From the article: "In Japan, video game art and design is celebrated. People relish game design and respect the effort that went into creating them, resulting in the plentiful publication of books filled with various designs and extra images from games. In fact, nearly every major video game release has an art book devoted to it.
These art books aren't the flimsy pubs found roaming wild in North America. You know what I'm talking about - 16~20 page pamphlets that some companies try to pass off as limited edition, sacred, preorder items. The art books in Japan are of extremely high quality with dust covers, or even hard cover compilations. They are to be treasured.
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