Dragon Ball Gaiden: Tensei shitara Yamcha Datta Ken
Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha!
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Dragon Ball Gaiden: Tensei shitara Yamcha Datta Ken

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Synonyms: Dragon Ball Side Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha
Japanese: DRAGON BALL外伝 転生したらヤムチャだった件
English: Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 12, 2016 to Aug 14, 2017
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy
Themes: Parody Parody, Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump+
Authors: Dragon Garow Lee (Story & Art)


Score: 7.021 (scored by 59965,996 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #83332
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2015
Members: 9,413
Favorites: 63
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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /5


When a typical high school student attempts to sprint down a set of stairs to get a glimpse up a girl's skirt, he slips and hits his head. The boy wakes up to find that he now inhabits the body of Yamcha within the world of the manga Dragon Ball. Quickly recalling Yamcha's multiple deaths throughout the series and his status as a joke in the real world, the student must now utilize his extensive knowledge of the manga to avoid suffering the original Yamcha's unfortunate fate.

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Dragon Ball Gaiden: Tensei shitara Yamcha Datta Ken has been licensed in English as Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha! by VIZ Media.

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Feb 17, 2019
I will give this manga credit for one thing, it is definitely an interesting concept. The idea of a schoolchild adept with the world of Dragon Ball being thrown into the body of best boy Yamcha had so much interesting and creative potential. That being said, there is a strong emphasis on the "potential"

This short manga--emphasis on short--by Mr. Dragon Garow Lee is a cute mini-story that explored the above-stated concept in an entirely proficient way. The art emulated each era of Toriyama's styles present in the story to a surprisingly decent degree and worked as one of the major highlights.

My biggest problem is ...
May 12, 2021
all in all its a nice dragon ball spin on the reincarnation/isekai genre. and its a nice pretty short read. read it if you got time its not terrible and its a funny idea for a short manga.
basically its just a kid who likes dragon ball a lot and he eats shit and gets reincarnated as yamcha it goes through all the times he fought with goku and its a nice look back on dragon ball as well and what would happen if yamcha was I don't want to say it but actually slightly strong compared to the other characters.

just read it bro its ...
Nov 21, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The art's fine. the overall idea is fine, but that's it. The manga's too short to do anything interesting with the concept stretched over such a long timeline. It doesn't really explore the training or the possible changes to the world or the timeline his presence and alterations would have. This is like the rough draft of where you could go with an isekai in dragon ball. While there is a general story and idea, it's still not very interesting.

If you're a big fan of Dragon Ball, you could still give this a try. It's not terrible, it's just very forgettable. Though I would say ...

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