Dragon Ball Discross Arcade Game Inspires Manga
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The May issue of Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine announced on Friday that the capsule arcade game Dragon Ball Discross is inspiring a manga series. Katsuki Hirose launched the Dragon Ball Discross Jinryoku God Max!! manga in the same issue.
The manga will feature characters from the arcade game such as Discross announcer Jin and the Discung fu master known as Capu Sennin (Capsule Hermit). The story's protagonist will be average elementary school student Kūto Kurosu.
The Dragon Ball Discross game debuted at arcades and electronics shops in Japan on December 24. Players can purchase a Discross toy from capsule machines positioned around the arcade game console to play the game for free.
Each Discross costs 100 yen (about US$0.83), and advance sales began at the Jump Festa event on December 20 and 21. Each disc contains a different character from Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga and anime adaptations.
The Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: The F in Fukkatsu, or 'resurrection') film also received a three-chapter manga adaptation starting in the April issue of Shueisha's V-Jump magazine on February 21. The film will premiere in both 2D and 3D in theaters throughout Japan on April 18.