Viz “Dragon Ball Super” Manga English Translation Collected Edition Volumes 15 & 16 Schedule
Published by 08 November 2021, 9:15 AM EST

Viz is set to slowly dish out additional collected volumes of the Dragon Ball Super manga over the course of 2022, with two volumes currently announced for next year.

Volume 15, covering chapters 65-68, is due out 04 January 2022 for $9.99 in print (with a digital version also coming alongside it). These chapters comprise the end of the “Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc” and kick-off the (currently ongoing) “Granolla the Survivor” arc:

Goku finally manages to activate the complete version of Ultra Instinct, and he’s got Moro on the ropes. However, Moro has one more trick up his sleeve… Having stocked Merus’s Ultra Instinct, Moro is about to give Goku a taste of his own medicine! Can Goku win against another user of that divine power?!

Volume 16, covering chapters 69-72, is due out 02 August 2022 for $9.99 in print (with a digital version also coming alongside it), moving onward into the “Granolla the Survivor” arc:

Granolah is the last Cerealian, a people who were wiped out by the Saiyans and Freeza’s army many years ago. When he finds out that the observatory on his planet has found the long-lost twin to the pair of Dragon Balls from planet Cereal that the old Namekian Monaito keeps in their home, Granolah steals it and makes a wish that will allow him to start his quest for revenge against the Saiyans—to become the strongest being in the whole universe! Meanwhile, the Heeters work behind the scenes to put Granolah out of his misery once and for all…by enlisting Goku and Vegeta’s help!

Both Volume 15 and Volume 16 are available for pre-order at Amazon.

Viz is also on tap to release “Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater” next month, a compilation of the three volumes in the Akira Toriyama’s _____piece Theater (鳥山明○作劇場; Toriyama Akira Marusaku Gekijō) series, themselves collections of various Akira Toriyama one-shots and short series.

The Dragon Ball Super “comicalization” began in June 2015, initially just ahead of the television series, and running both ahead and behind the series at various points. The manga runs monthly in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, with the series’ seventy-eighth chapter coming later this month in the magazine’s January 2021 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, “speeding up the excitement of the TV anime even more”. Though the television series has completed its run, the manga continues onward, moving into its own original “Galactic Patrol Prisoner” and “Granolla the Survivor” arcs. Viz is currently releasing free digital chapters of the series, and began their own collected print edition back in 2017. Japan is set to receive its seventeenth collected volume next month.

The Dragon Ball Super television series concluded in March 2018 with 131 total episodes. FUNimation owns the American distribution license for the series, with the English dub having wrapped its broadcast on Cartoon Network, and the home video release reaching its tenth and final box set last year.

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