Another reprint of the Saailor Moon manga...in small format

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Crystal Moon

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I couldn't imagine getting the bunkoban versions. Talk about getting a headache, nor can you appreciate the artwork properly when it's so tiny. So glad for the extra large size of the Eternal edition, feel like I'm reading it properly for the first time.
In Japan, it's very common to have a bunko release. The quality is very good and I can read all the tiny kanji.
 

Neo Moonlight

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I realize it's common but still couldn't imagine wanting them. My sister has the bunko versions of a couple series called Full Moon and Hime chan no Ribbon, and technically the paper was high quality but they were still just so tiny. Totally couldn't appreciate the artwork at all :(
Could see getting pocket size novels, but not manga.

Different tastes of course, but just couldn't imagine it honestly.
 
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Neo Moonlight

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Oof. That would be 18 volumes into 5 books. That would be super brutal x_x

I love the idea of omnibus in theory, but not in reality. Too heavy and awkward and unless they give it *amazing* binding I find I'm afraid to open them properly because they tend to feel like they're gonna fall apart.

The current ones that are something like 1.5-1.75 volumes per book is my preference for sure. No hand cramps, and feel sturdier, and still less to collect than 18.
 

Neo Moonlight

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#47
I had CCS books in that format and I replaced them as soon as a nicer version was released xD Most of my enjoyment in a manga is appreciating the artwork, so for me personally a good trim size is extremely important. Can't appreciate it if it's super tiny.
 
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Crystal Tokyo
#48
I recently bought one volume of the bunko edition and am quite satisfied. The cover looks gorgeous (basically kazenban art with prettier background) and isn't glossy (just personal preference here), kanji aren't too small to read and print quality is very good.
Can't appreciate it if it's super tiny
It's up to personal preferences, I know people who hate reading manga on mobile phones and others who hate reading on big screens
 

Neo Moonlight

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Oh for sure, I meant *I* can't appreciate it when it's tiny, but my wording was too general.

Glad that you're happy with them though :) Are they matte? Or just kinda normal in the middle?