The Kirby encyclopedia will include over 1,000 characters
Kadokawa has announced that it will publish a character encyclopedia for the Kirby series on September 28, 2022. It will cost 1,500 JPY, or about $11. This book is in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the series. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
The book will include over 1,000 characters – both allies and enemies – who have appeared throughout the 35 Kirby securities. Along with the images and the games they appear in, each entry will also include previous artwork and information. There are no sample pages, so it’s unclear what stats or information will appear in character bios.
For those in Japan, there is also a Kirby book fair organized by Kadokawa. It started on March 24, 2022 and features exclusive prizes like library cards and bookmarks. Depending on when you buy your book and when you submit your receipt, you will get different prices. Those who submit their receipts by July 15, 2022 will receive a covered library card at Kirby, for example.
Throughout 2022, merchandise and campaigns have been available in Japan to celebrate Kirbywhich debuted 30 years ago on August 1, 1992. For example, there is an Ichiban Kuji, a Nendoroid, a desk lamp, and jewelry that are part of the celebration. Kirby’s Dreamland first appeared on Game Boy and the series generally follows the adventures of the eponymous Kirby, a pink blob who can inhale enemies and absorb their powers.
The Kirby Character Encyclopedia will be released on September 28, 2022 in Japan.