"Deathtrap Dungeon" Author Not Entirely Pleased by Japan's Moe Presentation of Adventure Gamebook

See what happens when publisher of "Queen's Blade" gets a hold of your book

When English fantasy author Ian Livingstone's Fighting Fantasy adventure gamebook was first published in Japan, it used a localized version of the Puffin Books' original 1984 cover. Hobby Japan's 2008 version, not so much. And, let's say that Livingstone isn't entirely enamored with the later book art from Yosai Kuchu, designer of Queen's Blade's Nanael and character designer on the Makai Tenshi Jibril ero-game series.


1984 original Puffin cover


2008 Wizard cover


2008 HJ Bunko cover


Comparisons from Deathtrap Dungeon and Steve Jackson's House of Hell

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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