Dragon Ball Vol 9

Author: Akira Toriyama
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421545882
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Having defeated the Red Ribbon Army single-handedly and taken their Dragon Balls, Goku finds that one is still missing! To locate it, he goes to the palace of the All-Seeing Crone, Baba Uranai, who can find anything in the world...for a price! The crone agrees to find the Dragon Ball for free if Goku and his friends--Yamcha, Pu'ar, Kuririn and Upa--can best her five supernatural champions in one-on-one combat. but even if they can beat Dracula, the Mummy, and the Devil, the final challenger just might give Goku the shock of his life! -- VIZ Media

Dragon Ball 3 in 1 Edition Vol 9

Author: Akira Toriyama
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421578751
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Dragon Ball introduces a young monkey-tailed boy named Goku (a wry update of the classic Chinese "Monkey King" legend), whose quiet life changes when he meets a girl named Bulma who is on a quest to collect 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 Bulma could use the help of a certain super-strong boy... Captain Ginyu has used his transforming power to exchange bodies with Goku. With Goku's friends in a pinch, and Goku's life hanging by a thread, Gohan and Kuririn must use the the seven Dragon Balls of Namek to summon the mighty Dragon Lord, who can grant any three wishes. Can Goku get his body back and defeat Captain Ginyu? And if the Dragon Lord is summoned, can Gohan and Kuririn prevent Vegeta and Freeza from wishing for immortality for themselves?

Dragon Ball Z Vol 9

Author: Akira Toriyama
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421545189
Release Date: 2011-07-13
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Goku and Captain Ginyu fight it out to the end--in each other's bodies! With Goku's life hanging by a thread, Gohan and Kuririn must use the seven Dragon Balls of Namek to summon the mighty Dragon Lord, who can grant any three wishes! But they'd better wish fast, because converging on them are Freeza, lord of the universe, and Vegeta, their evil ally--both seeking the Dragon Balls to wish for eternal life for themselves. Soon, all our heroes are forced to fight together against Freeza--and their salvation may come in the form of not Goku, but Piccolo, now stronger than ever! -- VIZ Media

DRAGON BALL

Author: Toriyama Akira
Publisher: ERM
ISBN:
Release Date: 2019-01-03
Genre:

"Strongest-Under-the-Heavens" Martial Arts Tournament. But this time the competition is stronger than ever: Tenshinhan and Chaozu, the deadly disciples of Tsuru-Sen'nin, the Crane Hermit! Will Kame-Sen'nin's turtle-style kung fu beat crane style? Or will their strange new opponents be triumphant?

Dragon Ball Z Vol 9 VIZBIG Edition

Author: Akira Toriyama
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421520729
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Change your perspective: get BIG Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for A audiences. Final Volume!Change Your Perspective--Get BIGA Collection of Volumes 25 - 26!Final Battle!Earth's days are numbered indeed! Boo, the indestructible djinn of inconceivable power, has been swinging around Earth like a wrecking ball, knocking down everything in his path and turning everyone into snacks. And that was before he transformed from a childish blob into an evil fighting machine. There's no telling what destruction will rain down now!The universe's ultimate champions are desperately scheming and training to find a way to stop this abominable bouncy ball. Gohan is undergoing a bizarre training regimen with former Lord of the Lords...but the old guy keeps nodding off! Meanwhile, Trunks and Goten are perfecting their fusion dance in the Room of Spirit and Time to become Super Gotenks, a level 3 Super Saiyan power combo with extra-special hair. But how can they make a dent in a monster that keeps bouncing back? If only there were a way they could bring Goku and Vegeta and their other friends back to Earth... Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to this colossal manga classic!

Dragon Ball Z

Author: Akira Toriyama
Publisher:
ISBN: 0329789015
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc

"Big BooBoo! When some tiny-minded criminals make the mistake of hurting Boo's puppy, they accidentally trigger a transformation that turns Boo from a childish blob of destruction into an angry, indestructible fighting machine hungry for revenge. Boo was already too powerful to defeat before this transformation. Now what?!"--P. [4] of cover.

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3

Author: Derek Padula
Publisher: Derek Padula
ISBN: 9780983120506
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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!

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 5

Author: Derek Padula
Publisher: Derek Padula
ISBN: 9781943149025
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Son Goku battles the demon king! In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 5 we’ll reunite with Goku and his friends as they compete in the 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai. Then we’ll join them as they fight in a life or death battle against the Demon King Pikkoro! Akira Toriyama starts us off by introducing three new characters into the story. These are Tenshinhan, Chaozu, and their evil master, Tsuru-sennin. This book reveals each of their cultural backgrounds. That’s right, if you’ve ever said to yourself, “Why does Tenshinhan have a third eye?” and, “What the heck is Chaozu?!” then this is the book you’ve been waiting for. Toriyama then takes the Dragon Ball story to new depths by adding demons and gods into the mix. He increases the intensity of the series and makes it so Goku has no choice but to train harder in order to enact his revenge. And the way Goku does it is straight out of secret Daoist meditation practices of ancient China. Inside these pages you’ll discover the true origin of the demon king, find out how Goku learns to sense the energy of his opponents, and understand the full power of the world famous senzu. This book contains hundreds of new revelations about your favorite characters and their adventures through the Dragon World. Volume 5 explores Chapters 113 to 161. It's time to face your demons!

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 2

Author: Derek Padula
Publisher: Derek Padula
ISBN: 9780983120544
Release Date: 2015-01-14
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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!

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 4

Author: Derek Padula
Publisher: Derek Padula
ISBN: 9781943149001
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Goku goes west! His grand adventure begins anew as his martial arts master tells him to travel the world to increase his power. But what will happen when this naïve boy enters the real world and meets people who want to harm him? Will he be able to find his grandpa's 4-Star dragon ball, or will the villainous Red Ribbon Army get to it first?! In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 4, you'll discover the origin of the Red Ribbon Army in Western cinema. You'll see how author Akira Toriyama brings Western concepts into his Eastern world and fuses them together, creating the Dragon World that we know and love. And you’ll learn how monster movies, witches, and magical dragons mix together to tell a story about a young boy with a dream of becoming stronger. Volume 4 explores Chapters 54 to 112 of the Dragon Ball manga. So let's hop on our magic cloud and head west with Goku!

Dragon Ball 1

Author: Akira Toriyama
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 1442063971
Release Date: 2009-06-29
Genre:

Son Goku, a young boy with a monkey's tail, and Bulma, a teenaged genius, search for the legendary seven Dragon Balls, relics that have the power to summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered together.

Dragon Ball Vol 3 VIZBIG Edition

Author: Akira Toriyama
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421520613
Release Date: 2009-03-03
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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.

Dragon Ball Chapter Book

Author: Akira Toriyama
Publisher: Perfect Square
ISBN: 1421531224
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

L to R (Western Style) Dragon Ball introduces a young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets Bulma, a girl who is on a quest to collect 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 Bulma could use the help of a certain super-strong boy... N/A Based on the much-beloved Dragon Ball manga, this series will introduce a whole new audience to the fantastic adventures of Goku and his friends.

Mostly Manga A Genre Guide to Popular Manga Manhwa Manhua and Anime

Author: Elizabeth F.S. Kalen
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781610692342
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Appropriate for any public library collection, this book provides a comprehensive readers' advisory guide for Japanese manga and anime, Korean manhwa, and Chinese manhua. • Author, title, subject, and genre indexes • An appendix featuring the films of Studio Ghibli • Focuses on series that are easy and cost-effective for libraries to collect • Demystifies a body of literature unfamiliar to many librarians