Today’s 2015 #45 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan provides an update on Toyotarō’s manga adaptation of Dragon Ball Super, currently running in the monthly V-Jump publication:
Witness it in the manga! An unknown super story development!!!
Speeding up the excitement of the TV anime even more!! Check out this completely new DB manga series!!
Toyotaro-sensei tears it up in V-Jump!! Charging on ahead of the TV anime, the “Champa arc” starts up!!
DB Super is in the midst of a successful run on TV!! And you’ll be able to read “what’s up ahead” for the TV show in the manga running in V-Jump!! What’s the goal of the unknown entity “Champa”!?
The fourth chapter of Toyotarō’s manga adaptation (released last month in the November 2015 issue) wrapped up the Battle of Gods re-telling arc and moved ahead into Revival of “F” material. Earlier this year, prior to his work on the Dragon Ball Super manga adaptation, Toyotarō provided V-Jump with an introductory, three-chapter manga adaptation of the Freeza movie. While the Weekly Shōnen Jump description is vague, it may mean that Champa material will continue to be introduced sooner than in the TV series, or they may skip Freeza material entirely in light of the prior manga adaptation.
From the very first chapter, Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Super manga adaptation has included material either not seen in the TV series, or has included minor events that play out differently from what is shown in the TV series, all the meanwhile following the same overall story. While Champa has not yet actually shown up in the TV series beyond the opening theme, he and his attendant appeared in the second chapter of the manga adaptation, and have continued to make appearances intermixed with other material.
Champa was officially revealed back in June as a part of the promotional wheelhouse for Dragon Ball Super. Beyond the antics shown in Toyotarō’s manga adaptation, little about Champa and his as-of-yet-unnamed attendant is known.
The December 2015 issue of V-Jump will hit Japanese shelves 21 October 2015 and is currently available for pre-order via Amazon Japan.