Dragon Ball, Volume 1

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Viz Comics, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
267 Reviews
With multimillion-dollar merchandising, 42 graphic novels, and hundreds of animated TV episodes, Dragon Ball is the most popular manga in the world, and the second most popular in the U.S., after Pokemon. Viz is simultaneously releasing two story arcs from the original Japanese series, both printed in the right-to-left "Eastern" format.

The quiet life of a young monkey-tailed boy named Goku is disrupted when he meets the boy-crazy Bulma, who is on a quest to collect seven Dragon Balls. If she succeeds, the Eternal Dragon will grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and Bulma needs the help of a pure-hearted, superstrong boy.

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The writing is simple but there are fun plays on words. - Goodreads
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... wonderful story lines, creatures, drawings. - Goodreads

Review: Dragon Ball, Vol. 7: General Blue and the Pirate Treasure (Dragon Ball #7)

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...I do not care about the red ribbon army. Really had to drag myself through this one. Want to skip straight to Dragon Ball Z soooo bad. Read full review

Review: Dragon Ball, Vol. 8: Taopaipai and Master Karin (Dragon Ball #8)

User Review  - Ashleigh - Goodreads

I was so relieved to find a lot of things interesting about this volume. The assassin, the special tower, the commander's wish revealed... Good stuff! Read full review


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About the author (2000)

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

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