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A good quality book for a great series!
on December 17, 2013
This review is going to be based on the quality of the book itself. It will not be on the content of the storyline. If you have issues with half-naked illustrations of fictional women, suggestive situations involving them, and extreme gore and violence then this series simply isn't for you. Omnibus 2 covers volumes 5-7.
Now the quality of the book itself is similar to the omnibus edition volume 1. It comes hardback with a nice dust jacket that has a reversible illustration on the underside. The actual hardback cover has the same illustration as the dust jacket sans some of the blood censoring. Full color (in case anyone had a question). The size of each page is 10 inches length (bigger than most manga by a long shot). The paper is of high quality and the ink doesn't smear when rubbed (an issue with some color pages in other manga). The thing I like about this omnibus edition is that the binding is well done and you don't have to worry about creasing the spine by opening it.
Content wise this omnibus has one less volume comprised in it than omnibus one. To compensate Yen Press has added several extras. The thing I like the most is a bunch of extra illustrations by Shouji Sato that cover not only Highschool of the Dead but also his other work Triage X. A variety of very early illustrations not covering a specific series are also included. There is an interview with the author as well stating the plan for the continuation of this series (which had been on hiatus for almost 2 years).
Overall the quality of this book is consistent with the price you will be paying for it. It isn't cheaply made and is of excellent quality. I wish Yen Press would do this for other series as able, but I realize the challenges involved in doing that.