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Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 1 Paperback – March 12, 2003
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I came to like it alot! its a perfect starting manga for any new manga fan. Since I just got into manga it was perfect for me. Now before you buy this book I should warn you there is some bad language in this book. So I would really recomend this book for any child 10 and up. Funny,action cool,martial arts, its got it all Dragon Ball z VOL.1 BUY IT NOW!
I purchased the Dragon Ball box set some years back, finished them all in a week. They're just as great as I remember the show being, if not a bit better because of the pacing. I prefer Toriyama's original artwork to the show; it has a sort of aged look to it, but it serves the series well. I waited till I had some dough for the DBZ box set, but now that it's out of print, and the prices astronomical, that's out of the question. I've heard of the VIZBIG editions before, not to mention those editions for other manga series, so I figured I'd check them out at the library.
What I especially like about the VIZBIG volumes, besides a collected three volumes, is that they include color pages. Not all the colored chapters Toriyama originally did are in color, but most are. I'm not sure why; VIZ Media seems to have cut corners, if not for any other explanation. Still, the body of work is there, and it's very enjoyable.
I'm also watching Kai right now, and I love it. I didn't realize so much had been added when I originally watched the show back in the `90s, and I thought, when I heard about Kai, that it would delete too much, and that the show would seem choppy. But considering they follow precisely Toriyama's original work, I actually now prefer Kai over the original show. Both are great, and the fast-paced action fits the fast-paced plots extremely well, almost frighteningly so. It's a wonder that most, if not all, of the DB universe came from one man's mind...
Dragon Ball Z is a continuation of Dragon Ball, in which Son Goku learns that he is in fact a Sayian, a warrior-like alien race who destroy the inhabitance of planets for profiet, and Goku was to destroy all the humans on Earth. But when he got here he hit his head and lost his memory. Now he must defend his friends and the planet Earth from the 3 remaining Sayians.
I like Dragon Ball Z for its great characters and compeling storyline. And, of course, the ACTION!!! I believe the manga is better than the TV show, because it isn't that slow-paced. In my opinion, this is the best manga and the the best manga for newbie-otakus. If you want the story from the very beginning, I suggest the manga Dargon Ball Vol. 1. That one is more comedy than action, but still very good. Just buy it, you wont regret it. Siutable for ages 9 and up, for mild violence and language (not very much language, mind you).
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Artwork is gorgeous, the paper feels very sturdy, and five stars because what Dragon ball z fan wouldn't?Published 4 months ago by Jered Natera
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An adventurous tale, great for people getting into anime, and not only that, but its filled to the BRINK with action, beautiful... Read more
Bought this for a girl I tutored at the end of the year. She really enjoyed reading mangas and liked Dragon Ball Z but had difficulty finding copies at libraries so I thought this... Read morePublished 9 months ago by That Girl Who Reads