One of the best additions that I have made this year to my manga collection is the deluxe edition of the infamous seinen series, Berserk by Kentarō Miura.
When I saw that this manga was being re-released in stunning leather-bound editions, I knew immediately that I had to pre-order them as soon as they became available to do so. I chatted briefly about Berserk a few weeks ago and about how I felt intimidated by it for a long time. Yet, when I spied the new editions, I figured it was time to overcome my hesitations and experience the story for myself. Honestly, I can’t think of a better and more stylish way to read about Guts and this brutal shenanigans.
Tonight, I wanted to show what these deluxe editions look like so that you can determine if they are worth the hefty price-tag of $49.99. Once I sit down and read through this beast of a volume, I shall do a proper review for it—both my first impressions of the story as well as my impressions of reading them in these heavy arse tomes. My goal is to prioritise this specific manga first impressions in between semesters during the month of May.
That is Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume One. Out of all of the special or limited edition manga serials that I own (which admittedly isn’t a whole lot), I feel this one is definitely worth the money. You can tell that a lot of care and attention went into crafting these editions. The fact that they are kept basic really impressed me. More often than not we get fancy editions that have too much emboss or overcroweded artwork and it severely detracts from the allure of the original. I’m so happy that wasn’t the case with Berserk.
What do you think of them? Would you invest in these editions? Please, come chat with me in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!
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