Japanese Ico novel gets English translation, almost ten years after first publication

Non-canonical tale probably won't help you beat the game, warns author

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Miyabe Miyuki's other novels include Brave Story, whose English edition (also published by Viz) was awarded the American Library Association's Batchelder Award for translated children's fiction. Translator Smith's work includes translation duties on Vagrant Story and Vanquish, and providing English-language lyrics for the theme tunes to Final Fantasy IX and X. You can read a snippet of his translation here; the full novel will be available 08/16 for $US15.99 on the Haikasoru imprint, from your favorite Viz-frindly bookseller.

Aug 8, 2011

Source: Eastern Image

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