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Viz bringing back Urasawa’s ‘Monster’ with omnibus editions

monster-v1Viz Media announced over the weekend at Otakon in Baltimore that it will bring Naoki Urasawa’s acclaimed psychological thriller Monster back into print next year a two-in-one format. Anime News Network reports the new oversized omnibus series, called Monster: The Perfect Edition, will debut in July, with a new volume released every three months.

Originally released in North America from 2006 to 2008, the 18-volume manga, Monster tells the story of a young brain surgeon who ruins his own reputation by saving the life of a boy, only for the child to grow up to become a sociopath.

The series was adapted in 2004 as an anime; HBO and Guillermo del Toro are collaborating on a live-action version.

The new omnibus treatment will cut the number of volumes in half, which each retailing for $19.99. Viz will take the same approach with Rumiko Takahashi’s martial arts/romantic comedy Ranma ½, which will go back into print beginning in March.

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Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

Viz, please do the same for Urasawa’s 22 volume 20th Century Boys.

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