Ginga Patrol Jaco
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
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Ginga Patrol Jaco

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Synonyms: Galactic Patrol Jaco, Dragon Ball Minus
Japanese: 銀河パトロール ジャコ
English: Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 2013 to Sep 30, 2013
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Toriyama, Akira (Story & Art)


Score: 7.031 (scored by 50905,090 users)
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Ranked: #71302
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Popularity: #1677
Members: 8,783
Favorites: 75

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Retired scientist Omori lives alone on a deserted island while continuing his research into time-travel. His quiet life in interrupted when galactic patrolman Jaco crash-lands and decides to move in with him. This agent from space claims to be elite, but sometimes it can a little hard to believe. Can Jaco get along with the old man long enough to save the earth from a dangerous threat?

(Source: VIZ Media)


Ginga Patrol Jaco was published in English as Jaco the Galactic Patrolman by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint on January 6, 2015. It was also published in Spanish by Planeta Cómic in March 2015, and in Polish by J.P.Fantastica in May 2018.

A VOMIC version of the first two chapters was broadcast in Sakiyomi JanBang! program in January 2014.

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Jun 12, 2015
blazebolt7 (All reviews)
Usually, I leave my opinion for the end. However, since I would like to make it clear: 'Ginga Patrol Jaco' is a great manga and it is worth a read!
I feel obligated to start with it, As many fans of Dragon Ball turned up their noses to the development of the story, and I’ve heard many say things like ‘they expected more’, ‘the story is weak’.
I think these expectations something epic like 'save the world’, have been created for the manga takes which place in the same universe as of Dragon Ball, however, the same said, it is a comedy manga with few chapters. Anyone read more
Feb 16, 2016
giku93113 (All reviews)
I found Jaco: the Galactic Patrolman a great manga, not for his wonderful story or wonderful characters but for the feel of being thrown once again in the awesome (and for someones meaningful) world of Dragon Ball. The story is simple and enjoyable as the characters are. You should read this with the right attitude to enjoy it, i mean don't expect endless battles or any epic power up, nope. You should read it as the last creation of one of the best manga ever existed, Akira Toriyama. What i felt is the nostalgia of one of his stories, full of funny characters and bizarre read more
Mar 26, 2021
bigtiddy (All reviews)
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman is a good manga, and it's a good prequel for Dragon Ball. It avoids most of the prequel pitfalls, and the original characters are lots of fun. However, Dragon Ball Minus, which was needlessly tacked onto this manga is complete rubbish and should've never been included.

It's hard to believe that Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and Dragon Ball Minus are both written by Akira Toriyama because they feel so vastly different from each other. Jaco feels deliberate, and carefully thought out as to not trample over the established story of Dragon Ball, and it's impressively consistent for a guy as forgetful as read more
Jul 22, 2018
WhoCanPeliCan (All reviews)
I love this manga. It's fun and simple. It embodies what makes Dragon Ball fun and exciting. The story and characters are nothing spectacular, but it makes me smile so much reading it. Toriyama has still got it. I would recommend this to any old school fan of the series...

Now... enough with the positives.

Dragon Ball Minus is a broken piece of garbage and it needs to be deleted from history. Toriyama tries his hand at rewriting the backstory to a beloved character from a spectacular story that sits at the top of Dragon Ball's anime content. This was a massive mistake.

Toriyama sucks everything good out read more


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