Look at Yoshitaka Amano’s Deva Zan story and art book

Literary debut of legendary illustrator

I’ve been looking forward to getting this book for a long time. When we featured The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy some months back, we were told about the impending release of Deva Zan, Amano’s literary debut that not only features a lengthy story that delves into his world view, but is also littered with hundreds of illustrations created specifically for the story.

Since I now have it in-hand, I thought I’d take the opportunity to flip through some of the pages to give you a taste. The book is currently available from Dark Horse for $49.99.

As an interesting aside, when talking to the Dark Horse folks about how this book came to be, I was told that–much to the surprise of Dark Horse–Amano had hundreds of illustrations (some quite large) shipped to the Dark Horse offices for scanning. It looks like it all worked out, as these illustrations are a joy to look through.

Ready to give Amano’s literary debut a whirl? Is this not a brilliant way for him to bridge the gap for fans of his artwork? 

Jayson Napolitano