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Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Super Tankōbon Release


The Dragon Ball Super manga series debuted in the August 2015 issue of V-Jump on 20 June 2015, two weeks prior to the Dragon Ball Super TV series’ debut. The manga series is written and illustrated by Toyotarō with supervision and guidance from original Dragon Ball author Akira Toriyama. Each month a new chapter of the series is published in V-Jump. The series began with chapters running anywhere from roughly 15 to 30 pages, but eventually settled into 45 pages per chapter. Chapters are primarily produced in black and white, with very few color pages.

Beginning in April 2016, these monthly chapters began to be compiled into separate volumes called tankōbon (単行本; “separate volume”). In most English-speaking countries, the tankōbon are referred to as “graphic novels”, while most people in Japan simply refer to them as “komikkusu” (コミックス), taken from the English word “comics”. With the inconsistent page count for the series’ initial chapters, the first three volumes each contain varying amounts of chapters, whereas each volume thereafter contains exactly four chapters. Each volume, including both print and digital releases, are available in a grayscale format only. Shueisha also initially staggered the releases of print and digital editions, however as of the fourth volume both receive simultaneous releases.

Tankōbon Volumes

Listed below are the series’ tankōbon volumes released thus far. Click each volume for additional detailed information, and further click the chapter titles for even more information detailing each individual chapter compiled.


ISBN 978-4-08-880661-7

Volume 01: Warriors of Universe 6

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 192 pages
Released: 04 April 2016 (Print)
02 May 2016 (Digital)
Retail: ¥400 + tax
Contents: Chapters 01 (VJ 2015 #8) – 09 (VJ 2016 #4)
Publisher: Shueisha

ISBN 978-4-08-880867-3

Volume 02: The Winning Universe is Decided at Last!!

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 216 pages
Released: 02 December 2016 (Print)
04 January 2017 (Digital)
Retail: ¥420 + tax
Contents: Chapters 10 (VJ 2016 #5) – 15 (VJ 2016 #10)
Publisher: Shueisha

ISBN 978-4-08-881084-3

Volume 03: 0 Mortals Plan

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 208 pages
Released: 02 June 2017 (Print)
04 July 2017 (Digital)
Retail: ¥400 + tax
Contents: Chapters 16 (VJ 2016 #11) – 20 (VJ 2017 #3)
Publisher: Shueisha

ISBN 978-4-08-881163-5

Volume 04: Last Chance For HOPE

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 200 pages
Released: 02 November 2017 (Print)
02 November 2017 (Digital)
Retail: ¥400 + tax
Contents: Chapters 21 (VJ 2017 #4) – 24 (VJ 2017 #7)
Publisher: Shueisha

ISBN 978-4-08-881447-6

Volume 05: The Decisive Battle! Farewell, Trunks

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 192 pages
Released: 02 March 2018 (Print)
02 March 2018 (Digital)
Retail: ¥400 + tax
Contents: Chapters 25 (VJ 2017 #8) – 28 (VJ 2017 #11)
Publisher: Shueisha

ISBN 978-4-08-881501-5

Volume 06: Super Warriors Assemble!

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 192 pages
Released: 04 June 2018 (Print)
04 June 2018 (Digital)
Retail: ¥400 + tax
Contents: Chapters 29 (VJ 2017 #12) – 32 (VJ 2018 #3)
Publisher: Shueisha

ISBN 978-4-08-881575-6

Volume 07: Universe Survival! The Tournament of Power Begins!

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 192 pages
Released: 04 September 2018 (Print)
04 September 2018 (Digital)
Retail: ¥440 + tax
Contents: Chapters 33 (VJ 2018 #4) – 36 (VJ 2018 #7)
Publisher: Shueisha

ISBN 978-4-08-881649-4

Volume 08: “Sign” of Son Goku’s Awakening

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 200 pages
Released: 04 December 2018 (Print)
04 December 2018 (Digital)
Retail: ¥440 + tax
Contents: Chapters 37 (VJ 2018 #8) – 40 (VJ 2018 #11)
Publisher: Shueisha

ISBN 978-4-08-881811-5

Volume 09: Battle’s End and Aftermath

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 192 pages
Released: 04 April 2019 (Print)
04 April 2019 (Digital)
Retail: ¥440 + tax
Contents: Chapters 41 (VJ 2018 #12) – 44 (VJ 2019 #3)
Publisher: Shueisha

Other Volumes

Among various other bonus items (poster, cards, etc.) the January 2017 issue of Saikyō Jump contained a 76-page “Special Comic” covering the four “Battle of Gods” chapters from the series.

“Battle of Gods” Special Comic

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 76 pages
Released: 02 December 2016 (Saikyō Jump, January 2017 issue bonus pack-in)
Retail: ¥530 + tax
Contents: Chapters 01 – 04
Publisher: Shueisha

“Dragon Ball Super” Strongest Book!!

Softcover | New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) | 86 pages
Released: 02 December 2018 (Saikyō Jump, January 2019 issue bonus pack-in)
Retail: ¥530 + tax
Contents: Chapter 42 (partial)
Publisher: Shueisha