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Published by VegettoEX
29 April 2019, 3:10 PM EDTComments Off

Following an initial launch on other platforms back in March, today’s update for Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 on the Nintendo Switch enables the long-promised “Photo Mode”:

Players will find a new “Photo Mode” robot in Conton City which will allow them to set up battles and pause for specific camera framing and embellishments. The photo mode is unique to this glorified menu option in the city, and is not accessible during regular matches.

Developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 is available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (via Steam), and Switch. In North America, the game launched for consoles 25 October 2016 with a PC release following 28 October 2016. In Europe, the game launched across all platforms 28 October 2016. In Japan, the game launched on the PlayStation 4 console 02 November 2016. The Nintendo Switch port was released in Japan and internationally in September 2017.

Published by VegettoEX
29 April 2019, 12:40 PM EDT1 Comment

The sixth collected volume of Dragon Ball SD appears to finally be on its way from Shueisha, with a catalog entry noting an 04 June 2019 release date, clocking in at 192 pages and running at ¥600 + tax.

The release will mark a little more than a year since the fifth collected volume, no doubt due to the current bi-monthly schedule of Saikyō Jump where Naho Ooishi’s “chibi” spin-off manga is serialized. The sixth collected volume will pick up with Goku’s battle against Nappa in Dragon Ball SD chapter 49.

The May 2019 issue of Saikyō Jump, released earlier this month (05 April 2019), contained the spin-off manga’s 60th chapter since its 2011/2012 reboot, featuring the heroes landing on Namek. In 2016, the series skipped ahead from the end of the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai to the Saiyan arc. Other than a brief absence in the January 2017 issue, Dragon Ball SD has run in each and every issue of Saikyō Jump since its 2011 debut throughout all of its format and release changes.

Dragon Ball SD is not available in English, though it does currently see a release in certain territories such as Germany and France.

Published by VegettoEX
29 April 2019, 12:09 PM EDTComments Off

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

Episode #0472! Mike and Julian go behind-the-scenes to discuss some of the recent name spelling disparities between not just the official licensees, but also with us here at Kanzenshuu. What is suddenly driving this attempt at consistency from the top down, and why do we sometimes feel the need to be different? Where can you compromise, and where should you not?

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:12 – Introduction
  • 04:50 – Topic
  • 45:55 – Wrap-up

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
25 April 2019, 8:27 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, Tapion, Janenba, Broli, Ozotto, Ginyu, Bardock, Paragus, King Cold, Bardock’s original television special crew, Onio with his wife, and Shiirasu. For his April 2019 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a sketch of Great Saiyaman:

It’s Great Saiyaman. Recently, he’s more commonly shown up wearing sunglasses, but I love his helmet look, too, so I’d like to see him play a part looking like this, as well.

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

Published by VegettoEX
24 April 2019, 3:18 PM EDTComments Off

Following the initial reveal back in March, and in conjunction with this week’s June 2019 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, a short promotional video for Son Goku (GT) has been released showcasing some of his special moves, including a bonus super move seeing the character transform into Super Saiyan 4 when teammates have been defeated:

The video concludes with a glimpse at the in-game alternate colors, player lobby character, and Z-Stamp that will accompany him for those that pay for access to the character.

The character will be made available next month individually for ¥500/$5, or as part of the game’s optional $24.99 “FighterZ Pass 2” covering six total characters.

The 3-on-3, “2.5D” fighting game is developed by Arc System Works and is currently available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam); on these systems, the game runs at a 1080p resolution and 60fps frame rate, with higher resolutions available on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles, as well as the PC. Playable characters include Son Goku, Son Gohan (Cell arc design), Vegeta, Freeza, Cell, Boo (Good), Trunks, Piccolo, Kuririn, #16, #18 (with #17), Yamcha, Tenshinhan (with Chiaotzu), Ginyu (with teammates), Nappa (with Saibaimen), Gotenks, Son Gohan (Boo arc design), Boo (Pure), Hit, Beerus, and Goku Black (with Zamasu), as well as “Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan” (SSGSS, or “Super Saiyan Blue”) versions of Goku and Vegeta that can be accessed early via pre-orders or unlocked through gameplay. The Akira Toriyama-designed “#21” is a new character central to the game’s story mode.

Dragon Ball FighterZ was originally released 26 January 2018 in North America and Europe, and 01 February 2018 in Japan. Alongside its Japanese release, Bandai Namco announced that they had shipped two million copies of the game, making it the fastest-shipping game in the franchise’s history. The game shipped on the Nintendo Switch back in September 2018.

Published by VegettoEX
22 April 2019, 7:24 PM EDTComments Off

In conjunction with this week’s June 2019 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, Bandai Namco has announced the Super Saiyan God version of Vegeta coming as paid downloadable content to Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 as part of the game’s forthcoming “Ultra Pack” in June:

Special moves will include the Prominent Flash, Blazing Attack, and Burst Stinger.

Originally debuting in Super Saiyan God in the Dragon Ball Super manga’s twenty-second chapter, Vegeta also uses the form in the recent Dragon Ball Super theatrical film.

Following the four paid content packs covered by the game’s original season pass, Bandai Namco released two additional paid content packs for Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2. Last year, Bandai Namco promised additional free and paid content updates coming to Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2; “Extra Pack 3” was released back in August, with “Extra Pack 4” following in December.

Developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 is available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (via Steam), and Switch. In North America, the game launched for consoles 25 October 2016 with a PC release following 28 October 2016. In Europe, the game launched across all platforms 28 October 2016. In Japan, the game launched on the PlayStation 4 console 02 November 2016. The Nintendo Switch port was released in Japan and internationally in September 2017.

Published by VegettoEX
22 April 2019, 2:10 PM EDTComments Off

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Episode #0471! Mike, Julian, and Ian review Toyotaro’s “debut” manga series (in an official capacity, anyway): “Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission” from 2012-2014. The odd little promotional manga that could somehow grew into a legitimate serialization and arguably shaped the future of the “Dragon Ball Heroes” franchise for years to come. What lasting impact do we still see all these years later, and how does “Victory Mission” itself still hold up?

SEGMENTS:

  • 00:13 – Introduction
  • 06:58 – Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission
  • 67:42 – Wrap-up

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Published by VegettoEX
20 April 2019, 1:46 PM EDTComments Off

Continuing onward from previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s forty-seventh 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 2019 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’ forty-seventh chapter coming today in the magazine’s June 2019 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, having recently entered 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 fifth collected volume is due in English from Viz this coming May.

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 airing on Cartoon Network, and the home video release reaching its eighth box set this coming July.

Published by Hujio
20 April 2019, 1:14 AM EDTComments Off

Shueisha’s official Dragon Ball website has unveiled the cover for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime comic. The official cover art is drawn by none other than Naohiro Shintani, the theatrical film’s animation supervisor.

カバー(上の画像)に使用されるイラストは、作画監督の新谷直大さん描き下ろし!悟空とベジータ、ブロリーが描かれたド迫力のイラストだ!!


The cover illustration is drawn by animation supervisor Naohiro Shintani! Goku, Vegeta, and Broli have been drawn with an intense force!!

The 360-page comic is set to hit store shelves 02 May 2019 with a retail price of ¥1,400 (+tax). Two novelizations were released in Japan back in December alongside the film’s theatrical debut. The film itself is due for home video release April 16 in America and June 5 in Japan.

The TV and Film Anime Comics series of books collect screen shots from their respective animation into traditional manga format with dialog bubbles and sound effects written out. The 2013 theatrical film, Battle of Gods, received a Film Anime Comic release in October that year (following its March theatrical debut); a lower-priced “Shueisha Jump Remix” version was released the following year. The 2015 theatrical film, Resurrection ‘F’, received a Film Anime Comic release in December that year (following its April theatrical debut); a lower-price “Shueisha Jump Remix” version was released just this last December.

The Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime comic is available for pre-order on Amazon Japan.

Published by VegettoEX
18 April 2019, 2:02 PM EDTComments Off

Following today’s tenth episode premiere, the official Super Dragon Ball Heroes website announced an 09 May 2019 streaming date for the forthcoming eleventh episode of the Super Dragon Ball Heroes promotional anime, continuing further into the brand-new “Universal Conflict” arc. In the upcoming episode (“Fierce Fight! Universe 11’s Climactic Battle!”), Vegeta battles on with his “Evolved” Super Saiyan Blue form, while the new character “Hearts” (played by Takehito Koyasu) begins to show off his true abilities.

The arcade game’s “Universe Mission 8” update will hit that same day. In 2015, May 9 was officially recognized as “Goku Day” in Japan.

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. Though the 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. The series’ tenth episode went live today.

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: Universe Mission manga (a follow-up to the previous Dark Demon Realm 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 05 April 2019.