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Dragon Ball Super

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Genre Shōnen, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Science Fiction, Bangsian Fantasy

Manga Series: Dragon Ball Super

Authored by

Toyotarō
Akira Toriyama

Publisher

Shueisha

Serialized in

V Jump

Original run

June 20, 2015 (V-Jump, August issue) –

No. of volumes

3

Dragon Ball Super (ドラゴンボール超, Doragon Bōru Sūpā) is a Japanese manga and sequel to the Dragon Ball manga, written by Toyotarō and overseen by Akira Toriyama. The manga began publication in June 2015, serialized in the monthly magazine V-Jump. The manga is also being released in English by Viz Media starting in May 2017.

The manga is being published simultaneously with the production of the Dragon Ball Super anime.

Overview

Summary

The Dragon Ball Super manga picks up the story of Goku and his adventures following the defeat of Majin Buu, but prior to the final chapters involving the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. While an adaptation of Toriyama's outline, it has many storyline differences when compared to the movies and the Dragon Ball Super anime.

Production

Akira Toriyama writes plot outlines which Toyotarō uses as a basis for the stories and Toriyama personally helps put the manga together. Toyotarō creates the dialogue and illustrations, expanding, adding, and changing elements from Toriyama's plan as he deems appropriate. Akira Toriyama believes Toyotarō's freedom to change the story makes the final product better.[1] Akira Toriyama also checks through all of Toyotarō's storyboards for the manga,[2][1] and edits things to make sure everything is correct.[3][4][5][6] To accomplish this, Toyotarō has his draft sent to Toriyama, who goes over it and then sends back parts that he drew himself with corrections to Toyotarō in order to get the final product perfect.[7] Toyotarō also makes sure that his manga follows Toriyama's continuity.[8]

Akira Toriyama has a very positive view of Toyotarō's manga, noting that Toyotarō is always accurate when drawing the manga, unlike with the anime where he always has to ask for things to be fixed, and is grateful that Toyotarō is drawing the continuation of his story.[2] He also believes that if the animators for the anime use Toyotarō's manga as a reference it will keep them on track,[1] although this is not possible since the anime release has been further through Super's story since both began production.

Unlike the anime, the manga does not include an adaptation of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, likely in part due to it already having been partially adapted into manga form (though the events of the movie are still mentioned in the Super manga).

The Dragon Ball Super manga's volumes are also given their own advertisements, with the advertisements highlighting them as the sequel to Toriyama's original manga.[9][10]

Story arcs

  1. Battle of Gods Arc (chapter 1-chapter 4)
  2. Universe 6 Arc (chapter 5-chapter 13)
  3. Future Trunks Arc (chapter 14- )
  4. Universe Survival Arc

Volumes

Shueisha released the first volume of Dragon Ball Super in Japan on April 14, 2016. It includes chapters 1 through 9. The second volume containing chapters 10 through 15 was released on December 2, 2016. The third volume containing chapters 16 through 20 was released on June 2, 2017.

Viz Media started publishing volumes in English starting in 2017; releasing Volume 1 in May and with plans to release Volume 2 in December.

See also

Gallery

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