ドラゴンボールSD (Dragon Ball SD) · Volume 8 Discussion 🐉

Volume 8 discussion thread

Start date: 21 May

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Schedule

Start date Chapter Page numbers Page count
21 May 69 - ついに到着! 孫悟空 5-22 18
28 May 70 - VSギニュー特戦隊!!! 23-40 18
4 Jun 71 - ギニュー怒りの出動! 41-58 18
11 Jun 72 - 最長老の祈り 59-76 18
18 Jun 73 - ボディチェンジの悪夢! 77-94 18
25 Jun 74 - ギニュー決着! いでよ神龍!! 95-112 18
2 Jul 75 - ついに願いかなう時 113-130 18
9 Jul 76 - フリーザ怒りの大変身!! 131-148 18
16 Jul 77 - ベジータ大誤算 149-166 18
23 Jul 78 - 謎の大復活! そして⋯ 167-183 17
30 Jul Bonus 184-189 6

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Thanks for organising us again @Phryne, good to be back! I enjoyed Goku the mentalist’s sudden mind reading powers. I’m not sure where they came from!

And a great word on the first page - バズる - to go viral, to make a buzz (on the intranet).

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Do you reckon it’s a reference to something recent in the Dragonballsphere? I tried looking around, but the only Frieza-related dancing video I could find was this commercial from 2015.

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Week 2

Start date: 28 May
Pages: 23-40

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It’s a thought. The “would you like to see my dance of joy” comment is there in the original though, so I wonder if this just taking the dance comment and linking it to modern TikTok culture.


In the bargain sale Super Saiyan picture I wondered who the big guy was at the bottom. He’s Onio from Nekomajin.

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Week 3

Start date: 4 Jun
Pages: 41-58

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They do like their Neko Majin references in this manga. That’s the second time he’s appeared so far this volume!

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Do I smell a spin-off club of a spin-off club?

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Week 4

Start date: 11 Jun
Pages: 59-76

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Week 5

Start date: 18 Jun
Pages: 77-94

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The first hints of a new relationship for Bulma? Presumably the original readers would have been really surprised to know where this story line was going to go!

I missed the joke at the bottom of page 71. Presumably a link to the (very funny) どM comments. Perhaps an SM reference? A double entendre of 入れ替わる?

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I think you’re right. But then there’s also another layer:

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Wow I don’t think I would have got there! Thanks for finding that out. I wonder how many more cultural references we’ve missed along the way!

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What I don’t get… I thought that part of a fighter’s strength comes from their mind? Like with the Kaiouken, clearing your mind, manipulating your ki and that of surrounding beings… If that is the case, what’s the point of swapping bodies? :thinking:

EDIT: Now that I am reading this week’s reading, that turns out to be exactly the point, haha :grin:

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Week 6

Start date: 25 Jun
Pages: 95-112

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