A couple of years ago the Rurouni Kenshin manga was re-released in kanzenban form, which from what I have read is like a collector's edition printed in high quality paper with extras from the mangaka. Has anyone here bought the kanzenban?
What interested me in particular is that Watsuki included a bunch of 'character redesign' sketches illustrating what the cast would have looked like if he had drawn the manga in the 2000s with his present art style.
Here are a few highlights. It seems this site doesn't have the feature of spoiler brackets so to keep the size of my post under control I used code tags instead. Simply right click and select the 'view image' option.
For the full gallery go to http://the-oro.com/kk_lay.php?x=multi/zanz. Along with the above sketches it has the villains and supporting characters. In my opinion the new art style is more mature and at the same time more fantasy-ish(villains are even more freakish).
What do you think?