Viz has officially revealed the cover for the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Deserted Island Diary manga in English.
Three months after it was announced that the Animal Crossing: New Horizons The licensed manga would be adapted for an English audience, publisher VIZ Media has offered a first look at the official cover of the book. The first manga adaptation in the Animal crossing The history of the series that will be translated into English will hit shelves on September 14 this year and is currently available for pre-order.
While the companion manga Animal crossing The games have been a part of franchise history for some time, unsurprisingly given the game’s overwhelming popularity in Japan, none of those companion manga have been officially translated or released in English. Fans of the series who do not speak or read Japanese have had to rely solely on unlicensed fan translations, which are often difficult to find and subject to copyright laws. So it was a pleasant surprise in February when VIZ Media, the company behind the official manga series, announced that the companion manga for Animal Crossing: New Horizons it would be translated into English and released for distribution in the west on September 14, 2021.
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The manga series, in keeping with tradition, has been serialized and published in the Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic, before it was compiled and released as a single book in July 2020. While the English adaptations of Japanese manga traditionally have a different cover, VERBIGRATION Today he revealed on his official Twitter account that the book would use the same cover as its Japanese counterpart. Also, based on the posted image, it appears that the manga will maintain the traditional right-to-left reading order typical of Japanese print, rather than changing the artwork as many previous official translations did before the manga gained popularity in English. speaking countries.
The move to bring the manga series to the West may have reignited the recently waning passion for the game, which has certainly faded in recent weeks. Many of its fans now consider the game to be becoming stale, with a comparable replay value lower than the previous one. Animal crossing titles, which may have been the deciding factor in VIZ locating the manga adaptation for a Western audience for the first time in its history. The manga doesn’t follow a general story in particular, instead offering a deeper look into the lives of the game’s villagers, as well as tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the game.
But whatever the reason, fans are responding positively, and hopefully the companion manga for previous games may soon follow this one, or at least set a precedence for future adaptations, especially considering there’s a second volume in the works. the series that has already been released. in Japan. In the meantime, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Desert Island Journal Volume 1 is available for make an order through Barnes & Noble, for $ 9.99 USD.
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