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Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha


Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha
ドラゴンボール外伝 転生したらヤムチャだった件

Doragon Bōru Gaiden: Tensei-shitara Yamucha Datta Ken

Genre Shōnen, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Bangsian Fantasy

Manga Series: Dragon Ball Side Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha

Authored by

Dragon Garow Lee



Serialized in


Original run

December 11, 2016 – August 14, 2017

No. of volumes


Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha (ドラゴンボール外伝 転生したらヤムチャだった件 Doragon Bōru Gaiden: Tensei-shitara Yamucha Datta Ken) is a spin-off manga written and by Dragon Garow Lee, it is released in Shueisha's Shōnen Jump Plus digital manga magazine.[1]



Yamcha defeats Saibamen

Yamcha defeats the Saibamen

The manga begins with an ordinary boy who is a fan of Dragon Ball, he accidentally gets himself killed when he falls down stairs trying to get near a girl. Immediately afterwards, he finds himself reincarnated as Yamcha (during the Emperor Pilaf Saga), after getting his bearings Yamcha realizes that with his knowledge of events that are to come (such as his death by a Saibaman) he can change history, this leads to him going to train with Roshi immediately with Goku.

By the time of the Saiyan conflict Yamcha has managed to become much stronger than he had in the original story and so defeats the Saibamen by himself, even managing to survive multiple Saibamen grabbing onto him and Self Destruction. Prior to the Saiyan conflict, he goes to Namek and gets his potential unlocked by Grand Elder Guru, stating that knowing the story beforehand is truly advantageous.

In the Cell Games Yamcha is revealed as not being the only reincarnated person in the Reincarnation Game created by Beerus and Champa, and that an avid Dragon Ball fan who used the online name "Oushou" had been reincarnated as Chiaotzu.


The Reincarnation Game that these events take place inside was created by Beerus and Champa as a competition at some point after the Universe 6 Saga but before the Universe Survival Saga. The events in the Reincarnation Game's world itself go from the Emperor Pilaf Saga to the Cell Games Saga.

Story arcs


Shueisha released the volume for the manga in Japan on November 2, 2017, the same date as Dragon Ball Super Volume 4 also went on sale. It was released in the United States by Viz Media on November 6, 2018.

Manga chapters


  • The "Dragon Ball The Real" attraction at UMJ that is mentioned in the chapter would seem to be based on Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D attraction that is located at USJ (Universal Studios Japan).



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