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Dragon Ball Super Volume 02


Dragon Ball Super Volume 02 - Cover

ドラゴンボール超 2 優勝宇宙、ついに決定!!

Doragon Bōru Sūpā 2 Yūshō Uchū, Tsui ni Kettei!!

Dragon Ball Super 2: The Winning Universe is Decided at Last!!

Volume Information

Released: 02 December 2016 (Print)
04 January 2017 (Digital)
Retail: ¥420 + tax
Publisher: Shueisha Inc.
Size / Pages: New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) / 192 pages
Catalog No.: 978-4-08-880867-3

Dust Jacket & Obi

The second volume’s dust jacket features a new cover illustration by Toyotarō with Universe 6 competitor Hit over top the Universe 6 team and a looming Son Goku. The back cover features Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta along with a doodle of the Pilaf trio painting the Jump Comics logo.

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 — 優勝宇宙、ついに決定!! (Yūshō Uchū, Tsui ni Kettei!! or “The Winning Universe is Decided at Last!!”) — is taken directly from the thirteenth 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 Goku and the Universe 7 team atop a looming Hit.

The inside title page showcases super-deformed versions of Whis, Beerus, Goku, Vados, Champa, and Hit running around the tournament’s planet. Two pages of character profiles and a brief summary showcase the main competitors. The table of contents features the tournament song performance with Beerus and Champa on either side.

To fill out the necessary page count, Toyotarō supplies new drawings between chapters. These are mostly humorous, such as Frost applying the poison to his armored tip.

Comic content ends with the two-page bonus comic from the Jump Victory Carnival 2016 attendee booklet.

The volume wraps up with a two-page “Toyotarō-sensei‘s Super Anatomy!!!” interview, in which Toyotarō discusses his writing and drafting process under the guidance of original creator Akira Toriyama.

Chapters
 
The six chapters presented in this volume were originally serialized in the May through October 2016 issues of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine on a monthly basis.
Chapter 10: Frost’s True Colors
07
Chapter 11: Vegeta Takes the Stage!!
39
Chapter 12: A Saiyans’ Pride
61
Chapter 13: The Winning Universe is Decided at Last!!
93
Chapter 14: An SOS From the Future
133
Chapter 15: Hope Again!!
173
Additional Content
 
These items are not listed in the volume’s table of contents; we have independently documented them here.
Special Manga (Jump Victory Carnival 2016 Attendee Booklet Comic – “Extra Edition“)
212
Toyotarō-sensei‘s Super Anatomy!!! Interview (read translation)
214

International Releases

This collected volume has seen various international and translated releases:

Volume Changes & Adaptation Mistakes

The collected edition removes the splash text, title, and Toyotarō/Toriyama credits in the Jump Victory Carnival 2016 attendee booklet bonus comic.

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.