Additional “Boyhood Arc” Full Color Editions Coming in February
Published by 29 December 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Shueisha has announced four additional volumes of the “Boyhood Arc” for the “Full Color” print editions. These additional volumes are set to drop 04 February 2016 in Japan, with each retailing for ¥600 (+ tax). The story material will cover General Blue’s assault up through the appearance of Piccolo Daimaō following the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai. The four volumes are available for pre-order via Amazon Japan.

The first four volumes of the “Boyhood Arc”, covering the series’ first chapter up through the demise of Muscle Tower, are set to be released 04 January 2016.

The “Full Color” version of the Dragon Ball manga began back in June 2009. Over a five-month period, Shueisha released — for free, in both Japanese and in English with Viz’s existing translation — the first 23 chapters of the series. After this abrupt end, things fell silent for nearly three years. In late 2012 the company released the original black-and-white/monochrome version of the manga to digital retailers, and then a print version of the Saiyan arc in the “Full Color” format. Soon after, the full digital strategy was laid out with them going back to the beginning as digital-only, and eventually they released the entire series in a colorized digital format, with the “Z”-portion also receiving a print release.

Viz initially released the Saiyan arc in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump publication before exclusively moving to print for the series. The three-volume Saiyan arc has been the only release thus far from Viz, with the Freeza arc finally seeing the light of day in Spring 2016.

Share This Post

Write a Reply or Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.