DIKSIA.COM - Kirby is a popular video game franchise that features a pink puffball hero who can inhale enemies and copy their abilities.
The games are known for their colorful graphics, whimsical music, and charming characters. But did you know that there is also a series of light novels based on the Kirby games?
Light novels are short books that are usually aimed at young readers and often include illustrations. They are very popular in Japan, where they cover a wide range of genres and topics.
The Kirby light novels are written by Mie Takase and illustrated by sisters Tau Karino and Poto Karono. They are published by Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko, a label that specializes in children's literature.
The first Kirby light novel was released in August 2013 and is still ongoing. The series adapts some of the games, such as Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Kirby Star Allies, but also features original stories that can only be read in the novels.
The novels follow the adventures of Kirby, Waddle Dee, King Dedede, and Meta Knight as they solve the mysteries and problems that occur in Dream Land, a peaceful world full of wonder and magic.
What Makes the Kirby Light Novels Special?
The Kirby light novels are not just simple retellings of the games. They add extra details, characters, and twists that make the stories more engaging and surprising.
For example, in the novel based on Kirby Battle Royale, it is revealed that the Kirby Printer that creates copies of Kirby also made copies of Waddle Dee before.
In the novel based on Kirby Fighters 2, it is explained how the Buddy Fighters Tower came to be and what role the mysterious Masks of Dark Bonds play in it.
The novels also explore the personalities and backgrounds of the main characters, giving them more depth and development.
For instance, in the novel based on Kirby's Return to Dream Land, it is shown how Magolor found and repaired the Lor Starcutter, a spaceship that has a mind of its own.
In some novels, Meta Knight or King Dedede take the spotlight as the protagonists, showing their perspectives and motivations.