Jul 11 2017

Hyper Dash! Yonkuro volume 2 releases in Japan

On July 10th, the Special Edition of Hyper Dash! Yonkuro volume 2 released in Japan. Some locations may not receive the new release until the Standard Edition which releases on July 12th, 2017. The release date discrepancy isn’t very clear, but it may have been done to send the Special Edition to some non-traditional retailers, such as Mini 4WD and hobby shops.

The box art is featured to the left for the Special Edition and the standard edition cover art for the manga is shown at the end of the article on the right.


The Special Edition contains the following:

  • Hyper Dash! Yonkuro volume 2 (standard edition)
  • Mini 4WD kit for Gold-colored Rise Emperor (including decorative stickers. Assembly required)
  • 2 sided clearfile featuring art from Hiroyuki Takei and Tokuda Zaurus

The following are the promotional images for the completed Mini 4WD and Clear File.

Additionally, the volume 2 of the manga has the following contents (the chapters are called “Phases”):

  • Phase 4: Birth of the Hyper Dash Corps! (ハイパーダッシュ軍団誕生!!)
  • Phase 5: Burning! Child Prodigy, Rhyme in the Street (バーニング! 神童、韻・ザ・ストリート)
  • Phase 6: And then Horizon Legend (さらに蘇るホライゾン伝説)
  • Hyper Dash! Collection 2 “God Burning Sun” (ハイパーダッシュ!コレクション2「バーニングゴッドサン」)
  • Zaurus Encyclopedia (ザウルス大全)
  • Dear Tokuda Zaurus-Sensei PART 2 (拝啓 徳田ザウルス先生 PART2)

(Note that a rough English translation for the contents above are not official translations.)

Similar to what Hiroyuki Takei did with the Shaman King: Kang Zeng Bang (KZB or Perfect Editions), he has redrawn and added to portions of the 3 released chapters in the volume. The “Hyper Dash! Collection” and “Zaurus Encyclopedia” are sections that contain more technical information. Specifically the Encyclopedia contains information on the 49 mini 4WD featured in Tokuda Zaurus’s original Dash! Yonkuro manga series. The “Dear Tokuda Zaurus-Sensei” is a manga continuation to the first comic he drew for Corocoro Aniki prior to starting the Hyper Dash! Yonkuro series.

The Special Edition costs 2,500 yen (plus tax), and has a ISBN of 9784099418960. The standard edition of the manga costs 583yen (plus tax) and has a ISBN of 9784091424273. The manga has a size of “B6” and contains 192 pages.

You can read a small preview of Hyper Dash! Yonkuro volume 2 via Shogakukan’s website.

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