Each volume is printed in A6 size format (105 × 148 mm) on standard quality paper.
After the release of each individual volume for the first six parts, they were bundled together into multiple box sets based on their corresponding parts. There are a total of 6 box sets.
The release of this edition started with the three volumes of Phantom Blood on February 15, 2002. It was periodically released through 50 volumes, with the final volume being released on February 18, 2009.
Steel Ball Run: Shueisha Bunko Comic Edition (スティール・ボール・ラン 集英社文庫 コミック版,STEEL BALL RUN Shūeisha Bunko Komikku-ban?) comes with unique covers, the art that of which is originally featured in issues of Ultra Jump. The release of this edition started with two volumes on February 17, 2017 and is to be periodically released through 16 volumes. The final volume is scheduled to be released in January 2018.
The boxset is planned to be released after the series is completed (January 2018), further details will be announced on November 2017 (During the release of Volume 13).