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Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Super Volume 01


Dragon Ball Episode of Bardock Super Kanzenban - Cover

ドラゴンボール超 1 第6宇宙の戦士たち

Doragon Bōru Sūpā 1 Dai-Roku Uchū no Senshi-tachi

Dragon Ball Super 1: Warriors of Universe 6

Volume Information

Released: 04 April 2016 (Print)
02 May 2016 (Digital)
Retail: ¥400 + tax
Publisher: Shueisha Inc.
Size / Pages: New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) / 192 pages
Catalog No.: 978-4-08-880661-7

Dust Jacket & Obi

The first volume’s dust jacket features a new cover illustration by Toyotarō with Goku and a stylized Shenlong (a la older Akira Toriyama and Dragon Ball illustrations). The back cover features Goten and Trunks painting the Jump Comics logo. The flaps include a short biography for Toyotarō along with Goku in Super Saiyan Blue.

The included obi promotes the monthly release of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine (where the Dragon Ball Super manga is serialized). Other products featured are the “Full Color” version of the manga release and the 30th anniversary “Super History Book”.

Volume Contents

The title for the collected volume — 第6宇宙の戦士たち (Dai-Roku Uchū no Senshi-tachi or “Warriors from Universe 6”) — is taken directly from the seventh chapter‘s title.

The volume’s standard front cover is a desaturated version of the dust jacket’s front cover, while the back cover is a complementary illustration of Vegeta with a stylized Porunga.

The inside title page is a piece of promotional artwork by Toyotarō. The table of contents features super-deformed versions of Goku, Vegeta, Beerus, Whis, Champa, and Vados alongside a two-page span of Shenlong. The first and fifth chapters’ title pages — originally in full color in their V-Jump serialization — are presented in grayscale here.

To fill out the necessary page count, Toyotarō supplies new drawings between chapters. These range from silly, such as Vegeta practicing bingo, to meta-commentary, such as Sorbet commenting “W-We’ve been skipped…”

The Dragon Ball Super manga covered the Battle of Gods re-telling, skipped the Resurrection ‘F’ re-telling, and “charged ahead” to the Champa arc to act as further promotion for the television series. Toyotarō had previously contributed an introductory, three-chapter manga adaptation of the original Resurrection ‘F’ film in the April, May, and June 2015 issues of V-Jump.

Comic content ends with the single-page “Dragon Ball Super Great Expectation?!” from the Dragon Ball Super: Super Start Guide (presented here in grayscale as opposed to the color original), and the two-page bonus comic from the Jump Victory Carnival 2015 attendee booklet.

The volume wraps up with a two-page “Tori-Toyo Interview” with both Toyotarō and original creator Akira Toriyama. A supplemental “web version” of the interview was provided alongside the book’s release on Shueisha’s official V-Jump website.

Chapters
 
The nine chapters presented in this volume were originally serialized in the August 2015 through April 2016 issues of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine on a monthly basis.
Chapter 1: The God of Destruction’s Prophetic Dream
06
Chapter 2: Goku’s Defeat
23
Chapter 3: Beerus’ Wrath
39
Chapter 4: Battle of Gods
55
Chapter 5: Beerus and Champa
74
Chapter 6: Preparations for the Tournament
95
Chapter 7: Warriors of Universe 6
115
Chapter 8: The Match Begins!
135
Chapter 9: Goku vs Botamo
155
Additional Content
 
These items are not listed in the volume’s table of contents; we have independently documented them here.
Special Manga 1 (Dragon Ball Super: Super Start Guide – “Dragon Ball Super Great Expectation?!”)
187
Special Manga 2 (Jump Victory Carnival 2015 Attendee Booklet Comic – “Special Edition“)
188
Tori-Toyo Interview (Book Version) (read translation)
190

International Releases

This collected volume has seen various international and translated releases:

Volume Changes & Adaptation Mistakes

The collected edition removes some splash text and adjusts the V-Jump promotion to a Super Start Guide origination note in the “Great Expectation?!” bonus comic. Likewise, the collected edition removes the splash text, title, and Toyotarō/Toriyama credits in the Jump Victory Carnival 2015 bonus comic.

Viz’s English translation of the volume mistakenly adapts Sorbet’s bonus as “I… was flown down here…”. While the literal meaning of とばされた (tobasareta) is “jumped/flown over”, in general conversation and context it takes on the meaning of being “skipped”. Other non-English international translations adapted this line accurately.

Volume Credits

As with most Dragon Ball products released, Akira Toriyama received an “Original Author” (原作 or gensaku) credit indicating his work and authorship of the original Dragon Ball series. Toyotarō is credited for the comic itself (漫画 or manga), stylized here as “Toyotarou”.

原作

Original Author

鳥山 明

Akira Toriyama

漫画

Manga

とよたろう

Toyotarō

編集

Editing

株式会社ホーム社

Home-Sha, Inc.

発行人

Publisher

鈴木晴彦

Haruhiko Suzuki

発行所

Publishing House

株式会社 集英社

Shueisha Co., Ltd.

製版所

Master Printing Plates

株式会社 コスモグラフィック

COSMO GRAPHIC Co. Ltd.

印刷所

Printing House

凸版印刷株式会社

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.