Dragon Ball, Volume 12

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VIZ Media LLC, Aug 6, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 200 pages
Series Description: Son Goku, a super-strong boy with a monkey's tail, has never left his mountain home... until he meets Bulma, a girl from the city, who invites him on her quest for the magic Dragon Balls that can grant any wish. Soon Goku's natural inclination for martial arts leads him to seek out the world's greatest trainers and tournaments, fight bad guys, and make friends around the world! The prequel to Dragon Ball Z combines adventure, fantasy, and slapstick comedy in one of the most popular series in anime. When Kuririn is killed by a lizardlike monster, Goku goes in search of the culprit and finds his most terrifying enemy yet: the evil Demon King Piccolo. Freed after centuries of imprisonment, Piccolo sends waves of monsters on a mission to find the Dragon Balls and destroy any who might oppose him. With his flying cloud destroyed, Goku finds himself lost in the jungle, where he meets an unlikely new ally.

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Oy... I'm torn because this was recommended to me by a Japanese pen pal, so I really want to like it. And the more anime I watch, the more I love it, so I'm thinking I'd like to try manga. This was ... Read full review

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A classic of my childhood Dragon Ball is one of the best shows I've ever watched and, Gods forbid, if I ever have children I will be making them watch it. With that in mind while shopping recently I ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular Dr. Slump. His hit series Dragon Ball (published in the U.S. as Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Tobal No. 1, and most recently, Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children's book, Toccio the Angel. He lives with his family in Japan.

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