ドラゴンボールSD (Dragon Ball SD) Home Thread 🐉

Hey guys/gals,

Would I be able to particpate with the perfect version of the manga? I have the whole series, but don’t know if it would have the same dialuoges as the SD version. Mine looks like the following:image

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Hi Apex. The SD version is a rewrite of Dragon Ball by Naho Ooishi, based on the original stories, aimed at young children. It moves through the story much quicker than the original - we are on chapter 37 of the SD which is equivalent to chapter 115 of the original.

Some sections are identical to the original just redrawn in SD style. Some sections from the original are left out. There are some new panels which bring in popular characters from the future story line who otherwise wouldn’t appear for a long time.

So you could kind of read along but you’d need to read about three times as fast as us, and only about a third of the content would overlap.

Or you might want to pick up volume four of the SD and read along for a few chapters. It is a fresh take on the story, with lots of Easter egg references to plot lines from the future, lots of in jokes and fourth wall humour, and full colour!

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Thanks for the response. I’d hate to keep asking questions and get everyone tottaly confused as the versions don’t match up. Good luck with your reading、頑張り!

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I guess in that case we’ll start on August 28th! :slight_smile:

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I made the discussion thread for volume 5 and I edited the first post in this thread :grin:

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Choo choo, all aboard the volume 6 train! :train:

When to start volume 5?
  • 6 November (immediately after chapter 48)
  • 13 November (leave a week for the bonus pages)
  • 20 November (a week for the bonus pages, plus a break)
  • A bit later, I’ll explain in a comment

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Thanks for keeping us organised. As ever happy to have a break for a week or two if anyone wants time to catch up, otherwise happy to move straight into the next volume. I’m assuming volume 8 will be released before we finish volume 7 so still plenty of chapters ahead of us!

I have all the current volumes as physical editions. Still haven’t brought myself to cut the dragon ball heroes card out of the back!

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I just bought volume 7 abs already have volume 6. I only cut one of the dragon ball heroes cards :grinning:. I think there were other Mini dragon ball spin offs, like the one with Maijin bu that someone mentioned a few months ago?

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I thought I would take out the card as a reward for finishing each volume but I don’t like to take a pair of scissors to the book! For those who don’t have the physical volumes the card at the back of the book is in a paper pocket so you can’t even see what the card is without cutting it out.

We did collect a few of these cards when we were in Japan. They were sold in individual packets in コンビニ along with a gummy sweet. The kids liked them and we bought a few over the two weeks we were in Japan. We also saw the video game that the cards are used in in a game centre but it was too complicated to figure out in Japanese!

I think we’ve agreed to carry straight on with chapter 49 this week?

Yes, it seems we have. I’ve had a busy day, but I’ll get around to making the new thread in an hour I think :slight_smile:


Here we go!

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Start the next volume on Jan 15th?

  • Sure
  • I have a different preference (please comment)

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All ready for the next (and, for the time being, final) volume!

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Can’t believe we are finally catching up with the printing!

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According to ドラゴンボールSD 最新刊(次は8巻)の発売日をメールでお知らせ【コミックの発売日を通知するベルアラート】 : volume 8 is due to be released on 4th April:

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How very convenient!

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If we’re all reading the digital version, we could start on 9 April.

If someone would like to order the physical copy, we could start on 21 May to allow six weeks for shipping.

Will you be reading the digital or physical book?
  • Digital
  • Physical

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Sorry, need to keep my nice physical collection of these going!

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Plenty to read in the meantime :grin:

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brown cow… why do you harass me while being destroyed by the crabigator… the monster, the fiend!?

I am good to go! They changed the logo at the top of the book spine for some reason…

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