This is another huge week for new Dragon Ball merchandise releases, so we thought it was worth posting up a reminder for anyone with a little extra cash burning some holes in their pocket!
The third of the new Chōzenshū guide books, “Animation Guide Part 2”, is due out 04 April 2013 for ¥2,300 and will cover a whopping 352 pages. The previous volume covered Daizenshuu 3 & 5, leaving plenty of material to cover in a second animation guide. We already know “Part 2” is set to include Daizenshuu 6 (“Movies & TV Specials”) as well as new Battle of Gods material, but we hope to have a full rundown on the new volume for you this week!
The print-edition “Full Color Comics” return from Shueisha all on 04 April 2013 with five volumes to cover the entire Freeza story arc. Each volume runs 248 pages for ¥630 each. This new edition colorizes Akira Toriyama’s original manga artwork, and is also available digitally both in Japan and on a weekly-basis in English from Viz in the domestic Weekly Shonen Jump.
The first collected-edition volume of spin-off author and artist Naho Ooishi’s Dragon Ball SD also comes out 04 April 2013. The volume will run ¥600 and contain 192 pages.
The May 2013 issue of Nikkei Entertainment! magazine will contain a lead feature on the “revival” of Son Goku and Dragon Ball. A separate feature will revolve around Shōnen Jump and its rivals. The issue will run you ¥600 and is also due out 04 April 2013.
The “Miracle of God” expansion for Miracle Battle Carddass hits 12 April 2013, with boxes running ¥4,200 for 20 packs of eight cards each.