Have you ever gotten excited about reading a manga series and then discovered that it’s, like, 50 volumes long or super old and hard to find now? When that happens, I try to cheer myself up by thinking: “Maybe they’ll release an omnibus edition and I can pick it up then.”
So, here are a few series that I really, really hope get an omnibus release someday, because I would really like to read them.
- Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me to You
Kimi Ni Todoke looks like a very cute shojo romance series and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, but, by the time I was interested in reading it, the series had already gotten quite long and it would have been too expensive for me to pick up at that point. When I try looking online now, there appear to be some random volumes that will be hard to track down, so I’ve been hesitant to buy it. I’m actually a little surprised that this series doesn’t have an omnibus release already; I seem to recall that both the manga and anime were really popular. Also, at 30 volumes in length, it could be fully re-released in a reasonable 10 3-in-1 volumes. Here’s hoping that we’ll get that release someday!
A popular sports manga with an even more popular anime adaptation, I’ve been meaning to check this series out for a while, but tracking down and reading 45 volumes of manga feels like a daunting task. Hopefully, now that the series has finished in Japan, Viz Media will consider releasing an omnibus edition of Haikyu!!.
3. My Hero Academia
Of all of the manga on this list, I think this one has the highest chance of actually getting an omnibus release at some point. My Hero Academia is a huge hit and it’s probably only a matter of time before it gets some kind of a collector’s edition or something along those lines. I’ve been really enjoying the anime adaptation and I look forward to checking out the original manga once that inevitable omnibus edition finally gets published.
4. Ghost Hunt
Okay, so this is more of a wish for a license-rescue then for an omnibus release, but I think that the only way this title is likely to get rescued is if a publisher decides to put together some kind of omnibus edition and I really hope that happens. A fun supernatural mystery series, Ghost Hunt is one of my favourite shojo manga and it, unfortunately, was never fully released in English. An omnibus release feels like a perfect way to renew interest in this series, and then I could finally have the ending to this awesome manga on my shelves!
So, which manga series do you wish would get an omnibus release? And would you prefer a regular omnibus, or a fancy collectors edition? Let me know in the comments!
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