Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide

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by Derek Padula
     
 

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Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball is the world�s most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits.

With a foreword by Ryo Horikawa,… See more details below

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Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball is the world�s most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits.

With a foreword by Ryo Horikawa, the Japanese voice of Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z �It�s Over 9,000!� When Worldviews Collide is the first e-book to explain where �It�s Over 9,000!� came from, how the original video spread to receive over 7 million views, and why it continues to be such a popular catchphrase.

Featuring a thoroughly researched analysis of Goku and Vegeta�s colliding worldviews, this e-book helps the reader better understand why conflict is necessary for profound personal growth and character development.

Referencing East Asian belief systems and high tech futuristic paradigms, Derek Padula, the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball book and blog, provides a deeper understanding of this epic story and the inherent values within it.

It will forever change the way we look at Dragon Ball Z.

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Editorial Reviews

http://www.penguinrungames.com/itsover9000.php - Alexander Hinkley
"Reading this e-book will grant you a deeper understanding of Dragon Ball Z and its philosophies. The incredible insights will change the way you view the show forever. In fact, you will probably want to re-watch the first few sagas after reading it." - Alexander Hinkley (Alex's DBZ RPG)
http://www.mangatherapy.com/post/31522602118/dbz-life-its-over-9000-book-review - Tony Yao
"Hallelujah and praise Kami-sama (or perhaps Shenron) for giving us Derek Padula and his amazingly thorough knowledge of what will always be THE "world-class" anime/manga series."
http://www.isugoi.com/dragon-ball-z-its-over-9000-when-worldviews-collide-review/ - Miguel Douglas
"It's Over 9,000! effectively reinvigorates the franchise. It is a book that would be deemed beneficial to the most jaded of Dragon Ball Z fans and non-fans alike." - iSugoi.com
http://www.japanator.com/japanator-recommends-it-s-over-9000--26863.phtml - Brittany Vincent
It's a well-written and well-informed exploration of some of Dragon Ball Z's key moments that could only come from someone as passionately in love with the shonen epic as many of us are. � A stunning service to those looking to turn a scholarly eye to the series, and a great primer for newcomers. From one Vegeta fangirl to the hundreds of others out there, you'll find something to love.
Shadowland Magazine - Andrew Parietti
"For the Dragon Ball Z fan, It's Over 9,000 is a must read. Much like how Joseph Campbell related the allegories, myths, and archetypes explored in his masterful Hero of a Thousand Faces to George Lucas' Star Wars saga, Padula provides an equally fascinating exploration of the themes in Dragon Ball Z, imparting insight into just how philosophical and sophisticated the source material truly is."
Brittany Vincent
It's a well-written and well-informed exploration of some of Dragon Ball Z's key moments that could only come from someone as passionately in love with the shonen epic as many of us are. … A stunning service to those looking to turn a scholarly eye to the series, and a great primer for newcomers. From one Vegeta fangirl to the hundreds of others out there, you'll find something to love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015252262
Publisher:
Derek Padula
Publication date:
08/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
257,850
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Derek Padula is the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball book and blog. His latest work, Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide combines his expertise in anime studies, philosophy, martial arts, Chinese and Japanese history into an informative, entertaining and inspiring e-book.

His background includes a Bachelors in East Asian Studies from Western Michigan University and study abroad in Beijing, China. He has trained under the Buddhist Shaolin Monks of Beijing, a Daoist Taiji Quan master, a Southern Gong Fu Jow Gar sifu, 2 Shotokan Karate sensei's, and is a Falun Dafa meditation practitioner.

Derek is an expert on Dragon Ball and is excited to share his first e-book with you.

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