After receiving a couple tiny cover art teases in the June 2017 issue of V-Jump, Shueisha has updated their listings with the cover art and official description for the upcoming first collected volume of Yoshitaka Nagayama‘s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission (“Ankoku Makai Mission”) manga series, “Time Patrol, Move Out!” (出動！タイムパトロール Shutsudō! Taimu Patorōru).
タイムマシンを使ったトランクスは”時の界王神”と出会い、”タイムパトロール”へ参加！ 時空を乱す存在に、暗黒魔界との関係は！？ 超人気カードゲームマンガ第1巻！ 「極カリスマミッション！！」も特別収録！
Trunks, who used the time machine, encounters the “Kaiōshin of Time” and joins the “Time Patrol”! What connection does the “Dark Demon Realm” have with the being ravaging the time-space continuum?! Volume 1 of the super-popular card game’s comic! Also specially included is “Ultimate Charisma Mission!!”!
The volume will also come packed with a “Vegeks: Xeno” (fusion of Vegeta and future Trunks) card for the Super Dragon Ball Heroes arcade game.
A sequel/continuation from and initially a replacement for the previous Dragon Ball Heroes Super Charisma Mission! manga series, Dark Demon Realm Mission began in the September 2016 issue of Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump magazine telling a new story set in the Super Dragon Ball Heroes world with Time Patrol Trunks, Chronoa, and more. The series’ sixth chapter will be serialized in the July 2016 issue due out in early June, after this first collected volume’s release.
Nagayama’s original Charisma Mission series debuted with a special Rookie Charisma Mission Episode 0 in the December 2013 issue of Saikyō Jump, then ran in earnest from the July 2014 to July 2016 issues. In it, Engineer Yoshito, Battle Navigator Tsubasa, and Battle Princess Momo illustrate the various features of the game in comedic ways. With the cancellation of Katsuki Hirose‘s Dragon Ball Discross Divine Power God MAX!! spin-off manga series (due to the Discross arcade game’s official discontinuation), Nagayama returned with Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Charisma Mission!! in the March 2017 issue, which now runs alongside Dark Demon Realm Mission.
Saikyō Jump currently serializes five Dragon Ball spin-off series: Dragon Ball SD, the Dragon Ball GT anime comic, Dragon Ball Fusions the MANGA!!, Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission, and Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Charisma Mission!! Beyond Dark Demon Realm Mission, Naho Ooishi‘s Dragon Ball SD is the only other series receiving a collected print (and digital) release.
The first volume will retail for ¥400 (plus tax), will span 176 pages, and hits Japanese shelves 02 May 2017. The volume is available for pre-order on CDJapan and Amazon Japan.