I can't tell you how big I am smiling after this surprise!
Via Saiyan Island:
Dragon Ball Gaiden: Tensei-shitara Yamcha Datta Ken ドラゴンボール外伝 転生したらヤムチャだった件 (“Dragon Ball Side Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha”)
Japanese publisher Shueisha has announced a new Dragon Ball spin-off series that has actually already debuts today in digital manga magazine, Shonen Jump Plus. This series is titled Dragon Ball Gaiden: Tensei-shitara Yamcha Datta Ken (“Dragon Ball Side Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha”) and re-imagines Yamcha as the hero of the Dragon Ball world. Specifically, an ordinary high school teenage boy falls into an accident and finds himself in the world of Dragon Ball, reincarnated in the body of Yamcha. With his knowledge of Dragon Ball, this boy trains hard to become the strongest hero in the world.
The manga is not written by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, instead it is written and illustrated by (to our understanding) a Dragon Ball fan turned official mangaka named Garow Lee. You can visit his Twitter here twitter.com/dragongarowLEE
There's actually nothing that says we won't! That last panel of him with Guru is a preview for the next issue! So the first issue ended with him defeating the Saibamen! He'll probably still take on Nappa and Vegeta!!
Post by Majin Tomato on Dec 13, 2016 9:47:09 GMT -6
Actually, I suspect most of the next issue will cover Yamcha's training leading up to the Saibamen thing, based upon what the text next to Guru says. That will probably lead into Yamcha's battle with Vegeta and Nappa.
Well we can tell he definitely survives the fight with Nappa and Vegeta, and so he definitely goes to Namek and gets to meet Guru. I can't wait to see what happens.
Did you notice that he never got his scars? Training with Master Roshi, Goku, and Krillin evidently prevented him from (years later) training (by himself?) and getting those scars before the ...22nd (?) Tenkaichi Budokai.
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Post by Majin Tomato on May 11, 2017 18:55:59 GMT -6
Man... I thought chapter 1 was good, but Chapter 2 is just amazing. That said, I do feel like the revelation he has towards the end, about Trunks needing to be around and thus Vegeta needing to survive, maybe should have come up in the decade or so the dude has been living Yamcha's life.
Plothole aside though, great stuff. The teaser at the end has me super pumped for part 3.
Post by Majin Tomato on Aug 16, 2017 8:12:55 GMT -6
We don't KNOW the reason it doesn't kill Kami, because it's never stated. It is used by both Goku AND Future Trunks in DBS with little consequence, and there are multiple video games where Mafuba is used without the user's death. Hell, Attack of the Saiyans has a side quest where you use Tien's Mafuba to catalog all the enemies in the game into your bestiary (which is insanity but whatever). I can't even find your "alternate universe" referenced in the wiki page for the Mafuba, which leads me to think it's either from another video game, or is some fanon thing, both of which are even more questionably canon than what I've sourced.
As for the rest... Yamcha hasn't wanted to kill Goku since the end of the Pilaf arc, only defeat him, especially since I doubt Bulma would be ok with her boyfriend randomly killing people. Vegeta serves as a much better rival because, as the manga points out, there comes a point where the Saiyans and their transformations just reach absurd levels. It's WHY Yamcha, Tien, and Piccolo all fell off the map after Vegeta... because you finally had a character who could match Goku Zenkai boost for Zenkai boost, transformation for transformation.