Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga Gets 3-in-1 Omnibus Re-release from VIZ MediaJanuary 14, 2015 at 12:33 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
VIZ Media announced yesterday that it will be re-releasing Kazuki Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series in 3-in-1 omnibus editions. The first omnibus volume is slated for February 3, 2015 with future volumes scheduled to be published every three months. Thirteen 3-in-1 books are in the works. VIZ first teased its plans for a Yu-Gi-Oh! 3-in-1 at its Anime Expo 2014 panel last July.
Takahashi’s 38-volume series was previously released by VIZ under the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World titles. VIZ serialized Yu-Gi-Oh! in its Shonen Jump print magazine in the January 2003 to November 2004 issues, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World in the February 2005 to December 2007 issues. Graphic novels of all three titles are still available as individual volumes in print format and in a variety of e-book formats.
VIZ currently offers two different lines of omnibuses that both include three volumes in one book: the 3-in-1 line and the VIZBIG line. How are they different? VIZ’s 3-in-1 editions are the company’s “budget” omnibuses. Their pages are the same size as the individual volumes’ pages, but their paper is less dense. Each 3-in-1 sells at a suggested retail price of $14.99. VIZBIG editions are printed on a larger, brighter, heavier stock and often include color pictures and extras. Each VIZBIG big retails for between $17.99 and $19.99.