After the April release of Volume 18, we now have a look at the next release As Dragon Ball SuperThis gave us a fresh look at Volume 19’s cover.
The Shueisha website has recently published the high-resolution cover artwork for Volume 19. Information about its price, release date and availability in stores were also revealed along with the cover.
The cover shows Goku enjoying time with his family including Chi-Chi and his sons Gohan, Goten, and Gohan. The cover is drawn in Akira Toriyama’s signature style, but a happy family isn’t all there is to it.
If you look at the water reflection in the lower right corner, you’ll see Goku’s original Saiyan family. The reflection shows his father Bardock and Gine, as well as his brother Raditz.
Goku himself is also in the reflection, but he’s inside the pod being carried by Bardock.
This is a high-resolution look at the cover. However, Volume 19 has been leaked earlier in the month, but in a lower resolution.
Reactions to the leaked art were positive, with fans on Reddit praising the artwork’s design and the parallel between Goku and Bardock’s family.
Bardock’s family being on the cover wasn’t just done because it is a nice parallel. It’s also because Bardock plays an important role in the chapters included in the volume.
Volume 19 contains chapters 81-84. These chapters contain flashbacks back to the time when Bardock was fighting Gas. Gas defeat is possible only if we look back at the past.
Dragon Ball SuperAkira Toriyama has created this manga that is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. This manga is a sequel to Dragon Ball. The series was started in June 2015.
The series proved popular enough that it received an anime series adaptation by Toei Animation, as well as two movies – Dragon Ball Super Broly Dragon Ball Super Hero.
Dragon Ball Super Volume 19Japan, August 4, 2022.