Following up on previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s ninetieth chapter to their respective Manga Plus and Shonen Jump services, continuing onward into the brand-new “Super Hero arc”. Alongside other initiatives including free chapters and a larger archive for paid subscribers, this release continues the companies’ schedule of not simply simultaneously publishing the series’ chapter alongside its print serialization in Japan.
In the current V-Jump issue’s back-pages preview for next month’s issue (which is set to contain the series’ 91st chapter), promotional blurbs clarify that Gohan and Piccolo will be on the next issue’s cover, and that the next chapter will begin the story of the actual Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film itself with Piccolo up against the fresh-on-the-move Red Ribbon Army.
Gohan and Piccolo! The strongest teacher and student adorn the cover of the next issue!
We finally enter the story of the worldwide hit movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in the next issue!
The Red Ribbon Army is finally on the move! Can Piccolo put a stop to their ambition?!
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 in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, with the series’ ninetieth chapter hitting today in the magazine’s April 2023 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”, “Granolla the Survivor”, and now “Super Hero” arcs.
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 this past September.