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Manga Guide

Promotional and Spin-off Dragon Ball 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
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

Dragon Ball Discross Divine Power God MAX!!ヂ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
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
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
Released:2018 – ongoing
Retail:¥500 – ¥550 each
Book Size:JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:5+
Status:Ongoing

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

Released:2011
Retail:¥480 – ¥530 each
Book Size:Various
Publisher:Shueisha

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
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超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.

Release Information

Author:Yoshitaka Nagayama
Released:2013, 2014-2016, 2017 – ongoing
Retail:Various
Book Size:A5 (14.5 × 21 cm)
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:28+
Status:Ongoing

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
Released:2016 – 2018, 2019 – ongoing
Retail:Various
Book Size:Various
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:12+
Chapters:Ongoing

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
Released:2018 – ongoing
Retail:Various
Book Size:Various
Publisher:Shueisha
Chapters:7+
Chapters:Ongoing