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Dragon Ball Movie 02


Dragon Ball Movie 2 Anime Comic - Cover

魔神城のねむり姫

Majin Jō no Nemuri Hime

The Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle

General Information

Released: 22 February 1995
Retail: ¥670 (plus tax)
Publisher: Shueisha Inc.
Size / Pages: New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) / 151 pages
Catalog No.: ISBN 4-8342-1315-3

Introduction

EN
JP

The masterpiece “DragonBall – Sleeping Princess of Devil’s Castle”, which was a big hit when it premiered during the summer vacation of 1987, has finally been turned into an anime comic!! In the second work in the movie-edition series, Kuririn and Lunch make their first appearance in the movies, and play an active role together with Son Goku.

 

It’s an uncut, full-color compilation of the great adventure that unfolds as Goku and company take on the demon king Lucifer of Devil’s Castle, said to be home of the legendary “Sleeping Princess”!!

Contents

The comic’s standard front and back cover (sans dust jacket) use navy-toned versions of the comic’s main dust jacket artwork and an image from the movie, respectively.

The book contains material introducing the characters in the story before covering the entirety of the film itself. Following this, the entire staff and cast of the movie is listed on the last page.

Two Exclusive Special Posters
 
This anime comic includes a double-sided fold-out poster of the “Dragon Ball Family” and Goku transformed into a giant ape. Both posters are credited as being drawn by Toei Animation, with no specific artist listed.
Let’s Go! Dragon Family!! (view poster)
003
Great Ape Transformation! Son Goku!! (view poster)
006
Complete Character Introductions
 
This section provides a brief look at every character that appears in the movie, including a look at different aspects of the Dragon World. These topics include Goku’s giant ape transformation, Kame-Sen’nin’s training, the mysterious “sleeping princess”, and Lucifer’s beam cannon.
The Grand (?) Adventurers!!
009
Perfect Compilation of the Original Feature-Length Film in Full-Color
 
The animation theater is the main feature of the comic. It is comprised of screen shots from the movie in comic form, with added sound effects and dialogue. Unlike typical tankōbon-sized releases, it is printed in full-color on high quality paper.
Animation Theater: The Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle
014
Staff & Cast – All Data
151
The last page of the comic lists the entire staff and cast of the movie.

Notes

  • Shueisha did not begin releasing film animation comics for the Dragon Ball franchise until 1992, well after many movies had already been produced. This film comic was eventually released in February 1995, just over 7.5 years after the movie’s theatrical premiere in July 1987.

Staff Credits

構成・編集

Composition & Editing

樹想社

Kisōsha

デザイン

Design

バナナグローブスタジオ

Banana Grove Studio

渡辺龍吏

Ryūji Watanabe

大島美明

Yoshiaki Ōshima

岩佐陽子

Yōko Iwasa

門脇正造

Shōzō Kadowaki

野沢知子

Tomoko Nozawa

セル原画 (カバー&ポスター)

Cel Drawings (Cover & Poster)

東東映動画

Toei Animation

協力

In Cooperation With

東東映動画

Toei Animation

著者

Author

週刊少年ジャンプ編集部

Weekly Shōnen Jump Editorial Department

発行人

Publisher

小島民雄

Tamio Kojima

発行所

Publishing House

株式会社ホーム社

Home-sha Co., Ltd.

発売元

Sales Agency

株式会社集英社

Shueisha Co., Ltd.

印刷所

Printing House

廣済堂印刷株式会社

Kōsaido Printing Co., Ltd.