ドラゴンボール ヒーローズ ビクトリーミッション in 「神と神」
Doragon Bōru Hīrōzū Bikutorī Misshon in “Kami to Kami”
Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission in “God and God” (“Battle of Gods”)
||21 March 2013 (V-Jump, May 2013 Issue)
Shueisha’s V-Jump 2013, Issue #5
Beat and Note suddenly find themselves in the Dragon World during the events of Battle of Gods. Note exclaims that they are not supposed to be back in this Age, but Beat is excited to be there. Just as Beerus begin his attack on the heroes, Beat and Note sense some rustling behind them. It’s Son Goku! He is watching from the same hiding place! Vegeta begins his assault on Beerus while Beat and Note wonder why Goku is not rushing in to help. Goku thinks it would be more dramatic if he waits until the situation is a bit more dire. As Goku continues to watch, Beat and Note sigh, and have thus missed their chance to participate in the battle!
This short comic was included within the May 2013 issue of V-Jump as a part of a longer “Double Dragon Talk” feature focusing on Toyotarō (of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, serialized in V-Jump) and Naho Ooishi (of Dragon Ball SD, serialized in Saikyō Jump). The issue, released 21 March 2013, hit just a week ahead of the theatrical debut of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods in Japan 30 March 2013. In addition to this feature, the issue was packed with more promotional content for the new film. The seventh regular chapter (“Mission 7”) of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission was also published within the same issue.
- Son Goku’s appearance is a nod to the off-screen events of the film. At the end of Battle of Gods, it becomes apparent to the gang that Goku must have been there to see some of the fight, as he references Vegeta’s explosion of anger following Beerus slapping Bulma. Toyotarō plays with his idea, having Goku hiding off to the side with Beat and Note here in this short comic.
The majority of the Dragon Ball 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.
Red and Gray Scale
Black and White