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3114 February 2016
To Lord Zuno! Ask About the Location of the Super Dragon Balls!"Super" NewsSeries InfoEpisode List

This month is a busy one for Naho Ooishi and Dragon Ball SD, with her “chibi”-fied retelling of the series receiving its fourth collected volume, the 41st chapter of the series seeing its serialization in Saikyō Jump, and a bevy of bonus material making its way to print.

The fourth collected volume of Dragon Ball SD was released 04 February 2016 for ¥600 + tax; a digital version will follow next month. The volume covers chapters 29 through 38; counting the latest chapter in Saikyō Jump, this leaves only three regular chapters not yet collected. In addition to the ten regular chapters, the volume contains two bonus chapters: a four-page comic originally printed in the 2015 Jump Victory Carnival official guide book, and a two-page comic originally printed in the 2015 Jump Festa official guide book.

The first bonus finds the future Trunks knocking-out and taking his own present-version’s spot at the 28th Tenka’ichi Budōkai. When Knock bad-mouths Vegeta, Trunks steps in and beats him up. Trunks complains about what bad manners young people have these days, which prompts Goku to realize he must be the future version of Trunks rather than the Trunks from this timeline. Pan comes up and playfully punches Trunks, sending him flying all the way to the moon. Goku says it’s no wonder the future Trunks was no match for Perfect Cell, and the narrator explains how the future Trunks has been left in the dust by this timeline’s rampant power inflation.

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The second bonus finds the same future version of Trunks, having gotten the time period wrong, visiting his already-visiting-other-future-version during the Dr. Gero chase. Vegeta makes no effort to save Bulma and baby Trunks, causing the normal future version of Trunks to be disgusted at what a horrible person his father is. The second future version of Trunks consoles his earlier self, saying that Vegeta will one day change into a loving family man (somehow also knowing about “My Bulma!” from Battle of Gods). Meanwhile, Vegeta is freaked out to see two adult versions of Trunks side-by-side, and can’t believe he’ll ever become the person this second future version of Trunks describes. Hearing all this, Bulma is happy and thinks she was right to break up with Yamcha after all.

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The March 2016 issue of Saikyō Jump was released 05 February 2016 for ¥500 + tax. The volume contains the 41st chapter of the series since its reboot, which covers Jackie Chun vs. Tenshinhan and Son Goku vs. Kuririn at the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai (roughly original manga chapters 123-127). Aspects removed from the original version include Tenshinhan’s Kamehameha, the conversation between Tenshinhan and the Turtle Sage following their match, and a bit of the fight material between Goku and Kuririn.

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The issue also includes a brand-new side story printed within a Vegeta profile insert. The five-page “Special Edition” chapter finds the future version of Trunks yet again traveling through time, but for a different reason. Even though this time period is supposed to be when his parents met, there is nobody around… and it sure does not look like Namek. Something streaks down out of the sky, impacting with a boom. Two Saiyans emerge, as Trunks observes from the bushes. Raditz had told Vegeta that his brother was sent to this planet, and with Planet Vegeta gone, they should find and recruit him before exterminating everything on it. A young girl with a ray-gun appears; she had detected their ships out in space and overheard their plans just now. Raditz assumes it is a toy gun, and patting her on the head, tells her to give up and accept her fate… prompting the girl to fire. Vegeta is shocked, not just at the gun’s power, but to learn that the girl is only five-years-old and built it herself. Thinking how powerful the actual military must be if a young girl is at this level, he flees. Trunks comments to his (very confused) future mother how she has been secretly saving this world with her technical prowess all this time. The narrator explains that Trunks was once again made to realize his mother’s greatness.

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The fourth collected print volume of Dragon Ball SD is available to order from CDJapan and Amazon Japan. The March 2016 issue of Saikyō Jump is also available to order from CDJapan and Amazon Japan.

Dragon Ball SD began with Saikyō Jump as a quarterly publication with four total issues in 2011 re-telling major aspects of the franchise in an even more childish tone. When the magazine switched to a monthly format in 2012, Dragon Ball SD started over at the very beginning of the series with the same kind of writing and artistic style. The publication switched to a bimonthly release schedule in late-2014.

The second collected edition of Dragon Ball SD is due out 17 February 2016 in France from Glénat.



Following up on their cover art and “Limited Edition” DVD information from a few days ago, Columbia has revealed the full track listing for the upcoming Dragon Ball Godly BEST two-disc compilation album:

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DISC 1:

  1. Dragon Ball TV Series Opening Theme
    魔訶不思議アドベンチャー!
    Mystical Adventure!
  2. Dragon Ball TV Series Ending Theme
    ロマンティックあげるよ
    I’ll Give You Romance
  3. Dragon Ball Z TV Series Opening Theme #1
    CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
  4. Dragon Ball Z TV Series Opening Theme #2
    WE GOTTA POWER
  5. Dragon Ball Z TV Series Ending Theme #1
    でてこいとびきりZENKAIパワー!く
    Come Out, Incredible ZENKAI Power!
  6. Dragon Ball Z TV Series Ending Theme #2
    僕達は天使だった
    We Were Angels
  7. Dragon Ball Z Bardock TV Special Ending Theme
    光の旅
    Light’s Journey
  8. Dragon Ball Z Trunks TV Special Ending Theme
    青い風のHOPE
    The Blue Wind’s Hope
  9. Dragon Ball Movie #3 Ending Theme
    ドラゴンボール伝説
    The Dragon Ball Legend
  10. Dragon Ball Z Movie #2 Ending Theme
    戦(I・KU・SA)
    The Battle (I·KU·SA)
  11. Dragon Ball Z Movie #3 Ending Theme
    まるごと
    The Whole World
  12. Dragon Ball Z Movie #4 Ending Theme
    「ヤ」なことには元気玉!!
    There’s a Genki-Dama in Bad Things!!
  13. Dragon Ball Z Movie #5 Ending Theme
    とびっきりの最強対最強
    The Incredible Strongest vs Strongest
  14. Dragon Ball Z Movie #6 Ending Theme
    HERO(キミがヒーロー)
    HERO (You are the Hero)
  15. Dragon Ball Z Movie #7 Ending Theme
    GIRI GIRI -世界極限-
    At the Brink –The Earth’s Limit–
  16. Dragon Ball Z Movie #8 Ending Theme
    バーニング・ファイト-熱戦・烈戦・超激戦-
    Burning Fight –A Close · Intense · Super-Fierce Battle–
  17. Dragon Ball Z Movie #9 Ending Theme
    銀河を超えてライジング・ハイ
    Surpassing the Galaxy, Rising High
  18. Dragon Ball Z Movie #10 Ending Theme
    奇蹟のビッグ・ファイト
    The Miraculous Big Fight
  19. Dragon Ball Z Movie #11 Ending Theme
    ドラゴンパワー∞
    Dragon Power Infinity

DISC 2:

  1. Dragon Ball GT TV Series Opening Theme
    DAN DAN 心魅かれてく
    Bit by Bit, You’re Charming My Heart
  2. Dragon Ball GT TV Series Ending Theme #3
    Blue Velvet
  3. Dragon Ball GT TV Series Ending Theme #4
    錆びついたマシンガンで今を撃ち抜こうく
    Let’s Blast Through This Moment with a Rusted Machinegun
  4. Dragon Ball Kai TV Series Opening Theme #1
    Dragon Soul
  5. Dragon Ball Kai TV Series Ending Theme #1
    Yeah! Break! Care! Break!(ヤブレカブレ)く
    Yeah! Break! Care! Break!
  6. Dragon Ball Kai TV Series Ending Theme #2
    心の羽根
    Wings of the Heart
  7. Dragon Ball Kai Opening Theme #2
    空・前・絶・後 Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go
    Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go: Like Nothing Before or After
  8. Dragon Ball Kai TV Series Ending Theme #3
    拝啓、ツラツストラ
    Dear Zarathustra
  9. Dragon Ball Kai TV Series Ending Theme #5
    Oh Yeah!!!!!!!
  10. Dragon Ball Kai TV Series Ending Theme #6
    GALAXY
  11. Dragon Ball Kai TV Series Ending Theme #7
    Don’t Let Me Down
  12. Dragon Ball Super TV Series Opening Theme
    超絶☆ダイナミック!
    Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!
  13. Dragon Ball Super TV Series Ending Theme #1
    ハローハローハロー
    Hello Hello Hello
  14. Dragon Ball Super TV Series Ending Theme #2
    スターリングスター
    Starring Star
  15. Dragon Ball Super TV Series Ending Theme #3
    薄紅
    Light Pink
  16. Dragon Ball Z Movie #12 Ending Theme
    最強のフュージョン
    The Strongest Fusion
  17. Dragon Ball Z Movie #13 Ending Theme
    俺がやらなきゃ誰がやる
    If I Don’t Do It, Who Will?
  18. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Theatrical Film Ending Theme
    CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
  19. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Theatrical Film Ending Theme
    『Z』の誓い -Movie ver.-
    Pledge of “Z”

With the understanding that insert songs (such as “Day of Destiny –Spirit vs Spirit–” from Dragon Ball Z TV Episode #184 or even “F” from the recent theatrical film) are not included, notable missing tracks include:

  • “I’m Not Alone”, the first ending theme to the Dragon Ball GT TV series by DEEN
  • “Don’t you see!”, the second ending theme to the Dragon Ball GT TV series by Zard (i.e., the late Izumi Sakai)
  • “Orange Hero”, the ending theme to the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour Special by jealkb, which has never seen a CD release
  • “Pure Heart”, the fourth closing theme to the Dragon Ball Kai TV series by Leo Ieiri

Understandably left out are the international Dragon Ball Kai: The Final Chapters opening and ending themes: “Fight it out” and “Never give up!!!”, respectively. Of course, it is impossible to compile what has not yet been released, so future Dragon Ball Super ending themes beyond the current “Light Pink” do not appear on this release.

The two-disc Dragon Ball Godly BEST (ドラゴンボールの「神 BEST」) set will be released as a standard edition (COCX-39493-4) for ¥2,778 + tax and a “Limited Edition” (COZX-1144-6) — which comes packed with the bonus DVD — for ¥3,500 + tax. The regular and “Limited Edition” versions are currently available for pre-order at CDJapan.



Columbia’s website has updated with (very tiny!) cover art and a complete track listing for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super Original Soundtrack. The release is packed with background music from the ongoing TV series by Norihito Sumitomo, along with TV-sized versions of the opening theme (“Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!”) and first closing theme (“Hello Hello Hello”).

DISC 1:

  1. Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic! (TV Size)
  2. Toward Tomorrow
  3. Believe in Yourself
  4. Believe in Yourself (String Version)
  5. A Strong Enemy Appears
  6. A Tough Battle
  7. Crushing Defeat
  8. Omen of Victory
  9. Turning the Tables
  10. Super Saiyan God
  11. Compromise
  12. Beerus’ Planet
  13. Beerus’ Tea Time
  14. Beerus’ Madness
  15. Vegeta’s Strength
  16. Team Dragon’s Theme
  17. Where’s Goku?!
  18. Under the Blue Sky
  19. Chaotic Streets
  20. Party Scene
  21. Romantic Evening
  22. Like That Cloud
  23. Tropical Island Scene
  24. Fire Dance
  25. The Earth’s Fate
  26. The Pilaf Gang’s Plan
  27. The Pilaf Gang Runs Away
  28. I’m the Best in the World
  29. The Infinite Universe
  30. The Birth of a God
  31. Pleasant Friends From Pluto
  32. Trouble Erupts
  33. Feeling Each Other Out
  34. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA (Days of Battle)
  35. Preview A
  36. Preview B
  37. Preview C
  38. Eyecatch A
  39. Eyecatch B
  40. Subtitle

DISC 2:

  1. Pleasant Days
  2. Goten & Trunks’ Mischief
  3. The Gods of Destruction Selection Tournament
  4. Champa’s Theme
  5. The Fatso Waltz
  6. Freeza is Resurrected
  7. Freeza’s Scheme
  8. A Bad Premonition
  9. The Terror of Freeza’s Army
  10. Inescapable Fear
  11. Rushing Into Battle
  12. An Antagonistic Battle
  13. Freeza’s Chosen Ones
  14. Golden Freeza’s Theme
  15. Formidable Opponent
  16. Time to Strike Back
  17. A Break in the Battle
  18. Blue Saiyan
  19. Regret
  20. The Death Match Winds Down
  21. Training With Whis
  22. Endless Training
  23. Unfamiliar Work
  24. Freeza’s Penance
  25. Here’s Jaco!
  26. The Gods of Destruction Selection Tournament Kicks Off!
  27. Space is Vast!!
  28. Mysterious Alien #1
  29. Mysterious Alien #2
  30. Hello Hello Hello (TV Size)

The two-disc Dragon Ball Super Original Soundtrack is due out 24 February 2016 for ¥3,500 + tax and is available for pre-order via CDJapan and Amazon Japan.



08
Feb
2016
VegettoEX3:34 PM ESTPodcast

It’s predictions time! Each year on the show we like to not only make predictions for the next year in the Dragon World, but also check in on last year’s predictions and see how we fared. With 2015 bringing a slew of new material our way, was it even remotely possible to make an accurate call?

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0395! VegettoEX and Hujio check in on last year’s predictions and make new ones for 2016. What does the Dragon World potentially have in store for us, and how will it all go down? Your own predictions bring us into some pretty wacky territory, as well!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.



Columbia has released cover art, bonus DVD content information, and other details regarding the Dragon Ball Godly BEST theme song compilation due out 24 February 2016 in Japan.

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While the main compilation’s track listing — set to span two discs — has yet to be revealed, the bonus DVD will include the following opening animation sequences (with a note that the Dragon Ball GT opening will unfortunately not be a creditless version a la the others):

  • Dragon Ball TV Series Opening Theme
    魔訶不思議アドベンチャー!
    Mystical Adventure!
  • Dragon Ball Z TV Series Opening Theme #1
    CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
  • Dragon Ball Z TV Series Opening Theme #2
    WE GOTTA POWER
  • Dragon Ball GT TV Series Opening Theme
    DAN DAN 心魅かれてく
    Bit by Bit, You’re Charming My Heart
  • Dragon Ball Kai TV Series Opening Theme #1
    Dragon Soul
  • Dragon Ball Kai TV Series Opening Theme #2
    空・前・絶・後 Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go
    Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go: Like Nothing Before or After
  • Dragon Ball Super TV Series Opening Theme
    超絶☆ダイナミック!
    Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!

The two-disc Dragon Ball Godly BEST (ドラゴンボールの「神 BEST」) set will be released as a standard edition (COCX-39493-4) for ¥2,778 + tax and a “Limited Edition” (COZX-1144-6) — which comes packed with the bonus DVD — for ¥3,500 + tax. The regular and “Limited Edition” versions are currently available for pre-order at CDJapan.



Famitsu reports on Bandai Namco’s announcement that Dragon Ball XENOVERSE has shipped over three million copies worldwide, including both retail and digital download versions of the game.

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The breakdown includes approximately 230,000 copies in Japan; 60,000 copies in the greater Asia region; 1.78 million copies in America; and 1.05 million copies in Europe.

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE, developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco, is the latest console game for the franchise on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.



Online retailers have updated their listings for the second Dragon Ball Super home video box set in Japan:

As with the first set, the disc label art is recycled character design artwork from the 2013 theatrical film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. In addition to a 16-page special booklet and box with a new illustration, on-disc extras will include a creditless opening (the “Freeza version” of “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!“) and ending (“Starring Star“).

Toei and Happinet are releasing the series in DVD and Blu-ray box sets of 12 episodes each. The first set saw its release 02 December 2015 (episodes 1-12) with this second set dropping 02 March 2016 (episodes 13-24). The third set was recently delayed by one month to 02 July 2016.

DVD sets are listed at ¥12,096 with Blu-ray sets at ¥16,416. Both DVD and Blu-ray sets are listed as two discs each. Sets are available to pre-order via CDJapan and Amazon Japan.



Digital download versions of both the 2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z and 2015 Dragon Ball XENOVERSE video games are on sale via the North American PlayStation Network for their respective Sony consoles as a part of Bandai Namco’s “Play Anime Games” promotion.

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Battle of Z is currently 75% off for both the PlayStation 3 and Vita at $7.49 and $4.99, respectively.

XENOVERSE is currently 60% off for both the PlayStation 3 and 4 at $15.99. Additionally, the game’s downloadable content “Season Pass” is also on sale, down from $24.99 to $14.99. Finally, bundles of the game itself with its season pass can also be grabbed for $25.99 on either console.

J-Stars Victory Vs.+ is also available at reduced prices of $9.99 on the Vita and PlayStation 3, and $14.99 on the PlayStation 4.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, developed by Artdink for Bandai Namco, was released worldwide in January 2014 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Vita. In North America, the Vita version was released exclusively as a downloadable title. Dragon Ball XENOVERSE, developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco, is the latest console game for the franchise on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game is available both digitally and in retail disc form for both Sony consoles.



02
Feb
2016
VegettoEX6:07 PM ESTPodcast

In our attempt to get things back on a weekly schedule for 2016, we must once again preempt our yearly news recap and predictions episode (stay tuned for that — it’s not not coming!). Instead, this week’s episode brings a bit of a language refresher and behind-the-scenes look at some internal Kanzenshuu debates. We are in the process of changing some of the name spellings in our style guide, so tune in for sneak-peek at names we are either in the process of deciding or want to avoid for as long as possible in hopes they solve themselves!

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0394! VegettoEX discusses the process of adapting a name from “Dragon Ball” in Japanese to our alphabet and have it still make sense, sound the same, and do something to acknowledge or bring out its pun source. Some names are easy, some are even deceptively simple, but others stump us a bit to this day. Tune in for a bit of a behind-the-scenes lesson and learn a bit about some of the most difficult name spellings to adapt!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Tumblr.



The fourth collected volume of Naho Ooishi‘s Dragon Ball SD — the spin-off/re-telling of the Dragon Ball series currently being serialized in Saikyō Jump — is set for a print release in Japan this week.

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最後のドラゴンボールのありかを求めて、占いババの元を訪れた悟空たち。ババが用意した5人の選手に勝てば、占ってくれるというが…!? SDだけのオリジナル・エピソードも続々登場で、原作ファンも必見!


Seeking the whereabouts of the final Dragon Ball, Goku & co. pay a visit to the fortunetelling crone. If they win against the five competitors she has brought out, she will divine its location for them, but…?! With original episodes found only in SD, it’s a must-see even for fans of the original manga!

The volume picks up with Chapter 29 of the monthly/bimonthly reboot of the comic as Goku and friends visit the old fortuneteller, and going by previous chapter totals, will likely conclude a ways into the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai. Within this material is a short bout of extra chapters telling stories not found in the original manga: “Goku’s Solitary Training Arc”.

The 192-page tankobon-sized volume runs ¥600 plus tax and preserves the full-color presentation from its original Saikyō Jump serialization. The collected volume will also come packed with a Super Saiyan Vegetto card for Dragon Ball Heroes (GDPJ-18).

Volume 4 of the collected Dragon Ball SD is available to order from CDJapan and Amazon Japan. While the print edition is due out this week (04 February 2016), the digital edition will not see a release until next month (04 March 2016); the third collected volume also saw a staggered print vs. digital release back in 2014. Chapter 41 of the reboot will also see its serialization in this week’s March 2016 issue of Saikyō Jump in Japan.

Dragon Ball SD began with Saikyō Jump as a quarterly publication with four total issues in 2011 re-telling major aspects of the franchise in an even more childish tone. When the magazine switched to a monthly format in 2012, Dragon Ball SD started over at the very beginning of the series with the same kind of writing and artistic style. The publication switched to a bimonthly release schedule in late-2014.