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Manga Guide

Promotional Game Manga

Carddass

Hobby Warrior: Burn On, Bui!ホビー戦士燃えろ武伊!
A promotional manga series covering the Dragon Ball Carddass series running for three chapters in the initial three trial issues of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazines from 1990-1991.

Release Information

Author:Mitsuru Misaki
Illustrator:Ryūji Tsugihara
Publication:V-Jump
Released:1990 – 1991
Retail:Various
Book Size:TBD
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:3
Status:Complete

Jump Super Stars

Jump Super Stars: Sena in Wonderland?!ジャンプスーパースターズ
A promotional spin-off chapter in the Eyeshield 21 universe with heroes from the various series represented in the Nintendo DS video game Jump Super Stars, including Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball.

Release Information

Author:Yūsuke Murata
Released:2005
Retail:¥390
Book Size:TBD
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:1
Status:Complete

Dragon Ball Discross

Discross Divine Power God MAX!!ディスクロス神力ゴッドMAX!!
A promotional spin-off series with heroes using the various Dragon World characters and transformations in conjunction with the (now discontinued) Dragon Ball Discross arcade game.

Release Information

Author:Katsuki Hirose
Publication:Saikyō Jump
Released:2015 – 2016
Retail:Various
Book Size:A5 (14.5 × 21 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:11 regular chapters + bonus chapters
Status:Complete

Dragon Ball Fusions

Dragon Ball Fusions the Manga!!フュージョンズ
In support of the 2016 Nintendo 3DS video game Dragon Ball Fusions (originally debuted as “Project Fusion”), Shueisha began serialization of “Fusions the Manga!!” in the May 2016 issue of Saikyō Jump. The series follows the adventures of Tekka and Pinich leading up to the “Strongest in Time and Space” Tournament.

Release Information

Author:Hiroshi Otogi
Publication:Saikyō Jump
Released:2016 – 2018
Retail:Various
Book Size:A5 (14.5 × 21 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:13 regular chapters + 3 bonus chapters
Status:Complete

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 The Mangaゼノバース
The Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 “Collector’s Edition” featured a single-chapter bonus manga from Toyotarō introducing the new Time Patroller and Conton City. The chapter was made available in print internationally, and digitally in Japan.

Release Information

Author:Toyotarō
Released:2016
Retail:Various
Book Size:TBD
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:1
Status:Complete

Dragon Ball FighterZ

DeSpo FighterZDeスポファイターZ
Originally released in support of the Nintendo Switch port of Dragon Ball FighterZ, the series follows a group of young protagonists in a world obsessed with eSports as they attempt to become the ultimate Dragon Ball FighterZ pro-gamers.

Release Information

Author:Hiroshi Otogi
Publication:Saikyō Jump
Released:2018 – 2020
Retail:¥500 – ¥550 each
Book Size:Serialization A5 (14.5 × 21 cm), Collected Volumes B6 (12.8 cm × 18.2 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:13 + bonus chapters
Status:Complete

Dragon Ball Heroes

Episode of Bardockエピソードオブバーダック
Penned as a “sequel” to the character’s original TV special, Naho Ooishi’s Episode of Bardock tied in with Dragon Ball Heroes marketing plans and game inclusions to promote a new Super Saiyan transformation for Goku’s father and his battle against Chilled.

Release Information

Author: Naho Ooishi
Publication:V-Jump
Released:2011
Retail:¥480 – ¥530 each
Book Size:Various
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:3 + bonus chapters
Status:Complete

DBH: Victory Missionビクトリーミッション
The promotional mini-manga for the card-based arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes becomes more and more of a standard serialization as it continues onward. Chapters are of varying length with a focus on the then-current or upcoming additions (new cards, abilities, characters, etc.) in the arcade game.

Release Information

Author:Toyotarō
Publication:V-Jump
Released:2012 – 2014
Retail:¥500 – ¥550 each
Book Size:JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:29 regular chapters + 6 bonus chapters
Status:Complete

Charisma Mission! Seriesカリスマミッション!
The antics of Dragon Ball Heroes mascot characters Yoshito, Tsubasa, and Momo as they investigate the world and gameplay mechanics of Dragon Ball Heroes. Ran from an initial Dragon Ball Heroes: Rookie Charisma Mission 0 chapter in 2013 to the Dragon Ball Heroes: Super Charisma Mission! series in 2014 and finally the Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Charisma Mission!! series in 2017.

Release Information

Author:Yoshitaka Nagayama
Publication:Saikyō Jump
Released:2013, 2014 – 2016, 2017 – 2020
Retail:Various
Book Size:A5 (14.5 × 21 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:30+
Status:Complete

SDBH: Dark Demon Realm Mission!暗黒魔界ミッション!
Adapts game-original story lines chronicling the exploits of the Time Patrol, consisting of alternate versions of central Dragon Ball characters, in its battle against the time-and-space-manipulating denizens of the Dark Demon Realm.

Release Information

Author:Yoshitaka Nagayama
Publication:Saikyō Jump
Released:2016 – 2018, 2019 – 2020
Retail:Various
Book Size:Serialization A5 (14.5 × 21 cm), Collected Volumes B6 (12.8 cm × 18.2 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:17 + bonus chapters
Status:Complete

SDBH: Universe Mission!!ユニバースミッション!!
Adapts game-original story lines chronicling the exploits of the Time Patrol, consisting of alternate versions of central Dragon Ball characters, in its battle against the mind-reading Hearts, the Core Area Warriors, and other villains.

Release Information

Author:Yoshitaka Nagayama
Publication:Saikyō Jump
Released:2018 – 2020
Retail:Various
Book Size:Serialization A5 (14.5 × 21 cm), Collected Volumes B6 (12.8 cm × 18.2 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:13 + bonus chapters
Status:Complete

SDBH: Big Bang Mission!!!ビッグバンミッション!!!
Adapts game-original story lines chronicling the exploits of the Time Patrol, consisting of alternate versions of central Dragon Ball characters, in its battle against the Fu and other villains.

Release Information

Author:Yoshitaka Nagayama
Publication:Saikyō Jump
Released:2020 – 2022
Retail:Various
Book Size:Serialization A5 (14.5 × 21 cm), Collected Volumes B6 (12.8 cm × 18.2 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:15
Status:Complete

SDBH: Ultra God Mission!!!!ウルトラゴッドミッション!!!!
Adapts game-original story lines including the Space-Time Tournament with characters from various dimensions and timelines.

Release Information

Author:Yoshitaka Nagayama
Publication:Saikyō Jump
Released:2022 – ongoing
Retail:Various
Book Size:Serialization A5 (14.5 × 21 cm), Collected Volumes B6 (12.8 cm × 18.2 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:6+
Status:Ongoing

SDBH: Avatars!!ズアバターズ!!
A brand-new story with a group of young characters playing the Super Dragon Ball Heroes arcade game.

Release Information

Author:Yūji Kasai
Publication:Saikyō Jump
Released:2021 – ongoing
Retail:Various
Book Size:A5 (14.5 × 21 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:12+
Status:Ongoing