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06 January 2018 @ 02:32 pm
Books: Magazines [雑誌]  


Magazines have played a big part in the Biohazard series since its inception, with major publications such as Famitsu often being given exclusivity contracts via Capcom as well as developer builds to produce previews for their games as they're upcoming.

They also are some of the only printed history of older builds, developer notes, and interviews which give us really important insight to the very start and continued growth of the series as a whole. I've acquired quite a number of magazines in my time, both from Japan and English publications, and I love how much of a time capsule some of them can be. Scanning and translating a number of these, accurately, are a priority for preservation. Even if it's going to be an awful job to do.

If you'd like to find a specific book quickly, please utilise the code issued by the book name in the index by searching for it with ctrl+f in your browser.

Index:
Weekly Famitsu No.411 [MA01]
Weekly Famitsu No.422 [MA02]
Weekly Famitsu No.430 [MA03]
Weekly Famitsu No.440 [MA04]
Weekly Famitsu No.445 [MA05]
Weekly Famitsu No.448 [MA06]
Weekly Famitsu No.451 [MA07]
Weekly Famitsu No.460 [MA08]
Weekly Famitsu No.462 [MA09]
Weekly Famitsu No.471 [MA10]
Weekly Famitsu No.472 [MA11]
Weekly Famitsu No.476 [MA12]
Weekly Famitsu No.479 [MA13]
Weekly Famitsu No.482 [MA14]
Weekly Famitsu No.485 [MA15]
Weekly Famitsu No.486 [MA16]
Weekly Famitsu No.487 [MA17]
Weekly Famitsu No.498 [MA18]
Weekly Famitsu No.499 [MA19]
Weekly Famitsu No.506 [MA20]
Weekly Famitsu No.514 [MA21]
Weekly Famitsu No.580 [MA22]
Weekly Famitsu No.666 [MA23]
Weekly Famitsu No.667 [MA24]
Weekly Famitsu No.1385 [MA25]
Weekly Famitsu No.1405 [MA26]
Weekly Famitsu No.1416 [MA27]


Title: Weekly Famitsu No.411 (週刊ファミ通411号) [MA01]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 1/11/1996
Retail: 300円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 106 | Page 107 | Page 108 | Page 109

Information:
First official scoop on Biohazard 2 (the version now known as 1.5) featured across four pages. Set for a ‘tentative March 1997’ release at the time of publishing.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.422 (週刊ファミ通422号) [MA02]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 17/1/1997
Retail: 320円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 264 | Page 265

Information:
Biohazard 2 (1.5) exclusive scoop on BOW faced in the game featured in this issue across two pages.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.430 (週刊ファミ通430号) [MA03]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 14/03/1997
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 135 | Page 256 | Page 257

Information:
Features the Playstation Top 128 Review features Biohazard (scores 9/10/10/9 from the four panelists.) Alongside this, there was the Capcom Biohazard Series special seminar report with first major story info on Biohazard 2, complete with synopsis!

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.440 (週刊ファミ通440号) [MA04]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 23/05/1997
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 2 & 3 | Page 21 | Page 23

Information:
A double page Saturn Biohazard ad graces us right at the start of the magazine. Further in is a multipage preview of Saturn Biohazard.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.445 (週刊ファミ通445号) [MA05]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 27/06/1997
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 184 | Page 185

Information:
Another Saturn preview for Biohazard!

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.448 (週刊ファミ通448号) [MA06]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 27/06/1997
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover

Information:
Apparently there is meant to be a Saturn Exclusive Scoop in this according to the cover - where it is I have yet to find.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.451 (週刊ファミ通451号) [MA07]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 08/08/1997
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 45 | Page 238 | Page 239

Information:
This issue features a Saturn BioHazard ‘In Store Now’ segment, as well as a Saturn Biohazard Battle Game guide.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.460 (週刊ファミ通460号) [MA08]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 10/10/1997
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 45 | Page 125 | Page 126 | Page 127 | Page 128 | Page 129 | Page 130 | Page 131 | Page 132 | Page 133 | Page 134 | Page 135 | Page 136 | Page 137 | Page 138 | Page 139 | Page 140

Information:
This issue has a Biohazard Director’s Cut ’In Store Now’ segment to start. Beyond that is a massive ‘Biohazard World’ multi-feature including a long interview with devs on why Biohazard 1.5 ceased, and the birth of Biohazard 2 as it will come to be with exclusive new images of areas beyond the trial edition.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.462 (週刊ファミ通462号) [MA09]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 24/10/1997
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 176

Information:
This issue features the very first Biohazard 2 Biological Files on … bugs! This was the first official shots of the new non 1.5 version of the game since the long interview.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.471 (週刊ファミ通471号) [MA10]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 26/12/1997
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 73

Information:
This issue has the Biohazard 2 Biological Files on Giant Spiders, Crows, and Zombie Dogs (all the original JP names.)

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)





Title: Weekly Famitsu No.472 (週刊ファミ通472号) [MA11]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 02/01/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 66 | Page 67

Information:
Continuing on the Biohazard 2 Biological Files: Ivy and G-1 and G-2.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.476 (週刊ファミ通476号) [MA12]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 30/01/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 73

Information:
Biohazard 2 Biological Files official preview for future content, as the game's official release looms.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.479 (週刊ファミ通479号) [MA13]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 20/02/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 3 & 4 | Page 8 | Page 107 | Page 108 | Page 109 | Page 110 | Page 111 | Page 112 | Page 113 | Page 114 | Page 115

Information:
This issue starts with a double page ad. Following that is a Weekly Famitsu Express Biohazard 2 sales and merch report, then the continuation of the Biohazard 2 Biological Files on weapons, puzzles, and Ada.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.482 (週刊ファミ通482号) [MA14]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 13/03/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 88 | Page 89

Information:
Once more, we've got Biohazard 2 Biological Files, this time on scenario differences.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.485 (週刊ファミ通485号) [MA15]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 03/04/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 78 | Page 79 | Page 146 | Page 147

Information:
Another Biohazard 2 Biological Files, this time on scenario difference and G-III + G-IV, then secret unlocks (EX Weapons, 4th Survivor).

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.486 (週刊ファミ通486号) [MA16]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 10/04/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 228 | Page 229 | Page 230 | Page 231 | Page 232 | Page 233 | Page 234 | Page 235

Information:
More Biohazard 2 Biological Files, this time with a huge multi-page map and scenario guide.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.487 (週刊ファミ通487号) [MA17]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 17/04/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 66

Information:
Biohazard 2 Biological Files with a 4th Survivor guide.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.498 (週刊ファミ通498号) [MA18]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 03/07/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 8

Information:
Weekly Famitsu Express article on Capcom fan showcase for Biohazard.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.499 (週刊ファミ通499号) [MA19]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 10/07/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 128 | Page 129 | Page 130 | Page 131

Information:
This has a massive Biohazard creator interview about future series progression and Biohazard 3 plans.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.506 (週刊ファミ通506号) [MA20]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 21/08/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 41 | Page 117 | Page 118 | Page 119 | Page 120 | Page 121 | Page 122 | Page 123 | Page 124

Information:
This issue has a Biohazard 2 Dual Shock Ver. ‘In Store Now’ segment on, and a massive version different guide page with USA version guide.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.514 (週刊ファミ通514号) [MA21]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 23/10/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 98 | Page 99

Information:
We're already diving into a Biohazard Code Veronica preview and interview so early, but it is early stages of development after all!

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.580 (週刊ファミ通580号) [MA22]
Publisher: ASCII Corporation (株式会社アスキー)
Released: 28/01/1998
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 104 | Page 105 | Page 106 | Page 107

Information:
A good look at Biohazard 2 N64, and a Biohazard 0 (Provisional Title) scoop. First look at Bio 0 N64 version, which offers a really good insight.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.666 (週刊ファミ通666号) [MA23]
Publisher: Enterbrain (エンターブレイン)
Released: 29/09/2001
Retail: 330円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 24 | Page 25

Information:
This issue has a Gun Survivor 2 Biohazard CODE Veronica feature.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.667 (週刊ファミ通667号) [MA24]
Publisher: Enterbrain (エンターブレイン)
Released: 29/09/2001
Retail: 480円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 23 | Page 24 | Page 25 | Page 26 | Page 27

Information:
A Famitsu exclusive first look at the Gamecube Biohazard remaster was the focal in this issue.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.1385 (週刊ファミ通1385号) [MA25]
Publisher: Enterbrain (エンターブレイン)
Released: 02/07/2015
Retail: 480円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 44 | Page 45

Information:
A Biohazard Revelations 2 PS Vita first look.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.1405 (週刊ファミ通1405号) [MA26]
Publisher: Enterbrain (エンターブレイン)
Released: 19/11/2015
Retail: 480円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 30 | Page 33

Information:
This issue features a Biohazard 0 HD Remaster article.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)




Title: Weekly Famitsu No.1416 (週刊ファミ通1416号) [MA27]
Publisher: Enterbrain (エンターブレイン)
Released: 04/02/2016
Retail: 480円
Language: Japanese
Scans: Cover | Page 2 | Page 142 | Page 143 | Page 144 | Page 145 | Page 146 | Page 147

Information:
We start with a Biohazard Origins Collection ad. Next is a Biohazard 0 HD Remaster article spanning multiple pages with a lot of info on the newly released game. This issue also included DLC codes for in-game t-shirts for Rebecca in 0 HD Remaster.

For article translations, please see [here]. (Coming Soon)