Hey everyone, according to a tweet by Vertical’s PR people, the pre-ordered for Gundam The Origin volume 3 have dropped off, and are about 400 units lower this time around! This is a really bad thing, because if pre-orders continue to be low, Vertical Inc. will stop printing large amounts of volumes, instead just printing enough to fulfill the preorders.
This means no free copies. You won’t be able to pick these up at Barnes & Noble (or your bookstore of choice), and if you do find a copy online it’ll be marked up heavily!
I own the first two volumes of Gundam The Origin and I can vouch for it’s quality. Each volume is in hardcover and has around 400-450 pages, with interviews and color splashpages. This is a fantastic release, and is one of the best releases Gundam has gotten in recent years. I doubt Vertical Inc. will ever re-issue this, so if you want to jump on the bandwagon, you better do it now!
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