Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1: Origin

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 1: Origin

by Derek Padula

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Overview

See Dragon Ball with new eyes. This book is your cultural tour guide of Dragon Ball, the world's most recognized anime and manga series.

Over 11 years in development, Dragon Ball Culture is a 7 Volume analysis of your favorite series. You will go on an adventure with Son Goku, from Chapter 1 to 194 of the original Dragon Ball series, as we explore every page, every panel, and every sentence, to reveal the hidden symbolism and deeper meaning of Dragon Ball.

In Volume 1 you will enter the mind of Akira Toriyama and discover the origin of Dragon Ball. How does Toriyama get his big break and become a manga author? Why does he make Dragon Ball? Where does Dragon Ball's culture come from? And why is it so successful?

Along the way you'll be informed, entertained, and inspired. You will learn more about your favorite series and about yourself.

Now step with me through the doorway of Dragon Ball Culture.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150244191
Publisher: Derek Padula
Publication date: 12/21/2014
Series: Dragon Ball Culture , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Derek Padula is the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball website and book series; the first to reveal the deep history, philosophy, and cultural roots of the world’s #1 anime and manga.

Derek’s journey begins when he sees the Dragon Ball anime in 1997. His love for the series inspires him to start martial arts training in Shàolín gongfu, tàijí-quán, qìgong, karate, and Falún Dàfa meditation. He earns his B.A. in East Asian Studies and a minor in Chinese from Western Michigan University. He studies abroad in Beijing, China where he trains with the Buddhist Shàolín monks and a Dàoist tàijí sword master. After returning home, he begins his life’s work.

He is now an authority on Dragon Ball and loves to share his understanding of this profound series that changes lives.

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