Dragon Ball, Vol. 8 (SJ Edition): Taopaipai & Master Kari... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $9.99
  • Save: $0.81 (8%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Dragon Ball, Vol. 8 has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good condition. Moderate wear. No writing/highlighting. Prime and Super Saver shipping eligible, ships directly from Amazon Warehouse!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Dragon Ball, Vol. 8 Paperback – May 7, 2003

5 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.18
$2.99 $1.58

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.:1952"
Available August 25th. See more by creator Mike Mignola.
$9.18 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Dragon Ball, Vol. 8 + Dragon Ball, Vol. 7 + Dragon Ball, Vol. 9
Price for all three: $26.10

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"A comic masterpiece . . . Dragon Ball's spirit of fun and adventure is unparalleled."

About the Author

Akira Toriyama's first weekly series, Dr. Slump, has entertained generations of readers in Japan since it was introduced in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1980. A few years later, he created his wildly popular Dragon Ball series, which brought him international success. Toriyama is also known for his character designs for video games, including Dragon Warrior, Chrono Trigger and Tobal No. 1.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Dragon Ball (Book 8)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 2nd Edition edition (May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569319278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569319277
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 17, 2014
Format: Paperback
Oh yeah, the love is back! I was worried with the last book that it would mark the beginning of a slide into mediocrity for the series but Akira Toriyama turns the ship back around into quality waters (terrible metaphor, I know!).

It’s like he knew the audience was sick of General Blue and immediately at the start of the book has a new character called Taopaipai, the world’s deadliest assassin, murder him with his tongue. You read that right - with his tongue! Just that detail alone made me realise Toriyama had returned with a vengeance! The martial arts cool is what makes Dragon Ball stand out and we get oodles of that in this volume.

Taopaipai heads to Karin Sanctuary where Son Goku and the Dragon Balls are - and defeats him! Goku must receive training from the Hermit Master in order to beat Taopaipai, get back the Dragon Balls and destroy the Red Ribbon Army once and for all!

Taopaipai is a great villain. He’s arrogant, he’s deadly, and Toriyama comes up with a really inventive way for him to get around - he cuts down a building pillar, hurls it in the direction he needs to be, jumps on top of it, and allows the motion to carry him along! He’s also a real combat challenge for Goku, unlike Blue who relied a bit too much on lame trickery.

The Hermit Master was a cat character who made cat-puns that were genuinely funny because of how silly they were and the expressions he made as he said them. Who can’t laugh at a cat smiling as he calls himself the “Hermit Meowster”? I also loved that there was a totem pole that went so damn high up into the sky and this cat dude lived at the top of it - it’s that mythological aspect that exists alongside the modern world, and both are real, that makes Dragon Ball so special.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Jesse Haller on October 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
Not one to read if you are looking to get into the series. As the Red Ribbon grows more and more infuriated with Goku, they send Taopaipai, the world's greatest assassin, to take his Dragonballs. This is a great volume in the series, you have a real feeling that Goku may not make it throw, some thing we haven't felt for awhile. When Goku's power is not enough, he must under go new training in order to avenge the death of his new friend's father. We finally see an end of the tunnel with this saga as Goku storms the Red Ribbon headquarters.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By jettababy on December 13, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My kid loves these. I have to order them online because they are impossible to find anywhere. I plan on ordering the entire series eventually.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Phillip Schneeman on November 25, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great Manga.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Dana Kindred on November 11, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
fun
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Dragon Ball, Vol. 8
This item: Dragon Ball, Vol. 8
Price: $9.18
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: comics