NOTE: this quote tag contains three quotes in Japanese and thne Kizyr's translations (FYI)
I dunno why I'm still bothering, but if this will help satisfy your curiousity, this is about the best you're going to find at this point. Following are spot translations (i.e., no editing), 'cause I'm not gonna spend a lot of time on this.
Tsutaya Online (game store): http://www.tsutaya.co.jp/item/game/view ... d=30019140
(Intro to Lunar Series) 1992年メガCDで発売され人気を博したシリーズ1作目『ルナザ・シルバースター』、1994年に発売された2作目『ルナ2 エターナルブルー』、そして外伝『魔法学園ルナ』『ルナさんぽする学園』の発売、さらに小説やコミック、映画と「ルナ」旋風を巻き起こし続けた“ルナ”のシリーズ第3弾が11年ぶりに登場！DSで新たに紡がれる“ルナ”の物語とは…？!
"The first Lunar story, 'Lunar: The Silver Star' was sold and gained popularity on the Mega CD in 1992. In 1994 was the second game, 'Lunar 2: Eternal Blue'. And then the side-story, 'Magical School Lunar' / 'Lunar Walking School' was released, also as a novel, comic, and as a movie. Now the Lunar series continues with a third part after 11 years! A new story is told on the Nintendo DS...?!"
Yodobashi.com (store): http://www.yodobashi.com/enjoy/more/i/39760327.html
"In 1992 was 'Lunar: The Silver Star' on the Mega CD. With beautiful animation, wonderful characters, and an amazing story, it gained much popularity. Then in 1994 was released the awaited second part, 'Lunar 2: Eternal Blue'. It was ported to the Saturn, Playstation, GBA, and PC platforms. Then the side-story 'Magical School Lunar' / 'Lunar: Walking School' was released, likewise a novel, comic, and movie."
Murauchi.com (store): http://www.murauchi.com/MCJ-front-web/C ... 000669501/
●「ルナ ザ・シルバースター」、「ルナ２エターナルブルー」、外伝である、「魔法学園ルナ」、「ルナ さんぽする学園」に続くシリーズ第3作目として位置付けられる、完全オリジナルストーリーで登場です！！
"The Lunar series has come to the DS. It makes full use of the DS's dual-screen and touch panel. Enjoy the newest part of the Lunar world!!
- Character Supervision and Art Design is by the same person who has done the Lunar series until now, Toshiyuki Kubooka. So fans of the original should feel at east that they can enjoy this new Lunar world!!
- This comes as the third part of the series, and an entirely new story, succeeding 'Lunar: The Silver Star', 'Lunar 2: Eternal Blue', and the side-story, 'Magical School Lunar' / 'Lunar: Walking School'."
I'm just running through and translating the meaning, so it's a bit off. Honestly, this is the best you'll find after all these years. If it's not enough, meh, remain unconvinced. Doesn't affect me any. KF
Heh. Thank you for the effort of finding those quotes and then translating them. That was very nice of you
Of course, my next question is: Are any of the three people who you quoted there have anything to do with the Lunar MS development team?
I'm not even sure WHY you're bothering to look for anything. After everything you've read here, you are not satisfied? If somebody says that it IS part of the main series, will you drop it?
If someone here can get a quote from anyone on the Lunar MS development team (English or Japanese or a Japanese magazone scan/other printed source - Japanese will have to be translated by someone here of course) saying Lunar Walking School (game Gear) OR Lunar: Magical School (Saturn) is a "side-story", "spinoff", or "Gaiden", then yes!
NOTE: The quote must MENTION Lunar WS or Lunar MS itself
That's why I'm here to find out conclusively one way or the other.
(or at least to TRY anyway - you may be right; the info I want may simply NOT be out there - doesn't mean I can't ask for it tho- maybe I'll get lucky and someone will have seen it or wil find it
Your question has also been answered many, many times. Kiz and Ghaleon1 gave you several sources.
Every quote that has been given to me so far has been a "proof of omission". where people claim it is proof because while talking about the Lunar Game series Lunar WS or Lunar MS was NOT mentioned at all(except for tohsse 3 quotes Kizyr just posted, he has ot get back to me on those
I am asking for a proof of Inclusion, where Lunar WS or Lunar MS are actually mentioned IN the quote itself.
"The terms prequel, sequel, gaiden, and side-quest have been described/explained to you, (several times now) so how can you disagree with a definition?"
Firstly , I know what a Gaiden / side-quest is now specifically thanks to people here
Secondly, the term prequel has many relative parts to it. I see a prequel as taking place before the earlier games in the series and NOT NECESSARILY HAVING a LOT (or even any) direct story links/ties to the earlier games in the series. Many OTHER rpg series do this (have very few story links with the earlier games.
People (well some at least) here see "prequel" as taking place before the earleir games in the series and REQUIRING a LOT of direct story links with the earlier games in the series. For example, people here have called Lunar Dragon Song a prequel because it has direct story links to Eternal Blue and Silver Star (Dragons, Dragonmasters, Althena, etc.)
However, I would see Lunar Dragon Song asa prequel even if it did NOT have those story links and simpyl took palce before (chronologically in the Lunar world) EB and SS.