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Dragon Ball, Vol. 2 (VIZBIG Edition) [Paperback]

Akira Toriyama
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Sept. 16 2008 Dragon Ball (Book 2)
• 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!

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About the Author

Akira Toriyama's first weekly series, Dr. Slump, has entertained generations of readers in Japan since it was introduced in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1980. A few years later, he created his wildly popular Dragon Ball series, which brought him international success. Toriyama is also known for his character designs for video games, including Dragon Warrior, Chrono Trigger and Tobal No. 1. He lives with his family in Japan.

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5.0 out of 5 stars fun graphic novel May 9 2014
By Sammie
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My son loves these comics. He was really excited to get this volume. We couldn't find it in stores. He reads them daily. Arrived quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Ball Manga Jan. 3 2014
By keemira
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Awesome book. If you're looking to purchase this set for the first time 11/10 you should purchase this especially if you're a dragon ball fan.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seen the show? This is better. June 17 2009
By K. Steger - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is amazing. It is wonderfully drawn. It is consistantly hilarious and mind-blowingly awesome. Fast-paced and addictive, this is an excellent buy. You won't be able to put it down. These VIZBIG volumes are really convenient. They pack a lot of action into one fabulous deal. And it is so much better and easier to find than the show!
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie Nov. 25 2012
By Shawn Davenport - Published on Amazon.com
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Great, Son really enjoyed the movie. Quick shipment. No problems. Will order again and again. Always satisfied with the service received
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Addition From Akira Oct. 9 2011
By Mirela Holdon - Published on Amazon.com
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Another great volume mae with colored artwork an bigger pages.Reading This is really like like watching an uncut version of the T.V show.This truly is a great manga.I honestly advise any Dragonball fan to get something like this.This is a truly great improvement from the original manga.Just anyone who likes a humerous,action-packed, and adventure book will truly enjoy this book and the rest of the series of not only Dragonball but as well try Dragonball Z!This book is a must to anyone who is a collector or any harcore fan of the Dragonball series.
5.0 out of 5 stars More than Expected July 23 2014
By Elias Gonzalez - Published on Amazon.com
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Fun story, excellent artwork, and the couple of full color pages were amazing. I might be a bit biased since I am a huge Dragon Ball fan, but I definitely recommend to any fan of the series or of manga in general.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Warning! The Censors Struck Again! Feb. 19 2010
By Robert Donohue - Published on Amazon.com
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Although I'm an enormous fan of Toriyama,and especially of this series, I'm giving this printing a negative review based solely on VizBigs choice of censoring the small amount of nudity in the series.The censorship of artwork has to be one of the most irritating crimes in society to me.If someone were to purchase this series for a very young child and idiotic enough to not realize the adult nature of the content then that's their problem for not taking an interest in what their kids are viewing.I wish companies wouldn't ruin stuff for those of us who apreciate the beauty and humor of an artist like Toriyama simply because of some outmoded sense of morality that doesn't even make sense.The violence and nudity I'd seen over the years as I grew up certainly hasn't subverted my mind.Anyway I was looking forward to replacing my old DB mangas from viz with these nice big editions but I guess I'll have to hang onto them after all.Anyone who's just started picking up these editions who's a purist like me might want to hunt down the smaller editions first put out by viz graphics that don't have the censored content.Shame on your cowering to purile right-wing moralist jerks,viz editoral staff!
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