Viz Reprinting 20th Century Boys in Deluxe Paperback
(Update: This story has been revised. The reprints will be in paperback, not hardcover.)
Similar to that reprint, the 20th Century Boys re-release will be in double-length softcovers, titled 20th Century Boys: The Perfect Edition. The series ran in English as 22 volumes published from 2009-2012, and this new reprint should be 11 books. (A similar edition is starting to be released in Spain this month.) It will begin in Fall 2018.
Based on that count, I suspect this version will not include the two-volume follow-up 21st Century Boys, but there might be extras. We’ll have to wait on a more formal announcement to find out.
Update: 21st Century Boys: The Perfect Edition has also been announced, collecting those two volumes.
20th Century Boys is a sprawling story about a convenience store worker trying to stop a world-wide conspiracy, peppered with plenty of flashbacks to his youth and the dreams he and his friends had. They created a symbol then that has since been adopted by the cult behind a series of mysterious deaths. This epic manga tackles what happens to dreams when we grow up, an increasing feeling of isolation and a need to belong, and rock and roll-fueled rebellion.
Update: The first volume is now available for order from your local comic shop with Diamond code JUL18 2349. It’s 416 pages for $19.99 and will be out September 18 with some color pages.