25 Years Of Ys Art Packed Into One 280 Page Book

By Spencer . February 22, 2013 . 12:41am

ysFalcom and Softbank Creative put together 25 years of Ys artwork into one giant art book. Ys The Art Book has 280 pages of artwork covering fourteen different games all the way up to Ys Memories of Celceta for PlayStation Vita.


Here’s a list of games covered in the art book:

Wanders from Ys (Ys III)
Ys V: Kefin The Lost Capital City of Sand
Ys Eternal
Ys II Eternal
Ys I & II Complete
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
Ys: The Oath in Felghana
Ys Origin
Ys I & II Chronicles
Ys Seven
Ys vs. Trails in the Sky Alternative Saga
Ys Memories of Celceta
Ys Heroine Calendar


Ys The Art Book comes out on February 28 for 3,360 yen ($36).


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  • Zhizn Snake

    Why not Ys IV Mask of the Sun and/or Dawn of Ys?

    • Ninten

      Well, considering they weren’t made by Falcom could be the reason. Shame though! :(

      • Zhizn Snake

        Oh right, I just refreshed my memory through their respective wikis XD …I thought only one of them had been licensed out to another developer. Yeah, it’s a shame, they’re both awesome games with some great character art to boot!

  • Go2hell66

    Wow 25 years? forgot how old this franchise was for a sec

    • Zhizn Snake

      Not so hard if you keep in mind that the game first released on something called an “NEC PC-8801” XD Personally, to me that thing sounds even more ancient than 25 years… lol

  • Where can we order it?

    • Naux

      If you search for “Ys The Art Book” on Google, you should find a few websites, that are unfortunately out of stock.

  • My money, Falcom. JUST TAKE MY MONEY!

  • TheExile285

    DO. WANT.

    I may just import this…

  • TheCrimsonSpeed

    Was one of the last people to order from CDJapan’s pre-order stock. Can’t wait for it to ship!

  • XiaomuArisu

    Badass Elena is Badass!

    • CirnoLakes

      Hear hear.

    • dahuuuundge

      such a shame Elena never fought alongside Adol in Oath in Felghana.

    • It’s funny, she’s a bit of a wilting flower in Oath itself, but ever since the PSP release, Falcom’s kept putting out these art pieces of her in a Chester-inspired knight’s outfit and wielding the Brave Sword. I can’t help but think it’s some kind of hint.

  • Davos

    Pretty nice art book, btw the ISBN: 9784797372953

    • Thanks for the ISBN! Time to take that to the local Kinokuniya.

  • Naux

    Hmm, where can you order this? Can’t really find it on google. Maybe I am using the wrong terms?

    EDIT: Nevermind, found it.

  • pimpalicious

    Come on Udon, want this in the US!

    • OneOkami

      I imagine it’s just a matter of time.

      • I have no problem with this, but can’t say. Shame Udon hasn’t done more Capcom related books — I’d go to their head office and kiss their feet if they did an English version of the Breath of Fire I-V one.

  • Feena!! The best Ys heroine!! (at least to me)

    • TheCrimsonSpeed

      Couldn’t agree with you more. I don’t recall any Ys heroines that I’ve actually disliked, but there’s just something about Feena that always makes her come out on top! <3

    • Wagnaria

      Making a Goddess fall in love with him.
      Swag Level: Adol. [ And he doesn’t even talk that much because in his case it’s always where actions speak louder than words. (´・ω・`)]

      Anyway I too prefer Feena as the best Ys heroine.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    For 36 bucks, this is not so expensive. O.o………….. but it is now out of stock.T_T

  • Ridho Siregar

    Feena~ <3 That I & II Chronicles artwork is the best of her. *v*

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    dat 80s style Lilia

  • Adol Christin

    ONLY $36……. AMAZING VALUE FOR MONEY. (sorry for the caps).

  • Love the older artwork from the early 90s. They got the 90’s “poofy” hair.

  • JackDandy

    Good Lilia, you look kinda Gunbuster

  • Zarx

    Here I though I’d be able to save cash on art books this year…..oh well, I’m all for anything Ys.

  • grevlinghore

    Meh… nobody`s into Ys for the art (right?). Ys is all about dem bosses :p

  • This is one serious collectible that I would like to collect :)

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