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|First Release:||08 May 1987 (print edition)
12 October 2012 (digital edition)
|Retail:||¥360, not taxed (initial print edition)
¥400 + 5% tax (current print edition, since May 2009)
¥350 + 5% tax (digital edition)
|Size / Pages:||New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) / 192 pages|
|Catalog No.:||ISBN 4-08-851837-3|
All chapter title pages shown below are as available in this tankōbon volume, featuring the original chapter tag lines and “Bird Studio” logo. Fortunately, this volume does not omit any of the original chapter title pages. The chapter premiere dates listed below are based on the sale date of their respective issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, which is when that issue of the magazine officially went on sale.
Each of the first 12 tankōbon volumes contains a short, two-page Q&A session with Akira Toriyama (essentially the continuation of a similar section in Dr. Slump), where he answers questions sent in by readers. Anyone was able to send in a postcard to the address listed in the book, and individuals whose submissions ran in a subsequent volume were promised a signed illustration (shikishi) from Toriyama himself. This solicitation remained in place in all printings through mid-1995 (the end of the series’ run in Weekly Shōnen Jump), after which it was removed.
Starting with the first printing of this volume, the space previously filled by an invitation to join the official Akira Toriyama fan club was replaced with a notice that the club had reached its predetermined membership limit and an apology to those who still wished to join. This notice remains in current printings, even though the club has long since disbanded, with the final newsletter (issue #25) published in September 1987.
“I’m fine with anything to do with Dragon Ball or me. Give me all the postcards you’ve got.”
Asataro Nishino and his mother (Ehime Prefecture):
My son who is a first grader is a big Goku fan. He is anxiously awaiting your response to his letter. He wants to know, “How can I be one of Goku’s friends?”
Asataro, thank you for all the hard work you put into writing a letter to me. How can you become one of Goku’s friends…? Hmm… Uh… Maybe your mother should explain this to you. (I guess I weaseled out of answering the question…)
Masahiro Mizuno (Gifu Prefecture):
Back in volume 5 you mentioned that Dragon Ball would last for 10 volumes. Could you maybe make it last for at least 13 volumes?
Because of all the fan support, it looks like I will not be able to end the series at volume 10. I am having such a great time doing this manga that I think it will last for more than 13 volumes.
Ryo Sasaki (Yamagata Prefecture):
I like Kuririn. I like Goku too, but I think that Kuririn is cuter. Please have Kuririn be more involved in the stories.
Right now in Jump, at the Tenka’ichi Budokai 3 years after the previous one, Kuririn is playing a considerably active role! However people who do not read Jump will have to wait until it is made into a Comic, so please look forward to buying it.
Kumiko Maruta (Nagano Prefecture):
Umm, Toriyama-sensei… Pilaf has a ninja dog working for him, right? What is its name? In volume 2 he is called Soba, but in volume 10 he is called Shuu. Which is it?
My apologies. This was a mistake. When the anime came out they asked me to name Pilaf’s two underlings. I had completely forgotten that I had already named one of them “Soba”. So I told the anime people to call him “Shuu”. When I realized my mistake it was too late, the show had already aired and his name was “Shuu”. So I then decided to change his name to “Shuu” to be like the anime.
Takashi Yamashita (Gunma Prefecture):
Hello. I am a big fan. I am a 12 year old boy. I have a 21 year old sister. She’s a fan of yours too. The characters in Dragon Quest 2 are cool.
Dragon Quest 2 is really cool, isn’t it?! I designed the characters for that game. They’re really cool, aren’t they? Well, anyway, I try to work hard and get really involved in what I’m doing. But working too hard is not a good thing, so I also try to take it easy.