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New digital manga focused on... Yamcha?

Post by Wobbuffet » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:18 pm

So, I was checking Shonen Jump Plus today and there was a new manga with Yamcha as the protagonist. Actually, the main character is a savy Japanese student who woke up in the Dragon World as Yamcha and decided to grind as much as possible.
I can't read Japanese, but it was very amusing nonetheless.
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Post by Ajay » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:39 pm

This is by @dragongarowLEE, one of my favourite Dragon Ball doujin artists. It's great to see him working in an official capacity now. Very well deserved.
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Post by Chuquita » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:21 pm

Ajay wrote:This is by @dragongarowLEE, one of my favourite Dragon Ball doujin artists. It's great to see him working in an official capacity now. Very well deserved.
I've seen his work! I didn't realize this was him. That's really cool he got a job at Shueisha!
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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:30 pm

Well,like I said before, I guess that person who said "Toriyama is the biggest asshole in the universe" for mistreating Yamcha will be pretty happy about this!
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Post by simtek34 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:37 pm

Please VIZ! Add this to Weekly Shonen Jump! I want a translated version!
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Post by Boo Machine » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:40 pm

How fun! I am going to love this.

Also that art style is pretty damn close to Toriyamas. It's so great.
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Post by laserkid » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:43 pm

This is actually a fantastic idea beyond whether or not you like Yamcha.

It's that wish fulfillment fantasy of the nerd who gets stuck in the world of his favorite story. Being in Yamcha's body actually makes this way more compelling than it otherwise might be, because if you ended up in Goku's body where would the drama be? Just force train yourself to go Super Saiyan before Radtiz even shows up and and kick his ass. But you can't do that here, you're Yamcha. Strong enough to fight, but not dominate, so struggling and training actually has meaning.

Think about all the moral dilemmas that stem from this premise. Do you try to keep Yamcha's relationship with Bulma? If you do, Trunks won't be born and you screw up a ton of things - sure YOU know that Dr. Gero and the Artificial Humans are coming, but how do you warn anyone of that? Sure, you know Cell's in Dr. Gero's lab, but do you even know where that is? Even if you do manage to stumble upon it, and destroy Cell with somehow not alerting the mad doctor himself, how on earth do you prevent Goku from dying of a heart disease? But even if you let the relationship take the dive, is it right to be a jerk to her when she IS in love with you?

How much intervention to prevent pain is helpful to the world, and how much just dooms it later on? If handled right, this could make a fantastic read.
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Post by SaiyaSith » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:44 pm

This is really cool!

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Post by Wobbuffet » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:45 pm

Just noticed the chapter is not called "chapter one". I suspect this is a one-shot.
Anyway, I checked the Twitter account of the author and I recognized some of his drawings from elsewhere. He can really emulate any drawing style!
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Post by Hellspawn28 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:58 pm

I would love to read this in English.
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Post by Sandubadear » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:14 pm

I want this to become an anime as soon as April 2017, Toei must do it whatever it takes, I don't fucking care.
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Post by precita » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:26 pm

I'm a little confused here, why is this allowed? A doujin fan artist is getting to publish an official manga using Yamcha? Doesn't Toriyama have to approve of this stuff?

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Post by Sandubadear » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:29 pm

precita wrote:I'm a little confused here, why is this allowed? A doujin fan artist is getting to publish an official manga using Yamcha? Doesn't Toriyama have to approve of this stuff?
I guess it's the same as the DBH manga. Toyble was a doujin artist but was hired to make an official spin-off.
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Post by Beerus-sama » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:32 pm

Nice find! that was a good read :D (for the most I could understand :P )
Its still ongoing and in the next chapter it is going to be revealed what kind of training did Yamcha do to survive the six saibaimen :lol:
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Post by Neo-Makaiōshin » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:42 pm

This is going to be terrific :) Go Go Go Yamcha!!
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Post by DBZGTKOSDH » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:46 pm

Wait. What?! :wtf:

This looks really fun, and the art is amazing. Hopefully someone will translate this.
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Post by JulieYBM » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:51 pm

precita wrote:I'm a little confused here, why is this allowed? A doujin fan artist is getting to publish an official manga using Yamcha? Doesn't Toriyama have to approve of this stuff?
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Re: New digital manga focused on... Yamcha?

Post by Grimlock » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:05 pm

As long as this gets more serious and its writer delivers other spin-off mangas focusing on other characters, I'll be fine.

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Post by Viewtiful Jess » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:15 pm

This manga gives me so much life!!!
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Re: New digital manga focused on... Yamcha?

Post by WobbuSleuth » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:46 pm

It was unxpectedly good! As Yamcha fan, it's especially satisfying.
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