Dragon Ball Z, Volume 1

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Printed in the original Japanese right-to-left format, here is the first volume adventure in this runaway hit series. Goku discovers that his Saiyan enemy Raditz is really his brother! When Goku tries to rescue his son, Gohan, from Raditz, the adventure turns fatal.
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Overview

Printed in the original Japanese right-to-left format, here is the first volume adventure in this runaway hit series. Goku discovers that his Saiyan enemy Raditz is really his brother! When Goku tries to rescue his son, Gohan, from Raditz, the adventure turns fatal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569319307
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 5/15/2003
  • Series: Dragon Ball Z Series , #1
  • Edition description: Shonen Jump Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 224,587
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet 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."

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."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Dragon Ball Z

    I love Dragon Ball Z. I watched the anime as a little kid. My favorite characters are Vegeta, Goku, Bardock, Turles, and Piccolo. DRAGON BALL Z FOREVER!!!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Best

    It's Dragon Ball Z, how could you not love it?

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    DRAGONBALLZ ROX!!!!

    I watch the anime on cw4kids every saturday and it rox!!!!! I hope my mom lets me get this!!!!!!! Goku Piccolo and Jase are my favorite charecters. I think fruits basket is better (even though for the younger kids under 10 i would recomend the anime because the books talk about inapropriate stuff) but dragonballz is #2 thats for sure!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

    best series ever

    i think dragonball was amazing the character and story plot was magnificent
    i can't wait to get the next one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Go Viz!

    3 volumes for the price of one and a half. Plus all the original story art. WOW. BUY THIS.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2008

    A reviewer

    3 volumes in 1!!! viz you have done it again well this is a story about goku a person who just discovers he is a saiyan. read the book to find out more. This book also has good art. I give it a 4.8 out of 5

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2006

    awesome book

    this book is awesome, best ever, the whole serious rocks

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    This is a very nice manga series, enjoyable and silly. I alread

    This is a very nice manga series, enjoyable and silly. I already own this entire series in paperback

    I wish that I could by a digital version of it. But, I cant. I have nook simple touch, and soon a nook simple touch with glowlight.

    The Entire manga, except for the cover is in black and white. So because of this, Im not allowed to buy it for my nook, I have to have a nook tablet or nook color. Guess that leaves me with one option.
    Avast yee mateys. Rrrrrr. Makes these titles available for the normal nook!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Must have for any graphic novel lover

    The first 3 instalments to the dbz at a fraction of the cost

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Wow

    This is where all the actoin starts happening. Love the series and cant wait to finish it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    DBZ

    LOVE IT :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2005

    Raditz vs Goku

    This book is amazing and I love it. I just bought it and read it about 100 times over and over again. Goku is my fav charachter and I like how piccolo and goku work together event thought they almost killed each other.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2002

    Dragonball Z: Vol. 1- Reviewed by an Obsessed Fan

    As a fan of the Dragonball Z animated series, I knew the plotline, but, even so, I was astounded by how much better the manga (literally, "comic," for those who aren't familiar with the Japanese terms!) was than the show. Rather than speaking in the clipped, grammatically correct style as they do in the show, the characters speak with the flowing ease of "normal" people. Yes, there is some cursing, but it's pretty mild, and it contibutes to the more realistic feel of the "book." After all, how many people wouldn't curse if they're being attacked by an alien from another planet? About the book itself: It's a fairly fast read. I finished it in half an hour. But a word of warning: it reads "backwards," i.e., from right to left. If you're not used to this, then it can be pretty confusing. But there's a mini-guide on how to read the stuff, which is helpful. There are a number of little footnotes from the editor, which are always interesting to read, and help explain the "inside jokes" and references to Dragonball to new-comers to the series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and any fans of the TV show will too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2001

    Anime is good, but Akira is Better

    I've been an anime/manga fan for a long time, and I've found that toriyama's work is the best of all! DBZ is a great book for first-timers, but if you really want to sink your teeth in, buy Dragon Ball. (1-42!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2001

    Piccolo&Goku vs. Raditz

    I thought this book was amazing i would also reccomend it to anyone who like DBZ. The battles are great when goku Shooots the Kame-hame-ha and raditz blocks it the piccolo shoots the light of death and raditz side steppes it. It is amazing how he died but i wont ruin it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2000

    The best

    This is the best book that is in barens and noble.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2000

    Awesome...better that the TV series!

    After reading this book ( and volume 2 & 3)you'll wonder why anyone watches the TV series when the book is so much better. The artwork is awesome also.A must buy for DBZ fans.( ..Buy all three..)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2000

    *wHaZzUp!?*

    i've never read this book. i jes wanted to be the first to write a review! peace!

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    Posted November 24, 2013

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    Posted June 7, 2010

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