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Manga Guide

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987


The series heads into 1987 continuing on with the latter half of the Uranai Baba story arc. Akira Toriyama takes the opportunity with this location change to provide a contrasting desert backdrop to the recent Red Ribbon Army base, pulling in Middle Eastern themes and architecture. Alongside a brief reunion between Son Goku and his adoptive father, Son Gohan, Toriyama decides to bring back the Pilaf Gang whose roles have been prominently expanded in the Dragon Ball TV series. With the arrival of his son imminent, Toriyama decides to jump the story’s timeline ahead three years and return to a simplistic tournament-style story with another Tenka’ichi Budōkai, a decision that had previously boosted the series’ popularity just two years prior. Toriyama once again pulls inspiration from his love of martial arts movies and follows a classic martial arts movie trope by introducing a rival to the “Turtle” school, one that is of course not opposed to using underhanded trickery to win.

With the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai story nearing its end, Toriyama begins piecing together the series’ first truly evil villain, Demon King Piccolo, modeling him after his editor Kazuhiko Torishima. As he states in his Daizenshuu 2 interview, there was always something likable about all of the villains up to this point, even noting later in his Asahi Shimbun interview that prior villains have always had a “humorous aspect to them somewhere”. From this point on, the direction and formula of the Dragon Ball manga is more-or-less set: an evil villain stronger than the last appears to threaten the series’ heroes, forcing them to obtain new strength to overcome such a formidable obstacle.

As of the 5th issue of the year, which is actually the last issue published in 1986, Weekly Shōnen Jump celebrates 4.5 million copies in circulation. By the end of 1987, the number of copies in circulation has increased to 4.85 million. Throughout the year Dragon Ball is the featured illustration on five issues, although the cover illustrations from issues #17, #26, and #49 have unfortunately never been reprinted in either Daizenshuu 1 or the Chōgashū. The series is also featured on a foldout poster in issues #10 and #21, is the exclusive series featured in Weekly Jump’s traditional yearly calendar for 1987, and a Dragon Ball sticker pack is included as part of the opening page supplements in both issues #14 and #15. Over the course of the year Shueisha also released six new collected tankōbon volumes, with four featuring new cover art drawn by Toriyama and the final two recycling artwork from previous chapter title pages.

Away from the series, 1987 is a life-changing year for Toriyama and his family. Just as the year begins his assistant Takashi Matsuyama gets married, temporarily leaving much of the work to Toriyama. A few months later, on 23 March 1987, Toriyama’s son Sasuke is born. Throughout the year after this, Toriyama uses his author comment in Weekly Shōnen Jump and the series’ tankōbon to more frequently complain a bit about fatherhood, saying he is “working while helping out with changing diapers”, although he does admit that “having a child makes a good excuse to go to the toy store”.

With Toriyama’s personal life becoming as hectic as ever, Toriyama adapts his professional life in an attempt to keep pace. In June, Toriyama begins requesting applications for another assistant, but ultimately never hires anyone else to help alleviate his workload. In September, Toriyama sends out his final newsletter (Bird Land Press, issue #25) to his official fan club, apologizing that he has become too busy to continue. As the year wraps up, not only is the Dragon Ball manga approaching its climax with Demon King Piccolo, but Toriyama finally finishes up work on the series’ first guide book and completes the character designs and artwork for the Dragon Quest III video game, all while also frantically drawing his third one-shot of the year. The first one-shot Toriyama drew earlier in the year was the notoriously raunchy Lady Red, a full-color, two page comic about a crime-fighting heroine-turned-prostitute which was published in the second issue of Super Jump. The other one-shots included Ken’nosuke-sama, a comedy following an old-fashioned samurai family living in modern-day Tokyo, and SONCHOH, another comedy following the extreme measures a mayor goes to in order to protect the peace and order of his village, both of which were published in Weekly Shōnen Jump.

Weekly Jump Issues


Cover
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #01/02

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
01 January 1987
Issue Date
02 December 1986
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I bought some stilts recently. Once I started clattering around on them, I instantly remembered my days as a little brat. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
103
孫悟空強し!!
Son Gokū Tsuyoshi!!
Son Goku The Mighty!!
47

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A Star is Bomb

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #03/04

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
08 January 1987
Issue Date
09 December 1986
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
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My assistant Matsuyama-kun’s getting married. She’d better make sure he’s on time for work. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
104
アクマイト光線
Akumaito-kōsen
The Akumaito Beam
83

Cover
All Main Series Characters

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #05

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
15 January 1987
Issue Date
19 December 1986
Sale Date
¥190 (no tax)
Retail
How’s the calendar? It was a real pain drawing it. Please keep it up on your wall all through the year. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
105
5人目の男
Gonin Me no Otoko
The Fifth Man
77

Cover
All Current Manga Artists

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #06

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
22 January 1987
Issue Date
05 January 1987
Sale Date
¥190 (no tax)
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Happy New Year. From the end of the old year on through the beginning of the new, I’ve kept on drinking alcohol, which I can’t tolerate. My head is swimming. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
106
強敵同士
Kyōteki Dōshi
Mutually Strong Opponents
15

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Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #07

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
29 January 1987
Issue Date
13 January 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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First, my cat Koge was pregnant. Now, my wife is. Thinking about how hard it will be for me to just relax and goof off from now on… I’m happy of course, but sad too… <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
107
悟空のシッポ
Gokū no Shippo
Goku’s Tail
61

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Dragon Ball

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #08

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
02 February 1987
Issue Date
20 January 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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Dragon Quest II on the Famicom is too much fun! Now I can’t get any work done! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
108
孫悟飯
Son Gohan
Son Gohan
79

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Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #09

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
09 February 1987
Issue Date
27 January 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I’m drawing a short one-shot for the next Super Jump. There are so many things I want to draw, I can’t make up my mind. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
109
ピラフ一味の再挑戦
Pirafu Ichimi no Sai-Chōsen
The Pilaf Gang’s Second Attempt
79

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Fist of the North Star

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #10

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
16 February 1987
Issue Date
03 February 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I’m a bit late, but thanks for all the New Year’s cards!! I’m moved by how much effort you all put into them. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
110
ピラフの大作戦
Pirafu no Dai-Sakusen
Pilaf’s Great Strategy
6

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City Hunter

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #11

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
23 February 1987
Issue Date
10 February 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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Koge is always fighting with a stray cat that sneaks into our home. They’re noisy, but I let them be. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
111
神龍再び!!
Shenron Futatabi!!
Once Again, Shenlong!!
119

Cover
Kimagure Orange Road

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #12

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
02 March 1987
Issue Date
17 February 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I’ve got work deadlines and plastic model contest deadlines. I’m starting to think I’m not masochistic enough for this. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
112
駆けろ!孫悟空
Kakero! Son Gokū
Run, Son Goku!
64

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Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #13

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
09 March 1987
Issue Date
24 February 1987
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
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Like I thought, I can’t get any work done except at night. But then I’m always falling asleep. What a pain! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
113
第22回天下一武道会
Dai-Nijūnikai Tenka’ichi Budōkai
The Twenty-Second Tenka’ichi Budōkai
69

Cover
Umisora Prefecture High School Baseball Member Taro Yamashita-kun

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #14

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
16 March 1987
Issue Date
03 March 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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My wife will be giving birth soon. I try to look calm, but inside I’m a ball of nerves. Pathetic!! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
114
予選サバイバル
Yosen Sabaibaru
Surviving the Preliminaries
113

Cover
Captain Tsubasa

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #15

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
23 March 1987
Issue Date
10 March 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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This week I goofed up and drew an extra page of story, so now there’s no title page. But you can all enjoy the extra page, so please forgive me. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
115
予選サバイバルその2
Yosen Sabaibaru Sono Ni
Surviving the Preliminaries, Chapter Two
81

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Tsuide ni Tonchinkan

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #16

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
30 March 1987
Issue Date
17 March 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I’m desperately trying to think up a name for my child. It’s way worse than coming up with manga storyboards, and is giving me a killer headache. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
116
つくられた対戦表
Tsukurareta Taisenhyō
Manufactured Matchups
71

Cover
Dragon Ball

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #17

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
06 April 1987
Issue Date
24 March 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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People keep telling me I’m getting fat, and it’s really starting to get to me. When the weather’s good, I plan on going out for a moderately-lengthy walk. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
117
ヤムチャのかめはめ波
Yamucha no Kamehameha
Yamcha’s Kamehameha
83

Cover
City Hunter

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #18

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
13 April 1987
Issue Date
31 March 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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One of my relative’s kids thinks that I’m just this old guy who’s really good at Dragon Ball fanart. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
118
ヤムチャ破れる!!
Yamucha Yabureru!!
Yamcha Broken!!
69

Cover
Yūrei Kozō ga Yatte Kita!

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #19

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
20 April 1987
Issue Date
07 April 1987
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
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I’m so busy that just about the only time I’m really active is when playing with my dog in the yard. When the weather’s nice and I go outside, my body feels really sluggish. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
119
満月の恨み
Mangetsu no Urami
A Full Moon Grudge
125

Cover
Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #20

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
27 April 1987
Issue Date
14 April 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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On March 23rd, my baby boy was born. His name is Sasuke. He cries so loud, he seems like a promising lad. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
120
なんとどどん波
Nanto Dodonpa
An Unexpected Dodonpa
89

Cover
The Sky Turned Canvas

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #21

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
04 May 1987
Issue Date
21 April 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I get the feeling that lately the number of good TV shows has dropped off. But thanks to that, I can get more work done… I guess? <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
121
クリリンの大作戦
Kuririn no Dai-Sakusen
Kuririn’s Great Strategy
8

Cover
Machine Dragon Barion

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #22

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
11 May 1987
Issue Date
28 April 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I had alcohol for the first time in who knows how many months, and after just one drink my head was reeling. I didn’t think my tolerance was this low! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
122
孫悟空参上!!!
Son Gokū Sanjō!!!
Here’s Son Goku!!!
66

Cover
The Burning Wild Man

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #23

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
18 May 1987
Issue Date
02 May 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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My wife and child still aren’t back from the hospital. It’s kinda lonesome here in this empty room. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
123
実力伯仲!!
Jitsuryoku Hakuchū!!
Evenly Matched!!
65

Cover
God Sider

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #24

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
25 May 1987
Issue Date
12 May 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I’m remodeling the room right now before the baby gets here. It used to be tinted yellow from tobacco, but it’s all pretty now. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
124
若き天津飯
Wakaki Tenshinhan
Young Tenshinhan
64

Cover
Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #25

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
01 June 1987
Issue Date
19 May 1987
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
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My friend Wayan has come from Bali. Every day we all have a big laugh at his various antics… <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
125
孫悟空対クリリン!!
Son Gokū Tai Kuririn!!
Son Goku vs Kuririn!!
75

Cover
Dragon Ball

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #26

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
08 June 1987
Issue Date
26 May 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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Since lately I’ve only been paying attention to my baby son Sasuke, my cat Koge has been acting jealous. I don’t know what to do. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
126
孫悟空強し!!
Son Gokū Tsuyoshi!!
Son Goku The Mighty!!
81

Cover
Fist of the North Star

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #27

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
15 June 1987
Issue Date
02 June 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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Taking applications for an assistant. Anyone around 20 who’s fun, cheerful, and loves manga, please telephone my editor Torishima. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
127
クリリンの作戦、悟空の作戦
Kuririn no Sakusen, Gokū no Sakusen
Kuririn’s Strategy, Goku’s Strategy
63

Cover
KochiKame

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #28

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
22 June 1987
Issue Date
09 June 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
Looking for a fun, cheerful, manga-loving assistant. Please phone my editor, Torishima. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
128
天下一のスーパーバトル!!
Tenka’ichi no Sūpā Batoru!!
The World’s Greatest Super Battle!!
87

Cover
Umisora Prefecture High School Baseball Member Taro Yamashita-kun

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #29

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
29 June 1987
Issue Date
16 June 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
Recently I’ve been too busy to go to the supermarket, so when I finally managed to get down there I was so happy that I bought tons of stuff… <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
129
排球拳と戦闘パワー
Haikyū-Ken to Sentō Pawā
The Haikyū-Ken and Fighting Power
79

Cover
Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #30

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
06 July 1987
Issue Date
23 June 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
It’s hot. But I’ve got a baby here, so I can’t use the air conditioner. So I opened the window, and now tons of mosquitoes are invading…! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
130
天津飯あせる!
Tenshinhan Aseru!
Tenshinhan Feels the Heat!
9

Cover
The Sky Turned Canvas

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #31

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
13 July 1987
Issue Date
30 June 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
Going from hot weather to cold weather has given me a cold. Now I’m all groggy, and I messed up the number of pages. Boo-hoo. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
131
天津飯、苦悩!
Tenshinhan, Kunō!
Tenshinhan, in Anguish!
57

Cover
All Main Series Characters

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #32

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
20 July 1987
Issue Date
07 July 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
My assistant Matsuyama-kun has gotten over his hatred of cats, so now Koge can walk around the house freely. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
132
鶴仙人の怨念気功砲!!
Tsuru-Sen’nin no Onnen Kikōhō!!
Tsuru-Sen’nin’s Curse, the Kikōhō!!
63

Cover
Present From Lemon

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #33

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
27 July 1987
Issue Date
14 July 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
During work breaks I’ll change my baby’s diapers, bathe him, and whatnot. Boy, I really am a father. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
133
両者最後の戦術!!
Ryōsha Saigo no Senjutsu!!
The Pair’s Final Tactics!!
75

Cover
Yūrei Kozō ga Yatte Kita!

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #34

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
03 August 1987
Issue Date
21 July 1987
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
Retail
I’m going to Tokyo on August 9th to give a seminar. Anyone who wants to participate should send their postcards in right away. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
134
武道大会終了!そして…
Budō Taikai Shūryō! Soshite…
The Martial Arts Tournament Concludes! And Then…
61

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Super Patrol

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #35

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
10 August 1987
Issue Date
28 July 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I’m thinking of moving even further out into the boonies. Of course, I’m keeping this a secret from my family. I want to make this a reality sometime. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
135
クリリンの死そして恐ろしき陰謀
Kuririn no Shi Soshite Osoroshiki Inbō
Kuririn’s Death, and a Terrible Conspiracy
79

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City Hunter

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #36

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
17 August 1987
Issue Date
04 August 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
A snake has eaten our oldest sparrow, and now all the other sparrows inside the birdcage are petrified. It’s so sad to see them like that. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
136
ピッコロ大魔王の恐怖!
Pikkoro Daimaō no Kyōfu!
The Terror of Demon King Piccolo!
81

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Dragon Ball

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #37

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
24 August 1987
Issue Date
11 August 1987
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
Retail
I saw a movie for the first time in a while: A.S. (Amazing Stories). It was pretty interesting. Next time, I want to see Project A2. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
137
よみがえれ孫悟空!
Yomigaere Son Gokū!
Come Back, Son Goku!
77

Cover
Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #38

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
31 August 1987
Issue Date
18 August 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
Doing both the one-shot Ken’nosuke-sama and a Dragon Ball chapter really wore me out. I’m waiting to hear what you all think about this one-shot. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
138
ボールを持った妙なやつ
Bōru o Motta Myō na Yatsu
The Strange Guy With the Ball
93

Cover
KochiKame

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #39

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
07 September 1987
Issue Date
25 August 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
My dog was barking out in the yard, so I went to see what was up and there was this gigantic turtle. I let it go free, so maybe I’ll get a Tama-Tebako? <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
139
ヤジロベーの獲物
Yajirobē no Emono
Yajirobe’s Prey
79

Cover
Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #40

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
14 September 1987
Issue Date
01 September 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I’ve been so busy my kid’s forgotten my face, but it looks like I’ll finally have more time to spend with him. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
140
タンバリンがやってくる!
Tambarin ga Yatte Kuru!
Tambourine Draws Near!
79

Cover
Fist of the North Star

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #41

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
21 September 1987
Issue Date
08 September 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I’ve finally finished drawing all the monsters for Dragon Quest III. The game looks really fun! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
141
孫悟空爆発!!
Son Gokū Bakuhatsu!!
Son Goku’s Explosion!!
81

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God Sider

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #42

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
28 September 1987
Issue Date
15 September 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I can’t smoke in front of my son, so instead I smoke under the fan in the kitchen. It really sucks. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
142
ピッコロ大魔王降り立つ!!
Pikkoro Daimaō Oritatsu!!
Demon King Piccolo Descends!!
64

Cover
NO SIDE

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #43

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
05 October 1987
Issue Date
22 September 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I’ve been desperately working round the clock, all so that I can take my summer vacation, which is still way later than most peoples’… <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
143
孫悟空対ピッコロ大魔王
Son Gokū Tai Pikkoro Daimaō
Son Goku vs Demon King Piccolo
111

Cover
The Burning Wild Man

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #44

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
12 October 1987
Issue Date
29 September 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I’ve been watching the relay broadcasts of the F-1 Gran Prix without missing a moment. My favorite racer is the powerful Nigel Mansell. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
144
孫悟空完敗!!
Son Gokū Kanpai!!
Son Goku Completely Defeated!!
61

Cover
Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #45

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
19 October 1987
Issue Date
06 October 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I finally got to take a 6 day vacation. I spent it relaxing with my son Sasuke, basking in the salty breeze. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
145
武天老師の決心
Muten Rōshi no Kesshin
Muten Rōshi’s Resolve
69

Cover
Tsuide ni Tonchinkan

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #46

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
26 October 1987
Issue Date
13 October 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I spent my precious vacation sprinkling water over the Bonsai trees in my parents’ garden. All because my dad had to take a trip. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
146
亀仙人最後の魔封波!!
Kame-Sen’nin Saigo no Mafūba!!
Kame-Sen’nin’s Final Mafūba!!
87

Cover
Yūrei Kozō ga Yatte Kita!

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #47

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
02 November 1987
Issue Date
20 October 1987
Sale Date
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“Our son’s gotten big, so why don’t we take him out?”… is the story, so now I’m looking for a powerful 4-wheel-drive vehicle. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
147
若がえるか!?ピッコロ大魔王
Wakagaeru ka!? Pikkoro Daimaō
Demon King Piccolo’s Youth Restored?!
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Umisora Prefecture High School Baseball Member Taro Yamashita-kun

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #48

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
09 November 1987
Issue Date
27 October 1987
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I may be the author, but even I don’t know what’s going to happen next week. That way, as I draw the story each week I stay excited, wondering how things will turn out. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
148
カリン塔に会え!!
Karin Tō ni Ae!!
Get to Karin Tower!!
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Dragon Ball

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #49

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
16 November 1987
Issue Date
03 November 1987
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Since it’s warm out I thought it’d be good to wear short sleeves. Now I’ve caught a cold. Ha-chew. I’m chilly. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
149
世界征服
Sekai Seifuku
World Domination
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City Hunter

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #50

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
23 November 1987
Issue Date
10 November 1987
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I was all raring to do some work, but then I came down with this awful cold and feel sluggish. Everyone, please take good care of yourselves… <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
150
カリン様もなやむ
Karin-sama mo Nayamu
Even Karin-sama is Worried
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Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #51

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
30 November 1987
Issue Date
17 November 1987
Sale Date
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The Dragon Ball: Adventure Special goes on sale on the 18th tomorrow. It’s an awesome special issue, with fun and games from the cover all the way to the table of contents in the back. Please enjoy. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
151
超神水!!!
Chō-Shinsui!!!
The Super God Water!!!
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HARD LUCK

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #52

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
07 December 1987
Issue Date
21 November 1987
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I’m working round-the-clock so that I can draw a fun one-shot for the end-of-year issue. I’ll give it my best! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
152
孫悟空ついに発進!!!!
Son Gokū Tsui ni Hasshin!!!!
Son Goku Finally Departs!!!!
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