XSEED Games Releases Popolocrois Story Manga in English Digitally

posted on 2016-02-05 23:45 EST
3-volume series debuted in 1981

XSEED Games' official website for the Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (PoPoLoCrois Bokujō Monogatari) Nintendo 3DS game began publishing an English translation of Yohsuke Tamori's Popolocrois Story (Popolocrois Monogatari) manga on Thursday. The manga is available for free, and it marks the series' first English release.

The series served as Tamori's debut manga series, and Tamori published the manga in Dakkusu and Pafu in 1978-1979 before serializing it in Asahi Shōgakusei Shimbun from 1981 to 1986. Poplar Publishing republished the series into three compiled volumes in 2003.

XSEED Games' translated edition is from the serialized version of the manga. The company has so far published the first 20 pages of the manga, with more to come on February 9.

A television anime adaptation, also titled Popolocrois Monogatari, ran from 1998 to 1999. An anime sequel, simply titled PoPoLoCrois, ran from 2003 to 2004 with a new main character.

The story takes place in a country by the name of Popolocrois in which the people live peacefully. King Paul is a kind-hearted man who entered into a marriage with one of the daughters of the Ryu clan, Sania, in order to overcome the barriers between the different races. The Queen soon gave birth to a child, Prince Pietro, who will play a significant role in bridging the gap between the humans and the Ryu clan.

XSEED Games will release Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale on the Nintendo 3DS on March 1. The game is a crossover of Epics' PoPoLoCrois Monogatari tactical role-playing game series and Marvelous' Bokujō Monogatari (Story of Seasons/Harvest Moon) farm simulation role-playing game series. The game will allow players to both run a farm and explore the world undertaking quests.

The game shipped in Japan last June. XSEED will publish Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale in North America with both physical and digital versions, and will offer the game in Europe and Australia with a digital version only.

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