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Viz's Print Edition of the "Full Colour Comics" Discussion

Post by DragonBoxZTheMovies » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:23 am

The topics for the Full Colour Comics are all over the place and I can't for the life of me find the old one that this would usually go in, so I thought I may as well start a fresh one for VIZ's physical release of them.

Anyway, Amazon now has a listing for the 2nd volume, along with cover art. It's due out on April Fools' and the cover is as you'd expect, although it does seem a little bare when compared to the Japanese version of the book because of the way the text is laid out on the cover.
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Really looking forward to picking these up. I just hope Viz doesn't find a way to screw these up. :|

EDIT: Viz has put up a photo of the thing on their Facebook page:
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Re: VIZ's Release of the Full Colour Comics

Post by B » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:10 am

They're not gonna do redo their translation, but for the life of me I hope they don't see the need to change the sound effects.
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Post by Mewzard » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:36 am

B wrote:They're not gonna do redo their translation, but for the life of me I hope they don't see the need to change the sound effects.
I doubt they'll do that or much editing due to just how much more effort it would be to alter full color material when compared to black and white material.

Looking forward to these, especially with them being American Graphic Novel size.

Also, here's my topic that I ironically started over a month before they were announced for Japan. I was psychic, lol.

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Post by DragonBoxZTheMovies » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:13 pm

Can you guys see this?
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Looks pretty fucking nice. Can't wait to get my hands on it. :shock:

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Post by Levlik » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:32 am

Huh, they're not labeling that portion of the manga as Dragon Ball "Z" for once. A nice surprise.

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Post by theoriginalbilis » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:45 am

Looking good so far. Got mine preordered.
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Post by samuraix123 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:57 am

*Sigh* I wish I wouldn't have came in here. :P I been wanting the entire manga in color for a long while now and I will pick this up some time later down the road. I'm saving up for Battle of Gods Blu-ray limited edition so that's my main goal at the moment haha :lol: I'm really digging the cover art on that. :clap:
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Post by Ajay » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:08 am

That is...surprisingly high quality.

Will be buying that day one.
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Post by Mewzard » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:24 am

AjayLikesGaming wrote:That is...surprisingly high quality.

Will be buying that day one.
They said a while ago it would be the size of an American Graphic Novel, which is like 33% bigger or so than a normal volume they put out. Something comparable in size to the Shonen Jump volumes they used to put out (in height at least).

Full color and at that size...it's going to make for an enjoyable read.

I do hope down the line, if this suceeds, that they'll put out DB in full color in volumes as well.
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Post by Ajay » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:54 am

Mm, I remember reading, I just didn't expect it to be so thick and high quality. Very happy!
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Post by dbboxkaifan » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:06 am

For $9.99 this is an awesome deal but so far they're just covering the Z-portion not the original Dragon Ball. :-/

I would've preferred to start with Dragon Ball as a newcomer to the manga that'd been the best way not with its sequel.
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Post by TheDevilsCorpse » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:09 am

dbboxkaifan wrote:For $9.99 this is an awesome deal but so far they're just covering the Z-portion not the original Dragon Ball. :-/
It would be an awesome deal at $9.99, but so far the cheapest I've seen is $15 and they are going to retail for $20.
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Post by Mewzard » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:40 am

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dbboxkaifan wrote:For $9.99 this is an awesome deal but so far they're just covering the Z-portion not the original Dragon Ball. :-/
It would be an awesome deal at $9.99, but so far the cheapest I've seen is $15 and they are going to retail for $20.
Which is pretty standard pricing for a book this size in paperback (I think it's a bit thicker than the ones I usually see for $17).

But I'd pay $30-$40 for a Hardcover. I do prefer a nice hardcover. But, given what we've gotten in the past, this is still a huge improvement.
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Post by Tyro » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:43 am

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dbboxkaifan wrote:For $9.99 this is an awesome deal but so far they're just covering the Z-portion not the original Dragon Ball. :-/
It would be an awesome deal at $9.99, but so far the cheapest I've seen is $15 and they are going to retail for $20.
Amazon has it listed for $9.99.

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Post by Kaboom » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:42 am

Really? Hot damn, I've got something like $13 or $14 of Amazon credit just sitting there waiting for something worthwhile.

Aaaaand pre-ordered.
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Post by Saiga » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:20 am

And I only just completed the VizBigs, too. I don't know if I want to start collecting this, but if the paper quality is good I'm really tempted.
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Post by PhoenixEX » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:09 am

I think i'll wait until it's confirmed that the Android Saga will be released physically, then I will start purchasing these.
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Post by The Time Traveller » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:00 am

B wrote:They're not gonna do redo their translation, but for the life of me I hope they don't see the need to change the sound effects.
They haven't actually, the sound effects are left in but with a little subtitle under them.

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Post by dbboxkaifan » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:17 pm

TheDevilsCorpse wrote:It would be an awesome deal at $9.99, but so far the cheapest I've seen is $15 and they are going to retail for $20.
It is on Amazon.com.

Volume 1 - http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Ball-Full- ... ball+manga ($9.99)
Volume 2 - http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Ball-Full- ... ball+manga ($12.64)

I'm tempted to pre-order both but skipping the original Dragon Ball does lose some of its value, I'll have to think about it.
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Re: VIZ's Release of the Full Colour Comics

Post by B » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:18 pm

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B wrote:They're not gonna do redo their translation, but for the life of me I hope they don't see the need to change the sound effects.
They haven't actually, the sound effects are left in but with a little subtitle under them.
Are you talking about the actual book, or the digital version in the American Weekly Shonen Jump? Because the whole idea of of Viz's WSJ is to release series simultaneous with Japan, so there's no time to actually do any sort of editing before they put it up. With a physical release that doesn't officially come out until February 2014, that may be exactly why it would take that long; converting all the Japanese SFX into English words where appropriate.

If you are talking about the physical book, then hot damn!

EDIT: I guess I should also say that while I'm not fan of altered sound effects, it's not a dealbreaker for me. Editing the actual art, characters and backgrounds, would be.
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