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In the United States there are some manga that have been published in Bunko format, the only one I can think of in this moment is GTO: The early years, that's a bunko, 2 volumes in 1, but the quality of the pages wasn't increased in Tokyopop's release and the size was the same as all Tokyopop's releases *DVD size* whilst a normal bunkoban is smaller than a tankoubon.
I love kanzenban editions *O*
In Italy we have a bunch of them like Dragonball, Saint Seiya, Gokinjo Monogatari, Paradise Kiss, Shaman King, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and Slamdunk, these three still on-going. I'm currently collecting - well, since I'm not in Italy, all my series are "on hold" but, still - Slamdunk and I will probably collect Shaman King, too.
Talking about japanese original kanzenbans, I have the first four volumes of Hikaru no Go and I'd like to buy the other volumes, is one of my favourite manga and I went all-fangirling when I found out about the re-edition. Too bad one volume costs 1000 yen - a little bit too much, right now. I also have the last volume of YYH kanzenban and I came here in Japan sure to end up buying the whole manga. One day, I've spotted Yusuke on the table of the new releases and there it was, the bunkoban, so cute and so cheap! I had to buy that one so I probably won't buy the kanzenban anymore. One day I will also get my filthy hand on PoT kanzenban but, again, it's too expensive for me now.
I would sell my soul to Satan to see an Eyeshield 21 kanzenban. That would be awsome. To see a Neuro kanzenban would be even better but that possibility is just too remote. Also a Claymore kanzenban would be much appreciated
In the future I guess that OP, Naruto and Bleach will get kanzenban, even if they are too long and to collect all that volumes would be too expensive.
Talking about non-WSJ manga, I would like to see a Berserk kanzenban and also an Oofuri one. The first because I love the art and I think a re-edition would a) sell well and b) be a good tribute to Berserk. The latter is just for my own pleasure
Oops, it turns out I was confused! My mom has the bunkobon instead. My desire to buy the kanzenban for HnG and FMA still stands. I also saw a kanzenban edition of Monster at BOOK OFF, which I hope to purchase as well.
OP, Naruto and Claymore do have a type of kanzenban but they are like a Weekly Shonen Jump, I havent actually seen/touched/read any of those kanzenban magazines but I think the quality of the paper/ink should be like a WSJ since they are very cheap (Around 1,000Y for like 1,000 pages in some IIRC) OP are called LOGS, Naruto SCROLLS as for Claymore I cant remember the name of the compilation but it was published around the time the anime began airing and has 3 volumes that have all color pages from volume 1 to 10 more or less..Quote:
I have been wanting to buy some kanzenbans from Italy because they are so cheap (Well compared to Japan) I am glad you have both Japanese and Italian kanzenban, are there any diferent in the quality of the paper/ink/covers? I know they must be since Italy Kanzenbans are way cheaper, last time I checked a DB kanzenban was 4 Euros against Japan's 1,000Y (Almost 9 euros)Quote:
Last edited by perroloco; February 14, 2011 at 08:50 PM.
"New" kanzenban edition, Prince of Tennis Kanzenban Season 2
Not to be a nag, but...
It's either "Kanzenban" or "Complete Edition". Or, if you want, call it "Kanzen Edition".
Don't call it Kanzenban Edition because the word "Ban" is already edition. :P
And those "magazines" are NOT Kanzenban, but, rather, a digest/anthology of past chapters.
Here are a list of "Special Editions" that has been mentioned or related to the topic:
単行本/Tankoubon: Regular/Common Volumes of Manga
文庫本/Bunkobon: Smaller but thicker than Tankouban. Printed on better paper. Most of time it would include the color spread/illustration that was not included in Tankouban.
愛蔵版/Aizouban (collector's edition) and 完全版/Kanzenban (complete edition): Bigger, thicker, and printed on excellent paper. Includes all color illustrations.
総集編/Soushuuhen (Compilation): Printed in magazine format and paper mostly, these are meant to bring some of the newer readers up to speed. Think of it as those TV episodes where you have a lot of old footages... It would usually include some extra materials (like, for the 3 Claymore Soushuuhen, they included some character information and analysis).
For Berserk, I doubt it'll have a Kanzenban before it's ended, simply because Hakusensha has yet to release a title in Kanzenban/Aizouban that's on-going.
As for Oofuri... The only on-going series that's made into Kanzenban by Kodansha is Ah! My Goddess, so the chance for that is pretty remote as well.
No, you aren´t a nag (whatever that is LOL) I know Kanzen editions would be the correct term, its just that with the years I got used to forum members, internet articles (I mostly read spanish, I am from Mexico) calling the editions Kanzenban editions, its a hard-to-kill habit.
As for those magazines, is hard to tell, at least the Rokudenashi BLUES is listed in wikipedia as a "magazine-like Kanzenban" (Check the first entry, is for Shueisha titles, the one that says "BLUES") although I reckon neither ONE PIECE, NARUTO or Claymore magazines are there.
Ah, I never knew they actually called the ones for Rokudenashi Blues that... It did explain in the entry the format is closer to Soushuuhen than regular Kanzenban, but why did they call that in the first place... Jeez...
Shueisha loves putting these magazine soushuuhen out, because they know that hardcore fans would buy them even if they already own the tanks (a cheap way to milk extra money?)
It's not just OP, Naruto, and Claymore... They were also ones for Beelze, Gantz, Liar Game, Odagiri Kyouko no Uso, JoJo... And these are just the ones I remembered/bought.
You are telling me there are Soushuuhen of Jojo? Does that mean these have all the color pages of their original publication? Because the Rokudenashi BLUES, ONE PIECE, Naruto and Claymore does have them.
EDIT: FINESTELA, a quick search has shown me that the Shoushuuhen indeed include the colored pages, thank you
EDIT2: Also, if you know of any other publisher that makes books like these please contribute ..
Sadly, the Jojo's reprint is long out of print, is from 2007 print because of the movie-hype, maybe looking on yeasia or other manga sites would help...
Last edited by perroloco; March 29, 2011 at 02:24 PM.
It usually includes the color pages of whatever chapters they have in there, but not more. It also doesn't include the magazine cover art, which is a shame :/
Shoushuuhen always goes out of print really fast, usually faster than magazines... I remember for Claymore ones, I had to order the second volume from s-book.com because they had already run out at amazon and bk1... in less than a month :/
There's also ones for Doraemon from Shogakukan, but otherwise, I can't really recall any non-Shueisha ones...
Oh, and now I remember which ones I missed... D.Gray-man Shoushuuhen... For someone who bought most of the DGM publications out there (databook, light novels, the artbook, and the regular tanks), it'll always be a pain in my heart to not buy those 3 volumes of shoushuuhen... sigh...
I'm sure there are more from Shueisha, but I'm too lazy to look them up (or, rather, just don't care for them :P)
You need to also be aware that Soushuuhens aren't really like, the whole series. They're like Shonen Jump Magazine sized recaps that go over a few important chapters and sometimes have extra posters and stuff. But they're not meant to go over the whole series.
Where as Bunkoubans are basically paperback editions. They're cheap and have more content per book, they're meant to make a completed series easier to buy.
As for the price, it's only slightly cheaper (for Please Save My Earth, the regular tanks would cost roughly 8400 yen, while the bunkouban would cost 7800 yen) in most cases.