Dragon Ball Culture: Battle

· Dragon Ball Culture Vol 3 · Derek Padula
170 reviews

About this ebook

Goku begins a new adventure, and this time the quest is to conquer thyself.

In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle, you’ll discover the origin of Goku’s training mentality. You’ll see how Akira Toriyama combines thousands of years of martial arts history and modern cinema together to create the Tenkaichi Budōkai. And you’ll hear how Dragon Ball almost gets cancelled, but then changes its format to become the world’s most recognized anime and manga series.

Travel alongside Goku as he becomes the disciple of the world’s greatest martial artist, meets his new training partner, and competes in the largest tournament on Earth. Will this wild monkey boy gain the discipline he needs to become the champion? 

Volume 3 explores Chapters 24 to 53 of the Dragon Ball manga. Let the battle begin!

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Soumyajyoti Biswas
December 11, 2019
Outstanding work on Dragon Ball! Volume 3 really delves deeper into the Dragon Ball series. The way 21st tenkaichi budokai is broken down, the the hidden symbolism within it is just awesome to read. Every die hard dragon ball fan should try it.
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November 22, 2016
any self respected db fan must read derek padula's books, they r awesemo.
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Dranzer Super
March 25, 2016
Because for every book there is a price tag. ....dragonballz is best. ..but this. .doesn't make any sense what the heck the ..
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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. 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.

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