La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

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La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Yokosuka » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:24 pm

A new 240-page book about Shenmue has been released today in Spain. It's prefaced by Cédric Biscay and there's an exclusive interview of Suzuki inside.

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The Spanish standard edition (23€): http://www.heroesdepapel.es/producto/la ... e-shenmue/
The Spanish limited edition (25€, 500 copies): http://www.heroesdepapel.es/producto/la ... -limitada/

The chapters:
Prologue by Cédric Biscay ( Shenmue III executive producer)
Chapter 1: Yu Suzuki, an underrated visionary
First Steps
Champion Boxing
Hang-On
Space Harrier
OutRun
After Burner
Leisure years
The Virtua sagas
Ferrari F355 Challenge
Shenmue: an interrupted dream
Last years at Sega
Life after Sega

Chapter 2: Shenmue dream.
First steps
The most ambitious RPG ever done.
The Old Man and the Peach Tree
About Virtua Fighter RPG
Prototype to Shenmue’s Saturn version
Sega’s financial situation & the change to Dreamcast

Chapter 3: Shenmue’s development
Guppy’s first steps
Project Berkeley
The creation of the Open World concept
In search of visual excellence
Last adjustments
Shenmue public reception
Last glimpse of a dream: Shenmue II
The premature Shenmue II launch
Shenmue II public reception

Chapter 4: A Story about personal evolution and internal growth
Storytelling mechanism
A youngster destined to realize a prophecy
Analyzing the story actors: Ryo & Iwao Hazuki
Analyzing the story actors: The Phoenix Mirror & Yuanda Zhu
Analyzing the story actors: Ryo’s allies Guizhang & Ren: alliance and friendship
Femininity in Shenmue: The different women roles in Shenmue
Nozomi Harasaki: Friend-Zoned
Joy & Ryo: Fire vs Ice
Xiuying Hong: Strength, Wisdom and Independence
Fangmei Xun: The must to be done kawaii doses
Shenhua Ling: Balance and Internal Harmony
Analyzing the story actors: Ryo’s enemies
A complex power structure

Chapter 5: Creating a new form of gameplay
Realistic Recreation of the Universe for the contemporary sandbox origins
The importance of budget
Secondary activities
Combat system
An OST that made history

Chapter 6: Yokosuka as a portray of Japan’s 80’s
A loyal portrayal of a consumer society
Leisure fever A pleasure for all senses
China & Japan: Two cultures connected by history
Martial Arts: A symbol of national identity

Chapter 7: Exploring China, a land of legends
Hong Kong and the Brittanic Empire influence
The victory of the urban planning
Kowloon walled city: The most dangerous place on Earth
Living to gamble, gamble to live
China: Paradise of ancient martial arts
«We travel to change, not of place, but of ideas»

Chapter 8: Shenmue’s legacy
What’s Shenmue?
Chapter 2
Shenmue: The Movie
Shenmue Online
Shenmue City

Chapter 9: Phoenix and Dragon Reborn
E3 2015: Year of dreams becoming true

Chapter 10: Shenmue, a franchise made with the heart
Yu Suzuki interview
How Carlos Ramírez has experienced the game
How Ramón Méndez has experienced the game

Photo journal: Ryo’s Odyssey: a travel around Shenmue’s real life locations<
Bibliography

The authors:
Ramón Méndez González (Ourense, 1983) is Spain’s 1st Videogame Translation and Para translation college degree doctor. He’s been in the video game industry since 2003, collaborating in different game media (Edge, NGamer, Ciberpaís, MeriStation, Gamereactor…) and translating and localizing for different companies in the industry. He has translated several game title guides and worked in over 300 game titles localizations, and awarded several times for it. In the academics field, he’s the author of the game localization book: Innovative translation fundamentals for professionals, he has several online classes and he teaches at the Vigo and Alicante Universities in Spain.

Carlos Ramírez (Sevilla, 1987) is a Bachelor in Journalism and Master in Screenwriting, Audiovisual narrative and creativity. He’s been an editor for Giant Magazine, script writer for Revolution System Games and localizing tester for Firefly Studios. He has written the “Masters of Interactive Terror” (Editorial Síntesis, 2015) essays and “From Avatar to person: Videogame Character analysis introduction”. He teaches as a script writing Master at the Sevilla College in Spain. He also writes for blogs and fiction.

A pdf sample: http://www.heroesdepapel.es/wp-content/ ... tracto.pdf

The trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrAIPGhGh_M

About a possible English edition, the original publisher's answer.

update:
The French standard edition (34,90€): http://www.editionspixnlove.com/Tous-no ... e.tpl.html
The French limited edition (24,90€): http://www.editionspixnlove.com/Tous-no ... e.tpl.html

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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Monkei » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:32 pm

Will somebody please release an English one already? :P
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby south carmain » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:45 pm

I dont know about its content however that cover is incredibly sexy.
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Konui » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:16 pm

Has it information regarding Shenmue and the franchise?
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Giorgio » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:50 pm

Nice to see Shenmue recognised and immortalised in literature. I would sure want to buy it, if it gets an English translation.
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby DEVILLE_David » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:54 pm

Same here. Let's hope someone will work on it !
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Yokosuka » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:01 pm

I'm ready to buy this book although my Spanish is trash. I'm waiting for the answer of Shenmue Master, they asked the publisher about the international shipping.
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby shredingskin » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:03 pm

Meh, I don't think there's much there that hasn't already been said here or in the net.

Also I fear Argentina's customs.
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby DEVILLE_David » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:06 pm

Yokosuka wrote: I'm ready to buy this book although my Spanish is trash. I'm waiting for the answer of Shenmue Master, they asked the publisher about the international shipping.


I also sent a mail few minutes ago asking if they would ship to France. I cannot read Spanish but I will just add that book to my collection until there's a French/English release. :mrgreen:
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby James Brown » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:04 pm

I sent an email about UK :) please report back if they reply guys!
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Yokosuka » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:19 pm

shredingskin wrote: Meh, I don't think there's much there that hasn't already been said here or in the net.


I agree looking the content :
Prólogo de Cédric Biscay (Productor ejecutivo de Shenmue III)

Capítulo 1: Yu Suzuki, un visionario poco reconocido

Primeros pasos
Champion Boxing
Hang-On
Space Harrier
OutRun
After Burner
Años de relajación
Las saga Virtua
Ferrari F355 Challenge
Shenmue: un sueño interrumpido
Últimos años en Sega
Vida más allá de Sega


Capítulo 2: El sueño de Shenmue. Primeros pasos.

El juego de rol más ambicioso de la historia
The Old Man and the Peach Tree
Del prototipo a Virtua Fighter RPG
Shenmue versión Saturn
La situación de Sega y el cambio a Dreamcast


Capítulo 3: El desarrollo de Shenmue

Los primeros pasos de Guppy
Project Berkeley
La creación de un mundo abierto
En búsqueda de la excelencia visual
Últimos ajustes
Recepción de Shenmue
Los últimos coletazos de un sueño: Shenmue II
El convulso lanzamiento de Shenmue II
Recepción de Shenmue II


Capítulo 4: Una historia de evolución personal y crecimiento interior

Los mecanismos del relato
Un joven destinado a cumplir una profecía
Analizando a los «actores» de la trama: Ryo e Iwao Hazuki
Analizando a los «actores» de la trama: el Espejo del Fénix y Yuanda Zhu
Analizando a los «actores» de la trama: los aliados de Ryo
Guizhang y Ren: de la alianza a la amistad
La femineidad en Shenmue: los diversos roles de la mujer
Nozomi Harasaki: atrapada en la zona de la amistad
Joy y Ryo: el fuego contra el hielo
Xiuying Hong: fuerza, sabiduría e independencia
Fangmei Xun: la imprescindible dosis de kawaii
Shenhua Ling: el equilibrio y la armonía interiores
Analizando a los «actores» de la trama: los enemigos de Ryo
Una compleja estructura de poder


Capítulo 5: Instaurando una nueva forma de jugar

Recreación realista del universo para los orígenes del sandbox moderno
La importancia del dinero
Actividades secundarias
Sistema de combate
Una banda sonora que ha hecho historia


Capítulo 6: Yokosuka como plasmación del Japón de los años 80

Un retrato fiel de la sociedad de consumo
La fiebre del ocio
Un placer para todos los sentidos
China y Japón: dos culturas conectadas por la historia
Las artes marciales: símbolo de identidad nacional


Capítulo 7: Explorando China, una tierra de leyendas

Hong Kong y el influjo del Imperio británico
El triunfo de la especulación urbanística
La ciudad amurallada de Kowloon: el lugar más peligroso de la tierra
Vivir para apostar, apostar para vivir
China: paraíso de las artes marciales ancestrales
«Viajamos para cambiar, no de lugar, sino de ideas»


Capítulo 8: El legado de Shenmue

What’s Shenmue?
El capítulo 2
Shenmue: The Movie
Shenmue Online
Shenmue City
Otras apariciones de la franquicia


Capítulo 9: El renacer del fénix y el dragón

E3 2015: el año de los sueños


Capítulo 10: Shenmue, una franquicia creada desde el corazón

Entrevista a Yu Suzuki
Cómo ha vivido el juego Carlos Ramírez
Cómo ha vivido el juego Ramón Méndez

Fotorreportaje: La odisea de Ryo: un viaje por las localizaciones reales de Shenmue

Referencias bibliográficas
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Hyo Razuki » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:42 am

I'll preorder the book as soon as an English, German or even French version gets announced but Spanish? Count me out. As much as I would like to read the book, I don't read Spanish and I'm not enough of a collector to buy the book without even being able to read it.

Still, great stuff from those two guys. Scientific reception of Shenmue as work of art or any kind of appreciation really makes my heart happy. The announcement of S3, Shenmue soundtrack on vinyl, Benjamin Berget's Yu Suzuki biography, now this book - what a fantastic year for Shenmue and its fans, what a year fo Yu Suzuki!

Thank you, Mr Gonzalez and Mr Ramirez! =D>

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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Monkei » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:50 am

shredingskin wrote: Meh, I don't think there's much there that hasn't already been said here or in the net.


Stuff like that can still be a great read. Just think of Amir's recent article. It can be lots of fun to read a detailed overview from a certain point of view that might actually even offer small bits of information that you might have missed out on before.

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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Sonoshee » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:17 am

My brothers girlfriend is half Spanish, not sure what her Spanish is like but her family can speak English so I'll ask if they can help in any way. If anyone gets a PDF Edition (if available) they can always forward it to me :)
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Re: La Odisea de Shenmue, a Spanish book about the saga

Postby Trent » Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:50 am

Hi there, I got an answer (in Spanish :-)) from Héroes de Papel.

Hello,

If you are interested in the red edition of the book , we can calculate shipping costs for you.

If you just want the standard edition, it will be available on Amazon Spanish website next week . It will be more convenient and cheaper for your purchase.

Thank you for your interest in our products! :)

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