The manga was first released as “Derupa! Iruru!” in Shōnen Jump volumes 25 and 26 of 1989. Volumes 35-37 included the short story “Dai Bakuhatsu!!” and the serialization of Dai no Daibouken began that same year in volume 45. It continued on for seven years before ending in volume 52 of 1996's Shōnen Jump. The manga was collected into 37 Tankōbon volumes. Later it was re-released as a Jump Remix with interviews and other extras included. It was then released into 22 Bunkobon volumes. Near the end of its serialization a Perfect Book was published which collected some of the art of the series along with trivia, and new information.