Manga format comparison

Features Tankoubon Kanzenban Bunko
Dimensions (mm) 114 x 176 146 x 210 108 x 154
Volumes 23 20 12
MSRP (volume) ¥410 ¥1,000 ¥740
MSRP (series) ¥9,430 ¥20,000 ¥8,880
Paper quality Standard Glossy, bright Glossy, bright
Bleed Full bleed Full bleed No bleed
Colour pages No Yes No
Storyboard Days Yes Yes Yes
Kanzenban This & That No Yes No
Sketchbook Some Yes No
Super GO Players No Yes No
Famous Games No No Yes
A Word About Yes No No
Miscellaneous Filler Yes No No

Summary

Buy the tankoubon if:

  • You want a copy for casual reading with miscellaneous features like poll results and one-page commentaries on various topics.

Buy the kanzenban if:

  • You want the best-quality product with all colour pages reproduced and new content created specifically for this format.

Buy the bunko if:

  • You want a long-lasting product in a conveniently portable density and form factor at the best price.