Dragon Ball Culture Volume 4: Westward

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 4: Westward

by Derek Padula, Javier Secano

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Overview

Goku goes west! His grand adventure begins anew as his martial arts master tells him to travel the world to increase his power. But what will happen when this naïve boy enters the real world and meets people who want to harm him? Will he be able to find his grandpa’s 4-Star dragon ball, or will the villainous Red Ribbon Army get to it first?!

In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 4, you’ll discover the origin of the Red Ribbon Army in Western cinema. You’ll see how author Akira Toriyama brings Western concepts into his Eastern world and fuses them together, creating the Dragon World that we know and love. And you’ll learn how monster movies, witches, and magical dragons mix together to tell a story about a young boy with a dream of becoming stronger.

Volume 4 explores Chapters 54 to 112 of the Dragon Ball manga. So let’s hop on our magic cloud and head west with Goku!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151546591
Publisher: Derek Padula
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Series: Dragon Ball Culture , #4
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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