Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Super Bonus Chapter 1

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Special Edition

Chapter Information

Premiered: 18 July 2015 (Jump Victory Carnival 2015 Official Guidebook)
Author: Toyotarō

Availability: Jump Victory Carnival 2015 Official Guidebook
Dragon Ball Super Volume 1 (Collected Manga Edition)

Chapter Synopsis

A little bit before the story in Dragon Ball Super

Northern Kaiō’s planet has been destroyed due to Cell’s explosion. Muri from Planet Namek has joined Kaiō at the end of the Serpentine Road to summon Porunga. Kaiō apologies for asking Muri to come all this way, but the Namekian says it is no problem. Kaiō debates what to do with his wish to restore his planet, including items like a dedicated racing area and a more “gorgeous”-type feeling. Kaiō also wants to be comfortable and says the ten-times normal gravity will not do.

Goku suddenly appears behind Kaiō and exclaims that would be no good for his training! Kaiō asks why Goku is here, who responds he showed up because he heard Kaiō was restoring his planet. Goku says hello to Porunga and says the planet should be exactly the same as before. Porunga says he understands, and repeats the wish back to the group. Kaiō turns around and gasps in horror as the planet is restored back to normal. Goku comments that he was in the middle of farming and should get back before Chi-Chi notices, and bids them farewell with a smile. Kaiō drops to his knees as Muri collects the Dragon Balls, now turned back to stone.

Chapter Notes

  • At each year’s Jump Victory Carnival, a special guidebook is produced that all attendees receive. Within this guidebook is booth information, promotions for upcoming products, as well as short manga chapters from Shueisha’s team of authors. In previous guidebooks, Toyotarō had contributed Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission bonus chapters; with that series on hiatus, for the 2015 guidebook, he contributed a special Dragon Ball Super manga chapter.
  • The 2015 Jump Victory Carnival was first held 01 July 2015, placing this special chapter’s release between the first and second regular chapters being serialized in V-Jump.
  • The chapter addresses the oft-criticized/questioned fact that Kaiō’s planet was seemingly never restored after Cell’s explosion.
  • The chapter was later compiled in the first collected volume of the Dragon Ball Super manga, released in print 04 April 2016 and digitally 02 May 2016 in Japan.

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball series was drawn in black and white, but every once in a while fans were graced with some color pages. This breakdown notes how many full-color, limited-color, and black-and-white pages appeared in this chapter.