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Berserk => Manga Mausoleum => Topic started by: Walter on June 15, 2016, 02:05:41 AM

Title: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Walter on June 15, 2016, 02:05:41 AM
You can see on Amazon Japan (https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AF-36-%E3%83%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%E3%82%A2%E3%83%8B%E3%83%9E%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9-%E4%B8%89%E6%B5%A6%E5%BB%BA%E5%A4%AA%E9%83%8E-ebook/dp/B01GZH4AH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1465959658&sr=1-1&keywords=%E3%83%99%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%AF+36) how some of the older volumes are being reissued (digitally only, so far) using the new cover wrap elements.

(http://skullknight.net/images/new37.png)
(http://skullknight.net/images/new36.png)
(http://skullknight.net/images/new35.png)

I couldn't find any others that are doing this at the moment. It's a small detail, but the "reissue" version of these recent volumes aligns with where Hakusensha-E's digital editions had stopped (http://www.hakusensha-e.net/top?id=1226). They've had 1-34 available digitally for about 2 years now, but hadn't done the newer ones. So, now Amazon is selling Kindle editions of these newer volumes, and I guess the publisher decided to throw on a new coat of paint?
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Delta Phi on June 15, 2016, 02:38:29 AM
Interesting. I wonder how long until the old covers are replaced physically. I'd really like to have a full run of the original covers before they are cycled out.
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: jackson_hurley on June 15, 2016, 02:53:57 AM
Interesting. I wonder how long until the old covers are replaced physically. I'd really like to have a full run of the original covers before they are cycled out.

Yeah I need to re-buy some of my volumes because they've been read too many times. I should have bought two copies of each. Hehe
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Aazealh on June 15, 2016, 09:12:06 AM
I still really wish they'd drop the bird and smoke...
As for the collection aspect, I don't really mind. I might get volume 1 again for the new cover illustration, but the design itself? Who cares if it's different.
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Walter on June 15, 2016, 09:57:35 AM
Who cares if it's different.

My precious spines...  :judo:
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Lawliet on June 15, 2016, 11:27:40 AM
Was hoping they'd at least keep the original logo, as I'm fond of it.

(http://berserkstatues.com/skdotnet/helmets/BerserkMangaLogo.jpg)
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Walter on June 15, 2016, 01:03:31 PM
Yeah, I also don't like how busy the title portion of the new covers is. And that smoke covering up the lettering... are we sure it hasn't been renamed to REBSEBK?
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Aazealh on June 15, 2016, 03:39:38 PM
My precious spines...  :judo:

:magni:

(https://brundleflyonthewall.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/predator-2-04.jpg)
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Uriel on June 17, 2016, 04:29:25 AM
My perfectionist collector is dying inside.

https://twitter.com/berserk_project/status/743655243435515906
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Squiddot on June 17, 2016, 06:43:59 AM
Not sure if bright saturated colours work on the titles individually, but it looks nice in the context of the whole series together on a shelf. I'm interested in that Puck image on the back of 30, i don't recognise it. Could be that we'll get some new art out of these redesigns!
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Walter on June 17, 2016, 10:59:31 AM
Thanks, Uriel!

That looks like a new image on the back. Wonder if they'll change the inside jacket images too.
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: jackson_hurley on June 17, 2016, 11:41:20 AM
Puck sitting on a beherit! That's nice.
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Mangetsu on June 17, 2016, 05:04:26 PM
That Puck illustration looks nice!

I haven't had the chance to own a Japanese Berserk volume yet, so i guess i will just go with these. Besides the title and the smoke, I'm actually fine with the borders.

More than anything, I'm curious to see if there will be more  new stuff like that Puck illustration which we hadn't seen yet.
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Aazealh on June 17, 2016, 06:54:23 PM
I'm interested in that Puck image on the back of 30, i don't recognise it.

It's new. To be fair the old one was really old.

More than anything, I'm curious to see if there will be more  new stuff like that Puck illustration which we hadn't seen yet.

I doubt it. Except maybe a new illustration on the dust jacket of volume 1.
Title: Re: Old volumes, new covers
Post by: Uriel on June 18, 2016, 02:32:20 AM
My precious spines...  :judo:

I know that feel.

Years of collecting. Beautiful bookshelves of uniform manga spines, like pretty maids all in a row... like.. pretty.. maids... :judo:

I'll be walking into the bookstore with a heavy heart next week when the next volume comes out.