Death Note All-in-One Manga Edition unboxing

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.

 

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New Rurouni Kenshin manga joins Shonen Jump magazine

If you are like me and already subscribed to the English Weekly Shonen Jump, I got good news to tell you. It’s been announced in this week issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine that the popular and classic Shonen manga Rurouni Kenshin will be joining the magazine and it will be a new series. According to the announcement, this new series will take place after the side story Rurouni Kenshin Side Story and the protagonist will be Kenshin. The story will be focused on Hokkaido and it will consist of five arcs! The new series will begin next Monday!

 

News – Squid Girl! Dragon Ball Super toys!! Suzuka manga!!!

It’s already Tuesday and once again I am here with some more news!

Squid Girl

Announced today, North American licenser Sentai Filmworks have obtained the license to the anime series Squid Girl. This means they have the rights to release the anime episodes from seasons 1 and 2, and OVA for home DVDs and Digital outlets like iTunes.

Anime Synopsis:

The cutest little tentacle-haired invader from the sea, Squid Girl, has come to subdue humanity! Unfortunately, she’s in hot water with the Aizawa siblings after a demonstration of her squid powers destroys their restaurant, the Lemon Beach House. Now, she’s forced to work as a waitress for them until she pays off her damages. Between her aquatic puns, bickering with the Aizawa sisters, tiffs with customers, and the many misadventures that come with seaside life, Squid Girl has her hands, and her tentacles, full!

Dragon Ball Super

Announced by Toei and Bandai, the companies revealed today the a line of new Dragon Ball Super toys. What makes this news interesting is that these toys will be release for the US in summer 2017! The action figures will be as tall as either 3.5-inch, 6.5-inch and 7-inch. There will also have collectible sets and even “role-play items” Deluxe Scouters and Deluxe Kamehameha Shooter.

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Suzuka

Announced today, English manga publisher Kodansha (well-known for doing Attack on Titan and A Silent Voice) rescued another manga series called Suzuka. There are total of 18 volumes of the series but recently, the manga in US had only 15 volumes and then discontinued; they were owned by Del Rey. Kodansha will be releasing the manga as well releasing it in digital books like Kindle and Kubo. The first five manga will be released on October 11.

Synopsis:

SHE’S SO COOL Yamato is ready for a fresh start. So when his aunt invites him to stay rent-free in her big-city boarding house in hustling, bustling Tokyo, Yamato jumps at the chance. There’s just one teensy-weensy catch: It’s an all-girl housing complex and spa! Things get even more nerve-racking when Yamato meets his neighbor Suzuka, a beautiful track-and-field star. She’s not just the cutest girl Yamato’s ever met, she’s also the coolest, the smartest, and the most intimidating. Can an ordinary guy like Yamato ever hope to win over a girl like Suzuka?

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Be cautious though, Crunchyroll mentioned digital releases. I am not sure if they will only release the manga as digital first or both.

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman manga review

Rightstuf describes it:

Retired scientist Omori lives alone on a deserted island while continuing his research into time-travel. His quiet life is interrupted when galactic patrolman Jaco crash-lands and decided to move in with him. Can Jaco get along with the old man long enough to save the Earth from a dangerous threat?

This volume also includes a special bonus chapter introducing Dragon Ball Z hero Goku’s parents!

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Projects Revealed – Naruto’s Mangaka Next Project! Bleach’s Announcement Revealed?!

Not one but two different announcements have been made today. One announcement is from Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto and the big announcement to Bleach. Here is the scoop.

Masashi Kishimoto

In a interview in the recent issue of Shueisha’ Jump GIGA, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto announced and confirmed that he is planning on doing a project. He already did research and he said is ready to announce it but he didn’t specify when.

Bleach special announcement

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Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration manga review

Description by Viz:

During the violent upheaval of the Bakumatsu era, Hitokiri Battosai was a feared and ruthless assassin. But now that the Meiji Restoration has begun to heal the wounds of civil war, Battosai has taken up a new name…and a new calling! He is now Himura Kenshin , a rurouni wanderer who has vowed to only draw his sword to protect those in need. But not everyone is pleased with Kenshin’s new direction, and enemies from his dark past have vowed to bring him down!

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Anime/Manga news: Naruto Novel Anime Adaptations and Bleach Surprise Announcement

Naruto

Japan announced that August 4th will be the Naruto novel release of “Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls“; the story story is about Mirai Sarutobi (daughter of Kurenai and Asuma) with Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy and taking placing between the manga chapter 700 and Naruto Novel “Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring“. Announced with the new Naruto book release “Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls“, it’s been announced that three of the Naruto Novels will be become TV anime adaptations. They will be release for the winter. Here is the novels that will be in the anime:

 

Bleach

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Already been announced, the manga Bleach along with Nisekoi will be ending this month and Weekly Shonen Jump will be doing a special color page for these two manga. However, earlier scans in the Japan’s issue reveal that Bleach will have special announcement on August 22nd’s 38 issue.

What do you think is the announcement about? Anime returning? A movie? A manga sequel? Comment below.

Attack on Titan news: Manga Volume 20 previews climax

Mentioned in Crunchyroll, August 9th will release the Japanese manga volume 2o for Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan. This volume, based on the hints, reveals the story’s climax. In a interview with the creator, Isayama informs readers to continue on reading and it might have a “dark ending.” The interview is on the hyperlink.

Currently, volume 19 is released in the U.S.

One Piece news: Story is 65% complete

Like most manga series, every story has a end. With Bleach and Nisekoi ending pretty soon and Naruto being over, we all know that the series One Piece has a long way to go before it finishes the story.

However, according to an interview with the creator of One Piece in the second issue of “Dai One Piece Shimbun”, Oda Sensei tells us some surprising news. According to the interview, the story of One Piece is about 65% in completion in the manga. Another twist is that he mentions he can’t do anymore long story series like One Piece.

In the previous issue in the “One Piece Shimbun” in 2012, the manga was 60% in completion.

Also, yesterday was One Piece birthday!

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Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance manga review

Plot synopsis:

Kazuto Kirigaya (aka Kirito) has survived the death game of Aincrad masterminded by Akihiko Kayaba, programmer of Sword Art Online, and made it back to the real world. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Asuna Yuuki (aka Asuna the Flash), the girl Kirito fell in love with in the game world and who has yet to awaken from her seemingly endless slumber.

As his sister Suguha sadly looks on, Kazuto continues to visit Asuna in the hospital in the hope of finding answers… But one day, the answers suddenly find him in the form of a man who claims to be Asuna’s fiance?! With him, the man brings an in-game screenshot of someone who looks a lot like Asuna being held captive! Now Kirito must dive into an all-new VRMMORPG, Alfheim Online, to bring Asuna home!

Original Story: Reki Kawahara

Art: abec

Art: Tsubasa Hazuki

(May have spoilers if you haven’t read the first arc, Aincrad)

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