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Manga Guide

TV Animation Comics


Shueisha began releasing Animation Comics, or “ani-manga”, of the TV series in late 2005. Similar to the Film Animation Comics, these releases contain stills from the anime arranged as comic-book panels, with added sound-effects and dialogue bubbles drawn in. Sticking with the most popular part of the series, Shueisha began releasing comics from the Saiyan arc of Dragon Ball Z. After reaching the end of the Freeza arc, the release went on hiatus for an entire year, but eventually resumed with the Artificial Humans arc and continued up to the completion of the Z storyline. All of the cover art was drawn by veteran Toei Animation artist Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru.

So far, there has been no indication of a similar release for Dragon Ball following the completion of the Dragon Ball Z animation comics, and although Dragon Ball GT currently has an “Animation Comics” adaptation running in Saikyō Jump starting with the “Evil Dragons” arc, no collected release has been announced for any part of the series. However, the convenience-store exclusive “Shueisha Jump Remix” line has already released omnibus-style reprints of the first three Z arcs in a larger and more economical format. For more information about these “remixed” releases, please visit the Shueisha Jump Remix section.

Saiyan arc


ISBN 4-08-874050-5

Saiyan arc – Volume #01

04 November 2005
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¥730 (¥695 + tax)
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01
悟空の兄、現る!!
Gokū no Ani, Arawaru!!
Goku’s Older Brother Appears!!
02
最強コンビ誕生!!
Saikyō Konbi Tanjō!!
The Mightiest Combo is Formed!!
03
悟空死す!!
Gokū Shisu!!
Goku Dies!!

ISBN 4-08-874051-3

Saiyan arc – Volume #02

04 November 2005
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¥730 (¥695 + tax)
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04
悟空親子、それぞれの修業へ!
Gokū Oyako, Sorezore no Shugyō e!
Goku and Son Both Commence Training!
05
蛇の道終点到着!
Hebi no Michi Shūten Tōchaku!
Arrival at the End of the Serpent Road!
06
サイヤ人来襲!!
Saiya-jin Raishū!!
The Saiyans Invade!!

ISBN 4-08-874052-1

Saiyan arc – Volume #03

02 December 2005
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07
サイヤ人のゲーム
Saiya-jin no Gēmu
The Saiyan’s Game
08
VS栽培マン
Bāsasu Saibaiman
Versus the Saibaimen
09
3時間の猶予
San-Jikan no Yūyo
A Three-Hour Reprieve
10
サイヤ人の脅威
Saiya-jin no Kyōi
The Saiyans’ Menace

ISBN 4-08-874053-X

Saiyan arc – Volume #04

05 January 2006
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11
ピッコロの死…!!
Pikkoro no Shi…!!
The Death of Piccolo…!!
12
悟空到着!
Gokū Tōchaku!
Goku Arrives!
13
限界を超えた闘い!!
Genkai o Koeta Tatakai!!
Battle Beyond the Limits!!

ISBN 4-08-874054-8

Saiyan arc – Volume #05

03 February 2006
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14
悟空、絶体絶命!
Gokū, Zettai-Zetsumei!
Goku Faces Certain Death!
15
悟飯の反撃!
Gohan no Hangeki!
Gohan’s Counteroffensive!
16
元気玉命中!!
Genki-Dama Meichū!!
The Genki-Dama Hits its Mark!!
17
サイヤ人撤退!!!
Saiya-jin Tettai!!!
The Saiyan Retreat!!!

Super Saiyan / Ginyu Special-Squad arc


ISBN 4-08-874081-5

Super Saiyan / Ginyu Special-Squad arc – Volume #01

02 May 2006
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01
悲しい幕切れ
Kanashii Makugire
A Sorrowful Closing Scene
02
いざ宇宙へ!
Iza Uchū e!
Now, into Outer Space!
03
ナメック星到着!!
Namekku-sei Tōchaku!!
Arrival on Planet Namek!!

ISBN 4-08-874082-3

Super Saiyan / Ginyu Special-Squad arc – Volume #02

02 June 2006
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04
悟空復活!
Gokū Fukkatsu!
Goku Revived!
05
悟飯逆上!
Gohan Gyakujō!
Gohan in a Frenzy!
06
危機一髪!!
Kiki Ippatsu!!
A Close Call!!

ISBN 4-08-874083-1

Super Saiyan / Ginyu Special-Squad arc – Volume #03

04 July 2006
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07
最強の相手
Saikyō no Aite
The Strongest Opponent
08
ベジータやぶれる!
Bejīta Yabureru!
Vegeta Defeated!
09
恐怖の再会!!
Kyōfu no Saikai!!
A Fearful Reunion!!

ISBN 4-08-874084-X

Super Saiyan / Ginyu Special-Squad arc – Volume #04

04 August 2006
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10
ドラゴンボールの行方
Doragon Bōru no Yukue
The Dragon Balls’ Whereabouts
11
ギニュー特戦隊到着!!
Ginyū Tokusentai Tōchaku!!
The Ginyu Special-Squad Arrives!!
12
絶望のベジータ
Zetsubō no Bejīta
Vegeta in Despair

ISBN 4-08-874085-8

Super Saiyan / Ginyu Special-Squad arc – Volume #05

04 September 2006
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13
伝説のサイヤ人!?
Densetsu no Saiya-jin!?
The Saiyan of Legend?!
14
対決!! バータとジース
Taiketsu!! Bāta to Jīsu
Confrontation!! Butta and Jheese
15
ギニュー隊長見参!!
Ginyū Taichō Kenzan!!
Captain Ginyu Takes the Field!!

ISBN 4-08-874088-2

Super Saiyan / Ginyu Special-Squad arc – Volume #06

04 October 2006
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16
悟空がギニューに!?
Gokū ga Ginyū ni!?
Goku is Ginyu?!
17
ギニューの大誤算!!
Ginyū no Dai-Gosan!!
Ginyu’s Great Miscalculation!!
18
超神龍出現!!
Sūpā Shenron Shutsugen!!
Super Shenlong Appears!!

Super Saiyan / Freeza arc


ISBN 4-08-874189-5

Super Saiyan / Freeza arc – Volume #01

04 January 2007
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01
フリーザ変身!!
Furīza Henshin!!
Freeza Transforms!!
02
ピッコロ参上!!
Pikkoro Sanjō!!
Piccolo Arrives!!
03
超フリーザ誕生!?
Sūpā Furīza Tanjō!?
Super Freeza is Born?!

ISBN 4-08-874190-1

Super Saiyan / Freeza arc – Volume #02

02 February 2007
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04
悟空回復!!
Gokū Kaifuku!!
Goku Recovers!!
05
超決戦開始!!
Chō-Kessen Kaishi!!
A Super Decisive Battle Begins!!
06
怪物フリーザ!!
Kaibutsu Furīza!!
The Monster Freeza!!

ISBN 4-08-874191-8

Super Saiyan / Freeza arc – Volume #03

02 March 2007
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07
特大元気玉!
Tokudai Genki-Dama!
An Extra-Large Genki-Dama!
08
伝説の超サイヤ人!
Densetsu no Sūpā Saiya-jin!
The Legendary Super Saiyan!
09
最終決戦!!
Saishū Kessen!!
The Final Battle!!

ISBN 4-08-874192-5

Super Saiyan / Freeza arc – Volume #04

04 April 2007
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10
勝負のゆくえ
Shōbu no Yukue
The Fate of the Match
11
フリーザ戦決着!
Furīza Sen Ketchaku!
The Battle with Freeza Concludes!
12
ナメック星消滅!!
Namekku-sei Shōmetsu!!
Planet Namek Vanishes!!

Artificial Humans arc


ISBN 4-08-874237-3

Artificial Humans arc – Volume #01

04 April 2008
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01
謎の少年現る!
Nazo no Shōnen Arawaru!
A Mysterious Young Man Appears!
02
恐怖の未来!
Kyōfu no Mirai!
A Future of Terror!
03
人造人間出現!!
Jinzōningen Shutsugen!!
The Artificial Humans Appear!!

ISBN 4-08-874238-0

Artificial Humans arc – Volume #02

02 May 2008
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04
悟空、敗れる…
Gokū, Yabureru…
Goku, Defeated…
05
ベジータ変身!
Bejīta Henshin!
Vegeta Transforms!
06
17号・18号目覚める!!
Jūnana-gō · Jūhachi-gō Mezameru!!
No. 17 & No. 18 Awaken!!

ISBN 4-08-874239-7

Artificial Humans arc – Volume #03

04 June 2008
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07
謎の人造人間
Nazo no Jinzōningen
The Mysterious Artificial Humans
08
超戦士全滅!?
Sūpā Senshi Zenmetsu!?
Super-Warriors Wiped Out?!
09
それぞれの決意!
Sorezore no Ketsui!
Each Makes His Own Resolution!

ISBN 4-08-874240-3

Artificial Humans arc – Volume #04

04 July 2008
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10
邪悪の予感
Ja’aku no Yokan
A Premonition of Evil
11
怪物の正体!
Kaibutsu no Shōtai!
The Monster’s True Identity!
12
人造人間セル
Jinzōningen Seru
The Artificial Human, Cell

ISBN 4-08-874241-0

Artificial Humans arc – Volume #05

04 August 2008
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13
ピッコロVS17号!
Pikkoro Bāsasu Jūnana-gō!
Piccolo vs. No. 17!
14
17号VSセル!
Jūnana-gō Bāsasu Seru!
No. 17 vs. Cell!
15
セル第2形態!!
Seru Daini Keitai!!
Second Form Cell!!

Cell Game arc


ISBN 4-08-874242-7

Cell Game arc – Volume #01

03 October 2008
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01
新生ベジータ出撃!
Shinsei Bejīta Shutsugeki!
A Reborn Vegeta Advances!
02
超ベジータ圧勝!!
Sūpā Bejīta Asshō!!
Super Vegeta’s Overwhelming Victory!!
03
セル、完全体へ…!!
Seru, Kanzentai e…!!
Cell Achieves Perfection…!!

ISBN 4-08-874243-4

Cell Game arc – Volume #02

04 November 2008
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04
完全無欠のセル!
Kanzen Muketsu no Seru!
Cell’s Absolute Perfection!
05
トランクス始動!!
Torankusu Shidō!!
Trunks Makes His Move!!
06
決戦を目前に…!!
Kessen o Mokuzen ni…!!
On the Eve of a Decisive Battle…!!

ISBN 4-08-874244-1

Cell Game arc – Volume #03

04 December 2008
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07
セルゲーム開始!
Seru Gēmu Kaishi!
The Cell Game Begins!
08
悟空VSセル!!
Gokū Bāsasu Seru!!
Goku vs. Cell!!
09
激闘に決着!!
Gekitō ni Ketchaku!!
The Fierce Battle Ends!!

ISBN 4-08-874245-8

Cell Game arc – Volume #04

05 January 2009
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10
挑戦者・悟飯の戦い
Chōsensha · Gohan no Tatakai
The Challenger, Gohan’s, Struggle
11
セルジュニアの脅威
Seru Junia no Kyōi
The Cell Juniors’ Menace
12
完全体セルに異変!
Kanzentai Seru ni Ihen!
Something Comes Over Perfect-Form Cell!

ISBN 4-08-874246-5

Cell Game arc – Volume #05

04 February 2009
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13
絶望! 新生セルの復活
Zetsubō! Shinsei Seru no Fukkatsu
Despair! Revival of a Reinvigorated Cell
14
セルとの最後の決戦
Seru to no Saigo no Kessen
The Final Battle With Cell
15
もうーつの結末
Mō Hitotsu no Ketsumatsu
One More Conclusion
EPO
悟空の新たな旅路
Gokū no Arata na Tabiji
Goku’s New Journey

Afterlife Tournament arc


ISBN 4-08-874820-7

Afterlife Tournament arc – Volume #01

03 April 2009
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01
あの世一武同会・開幕!
Ano-yo’ichi Budōkai · Kaimaku!
The Afterlife Tournament Begins!
02
激戦! 決勝トーナメント
Gekisen! Kesshō Tōnamento
Fierce Fighting! The Tournament Finals
03
悟空VSパイクーハン
Gokū Bāsasu Paikūhan
Goku vs. Paikuhan

ISBN 4-08-874821-4

Afterlife Tournament arc – Volume #02

01 May 2009
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04
あの世一武同会・決勝の行方!
Ano-yo’ichi Budōkai · Kesshō no Yukue!
The Fate of the Afterlife Tournament Finals!
05
悟飯とグレートサイヤマン
Gohan to Gurēto Saiyaman
Gohan and the Great Saiyaman
06
見抜かれた正義の味方の正体
Minukareta Seigi no Mikata no Shōtai
The Ally-of-Justice’s True Identity is Seen Right Through

Majin Boo Revival arc


ISBN 4-08-874808-5

Majin Boo Revival arc – Volume #01

03 July 2009
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01
修業と舞空術
Shūgyō to Bukūjutsu
Bukūjutsu Training
02
天下一武道会開幕!!
Tenka’ichi Budōkai Kaimaku!!
The Tenka’ichi Budōkai Begins!!
03
少年の部決勝!悟天VSトランクス
Shōnen no Bu Kesshō! Goten Bāsasu Torankusu
The Youth Division Finals! Goten vs Trunks

ISBN 4-08-874809-2

Majin Boo Revival arc – Volume #02

04 August 2009
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04
決着!悟天VSトランクス
Kecchaku! Goten Bāsasu Torankusu
Conclusion! Goten vs Trunks
05
Z戦士登場!オトナの部開幕!!
Zetto Senshi Tōjō! Otona no Bu Kaimaku!!
The Z Warriors Appear! The Curtain Rises on the Adult Division!!
06
悟飯猛る!ビーデルの死闘!!
Gohan Takeru! Bīderu no Shitō!!
Gohan Rages! Videl’s Struggle to the Death!!

ISBN 4-08-874810-8

Majin Boo Revival arc – Volume #03

04 September 2009
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07
動き始めた陰謀
Ugoki Hajime ta Inbō
The Conspiracy is Set in Motion
08
第1ステージの刺客と激突!
Dai Ichi Sutēji no Shikaku to Gekitotsu!
The First Stages Clash with an Assassin!
09
天下一武道会 バトルロイヤル決勝戦!
Tenka’ichi Budōkai Batoru Roiyaru Kesshōsen!
The Tenka’ichi Budōkai – A Final Battle Royal!

ISBN 4-08-874811-5

Majin Boo Revival arc – Volume #04

02 October 2009
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10
第3ステージ 悟飯VSダーブラ
Dai San Sutēji Gohan Bāsasu Dābura
The Third Stage – Gohan vs Dabra
11
見抜かれた邪心!洗脳されたベジータ!!
Minukareta Jashin! Sennō sareta Bejīta!!
A Wicked Heart Discovered! Vegeta is Brainwashed!!
12
魔人ブウ復活へのカウントダウン
Majin Bū Fukkatsu e no Kauntodaun
Countdown to the Revival of Majin Boo

ISBN 4-08-874812-2

Majin Boo Revival arc – Volume #05

04 November 2009
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13
出現!恐怖の怪物・魔人ブウ!
Shutsugen! Kyōfu no Kaibutsu · Majin Bū!
It Appears! The Monster of Terror – Majin Boo!
14
戦士の決意!ベジータの死闘!!
Senshi no Ketsui! Bejīta no Shitō!!
The Warrior’s Determination! Vegeta’s Struggle to the Death!!
15
誇り高き戦士の最期
Hokori Takaki Senshi no Saigo
The End of a Proud Warrior

ISBN 4-08-874813-9

Majin Boo Revival arc – Volume #06

04 December 2009
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16
恐怖!バビディの報復!!
Kyōfu! Babidi no Hōfuku!!
Fear! Bobbidi’s Revenge!!
17
壮絶!超サイヤ人3悟空VS魔人ブウ!!
Sōzetsu! Sūpā Saiya-jin Surī Gokū Bāsasu Majin Bū!!
Heroics! Super Saiyan 3 Goku vs Majin Boo!!
18
悟天&トランクスのフュージョン修業開始!!
Goten ando Torankusu no Fyūjon Shugyō Kaishi!!
Goten and Trunks’ Fusion Training Commences!!

Majin Boo Battle arc


ISBN 4-08-874814-6

Majin Boo Battle arc – Volume #01

04 February 2010
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01
ゼットソードと老界王神
Zetto Sōdo to Rō Kaiōshin
The Z Sword and the Elder Kaioshin
02
フュージョン成功!ゴテンクスの誕生!!
Fyūjon Seikō! Gotenkusu no Tanjō!!
A Successful Fusion! The Birth of Gotenks!!
03
新生魔人ブウの出現
Shinsei Majin Bū no Shutsugen
The Reborn Majin Boo Appears

ISBN 4-08-874815-3

Majin Boo Battle arc – Volume #02

04 March 2010
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04
悟天&トランクス、精神と時の部屋へ
Goten ando Torankusu, Seishin to Toku no Heya e
Goten & Trunks Enter the Room of Spirit and Time
05
自信満々!ゴテンクスに秘策あり!?
Jishinmanman! Gotenkusu ni Hisaku ari!?
Brimming with Self-Confidence! Does Gotenks Have a Secret Plan?!
06
ピッコロ仰天!超ゴテンクスの新必殺技!!
Pikkoro Gyōten! Sūpā Gotenkusu no Shin-Hissatsuwaza!!
Piccolo is Astounded! Super Gotenks’ New Finishing Technique!!

ISBN 4-08-874816-6

Majin Boo Battle arc – Volume #03

02 April 2010
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07
進化した超ゴテンクス
Shinkashita Sūpā Gotenkusu
The Evolved Super Gotenks
08
圧倒的!孫悟飯の逆襲
Attōteki! Son Gohan no Gyakushū
Overwhelming! Son Gohan’s Counterattack
09
形勢逆転!? 魔人ブウの罠
Keisei Gyakuten!? Majin Bū no Wana
The Tables Are Turned?! Majin Boo’s Trap

ISBN 4-08-874817-4

Majin Boo Battle arc – Volume #04

30 April 2010
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10
成功するか!? 悟空と悟飯のフュージョン
Seikō Suruka!? Gokū to Gohan no Fyūjon
Will it Succeed?! Goku and Gohan’s Fusion
11
悟空 最後の合体
Gokū Saigo no Gattai
Goku: The Final Union
12
悟空&ベジータ ブウの中に潜入
Gokū ando Bejīta Bū no Naka ni Sennyū
Goku & Vegeta Infiltrate Boo’s Interior

ISBN 4-08-874818-2

Majin Boo Battle arc – Volume #05

04 June 2010
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13
さらなる変化!純粋悪の魔人ブウ
Saranaru Henka! Junsui Aku no Majin Bū
Another Transformation! The Pure Evil Majin Boo
14
ブウ襲来!大界王星の危機!!
Bū Shūrai! Dai Kaiō-sei no Kiki!!
Boo Attacks! The Dai Kaio’s Planet is in Danger!!
15
全宇宙を賭けた最後の戦い!
Zen’uchū o Kaketa Saigo no Tatakai!
A Final Battle with the Entire Universe on the Line!

ISBN 4-08-874819-0

Majin Boo Battle arc – Volume #06

02 July 2010
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16
完成なるか!? 最終奥義の元気玉
Kansei Naru ka!? Saishū Ōgi no Genki-Dama
Will it Be Completed?! The Final Secret Art, the Genki-Dama
17
魔人ブウとの死闘 決着!!
Majin Bū to no Shitō – Kecchaku!!
The Death-Match with Majin Boo – Settled!!
18
梧空の旅立ち…
Gokū no Tabidachi…
Goku’s Journey…