Dragon Ball Bonus Story to Run in Viz's Shonen Jump on Monday
posted on 2014-04-03 21:21 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American manga publisher Viz Media confirmed with ANN on Thursday that it will publish AKira Toriyama's "Dragon Ball Minus: Hanatareta Unmei no Kodomo" (Dragon Ball Minus: The Child Released from Fate) one-shot chapter digitally under the title "Dragon Ball Bonus Story." The company will publish the chapter in the April 7 issue of its Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine.
Shueisha is publishing the chapter in Japan as a bonus chapter in the compiled volume of Toriyama's latest manga Jaco the Galactic Policeman. The volume ships in Japan on Friday.
Shueisha began streaming a trailer for both the Dragon Ball manga and the Jaco the Galactic Patrolman manga on Thursday.
The bonus Dragon Ball chapter will focus on Goku's mom, named Gine. Gine has a gentle nature, and she fights alongside Bardock in a four-Saiyan team, where he repeatedly saves her. Her temperament makes her unfit for the warrior life Saiyans lead, and she and Bardock develop romantic feelings for each other — something alien to the Saiyans, who only form relationships for the purpose of reproduction. As a consequence, she is assigned to a meat distribution center.
Shueisha is releasing Jaco the Galactic Patrolman in a regular edition and a special edition. The special "super elite" edition includes an AR postcard, a rubber keychain, and a badge and retails for 980 yen (about US$9.40).
Additionally, Shueisha compiled Toriyama and Masakazu Katsura's (Zetman, (Video Girl Ai, DNA²) two collaboration works — the three-chapter "Jiya," and the one-chapter "Sachie-chan Good!!" — and released them in a printed volume titled Katsura Akira on Friday in Japan.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: Typo fixed
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