Dragon Ball's Yamcha Spinoff Manga Runs for 3 Chapters
posted on 2016-12-14 09:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Manga artist Dragon Garow Lee revealed on his Twitter account on Monday that his Gaiden: Tensei Shitara Yamcha Datta Ken (Dragon Ball Side Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha manga will run for three chapters. The second chapter is slated for release next month.
The series is a spinoff of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga, and the first chapter debuted on Shueisha's Shonen Jump + web manga site on Monday. Lee is drawing 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.