Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 568 pages, 2.26 × 3.39 × 0.55 in
Published: May 19, 2009
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1421520621
ISBN - 13: 9781421520629
About the Book
"First published in Japan in 1984 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo."--T.p. verso.
From the Publisher
R to L (Japanese Style)
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...
Turtle vs. Crane The next Tenka''ichi BudMkai
martial arts tournament is just around the corner, and an eager Son
Goku can''t wait to face even tougher fighters for the "Strongest
Under the Heavens" title! Among the contestants are pipsqueak
Chaozu and three-eyed Tenshinhan, deadly disciples of
Tsuru-Sen''nin, the Crane Hermit! As it turns out, Tsuru-Sen''nin
is an old rival of Goku''s teacher Kame-Sen''nin (also known as the
Turtle Hermit). What''s worse, Tsuru-Sen''nin orders Chaozu and
Tenshinhan to kill the Kame-Sen''nin disciples! Will crane-style
kung fu beat out turtle style? As these two martial arts schools
duke it out in the tournament ring, things just might turn fatal!
About the Author
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.