Sporadic Sequential
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Not The Brightest Blogger on the Block

I can't believe it took me this long to notice, but if you line up the first four volumes of the the VIZBIG edition of Vagabond on your bookshelf, the spines align to form a wonderful image of the central characters in the series:

In my defense, I never had any two volumes anywhere near each other before this weekend, as my manga are scattered throughout the house in various locations. Wait, that's not much of a defense, is it?

I'm assuming this is a new illustration for the VIZBIG editions? Heck, even if it's just a montage of previous published material, it's still beautifully done and makes the already attractive (and bargain-priced) books an even better value. Kudos once again to Viz's design team for their outstanding production values.

My only gripe: Shouldn't the books line up in reverse order since the material all reads right-to-left? That's how I'd been arranging all of my other unflopped manga on the bookshelf, at least.

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Monday, August 03, 2009
Sci-Fi Cyberpunk and Space Opera at Their Finest

Hmm, should I buy this again?

I'd actually consider it if it's being published in right-to-left unflipped format. Sadly, no details on the Amazon product page. (And what the heck is "Akira (del Rey)"? Is Del Rey actually handling Kodansha's US releases now?)

Also, I'm really excited to see this is coming out:

After The Dude's last announcement, I wasn't sure if there was going to be a TPB collection of "Space Opera" so this is very good news.

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