Japanese Book covers


We’ve seen that the Japanese have a love for the Falcon in the form of the extremely talented Tsuneo Tsanda and Noryoshi Orai, but it would appear that the Japanese also like to see the Millennium Falcon quite prominently on their book cover art too. There’s a great two piece article on Star Wars.com about the different Japanese covers (click here for part 1 and here for part 2). I need to try to track these down as some of the artwork is quite spectacular. (There’s also an entry in the Wookiepedia that’s quite useful.)

This one’s my personal favourite. 🙂

I’m not too sure (and i’m hoping that icruise can confirm) but i think that these two are alternativers for James Luceno’s Millennium Falcon novel.

There are a couple of nice Jabba ones too. 🙂 icruise has quite an impressive involvement in Japanese culture, i wonder if he know’s of any online Japanese book sellers where i might be able to purchase these?

22/08/11: I shouldn’t have but i’ve just ordered the two cover variations for the “Millennium Falcon” on Amazon.co.jp for £24 (Plus £37 postage). I had a little trouble negotiating the site due to the the Japanese language and had to use the translator option. I love the way that they listed the author as James Rucino. Now, am i racist for laughing, or are they racist for typing it in the first place? 🙂

About mffanrodders

A long time Science Fiction fan and Star Wars collector, my collection focus has taken a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship and I thought that i'd start this blog to keep track of my collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as i progress.
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6 Responses to Japanese Book covers

  1. mikedemaine says:

    These just came. Check out the gallery:
    http://mikedemaine.com/2011_random/2011.html

    Much nicer than I had hoped. I was hesitant when I saw how small the package was, but they were well protected, and they are very nice volumes.

    Not just a translation from the English, but an all-new publication. Well done.

  2. mikedemaine says:

    Are you worried you might have messed up your order in trying to navigate the site?

    Is there a tracking number?

    I have had tons of success with translate.google.com in understanding Japanese pages. You can paste in huge amounts of text, or just have it translate the entire site with all links and fields active, just with the text in Engrish.

  3. mikedemaine says:

    Well, I sure hope it comes through for you. NOW, I think I have every version of this that’s been published. I think.

    I’ve got:
    Hardcover
    Book Club Hardcover
    Paperback
    Audiobook
    Japanese Two-Volume Set

    Are there ANY others ?!?!?

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