Japanese 0e basic and advanced box set art
The Japanese versions of several classic Dungeons & Dragons boxed set featured some impressive artwork. Dungeons & Dragons has always featured impressive artwork, even during the earliest days of the game. Recently, fans re-discovered some especially cool art used for the Japanese versions of some early D&D guides. TSR (the original publisher of Dungeons & Dragons) had two pieces of art commissioned by Japanese artists that were used for Beginner’s Guides of the Basic and Expert versions of the game. As you can see below, the art looks like it was pulled straight out of a manga, although several classic D&D monsters also make an appearance. One critical difference is that both Beginner’s Guides feature female player characters, which stands in contrast to the male-focused marketing used in the United States.
those are really cool
you’d think they’d use japanese swords, for japanese artwork ;p
s’one of those anomalous things i’ve noticed in anime a lot too… people wandering thru oriental lands with big honkin’ european blades
That is very cool.