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Dragon Ball Gets Spinoff Manga About Yamcha as the Hero

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Spinoff centers on boy who wakes up in Dragon Ball world as Yamcha

Shueisha's Shonen Jump + web manga site published a spinoff manga of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga on Monday titled Dragon Ball Gaiden: Tensei Shitara Yamcha Datta Ken (Dragon Ball Side Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha). Dragon Garow Lee drew the manga, and Toriyama is credited for the original work.

In the manga, a high school boy gets into an accident by falling down a stair, and reincarnates in the Dragon Ball world as Yamcha. Armed only with his knowledge of the later events in the comic, he sets out to make Yamcha the hero of the story.

The manga's title is a parody of Fuse's Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (The Case of Being Reincarnated as a Slime) novel series, where a man is murdered and wakes up in a fantasy world as a slime monster. The series ranked #8 in the 2017 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel Is Amazing!) guidebook.

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