VIZ Media will be publishing Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Minus: The Child Released from Fate one shot chapter digitally in the April 7, 2014 issue of its Weekly Shonen Jump digital anthology. It will be published under the title “Dragon Ball Bonus Story.”
The chapter will focus on Goku’s mother, Gine. She has a gentle nature, and she fights alongside Bardock in a four-Saiyan team, where he repeatedly saves her. Her temperament makes her unfit for the warrior life Saiyans lead, and she and Bardock develop romantic feelings for each other — something alien to the Saiyans, who only form relationships for the purpose of reproduction. As a consequence, she is assigned to a meat distribution center.