Bleach Box Set 1 : Volumes 1- 21 With Premium (Original) by Tite Kubo
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Meet Ichigo Kurosaki, a part-time student and a full-time Soul Reaper. Unlike others, Ichigo didn’t acquire the ability to see ghosts – he was born with it. But when a malevolent lost soul known as a Hollow attacks his family, Ichigo takes on the role of a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and guiding tormented spirits towards peace.
Discover the phenomenon that is Tite Kubo’s Bleach – an internationally renowned manga series that has captivated readers worldwide. Now, for the first time ever, experience the epic first story arc of Bleach in a specially curated box set. This exclusive collection features the initial 21 volumes of the series, accompanied by a double-sided poster and a collector’s booklet, offering fans a comprehensive and immersive journey into the Bleach universe.
Comparing Bleach Manga Editions: Box Sets vs Singles vs 3-in-1’s!
What’s up guys, it’s Kristin from Anime Collective! In my opinion, Bleach is one of the most unique Shonen anime series of its time. It stands apart from the rest with its gritty style and edgy characters. Tite Kubo’s incredible designs and distinct style are a major part of what makes it so intriguing. Bleach has had a significant influence on many creators, including the creator of Jiu Jitsu Kaizen. With the upcoming Thousand-Year Blood War Arc, it’s a perfect time to get into or revisit the series.
So, you may be wondering, what’s the best way to collect Bleach? Currently, you can fully collect the series by Tite Kubo in English translation through the singles box sets and the three-in-one editions. There are a total of 74 individual volumes, which are collected in three box sets and 25 three-in-one editions (with the final volume being a two-in-one edition).
Before I jump into the comparison, I want to mention that there were a hardcover release of Volume 1 and a 20th anniversary release of Volume 1 with a different design and cover art. However, in this article, I’ll focus on the editions that fully collect the series.
Comparison of Editions
Size and Space
The singles and the three-in-one editions are the same height, but the three-in-one editions are thicker due to their collection of multiple volumes. If you’re looking to save some room on your shelf, the three-in-one editions are a good option.
The pricing for each edition varies. The singles retail for $9.99 each, which means you can collect the entire series for around $739. The three-in-one editions go for $14.99 each, making the total cost for the series around $375. The box sets have different prices, but you can collect all three at retail for around $590. Remember, you can often find these editions at lower prices on websites like RightStuf.
All editions of Bleach have glossy covers. The singles mirror the artwork seen on the Japanese covers and have a few stylistic differences. The volume number placement is different, but overall, they’re pretty similar to the original release. The spines feature artwork and the Bleach logo, with the volume numbers changing color at volume 48.
The three-in-one editions have new cover art on all volumes. They are character-centric covers with a more graphic look. Some feature bold color backgrounds, adding to the artwork’s impact. The spines have similar artwork to the front covers and list the volumes collected. The box sets feature different artwork on all sides of the box.
Print and Page Quality
The page quality of the three-in-one editions is thinner and more see-through compared to the singles, which have better contrast and higher-quality pages. The printing is crisper and sharper in the singles as well.
Translation, Lettering, and Sound Effects
After a side-by-side read-through of the first three singles and the first three-in-one edition, I noticed some minor differences in translation. The sound effects and lettering, however, are the same in both editions. Both editions are easy to read, with flexible spines and comfortable margins.
The three-in-one editions do not have any additional material, while the box sets come with booklets and full-color posters. Each box set has different extras, including a booklet, a pilot story of Bleach, and an exclusive booklet with cover art gallery and interview with Tite Kubo.
Which edition is the best way to collect Bleach? It depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to save money and space, the three-in-one editions are the most affordable and compact option. However, if you prioritize page quality, additional content, and collectability, the singles and box sets are the way to go. The box sets also offer a significant discount compared to collecting the singles individually. Keep an eye out for restocks and discounts on websites. Share your favorite way to collect Bleach in the comments below!
Thank you for reading, and have an awesome week!