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[Update 7-1-13] Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama To Start A New Series in Shonen Jump

by Brand
Jun 26, 2013 11:52 AM | 96 Comments
Announced recently in Shonen Jump, Dragon Ball's creator, Akira Toriyama, will be starting new series called Ginga Patrol Jako in the 13th July issue.

Update July 1st
It has been reported that this series will be featured in Viz's Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine under the title "Jaco the Galactic Patrolman" starting in the July 15th issue.

Source: Shonen Jump Cover, Viz

Story by Candor

Ginga Patrol Jako on MAL

20 of 96 Comments Recent Comments

hmm not baD

Jul 13, 2013 9:00 AM by Shinryuken

I give it 10 weeks and it seems I was right after all !!!

This first chapter has the label 1 / 10+1

Jul 13, 2013 8:23 AM by symbv

definitely excited. Maybe this will be the start of something great.

Jul 6, 2013 9:08 PM by Chimerautomaton

Nidhoeggr said:
The Saiyan saga was supposed to be the last saga, but fanboys and publishers forced him to write the average Cell and awful Buu saga.
Awww but i really liked the Buu saga :(

Jul 6, 2013 5:11 PM by Goobatron

ibrahim2712 said:
Can he just fucking continue DBZ holy shit

1) The manga is called Dragonball, not fucking DBZ. People should get it through their thick heads already.
2) Imho he is better suited for comedy than for action (see Dr. Slump, a really popualr comedy manga that gets shafted by most Western fans for reasons unknown to me)
3) Most of his works are short, especially after DB where he announced that he will focus on shorter works.
4) The Saiyan saga was supposed to be the last saga, but fanboys and publishers forced him to write the average Cell and awful Buu saga.

Geez, Toriyama is one of the most popular mangaka of all time and yet most people know jack shit about him...

Jul 2, 2013 3:43 AM by Nidhoeggr

ibrahim2712 said:
Can he just fucking continue DBZ holy shit

He wanted to end it after Frieza, but its because fanboys like you that he kept on pushing it...

No, he will not.

Jul 1, 2013 9:02 AM by GodlyKyon

Can he just fucking continue DBZ holy shit

Jun 30, 2013 11:20 PM by Young_Kurd

wow! :o

Jun 30, 2013 11:20 PM by ryan_bintang123

MoeGalacticHero said:
YorozuyaGinSan said:
MoonlesSky said:
He will die before finishing.

Surely you Jest

Most of Toriyama's Manga are hardly even one shots.
And he's only about 4 years older than Togashi of Hunter x Hunter and Miura of Berserk.

The guy who's so sickly his assistants abandoned him and the guy who will die before finishing Berserk. Not the best comparison.

YorozuyaGinSan said:

Don't forget Kubo...
Personally, I wish I could forget Kubo.

I'm looking forward to thgis though. I just hope it's a full series instead of another 14 chapter thingy.

Rofl, I feel like that was the worst comparison I could of possibly made now :|.
symbv said:
Shaduge said:
You people are getting excited over nothing. It's probably just a mini series to celebrate the 45th anniversary of jump. He doesn't have the guts to start something serious.
Shall we give it 10 chapters?

I'd be satisfied with atleast 20.
30-50 might be pushing it.

Jun 29, 2013 4:59 PM by KABOCHACONSOMME

That's great, Dragon Ball was my first manga and I still like Toriyama for his many projects (mostly art design in Dragon Quest video game series).

Jun 29, 2013 2:56 PM by kratos_aurion

Wow can´t wait to see it. I think it will have that Kikis delivery sort of feeling.

Jun 29, 2013 10:31 AM by Pandarenboy

I hope it get famous enought to become an anime !

Jun 28, 2013 11:40 AM by Mayros

how about doing a DBZ alternative with Gohan as the main character after Frieza?

Jun 28, 2013 9:37 AM by GodlyKyon

It's probably one-shot or short series. If it crosses 50 chapters then i will say, Toriyama is serious again.

Jun 28, 2013 9:14 AM by Han-yuu

I cant help but grin like a moron DB is still one of the best mangas I've read ever

Jun 28, 2013 8:51 AM by aksdmklsmalas

im sure he did it becuz everyone has been bi---ing him to start one and he's sick and tired of DBZ with its 100+ remakes in various forms.

Jun 27, 2013 9:54 PM by supermegasonic

...Only caught a glimpse of the thread title at first: "Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama..." then my page refreshed and my heart sunk because I thought it was saying that he died.

I'm excited for it. I mean, with his most recent one shot I felt like he was underestimating the current industry with the simplicity of the story, so I hope he dedicates himself to this.

Jun 27, 2013 2:39 PM by RevolutioRex

can't wait to read it!!
the King is back baby!

Jun 27, 2013 11:01 AM by sasori_

Didn't Sandland run for a while? I mean I highly doubt he even really needs to work at this point. DBZ is still out there making money. I imagine he still does stuff because he enjoys it? Well, I hope.

Jun 27, 2013 10:30 AM by Brand

It seems pretty interesting. DBZ was, and is, my first and favorite anime & manga I've watched/read. I'm excited to see how this turn out.

Jun 27, 2013 10:29 AM by Mystie-

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