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|Length: 247 pages||Age Level: 13 - 17||Grade Level: 5 - 9|
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About the Author
- Publication date : January 6, 2015
- File size : 160240 KB
- Print length : 247 pages
- Publisher : VIZ Media: SHONEN JUMP (January 6, 2015)
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- ASIN : B00RKORQR4
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- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #318,805 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I looked up this manga and was so excited to read it. I consumed it the same day it arrived in the mail and I'm so happy that I now understand Jaco's back-story and his connection with Bulma.
There is also an essential back-story piece included with this manga that makes everything come together beautifully.
The manga started off with an old man named Omori as the protagonist. Very rarely does one see an old man as the main character in a shounen. It reminded me a of the movie Up, with bitter old man in grief becoming happier through the friends he makes. Almost immediately, this old man meets Jaco. Eventually, Jaco and Omori meet a girl named Tights in the city and a strange group dynamic begins to form through these characters as these three of work together to find a way to get Jaco home.
The writing of this book reminded me a lot of Gintama. The story doesn't really take itself seriously and action is used mostly for comedic effect. Jaco is more concerned with people not thinking he's awesome than worrying about some kind of villain. Jaco reminded me a lot of The Great Saiyaman from Dragon Ball Z with his big ego and the way he moves around while he talks. Jaco seems almost like a spoof of Ultraman and Kamen Rider type heroes and I loved every minute of it. At the end of the manga, we are treated to a nice little bonus story about Bardock and Goku's mother.
Overall, I really enjoyed this manga. The humor is witty and the characters are unique. If you like Gintama style humor, I would highly suggest picking this manga up.
Taking place ten years before the events of the first chapter of Dragon Ball, this story follows Jaco, who is a Galactic Patrolman (Space Police). He's sent to Earth after the Galactic Police receive a warning that a Saiyan Pod is on its way to the planet. Jaco needs to find that pod and destroy the Saiyan within before it can exterminate life on Earth. However, Jaco's ship is damaged as he lands and he finds himself stranded on Earth with a hermit named Omori. Omori is a former scientist and discovers that Jaco's ship is missing its fuel supply, which is an extremely rare and expensive metal on Earth. Joined by Tights Briefs (Bulma's older sister) Jaco needs to find the Saiyan pod, recover his fuel supply and return home.
This story contains exactly the kind of comedy and action you expect form Akira Toriyama and acts as a nice extension of the Dragon Ball series which adds some interesting characters. On top of that, the manga also includes a short story featuring Bardock and his wife Gine and takes place just before the destruction of Planet Vegeta.
With not one but two stories, this manga has it all for Dragon Ball fans and is a must-read.
A great prequel to Dragon Ball (Z, etc.)
I was also glad that I could share it with my 7 year old. Toriyama has been known to have sexual innuendo and panty shots in his books like Dragon Ball, but this is totally clean.
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Each panel is laid out with thought and it flows from one to the other seamlessly. If you like dragonball or just want an introduction into Akira Toriyama's style this is a great book and well worth and read.