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Saving Soldier Cashman

Saving Soldier Cashman

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Genre Shōnen, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction

Manga Series: Saving Soldier Cashman

Authored by

Akira Toriyama

Publisher

Shueisha

Serialized in

V-Jump

Original run

December, 1990 – 1991

Saving Soldier Cashman ( "Cashman - Saving Soldier") is a three-part manga by Akira Toriyama - published in V-Jump between December 1990 and 1991 as well as been featured in Volume 3 of Akira Toriyama's Manga Theater. The manga also got a 15-minute OVA adaptation by Toei in 1997.

The story is about an alien police officer named Jiora, from the planet Biretijon, whose ship is damaged while pursuing some dangerous criminals through space - forcing him to crash land on Earth. During his landing, he accidentally kills Chapat - a cowardly and lazy police officer from Slope Town. Although Jiora is able to repair his ship, he is too low on fuel (his ship using Gold for fuel) in order to get back home.

As such, he assumes the identity of Chapat by fusing with him; taking on Chapat's appearance and memories, as well as his girlfriend Shampur and Chapat's job as a police officer in Slope Town. At the same time and since his job as a police officer doesn't pay well, he uses his real appearance to become a superhero dubbed "Cashman" - performing heroic deeds (such as saving people from criminals) in exchange for money in the hopes of raising the 17 million yen he needs to buy the necessary amount of gold to fuel his ship. These deeds include rescuing an elderly couple, saving Shampur from a super-powered grade-schooler and confronting the alien criminals who caused him to crash on Earth in the first place.

Relation to Dragon Ball

  • The main character Jiora bears noticeable resemblances with Frieza's race, as Akira Toriyama was working on the Frieza Saga in Dragon Ball at the time.
  • Chapat - Jiora's human disguise - resembles Yamcha while Chapat's girlfriend Shampur resembles Bulma.
  • Cashman uses a technique called "Big Bang Attack" although this technique is not a blast but is a powerful kick, used to destroy one of the alien's heads in the manga (similar to what happened to the Cell Jr.s)
  • One of the police officers from this series make a cameo in "Life, Training and More", Chapter 27 of the Dragon Ball Super manga.


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