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... Only Goku, Bulma and Kuririn stand between the Red Ribbon Army and the seven Dragon Balls which can grant any wish in the world! Using a submarine loaned by Kame-Sen'nin, the heroic trio explores a pirate's undersea cave in search of the next Dragon Ball, but gun-toting bad guys are on their tail! Dragon Ball, the most famous of legendary manga creator Akira Toriyama’s works, was originally serialized in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995, the series was collected into 42 volumes and quickly became an international bestseller. (In the United States, volumes 1 through 16 were published as Dragon Ball, and volumes 17 through 42 as Dragon Ball Z.) Widely acknowledged as a landmark series,Dragon Ball has been adapted into animated television series, movies, video games, toys and collectibles worldwide.
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! Gohan and Kuririn struggle to keep the last Dragon Ball from falling into Freeza and Vegeta’s hands, but how will they fare against Freeza’s Ginyu Force—a group of five of the strongest fighters in outer space? It could be that an unlikely ally will come to their rescue! Dragon Ball Z comprises the second part of the acclaimed series Dragon Ball, which originally ran in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995. Collected and published into 42 volumes, the series quickly became an international bestseller. (In the United States, volumes 1 through 16 were published as Dragon Ball, and volumes 17 through 42 as Dragon Ball Z.) Widely acknowledged as a landmark series, /Dragon Ball Z/ has been adapted into animated television series, movies, video games, toys and collectibles worldwide.
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? -- VIZ Media
While Goku races towards 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 opponents' power is greater than they ever dreamed. Their last chance is Goku...but can he get there in time? And is even he, and the miraculous Kaiô-ken, a match for Nappa's commander Vegeta? -- VIZ Media
Goku begins a new adventure, and this time the quest is to conquer thyself. In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle, you’ll discover the origin of Goku’s training mentality. You’ll see how Akira Toriyama combines thousands of years of martial arts history and modern cinema together to create the Tenkaichi Budōkai. And you’ll hear how Dragon Ball almost gets cancelled, but then changes its format to become the world’s most recognized anime and manga series. Travel alongside Goku as he becomes the disciple of the world’s greatest martial artist, meets his new training partner, and competes in the largest tournament on Earth. Will this wild monkey boy gain the discipline he needs to become the champion? Volume 3 explores Chapters 24 to 53 of the Dragon Ball manga. Let the battle begin!
With the Universe 6 and 7 Invitational Fighting Tournament over, Goku and his friends return to their normal lives. That is, until Future Trunks suddenly appears to warn everyone of a new threat—Goku Black, a mysterious warrior who looks like Goku, but isn’t him! He’s a monster who has wiped out most of Earth and all of the Gods of Destruction and Lords of Lords from all twelve universes. Who is this mysterious man, and will Goku and his friends be able to stop him?! -- VIZ Media
Goru and his fellow teenage warriors battle against time to find the remaining Dragon Balls so that they can make their wish before the solar eclipse and prevent the evil Piccolo from destroying the Earth.
As if battling ruthless Vegeta weren’t enough, Son Goku and friends must obtain the wish-granting Dragon Balls in order to resurrect their fallen allies! Their search will take them all the way to the planet Namek, where evil Freeza and his minions are slaughtering the Namekians to fulfill Freeza’s wish for immortality…
With the mighty Kaio-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 own techniques! Goku calls on the Genki-dama, the “spirit ball,” drawing power from every living thing around him. But alone, even Goku is not enough. The last worn-out survivors, Gohan, Kuririn and Yajirobe, rush back into the fray to try and stop the unbeatable Vegeta from destroying the planet Earth itself! -- VIZ Media
Akira Toriyama's groundbreaking, iconic, bestselling series now in an omnibus edition! 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... The World's Most Evil Crime Organization You do not want to mess with the Red Ribbon Army. To get what they want, they'll sic you with scary thugs, machine gunfire, and even torpedoes! Only Son Goku would think nothing of challenging this evil crime organization—anything to get back the one Dragon Ball his grandfather gave him. As the Red Ribbon Army closes in on Goku and his friends, Goku must face an array of opponents while preventing all seven Dragon Balls from falling into evil hands. First, there's cruel General Blue, who has a mysterious power up his sleeve. Then there's master assassin Taopaipai, so strong that Goku's blasts barely faze him. But neither of these opponents compare to the masked challenger Goku faces at Baba Uranai's—he'll give Goku the shock of his life! Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.