Inuyasha FAQ

Question:Are there two kindas of Mangas????i saw two different kinds one was a little larger than the other and it said Inuyasha: a fudal Fairy Tale ...the what ever the sub title was...the others are smaller and just say the volumes on the cover...

Answer:

  • There are 2 versions of the manga, the first edition and the 2nd edition. They have different covers but they are mostly the same on the inside.
    Posted by Wizduden64 on Wednesday January 14 ,2004
  • Sorry this isnt an answer but what is the actual difference between the insides of the 1st and 2nd edition inuyasha mangas? I noticed that the 2nd edition mangas cost less too
    Posted by ghazkull on Tuesday February 03 ,2004
  • I think it's just the cover's that are different the first edition's are more expensive too. (that's why I've always gotton the 2nd edition manga's)
    Posted by Sango on Saturday February 28 ,2004
  • The change in the volume design was a business decision on Viz's part. They realized they were losing market share to TokyoPop,who were releasing more titles more often. Viz realized they were losing out to TokyoPop's strategy as they started to take the North American market. TokyoPop offered only graphic novels which brought the manga to the fans faster and the public took to it. Viz wanted to keep profitting on the 'comic book' release of two chapters each month. This brought out a graphic novel every 5 1/2 to 6 months. They started the smaller format as it was cheaper for them (and us) and gave what the public wanted. Even with the faster pace, IY novel #35 won't come out for another 4 3/4 years (four each year).
    Posted by He Who Worships Kagura on Tuesday March 09 ,2004

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