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Yea, glad it's time to have volume 19 coming up in December. Can't wait to see how high its sell is.xD
Updated compilation Data:
*Note that 'compilation' means that it's a collection of important bits from products like photobooks, drama CDs, anime, etc.
D.Gray-man compilations are being published 3 months in a row!
536 pages/ 560 yen/ B5 size (182 × 257 in mm; 7.2 × 10.1 in inches)
All volumes come with a two page A2 poster specially drawn for the occasion.
D.Gray Party I (13/Nov) Shueisha Book Navi link (There's only a notice atm - Page will be have info on the 13th of November)
D.Gray Party II (11/Dec)
D.Gray Party III (Jan 2010)
Cover for 1st compilation:
Also, there's a special website relating to DGP (D.Gray Party) but it's only accessible for Japanese mobiles: http://mangacapsule.jp/DGP
Preview of the phone site overlayed with purple lettering:
Last edited by TitaniumChloride; November 02, 2009 at 07:08 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
563 pages! 8D
That's a lot of stuff (and average tankoubun only has about 200+ pages, maybe less) and three books would make up to 1500+ pages. Still, it's just a compilation about their products, etc to date, not exactly what I'm hoping for :3
Personally, I'm hoping for another fanbook, but from the trend that I see with other comics (Naruto, Prince of Tennis), one volume of fanbook is published after every 10 volumes of tankoubun. And since DGM's first fanbook was published around volume 15... maybe I'll have to wait another 10 - 15 volumes to get another one D:
At any rate, I'll be scouring Kinokuniya on Nov 13th to find this book (and the whole week if it's not published on the day itself).
Ack, sorry! I checked the page number again and it's 536. >< That's still a lot though. Do you know what other compilations for other series are like? I was trying to do a comparison to see what to expect from the DGM one but the details I find are in Japanese that I don't really get (a.k.a too lazy to work through).
No worries, 536 is still a lot
Anyway, I googled up on Shueisha Soshuhen to see what other series are there and as expected, I found Naruto and One Piece. I can't find a proper description that explains what a soshuhen is, but based on the reviews, I think a Shueisha Soshuhen means that the manga chapters are compiled into a thicker volume and republished again with extra colour pages and so forth.
Basically, it's like a collector's item... That doesn't sound good, does it? T-T
I know OP and Reborn hitman have their compilation book and probably they are more or less similar.
eh... is 総集编「灰ノ飨宴１」 the first of the series of complilation that you guys been talking about? what exactly is in the content and will we get to see it, for those that wont be able to get their hands on it in their countries?[/QUOTE]
Well,yes,but it hasn't published yet.it will be on sale on 11/13.It's not difficult for ordinary people in China to buy a book from Japan and there will always be someone to scan it or even translate it.
The content:information about goods including Anime,the movie version,Album
and so on.(Sorry I cannot translate it well)
That makes sense, the compilations sound like they are targeted at Jump SQ readers to familiarize themselves with the series without buying all 18 volumes of it....and color pages in chapter volumes always sound like a good thing to buy to me. xD
However, if the compilations are for retelling/summarizing the story so far, why are Kanda and Allen in their ver.3 uniforms and not in the very first ones? o_O Is the Allen cover with Road and Tyki going to be for the second compilation, representing the Rewinding Town and Fallen!Arc?
Another thing that's interesting is that Allen is on the cover for both perspective covers, which Hoshino's never really done before....weird.
Either way this sounds awesome, I hope they sell well~
that was the first thing coming up in my mind coz it makes sense to get SQ readers to know DGM. but is it possible to wape 18 volumes up in three thick books and how would they continue to buy vol 19 =.=? but yea, its possible still.
and u raised a very good point , they are wearing the 3rd uniform and I guess it would be something new to see.
Thank you very much! Volume 19, great!! And i just saw i can already buy volume 18 in Spanish!!! XDD
Last edited by TitaniumChloride; November 07, 2009 at 10:46 PM.
Information about the first Compilation Book has been posted.
Apparently, it will contain chapters 1-42 and a poster of Allen and Kanda. There is a mention of something like "3 connection", but I have no idea what that means.
Last edited by riki; November 10, 2009 at 09:28 PM.
Erm, I think the '3 connection' bit is just saying that the compilation will be continuing for 3 issues.
I really hope there's a bit more to it than what the current description says though... Darn marketing ploys. orz