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Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide


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Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball is the world's most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits.

With a foreword by Ryo Horikawa, the Japanese voice of Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide is the first book to explain where "It's Over 9,000!" came from, how the original video spread to receive over 7 million views, and why it continues to be such a popular catchphrase.

Featuring a thoroughly researched analysis of Goku and Vegeta's colliding worldviews, this book helps the reader better understand why conflict is necessary for profound personal growth and character development.

Referencing East Asian belief systems and high tech futuristic paradigms, Derek Padula, the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball book and blog, provides a deeper understanding of this epic story and the inherent values within it. It will forever change the way we look at Dragon Ball Z.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983120537
Publisher: Derek Padula
Publication date: 12/24/2012
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(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

Foreword xi

Introduction xiii

part 1 “It’s Over 9,000!” xiii

part 2 When Worldviews Collide: Goku versus Vegeta xiii

part 3 A Thin Slice of Dragon Ball xiv

part 1 “It’s Over 9,000!” 1

The Original “It’s Over 9,000!” 2

The Original “Over 9,000!” Was Really “Over 8,000!” 4

“Over 9,000!” of What? 6

Why Is Power Level Important? 7

“It’s Over 9,000!” in the Real World 9

The Perfect Catchphrase 11

part 2 When Worldviews Collide: Goku versus Vegeta 13

2.1 Growth through Conflict 14

2.2 Vegeta’s Perspective - Through the Lens of a Scouter 15

2.2.1 Father Figures 18

2.2.2 Human Nature in Action 20

2.3 Goku’s Perspective - Earthlings and Inner Development 23

2.3.1 Believing Before Seeing 25

2.3.2 Dynamic and Broad Energy – Not Static 27

2.3.3 He Who Conquers Himself 29

2.4 Vegeta Clashes with Others 30

2.4.1 The Evolving Eyes of a Super Elite 32

2.4.2 Loss and Gain 37

2.5 Goku Changes Those around Him 38

2.5.1 Goku meets Raditz! The Violent Clash Begins!

Raditz Dies!! Goku Dies!! 39

2.5.2 It’s Over 9,000?! Impossible!! 41

2.5.3 Minds and Bodies 43

2.5.4 The Super Saiya-jin Will 46

2.5.5 Broad Minded Vision and Narrow Minded Vision 47

2.5.6 History Repeats Itself 50

2.6 Vegeta is Multifaceted 51

2.6.1 Blue, Red, and Gold 55

2.6.2 Vegeta Awakens! 58

2.6.3 “It’s Over 9,000!” Points to our own Humanity 61

2.6.4 Dragon Ball Inspires 65

2.7 The 3 Big Takeaways 68

part 3 A Thin Slice of Dragon Ball 69

Transformation through Language 71

Symbols and Stories 72

Micro and Macro 73

Only a Thin Slice 75

The Dragon Soul will Live On! 76

Next Steps … 77

Buy The Dao of Dragon Ball 77

Read The Dao of Dragon Ball Blog 77

Write to the Author 77

About the Author 79

Over 19 Resources! 81

Dragon Ball Info 81

Multimedia 81

Social News 81

Videos 82

Index 83

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