|Dub & Peter 1|
Dub & Peter 1ダブとピーター1Dabu to Pītā 1
|Genre||Shōnen, Science Fiction|
Manga Series: Dub & Peter 1
November 1992 – April 1993
Dub & Peter 1 (ダブとピーター1) is a four-chapter manga by Akira Toriyama. The first chapter was published in November 1992 in V-Jump, and the last chapter was released in April 1993. The four chapters are also featured in Akira Toriyama's Manga Theater Vol. 3.
The story is set in Pepper Town, where two guys named Dub and Peter go to a junkyard to create a really fast car to pick up girls. When completed by Peter, the car was named "Peter 1" with Dub as its driver. The car is controlled by a computer and has its own personality and can talk to Dub.
While taking the car on a drive, Dub meets a girl named Elizabeth about to be kidnapped by two thugs, Lord Asatias and Rock. Dub gets out of the car and starts fighting them. After knocking out Rock, Asatias pulls a gun on him, but Peter 1 saves Dub when it brings out a small cannon that shot a ball at Asatias' hand, knocking his gun. When Asatias sees that Dub has a nice car, he challenges Dub to a race, promising to give him 1 million Zeni and to return the girl.
They go race on the outskirts of town through a canyon. The race goes aerial when both vehicles change to their flying mode. As the thugs begin to shoot Dub with their vehicle, Peter 1 pulls out a missile launcher from under the hood and destroys their vehicle, making Dub the winner.
After Dub wins the 1 million Zeni, he rushes over to Elizabeth, only to find out that she already has a child and a very muscular husband. The story ends with Dub deciding to give the 1 million Zeni to his friend Peter, but then asks for him to make a robot girl that resembles the real world actress Hikaru Nishida (西田 ひかる).
- Dub & Peter 1 features several elements also included in the Dragon Ball series. The currency used in both stories is Zeni, and a city called Pepper Town appears in Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks. Additionally, Rock, appears in filler in the Dragon Ball Z anime as a member of the Red Shark Gang. Despite this, it has not been officially stated whether or not the two are intended to be set in the same universe, or if they simply share a few elements.
- Dub and Peter make a cameo in the first chapter of the spin-off manga Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission.