Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Complete version means ...

I'm asked a question about complete version. I wrote it in new titles.

Almost manga books are published as normal editon. It's called 'Shinsho ban' in Japanese. You usually see the edition.

Manga books go out of print after years. Sure, popular manga series go through several impressions, though. But some of them are very popular and are selling very well even after years of final volume such as Dragom Ball. In that case, publishers provide various version. For example, pocketbook, cheap edition for convenience stores and complete version.

Complete version is usually better than normail edition.
Almost ones are begger size. And some of them contain something special.

For example, 'Boys Over Flowers' was published as complete version recently. I guess that's why the drama is broadcast on TV. The complete version adds some illustrations and essays which weren't contained in normail version. Normail version is 36 volumes long. Complete version is 20 volumes long. And the #20 contains new episode (50 pages) !! The fans can't help but read it!

Does that answer you?
Please let me know if you have any questions.

1 comment:

Katsumi said...

Ah, that helps me a lot! Thank you very much! ^o^