Dragon Ball Culture Volume 2: Adventure

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 2: Adventure

by Derek Padula


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943149032
Publisher: Derek Padula
Publication date: 12/21/2015
Pages: 570
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.16(d)

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 gōngfu, tàijí-quán, qìgōng, karate, and Fǎlún Dàfǎ meditation. He earns his B.A. in East Asian Studies and a minor in Chinese from Western Michigan University. Then he studies abroad in Běijīng, 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.

Table of Contents


Introduction vii

Adventure 1

Son Gokū and Buruma 3

Culture Clash 65

Umigame 79

Kame-sennin 95

Ūron 127

Yamucha and Pūaru 163

Gyūma-ō and Chichi 191

Kamehameha 225

Toninjinka 255

Pirafu 273

Shenron 297

Ōzaru 315

Conclusion 337

Appendix 341

Sūn Wùkōng to Son Gokū 343

Cover Culture 411

Next Steps 425

About the Author 427

Dynasty Guide 429

Glossary 433

Index 519

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