Friday, August 28, 2015
Earlier this week I received one of the new edition of Rekishi Gunzo's take on Oda Nobunaga. The one on the right is the one I received in the mail. It was published in 2010. The one on the left was published in 2001 and I bought the copy in Japan a few years ago. There is a major difference between the two. The new copy on the right is repacked and condensed. The one on the left has more meat and potatoes. For example, a list of the Oda history, Nobunaga's relationships, and a list of battles.
While the new copy on the right is only a fraction of the old issue, it does has its perks. For example, it has a list of museums dedicated to Nobunaga. Also there is a one page article on Komaki Castle. The key question is for me: was it worth it to buy the condensed repacked material in the new issue? My answer is yes. Why? Simply I am a sucker for anything Nobunaga related. Also I did like the museum listings and the article on Komaki.
Nobunaga no tame!