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Manga Guide

Dragon Ball SD


In early November 2010, Shueisha announced plans to release a new quarterly manga magazine called Saikyō Jump, which would feature various spin-off manga of famous shōnen series. Shortly thereafter the Dragon Ball SD spin-off series was announced and would be drawn by none other than Naho Ooishi. Unlike other manga featured in the magazine, Dragon Ball SD would be drawn entirely in color. The magazine was initially planned for a single year run to see if it could survive the competitive manga market. With the continuation of the magazine unknown, Ooishi initially drew four chapters, each an alternate re-telling of a different main story arc of Toriyama’s original Dragon Ball storyline. After four issues it was announced that Saikyō Jump would indeed be continuing and switching over to a monthly release schedule.

Dragon Ball SD would also be continued, but with the future of Saikyō Jump now confirmed, Ooishi started the series over from the very beginning. The series is known for its “super deformed” style of drawing, and to the amusement of fans often makes ironic references to events that have yet to occur at that point in the story. As with the initial four chapters, these subsequent monthly chapters were not designated with actual chapter numbers or names, gaining them only when collected into volumes.

The first nine monthly chapters were collected into a “Volume 1” release in April 2013, skipping over the original four quarterly chapters. This “Volume 1” was also released digitally for ¥450 plus tax. “Volume 2” of the series was released a year later in April 2014 with a digital release following a bit later.

Original Quarterly Run

First Story – Son Goku and Kuririn’s Training

Softcover | AB (21 × 25.7 cm) | 11 pages
Premiered: 03 December 2010 (Saikyō Jump, 2011 Issue #1)
Retail: ¥580
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku travels to Kame House to receive training from the legendary Kame-Sen’nin. He meets Kuririn on the island and the two begin their training. Suddenly a nearby volcano explodes and Kame-Sen’nin uses a Kamehameha to stop it. Goku later uses the technique to save Kuririn even without having been taught it!

Second Story – Son Goku versus Freeza

Softcover | AB (21 × 25.7 cm) | 11 pages
Premiered: 11 April 2011 (Saikyō Jump, 2011 Issue #2)
Retail: ¥780
Publisher: Shueisha
Freeza has gathered all but one Dragon Ball on Namek, and he demands our heroes hand over the last. Goku suddenly arrives to stop him and the two begin to battle. Freeza soon transforms into his final form and then “kills” Vegeta to shut him up. Seeing this, Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan and defeats Freeza!

Third Story – Son Goku & Son Gohan versus Cell

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 15 pages
Premiered: 11 August 2011 (Saikyō Jump, 2011 Issue #3)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Cell has appeared, quickly progresses to his perfect form, and decides to hold a tournament. The Z Warriors confront Cell after some intense training, and first up is Gohan. After showcasing his Super Saiyan 2 transformation and reverting Cell to his second form, Gohan and Goku finish Cell of with a combined Kamehameha!

Fourth Story – Son Goku & Mister Satan versus Majin Boo

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 16 pages
Premiered: 07 October 2011 (Saikyō Jump, 2011 Issue #4)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Bobbidi has revived Majin Boo, who then eats his master and begins terrorizing the Earth. Mister Satan appears and convinces Boo to stop, but suddenly his evil is expelled forming a new evil Boo. At the request of Mister Satan, the people of Earth donate their ki to Goku’s massive Genki-Dama and Majin Boo is finally defeated.

Monthly Reboot

Chapter 01

ブルマと悟空とドラゴンボール
Buruma to Gokū to Doragon Bōru
Bulma, Goku, and the Dragon Balls
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 03 December 2011 (Saikyō Jump, January 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Bulma, a girl searching for mysterious wish-granting orbs known as “Dragon Balls”, encounters a monkey-tailed boy named Son Goku in the mountains. The two set out together, meeting a sea turtle and an eccentric old martial-arts master along the way, as well as Pilaf and his two lackeys, who will stop at nothing to get the Dragon Balls for themselves.

Chapter 02

変身妖怪ウーロン
Henshin Yōkai Ūron
The Transforming Demon, Oolong
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 18 pages
Premiered: 04 January 2012 (Saikyō Jump, February 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Bulma and Goku come to a village being terrorized by Oolong, a shapeshifting demon who has demanded the hand in marriage of a villager’s daughter! Bulma has a cunning plan, however, and Oolong himself is not what he seems.

Chapter 03

荒野の狼ヤムチャ
Kōya no Ōkami Yamucha
Yamcha, Wolf of the Wilderness
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 03 February 2012 (Saikyō Jump, March 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Foiled in his attempt to gain the Dragon Balls in on fell swoop, Pilaf takes out a contract on Goku’s life with the fearsome Yamcha. Yamcha is powerful indeed, and may even have succeeded in offing Goku, if not for his weakness against women. Meanwhile, Goku, Bulma, and Oolong encounter Chi-Chi, a girl who has lost her way in the desert.

Chapter 04

フライパン山の牛魔王
Furaipan Yama no Gyūmaō
Gyūmaō of Mount Frypan
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 03 March 2012 (Saikyō Jump, April 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
The four heroes make it to blazing Mount Frypan, where it turns out that Chi-Chi is the daughter of Gyūmaō, keeper of its castle. To put out the raging flames, he sends Goku and Chi-Chi to Kame-Sen’nin’s house in order to retrieve the Bashō Fan. But they mustn’t underestimate its strength….

Chapter 05

神龍あらわる!
Shenron Arawaru!
Shenlong Appears!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 04 April 2012 (Saikyō Jump, May 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Bulma, Goku, Oolong, Pu’er and Yamcha are lured into a trap by Pilaf, and have their Dragon Balls stolen. Trapped with no way out and the wish to the Dragon imminent, it seems like hope is lost… except….

Chapter 06

悟空の大変身
Gokū no Dai-Henshin
Goku’s Great Transformation
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 02 May 2012 (Saikyō Jump, June 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Pilaf’s wish has been successfully thwarted, but now Goku & co. are in an even more inescapable prison, which will cook them alive in the midday sun. But just then, Goku tells them about the monster that comes out in the full moon. Faced with a monstrous ape Goku, the others must survive the night and return Goku to normal.

Chapter 07

ぴちぴちギャルを探せ!!
Pichi-Pichi Gyaru o Sagase!!
Find a Pichi-Pichi Gal!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 04 June 2012 (Saikyō Jump, July 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
With the Dragon Balls inert for a year, the gang go their separate ways, with Goku heading to Kame-Sen’nin’s to train in martial arts. However, there are conditions before the training can start, as well as a potential rival in Kuririn.

Chapter 08

修行開始!!
Shugyō Kaishi!!
The Training Begins!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 04 July 2012 (Saikyō Jump, August 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
With Kuririn’s help, Goku successfully delivers a girl meeting Kame-Sen’nin’s requirements, allowing them to finally start the training. However, that will be no easy task. The eight months until the start of the Tenka’ichi Budōkai are going to be hard….

Chapter 09

天下一武道会開幕!!!
Tenka’ichi Budōkai Kaimaku!!!
The Curtain Rises on the Tenka’ichi Budōkai!!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 04 August 2012 (Saikyō Jump, September 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku and Kuririn take their place at the Tenka’ichi Budōkai, and quickly breeze through the preliminaries. Perhaps a little too quickly, when the announcer has to suggest reading the original series to fully enjoy the quarterfinal matches. As the semifinals get underway, mysterious Jackie Chun is moving so fast, Kuririn can’t even see him!

Chapter 10

大攻防! クリリンVSジャッキー
Dai-Kōbō! Kuririn Bāsasu Jakkī
Offense and Defense! Kuririn vs. Jackie
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 September 2012 (Saikyō Jump, October 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Kuririn regroups and seems to gain the upper hand, but Jackie Chun surprises with a Kamehameha to get back in the ring, and effortlessly knocks Kuririn out. Goku beats Namu in a single page, as the Announcer apologizes for the story compression. The bout between Goku and Jackie Chun begins, but each side seems pretty evenly matched.

Chapter 11

大決勝戦!!
Dai-Kesshōsen!!
The Grand Finals!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 October 2012 (Saikyō Jump, November 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Jackie Chun unleashes his Bankoku Bikkuri Shō on an unsuspecting Goku, who looks like he’s about to lose until he catches sight of the full moon. His rampage as a giant ape is only put to a stop when Jackie Chun obliterates the moon with a Kamehameha and saves the day. The match resumes, with Goku fighting in the nude.

Chapter 12

天下一武道会大騒然!!!
Tenka’ichi Budōkai Dai-Sōzen!!!
The Tenka’ichi Budōkai in an Uproar!!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 18 pages
Premiered: 02 November 2012 (Saikyō Jump, December 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
The Tenka’ichi Budōkai reaches its climax, as Jackie Chun wins thanks to his longer legs (though it’s hard to tell with the SD art style). As everything wraps up, Goku sets out on a solo journey to train himself and look for his Grandpa’s Dragon Ball.

Chapter 13

ドラゴンボール争奪戦
Doragon Bōru Sōdatsusen
A Scramble for the Dragon Balls
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 04 December 2012 (Saikyō Jump, January 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
In search of his grandpa’s Dragon Ball, Goku crash lands in the frozen north when Kinto-Un freezes solid. He is saved by a young girl from a village that is being terrorized by the Red Ribbon Army, a paramilitary organization after the Dragon Balls for their own ends.

Chapter 14

対決! 忍者ムラサキ
Taiketsu! Ninja Murasaki
Confrontation! The Ninja Murasaki
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 19 pages
Premiered: 04 January 2013 (Saikyō Jump, February 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku storms Muscle Tower, making short work of the petty officers and Sergeant Metallic. However, Master Sergeant Murasaki, ninja extraordinaire, just might have enough tricks up his sleeve to throw Goku for a loop.

Chapter 15

マッスルタワーの最期!!
Massuru Tawā no Saigo!!
The End of Muscle Tower!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 February 2013 (Saikyō Jump, March 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
A cornered Murasaki unleashes Artificial Human No. 8, but is defeated as the pacifist No. 8 turns on his masters and decides to help Goku instead. With “Hat-chan’s” help, Goku defeats General White and rescues the village mayor. Meanwhile, Dr. Gero vows to do better with his next creations….

Chapter 16

探そうぜ! ドラゴンボール
Sagasō ze! Doragon Bōru
Let’s Hunt Down the Dragon Balls!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 April 2013 (Saikyō Jump, May 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Having toppled General White in Muscle Tower, Goku heads to Bulma’s house to fix his Dragon Radar. From there, they head out to the sea in search of the next Dragon Ball, but the Red Ribbon Army is not far behind.

Chapter 17

攻撃開始! ブルー将軍
Kōgeki Kaishi! Burū Shōgun
General Blue Commences His Assault!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 02 May 2013 (Saikyō Jump, June 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
As Goku, Bulma, and Kuririn continue their undersea search, they come under attack by General Blue’s forces! Forced to flee into the cave system that apparently holds the next Dragon Ball, they must outrun the Red Ribbon Army, all while avoid deadly booby-traps….

Chapter 18

海賊の亡霊あらわる!?
Kaizoku no Bōrei Arawaru!?
A Pirate Ghost Appears?!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 June 2013 (Saikyō Jump, July 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
The trio are ambushed by a guard robot in the pirate harbor. While Goku takes it on, Kuririn and Bulma head off in search of the Dragon Ball. But General Blue is in hot pursuit, and Bulma’s feminine wiles are completely ineffective against him….

Chapter 19

激突! 光る瞳のブルー将軍!!
Gekitotsu! Hikaru Hitomi no Burū Shōgun!!
Clash! General Blue with Shining Eyes!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 July 2013 (Saikyō Jump, August 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku intervenes to save Bulma and Kuririn from General Blue, but the tables are turned on him until a mouse breaks Blue’s concentration and frees Goku from his telekinetic powers. As the cave begins to collapse, Goku rushes to find the Dragon Ball, while Bulma and Kuririn race back to the pirate harbor.

Chapter 20

大脱出!!
Dai-Dasshutsu!!
The Great Escape!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 03 August 2013 (Saikyō Jump, September 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku, Bulma, and Kuririn narrowly escape the collapsing undersea cave and return to Kame House, where Goku sets out to continue his search alone. Elsewhere, the Red Ribbon Army’s thugs are ravaging the Karin Sanctuary, but the natives will have none of it.

Chapter 21

聖地カリン
Seichi Karin
The Karin Sanctuary
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 September 2013 (Saikyō Jump, October 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku trounces Colonel Yellow and saves Upa, gaining the Four-Star Ball in the process. Meanwhile, Commander Red has hired the hitman Tao Pai-pai, who makes short work of Blue as a demonstration of his prowess.

Chapter 22

残虐! 殺し屋“桃白白”
Zangyaku! Koroshiya “Tao Pai-pai”
Brutal! The Hitman “Tao Pai-pai”
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 October 2013 (Saikyō Jump, November 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
The Karin Sanctuary’s peace is once again shattered as Tao Pai-pai arrives on the scene, impaling Bora on his own spear and seemingly killing Goku with his Dodon-pa. Saved from certain death by his grandpa’s Dragon Ball, Goku hatches a plan to revive Upa’s father!

Chapter 23

カリン塔のカリン様
Karin Tō no Karin-sama
Karin-sama of Karin Tower
Insert Booklet | Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | Black & White | 17 pages
Premiered: 02 November 2013 (Saikyō Jump, December 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥500 (booklet not for individual sale)
Publisher: Shueisha
In order to defeat Tao Pai-pai and revive Bora, Goku scales Karin Tower to seek the power-up that waits at the top. But Karin, keeper of the tower, will not be making things easy by any means!

Chapter 24

うばえ! 超聖水!!
Ubae! Chō-Seisui!!
Snatch it! The Super Holy Water!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 December 2013 (Saikyō Jump, January 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku continues his attempts at chasing Karin and ultimately obtains the Super Holy Water. Meanwhile, Tao Pai-pai arrives and attacks Upa, but Goku arrives to save the day!

Chapter 25

聖地の大決戦!!!
Seichi no Dai-Kessen!!!
A Grand Showdown in the Sanctuary!!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 January 2014 (Saikyō Jump, February 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Tao Pai-pai resumes his assault on a powered-up Goku, but it is to no avail. A grenade seems to his his last chance, but Goku easily kicks it back to get rid of the villain once and for all.

Chapter 26

突撃! レッドリボン軍総本部!!
Totsugeki! Reddo Ribon Gun Sō-Honbu!!
Assault on Red Ribbon Headquarters!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 February 2014 (Saikyō Jump, March 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
The Red Ribbon Army has gathered two Dragon Balls together and believes that Tao Pai-pai is the one approaching with another four, but Goku is actually arriving to dish out some damage…!

Chapter 27

孫悟空快進撃!
Son Gokū Kai-Shingeki!
Son Goku’s Charge!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 March 2014 (Saikyō Jump, April 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥457
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku leaves a path of destruction in his wake as he runs amok at Red Ribbon Army headquarters, while Black finally has enough of Red’s petty behavior and “persuades” his boss to “give him a promotion”…by shooting Red in the head.

Chapter 28

大勝利!!!
Dai-shōri!!!
A Great Victory!!!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 April 2014 (Saikyō Jump, May 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku arrives to find newly-appointed Supreme Commander Black, whose offers of dominating the world together fall on deaf ears. When Black proves no match on his own, he decides to take Goku out with a giant mech…!

Chapter 29

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 May 2014 (Saikyō Jump, June 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
The others rush in to Goku’s aid, only to discover that he has singlehandedly defeated the entire Red Ribbon Army. The last Dragon Ball is missing, however, so at Kame-Sen’nin’s suggestion, they visit Uranai Baba, an old fortune-teller in the desert, who will divine its location on one condition. What new battles lie in store…?

Chapter 30

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 18 pages
Premiered: 04 June 2014 (Saikyō Jump, July 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
The battles continue against Uranai Baba’s fighters, breezing through battles up until Goku takes the field against Mr. Mummy. The chapter notably glosses over the infamous “blood-spray” scene (and Yamcha’s sole victory of the series) through narration, due to what author Naho Ooishi (in a cameo) calls “adult prerogative”.

Chapter 31

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 18 pages
Premiered: 04 July 2014 (Saikyō Jump, August 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku takes the field against Mr. Mummy, dealing an astoundingly easy victory. His next opponent, Akkuman (not “Ackman”!), uses the dreaded Akumaito Beam, which would actually make him quite the force against later villains if you think about it. Fortunately, guileless Goku is unaffected, so it’s on to the final match with a mysterious, masked man….

Chapter 32

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 August 2014 (Saikyō Jump, September 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku and the masked fighter begin their battle, and seem evenly matched. What’s more, both Goku and Kame-Sen’nin feel that he is very familiar… and he even knows the Kamehameha?! What is going on here?! You’ll have to wait two months to find out, because Saikyō Jump is going bimonthly!

Chapter 33

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 03 October 2014 (Saikyō Jump, November 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku attacks the masked fighter, who seems to know that Goku’s tail is his weakness. After the tail pops off due to a bit of harsh slamming around, it is revealed that the masked fighter is none other than Grandpa Gohan, who shares a little bit of information with the group about Goku and the afterlife.

Chapter 34

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 05 December 2014 (Saikyō Jump, November 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
After reuniting with his grandpa and a brief attack by the Pilaf trio, Goku takes off to bring Bora back to life with the Dragon Balls. Goku is able to grab the four-star ball before it flies off across the globe, and returns to his friends at the fortuneteller’s before taking off on a training side-mission.

Chapter 35

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 06 February 2015 (Saikyō Jump, March 2015 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku finds himself two new training partners who have flown down from space: Vegeta and Raditz! The training begins with Goku and his brother squaring off with some rock lifting, meditation, and even training on their tails. After a successful bout of training, Vegeta and Raditz return to Nappa, though they don’t arrive in the best condition…

Chapter 36

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 03 April 2015 (Saikyō Jump, May 2015 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
After Goku saves a town from the terror of Captain Yellow (and unaware that Appule and Freeza have peeked in on him), he takes off for his next adventure. The Turtle Hermit and other friends have already arrived for the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai, as have the Crane Hermit and his two disciples.

Chapter 37

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 05 June 2015 (Saikyō Jump, July 2015 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku and friends easily make their way through the Tenka’ichi Budōkai preliminaries, but so do the Crane students. Goku takes on the first worthwhile opponent in King Chappa, but even he is not a match for the young fighters. Jackie Chun is a bit worried and impressed at the same time!

Chapter 38

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 01 August 2015 (Saikyō Jump, September 2015 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Goku and the others all easily make their way onward through the preliminaries. When it’s time to choose numbers for match-ups, one of the Crane students seems to be pulling the strings. After some posturing in previous chapters, it’s time for a real match: Yamcha vs. Tenshinhan! Kamehameha…!

Chapter 39

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 02 October 2015 (Saikyō Jump, November 2015 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
It’s not much of a match; Tenshinhan takes out Yamcha handily. Next up is Man-Wolf, ready to take his revenge on Jackie Chun for blowing up the moon. Kuririn’s head acts as a faux-moon allowing him to transform back to normal, though, resolving the dispute. Next up is a match of the small-fry: Kuririn vs. Chiaotzu! The Dodonpa seems like a tough attack, but Kuririn decides to use the Kamehameha anyway.

Chapter 40

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 04 December 2015 (Saikyō Jump, January 2016 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
Kuririn dodges the Dodonpa at the last second and wins the match with his airborne Kamehameha. The Turtle vs. Crane grudge continues with Jackie Chun vs. Tenshinhan. Each fighter handles themselves well, but Tenshinhan’s Taikyō-ken may be the key to victory.

Chapter 41

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 05 February 2016 (Saikyō Jump, March 2016 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Jackie Chun and Tenshinhan battle with powerful attacks, though the old sage ultimately concedes the match. Next up is the battle of best friends: Goku vs. Kuririn! Each put on their own impressive display of power, though it seems Kuririn gains the upper-hand when he is able to grab Goku’s tail.

Extra & Bonus Chapters

For the June 2012 issue of Saikyō Jump, Naho Ooishi made a special four-panel comic commemorating Children’s Day (05 May) in Japan.

Children’s Day 2012 Bonus Strip

こいのぼり…!?
Koinobori…!?
Koinobori…?!
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 1 page
Premiered: 02 May 2012 (Saikyō Jump, June 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Since the Boys’ Festival is coming up, Bulma explains the tradition of koinobori (fish-shaped banners flown from the roof of a house with a male child). Goku naturally wants to know if you can eat it, which annoys Bulma. The next day, however, Goku calls Bulma over to show her his koinobori… an edible one made of real fish impaled on Goku’s Nyoibō. A freaked-out Bulma shouts that this sort of thing isn’t koinobori at all.

For the new expansion of the summer V-Jump Festa event, now called Saikyō V-Jump Festa 2012, Naho Ooishi drew a special short comic for the Official Guidebook distributed to attendees. Remember, everyone: be nice to the costumed event staff.

Saikyō V-Jump Festa 2012 Bonus Comic

最強の男編
Saikyō no Otoko-hen
The Strongest Man
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 2 pages
Premiered: 21 July 2012 (Saikyō V-Jump Festa 2012 Official Guidebook)
Retail: Free with attendance (not for sale)
Publisher: Shueisha
At Saikyō V-Jump Festa, Bulma is trying to explain the idea of a convention-type event to Goku when they hear shouting. Sai Jack, the official mascot of Saikyō Jump, is working the crowd and getting them fired up, but Goku interprets his words as a genuine challenge and decides to see just how strong he is. The poor guy doesn’t stand a chance….

As a bonus inclusion in the January 2013 issue’s Toriko-themed “Gourmet Battle Royale Book” booklet, Ooishi plays on Goku’s rather unrefined tastes when it comes to cooking in order to generate comedy. That’s not Giran, is it…?

Toriko “Gourmet Battle Royale Book” Bonus Comic

Softcover | nonstandard (12 × 17.1 cm) | 1 page
Premiered: 04 December 2012 (Saikyō Jump, January 2013 Issue, “Gourmet Battle Royale Book” Booklet)
Retail: ¥480 (booklet not for individual resale)
Publisher: Shueisha
Bulma is happy about being in the “Gourmet Battle Royale Book”, but Goku doesn’t know what “gourmet” means, so Kuririn explains it to him. Energized, Goku vows to make a yummy feast for everyone. The results aren’t exactly what the others were expecting, however….

Leading up to its release, Naho Ooishi was responsible for a 12-page “SD” version of the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods film. The story was written and drawn in a style similar to Dragon Ball SD — very close to its original version with cuter characters and a few extra jokes thrown in for good measure. As with the rest of Dragon Ball SD, a general “supervision” credit is given to Akira Toriyama. The chapter was originally published in the April 2013 issue of Saikyō Jump and later compiled into “Volume 2” of the collected edition.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Special Manga Version

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 12 pages
Premiered: 04 March 2013 (Saikyō Jump, April 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥480
Publisher: Shueisha
Beerus, God of Destruction, and his attendant Whis visit Kaiō’s planet in search of the “Super Saiyan God”. Goku attempts to fight back, but even Super Saiyan 3 is not enough for the new god. The duo make their way to Earth in search of Vegeta, who is with the rest of the gang at Bulma’s birthday party.

For the 2013 Saikyō V-Jump Festa event, Naho Ooishi returned to draw another special short comic for the Official Guidebook distributed to attendees. This time, Trunks’s mission to the past takes a detour when he goes a little too far…

Saikyō V-Jump Festa 2013 Bonus Comic

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 2 pages
Premiered: 20 July 2013 (Saikyō V-Jump Festa 2013 Official Guidebook)
Retail: Free with attendance (not for sale)
Publisher: Shueisha
Traveling to the past in order to deliver Goku’s heart medicine, Trunks accidentally arrives the morning after the Ōzaru rampage at Pilaf’s castle. Oolong chastises him for thinking a kid like Goku could hold on to it for 18 years, Yamcha admires his “son’s” good looks, and Bulma instantly falls head-over-heels. Trunks’s hand begins to fade away….

So far, one additional chapter of Dragon Ball SD from Naho Ooishi has been published in a magazine other than Saikyō Jump: a four-page, black-and-white, bonus “What If?” story in the December 2013 issue of V-Jump. As with the rest of Dragon Ball SD, a general “supervision” credit is given to Akira Toriyama. The chapter was later compiled into “Volume 2” of the collected edition.

Jump Gag Special

ドラゴンボールSD Vジャンプ 出張版
Doragon Bōru SD Bui Janpu Shutchō-ban
Dragon Ball SD V-Jump Away-Edition
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 4 pages
Premiered: 21 October 2013 (V-Jump, December 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥540
Publisher: Shueisha
At his mother’s suggestion, Trunks returns even further into the past when Goku and friends are children. When the heroes come across Dr. Gero and foil his plans so early on, one might think the future would be saved from the Cell battle entirely…

As a part of Episode of Bardock‘s “Super Kanzenban” included with the March 2014 issue of Saikyō Jump, Naho Ooishi contributed six new pages of “SD” content for the character, his comrades, and his surrounding story.

Episode of Bardock: Extra SD Content

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 6 pages
Premiered: 04 February 2014 (Saikyō Jump, March 2014 Issue, Episode of Bardock “Super Kanzenban” Bonus Book)
Retail: ¥480 (tankōbon not for individual sale)
Publisher: Shueisha
Riffs on Ooishi’s own Episode of Bardock manga, with Bardock reluctantly made to do the Ginyu Special-Squad’s pose with his teammates, Chilled’s annoyance at Bardock being unable to tell him apart from Freeza (especially when Bardock’s own descendants are virtually identical), and more.

In addition to the regular 30th monthly chapter, Naho Ooishi provided a “Majin Boo Extra Story” for the July 2014 issue of Saikyō Jump, tied in with the ongoing broadcast of the Majin Boo arc of Dragon Ball Kai on Fuji TV along with the other Dragon Ball chapters and bonus content within the issue.

Majin Boo Extra Story

ドラゴンボールSD 魔人ブウ番外編
Doragon Bōru SD Majin Bū Bangai-hen
Dragon Ball SD Majin Boo Extra Story
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 5 pages
Premiered: 04 June 2014 (Saikyō Jump, July 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Boo flies up to God’s Palace and begins eating those present, commenting on his changed appearance each time. The last one left is Pu’er, whose absorption causes Boo to sprout cat-ears. As Boo departs, he encounters a Neko Majin who asks if Boo is a Neko Majin, too. Back at God’s Palace, Piccolo emerges with Goten and Trunks, only to find that everyone else has disappeared…!

For Shueisha’s new summer event, Jump Victory Carnival 2014, Naho Ooishi returned to pen an all-new bonus comic. While continuing the theme of Trunks arriving in a random era and things not going as planned, it also references the All-Japan High School Baseball Tournament, going on at the same time as the event.

Jump Victory Carnival 2014 Bonus Comic

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 4 pages
Premiered: 19 July 2014 (Jump Victory Carnival 2014 Official Guidebook)
Retail: Free with attendance (not for sale)
Publisher: Shueisha
Trunks travels back in time to inform the others of Cell’s defeat in his own timeline, but accidentally ends up in Satan City during gym class at Orange Star high school. Accidentally drafted into a game of baseball, he and Gohan must play it cool and try to avoid revealing their super strength. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done….

For the Jump Victory Carnival 2015 attendee book, Naho Ooishi continued her trend of the future Trunks winding up in interesting time periods, albeit this time with a solid plan.

Jump Victory Carnival 2015 Bonus Comic

特別編
Tokubetsuhen
Special Edition
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 4 pages
Premiered: 18 July 2015 (Jump Victory Carnival 2015 Official Guidebook)
Retail: Free with attendance (not for sale)
Publisher: Shueisha
The future version of Trunks takes his present-day-self’s place at the 28th Tenka’ichi Budōkai, but learns the hard way just how strong his friends and family have become in this timeline.

A Vegeta character profile insert within the March 2016 issue of Saikyō Jump contained a special, five-page bonus chapter, continuing the adventures of the future Trunks ending up in strange time periods.

March 2016 Saikyō Jump Bonus Chapter

Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 5 pages
Premiered: 05 February 2016 (Saikyō Jump, March 2016 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Trunks arrives in the past only to meet not just Vegeta and Raditz, but also his mother as a child… holding a giant blast gun.

For the Jump Victory Carnival 2016 attendee book, Naho Ooishi continued her trend of the future Trunks winding up in interesting time periods, this time with multiple timeline versions of the character all returning to the same starting point.

Jump Victory Carnival 2016 Bonus Comic

番外編
Bangaihen
Extra Edition
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 4 pages
Premiered: 30 July 2016 (Jump Victory Carnival 2016 Official Guidebook)
Retail: Free with attendance (not for sale)
Publisher: Shueisha
Trunks shows up to greet Son Goku as planned, but multiple versions of Trunks all begin to show up at the same point in time…

Collected Volumes

Dragon Ball SD has received two volumes of collected chapters so far. The four chapters from the original quarterly run are not present in this release; instead, it begins with the monthly reboot from 2012. Chapters are reprinted in the same full color from their original Saikyō Jump versions and are given formal titles (where none exist in the original Saikyō Jump serialization). A digital release was made available day-and-date with the first print volume, but lagged behind the print edition of the second volume by three months.

Dragon Ball SD: Volume 1

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 192 pages
Premiered: 04 April 2013
Retail: ¥600 including tax (print)
¥450 + tax (digital)
Publisher: Shueisha
Repackages chapters 1-9 and republishes the bonus comics from the June 2012 and January 2013 issues of Saikyō Jump, as well as the 2012 Saikyō V-Jump Festa “official guidebook”. Included as volume-exclusives are a “Me Back Then” bonus comic from Naho Ooishi, along with a new illustration and message of congratulations to Naho Ooishi from original manga author Akira Toriyama. The print edition also contains an exclusive Dragon Ball Heroes card.

Dragon Ball SD: Volume 2

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 192 pages
Premiered: 04 April 2014 (print)
04 July 2014 (digital)
Retail: ¥617 including tax (print)
¥500 including tax (digital)
Publisher: Shueisha
Picks up where the first volume left off, concluding the 21st Tenka’ichi Budōkai and entering the Red Ribbon Army arc, concluding with Chapter 18 at the pirate base. Also contains the Battle of Gods special manga published in the April 2013 issue of Saikyō Jump, the “Away-Edition” chapter from the December 2013 issue of V-Jump, and a volume-exclusive “Me Back Then” comic by Naho Ooishi. The print edition also features a pack-in bonus Dragon Ball Heroes card, “Son Goku: Boyhood”.

Dragon Ball SD: Volume 3

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 192 pages
Premiered: 04 December 2014 (print)
Retail: ¥571 + tax (print)
Publisher: Shueisha
Picks up where the second volume left off, chronicling from the escape from General Blue up to Goku’s total rout of the Red Ribbon Army in Chapter 28. Also contains the one-page bonus comic from the December 13 issue of Saikyō Jump, the four-page “what-if” story from the Jump Victory Carnival 2014 official booklet, and two book-exclusive four-panel comics. The print edition also features a pack-in bonus Dragon Ball Heroes card, “Gotenks”.

Dragon Ball SD: Volume 4

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 192 pages
Premiered: 04 February 2016 (print)
Retail: ¥600 + tax (print)
Publisher: Shueisha
Picks up where the second volume left off, chronicling from the visit to the Furtuneteller Crone up to the battle of Yamcha vs. Tenshinhan in Chapter 38. Also contains the four-page “what-if” story from the Jump Victory Carnival 2015 official booklet along with the two-page “what-if” story from the Jump Festa 2015 official booklet. The print edition also features a pack-in bonus Dragon Ball Heroes card, “Vegetto”.