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Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission


The on-going promotional mini-manga for the card-based arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes by “Toyotarō” began in the November 2012 issue of V-Jump. While early chapters did not necessarily segue directly into one another each subsequent month, the story becomes more and more of a standard serialization as it continues onward. Chapters are of varying length between two and nine pages each, with a focus on the then-current or upcoming additions (new cards, abilities, characters, etc.) in the arcade game.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission is, so far, not yet available outside of its initial, monthly V-Jump printings.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 1

凶悪ジャネンバベビー!!
Kyōaku Janenba Bebī!!
The Fiendish Janenba-Baby!!
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 2 pages
Premiered: 21 September 2012 (V-Jump, November 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
The series’ main hero, Beat, rushes to his local arcade to play the latest mission of Dragon Ball Heroes. Beat is sent into the game itself by Sora, a Capsule Corp. battle navigator, where he is joined by various Dragon Ball GT-era heroes, including Gogeta, Gohan, Goten, and Trunks, to face off against Janenba Baby.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 2

炸裂!!超アビリティ!!
Sakuretsu!! Chō Abiriti!!
Bursting Forth!! Super Ability!!
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 2 pages
Premiered: 20 October 2012 (V-Jump, December 2012 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Beat returns to the world of Dragon Ball Heroes to take on Vegeta Baby from Dragon Ball GT with support from Super Saiyan 3 characters and more!

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 3

最強ヒロイン「ノート」!!
Saikyō Hiroin “Nōto”!!
The Mightiest Heroine, “Note”!!
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 9 pages
Premiered: 21 November 2012 (V-Jump, January 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
Beat continues his fight against Vegeta Baby from Dragon Ball GT (now extended from two to nine pages) with assistance from a new card: Super Saiyan 4 Goku along with his 10x Kamehameha!

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 4

ライバル出現!?
Raibaru Shutsugen!?
A Rival Appears?!
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 7 pages
Premiered: 21 December 2012 (V-Jump, February 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
A tournament arc begins for Beat with a potential new rival: “Erito”.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 5

決勝戦最後のイス
Kesshōsen Saigo no Isu
The Last Spot For the Finals
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 7 pages
Premiered: 21 January 2013 (V-Jump, March 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
Beat wins against his opponents and advances to the finals, while “Erito” battles “Froze” and loses.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 6

激突!ビートVSフローズ
Gekitotsu! Biito Tai Furōzu
Clash! Beat vs Froze
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 4 pages
Premiered: 21 February 2013 (V-Jump, April 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥520
Publisher: Shueisha
Forte arrives and notes that Beat is going to lose to Froze, who was her area’s representative in last year’s tournament, but he somehow did not go to nationals. Froze draws a “Z” in the sky and activates the “Card Action Ability: Z”…!

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 7

勝利のゆくえ
Shōri no Yukue
The Fate of the Championship
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 8 pages
Premiered: 21 March 2013 (V-Jump, May 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
Froze and Beat go all-out in their battle against each other. Froze has a few tricks up his sleeve, though, including cards equipped together and a new “Charge Action Ability”.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 8

フローズの秘密
Furōzu no Himitsu
Froze’s Secret
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 5 pages
Premiered: 20 April 2013 (V-Jump, June 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
The cast deals with the aftermath of the battle, the two girls dueling each other on a lark, Froze getting picked on in real life, bullies getting trounced by the girls, and Froze going home with his stereotypically-foreign parents.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 9

エリア代表戦 始まる
Eria Daihyō-sen Hajimaru
The Battle for Area Representative Begins
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 4 pages
Premiered: 21 May 2013 (V-Jump, July 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥550
Publisher: Shueisha
Upon learning about it from Sora, Beat wants to compete in the Eastern Area Tournament. The Southern and Northern Area representatives are also being decided!

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 10

驚異!人造人間アバター
Kyōi! Jinzōningen Abatā
Astounding! The Artificial Human Avatars
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 6 pages
Premiered: 21 June 2013 (V-Jump, August 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥520
Publisher: Shueisha
In a past battle, Tsumuri and Nimu fight with cards including Broli and Super 17. Meanwhile, back in the present, the Eastern Area Tournament is about to get underway.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 11

最強英雄決定戦
Saikyō Hīrō Kettei-sen
The Battle to Determine the Strongest Hero
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 8 pages
Premiered: 20 July 2013 (V-Jump, September 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥550
Publisher: Shueisha
Numbers are drawn for the tournament, and Beat will have a match against Erito. Sixteen competitors enter the stage…!

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 12

ソラが消えた日
Sora ga Kieta Hi
The Day Sora Vanished
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 5 pages
Premiered: 21 August 2013 (V-Jump, October 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥540
Publisher: Shueisha
The action gets underway, as opponents begin to face off in their matches. Sora, viewing the new Heroes with a pleased look on his face… disappears!?

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 13

迫る不穏な影
Semaru Fuon na Kage
A Sinister Shadow Approaches
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 7 pages
Premiered: 21 September 2013 (V-Jump, November 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥550
Publisher: Shueisha
The opponents do battle in each of their matches, as certain opponents begin to gain the upper hand. Meanwhile, a mysterious shadowy figure appears, with a cracked Dragon Ball…

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 14

神龍? 現る!!
Shenron? Arawaru!!
Shenlong(?) Appears!!
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 7 pages
Premiered: 21 October 2013 (V-Jump, December 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥540
Publisher: Shueisha
The second round in the tournament gets underway, but Sora has gone missing! New characters “Tsubasa” and “Momo-chan” comment on the proceedings. Meanwhile, something is amiss in the playing field, as a cigar-chomping Shenlong is summoned….

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 15

七匹の邪悪龍
Shichi-hiki no Ja’akuryū
Seven Evil Dragons
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 10 pages
Premiered: 21 November 2013 (V-Jump, January 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥560
Publisher: Shueisha
The Black Smoke Dragon summoned by Dr. Auto refuses to grant any wishes, and instead splits into seven, kidnapping the Artificial Human Trio in the process. With three of the competitors now missing from their fights, new Battle Navigators Tsubasa and Momo-chan gather the remaining fighters and explain to them Sora’s true mission, as well as the grave threat posed by these Evil Dragons, which only Beat & co. can stop!

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 16

結成! ドラゴンボールヒーローズ!!
Kessei! Doragon Bōru Hīrōzu!!
Formed! The Dragon Ball Heroes!!
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 7 pages
Premiered: 21 December 2013 (V-Jump, February 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥550
Publisher: Shueisha
The influence of the Evil Dragons has spread, and so the new group of “Dragon Ball Heroes” are tasked with saving the world!

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 17

邪悪の使徒
Ja’aku no Shito
Disciples of Evil
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 16 pages
Premiered: 21 January 2014 (V-Jump, March 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
Simulations are run at Capsule Corporation until the Dragon Orb goes off. Everyone is then off to different AGE timeframes to do battle with the Evil Dragons, with Kabra finding himself up against a Berserker-type Majin-type character in a Kaiōshin realm from long ago. Meanwhile, Beat locates Nym, but he is not himself and demands to do battle with Beat…?!

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 18

すごいぞ! 超クラスアップ
Sugoi zo! Sūpā Kurasu Appu
It’s Amazing! The Super Class Upgrade
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 15 pages
Premiered: 21 February 2014 (V-Jump, April 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
A new Neko Majin is revealed and Beat makes his way up to a new Super Saiyan 3 transformation!

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 19

“キング”の選択!!
“Kingu” no Sentaku!!
“King’s” Choice!!
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 15 pages
Premiered: 20 March 2014 (V-Jump, May 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥540
Publisher: Shueisha
Beat frees Nym from the Evil Dragon’s control. Berserk reveals that he willingly accepted the Dragon’s control to gain power, while Kagyu gives him the capsule and requests another of his own in order to fight him fairly.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 20

意外な助っ人
Igai na Suketto
A Surprising Helper
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 17 pages
Premiered: 21 April 2014 (V-Jump, June 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
(synopsis coming soon!)

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 21

フローズの決意
Furōzu no Ketsui
Froze’s Determination
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 15 pages
Premiered: 21 May 2014 (V-Jump, July 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥570
Publisher: Shueisha
(synopsis coming soon!)

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 22

凶悪!マインドブレイク
Kyōaku! Maindo Bureiku
Fiendish! Mind Break
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 15 pages
Premiered: 21 June 2014 (V-Jump, August 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥550
Publisher: Shueisha
(synopsis coming soon!)

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission – Mission 23

願いの一撃!!
Negai no Ichigeki!!
Single Blow of Wishes
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 15 pages
Premiered: 19 July 2014 (V-Jump, September 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥570
Publisher: Shueisha
(synopsis coming soon!)

Extra Chapters

After the theatrical release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in theaters, Naho Ooishi and Toyotarō contributed short interviews and drawings to the May 2013 issue of V-Jump in support of the film. As part of his contributions, Toyotarō drew a single-page Victory Mission special tying in to the events of the movie.

Battle of Gods Special

ドラゴンボール ヒーローズ ビクトリーミッション in 「神と神」
Doragon Bōru Hīrōzū Bikutorī Misshon in “Kami to Kami”
Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission in “God and God” (“Battle of Gods”)
Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) | 1 page
Premiered: 21 March 2013 (V-Jump, May 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥530
Publisher: Shueisha
Beat and Note are dropped within an in-progress Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods as Beerus begins his assault on Earth’s warriors. Goku watches with them from the sidelines as Beat and Note miss their chance for a cameo.

Similar to Dragon Ball SD‘s bonus “Away-Edition” chapter in the December 2013 issue of V-Jump, an “Away-Edition” chapter (or “Mission” as they are called with this series) was published in the December 2013 issue of Saikyō Jump helping to promote upcoming features and special inclusions in the magazines.

Away Mission

シミュレーション
Shimyurēshon
Simulation
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | 5 pages
Premiered: 02 November 2013 (Saikyō Jump, December 2013 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Beat fights in a battle simulation alongside his cards of young Goku, Kuririn, and Kame-Sen’nin against Master Sergeant Murasaki at Muscle Tower, and receives help from Note and Kabra as support characters through a new feature introduced in Heroes JM 1.

A special “Ultimate Victory Book” was made available via mail-in orders with a special chapter from “Toyotarō” promoting the adult version of Gotenks coming to Dragon Ball Heroes.

Mission: Fusion!!

爆誕!! ゴテンクス:青年期
Bakutan!! Gotenkusu: Seinen-ki
Explosive Birth!! Gotenks: Adult
Softcover | JIS B6 (12.8 × 18.2 cm) | 20 pages
Premiered: November 2013 (Ultimate Victory Book, V-Jump 2013 #10 mail-in exclusive)
Retail: ¥300
Publisher: Shueisha
Beat and Note are sent to investigate an evil ki, and find themselves face-to-face against the Black Smoke Dragon and an evil Goku! Not even Froze’s appearance is enough to overcome his power, so they will need to rely on the new fusion of Son Gohan: GT and Trunks: GT… Gotenks: Adult!

As part of a deluge of bonus Dragon Ball content for the July 2014 issue of Saikyō Jump, “Toyotarō” contributed a “Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission Extra Story” focusing on Neko Majin and Majin Buu, tied in both with the ongoing broadcast of the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai on Fuji TV as well as recent Neko Majin inclusions in Dragon Ball Heroes.

Victory Mission Extra Story

ドラゴンボール ヒーローズ ビクトリーミッション 番外編
Doragon Bōru Hīrōzu Bikutorī Misshon Bangai-hen
Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission Extra Story
Softcover | A5 (14.5 × 21 cm) | ? pages
Premiered: 04 June 2014 (Saikyō Jump, July 2014 Issue)
Retail: ¥500
Publisher: Shueisha
Neko Majin V trades his Majin Orb to Usa Majin Lop for Dragon Ball Heroes cards, but when he finds out the cards come with the July 2014 issue of Saikyō Jump, the trade-gone-bad results in a Dragon Ball Heroes battle which tells the story of how Neko Majin V and Kabra came to be a team.