Some Viz, Dark Horse Manga Titles Increase in Price

posted on by Egan Loo
Naruto volumes 46 & 47, Berserk volume 31 get US$1-2 price bumps

The North American publishers Viz Media and Dark Horse Comics are both listing some upcoming manga titles with prices that are US$1.00 to US$2.00 higher than previous volumes. The volume with higher prices include Naruto volume 46 and volume 47 (at US$9.99 each) and Berserk volume 31 (at US$14.95). Viz Media gave ANN the following statement that it also provided to other media outlets: "Viz Media made the decision to stay consistent with the pricing in the marketplace for this industry, which, in some cases might be a slight increase from previous years." Most of the other North American publishers, including Tokyopop and Del Rey, have average manga prices of US$9.99 or higher.

Thank you to perroloco and Manji13 for the news tips.

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