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Published by VegettoEX
08 October 2020, 1:21 PM EDTComment

Hiroshi Otogi’s DeSpo FighterZ manga came to a close in the September 2020 issue of Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump magazine, released back in August:

ご愛読ありがとうございました!! 音木先生の次回作にご期待下さい!!


Thank you for reading!! Please look forward to Otogi-sensei‘s next work!!

Originally debuting in the September 2018 issue, DeSpo FighterZ followed a group of young protagonists in a world obsessed with eSports as they attempt to become the ultimate Dragon Ball FighterZ pro-gamers. The series’ first collected volume was released in December 2019 covering the first six chapters. Coinciding with the end of its serialization, a second collected volume was released 02 October 2020 in Japan for ¥500 spanning 224 pages:

格闘ゲーム「DBFZ」の全国大会・TFT本戦が開幕! プロアマ入り乱れ、日本の頂点を決めるバトルに、ケンゾーたちチーム「サンダー」は最強目指して挑んでいくが…!? 勝負師ケンゾーとその仲間たちの物語完結巻!


The main battle of TFT, the national tournament for the fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, opens! With both pros and amateurs in the fray, Kenzo & co.’s team give it a shot to be the strongest in the battle to determine the top spot in Japan, but…?! It’s the conclusion of the story for Kenzo the Fighter and his friends!

Outside of its normal serialization, the series received one additional bonus chapter within the Jump Victory Carnival 2019 Official Guidebook. Both the first and second collected volumes are available for purchase on Amazon Japan.

Otogi previously contributed Dragon Ball Fusions the MANGA!! within the pages of Saikyō Jump, a series based on the Dragon Ball Fusions Nintendo 3DS video game, which ran from the magazine’s May 2016 to May 2018 issues. Unlike DeSpo FighterZ, Otogi’s Dragon Ball Fusions the MANGA!! has not received a collected release, and thus far remains exclusive to its original Saikyō Jump serialization.

The November 2020 issue of Saikyō Jump provided a small note indicating that Naho Ooishi’s Dragon Ball SD is on hiatus “for this issue”:

The series has been a staple of Saikyō Jump since its debut issue in November 2010, otherwise only missing-in-action for a single other issue (January 2017) since that time.

The January 2021 issue of Saikyō Jump will hit Japanese shelves 04 December 2020. Beyond the aforementioned Dragon Ball SD, the magazine currently also serializes Yoshitaka Nagayama’s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Big Bang Mission!!! manga series as well as the Dragon Ball GT anime comic.

Published by VegettoEX
01 October 2020, 8:48 AM EDTComment

Following yesterday’s seventh episode premiere, the official Super Dragon Ball Heroes website announced a title and summary for the upcoming eighth episode of the Super Dragon Ball Heroes promotional anime‘s new “Universe Creation Arc” (under the larger umbrella of the game’s current “Big Bang Mission” update series).

Fierce Battle in the Time Rift! Vegetto vs. Super Fu
The Time Patrollers who were taken away by Towa’s doing learn of her true goal. Meanwhile, Goku and Vegeta’s fierce battle against Fu unfolds.

Up against Vegetto, who had fused in order to go up against Cumber’s black aura, Fu transforms into Super Fu.

As these machinations intersect with one another, suddenly a blinding light radiates from the Universe Tree…

While an exact date for the episode’s release is not specified in the announcement, the series is currently slated for monthly episode releases.

The self-described “promotional anime” began its free online streaming in July 2018, with the initial six episodes covering the “Prison Planet” arc, then moving on to the “Universal Conflict” arc. Back in March, the series re-branded again for the new “Universe Creation Arc” alongside the arcade game’s own update to the “Big Bang Mission” series. Though the promotional anime series’ original trailer was available worldwide, the subsequent episode postings themselves have been region-locked to Japan. No home release of the promotional anime has been announced.

Super Dragon Ball Heroes is itself an update and hardware revision to the original Dragon Ball Heroes, a card-based arcade game in which players arrange teammates on a playing field for turn-based battles. Dragon Ball Heroes has seen a variety of multimedia spin-offs and support pieces. Yoshitaka Nagayama’s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Big Bang Mission!!! manga (a follow-up to the previous Dark Demon Realm Mission! and Universe Mission!! series) currently runs in Shueisha’s bimonthly Saikyō Jump magazine, while Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission ran from 2012-2015 in Shueisha’s monthly V-Jump magazine. Three portable game adaptations — Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission, Ultimate Mission 2, and Ultimate Mission X — were released on the Nintendo 3DS. A fourth home version, Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, launched on the Nintendo Switch and PC on 04 April 2019 and internationally (a first for the series) 05 April 2019.

Published by VegettoEX
01 October 2020, 8:35 AM EDTComment

Series author and illustrator Yoshitaka Nagayama shared on Twitter today, by way of today’s November 2020 issue of Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump magazine, that his Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Big Bang Mission!!! manga series will see its first collected edition release 04 December 2020 in Japan.

Yoshitaka Nagayama debuted in a supplemental booklet packed in with the December 2013 issue of Saikyō Jump, with Dragon Ball Heroes: Rookie Charisma Mission Episode 0 depicting the daily life and “training” of Engineer Yoshito and new Battle Navigators Tsubasa and Momo-chan in a cartoony style. The series eventually received its own standard serialization in Saikyō Jump beginning in the July 2014 issue, followed by the traditional story serials of Dark Demon Realm Mission! beginning in the September 2016 issue, Universe Mission beginning in the May 2018 issue, and now the latest and current series, Big Bang Mission!!!, beginning in the May 2020 issue.

While no listings appear to be live yet, previous volumes of Big Bang Mission! and Universe Mission!! have retailed for ¥400-440, containing various chapter totals according to the changing page lengths.

Today’s release of the November 2020 issue of Saikyō Jump — still available for purchase on Amazon Japan — features cover artwork from Nagayama, as well as the fourth Big Bang Mission!!! chapter.

Published by VegettoEX
24 September 2020, 6:45 AM EDTComments Off

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing of a Dragon Ball character — as well as an accompanying comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Following up on the wealth of characters already drawn, for his September 2020 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a drawing of Bora.

Bora

Upa’s father, who defends the Karin Sanctuary. His aged appearance in volume 42 is so distinguished, I just love it.

Toyotarō references a scene from chapter 515 of the original manga, which showcases several old friends donating energy to the Genki-Dama. One page of this chapter in particular serves as the source for quite a bit of interesting trivia…!

This drawing and comment set has been added to the respective page in our “Translations” archive.

Published by VegettoEX
18 September 2020, 11:03 AM EDTComments Off

Continuing onward from previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s sixty-fourth chapter to their respective Manga Plus and Shonen Jump services, moving further into the original “Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc”. Alongside other initiatives including free chapters and a larger archive for paid subscribers, this release continues the companies’ schedule of not simply simultaneously publishing the series’ chapter alongside its Japanese debut to the release date, but to its local time in Japan in today’s November 2020 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine in Japan.

The Dragon Ball Super “comicalization” began in June 2015, initially just ahead of the television series, and running both ahead and behind the series at various points. The manga runs monthly in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, with the series’ sixty-fourth chapter coming today in the magazine’s November 2020 issue. Illustrated by “Toyotarō” (in all likelihood, a second pen-name used by Dragon Ball AF fan manga author and illustrator “Toyble”), the Dragon Ball Super manga covered the Battle of Gods re-telling, skipped the Resurrection ‘F’ re-telling, and “charged ahead” to the Champa arc, “speeding up the excitement of the TV anime even more”. Though the television series has completed its run, the manga continues onward, entering its own original “Galactic Patrol Prisoner” arc. Viz is currently releasing free digital chapters of the series, and began their own collected print edition back in 2017. The eleventh collected volume is due out this December.

The Dragon Ball Super television series concluded in March 2018 with 131 total episodes. FUNimation owns the American distribution license for the series, with the English dub having wrapped its broadcast on Cartoon Network, and the home video release reaching its tenth and final box set back in January.

Published by VegettoEX
14 September 2020, 9:02 PM EDTComments Off

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

Episode #0485! Mike and Julian continue with a great batch of language-related listener questions and your own personal Japanese master class, as well as dive off into an in-depth chat about the Kanzenshuu approach to and administrative stance on “leaks”, both content and news-related in origin.

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:13 – Introduction
  • 01:52 – Question 1: ウスノロ
  • 08:18 – Question 2: Piccolo’s Dialog in Viz’s English Translation
  • 14:10 – Question 3: Kanzenshuu Style Guide Spelling Changes (Turtle Hermit, Thouser)
  • 27:26 – Question 4: Recommendations for Learning Japanese at Home
  • 34:41 – Question 5: には and では
  • 36:39 – Question 6: and to King to not to King
  • 38:50 – Question 7: Leaks and Leakers
  • 49:49 – Sidebar: (Not) Everything is a “Scan”
  • 54:13 – Not a Question: 15 Years?!
  • 55:58 – Wrap-up

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

Published by VegettoEX
31 August 2020, 8:15 PM EDTComments Off

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

Episode #0484! Mike and Julian discuss the history of the “Hera Clan” in the Dragon Ball franchise, dating back to what seems to be their first named appearance in 1993’s “Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2” for the Super Famicom. Where has this name popped up, where has it NOT popped up, and why might this be?! Stay tuned for a variety of language-related listener questions to round out the episode!

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:13 – Introduction
  • 04:58 – Topic
  • 18:55 – Listener Questions
  • 42:36 – Wrap-up

REFERENCED SITES:

Our podcast is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music, or you can pop the direct RSS feed into the program of your choice. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3 or by streaming it on Spotify, SoundCloud, or YouTube. We invite you to discuss this episode on our forum.

Published by VegettoEX
27 August 2020, 9:43 AM EDTComments Off

Following today’s sixth episode premiere, the official Super Dragon Ball Heroes website announced a title and summary for the upcoming seventh episode of the Super Dragon Ball Heroes promotional anime‘s new “Universe Creation Arc” (under the larger umbrella of the game’s current “Big Bang Mission” update series).

Rampaging Terror! An Evil Aura Re-emerges!
Goku & co. infiltrate the Time Gap that the Universe Tree towers over. There, Gohan, No. 17, & co., who had already been brought there by Fu, are fighting against their nemeses, Bojack and Super 17.

The Time Patrollers vanish from there by Towa’s doing, and the remaining fighters, Goku and Vegeta, confront Fu. As a fierce battle unfolds, the black aura of Cumber, being controlled by Fu, attacks them, causing Goku & co. to run amok…

While an exact date for the episode’s release is not specified in the announcement, the series is currently slated for monthly episode releases.

The self-described “promotional anime” began its free online streaming in July 2018, with the initial six episodes covering the “Prison Planet” arc, then moving on to the “Universal Conflict” arc. Back in March, the series re-branded again for the new “Universe Creation Arc” alongside the arcade game’s own update to the “Big Bang Mission” series. Though the promotional anime series’ original trailer was available worldwide, the subsequent episode postings themselves have been region-locked to Japan. No home release of the promotional anime has been announced.

Super Dragon Ball Heroes is itself an update and hardware revision to the original Dragon Ball Heroes, a card-based arcade game in which players arrange teammates on a playing field for turn-based battles. Dragon Ball Heroes has seen a variety of multimedia spin-offs and support pieces. Yoshitaka Nagayama’s Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Big Bang Mission!!! manga (a follow-up to the previous Dark Demon Realm Mission! and Universe Mission!! series) currently runs in Shueisha’s bimonthly Saikyō Jump magazine, while Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission ran from 2012-2015 in Shueisha’s monthly V-Jump magazine. Three portable game adaptations — Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission, Ultimate Mission 2, and Ultimate Mission X — were released on the Nintendo 3DS. A fourth home version, Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, launched on the Nintendo Switch and PC on 04 April 2019 and internationally (a first for the series) 05 April 2019.

Published by VegettoEX
21 August 2020, 8:47 AM EDTComments Off

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing of a Dragon Ball character — as well as an accompanying comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Following up on the wealth of characters already drawn, for his August 2020 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a new scene with Ōzaru Bardock.

Ōzaru Bardock

He transforms into a giant monkey in his new battle jacket! Maybe there was a battle like this one as well…

The “new” battle jacket Toyotarō references is that from Bardock’s appearance in the “Dragon Ball Minus” bonus chapter within 2014’s collected edition of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman; this design is an update by Akira Toriyama compared to the character’s original 1990 television special appearance (originally designed by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru and further updated by Akira Toriyama at the time).

This drawing and comment set has been added to the respective page in our “Translations” archive.

Published by Hujio
20 August 2020, 11:39 AM EDTComments Off

Continuing onward from previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s sixty-third chapter to their respective Manga Plus and Shonen Jump services, moving further into the original “Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc”. Alongside other initiatives including free chapters and a larger archive for paid subscribers, this release continues the companies’ schedule of not simply simultaneously publishing the series’ chapter alongside its Japanese debut to the release date, but to its local time in Japan in today’s October 2020 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine in Japan.

The Dragon Ball Super “comicalization” began in June 2015, initially just ahead of the television series, and running both ahead and behind the series at various points. The manga runs monthly in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, with the series’ sixty-third chapter coming today in the magazine’s October 2020 issue. Illustrated by “Toyotarō” (in all likelihood, a second pen-name used by Dragon Ball AF fan manga author and illustrator “Toyble”), the Dragon Ball Super manga covered the Battle of Gods re-telling, skipped the Resurrection ‘F’ re-telling, and “charged ahead” to the Champa arc, “speeding up the excitement of the TV anime even more”. Though the television series has completed its run, the manga continues onward, entering its own original “Galactic Patrol Prisoner” arc. Viz is currently releasing free digital chapters of the series, and began their own collected print edition back in 2017. The tenth collected volume is due out this September.

The Dragon Ball Super television series concluded in March 2018 with 131 total episodes. FUNimation owns the American distribution license for the series, with the English dub having wrapped its broadcast on Cartoon Network, and the home video release reaching its tenth and final box set back in January.