Death Note: All-In-One Edition – Tsugumi Ohba

5 out of 5

Review of series here.

There is no conceivable way that this works: typical tankobon height and width dimensions, bound at around 2400 pages to collect the entirety of Death Note.

But, oh my, it works, and it works insanely well.  The spine is flexible enough to somehow allow for comfortable reading, but for the hefty tome to feel – less surprisingly – sturdy.  The cover art (and accompanying slipcase) is gorgeous, and the printing itself is crisp, on semi-glossy paper that’s easy to flip through.  PLUS: the bonus epilogue chapter, for the first time in English.

A great read, but also an amazing publishing accomplishment that sincerely makes me wish that more series came in this relatively compact all-in-one format.