Viz “Dragon Ball Super” Manga English Translation Collected Edition Vol. 18 Releasing June 2023
Published by 21 October 2022, 10:08 PM EDT

Viz’s eighteenth collected volume of the Dragon Ball Super manga will be released 06 June 2023, covering chapters 77-80 (a la its Japanese counterpart):

Granolah and Goku’s battle reaches its climax! And Granolah is willing to put his life on the line to take Vegeta down with him too! But suddenly, Monaito appears with an important message for all three fighters—the truth about what happened on planet Cereal all those years ago…

The volume is available for pre-order at Amazon at its $9.99 MSRP.

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 ran monthly in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine from its debut through the series’ eighty-seventh chapter back in August in the magazine’s October 2022 issue, at which point it went on indefinite hiatus, “… in order to prepare the next arc”.

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 completed its run with the Tournament of Power, the manga continued onward, moving into its own original “Galactic Patrol Prisoner” and “Granolla the Survivor” arcs.

Viz releases free digital chapters of the series day and date with the series’ publication in Japan, and began their own collected print edition back in 2017; the company’s seventeenth collected volume is due out in December 2022.

The Dragon Ball Super television series concluded in March 2018 with 131 total episodes. Crunchyroll (by way of the merger with 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 in 2020. A complete steelbook “Limited Edition” was released by Crunchyroll last month.

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