New “Jaco the Galactic Patrolman” Collected Release Details
Published by 13 March 2014, 8:54 AM EDT

We are just about three weeks out from a rather huge day for Dragon Ball releases in Japan, which includes the Japanese collected release of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman.

After having been delayed from a January release to an April release, we learned that a “Super Elite” edition would be coming out alongside the standard edition. It would contain a couple small bonus items (such as a Galactic Patrol badge), and would also retail for a slightly higher price point: ¥907 (¥980 with tax) versus ¥440 (¥475 with tax).

Shueisha’s own online listings have just now confirmed a few extra key details: both will come in at 248 pages (implying that both will contain the bonus material regarding Goku’s mother, Gine), but the “Super Elite” version will be released in the larger-sized ISO A5 format like the kanzenban and Neko Majin as opposed to the regular edition’s standard Shinsho-ban (“new book format”) like the other tankōbon and the (Japanese) Full Color Comics.

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman was fully colorized for its four-installment “Vomic” (“Voiced Comic”) which covered the first two chapters of the series, but there is no word yet on whether or not the collected release will be the original black-and-white or the colorized version.

The regular edition of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, officially hitting Japanese shelves 04 April 2014, is currently available for pre-order on Amazon Japan, while the “Super Elite” version is available on both Amazon Japan and CDJapan.

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman was an 11-chapter manga series by Akira Toriyama that ran from the 2013 #33–44 issues of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan, and also saw a simultaneous digital release in English by Viz. Originally teased by Shueisha as the “shocking revival of Dragon Ball!!”, by the series’ completion it became clear that it was indeed a true prequel to Dragon Ball. Viz will release their collected edition of the series in English in January 2015.

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