Sooo the 7th of June wasn’t only my 25th birthday. It was also the day I set a new record thanks to my absolutely amazing boyfriend (love you so much!). My manga collection has reached the 1000 – 1010 to be precise – and that’s why I decided to show you this birthday present in more detail that helped me achieve that ;)
I watched Fullmetal Alchemist and I loved it. I watched Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and loved it even more, so it was only a matter of time that I had to add the manga to my collection. So as a birthday gift I got the complete box set published by VIZ (English language).
It comes with all the 27 volumes, a novel (The ties that bind) and a double-sided mini poster. Not only does this look pretty cool, but it’s also a lot cheaper than buying the individual German manga. Depending on where you buy it, you’ll save more or less 80€ (without box, novel and poster). Enough reason for me to prefer the English version over the German one.
The box design is great. There’s no blank space, everything’s got something printed on it. It comes with a handle to carry the whole thing around and it’s opened and closed via those 3 velcro circle thingies.
Sadly enough, the box itself was a little bit damaged by transit, but I managed to fix that and it looks as good as new. Although you have to say that the box isn’t constructed fragile at all. It has inlays and is made of sturdy cardboard.
The inlays divide the box into two sections where the manga can be put. Taking them out you’ll notice that the box design is continued here. As I said, no blank space anywhere. The manga fit into the sections nicely but you don’t have to fumble around to get the individual volumes out. I appreciate that they are not too tightly packed. Vacuum sucks.
I guess the cover design is basically the same as the Japanese volumes. The last one is the novel (bottom right). As far as I know it’s the 5th? Don’t know why they put exactly that one into the box, maybe it’s particularly good. I’ll see when I start reading it.
I promise, the next post will be a figure review again >_ <
Have a nice day!