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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1425 on: May 08, 2015, 06:53:09 PM »
DH's Berserk volumes are all on sale for 30% off on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Berserk+Vol

This saves you $5 on most volumes.

Might be a good time for me to re-buy some of my volumes. Especially one that had a bathtub problem (this is what happens when you lend your books!)

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1426 on: June 14, 2015, 11:52:38 PM »
Doesn't Viz usually censor their stuff though?

I wouldn't think so since they release both Black Lagoon and Jormungand, two series notable for violence.
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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1427 on: June 27, 2016, 01:04:04 PM »
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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1428 on: June 27, 2016, 04:05:42 PM »
^ that's pretty neat, new fans grab a copy quick.

Since my visit to Kino yesterday, I was meaning to see what the state of DH's re-released volumes were, in terms of stock. With the new anime airing in a week, there's always going to be interest in the series and the possibility of new fans checking out/ buying the manga (hopefully). At a time like this, here's where we stand with DH volume availability on their website - volumes not in stock are 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36.

RightStuff currently has every volume available (phew!) with the exception of volume 5. Thankfully, TFAW has that volume. So, that's good for any fan who might want to support the series as of today.
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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1429 on: August 25, 2016, 10:10:11 PM »
Dark Horse apparently has no plans to reprint Berserk in the near future. Looks like it's a bad time to be an English reading fan. Maybe once (if?  :magni:) they localize volume 38 they'll start rolling out some reprints.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1430 on: August 25, 2016, 10:54:08 PM »
Dark Horse apparently has no plans to reprint Berserk in the near future. Looks like it's a bad time to be an English reading fan. Maybe once (if?  :magni:) they localize volume 38 they'll start rolling out some reprints.

Those bastards.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1431 on: September 23, 2016, 06:14:51 AM »
Yeah I am currently reading the manga and volumes 6 and 7 are now out of print. Does anyone here have an extra pair of those volumes they want to sell? The prices on ebay and amazon are ridiculous, over 60 dollars.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1433 on: September 29, 2016, 04:57:35 AM »

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1435 on: October 24, 2016, 08:50:46 PM »
I already posted this on Reddit but I'll go ahead and post here, too.



The freakin spines. Seriously, Dark Horse? I was really excited when my package arrived and this kind of soured my mood a bit. I hope they fix this in the next batch because this looks really sloppy.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1436 on: October 24, 2016, 09:26:02 PM »
I already posted this on Reddit but I'll go ahead and post here, too.

http://i.imgur.com/V7mp4f0.jpg

The freakin spines. Seriously, Dark Horse? I was really excited when my package arrived and this kind of soured my mood a bit. I hope they fix this in the next batch because this looks really sloppy.

I'm actually amazed that not even two of them align perfectly. It seems they really worked hard to ensure it'd be inconsistent.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1437 on: October 25, 2016, 12:47:52 AM »
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME.

Horrible.  Absolutely horrible.  I'm missing one volume and now I guess I have to resort to ebay for it.

Does that also mean all future releases will have this new spine???  DH WHY.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1438 on: October 25, 2016, 01:07:21 AM »
Shit. That means volume 38 is going to be borked too when it finally gets here. Way to go DH!  :ubik:

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1439 on: October 25, 2016, 07:14:26 AM »
Shit. That means volume 38 is going to be borked too when it finally gets here. Way to go DH!  :ubik:

Please, tell me this is not the case....  :schierke:

I can't believe it, how can you do a mistake like that, or maybe it wasn't a mistake...even then, why?  :mozgus:

Why Dark Horse? This basically would extetically ruin our collections on the shelf.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1440 on: October 25, 2016, 02:03:01 PM »
Guys calm down just buy the whole series again.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1441 on: October 25, 2016, 02:57:30 PM »


The freakin spines. Seriously, Dark Horse? I was really excited when my package arrived and this kind of soured my mood a bit. I hope they fix this in the next batch because this looks really sloppy.

You sweet summer children don't know the pain of collecting the three (four?!) different spines throughout Viz's various rebrandings of Vagabond since 2003.  :judo:

But admittedly, this change seems stupid. The DH logo was already there at the top — why does it need to be on there twice, AND to displace the other elements so that it's not consistent? Maybe DH had a problem with advertising a third party (Digital Manga Publishing). Which makes me wonder...

Sareth, could you thumb through one of those new reissued prints and see if DMP is mentioned anywhere in the first few pages or the end? Anything different about the companies listed?
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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1442 on: October 25, 2016, 03:01:53 PM »
You sweet summer children don't know the pain of collecting the three (four?!) different spines throughout Viz's various rebrandings of Vagabond since 2003.  :judo:

LOLLL so true.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1443 on: October 25, 2016, 03:25:16 PM »
That new spine looks awful in comparison, ooofff.

I'm always lending out my volumes to friends who want to read em but I might have to get selective because if there's going to be damage, I can't afford to grab another volume that'll have a different spine in the middle of the stack ... 38 and on I presume will look like this? UGH.

Guys calm down just buy the whole series again.

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You sweet summer children don't know the pain of collecting the three (four?!) different spines throughout Viz's various rebrandings of Vagabond since 2003.  :judo:

I know what you mean :sad: ... the only consolation is that the spines for Vagabond's Japanese issues have stayed the same over the years. With Berserk, that's now changed too.
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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1444 on: October 25, 2016, 03:38:27 PM »
I'm always lending out my volumes to friends who want to read em but I might have to get selective because if there's going to be damage, I can't afford to grab another volume that'll have a different spine in the middle of the stack ... 38 and on I presume will look like this? UGH.

Solution: Starting with Vol 38, all new volumes go on a different shelf. Then the spines will appear consistent to their neighbor :slan:
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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1445 on: October 25, 2016, 03:45:12 PM »
Solution: Starting with Vol 38, all new volumes go on a different shelf. Then the spines will appear consistent to their neighbor :slan:

Not enough Upvotes for that solution to be given in less than an hour. I'll have to rearrange the series in such a way to have Vaga~REA~Aki~Dunk on top to offset the spacing and get a Berserk shelf going in the middle of the shelf. Then there's also the Japanese volumes and their new spines to deal with :azan:
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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1446 on: October 25, 2016, 04:13:35 PM »
Unpopular opinion: you guys care too much about those spines. It's shitty, sure, but get over it... It's not the end of the world.

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1447 on: October 25, 2016, 04:37:26 PM »
Unpopular opinion: you guys care too much about those spines. It's shitty, sure, but get over it... It's not the end of the world.

I was thinking the same thing. I'm lucky enough to have one of the earlier prints so they line up decent, but if I were in other's shoes I wouldn't waste money re-buying them all again just for alignment. What really matters is the content, which is unchanged.  :iva:

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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1448 on: October 25, 2016, 04:40:44 PM »
Unpopular opinion: you guys care too much about those spines. It's shitty, sure, but get over it... It's not the end of the world.

I'm "over" it. It's not like this will stop me from buying future volumes. But the sudden, arbitrary change of the spines is naturally upsetting to those of us who care about such things. In an ideal world, these things would match up. They won't anymore, and that's unfortunate, hence the growing chorus of piercing whines from the thread. It's a small concern, but a concern nonetheless.

if I were in other's shoes I wouldn't waste money re-buying them all again just for alignment.

Gobs was joking though .... right?  :magni:
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Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Reply #1449 on: October 25, 2016, 04:46:26 PM »
What really matters is the content, which is unchanged.  :iva:

Unfortunately, that's the worst part of the Dark Horse editions. Spine uniformity was a relative strength before! :ganishka: