Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle

by Derek Padula, Javier Secano

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Overview

Goku begins a new adventure, and this time the quest is for greater strength.

In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle, you'll discover the origin of Goku's training mentality and the secret to his strength. You'll see how Akira Toriyama combines thousands of years of martial arts culture and modern cinema together to create the Tenkaichi Budokai. And you'll hear how Dragon Ball almost gets cancelled, but then changes its format to become the most recognized anime and manga series on Earth.

Travel alongside Goku as he becomes the disciple of the world's greatest martial artist, meets his new training partner, and competes in the largest tournament on the planet. Will this wild monkey boy gain the discipline he needs to become the champion?

Volume 3 explores Chapters 24 to 53 of the Dragon Ball manga. Let the battle begin!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150273078
Publisher: Derek Padula
Publication date: 02/06/2015
Series: Dragon Ball Culture , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 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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