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Jaco the Galactic Patrolman Chapter 04


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銀河パトロール都に行く

Ginga Patorōru Miyako ni Iku

The Galactic Patrolman Goes to the Capital

Chapter Information

Premiered: 05 August 2013 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 2013, Issue #36) (Japanese)
05 August 2013 (Weekly Shonen Jump Issue #36 / 13-08-15) (English)
Author: Akira Toriyama

Availability:
Original weekly print (Japanese) & digital (Japanese/English) versions

Chapter Synopsis

As they head into the city, Omori remarks to Jaco that it is the first time he has been able to take his boat out after dark thanks to Jaco defeating the sea monster. It will take about half an hour to get there, and once they arrive, Omori asks that Jaco not cause any trouble even with some of the awful people that are there. Jaco says he understands, but Omori presses further and says not to use the extinction bomb if Jaco happens to become irritated.

They arrive, and Jaco is not particularly impressed with the scale of the city. Jaco sees all sorts of crime going on around him, but Omori tells him to keep his cool. This is a pretty bad place for a member of the Galactic Patrol, so Omori wants to just get their shopping done and over with.

A man dressed as a samurai bumps into Jaco and an altercation begins. Omori begs Jaco to keep his temper under control, which Jaco does, despite still demanding an apology and tossing the guy down and screaming at him; that was controlling his temper. A thief on a bike steals a woman’s purse, and Jaco cannot believe what just happened, so he fires a gun blast to stop the thief. Everyone in the area is stunned, but the woman offers Jaco a reward for stopping the thief. It is ¥20,000! All they have to do now is raise another ¥18,980,000 and they can purchase the supplies they need! Jaco thinks protecting people on Earth might be a good job for him as a Galactic Patrolman, and they can use the reward money to put toward their spaceship supplies. Omori does not think that plan is particularly “super elite”.

Omori thinks they will just get into more trouble the longer they hang out, so they should just get their shopping done now. As Omori wraps up his transaction, Jaco nonchalantly states to a child and a dog that they are, in fact, indeed a child and a dog. Omori picked up some peanuts, a favorite food of his. Jaco offers to carry it, but begins laughing because “peanut” is the word on his planet that specifically means the left buttock of a woman. Omori, figuring that this means there are both men and women on Jaco’s planet, asks if he has a girlfriend. Jaco says someone of his status does not have time for something like that, and with a backdrop of the pop idol’s image and song, Jaco refuses to answer Omori’s question of if he’s just not popular with the ladies.

Chapter Notes

  • On 26 August 2013, several weeks after its debut in Jump, the chapter was posted for free on Shueisha’s “Jump LIVE!” app for iOS and Android. This was the last chapter to be released in this fashion, as its promotion within the app was only for the month of August.
  • The money Jaco receives for his good deed is in ¥10,000 notes of the style issued between 1958 and 1984 in Japan, with Prince Shōtoku on the obverse.
  • Each issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump features short comments from the various series’ authors, giving fans a brief insight into their current thoughts, ranging from series-related announcements to trivial happenings in their personal lives. Akira Toriyama’s comments from this issue were:

    我が家の猫は超寒がりなので真夏でもひなたぼっこをする。見ている方が暑苦しい。〈明〉

    The family cat is super-sensitive to the cold, so even in the middle of summer, it basks in the sun. It’s unbearably hot to watch. (Akira)

    Toriyama is probably referring to his Cornish Rex (the inspiration for Beerus, God of Destruction in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods). Due to their fine, short fur, Cornish Rexes are known for their aversion to cold and their tendency to bask in the sun, even in the summer heat.

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball (and Jaco) series was drawn in black and white, but every once in a while the fans were graced with some color pages. This breakdown will take a look at how many colored, red and gray scale, or black and white pages appeared in this chapter.