• This VIZBIG edition of Dragon Ball contains volumes 4-6, bonus color content, and updated text. • Dragon Ball is the best-selling manga series in Japan. • The Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z series combined have sold through more than one million graphic novels in the U.S. to date (BookScan). • Over 11.7 million Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z videos & DVDs have sold through in the U.S. to date (VideoScan). • Every volume of the Dragon Ball series is still selling to this day. There are 42 volumes total and they debuted in the U.S. in 2000! • Toriyama has a strong fan base in the U.S. • Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z have also spawned numerous video games, which consistently rank in the top ten in national sales. • A live action Dragon Ball Z movie is currently in production to be released theatrically in Summer 2008. A seminal series from a legendary creator. Dragon Ball, a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy... Goku has made it to the Tenka'ichi Budôkai, the world's #1 martial arts tournament...but even the training of the martial arts master Kame-Sen'nin hasn't prepared him for this! Only seven finalists remain. Will the champion be Goku? His fellow student Kuririn? Yamcha, master of the "Fist of the Wolf Fang"? Fighting woman Ran Fuan? Giran, a rubbery monster who's part dinosaur? Namu, an Indian mystic? Or Jackie Chun, the mysterious old man who may be the toughest fighter of all? There can be only one winner in the wildest, craziest battle ever!
With the Dragon Balls gone and Bulma's summer vacation over, Goku goes to the remote house of the Turtle Hermit, Kame-Sen'nin, to be trained in the martial arts. There, the girl-ogling old master promises to teach Goku everything he knows...and prepare him for the Tenka'ichi Budôkai, the great tournament to determine the Strongest Fighter in the World! But Goku's fellow student, the Shaolin monk Kuririn, isn't above cheating to be the best. Can the two of them get along as they undergo the strangest martial arts training ever?
Son Goku's adventure begins! Join me in Dragon Ball Culture Volume 2, as we travel along with Goku on his epic journey for greater strength. With each step that Goku takes, you'll discover more of the hidden spirituality and symbolism in Dragon Ball that makes the series so successful. You'll see how author Akira Toriyama synthesizes Chinese culture, Western technology, and Buddho-Daoist philosophy to create a series that speaks to your humanity. Not because of the action or the humor, but because it reminds you of what it means to be alive. Along the way you'll learn of Goku's ancient origin. You'll hear how the legend of a wild monkey-man begins in India, evolves across 2,000 years of Chinese and Japanese history, and leads to the Goku you know and love. I'll walk you through the journey from the first page to the last. And by the time we're done, you will be an expert on Dragon Ball's culture. Volume 2 explores Chapters 1 to 23 of the Dragon Ball manga. So let's take our first step with Goku!
• This VIZBIG edition of Dragon Ball Z contains volumes 4-6, bonus color content, and updated text. • Dragon Ball is the best-selling manga series in Japan. • The Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z series combined have sold through more than one million GNs in the U.S. to date (BookScan). • Over 11.7million Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z videos & DVDs have sold through in the U.S. to date (VideoScan). • Every volume of the Dragon Ball series is still selling to this day. There are 42 volumes total and they debuted in the U.S. in 2000! • Toriyama has a strong fan base in the U.S. • Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z have also spawned numerous video games, which consistently rank in the top ten in national sales. • A live action Dragon Ball Z movie is currently in production to be released theatrically in Summer 2008. The ultimate science fiction martial arts manga – and one of the best-selling series of all time – Dragon Ball Z is the second half of Toriyama’s touchstone saga, Dragon Ball. After years of training and adventure, Son Goku has become Earth’s ultimate warrior, and his son, Gohan, shows even greater promise. But the strikes are increasing as even deadlier enemies threaten the planet – and means non-stop action! With the mighty Kaiô-ken amplifying his strength, Goku fights Vegeta in a desperate battle to save the world--only to find that the elite Saiyan warrior is even stronger than his new techniques! In desperation, Goku calls upon the Genki-dama, the "spirit ball," drawing power from the Earth, its people, plants, and animals. But alone, even Goku is not enough. The last worn-out survivors, Gohan, Kuririn, and Yajirobe, must rush back into the fray to beat the unbeatable Vegeta...as their enraged foe vows to not only wipe out the human race, but destroy the planet Earth itself!
Goku is dead--but his journey is just beginning. Now he must travel through the afterlife along the million-kilometer Serpent Road to find Kaiô-sama, the Lord of Worlds, who will teach him martial arts techniques so powerful they're reserved for the gods! And he'd better hurry, too, because Earth has only nine months until the evil Saiyans, Vegeta and Nappa, will arive to wipe the planet clean of life. While the archdemon Piccolo trains Goku's son Gohan to reach his full power potential, the alien spaceships rocket ever closer...bearing a power so awesome that even Earth's six strongest heroes may not be a match for it!!! -- VIZ Media
DragonBall Z : GOKU (Vol.2) Color a cool image of a Dragon Ball Z fighter! Use different colors to customize the character any way you wish. Mix, match, and contrast colors for effect. Over 30 for coloring.
The Universe 6 and 7 Invitational Fighting Tournament continues. Goku faces off against a guy who looks exactly like Freeza. Heck, the guy even has the same transformations and powers as Freeza! Will Goku and the warriors from Universe 7 be able to pull through and win the tournament and its prize—the Super Dragon Balls?! -- VIZ Media
Endlich neue Storys aus dem DRAGON BALL-Universum! 18 Jahre nach der Beendigung von DRAGON BALL GT startete die brandneue Anime-Serie DRAGON BALL SUPER in Japan. Die gleichnamige Manga-Serie wartet sowohl mit den beliebten Hauptfiguren als auch mit Charakteren aus den neuen DRAGON BALL Z-Kinofilmen auf. Akira Toriyama und Toyotarou liefern mit DRAGON BALL SUPER die ersten neuen, schwarzweißen Manga um Son-Goku & Co. seit Band 42 - im allerfeinsten »Toriyama-Style«. Ein Actionspaß sondergleichen, ein absolutes Muss für alle DRAGON BALL-Fans!
Der kleine Einsiedler Son-Goku und das Stadtmädchen Bulma brechen gemeinsam zu einem großen Abenteuer auf: Sie wollen die sieben geheimnisvollen Dragon Balls finden, mit deren Hilfe jeder Wunsch in Erfüllung geht...
Son-Goku und Bulma haben bereits fünf der sieben geheimnisvollen Dragon Balls gefunden, mit deren Hilfe jeder Wunsch in Erfüllung geht. Auf der Suche nach den noch fehlenden beiden Kugeln begegnen sie dem finsteren Pilaw, der die Herrschaft über die Welt an sich reißen will...
While Goku races toward Earth along the million-kilometer Serpent Road, the world’s mightiest martial artists make their last stand against alien invaders determined to wipe out the human race! Piccolo, Gohan, Kuririn, Tenshinhan and Chaozu struggle five-to-one against Nappa, only to find their opponent’s power is greater than they ever dreamed. Their last chance is Goku...but can he get there in time? -- VIZ Media