Manga Guide

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman Chapter 05

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Ginga Patorōru no Seisai

The Galactic Patrolman’s Enforcement

Chapter Information

Premiered: 12 August 2013 (Weekly Shōnen Jump, 2013 #37/38) (Japanese)
12 August 2013 (Weekly Shonen Jump, Issue #37/38 / 13-08-12) (English)
Author: Akira Toriyama

Original weekly print (Japanese) & digital (English) versions

Chapter Synopsis

Omori wants to get the cheese and milk for Jaco and just move on, so Jaco agrees to hold tight while Omori shops.

As Jaco stands around waiting, he hears a commotion from around the corner. A group of men are pestering a girl who has apparently spilled a drink on them. They insist that she pay for the mistake, and even raise the price when she refuses. Jaco makes his way over and is unable to control himself as he literally jumps into action.

Jaco will not forgive them for hitting a woman (she is a woman, right?), and while he cannot reveal his identity, he will teach them a lesson for the good of the galaxy.

Omori walks back outside saying he did not know exactly which cheese to buy, but when he does not see Jaco, he figures that something bad is happening.

Jaco starts his assault with the punk who called him short. Jaco went easy on him; he would otherwise be dead. The other jerks should apologize and regret their actions, but they rush in to attack Jaco, as well. Jaco jumps straight in cross-armed and takes them all out. One of the men tries to shoot Jaco after being knocked down, but Jaco catches the bullet. As he knocks the last guy out and poses, a small crowd surrounding Jaco begins to applaud.

The young woman makes her escape as police start to appear on the scene. The policemen start to question Jaco, who mistakes them for more of the same type of punks. Jaco beats them up, too, right as Omori shows up and nervously tries to get Jaco to run away with him. As Omori and Jaco try to hide and escape, the young woman shows up and tells them to follow her.

Chapter Notes

  • As the issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump that this chapter ran in was a double-issue before the Bon Festival holiday period, the main characters of each work, including Jaco, were featured on the cover in Japanese festival gear (Jaco is shown wearing an “alien” mask on the side of his head, which is rather fitting for the name the police will be giving him…).
  • Merluza, the fortune-teller and self-styled “Venusian” from Akira Toriyama’s 2010 one-shot Kintoki, makes a cameo appearance in the bottom-left of this chapter’s first page.
  • While not mentioned until the following chapter within the series itself, a “gravure” poster included with this issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan (drawn by Shokugeki no Sōma illustrator Shun Saeki) revealed that the name of the girl saved by Jaco is “Tights”.
  • 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:


    When I’m being hounded with work, even when I sleep, I dream that I’m drawing what comes next. I wake up to disappointment. (Akira)

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.