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Published by VegettoEX
20 May 2020, 11:19 AM EDTComment

Continuing onward from previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s sixtieth 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 July 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’ sixtieth chapter coming today in the magazine’s July 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 ninth collected volume is due out next month.

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
11 May 2020, 9:34 AM EDTComment

The official website for Shueisha’s annual Jump Victory Carnival event announced today that this year’s event has been cancelled in light of attendee safety concerns during the current pandemic, and that there are no plans to reschedule this year.

Known as the “Saikyō V-Jump Festa” for 2012 and 2013 (named for Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump and V-Jump publications), the event was renamed as “Jump Victory Carnival” in 2014. The event is held twice each summer, once in Osaka and once in Tokyo, featuring a wide range of Shueisha properties, parter productions, and more.

Attendees of the event each year receive an “Official Guidebook”, which contains various promotions, maps for the show floor, and bonus manga chapters, generally those of spin-off and supplemental manga authors. Dragon Ball has received bonus chapter inclusions each year, beginning in 2012 with a two-page Dragon Ball SD chapter from Naho Ooishi. Last year’s guide featured bonus chapters of Dragon Ball Super, Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission!, Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Universe Mission!!, Dragon Ball SD, and DeSpo FighterZ; summaries and reviews of these chapters can be heard on Episode #0478 of our podcast.

Published by VegettoEX
26 April 2020, 7:09 PM EDTComment

April 26 is a special day for a very different franchise: the date references LV-426 (426 -> April 26), the moon where the crew of the Nostromo encounters the titular “Alien” in the original 1979 film.

In this fun Twitter thread, take a quick tour through some of Akira Toriyama’s and Dragon Ball‘s references to this original film — you’re bound to learn something new!

Published by VegettoEX
22 April 2020, 6:18 PM EDT1 Comment

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

Episode #0480! Mike brings the team back together again with an exciting batch of topics this episode, including the likely origins of the Galactic Patrol back in DBZ Movie 3, hidden elements and fun trivia lurking behind the camera in the PlayStation 2 games, and a wealth of website and wiki work updates!

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:13 – Introduction
  • 03:39 – Amond and the Galactic Patrol
  • 39:36 – Hidden Video Game Secrets
  • 56:58 – Website and Wiki Work Updates
  • 1:25:04 – Wrap-up

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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
21 April 2020, 9:28 AM EDTComment

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 April 2020 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a new image of Colonel Silver:

Colonel Silver

All of the executive officers of the Red Ribbon Army are cool, and I like them.

Silver originally appeared for a short stint beginning in chapter 55 of the manga. When General White was later seen in chapters 63 and 64, in the initial Weekly Shōnen Jump serialization, he was mistakenly referred to as “General Silver”; Toriyama apologized for this error in the subsequent chapter’s title page.

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

Published by VegettoEX
20 April 2020, 11:37 AM EDTComment

Continuing onward from previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s fifty-ninth 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 June 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’ fifty-ninth chapter coming today in the magazine’s June 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 eighth collected volume was released last month.

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
09 April 2020, 9:04 AM EDTComment

Following today’s second episode premiere, the official Super Dragon Ball Heroes website announced a late-May 2020 streaming timeframe for the forthcoming third 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):

Rematch with Formidable Foes! Tullece and Bojack!”
Goku and the others give chase to Fu under Tokitoki’s guidance. On the planet they arrive at, formidable past enemies, strengthened by Fu’s power, block the way. At the same time, Goku: Xeno and the others, conducting their own mission, encounter a mysterious man going by the name of “Dr. W”…

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 Hujio
02 April 2020, 12:37 PM EDT2 Comments,

The obi (paper band surrounding a book) advertisement included with the upcoming twelfth collected volume of Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Super manga series announces the release of new digital color editions for the series. The first three volumes will retail for ¥570 (+tax) and are set to be released on 03 April 2020, the same day as the aforementioned twelfth collected volume. All subsequent full color editions of the collected volumes will be released individually, although no release time frame has been provided.

To date the Dragon Ball Super manga has primarily only been available in a black and white format, with a very limited number of colored pages drawn by Toyotarō appearing in V-Jump. The original Dragon Ball manga previously received a digital color edition release in 2013, which was also simultaneously released in a separate print edition. At this time no print version of the Dragon Ball Super color edition manga has been announced.

Many online retailers have already posted listings for these digital editions, including Amazon Japan. Some retailers have also included short samples of each volume, as shown in the example pages below.

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’ fifty-eighth chapter coming today in the magazine’s May 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 eighth collected volume was released earlier this month.

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
02 April 2020, 12:04 PM EDTComment

The twelfth collected volume of Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Super manga — currently serialized on a monthly basis in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine — officially hit physical and digital storefronts in Japan today (03 April 2020) for ¥440 + tax. Spanning 192 pages, the volume covers chapters 53-56, and takes its title of “Merusu’s True Identity” (メルスの正体 Merusu no Shōtai) directly from chapter 55.

Following a similar inclusion back in volume 10, the twelfth volume also contains a two-page “special manga” (hinted at by Toyotarō on Twitter earlier this week):

In space, Freeza is interrupted by two of his underlings; escaped prisoners from the Galactic Patrol Prison are running amok on the planet they were set to investigate. Freeza says he has heard there was a rather troublesome prisoner jailed there, and that it may be best to avoid unnecessary conflict for now. They can put that planet off for later; after all, nothing good can come of getting involved with criminals. Kikono wonders if they aren’t themselves actually… Freeza cuts Kikono off as Beriblu explains that they are not criminals whatsoever: they simply take part in depopulating planets to sell them at high value to poor alien races in need of a home. It is just business. Freeza tells Beriblu she is exactly right, and asks Kikono if he has any problem with that. Kikono hastily insists that he does not, as Freeza repeats the order to search for other planets. The universe is vast, after all.

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’ fifty-eighth chapter coming last month in the magazine’s May 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 eighth collected volume was released last month.

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
30 March 2020, 11:02 AM EDTComments Off

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing — as well as a brief comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Thus far, Toyotarō has provided drawings of #8, Lunch, Chapa with Oob, Tambourine, Man-Wolf (twice, once in each form!), Tapion, Janenba, Broli, Ozotto, Ginyu, Bardock, Paragus, King Cold, Bardock’s original television special crew, Onio with his wife, Shiirasu, Great Saiyaman, Nail, Toninjinka, Zarbon, Pui-Pui, Slug, Vermoud, Tapikar, Thouser, and Bonyu. For his March 2020 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a new image of an unnamed crocodile from the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai:

The CROCODILE who lost to Kuririn in the prelims of the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai.

Right now it seems that a crocodile is in the news, so here’s a contestant who doesn’t even have a name, who appeared for a single panel in volume 10 to get knocked out in the preliminary round… I hope he’s still alive and well!

The character in question can indeed be seen in a single panel in chapter 115 of the original manga:

Toyotarō’s comment about a crocodile being “in the news” is in reference to an Internet comic/phenomenon, “The Crocodile With 100 Days Left to Live” by Yūki Kikuchi, which wrapped up earlier this month.

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