Dragon Ball Z Box Set (Vol.s 1-26): Volumes 1 - 26
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The greatest fighting manga ever!
Why is the word "Saiyan" synonymous with fear and power? Because Saiyans are an alien race of deadly warriors who wipe out entire planets for their own profit and gain. When the Saiyans set their sights on Earth, it's up to Son Goku to fight off these invaders with his superhuman strength!
Widely acclaimed as an action-adventure masterpiece, Dragon Ball Z is now available in this complete box set - all manga volumes 1-26 at an amazing price. Also included is an exclusive double-sided poster and a DragonBall Z collector's booklet!
- Amazon Sales Rank: #54657 in Books
- Published on: 2009-02-03
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 6.00" h x 10.10" w x 18.20" l, 12.96 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
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.
The greatest manga series ever... even though it's EDITED!!
This is the latter half of my favorite manga series ever by far (and voted the #3 manga of ALL TIME in Japan by the experts!) The four stars is not for the manga itself (which gets five stars), the four stars is for Viz. I had subscribed to the large-size singles back in 1999 when Viz was first translating the DB/Z mangas. When I heard of the VizBig I got excited, I could have the big-sized manga I was already used to reading (just like the Shonen Jumps you get in Japan!) Then I hear it's EDITED. Nope, sorry. Not doing it. Then I hear this box set of DBZ manga is NOT edited so I snatched it up. Sadly, it is indeed edited--no middle fingers, nothing but "Hercule" as far as the eye can see (Mr. Satan is one of my favorite characters, I hate seeing "Hercule" splashed on all his belongings) and the more colorful curse words are gone. Come on, "bastard" isn't so bad. What's the deal?
So... while I don't have overdramatically suicidal issues with this (I gotta admit Amazon's $[...] price was VERY nice), I just want my favorite manga in the universe to be in my hands unaltered as well as in a language I can understand. Should I just be happy with knowing in my head where all the edits are and "see" the middle fingers and Mr. Satan and "hear" the 'bastards' and such? *sigh* I suppose I'll have to be. [...]. Yes, I said DAMN.
Everything a Dragonball Fan Could Possibly Want
The box set has it all. For fans of dragonball z it's a dream come true. The manga is beautifully illustrated with a superb cast of characters, and an excellent, original story. The adventures of Goku, his friends, and his comrades takes the reader from earth to heaven to around the universe as they come face to face with the most threatening, evil, and powerful villains ever seen. This is truly a masterpiece, complete with Akira Toriyama's trademark humor, spectacular illustrations, and memorable/fully developed characters. A great buy, and a great gift for any manga/comic book/dragonball/graphic novel fan.
The books were great. I brought for my grandson. He read all of them in one week. He couldn't put them down.