In conjunction with their Anime Boston presence this weekend, Viz has announced their forthcoming English translation of Dragon Ball Side-Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha — which the company is titling “Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha!” — set for release in November 2018.
Announcement: Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha! releases November 2018. This manga follows a die-hard Dragon Ball fan who is reincarnated as Yamcha—Dragon Ball’s biggest punching bag and total internet meme. pic.twitter.com/sHat1DZ8QI
— VIZ @ Anime Boston (@VIZMedia) March 30, 2018
Dragon Ball Side-Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha debuted in December 2016 and ran for three chapters for free in its original Japanese language on Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ digital platform. The series revolves around a young man who dies and is reincarnated in the Dragon World as Yamcha. With his knowledge of the Dragon Ball series, he is able to change Yamcha’s fate. The collected volume was released in November 2017 and included bonus content and updated artwork from its original online serialization. The collected Japanese edition is available to purchase on CDJapan and Amazon Japan.
The series is named in reference to Fuse’s “The Case of Being Reincarnated as a Slime”, which began its release in English from Yen Press in 2017 under the title “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”.
UPDATE: A new listing on Amazon dates the book for 06 November 2018 retailing at $9.99.
One Dragon Ball fan’s dream of being reincarnated in the Dragon Ball world turns into a nightmare when he’s actually reborn as everyone’s favorite punching bag.
A Dragon Ball fan’s greatest dream is getting to live in the Dragon Ball universe and fight alongside Goku and his friends! But one particular fan is in for a rude awakening when he suddenly dies and gets reincarnated as everyone’s favorite punching bag, Yamcha!
A Japanese high school student is on his way to a Dragon Ball event and makes a detour to hit on a cute girl. Unfortunately, he meets with an unfortunate and fatal accident before he reaches her and, to his great surprise, wakes up in the Dragon Ball universe as Yamcha! Being a Dragon Ball fan, he knows exactly what misery awaits him as Yamcha, so he takes matters into his own hands and vows to make Yamcha the strongest Dragon Ball character ever!