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|Released:||09 May 2013|
|Retail:||¥2,300 (tax included)|
|Size / Pages:||JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) / 352 pages|
|Catalog No.:||ISBN 978-4-08-782499-5|
|Availability:||CDJapan | Amazon Japan|
The fourth Chōzenshū volume takes the “Large Encyclopedia” found in the seventh Daizenshuu and expands upon it with new information from the various Dragon Ball productions and guidebooks that were released in the intervening years. Unlike previous Chōzenshū installments, however, the majority of the new information has been incorporated into the text, and relatively few pages (mostly those which deal exclusively with the contents of the manga) are reprinted as-is. The front cover borrows the cover artwork from Daizenshuu 7; the book also includes a single, JIS B4-sized fold-out poster, which features this book’s cover art on one side, and the cover art for Chōzenshū 3 / Daizenshuu 6 on the reverse.
Well anyway, farewell.”
— Akira Toriyama, December 1995
It should be noted that although Akira Toriyama is listed as the author of this databook, he actually had very little involvement with the production of its content, if any at all. Toriyama makes it quite clear in most of his daizenshuu introductions that “they” (Shueisha) are responsible for putting these together, and he is often graciously humble in thanking them for all their hard work in sorting through his exhaustive series.