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I just found this blog with an interesting scan.

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It seems to be from a magazine, and there's the "©Sega" at the corner, but I'm still not sure what to think of it. Does anyone know anything about this? Or enough Japanese to translate the blog?

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Curious indeed.. maybe PM Seiya? I still kinda wanna message her about the OST liner notes..

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Very strange indeed. Part of me believes its nothing but some fan-work or something.. but part of me hopes to god its some Reala JoD concept art.

That Reala laugh is amazing.

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Hmm. That is quite odd. How on earth did you come across this rare gem, Josse? XD

It's obviously some kind of design for Reala as the character at the top has Reala's torso design but...what the hell is up with it's head? o.O

I'll get Seiya on this right away, people. Fear not. Translations shall soon come. :)

--edit--
Right. I've just emailed Seiya. I'll let you guys know the second i hear any news from her.

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Whuuuuut??? 0-0;;; ...... Ohwaitaminute!!! You know how TRiPPY's art was featured in a magazine a long while back? This might be one of those magazines, and these are fan-things, because that one of pink NiGHTS (Christmas?) in the upper left corner says 'INER NOTES' (possibly 'WINNER NOTES') in plain English. ^-^

..... Hmm... wait... it seems to actually say 'LINER NOTES'. That is odd, but I just wanted to state my theory on what this is a scan of. ^-^;;;

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Whuuuuut??? 0-0;;; ...... Ohwaitaminute!!! You know how TRiPPY's art was featured in a magazine a long while back? This might be one of those magazines, and these are fan-things, because that one of pink NiGHTS (Christmas?) in the upper left corner says 'INER NOTES' (possibly 'WINNER NOTES') in plain English. ^-^

..... Hmm... wait... it seems to actually say 'LINER NOTES'. That is odd, but I just wanted to state my theory on what this is a scan of. ^-^;;;


uur...TRiPPY's art was featured in a magazine? o.O which one? You may be refering to Sonic the Comic but that was fanart that she sent in to be printed in a comic book back in 1997.
This seems much different. The writing at the top seems to say 'Liner Notes', meaning this could very well be from a magazine covering an article on game development or better yet, an art book.

Also, i highly doubt it's JoD. Though, after what we heard about NiGHTS' costumes during the concept stages of JoD's development, this could be just about anything.

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Ehehe, I guess that's where it was featured; all I could remember was hearing she got her art in something that was published, so silly me assumed it was a magazine of some sort. ^^;;;

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Holy cow that is funktastic.. O_O It looks like some kind of NiGHTS/Majin Boo Reala baby.. XD

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Haha, so I'm not the only one who checks cbb's blog.

My initial reaction is some sort of knockoff/bootleg...thing.

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I know enough Japanese to be frustrated by not fully understanding the blog and to give up before even trying to read the whole thing!

However I think that the blogger is not entirely sure what is up with the image and is curious if anyone knows.
I could be way off the mark though. I only know about 100 kanji or so, the print is small, and my vocabulary is limited! (I've got a million excuses)

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Well Seiya sent a quick reply back saying she'll just ask her friend who wrote the journal. But she said it's official SEGA Reala work.
I'm thinking definately NiD since they wouldn't have to redesign Reala THAT much for JoD since he was already an established character.

We'll let you guys know more and try get a bigger scan/photo to gawp at.

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I had a feeling it was NiD related. And judging by the layout i'm still thinking this is some rare artbook or something. It just doesn't look like the way a magazine article would position it's columns.

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Looks interesting, it'd be cool to see what it says, yup.

Though that Laughing Reala thing at the bottom scares me D:

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Hmm. That is quite odd. How on earth did you come across this rare gem, Josse? XD

I checked out some links from Seiya's blog. It's amazing what you can find just through link-hopping and a bit of patience.

[...] the print is small

I feared as much. The blogger usually posts small pics.

Though that Laughing Reala thing at the bottom scares me D:

You too, huh? The Reala-kinda-NiGHTS-hybrid thing above doesn't help much either D:

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the laughing reala image remind me of this:
http://image50.websh...95dBihen_ph.jpg

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Would I be wrong to pose that this is concept art for 360/PS3 NiGHTS?

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The laughing Reala tickles my fancy in the most non-sexual way possible.

But it looks like it's NiD concept art. See Reala's eyes? They don't have the black line make-up on O:

...but srsly, who's that person above Reala? o__o could it be Selph? And that person above Reala and Reala below looks like they combines in the actual finished product. Reala inherited that guy's diamonds on his chest XD

And how old is this?

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I highly doubt that is Selph for the sheer fact that if you look closely at the top image you will see that the weird character at the top of the page has Reala's torso ...and if you look a little closer he has Reala's eye make-up. I think they combined aspects of those two designs and created the Reala we've all seen in NiGHTS into Dreams.

Seiya apparently knows the person who wrote the blog and she's asking her where she got this image from and stuff. The actual blog itself is speaking more about a doujinshi that the owner of the blog is planning on drawing yet they briefly talk about these Reala design concepts.

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Well, slightly off-topic, I think it COULD be grounds for PS3/360 sequel, since I'm personally thinking that it is going to have the character's changed again.

but i dunno

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Ok guys:

Hi DiGi-san and TRiPPY-san.:(

I got a reply from the owner of that blog.
That picture was put in an old magazine called "SEGA Saturn Magazine".
That was published 12 years ago in only Japan. And people could get it in only the game arcades of SEGA.

That's really rare because that magazine was discontinued already.
She said that magazine has more NiGHTS designs, but they're all strange. Hm, I think so too. lol


I'll ask if she can get better scans/photos and to see the other character designs too! :) This is awesome!

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I just asked if Seiya can get her friend to scan the images and then if Seiya can also translate what it all says.

Here's hoping they can do it. This is the closest we've ever come to seeing the original NiD concept work. ^_^

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Awesome! =D I hope they'll say yes, I love seeing concept art!

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It's entirely possible that a concept design for Self will be among the designs from this magazine. This is sounding very interesting.

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Am I wrong in hearing from somewhere that NiGHTS was originally a bird, but the executives/producers/whoever judges the ideas said he needed to be human to be more empathetic? If I am right in my remembering, I'd really really really really love to see BiRD NiGHTS, because I like birds and I like NiGHTS. ^-^

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Am I wrong in hearing from somewhere that NiGHTS was originally a bird, but the executives/producers/whoever judges the ideas said he needed to be human to be more empathetic? If I am right in my remembering, I'd really really really really love to see BiRD NiGHTS, because I like birds and I like NiGHTS. ^-^

You're right, that was in this site's What Makes NiD? page. That would be cool to see. There might even be more than just concept art for the Nightmarens, though. Wonder what came up when they were designing Claris and Elliot?

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i have remaked that *"Self"* image if you wan't to saw this. i think what this scan was from early 1996 or mid 1995 since the reala's style is too simple, also is you take a view in the up left corner you can see a nights with a christmas style, well that style looks very diferent to the actual style, the style from this scan looks more simple too. also the guy from above has the night's colors, reala's torso , and a "drop" head , and has pants. also as you can see in other part of the scan, the guy from above uses his tongue to attack (maybe). well that's so rare. or maybe the guy from above was supposed to be a prototype of the actual nights. or maybe this was self

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Edit: oh i forget something : the guy from above has more muscles than that reala from the scan, maybe this guy from above was a reala concept too.

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As cool as that is, how many of you are not actually listening to what i've just told you?
Seiya has said those two character designs are of REALA! Not Selph. Enough with the Selph talk. If something comes up on Selph then there will be no doubt in my mind that Seiya will tell us about it. Until then, stop speculating that those images are of Selph because it's officially of Reala during his design stages.

Now back on topic, that top version of Reala's design seems to have some sort of 'ear ring' thing going on. At least that's what it looks like to me. Also, the top design has Reala's eye liner.

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:huh: ok Digi Valentine, please calm down :huh: . we will stop speculating about that scan. :angry: also if i decide to draw that pink reala desing is because i decided to help by showing that concept in front view :(

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My apologies. The recent 'Sonic' related news has annoyed me a tad, that's all.

That is good work on the pixel art. It looks very neat and tidy. :angry:

As for everybody else reading this though - trust me, Selph is not on that page. Though that being said, he may be on another page if there is more where this came from. Who knows what we will find out from this. :huh:

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DiGi needs some Chocolate.

Maybe the thread should be locked?

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If only i had chocolate, lol. XD;

Nah, we'll keep this thread open until i hear anymore news from Seiya. If it's all good and we get more scans then we'll make another thread and delete this topic. Until then i'll keep this one open. :huh:

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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha :huh:

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As for everybody else reading this though - trust me, Selph is not on that page. Though that being said, he may be on another page if there is more where this came from. Who knows what we will find out from this. :huh:

This is what I was assuming. Actually, I imagine that Self's design wouldn't be very interesting on it's own, It was probably just NiGHTS with an Inverted/Reversed color scheme. It would just be cool to find out what it was.

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Hahaha. Great. That's cool, thanks for that! XD You're quite good with pixel art, i see.

Also, sorry for the slow developments on this topic. Seiya has not got back to me yet. I believe she's rather busy at the moment so we'll just have to sit tight and wait until then. ^_^

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liner_notes

I looked Liner Notes up on wikipedia, and thats the link. Maybe its from a demo audio disc or a REALLY rare soundtrack album??

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<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liner_notes" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liner_notes</a>

I looked Liner Notes up on wikipedia, and thats the link. Maybe its from a demo audio disc or a REALLY rare soundtrack album??



Or it could just be engrish...

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Well, well, well, this is quite an interesting turn... I regret not looking at this earlier... although I highly doubt this is for an upcoming game the concept art seems abit too... how can I say this... cartoony? for a.... NiGHTS... video... game............................................................................
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... oh god they're not making a NiGHTS cartoon series are they!? O_o
and remember hope is simply an amplifier of disappointment...

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It's concept art from back in the day of Reala for NiGHTS into Dreams...


How many times must i say this? ¬_¬

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I agree with DiGi at least on the age of the artwork; this definitely has stark similarities to the style of the original character design-drawings for NiD.

And don't you think if these were more recent, they'd look a bit... I don't know... snazzier? Especially those bright white highlights on the hat and stuff?

Unless someone went out and purposefully faked these, I sincerely doubt they're any younger than the design sketches of NiGHTS as we see him in NiD.

EDIT: Apologies to Yuji if that sounded insulting; I don't think it's bad art, it's just... er... um... *headdesk* I'm sorry... ;-;




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