Thursday, February 09, 2006

Viz OOP sale

Viz is having a sale on their out-of-print backstock. Most of these are older volumes done in their pre-manga-boom style: they read left-to-right and are slightly larger. A lot of the stuff also doesn't fit the current in-style mode (e.g. action comics for boys, shojo for teen girls, and fan service-heavy plot-thin books.) The books were also more expensive in those days, but the sale brings many of the titles closer to the expected $10-$11 range that many mainstream manga fans seem unwilling to cross, no mater the quality of the book.

There are several titles offered on sale that receive the YACB stamp of approval. They are:

2001 Nights by Yukinobu Hoshino
A, A' by Moto Hagio
Adolf by Osamu Tezuka
Benkei in New York by Jinpachi Mori and Jiro Taniguchi
Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka
Dance Till Tomorrow by Naoki Yamamoto
Eagle by Kaji Kawaguchi
Mai the Psychic Girl by Kazuya Kudo & Ryoichi Ikegami
One Pound Gospel by Rumiko Takahashi
Rumic Theater by Rumiko Takahashi
Rumic World by Rumiko Takahashi
Sanctuary by Sho Fumimura & Ryoichi Ikegami
Uzumaki by Junji Ito

And there's plenty of other stuff on sale too.

I'm not shilling for Viz here, just trying to help you all find some good manga reading before it's no longer available. It's also a crying shame that the market cannot support quality titles like these staying in print.

(Thanks to Chris for the heads-up on this.)

1 comment:

Christopher Butcher said...

You're welcome, and it is a shame.