Initial D Omnibus Print Variant Covers Revealed

Jan. 16, 2024
Initial D Omnibus Print Variant Covers Revealed

Initial D Omnibus 1 debuts in print March 2024 with variant covers from Crunchyroll and Kinokuniya

Initial D – the world-renown '90s street racing manga series – is set to return this March in an all-new, large-sized, 2-in-1 print edition, complete with refreshed translation and lettering. And to celebrate, Kodansha has teamed up with long-time partners Crunchyroll and Kinokuniya to bring two amazing variant editions of the first volume to manga fans everywhere!

Initial D Omnibus 1 debuts in print March 19, 2024

This week, Kodansha will reveal each new variant to be released side-by-side with the standard edition of the Initial D Omnibus 1. Once revealed, new and existing Initial D fans can read below for details on how to pre-order these exclusive variants.

Learn more about the Initial D Omnibus 1 standard edition debuting March 2024:


Initial D Omnibus 1

By Shuichi Shigeno

Takumi Fujiwara spends a lot of time behind the wheel. His tofu delivery job sends him racing down the treacherous roads of Mount Akina, and without even realizing it, Takumi has mastered racing techniques that take most drivers a lifetime to learn. Of course, none of his friends realize this. They’re all too busy watching the Akina Speed Stars, the local street racing team. When the legendary Red Suns show up to challenge the Speed Stars, the rival team obsesses over a phantom car, the Trueno Eight-Six, seen racing through the mountain roads. Who is the driver, and will they take on the dangerous challenge?

This large-sized, print edition contains Volumes 1-2 of the original series with a new translation and new lettering.

Rated: 16+

Pre-Order Initial D Omnibus 1 Standard Edition



COVER REVEAL: CRUNCHYROLL AND DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE VARIANT


This Crunchyroll and Direct Market Exclusive variant edition of the print edition of Initial D Omnibus 1 features an exciting, mid-drift, action shot of the legendary Trueno Eight-Six (complete with sound effects) as illustrated by series creator Shuichi Shigeno. Designed to evoke the pulse-pounding action of each race, this edition is a perfect addition to any Initial D completist's bookshelf.

Price: $22.99 USD

Pre-Order Info:
• Pre-order from Crunchyroll
• Pre-order from Penguin Random House
• Pre-order from your local comic shop and Previews World
Diamond Code: JAN242179
First order cutoff Jan 19, 2024

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COVER REVEAL: KINOKUNIYA VARIANT AND MINI-SHIKISHI


This Kinokuniya variant edition of the print edition of Initial D Omnibus 1 features a relaxed and fashionable Takumi Fujiwara in front of his legendary Trueno Eight-Six as illustrated and colored by series creator Shuichi Shigeno.

In addition to this exclusive cover Kinokuniya is also offering fans who pre-order a FREE mini-shikishi (mini-art board) featuring yet-to-be-revealed Initial D art from Shigeno-sensei. While supplies last!

For updates on the mini-shikishi reveal, stay tuned to Kinokuniya’s social media accounts on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, Instagram.

Price: $22.99 USD
Member Price: $20.69 USD

Pre-Order Info:
• Pre-order from Kinokuniya



COVER REVEAL: INITIAL D OMNIBUS 2


This all-new cover for the standard edition of the print edition Initial D Omnibus 2 features an exciting, mid-drift, action shot of the Keisuke Takahashi's blazing yellow Mazda RX-7 as illustrated by series creator Shuichi Shigeno.

This large-sized, print edition contains Volumes 3-4 of the original series with a new translation and new lettering.

Rated: 16+

Pre-Order Initial D Omnibus 2



ICYMI: INITIAL D OMNIBUS FEATURED FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY


Free Comic Book Day - an event that happens every May in local comic shops all across North America – has announced their full line-up of free comic book and manga offerings to be given away on May 4, 2024. As part of this tremendous line-up of Free Comic Book Day giveaways you'll find a special 2-in-1 preview of both the Initial D Omibus by Shuichi Shigeno AND Kaina of the Great Snow Sea by Tsutomu Nihei. Be sure to let your local comic shop know that you want to see the FCBD 2024 INITIAL D AND KAINA OF GREAT SNOW issue this May.

Visit the Free Comic Book Day website for details on how to get your copy on 5/4/24



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