Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga Reprinted in Shueisha Jump Remix Line

April 8, 2016 at 12:43 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Covers of Yu-Gi-Oh! Shueisha Jump Remix volumes 1 and 2

Kazuki Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! manga is getting a new print edition in Japan. Yu-Gi-Oh! has joined the Shueisha Jump Remix (SJR) imprint, a line of economically-priced, phone-book-sized reprints of popular Jump manga that are sold in convenience stores across the country. Volumes 1 and 2 are out today and contain the stories originally compiled in the first seven tankobon volumes (and in the first four bunkoban volumes). The 343 chapters of Yu-Gi-Oh! will be published in 13 SJR volumes.

Previews of these “mooks” (book-magazine hybrids) on the SJR website show that volume 1 contains chapters 1 through 26 and costs 762 yen (about $7.03), while volume 2 contains chapters 27 through 59 and costs 819 yen (about $7.56). How are these so inexpensive? The quality of their paper stock is quite low, not unlike those of weekly manga magazines like Shueisha’s Shonen Jump, which are often read once then thrown away.

A new volume of the Yu-Gi-Oh! SJR compilation will be published every two weeks hereafter. Volume 3 scheduled for release on April 22.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Shueisha Jump Remix volumes 1 and 2 on display
Yu-Gi-Oh! Shueisha Jump Remix volumes 1 and 2 on display.
Look at those massive spines!

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