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: 6.991 (scored by 60566,056 users)
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Ranked: #88402
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Popularity: #1825
Members: 10,417
Favorites: 84


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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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Oct 17, 2022
Dragon Ball Minus is an abortion. But it's only one chapter out of 12. Toriyama is very lax about what is canon and what isn't. The guy flat out doesn't care at all and just writes things that he thinks are fun. I mean it's one 15 page chapter in a gag manga ffs. I think a lot of the hate it gets is just because people are taking way more seriously than it was ever intended to be; Dragon Ball is a franchise with tons of different continuities. All that really matters is the original manga that ran from 1984-1995 which sort of serves ...
Mar 22, 2022
After having spent the last few months reading all of Akira Toriyama's manga, at least those available in english, it is clear that Jaco is an incredible refinement of over 30 years of Toriyama's career. Filled with nearly every previous trope that coats the pages of Manga Theater, and Toriyama's One-shots, Jaco manages to hit all the significant story beats from previous Toriyama works. Whether it is the "alien who needs money to refill his ship, and must partake in justice to earn the money" ala Cashman, the reparative mechanics of cars/ships from many works, the Ultraman style superhero designs, crotchety old men on islands, ...
Dec 30, 2021
A short and sweet manga from Akira Toriyama that tells it's own self contained story in the vein of his more light hearted stuff, that is until the end when it's actually revealed that this is a prequel to the famous Dragon Ball! This is my least favorite period of Toriyama's art, but even then it's still tremendously appealing. Dragon Ball fans need to come at this with an open mind and realize that the pandering to them is secondary to the story that Jaco is trying to tell. There are no mind blowing revelations for Dragon Ball here, honestly the bonus chapter was the ...

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