“Official Manga Spin-Offs” Guide Overhaul
Published by 02 October 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

Dedicated Kanzenshuu readers may have been wondering over the last couple months why we have not kept up with the usual detailing of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission chapters, or why our Dragon Ball SD documentation abruptly concluded with the four original quarterly chapters.

We have been hard at work behind the scenes on a complete overhaul for our “Official Manga Spin-Offs” section, and are proud to debut its current progress. What previously existed as just a single page detailing some of the more recent spin-offs is now a completely fleshed-out section with dedicated pages for each spin-off that has ever been released going back to the franchise’s original serialization.

Perhaps most significantly, this includes complete documentation for Akira Toriyama’s latest series, Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, which is — as Shueisha originally promised! — an exciting revival of Dragon Ball.

The revamped “Official Manga Spin-Offs” section contains the following main documentation pages:

With today’s overhaul, the Original Illustrated StoriesCrossoversEpisode of Bardock, and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman sub-sections are complete with individual documentation pages for each chapter which outline things like cover art, chapter notes with references and easter eggs, color page comparisons, etc.

The other sub-sections, as noted, have complete main documentation pages, and we will continue to work our way backward to fill in individual chapter pages for them. Some of that work has already begun, so stay tuned for these additions in the near future!

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  • Are we going to see more added to this later on? Like the Jump Super Stars manga by Yusuke Murata? Maybe Yoshio Sawai’s One on One? Or the New Super Gadget Lovers thing (significantly more difficult to document I’d imagine)?

    I wouldn’t mind other Toriyama works slipping in too, sometime WAY down the line. The guides occasionally include Dr. Slump content beyond just the brief crossover in the DB manga itself. Eventually including Dr. Slump, as well as the other related works (Abale, Pola and Roid, etc.) that can tie into the same world, in one fashion or another, would be nice too.

    Probably nothing more than a pipe dream, but just putting it out there. 😛

  • VegettoEX says:

    Any series – by Toriyama himself or otherwise – that have no confirmed relationship with “Dragon Ball” will not be included.

    Not quite sure yet what we want to do with things like “One on One” (which we’ve obviously given lots of promotion to via “Daizenshuu EX” in the past) and the “Jump Super Stars” manga. They’re not by Toriyama, and they’re not… really… “Dragon Ball”… sorta…?

    They’ll likely get their own sub-section at some point. Just gotta figure out the logistics for it all!

  • DBZGTKOSDH says:

    This is… beautiful…

    “Any series – by Toriyama himself or otherwise – that have no confirmed relationship with “Dragon Ball” will not be included.”

    Well, Dr. Slump, along with Dr. Mashirito & Abale-chan, are not only related with Dragon Ball, but also featured in the official Dragon Ball guidebooks.

  • VegettoEX says:

    That’s fair enough (specifically “Dr. Mashirito & Abale-chan”), but “Dr. Slump” is kind of a monster :). That could end up taking over… well, everything.

  • Yeah, it could. Especially when you consider that a lot of Toriyama’s earlier works have ties with “Dr. Slump”, which then ties into “Dragon Ball”.

    The “Pola and Roid” main duo appear a couple times, “Wonder Island” and some of its characters are included, “Tomato, Girl Detective” was the origin of Kuraaku Kenta/Suppaman, “Today’s Highlight Island” is in the same universe too. The list goes on for at least a couple more of them. Even stuff like “Dub and Peter 1” could kinda be considered tied-in with “Dragon Ball”, partially with the use of Zeni, but mainly because one of the villains, Rock, was brought into the anime’s version of the Saiyaman portion of the story.

    For someone who was extremely open about his own laziness, he sure created a fairly expansive universe and Toei didn’t help matters either. 😆

  • Makaioshin says:

    On the topic of other works that could be featured here, “Dragon Boy” is the most obvious one that hasn’t been mentioned. But something about “Dragon Ball” before “Dragon Ball” could be a separate guide entirely.

    Also I noticed a slight error. The Chapter List has the incorrect name for chapter 5 of “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman”. Love the update by the way. It is really odd seeing Viz’s stuff on here.

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