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Published by VegettoEX
22 March 2017, 5:16 PM EDT

Back in December, Shueisha launched a new spin-off manga on the Shōnen Jump+ digital platform from popular fan artist dragongarowLEE. Dragon Ball Side-Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha told the story of a boy who falls down the stairs and dies, and though he is reincarnated into the Dragon World as Yamcha, he uses his knowledge of the series to overcome the character’s various obstacles (namely death).

At the time, dragongarowLEE thought the second chapter might be ready within the next month, but a few months have come and gone in the meantime. Taking to Twitter today, the artist provided a behind-the-scenes look at the series’ current progress and his own obstacles in getting the second chapter out to an eager audience.

The next part of “Reincarnated as Yamcha” has been a long time coming, but I’m still working on the manuscript right now, so please wait just a little bit longer. Sorry to all of you who are looking forward to it. 🙇🏻

The next chapter is 33 pages in total, but for the rough draft I drew about twice as much, including stuff that got rejected. ^_^; Maybe I’ll trying making some of the scenes I personally wanted to draw into bonus images. 😁

dragongarowLEE wrapped up with one more message: an image of Yamcha holding up two fingers and saying “The story of ‘Reincarnated as Yamcha’ still has two chapters left!”

The series is available for free in Japanese on Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ digital platform. Back in January, Buzzfeed Japan writer Tsunehiko Nishimaki interviewed an unnamed editor at Shueisha regarding the series and new initiatives.