Dragon Ball: The Complete Illustrations
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Dragon Ball: The Complete Illustrations
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...
- Amazon Sales Rank: #42380 in Books
- Published on: 2008-08-19
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .80" h x 7.30" w x 10.20" l, 1.70 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 218 pages
- ISBN13: 9781421525662
- Condition: New
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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.
Brings back good old memories
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1DU9R9FDMAWLM This is a hardcover book with a dust jacket. It contains almost 200 pages of full colour illustrations.
Right at the front is a multi-fold page that unfolds into a small Dragon Ball poster with a thank you note from Akira Toriyama.
Following on are illustrations from the weekly JUMP title covers as well as comic covers. Each is fully coloured and reproduced big. It really brings back memories of reading the comic, as well as anticipating weekly at the comic book store.
It's really great again to marvel at the uniform ink strokes and character designs of Akira Toriyama.
Every piece of work is annotated at the back of the book. Included is also the very unique sequential spine art for the comic, which at that time I thought was really cool. There are also mugshots of Akira Toriyama over the years, including photos and icons.
An interview with Akira Toriyama is also included to give this book some depth.
There's really nothing not to like about this book if you're a Dragon Ball fan.
(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Great Dragonball Artbook!
For those that don't know, this is a huge manga artbook that contains hundreds of drawings from the manga "Dragon Ball"(split into two parts Dragonball and Dragonball Z by Viz in America). This book is a great value because it has accurate translations and unedited drawings,the way Toriyama intended it to be. I would like to thank Viz for doing a great job with this release, and I hope they release the other 6 main Daizenshuu from Japan.
So if you are a casual DB(Z) fan looking to add to your manga collection, or the most insane Dragonball collector, this release is for you. The artwork is top notch, and has something for Dragonball fans of all ages. 5 Stars, and great job by Viz!!!!
Completely AMAZING... :)
I received this book from my best friend for my birthday... It's amazing!! I'm completely satisfied with it!! Even better, I thought it was paperback... NO! It's hardcover!! It's great!! Akira Toriyama gave us something really great, a drawing from every saga... from the beginning until the end, and by that I mean the end of Dragon Ball Z. This book would be perfection if it had included drawings from Dragon Ball GT, but this is great too... If you're a true fan of this fantastic anime, I recommend you this book. Trust me, you'll enjoy it. :)