The original edition of Mighty Atom (approx. 6,500 pages), also known as Astro Boy, which was serialized in the monthly magazine, Shonen, published by Kobunsha over 18 years from 1951 to 1968, will be reprinted for the first time in the same style as when it was originally serialized.
This product includes works published in the magazine, Shonen, (mainly in a B5 format, 182mm x 257mm) and works published as supplementary volumes (mainly in a B6 format, 128mm x 182mm), all in original size. It consists of 6 units and each unit is presented in a different beautiful metallic-colored carton box (double box). Units will be released sequentially with a limited number of 2,000 sets per unit. In addition, a rare fun bonus gift is included in each unit.
Unit 1 (1951-1957): scheduled to be released in mid-September, 2009
Unit 2 (1957-1959): scheduled to be released in mid-December, 2009
Unit 3 (1959-1961): scheduled to be released in mid-March, 2010
Unit 4 (1961-1964): scheduled to be released in mid-June, 2010
Unit 5 (1964-1965): scheduled to be released in mid-September, 2010
Unit 6 (1965-1968): scheduled to be released in mid-December, 2010
Tentative price: 14,900yen (14,190yen+tax) per unit B5 format (182mm x 257mm)/B5 approx. format/B6 approx. format/A5 format (148mm x 210mm) Presented in a deluxe carton box (double box, B5 approx. size) Color (4 colors, 3 colors, 2 colors) and black-and-white Approx. 1,000 pages for each unit (1-2 volumes of magazines in B5 or A5 size and 8-20 volumes of supplements in B6 or B5 size)
Pre-orders now being accepted!
From June 2 at book shops and from July 21 at the e-shop Geneon Universal Entertainment http://www.geneonuniversal.jp