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29 March 2019 by VegettoEX
|Released:||04 December 2018 (Print)
04 December 2018 (Digital)
|Retail:||¥440 + tax|
|Size / Pages:||New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) / 200 pages|
The eighth volume’s dust jacket features an illustration by Toyotarō with various characters at an amusement part. On the back cover, Marron presents Vermoud with a balloon.
The included obi promotes the Dragon Ball Super: Broly theatrical film, as well as the recently-begun “Galactic Patrol Prisoner” arc exclusive to the manga. A unique code is also present for Butchigiri Match players to redeem Son Goku: Ultra Instinct (Omen) for the smartphone/browser game.
It’d be nice if there’s a Dragon Ball Land, too, one day…
The title for the collected volume — 孫悟空覚醒の”兆” (Son Gokū Kakusei no “Kizashi” or “‘Sign’ of Son Goku’s Awakening”) — is taken directly from the thirty-ninth chapter’s title.
The volume’s standard front cover is a desaturated version of the dust jacket’s front cover, while the back cover is an alternate version featuring Son Gohan and Videl instead of Son Goku and Kuririn.
The inside title page showcases a sketch of Son Goku and Vegeta, while the table of contents features Gods of Destruction Rumoosh, Vermoud, and Geen.
To fill out the necessary page count, Toyotarō supplies new drawings between chapters, with this volume exclusively featuring team lineups (specifically the Universes 2, 3, 4, and 10 teams). The Jump Victory Carnival 2018 bonus chapter is included following chapter 40. “Corrections Done by Toriyama-sensei Himself” make a reappearance, with a single showcase of Jiren character design adjustments, while a two-page interview between Toyotarō and Akira Toriyama is also included. The volume wraps-up with a two-page preview of the “Galactic Patrol Prisoner” arc.
This collected volume has seen various international and translated releases:
As with most Dragon Ball products released, Akira Toriyama received an “Original Author” (原作 or gensaku) credit indicating his work and authorship of the original Dragon Ball series. Toyotarō is credited for the comic itself (漫画 or manga), stylized here as “Toyotarou”.