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ITT: Good western box art

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Especially if it's better than the Japanese version.

The Japanese original is definitely more accurate to the game, showing that it's a bit on the weird side, the western version has way better colors.

Posting some others.
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Japanese version is plain, boring, unexciting colors and the bird looks out of place, almost lost.
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>>2765281
Forgot to mention:
The US version is a bit on the generic dude vs evil side, but it's very well drawn and the eagle doesn't look weird.

pic related:
Wouldn't claim that any version is clearly superior, but I like the sharp art of the American version and that it's proud enough to show in game screenshots on the cover. Japanese version looks kinda off.
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Only for Japanese games or in general?
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>>2765379
Any western box art in general. I want to highlight the times we actually did good. Didn't happen all that often. Just look at the famous Mega Man box art. At least the EU version was somewhat decent.
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Comix Zone always comes to mind.

I wouldn't necessarily call the art we got "good", but it's leaps and bounds better than the shit that was smeared on the Japanese release.
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>>2765663

It's almost as if the Japanese tried to sabotage Comix Zone so nobody would buy it.

filthy gaijin game...
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>>2765673
>Anonymous 10/29/15(Thu)10:53:05 No.27
tbh it was on the mega drive so nobody probably bought it anyway
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>>2768214
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>>2765673
to the xenophobic japanese, blood is worth more than money
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>>2765663
At the very least, the western version is closer to the 90's comic aesthetic the game emulates.
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I fucking love this game.
https://youtu.be/ShmM6VKDR4M
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>>2768254

Yes, did you also know that the sky is blue and grass is green?
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>>2768259
that japanese box art is much better
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>>2769182

>shit water colors
>the girl looks frail as fuck

nah m8, you're a weeb.
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>>2765275

Another Konami example.
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>>2769201
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>>2769184
Not him, but I agree with him.
The Japanese art looks like actual art.
The western version looks like something I would draw back in high school
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japanese beta cuck
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alpha chad US
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jp gay
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us alpha
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>>2765275
In this case, the Jap art represents the game much more accurately, but the western art is really detailed and well drawn.
Both work equally well - the Jap box art probably wouldn't have sold the game in the west with its cutesy cartoon style.
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>>2769214
lol
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>>2769263
Asian "art", cucks and gentlemen.
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>>2765275

Prince of Persia
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>>2769279
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>>2765275

The Adventures of Batman & Robin
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>>2769296
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>>2769282
oh cool, he's jumping over the title. i really wanna play that game
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>>2769282
Elegant and cohesive.
>>2769279
Over designed bullshots.
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>>2765275

Animaniacs
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>>2769323
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>>2769326
so it's the same shit
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>>2765275

Castlevania: Dracula X
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>>2765275

Phalanx
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>>2769296
I'm pretty sure that one is fanmade, since the Batman & Robin was never localized for the Japanese market.
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>>2769327

Yeah, I was in a Konami box art mode. It's interesting to see how some games use similar box art for both versions and others didn't. I wasn't quite on topic, but whatever.

>>2769356

Well shit. It looked off now that I think about it.
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>>2769201
>>2769203

I like both, but the US box art definitely gets you more hype.
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>>2769315
>Hating on Katsuya Terada
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>>2769208
Okay, Boris Vallejo, whatever.
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I think some people mistaken the topic, we're supposed to post good western art, not make general comparisons or go into JPvsUS bullshit.

Especially since some people's opinions are blatantly wrong.
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>>2769341

>tfw we never got the banjo- guy in Yurop
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>>2769337
>>2769341
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>>2769337
I can't decide which one I like more.
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>>2769337
Vampire's Kiss seems like a more fitting name for Castlevania Bloodlines and vice versa.
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>>2765663
Wtf ?
Is that the artist from Eat-man trying to emulate the style of american comics ?!
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>>2769337
The U.S. version's box art is just a rehash of Rondo of Blood's box art.
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>>2771472
Probably the reason why every idiot thinks it's a port of the TG16 game.

pic related is mysterious and intriguing. The Japanese original while well drawn, is rather bland and generic.
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>>2769249
I always thought Goemon looked like Hervé Villechaize in the Mystical Ninja artwork.
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>>2769279
Looks like a squaresoft RPG

>>2771496
Can't unsee it. Thanks, asshole.
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>>2769201
>>2769203

come on man, comparing a basic stock turtles image to the turtles surfing through a wormhole amid a steam engine, a t-rex with a foot soldier riding it, a pirate ship, an alien saucer, and the statue of liberty?

I'll take the US version any day.
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>>2769214
wow, that's awful, aside from the logo.
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>>2771472
>>2771481
Wasn't the U.S. version of Dracula X on the SNES the first one they made? I think the Akihiro Yamada promo art was commissioned after the fact for the Japanese and European version.
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>>2772545
>PC-Engine Rondo of Blood
Released in Japan in 1993
>SNES Dracula X
Released in Japan in July 1995
Released in the US in September 1995
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>>2772562
>Released in Japan in July 1995
>Released in the US in September 1995
Only two months apart. Still, it seems weird they reused art from the PC Engine game for the US version and made up new art for everywhere else.
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The original Double Dragon poster art wasn't anything special...
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>>2772575
On the other hand, I kinda like this US poster, even if "Hammer" and "Spike" are not the way I usually envision the Lee brothers.
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>>2772574
US Marketers thought audiences REALLY hated stylized cover-art. It's why most of the time they only had just the logo on the box or a shitty 3D render.
The Vampire Kiss box was way too far into the unrealistic side for the US marketing team.
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>>2769341
If you look closely at the US box the fighter on the cover is actually an X-Wing.
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>>2772585
The thing is that even the US manual for Dracula X uses PC Engine art. I don't think it was really an executive meddling thing. I suspect that Konami America only had access to older promo assets and not the new ones they made for Dracula XX (which Vampire's Kiss also uses).
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>>2772595
Vampire's Kiss manual for comparison's sake.
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>>2772595
You may have a point, especially now that I look at the back cover.
I'm surprised they allowed Bishonen Dracula on the box, he really clashes with the rest of the artstyle.
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>>2772585
In the US marketer's defense, most of the character cover art is super cheesy and would look dated now. The LttP logo on the left is timeless, and Nintendo reusing the motif through the Gamecube era is proof
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>>2772621
don't bother, this is the thread when the weebs have a circle jerk
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>>2772626
>Good western box art thread
>thread when the weebs have a circle jerk
Yeah, you're an idiot.
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>>2772598

I want a manual art thread

Annette is a QT3.14
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>>2769279
The washed-out colors make them look like zombies.
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>>2772646
like that would stop them
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>>2769341
hillbilly > penis ship
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>>2772598
Richter is fucking a minor, not cool, I'm triggered
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>>2772740

16 is legal in Canada, sucks to be living where you are.
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>>2769341
Has there ever been an explanation for the banjo man?
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>>2769752
In that case the whole thread is stupid. Most designs are based on the local market and not if the Japanese art would be liked by some amerifats or vice versa. That whole "better than" should have been ignored and just been a simple comparison of how the boxart differed in various countries. Hell, even in Europe the box art was in most cases not the same.
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>>2772751
>Has there ever been an explanation for the banjo man
The designer thought there were already too many games with a spaceship on the box, so he choose the banjo guy to stand out.

>>2772959
>Most designs are based on the local market
Those designs can still be shit or just badly drawn.

I like pic related and since it's NA only, we can't compare it to any other version.
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>>2765393
Thats rad as fuck
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>>2769337
They're both pretty great. I like the colours and artstyle in the jap version, but the US cover is also really good.
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>>2772751
You're still talking about it, aren't you? You probably wouldn't even know about it unless you were one of those shmup/STG fags if they went with the generic Japan/Europe covers.
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>>2765289
I remember playing sword master when I was younger. To think it's so expensive now...
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>>2769209
Aw look at the chubby little adolescent.
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>>2769184
Shit on the left looks like after school art class with Frank Frazetta.
Right side looks great

Piss of [email protected]
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>>2769315
>hating on Katsuya
Sorry your western shit doesn't stack up, fàm.
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>>2769214
Fan art mate
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>>2773391
it's naht
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>>2773391
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>>2772598
Cool Jap artwork
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>>2773403

The artist is Akihiro Yamada, he does really beautiful artwork.
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>>2769182
The Western version is scanned with much higher contrast and saturation so it's not a fair comparison. Here it is with the Japanese version adjusted to match. I like the style of both of them, but I think the Japanese version just wins because of superior composition.
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>>2772598
>The men have unique descriptions and backstories
>The women are just "trapped in the castle somewhere"
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>>2773417
What was Maria's role in the piss engine version? I'm sure she was important.
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>>2773421
She was at least a playable character.
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>>2773421
>>2773430
She was descended from a line of vampire hunters that branched off from the Belmonts, making her a distant relative of Richter. They changed her to being Annette's sister in the SNES version.
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>>2773487
What's the point of posting this gook gibberish as if anyone can make use of it?
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>>2773490
Because not everyone is an illiterate inbred trash who barely speaks one language.
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>>2773495
In this case it's very hard to read even if you know the language because it's too small.
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>>2773495
Why don't you translate it with your Nippongo skills then, shitlord?
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>>2773412
krieger.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qY2MOe8j2M
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>>2773515
Is this better?

>>2773580
You're a faggot, but I might as well post them anyway.

Richter Belmont
Descendant of Simon Belmont. Vampire hunter.
Age: 19. Blood Type: B.
Very righteous and dislikes unfairness. His weapon of choice is the time-honored Belmont family whip. Able to use axes and knives as well.
Voice Actor: Jin Horikawa


Maria Renard
Daughter of distant kinship with the House of Belmont. Held hostage somewhere in Stage 2. Once she is rescued, she can be used by the player instead of Richter.
Age: 12. Blood Type: AB
A honest personality and tough fighter.
Voice Actor: Yoko Teppotsuka.

Annette
Richter's lover. Held hostage somewhere in Demon Castle.
Age: 17. Blood Type: A.
Strong-willed and also dislikes injustice. Has a very pleasant personality and is nice to all.
Voice Actor: Atsuko Honda.


Tera
A nun at the Village Church, also held hostage in Demon Castle.
Age: 19. Blood Type: O.
Warm hearted, lively, with a passionate soul.
Voice Actor: Hiromi Murata.

Iris
Daughter of the doctor and held captive in Demon Castle.
Age: 17. Blood Type: A.
A Bright and caring person, she looks out for others.
Voice Actor: Akie Yasuda.


Count Dracula
Lord of Demon Castle and the root of all evil.
Age: 800 (?). Blood Type: ?
Though his cold character is without equal, he maintains the dignity telling of his royal lineage.
Voice Actor: Hiroya Ishimaru.
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>>2773826
Arigato for copying that from the wiki, faggotto-kun!
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>>2773826
did they recycle the girls artwork for the US dracula X manual?
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>>2773826
>dislikes injustice
who doesn't? even bad guys are opposed to it, while usually disregarding what they commit as being injustice. that's like saying my interests include having fun.
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>>2771496
I wasn't the only one.
Holy shit.
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>>2774101
It means he REALLY fucking dislikes it.
Like, if he sees you doing some injustices? Woo shit boy, you're about to get whipped.
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Enix of America had some cool covers.
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>>2775610
I love this cover, It instantly makes me think of that awesome synth song it plays at the title.

https://youtu.be/7TvdBE4MUvs?list=PLD469AD80A51B4E70
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>>2773580
>shit Lord
>tumblr detected, abort abort.
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>>2773515
Put your glasses on anon, I can read it just fine.
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Game's not good, but I like the art.
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>>2769184
>implying left wouldn't be awesome with watercolor
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>>2773961
Be grateful that I'm nice enough to spoonfeed this shit to you when you could've easily look it up yourself, you peckerwood.

>>2773986
Yes, they did, even though Annet and Maria have different designs in the SNES game.
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>>2772751
Better question is Where's the fanfiction about Banjo Man?
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nailed it
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>>2769214

It looks like a bad Western attempt at manga art. There is no way a Japanese person drew that... right?
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>>2779713
A game developed in the West and localised in Japan, now that didn't happen all that often.

The Super Famicom and PAL SNES versions look the same respectively, but the American SNES cover is even worse.
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>>2772981
>I like pic related and since it's NA only, we can't compare it to any other version.

Best boardgame ever!
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I think what we can take home from this is the west does "cool" and "manly" better, and Japan is better at the cute stuff.

Nothing new there then.
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>>2779713
>All Japanese people draw animu good
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>>2773826
What the fuck is with unnecessary things like blood types being listed in Japanese character descriptions? Are Japs total info junkies or am I imagining things?
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>>2782802
Japanese people treat it like star signs where they think certain blood types have certain personalities
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