New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

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New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Arano » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:06 am

https://store.tsite.jp/item-detail/huma ... 14237.html

Found this on Twitter. I really like the cover design!

This is an "all volume cassette" that has all of the following manga (copy pasted from the page):

"Ginga Densetsu WEED" 60 volumes (Yoshihiro Takahashi / Japanese literary arts company)
"Ginga Densetsu WEED Orion" All 30 volumes (Yoshihiro Takahashi / Nippon Literary company)
"Ginga Densetsu Weed Gaiden" all 1 volume (Yoshihiro Takahashi / Japan Literary company)
"Ginga Densetsu Riki" all 1 volume (Yoshihiro Takahashi / Japanese literary company)
"Ginga Densetsu Akame" All 5 volumes (Yoshihiro Takahashi / Nihon Shoseni)
Japanese version only

To read it you need you need the cassette body which is this:
https://store.tsite.jp/item-detail/huma ... 14192.html
So I don't think the "cassettes" can be read like a standard SD card.

The brand itself is called Total Volume and they exclusively produce complete manga libraries. This Ginga volume has been released for pre-order along with Naruto.

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Re: New GDW+O all volume cassette

Post by Kasi » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:09 am

I love the cover design too!
I believe these are limited in sales... From what Google translate is telling me.

I'm still not really sure what a 'cassette' exactly is. Looks interesting, popular in Japan or something new they've come up with I wonder?
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Re: New GDW+O all volume cassette

Post by Arano » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:45 am

Kasi wrote:
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I love the cover design too!
I believe these are limited in sales... From what Google translate is telling me.

I'm still not really sure what a 'cassette' exactly is. Looks interesting, popular in Japan or something new they've come up with I wonder?
I'm assuming the cassette is just the word they've chosen to use for that kind of storage, like a game cartridge except it's a complete manga library. Because there's so many manga volumes (they've done this for Naruto as well) it makes sense to have a device that you can plug complete libraries into rather than relying on digital downloads. Solves having to have huge internal storage too if you read a lot of manga!

I don't know how long this has been around for but I like the concept.

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Re: New GDW+O all volume cassette

Post by Tora » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:52 am

I find this rather interesting to have!
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Re: New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Arano » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:57 am

I've updated the topic with more info as it's way more than just GDW! There's Orion, 1 Gaiden volume, Riki and the 5 Akame volumes.

I wonder why GNG isn't included in this?

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Re: New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Kuroi » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:19 am

I saw this on twitter and wondered what it might be. Very interesting but also very unusual to me.
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Re: New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Digsu » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:39 am

Arano wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:57 am
I've updated the topic with more info as it's way more than just GDW! There's Orion, 1 Gaiden volume, Riki and the 5 Akame volumes.

I wonder why GNG isn't included in this?
Probably copyright reasons. GNG (and Yoshi's other older works) belongs to Shueisha Inc, the included series belong to Nichibun Comics.



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Re: New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Regnant » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:29 pm

Here's info on the reader: https://progresstech.jp/zenkan/index_en.html

Basically an ereader for manga, and each manga is on an SD card (cassette is just a minor mistranslation)
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Re: New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Digsu » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:45 pm

Regnant wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Here's info on the reader: https://progresstech.jp/zenkan/index_en.html

Basically an ereader for manga, and each manga is on an SD card (cassette is just a minor mistranslation)
So... it's a dual-screen ebook reader that only does manga and costs roughly $350, and it only works with (I assume) proprietary SD cards that cost $100+ a pop.

I mean, I can see that being useful for serious manga enthusiasts or those who really want to own the volumes but don't have the space to store them, but right now those prices seem a bit steep for it to be much of anything but a novelty.



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Re: New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Arano » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:16 pm

Digsu wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Regnant wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Here's info on the reader: https://progresstech.jp/zenkan/index_en.html

Basically an ereader for manga, and each manga is on an SD card (cassette is just a minor mistranslation)
So... it's a dual-screen ebook reader that only does manga and costs roughly $350, and it only works with (I assume) proprietary SD cards that cost $100+ a pop.

I mean, I can see that being useful for serious manga enthusiasts or those who really want to own the volumes but don't have the space to store them, but right now those prices seem a bit steep for it to be much of anything but a novelty.
$350 for the reader I agree is expensive comparing to a kindle which is half as much, the dual screen and fake pages is novelty to the max. Though... I kinda do like that you can make it feel like a book and add the dust cover of what you're reading to the reader.

However on the flip side the SD itself is an EXCELLENT price considering buying just the complete GDW 60 volume manga on kindle is 25,584 yen (over $200) on amazon.jp. You have to buy it in two steps too - volumes 1-50 is 21,333 and 51-60 is 4,251.
The manga itself is what, $4 a pop new? So for all the manga included in that SD card you would have to have paid the best part of almost $400 for all of them physically.

The reader is a one off expense so I think if you're an avid manga reader this is probably an economical solution.

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Re: New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Digsu » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:32 pm

Arano wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Digsu wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Regnant wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:29 pm
Here's info on the reader: https://progresstech.jp/zenkan/index_en.html

Basically an ereader for manga, and each manga is on an SD card (cassette is just a minor mistranslation)
So... it's a dual-screen ebook reader that only does manga and costs roughly $350, and it only works with (I assume) proprietary SD cards that cost $100+ a pop.

I mean, I can see that being useful for serious manga enthusiasts or those who really want to own the volumes but don't have the space to store them, but right now those prices seem a bit steep for it to be much of anything but a novelty.
$350 for the reader I agree is expensive comparing to a kindle which is half as much, the dual screen and fake pages is novelty to the max. Though... I kinda do like that you can make it feel like a book and add the dust cover of what you're reading to the reader.

However on the flip side the SD itself is an EXCELLENT price considering buying just the complete GDW 60 volume manga on kindle is 25,584 yen (over $200) on amazon.jp. You have to buy it in two steps too - volumes 1-50 is 21,333 and 51-60 is 4,251.
The manga itself is what, $4 a pop new? So for all the manga included in that SD card you would have to have paid the best part of almost $400 for all of them physically.

The reader is a one off expense so I think if you're an avid manga reader this is probably an economical solution.
Hmm, fair enough, I guess. I honestly had no idea manga on ebooks really is that expensive (or that you could even buy Ginga for a Kindle :surprisegin: ).

also this is possibly just me but I feel like the cover art looks like something someone threw together in Photoshop in fifteen minutes, but since it's just for the SD card and not the reader itself I suppose it doesn't really matter much.



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Re: New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Tora » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:42 am

Want to do an article about this on Ginga Wiki, but what to call it?

*Ginga Densetsu Weed & Orion eOneBook
*Ginga Densetsu eOneBook

Or something else?
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Re: New GDW+ Total Volume cassette

Post by Arano » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:05 pm

Tora wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:42 am
Want to do an article about this on Ginga Wiki, but what to call it?

*Ginga Densetsu Weed & Orion eOneBook
*Ginga Densetsu eOneBook

Or something else?
Ginga Densetsu Weed & Orion as that is the product name.
Technically it's Ginga Densetsu WEED Weed & Orion because they translate the romanization in the title (銀牙伝説WEEDウィード&オリオン) XD

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