Full Color Editions to Finish With “Piccolo Daimaō Arc” in March
Published by 23 January 2016, 12:08 PM EST

The March 2016 issue of V-Jump, released 21 January 2016 in Japan, has announced that the “Full Color” print editions will be continuing on into the “Piccolo Daimaō Arc” (ピッコロ大魔王編; pikkoro daimaō hen) of the series.

Four volumes of the “Piccolo Daimaō Arc” will be released 04 March 2016, with each retailing for ¥600 (+tax). The story material will cover the appearance of the Great Demon King Piccolo up through the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai. The four volumes are available for pre-order via Amazon Japan.

With the “Z”-portion of the “Full Color” manga already published between 2013 and 2014, and the limited number of chapters remaining to be published following the final four volumes of the “Boyhood Arc” being released 04 February 2016, these four volumes of the “Piccolo Daimaō Arc” will likely conclude the “Full Color” print editions. With its end, the “Full Color” editions will have spread all 519 chapters of the Dragon Ball manga across 32 individual volumes, making it the most condensed release of the series to date — ten less than the original 42 tankōbon volumes and two less than the 34 kanzenban volumes.

Viz initially released the “Full Color” Saiyan arc in English via 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.

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  • jrdemr says:

    Too bad that, unlike the other two, the Full Color edition is missing the Trunks extra chapter, but oh well, we’ve got all the others in print format, can’t complain too much 🙂

  • darknat says:

    I was hoping they included the Trunks special on these volumes, but condensing all of Piccolo saga on so few volumes won’t leave that much free space.

    I just hope they do a Full Color Jaco that includes Minus and the Trunks Special.

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