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Published by VegettoEX
17 August 2018, 1:21 PM EDT

Following up on an ongoing retrospective series and previous interview with “Dragon Ball Room” head (and V-Jump editor-in-chief) Akio Iyoku, the Dragon Ball Official Site recently shared a new interview with Dragon Ball Super: Broli director Tatsuya Nagamine. In the interview, Nagamine discusses his history with the franchise (from watching it as a child to […]

Published by VegettoEX
26 July 2018, 5:35 PM EDT

V-Jump (née “Virtual Jump”) — Shueisha’s multimedia-focused (video/card games, manga, anime, etc.) magazine — began with three issues in a smaller, thicker format on a (roughly) half-yearly schedule released in November 1990, June 1991, and November 1991. This was followed by an additional four-issue preview/test run in November 1992, February 1993, March 1993, and April […]

Published by VegettoEX
21 July 2018, 9:54 AM EDT

Each month, Toyotarō provides a sketch — as well as a brief comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website for a character that has not appeared in Dragon Ball Super. Thus far, Toyotarō has provided sketches of #8, Lunch, Chapa with Oob, Tambourine, Man-Wolf, Tapion, and Janenba. For his July entry, Toyotarō has […]

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25 June 2018, 10:42 AM EDT

The latest addition to our “Translations” archive is an interview with Akio Iyoku posted to the Dragon Ball Official Site back in April. In the interview, Iyoku — editor-in-chief of V-Jump as well as head of the “Dragon Ball Room” — discusses how the upcoming Dragon Ball Super theatrical film came to be, working with […]

Published by VegettoEX
20 June 2018, 3:31 PM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eighty-ninth entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is Toriyama’s original design for a plane, which was subsequently rendered in CG for the cover of the November 1992 issue of Shueisha’s […]

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20 June 2018, 10:56 AM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eighty-eighth entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is “Captain Gyao”, the mascot character designed for Jump‘s 20th anniversary, from the 1988 No. 32 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump (released 05 […]

Published by VegettoEX
20 June 2018, 10:09 AM EDT

The official Dragon Ball website’s eighty-sixth entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is a page from the very first issue of V-Jump during its original trial run, released in November 1990, showing the birth of […]

Published by VegettoEX
20 June 2018, 9:26 AM EDT

Each month, Toyotarō provides a sketch — as well as a brief comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website for a character that has not appeared in Dragon Ball Super. Thus far, Toyotarō has provided sketches of #8, Lunch, Chapa with Oob, Tambourine, Man-Wolf, and Tapion. For his June entry, Toyotarō has contributed […]

Published by VegettoEX
18 June 2018, 1:48 PM EDT

The latest addition to our “Translations” archive comes to us from new site contributor Stacey at the recommendation of JakIchanDB on Twitter: a February 2018 interview with Kazuhiko Torishima on Asahi’s website. In the interview, Torishima — the man responsible for discovering Akira Toriyama and serving as his initial editor — discusses his early days […]

Published by VegettoEX
07 June 2018, 11:56 AM EDT

The sixth collected volume of Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Super manga — originally and currently serialized on a monthly basis in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine — officially hit Japanese shelves this week on 04 June 2018 for ¥400 + tax. Spanning 192 pages, the volume covers chapters 29 through 32. The volume takes its title of “Super […]