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Bravely Second Design Works: The Art of Bravely 2013-2015

I like the 3Ds game, Bravely Default, so much that i bought the official art book and i love every single page of it! So, when the sequel came out, i was super excited. Although i haven’t play the second game yet, i decided to buy the art book right away. As of right now, “Bravely Second: End Layer” is only available in Japanese without US/EU release date yet. 😦

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I love this book even more then the one from the first game because it contains more conceptual sketches, costume designs and interesting monsters!


Bravely Second Design Works: The Art of Bravely 2013-2015

Author: Square Enix

Paperback: 255 pages

Publisher: Square Enix (2015)

Language: English & Japanese

Here is the link to my review of the first book: “Bravely Default Design Works: The Art of Bravely 2010-2013”

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The Art of Alice: Madness Returns

I’m now watching several game walkthrough videos on youtube. I’ve been wanted to play those games but never have a change to do so. The best way to enjoy the games without playing is to watch gamecasters play them! 😀 Anyway, i’m not going to talk about where to watch the video (because obviously they are on youtube) but i’m going to review the art book of the game, “Alice: Madness Returns” by American McGee.

The game is awesome as well as the book! I love the distorted Wonderland and how dark it can become.The designers of this game are very good at taking “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through The Looking Glass” books by Lewis Carroll and drove them into madness. After Alice got released from the asylum, she went back to Wonderland for the 4th time and the Wonderland has changed according to her mental state. (Alice went to Wonderland for the 1st and 2nd time in the original books and then the 3rd time in the previous game, “American McGee’s Alice”)

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What i like the most in this book are the costume and weapon designs for Alice. In my opinion, i think they should add more concept artworks. Anyway, it’s great and i love it to the max! Highly recommended for Alice’s in Wonderland fans who also like Gothic and dark theme. 🙂


The Art of Alice: Madness Returns

Author: American McGee

Illustrator(s): Various

Hardcover: 184 pages

Publisher: Dark Horse Books (2011)

Language: English

Source: Book cover is from

*Note: Learn more about “Alice: Madness Returns” game at:

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Bravely Default Design Works: The Art of Bravely 2010-2013

After I played my hubby’s 3DS game, called “Bravely Default: Flying Fairy”, i fall in love with the design of it! 🙂 The game was fun, while backgrounds are beautiful. Characters are super cute with SD or “Super Deformed” size. I’ve been wanted to draw a better “chibi” character, so i decided to get the official art book. It consists of information on game development, character & monster design, and costume & background design.

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I got it for about 40 USD. The book itself is pretty large and thick. I feel like it’s a good reference book. Anyway, i can’t wait to play the direct sequel, called “Bravely Second”! 😀

Ps. I’ve heard that the demo of new game will get a demo on December 10th in Japan!


Bravely Default Design Works: The Art of Bravely 2010-2013

Author: Square Enix

Paperback: 255 pages

Publisher: Square Enix (2013)

Language: English & Japanese