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Databook Guide

Chōzenshū Volumes


To capitalize on the hype surrounding Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the franchise’s first theatrical film in 17 years, Shueisha released the “Chōzenshū” (超全集, “Super Complete Collections”), the second largest group of Dragon Ball databooks to date. This condensed four volume collection of hardcover databooks was published to replace and expand upon the now out of print Daizenshuu databooks, and although this collection is based on the contents of the original Daizenshuu, they feature new and updated material that has come to light in the years since their original publication. Each volume contains a B4-sized poster of a previous Daizenshuu cover illustrations by Akira Toriyama.

The first Chōzenshū volume is a combination of “Daizenshuu 2: Story Guide” and “Daizenshuu 4: World Guide”, both of which are manga-oriented guides. The second and third Chōzenshū volumes are a not yet specified combination of the various anime-based books, including “Daizenshuu 3: TV Animation Part 1”, “Daizenshuu 5: TV Animation Part 2”, “Daizenshuu 6: Movies & TV Specials”, and the final supplemental daizenshuu, “TV Animation Part 3”. The fourth and final Chōzenshū volume will be based on “Daizenshuu 7: Dragon Ball Large Encyclopedia”, presumably with updated data and information.


ISBN 978-4-08-782496-4

Dragon Ball Chōzenshū 1: Story & World Guide

Hardcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
Released: 05 February 2013
Retail: ¥2,200
Publisher: Shueisha Publishing Co., Ltd.
A detailed analysis of the storyline and the world of the Dragon Ball manga.

ISBN 978-4-08-782497-1

Dragon Ball Chōzenshū 2: Animation Guide Part 1

Hardcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
Released: 05 March 2013
Retail: ¥2,300
Publisher: Shueisha Publishing Co., Ltd.
A detailed story breakdown of the entire Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z TV series.

ISBN 978-4-08-782498-8

Dragon Ball Chōzenshū 3: Animation Guide Part 2

Hardcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
Released: 04 April 2013
Retail: ¥2,300
Publisher: Shueisha Publishing Co., Ltd.
Story breakdowns of Dragon Ball GT and all theatrical movies and special productions, along with character lineart and episode lists for the various TV series.

ISBN 978-4-08-782499-5

Dragon Ball Chōzenshū 4: Dragon Ball Super Encyclopedia

Hardcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
Released: 09 May 2013
Retail: ¥2,300
Publisher: Shueisha Publishing Co., Ltd.
An encyclopedic volume containing a series timeline; descriptions of characters, techniques, items, and locations; and information on Dragon Ball merchandise through the years and around the world.