Akira Toriyama has been on a roll divulging new bits of Dragon Ball in-universe information. Last year’s lead-up to the new film Battle of Gods gave us plenty to absorb, but even this year has seen the reveal of Goku’s mother Gine and new tidbits such as an explanation of Dr. Gero’s deceased son being the model for Artificial Human #16.
Today’s June 2014 issue of Saikyō Jump in Japan brings a twelve-question Q&A session with Toriyama, conducted once again by Naho Ooishi, entitled “Twel-Boo Mysteries”. In it, Toriyama reveals information about how the Kaiōshin came to be (which seems to contradict his own explanation of the same concept from 2009’s Super Exciting Guide: Character Volume), who is responsible for the Elder Kaiōshin becoming locked in the Z-Sword, a tiny bit about how #18 may have fallen for Kuririn, Vegeta’s actual experience with a “bargain sale” on Earth, and much more!
A full translation of the Q&A session has been added to our “Translations” section. Enjoy, and let us know your thoughts on Toriyama’s continued exposition dump!
There is more to come in the near future, as well, with Volumes 4-6 of the “Artificial Humans & Cell arc” Full Color manga release also containing Q&A sessions continued from the previous three volumes…!
The June 2014 issue of Saikyō Jump, which also contains the next monthly chapters of Naho Ooishi’s Dragon Ball SD and the Dragon Ball GT anime comic, is available for ¥500 from CDJapan and Amazon Japan.