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Manga Guide

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988


Entering 1988 the series has only just recently surpassed 150 chapters and continues on with the Demon King Piccolo story arc, a period that Akira Toriyama describes in his Daizenshuu 2 interview as “the most interesting to draw”. The author also notes in his Daizenshuu 4 interview that he had not planned Piccolo’s background, but later thought of the idea of him being Namekian when he was developing the background for God’s first appearance. At the same time, much to the angst of his editor Kazuhiko Torishima, Toriyama decides to skip the story ahead three years and have Goku grow up. After going through with it, Toriyama notes in his author comment for issue #19 that he was “nervous at how the fans would react” to this change, but is relieved at the “positive response”. Torishima later recounts in 1995 during a past editors round-table discussion included in the 2nd Shenlong Times issue that Goku growing up “was the biggest crisis for [the series’] serialization”.

With the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai story nearing its end, and now under the supervision of his new editor Yū Kondō, Toriyama decides another time skip is necessary to make an abrupt transition to the series’ story, although this time to delve into Goku’s past — the Saiyans. Similar to what he did with Piccolo’s background, Toriyama adapted by attributing many of Goku’s existing signature features, traits, and abnormal abilities (hair, tail, Ōzaru transformation, and remarkable strength) to his Saiyan lineage. Taking advantage of the newly established Saiyan heritage as laid out by Goku’s older brother Raditz, Toriyama also introduces Goku’s son, Gohan, a scholarly child who possesses enormous hidden Saiyan power. From this point on, the story line of the Dragon Ball manga drastically shifts to primarily revolve around the warriors of the Saiyan race.

As of the 5th issue of the year, which is actually the last issue published in 1987, Weekly Shōnen Jump celebrates 4.85 million copies in circulation. By the end of 1988, the number of copies in circulation has increased to 5 million. Throughout the year Dragon Ball is the featured illustration on three issues, although the cover illustration from issue #38 has unfortunately never been reprinted in either Daizenshuu 1 or the Chōgashū. Unlike previous years, Dragon Ball is not featured in any bonus material, such as calendars, foldout posters, or sticker packs. However, the series’ third anniversary is celebrated with a colored chapter in issue #13, which also marked the magazines 1,000th issue.

Over the course of the year Shueisha would release five new collected tankōbon volumes, with three featuring new cover art drawn by Toriyama and two recycling previous artwork from chapter title pages. This marks the last time previous artwork was recycled for tankōbon covers, as the remaining 27 tankōbon volumes would all feature exclusively drawn cover art from Toriyama. The twelfth volume, released in April 1988, also marks the final inclusion of a Q&A section with Toriyama in which he answers questions submitted by fans. With his increasingly hectic schedule and workload, Toriyama is finding it harder than ever to find time away from work.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Weekly Shōnen Jump, Shueisha hosts a touring “Jump Anime Carnival” from September thru November across various cities in Japan. This event would eventually become what is now the “Jump Super Anime Tour”. As a part of the celebration three original animated works are produced by Shueisha and screened, including Toriyama’s Kosuke-sama, Rikimaru-sama. The comical story follows two powerful brothers who protect Konpei Island, where the last dragon in the world lives. Toriyama is heavily involved with the project’s production, including writing the initial script, providing the majority of the character designs, and attending production meetings to provide input and guidance. Toriyama even attends the “Jump Anime Carnival” premiere in Kagoshima on 23 September 1988, which is his first time traveling to Kyushu, the most southwesterly of Japan’s four main islands.

Weekly Jump Issues


Cover
Cosmos Striker

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #01/02

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
01 January 1988
Issue Date
01 December 1987
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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Between marriage and kids, my friends are all really busy. So, we can’t quite find any opportunities to get together. I’m a bit lonely. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
153
天津飯の決意!!
Tenshinhan no Ketsui!!
Tenshinhan’s Determination!!
49

Cover
Haruka Kanata

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #03/04

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
08 January 1988
Issue Date
08 December 1987
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
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When I went out to dinner with my son Sasuke, he made a big fuss. So much so that I don’t know what I ate or how. Even meals are tough. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
154
天津飯の誤算
Tenshinhan no Gosan
Tenshinhan’s Miscalculation
89

Cover
All Main Series Characters

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #05

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
15 January 1988
Issue Date
18 December 1987
Sale Date
¥190 (no tax)
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After about one more week of work, it’ll be my long-awaited break. Being able to rest for two weeks is like a dream. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
155
孫悟空の逆襲
Son Gokū no Gyakushū
Son Goku’s Counterattack
21

Cover
All Current Manga Artists

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #06

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
22 January 1988
Issue Date
04 January 1988
Sale Date
¥190 (no tax)
Retail
No matter how much I work, I never get calluses on my fingers, so naturally when I got serious on playing Famicom, I got some. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
156
怒る!!
Ikaru!!
Angry!!
91

Cover
Fist of the North Star

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #07

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
29 January 1988
Issue Date
12 January 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
Thank you so much to MGC, Tamiya, and Epoch for always giving me such wonderful products. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
157
不死身の決戦!!
Fujimi no Kessen!!
An Immortal Showdown!!
79

Cover
Umisora Prefecture High School Baseball Member Taro Yamashita-kun

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #08

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
01 February 1988
Issue Date
19 January 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I played my first game of Airsoft, and ran all over the place. Really cleared up my mood. My body moved well, and I got a real sense of “youth”. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
158
孫悟空最大の危機!!
Son Gokū Saidai no Kiki!!
Son Goku’s Greatest Crisis!!
59

Cover
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #09

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
08 February 1988
Issue Date
26 January 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I spent my entire vacation playing Dragon Quest III. I’m happy, and sad. But it’s fun. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
159
荒野の大格闘!!
Kōya no Dai-Kakutō!!
A Grand Battle in the Wasteland!!
75

Cover
KochiKame

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #10

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
15 February 1988
Issue Date
02 February 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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The battle with Piccolo has reached its apex. Drawing it, I finally got to put some strength in my hand, and when I finished drawing, my hand was tired. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
160
孫悟空最後の賭け!!
Son Gokū Saigo no Kake!!
Son Goku’s Final Gamble!!
75

Cover
City Hunter

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #11

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
22 February 1988
Issue Date
09 February 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I’m working hard on the color pages in commemoration of the three-year anniversary in issue #13, as well as new story developments. Please look forward to it. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
161
孫悟空勝つ!!
Son Gokū Katsu!!
Son Goku Wins!!
85

Cover
Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #12

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
29 February 1988
Issue Date
16 February 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I designed the mascot for Weekly Shōnen Jump’s 20th anniversary. It’ll be announced in next week’s 1000th-issue commemorative special. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
162
如意棒の秘密
Nyoi-Bō no Himitsu
The Secret of the Nyoi-Bō
81

Cover
All Main Series Characters

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #13

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
07 March 1988
Issue Date
23 February 1988
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
Retail
This marks the 1,000th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump published.
After penning these color pages, I took a break and traveled to a hot spring with my whole family. I’m taking things slow and easy. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
163
神殿
Shinden
The Temple
11

Cover
BASTARD!!

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #14

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
14 March 1988
Issue Date
01 March 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
When I sleep together with my son Sasuke, he’s so noisy I can’t sleep. This poor dad thought about how amazing mom is. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
164
神様登場
Kami-sama Tōjō
God Appears
115

Cover
Jungle King Tar-chan

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #15

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
21 March 1988
Issue Date
08 March 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
Looking at children’s clothes, I was surprised at how good-looking their design was, and how good the price was. Even though they’re small, it’s impressive. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
165
神龍復活!!
Shenron Fukkatsu!!
Shenlong is Revived!!
51

Cover
The Burning Wild Man

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #16

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
28 March 1988
Issue Date
15 March 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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Recently, the clothes I’ve liked to wear have been flashy and bright. My feelings will also become clear and bright…?! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
166
それぞれの再会
Sorezore no Saikai
Everyone’s Reunion
71

Cover
Tsuide ni Tonchinkan

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #17

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
04 April 1988
Issue Date
19 March 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I went to the zoo with my son Sasuke. My son enjoyed it too, but the one who enjoyed it most was me. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
167
波乱の天下一武道会
Haran no Tenka’ichi Budōkai
Troubles at the Tenka’ichi Budōkai
61

Cover
Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #18

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
11 April 1988
Issue Date
29 March 1988
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
Retail
The match-ups for the Budōkai have finally been set. Even I myself am looking forward to seeing what sort of fights they’ll be. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
168
8勝者決定!!
Hasshōsha Kettei!!
The Eight Winners are Determined!!
61

Cover
Dragon Ball

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #19

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
18 April 1988
Issue Date
05 April 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I was nervous at how the fans would react to my having Goku grow up, but I’m breathing a sigh of relief at the positive response. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
169
天津飯と桃白白
Tenshinhan to Tao Pai-pai
Tenshinhan and Tao Pai-pai
77

Cover
Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #20

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
25 April 1988
Issue Date
12 April 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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I finally saw the movie The Last Emperor. I came away extremely impressed at the careful framing. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
170
殺し屋桃白白のあがき
Koroshiya Tao Pai-pai no Agaki
The Hitman Tao Pai-pai’s Struggle
61

Cover
The Momotaroh

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #21

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
02 May 1988
Issue Date
19 April 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I’m in the middle of a struggle against the double-attack of hay-fever and work on Golden Week! I’m doing my best so as not to lose it. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
171
孫悟空の結婚
Son Gokū no Kekkon
Son Goku’s Marriage
89

Cover
God is a Southpaw

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #22

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
09 May 1988
Issue Date
26 April 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I did the character design of a puppet-theater segment for Hirake! Ponkikki on Fuji TV. Please watch it, if you like. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
172
クリリン対マジュニア
Kuririn Tai Ma Junia
Kuririn vs Ma Junior
45

Cover
Transforming Warrior Asuka

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #23

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
16 May 1988
Issue Date
02 May 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
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When you’re doing this job, Golden Week isn’t relevant. But, doing a proper job, I managed to get a one-week break… <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
173
クリリン対マジュニア勝負決す!!
Kuririn Tai Ma Junia Shōbu Kessu!!
Kuririn vs Ma Junior: Settling the Score!!
75

Cover
Rainbow Runner

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #24

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
23 May 1988
Issue Date
10 May 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
The koinobori I struggled to put up had to be put away after the 5th. All too soon~. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
174
ヤムチャ対シェン
Yamucha Tai Shen
Yamcha vs Shen
43

Cover
Rokudenashi Blues

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #25

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
30 May 1988
Issue Date
17 May 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
The sunny weather has increased, and thanks to my cat Koge bringing lizards in, the house has become a “Hall of Reptiles”… <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
175
シェン
Sh·e·n
S–H–E–N
43

Cover
The Burning Wild Man

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #26

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
06 June 1988
Issue Date
24 May 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I went to Tokyo for judging on the Akatsuka Award. Seeing these newcomers’ powerful works was stimulating, and made me straighten up. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
176
孫悟空VS天津飯
Son Gokū Bāsesu Tenshinhan
Son Goku vs Tenshinhan
81

Cover
God Sider

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #27

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
13 June 1988
Issue Date
31 May 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I did the goldfish-scooping game at a festival stall, and brought home three goldfish. They look happy swimming around the fish tank. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
177
スピード
Supīdo
Speed
67

Cover
Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #28

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
20 June 1988
Issue Date
07 June 1988
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
Retail
I’m so busy every day that I have nothing to write for this column. If only this busyness would go away soon, it’d be a lifesaver. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
178
天津飯自信の必殺技!
Tenshinhan Jishin no Hissatsu Waza!
Tenshinhan’s Prided Surefire Technique!
3

Cover
Dragon Ball

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #29

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
27 June 1988
Issue Date
14 June 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
My City broke down, so I changed over to a Today. It’s small, but it runs well. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
179
ふたつの弱点
Futatsu no Jakuten
Two Weak Points
85

Cover
City Hunter

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #30

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
04 July 1988
Issue Date
21 June 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
My first break in a while. I just sat there, not doing anything. This is the best way to spend a day off. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
180
ピッコロ大魔王対神様
Pikkoro Daimaō Tai Kami-sama
Demon King Piccolo vs God
75

Cover
KochiKame

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #31

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
11 July 1988
Issue Date
28 June 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
It’s been two weeks since my cat Koge disappeared. I haven’t been able to sleep at night, and even when I work, I can’t relax… I’m worried about her. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
181
神の誤算
Kami no Gosan
God’s Miscalculation
65

Cover
All Main Series Characters

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #32

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
18 July 1988
Issue Date
05 July 1988
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
Retail
Dragon Ball for the Famicom was a lot of fun. If you’re interested, please buy it in August. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
182
因縁の対決!悟空対ピッコロ
Innen no Taiketsu! Son Gokū Tai Pikkoro
The Fated Showdown! Son Goku vs Piccolo
65

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #33

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
25 July 1988
Issue Date
12 July 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
My alarm clock at home is my son Sasuke jumping up on my stomach with a thud, so I wake up even if I don’t want to. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
183
小手調べ
Kote Shirabe
A Light Warm-Up
85

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God is a Southpaw

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #34

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
01 August 1988
Issue Date
19 July 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
The original animation Kosuke-sama, Rikimaru-sama is proceeding smoothly. It looks like it’s coming out pretty well, so I’m looking forward to it. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
184
両者真剣勝負
Ryōsha Shinken Shōbu
Both Sides Go All-Out
53

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Armor of the Warrior: Masatake

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #35

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
08 August 1988
Issue Date
26 July 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
It’s hot. Apparently it’s four degrees hotter than Tokyo. So I’m working in a room with air-conditioning. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
185
超かめはめ波
Chō-Kamehameha
The Super Kamehameha
53

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Dance! Sailor Knight

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #36

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
15 August 1988
Issue Date
02 August 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
It’ll be difficult to go to the movies until my son gets bigger, so I’m tiding myself over with videos. I’ve got a mountain of videos now. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
186
武道会場騒然!!
Budōkaijō Sōzen!!
Confusion at the Tournament Grounds!!
49

Cover
Rokudenashi Blues

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #37

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
22 August 1988
Issue Date
09 August 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
The whole family was planning to get out and go swimming, so everybody bought new swimsuits. But I’m so busy that it’s not looking like we’ll be able to go. I’m anxiously waiting for some free time, but if we don’t do it soon, summer will be over… That’s what I’m fretting over these days. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
187
ピッコロ大魔王超巨身術
Pikkoro Daimaō Chō-Kyoshinjutsu
Demon King Piccolo’s Super Giant-Form Technique
19

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Dragon Ball

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #38

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
29 August 1988
Issue Date
12 August 1988
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
Retail
Even I was once a naughty child. So this one-shot was really easy to draw. I await your thoughts. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
188
孫悟空の試合
Son Gokū no Shiai
Son Goku’s Match
63

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The Legend of Shō

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #39

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
05 September 1988
Issue Date
23 August 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I ate sweetfish by the riverbank. The sweetfish tasted refreshing, as well. It was a very nice day off. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
189
大魔王最後の賭け!!
Daimaō Saigo no Kake!!
The Demon King’s Final Gamble!!
75

Cover
KochiKame

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #40

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
12 September 1988
Issue Date
30 August 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I relaxed on our first family trip in a while. I saw the sea, and bathed in a hot spring; it was a nice day off. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
190
ふんばれ!!孫悟空
Funbare!! Son Gokū
Stand Firm, Son Goku!!
59

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The Momotaroh

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #41

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
19 September 1988
Issue Date
06 September 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I just managed to squeeze in a vacation before the summer ends… But I’ll have fun and not let this break go to waste! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
191
10カウント
Ten Kaunto
Ten Count
75

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Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #42

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
26 September 1988
Issue Date
13 September 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I’ll be going to the Kagoshima venue of the [Jump] Anime Carnival on September 23rd. Let’s watch the Kosuke-sama anime together! <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
192
万事休す!!
Banji Kyūsu!!
It’s All Over!!
85

Cover
Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #43

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
03 October 1988
Issue Date
20 September 1988
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
Retail
The new storyline’s contents are pretty much settled, but I haven’t done the designs and such yet. But I end up goofing off. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
193
天下一武道会の頂点!!
Tenka’ichi Budōkai no Chōten!!
The Tenka’ichi Budōkai’s Climax!!
53

Cover
The Legend of Shō

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #44

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
10 October 1988
Issue Date
27 September 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
Kosuke-sama at the Anime Carnival was a lot of fun, and moves along well. Please check it out at the Oita venue on the 10th. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
194
ドラゴンボールの贈りもの
Doragon Bōru no Okurimono
The Gift of the Dragon Balls
75

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Umisora Prefecture High School Baseball Member Taro Yamashita-kun

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #45

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
17 October 1988
Issue Date
04 October 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
The Carnival’s Kagoshima venue got fired up. My first time in Kyushu was really nice. I want to go back again. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
195
謎の異星人戦士
Nazo no Isei-jin Senshi
The Mysterious Alien Warrior
75

Cover
God is a Southpaw

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #46

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
24 October 1988
Issue Date
08 October 1988
Sale Date
¥170 (no tax)
Retail
I’ve watched the video of Kosuke-sama, Rikimaru-sama I had them dub for me many times over, feeling the excitement by myself. The art is really good. And on top of that, it moves well. To the director Ashida, thank you very much. To those watching, please enter for [a chance to go to] the Anime Carnival. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
196
カカロット
Kakarotto
Kakarrot
13

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City Hunter

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #47

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
31 October 1988
Issue Date
18 October 1988
Sale Date
¥180 (no tax)
Retail
Tale of the Three Kingdoms on the Famicom is fun. I’m enjoying it without letting it interfere with my work. I feel like I got my money’s worth. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
197
孫悟空の過去!!
Son Gokū no Kako!!
Son Goku’s Past!!
65

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The Burning Wild Man

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #48

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
07 November 1988
Issue Date
25 October 1988
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We took our son to Disneyland for the first time. The electric parade was pretty, and it was fun, but it tired me out a bit. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
198
共通の大敵
Kyōtsū no Taiteki
A Powerful Common Enemy
75

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Magical Taluluto

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #49

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
14 November 1988
Issue Date
01 November 1988
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Recently, I’ve been going out to Tokyo now and then. As I keep repeating those two hours on the bullet train, it’s getting to feel pretty long. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
199
ラディッツとの対決
Radittsu to no Taiketsu
Showdown with Raditz
65

Cover
I’m Shitakata-kun

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #50

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
21 November 1988
Issue Date
08 November 1988
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By the time this issue comes out, the results will already be out, but for the Japan Series, there’s an all-out war between my editor, who supports the Lions, and me, who supports the Dragons. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
200
かつてない恐怖
Katsute Nai Kyōfu
An Unprecedented Terror
69

Cover
Saint Seiya

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #51

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
28 November 1988
Issue Date
15 November 1988
Sale Date
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I was unable to attend the selection meeting for the Akatsuka Award which I was looking forward to; it’s too bad. But the candidate works were all enjoyable. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
201
ピッコロの切り札
Pikkoro no Kirifuda
Piccolo’s Trump Card
43

Cover
Cyber Blue

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #52

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
05 December 1988
Issue Date
22 November 1988
Sale Date
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In the final issue of the year, I’m going to try my hand at an entirely full-color chapter! …so I’m really busy every day… but it’s cold, so it’s tough just getting out of the futon. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
202
魔貫光殺砲
Makankōsappō
The Makankōsappō
81

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #53

Softcover | JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm)
12 December 1988
Issue Date
29 November 1988
Sale Date
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My first day off in a while. For starters, why don’t I sleep?… And as I said that, my day off came to an end. <Akira>
Chapter (No. / Title)Page
203
孫悟空最後の手段!!
Son Gokū Saigo no Shudan!!
Son Goku’s Last Resort!!
75