Some of you may have seen my Twitter but I recently bought the entire manga collection Death Note all in one book, literally! As a way to promote the live-action Netflix film Death Note movie, Viz Media, English Company that license the manga and anime of titles like Death Note, Naruto and others, licenses and re-release the entire 12-volume of Death Note and compile it into a single book. With this book in my collection, I will talk about the interesting details of the book and I won’t spoil anything related to the story.
When you buy the book new, it has a promotional sticker attached to the plastic wrap promoting the Netflix movie. The book itself is actually encased in a protective case that helps clear away from dust and keep the pages white.
The white sleeve case displays Light with the characters in front and on the edges, it shows the Shinigami Ryuk staring at you. Once you take out the case, you get the book itself with all the pages compressed and the cross on the cover.
Here comes the meat! The book is very small compared to the other manga I own. According to the description, the manga edition has shrunk to pocket size for easy holding and make it easier than caring it like a VizBig or carrying a case of individual books. I was worried that the book was going to have transparent pages; from I heard, the 3-in-1 of the Dragon Ball manga had issues where the paper was too thin. However, the pages in the manga here wasn’t see through and it felt really fine. The binding of the book is pretty strong and durable! You can turn the page to all the way back to the book or start in the beginning and it doesn’t damage the book. I did look into the book and we do get an Epilogue chapter as promised but the took away the funny comic panels instead. One of the comic that I liked is when Ryuk asks Santa Light for a silver GameBoy Advance SP, but it didn’t show up and I think the only way to see it again is if you have the individual books or the black editions (2-in-1).
Overall, the One-in-All set is perfect for new and old fans. It helps collect the entire story and the price is reasonable. I got my book from Barnes and Noble for $28 online and that was with taxes in it. If you don’t mind having a large pocket as oppose to a manga volume, I would recommend it.