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"Visual Encyclopedia: Dragons" Goes on Sale January 16

"Discover the Fire-Breathing Wonders: The Definitive Dragon Encyclopedia Hits Shelves"

TOKYO, Jan 15 (News On Japan) - Kanzen's new children's book encyclopedia series "Visual Encyclopedia" kicks off with the release of "Visual Encyclopedia: Dragons" on January 16th. Below is the original press release.

2024 is the Year of the Dragon, "Visual Encyclopedia: Dragons" to be released on January 16th - The ultimate dragon encyclopedia delving into the truth behind over 70 dragon species.

Kanzen Corporation is launching a new children's book encyclopedia series "Visual Encyclopedia" that nurtures creativity and curiosity. The first title, "Visual Encyclopedia: Dragons" (supervised by Nobuaki Takebe), will be published on January 16th. *All kanji in the text are accompanied by furigana. *This book is the first title in the new children's book encyclopedia series "Visual Encyclopedia."

It is a new type of encyclopedia series aimed at fostering children's creativity and curiosity. It has been created with a focus on showing imaginary creatures in beautiful and powerful illustrations. We plan to develop a fresh lineup unlike any other in the future.

The ultimate dragon encyclopedia that delves into the truth behind over 70 species of the most fearsome creatures on Earth—dragons and ryū (Asian dragons)

Dragons are a kind of mythical beast with many similarities to reptiles like snakes and dinosaurs. There are innumerable reports from all over the world, and they have a strong presence as "rulers" with robust bodies, special powers, and high intelligence. This book thoroughly explains their ecology and characteristics.

Source: Dengeki


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