New “Chōgashū” (“Super Illustration Collection”) Release Details
Published by 11 April 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

About a month ago, a listing for yet another new Dragon Ball book popped up on Shueisha’s website, separate from the on-going Chōzenshū guide books: a new “Dragon Ball: Chōgashū” or “Super Illustration Collection”. At first, all we had was a release date (09 May 2013, the same day as the fourth and final Chōzenshū), a size (B5, same as the Chōzenshū), and a price (¥3,800, a bit more pricey than the Chōzenshū).

The upcoming issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan (WJ 2013 #20) gives us a few more key details about the book, including its cover art.


The new 240-page book will contain a collection of over 400 illustrations drawn from the time period of 1985 to 2013. As of right now, there is nothing specifically stated about it exclusively containing illustrations by original author Akira Toriyama, so it is possible that it could contain the contents of Daizenshuu 1: Complete Illustrations, new Toriyama artwork, and/or additional artwork from other artists and producers that have worked on the franchise.

The new “Chōgashū” is available for pre-order on both CDJapan and Amazon Japan.

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