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So what is the difference between the unabridged edition and the regular edition, you ask? Great explanation courtesy of Michiyo-!
QUOTE (Michiyo- @ Jul 5 2011, 05:14 AM)
...The difference between the unabridged edition and the regular edition is that the unabridged edition's size is larger, the covers are newly drawn, they contain color pages (pages that were color in Gangan magazine, but were black & white in the regular edition). Also, they contain 6 chapters instead of 4 (so there'll be 18 volumes altogether instead of 27). Plus, they're twice the price (1000 Yen, while the regular is 420 Yen).
- Some images of Vol.1 can be found here and here, courtesy of Michiyo- and redon23. - Some images of Vol.2 can be found here, courtesy of DrakoDarko. - Translations of the notes on Ed's character design pages can be found here, courtesy of Tombow! - Translations of the notes on Al's character design pages can be found here, courtesy of Tombow! - More scans of Vol. 1 are available here with translations, with thanks to hilary, Michiyo- and Tombow! - Also, depending on where you buy Volumes 1 and 2, you can collect certain, exclusive postcards! Find out more here!
- Some images of Vol.18 can be found here, courtesy of Michiyo-.
According to Amber1003's DA Journal, the unabridged edition of FMA vol.1 and 2 will be released on June 22nd. And... [size=1](from Amber's journal entry)
Incidentally, in the unabridged edition, the colored pages are duplicated without change, and the covers are redrawn by Arakawa-san. And the book size will become a little larger, then price also will become more expensive than normal manga.
If anyone see any ads for this edition, please post!
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I'll buy the whole set once the whole set is out. XD; It's too expensive to buy them one-by-one... (middleman fee and all that)
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Ah man... hope they release these in English... though I wonder if Viz will bother... they haven't even released the final novel yet. *grumbles* Not that I mind having 4 or 5 shelves of nothing but FMA stuff on my bookcases, LOL, but for those prices I'd hope not to have the buy the unabridged versions more than once and preferably in a form I could read easily!! XD
Anyone want to start a letter campaign to Viz to ask them to release these? And while we're at it, how about the new 3rd manga artbook, the upcoming Chronicles and that 6th and final novel they haven't gotten around to yet??? I hate incomplete collections!
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I honestly doubt the unabridged versions will be released here. Why do I say that, because I can't recall these for any series ever being released in the US.
Viz is doing their 3 in 1 thing for FMA but it doesn't look like it is anything special.
However the 3rd artbook & Chronicles might be released here. It would be nice if Chronicles was released here since that has a lot of information I won't be able to read. I know Viz released the 1st perfect guide book but nothing after that unfortunately.
And the covers look really nice. Although I slightly prefer the Ed one. I love Al but I wish he had more color for the cover.
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Oh wow, those look amazing! Thanks, Michiyo-!
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