Random: Kirby’s Dream Buffet will become a literary classic with a book adaptation
Here’s the video game adaptation to the book you never knew you wanted – Kirby’s Dream Buffet, 2022’s adorable snack-based board game starring the pink puffball, is getting its own novel in Japan, Automaton reports Media.
Yes really. We know Kirby games can go wild with their lore, but Dream Buffet is definitely not the first slice of pie we think of when considering which Kirby games to adapt into a novel. But it takes one. A game where you roll around and try to eat as many treats as possible is getting a novel – not a cookbook! By the way, we’d love a Kirby cookbook, but let’s get down to business here – Why Kirby’s Dream Buffet? Well, it’s actually quite simple – Kirby actually has a whole series of light novels in Japan, written by Mie Takase.
Automaton Media has given a rough translation of the synopsis for Takase’s upcoming Kirby novel – and it features a galactic witch who has created a mountain of snacks using a magic fork. This fork has the power to grant wishes. So food and wishes are a perfect combination for Kirby? It’s not that easy though, as Meta Knight and King Dedede are shrunk inside this tasty mountain.
Now, when it comes to Kirby, there are currently 25 light novels dating back to 2013. The latter two are based on Kirby and the Forgotten Land, but many feature original stories that draw inspiration from the games and merchandise. We have a feeling Kirby’s Dream Buffet will be more on that side, but who knows? Wikirby has a good overview of all the light novels so far on their page.
A light novel is a style of young adult book in Japan, often around 50,000 words. They often feature manga art, and many manga and anime begin life as a light novel. Sword Art Online, Haruhi Suzumiya, Durarara!!and Full Metal Panic! are just a handful of popular series that were originally light novels. So Kirby has great company.
The book is slated for release on December 14 in Japan, and you can check out its listing on publisher Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko’s website.
Kirby may be well on his way to his next literary masterpiece with this adaptation. Ride and let us know what you think!