Shueisha has released the cover artwork for the upcoming ninth volume (“Legend 9”) of the Dragon Ball manga’s new “Digest Edition” (Sōshūhen), following up on the eighth volume (“Legend 8”) released earlier this month:
These editions are touted as allowing the reader to “enjoy Dragon Ball the same way as when it was serialized in Jump“, and are the same size as the original Weekly Shōnen Jump serialization (JIS B5; 18.2 × 25.7 cm). The volumes feature an exclusive large foldout poster, the original color pages and titles, promotional slogans, text and logos, and next issue previews at the end of each chapter.
“Legend 9” picks up with Chapter 224, will run 392 pages, and is set for release 26 August 2016 for ¥550 plus tax, with the second and fourth Friday of each subsequent month seeing one new volume apiece. “Legend 9” is available for pre-order via Amazon Japan and CDJapan.
Check out Episode #0410 of our podcast for an in-depth look at and review of this on-going manga release.