Hobby Japan is a Japanese publishing company, specializing in roleplaying and tabletop games. Since 1969, the company has been publishing fantasy and military themed books and magazines for Japanese readers. Initially focusing on model kits, mini-cars and table top gaming, Hobby Japan would expand to release translations of RPG books such as Dungeouns & Dragons and Warhammer. Now they are the official Japanese publishers for Wizards of the West Coast, Games Designer Workshop and Avalon Hill. As of late Hobby Japan brands have inspired a number of action figures, toys, and artbooks for successful anime, manga and light novel franchises.
It is medieval times, and a traditional tournament is about to take place across the land. Known in the underworld asThe Queen's Blade
, this battle royale is held every four years to determine the land's most beautiful and powerful Queen.
While most of the battles are staged in the Queen's Capital, Gynos, fighters from all over travel far and wide to encounter each other in any venue and locale to prove their worth. The supernatural, whether they be angels or demons, are also involved in this event; often as judge and host to these battles but occasionally to influence their position on the regional powers.
In this full-color art collection fans of the Queen's Blade franchise may experience dozens of detailed portraits from many of Japan's leading character designers, as well as established members of the Queen's Blade production community. This limited edition hardcover also features character bios, battle stage information and additional gameplay facts for the experienced Queen's Blade aficionado.
Featuring character art from the following artists: