The slow drip of information for the upcoming second collected print volume of Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Super manga continues. Following a timeframe and later specific release date announcement (02 December 2016), Shueisha’s book listing website has updated with a price: ¥420 + tax, a tiny ¥20 increase over the first volume.
In addition to listing pre-orders for the print edition, Amazon Japan has also indicated an 04 January 2017 release for the digital edition. The staggered release between print and digital editions has become common with Shueisha’s collected editions.
Neither Shueisha nor Amazon list a page count for the volume yet.
The first collected edition was announced back in February and saw its release in April covering the series’ first nine chapters, one spin-off chapter, and a special interview between Toyotarō and original author Akira Toriyama. Since this volume’s release, another eight regular chapters and one more spin-off chapter have been released, with one more regular monthly chapter set to hit V-Jump by this second volume’s December release.
The Dragon Ball Super manga began in June 2015 as a promotional tie-in for the television series. The manga runs monthly in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, with the series’ seventeenth chapter printed last week in the magazine’s December 2016 issue. Illustrated by “Toyotarō” (in all likelihood, a second pen-name used by Dragon Ball AF fan manga author and illustrator “Toyble”), the Dragon Ball Super manga covered the Battle of Gods re-telling, skipped the Resurrection ‘F’ re-telling, and “charged ahead” to the Champa arc to act as further promotion for the television series. Viz is currently releasing free digital chapters of the series, and will release their own collected print edition beginning in May 2017.