Kibō e no Rasuto Chansu
Last Chance For HOPE
|Released:||02 November 2017 (Print)
02 November 2017 (Digital)
|Retail:||¥400 + tax|
|Size / Pages:||New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) / 200 pages|
Dust Jacket & Obi
The fourth volume’s dust jacket features a new cover illustration by Toyotarō with Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black and Zamasu. Whis and the Oracle fish are featured on the back cover. At the time of this volume’s publication, it was the first official, colored illustration with Vegeta in Super Saiyan God form.
The included obi promotes the monthly release of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine (where the Dragon Ball Super manga is serialized). Other products featured are the “Full Color” version of the manga release and the 30th anniversary “Super History Book”. The illustrations of Merged Zamasu and Super Saiyan Blue Son Goku originally come from a special poster included with the January 2017 issue of Saikyō Jump. The Dragon Ball Super television series’ weekly broadcast each Sunday is also promoted, at the time still airing the “Universe Survival arc”.
Volume Introduction by Toyotarō
The title for the collected volume — HOPEへのラストチャンス (Kibō e no Rasuto Chansu or “Last Chance For HOPE”) — is taken directly from the twenty-first chapter‘s title.
The volume’s standard front cover is a desaturated version of the dust jacket’s front cover, while the back cover is a complementary illustration of Merged Zamasu and Super Saiyan Blue Vegetto.
The inside title page showcases both Son Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan God forms alongside the volume’s title and two author credits.
To fill out the necessary page count, Toyotarō supplies new drawings between chapters. In one drawing, Gowasu welcomes (the presumably not-yet-super-evil) Zamasu to study with him in the Kaiōshin realm.
No bonus manga chapters are included; though the Jump Victory Carnival 2017 bonus chapter was in fact printed before this collected volume’s release, it is not present here. The volume wraps up with a four-page “Tori-Toyo Free Talk Vol. 2” — following up on their chat from the first collected volume — discussing some of the secrets and challenges behind producing the “Future Trunks arc” for the manga.
The volume ends with a two-page spread teasing the “Universe Survival arc” manga adaptation, as well as a new image of Goku (itself an homage to Akira Toriyama’s original illustration for the 1986 #25 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan).
- The four chapters presented in this volume were originally serialized in the November 2016 through March 2017 issues of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine on a monthly basis.
- Chapter 21: Last Chance For HOPE
- Chapter 22: Zamasu’s Final Resort
- Chapter 23: The Potara’s True Worth
- Chapter 24: Son Goku’s Evolution
- Additional Content
- These items are not listed in the volume’s table of contents; we have independently documented them here.
- Tori-Toyo Free Talk Vol. 2 (read translation)
- Universe Survival Arc Preview
This collected volume has seen various international and translated releases:
Volume Changes & Adaptation Mistakes
- Volume four contains extensive redraws ranging from minor adjustments to entire panel replacements. For example, chapter 22 features minor redraws from the original V-Jump serialization (left) to the collected edition (right) with Goku’s Super Saiyan God transformation:
- Most notably, chapter 23 has been expanded from 45 to 49 total pages with new panels and entire new pages showcasing Vegetto’s overpowering of Merged Zamasu.
As with most Dragon Ball products released, Akira Toriyama received an “Original Author” (原作 or gensaku) credit indicating his work and authorship of the original Dragon Ball series. Toyotarō is credited for the comic itself (漫画 or manga), stylized here as “Toyotarou”.
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