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Published by VegettoEX
21 April 2020, 9:28 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 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 EDTComments Off

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 EDTComments Off

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.

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02 April 2020, 12:04 PM EDTComments Off

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.

Published by VegettoEX
26 March 2020, 6:58 PM EDT1 Comment

New online listings peg the third collected volume of Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission! and second collected volume of Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Universe Mission!!, both by Yoshitaka Nagayama, for a 01 May 2020 print release from Shueisha, each retailing for ¥440 + tax.

Volume 2 of Dark Demon Realm Mission!released back in May 2018 — wrapped up everything available at that time, running through the series’ overall eleventh chapter from the March 2018 issue of Saikyō Jump. The series returned for “part two” in the May 2019 issue of the magazine, running (alongside Universe Mission!!) through the magazine’s March 2020 issue (released last month). Volume 3 should pick back up with the twelfth overall chapter from the May 2019 issue of Saikyō Jump, likely running through to its seventeenth chapter.

Volume 1 of Universe Mission!!released back in May 2019 — ran through the sixth chapter from the March 2019 issue of Saikyō Jump. Volume 2 should pick back up with the seventh chapter from the May 2019 issue of Saikyō Jump, likely running through to its twelfth chapter from the magazine’s March 2020 issue (released last month)

Both series — each recently running about 30 pages in length — came to an end last month in the March 2020 issue of Saikyō Jump, followed by an announcement that Nagayama will take up the reins on a new Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Big Bang Mission manga series in their place.

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 Dark Demon Realm Mission! beginning in the September 2016 issue, Universe Mission beginning in the May 2018 issue, and now Big Bang Mission beginning next month.

Published by VegettoEX
22 March 2020, 3:43 PM EDT1 Comment

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Episode #0479! Mike is alive and so is the rest of the team! Join us for a few check-ins with website and wiki staff: Heath tells us all about the updated animation production guide, Terez takes us through wiki management and some of her projects, Ken gives us the scoop on techniques and the timeline, and Mike has a few thoughts of his own, too!

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20 March 2020, 7:38 PM EDT1 Comment

Patch 1.06 for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is now live, bringing the long-promised Time Machine functionality to the game.

The Time Machine, located in West City to the right of the Capsule Corporation entrance, allows players who have finished the main story mode to revisit any of the past locations and story beats along the way; previously unfinished side missions can now be completed, though there are a few caveats as to which items you can bring and which special techniques will be available to you.

Developed by CyberConnect2 for Bandai Namco, the action role-playing game released 16 January 2020 in Japan and 17 January 2020 internationally on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). Earlier this month, Bandai Namco announced the game had shipped two million copies internationally.

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20 March 2020, 1:38 PM EDTComments Off

Continuing onward from previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s fifty-eighth 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 May 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-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.