Dragon Ball Box Set (Vol.s 1-16): Volumes 1 - 16
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What do you get when you bring together:
* A hero of awesome physical power but questionable intelligence
* A heroine of genius level intelligence but questionable morals
* a wise old man of great power and intelligence but no morals whatsoever
* a shape-shifting pig
* a wish granting dragon
... and the fiercest warrior ever to be paralyzed at the mere sight of a girl?
You get the greatest action adventure fantasy comedy manga series of all time!
Akira Toriyama's epic DragonBall Complete Box Set with all manga volumes 1-16, an exclusive double-sided poster and a DragonBall collector's booklet - all at an amazing special price!
A seminal series from a legendary creator. Meet a naive 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 needs Goku's help (and his super-strength)! With a magic staff for a weapon and a flying cloud for a ride, Goku sets out on the adventure of a lifetime...
- Amazon Sales Rank: #30541 in Books
- Published on: 2009-02-03
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 5.40" h x 9.00" w x 11.25" l, 8.01 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
"Madcap adventures, slightly crude humour and a cast of colourful characters make this a cheerful read." NEO Magazine
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.
5 Stars for the Series, 2 Stars for being edited
I was really excited when I read from the earlier review that this set contained the whole Dragon Ball series uncut, but alas it is still cut. The cuts are minor in some volumes, but being someone who wants to collect Manga in their original form, I was disappointed to find out that these issues still had some cuts.
If you're someone who doesn't mind the cuts, then I highly recommend this box set. But to those that are looking for the unedited versions of dragon ball, I recommend looking for the earlier issues printed by Viz. Until then, I am going to replace the volumes with the most cuts with their earlier editions. I just hope Viz come to their senses and release Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z uncut for the hardcore fans.
the best of the best
this is the reason that there are so many dragonball fans out there. I acutually got hooked by watching DBZ and wanted to know more. I started buying the seasons as they are coming out now, and I happened to spot the DB and DBZ manga. though it is not that different from the series, which may draw you out of buying this,it is totally worth it. I've noticed that alot of people think DBZ is long and drawn out but in the manga it gets strate to the point. It leaves out the added stuff to the anime, like when goku falls into hell and the garlic jr. stuff. it was a manga in weekly shonen jump and akira didn't write that, funimation added it which it's not bad it's just if you want to see how the artist and writer "the same person" intended DB and DBZ to be then get this!!!!
A Dragonball fan's treasure (for the serious)
I, being a serious Dragonball fan of the telivision since I was a kid, have never actually owned a single manga of the series. With the arrival of this box set, the wish to owning all the mangas came true. To note for readers, the mangas in this box set are not the special VIZBIG editions that have recently come out, but the older versions that came out in the past. Another note is that the box is BIG, so if you buy this, be ready to have a large shelf for it. I won't review about the series, but will review instead about the box set itself. As I said, the box is big, but it is also gorgeously decorated with artwork from the series all the way around (in full color, as the manga series is not in color). Another thing you'll notice is the suitcase-like handle on the top of the box that allows you to carry it around (since it is heavy), which is a nice touch to this lavish box set. The coolest feature on the box set is the panel you open on the front to acces your manga books inside. The makers of this box set obviously made this to be a collector's item for Dragonball fans, and I think they did a brilliant job on it. Another thing you'll notice is the loose long color strip on the panel that shows the characters of the series. You don't need to keep this picture, because all that can be done with it is to line it with the other slip of the Dragonball Z box set to get a complete picture of nearly all the dragonball characters. Is this item worth its price? Yes, as you get all the mangas of the Dragonball series (1-16), a color fold-out poster, and booklet of the series, and is a treat for all fans alike.
UPDATE: Just a note I forgot to add. For anyone who doesn't know, the mangas contained in this box set are the UNCENSORED editions