
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 04:29:51 am »
Yeah, the Insta link confirms it.

Now how am I supposed to find more art of her?

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Re: "A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games" book to feature Chrono games
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 12:02:16 pm »
She does commissions, looking at it... but they look quite pricey.

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Re: "A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games" book to feature Chrono games
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 01:41:32 pm »
Darn priceyness!

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Forgot about this...

Well, actually, it seems the publication date was pushed back to October. Well... oh well.

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Re: "A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games" book to feature Chrono games
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2021, 05:58:55 am »
She looks a lot like Lyn from Fire Emblem.

I wanna know why the kid on the cover is using the 2nd Player controller...🤔

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Re: "A Guide to Japanese Role-Playing Games" book to feature Chrono games
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2021, 07:10:32 pm »
A reminder the book is now on sale. If anyone is interested.