Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Volume 11

Original Version (1988)      Refreshed Version (2009)


Tenka’ichi no Sūpā Batoru!!

The World’s Greatest Super Battle!!

General Information

First Release: 10 February 1988 (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)
Publisher: Shueisha
Size / Pages: New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) / 192 pages
Catalog No.: ISBN 4-08-851608-7


The volume’s introduction from author Akira Toriyama is printed on the front flap of the dust cover and accompanied by a small photograph.

This is the first time I’ve put up my photo in this section of a volume. This is me with my son, Sasuke. In putting up a picture of my son like this, it is of course true that I’m quite the doting parent, but it’s also a lifesaver, because it’s a bother always having to draw an illustration for this column. Maybe I’ll start doing this from now on, is my lazy idea. Next time, maybe I’ll use a photo of my cat Koge, or my dog Mato. Hmmm… This is nice and easy….


This volume compiles chapters 121 to 132 as originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump, covering issues 1987 #21 to 1987 #32. All chapter title pages shown below are those included in this volume. 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 officially went on sale.

Chapters (121 – 132)

Kuririn no Dai-Sakusen
Kuririn’s Great Strategy
21 April 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #21
Son Gokū Sanjō!!!
Here’s Son Goku!!!
28 April 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #22

Jitsuryoku Hakuchū!!
Evenly Matched!!
02 May 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #23

Wakaki Tenshinhan
Young Tenshinhan
12 May 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #24

Son Gokū Tai Kuririn!!
Son Goku vs Kuririn!!
19 May 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #25

Son Gokū Tsuyoshi!!
Son Goku The Mighty!!
26 May 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #26

Kuririn no Sakusen, Gokū no Sakusen
Kuririn’s Strategy, Goku’s Strategy
02 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #27

Tenka’ichi no Sūpā Batoru!!
The World’s Greatest Super Battle!!
09 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #28

Haikyū-Ken to Sentō Pawā
The Haikyū-Ken and Fighting Power
16 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #29

Tenshinhan Aseru!
Tenshinhan Feels the Heat!
23 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #30

Tenshinhan, Kunō!
Tenshinhan, in Anguish!
30 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #31

Tsuru-Sen’nin no On’nen Kikōhō!!
Tsuru-Sen’nin’s Curse, the Kikōhō!!
07 July 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #32

Title Page Special Feature

As the tankōbon are compilations of pre-existing chapters, they are intended to be continuously read from beginning to end. Often times, any title pages not considered integral to the story, or due to page count issues between chapters, were moved to the back of the volume and collected in a special gallery following the volume’s final chapter. The gallery notes the title pages are “as they appeared in Weekly Shōnen Jump“, which include the original tag lines and “Bird Studio” logo. These features are typically removed from the title pages remaining in the volume’s main content.

Toriyama-san’s Dragon Ball Ask-Me-Anything Corner

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. The Q&A section is not included in the digital edition.

The first six volumes also included an invitation to join Toriyama’s official fan club, the “Akira Toriyama Preservation Society” (Toriyama Akira Hozon-Kai), whose members received a newsletter with “inside stories” and other bonus content that would “make the comics ten times more fun”. Readers were invited to send a ¥60 stamp in an envelope to the address given, after which they would receive a membership form. This invitation remained until May 1987 (concurrent with the publication of volume 7); it was then 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.


  • This volume omits one of the original chapter title pages, although it was later included in the kanzenban release.
  • The interstitial page (a page presented before or after an expected content page; typically to fill a blank page) included in this volume features Bulma sitting on a Honda Motocompo and sporting an Uzi machine gun.

Supplemental Images

The following supplemental images are included in this volume and are original illustrations drawn by Akira Toriyama exclusively for this tankōbon volume:

Staff Credits

Note that the publisher credited varies by print edition based on the staff at Shueisha at the time of its printing. The publisher listed below coincides with this volume’s first edition printing.



鳥山 明

Akira Toriyama




Home-sha Co., Ltd.




Sueo Horiuchi


Publishing House

株式会社 集英社

Shueisha Co., Ltd.


Printing House


Bishōdo Printing Co., Ltd.


Chuo Seihan Printing Co., Ltd.