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Dragon Ball Super Manga Announces Hiatus

How will manga creator Akira Toriyama’s unexpected death affect the projects he was working on or otherwise involved with? In the case of the Dragon Ball Super manga, V Jump magazine from SHUEISHA revealed that it is going on hiatus. Nothing was said about when the publication might restart.

While Toriyama is credited as the writer of the Dragon Ball Super manga, illustrator Toyotarou was taking care of the artwork. The manga began in 2015, meant as an adaptation of the anime Dragon Ball Super, but it’s not always the same as the anime.

Toriyama passed away earlier this month, and acute subdural hematoma was listed as the cause of death. It’s a kind of bleeding that happens in a person’s head. People around the world have been paying homage to Toriyama and his talents.

VIZ Media releases the Dragon Ball Super manga in English, and gave this description for the first volume:

Having defeated Boo, Goku is starting to get bored with his life on Earth. His wife, Chi-chi, wants him to get a job, but all he wants to do is train and fight stronger enemies. Elsewhere in the universe, the God of Destruction, Beerus, and his attendant Whis are traveling from planet to planet in search of food and entertainment. After blowing up some hapless victims, Beerus is reminded of a man from his dreams with the moniker “Super Saiyan God,” or something like that… The God of Destruction sets his sights on Earth to track down this mysterious man! Maybe this will give Goku something to do?

VIZ Media will release the 21st volume in English this May.

There are also unanswered questions of what might happen with Dragon Ball Daima going forward. Part of that anime’s advertising was that Toriyama would be “deeply involved beyond his usual capacity.”

Source: ANN


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