Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3 Available in Print!

dragon ball culture volume 3

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle is now available in print!

You can buy it on Amazon for only $19.99.

Volume 3 continues the world’s first scholarly analysis of the Dragon Ball series as we travel along with Goku on his epic journey for greater strength.

A 5-Star Review from Amazon:

“Can it get any better than this?! The subtleties of ‘man versus himself’ are on full display within this saga. It is here where we finally understand what the story has been relating to us all along. Whether it’s a first-time encounter with Dragon Ball or a re-watch or re-read—we understand!”

We’ll cover Chapters 24 to 53 and explore the second and third story arcs.

This includes Goku’s discipleship under Roshi, the introduction of Krillin, Lunch, and their training with the old master.

You’ll discover the secret to Goku’s strength as we explore the ancient training mentality he uses to become stronger with every step.

You’ll see how author Akira Toriyama uses ancient Chinese and Japanese belief systems to tell his story, and why discipline is such an important part of Goku’s mindset.

Afterward, we’ll travel to Papaya Island to explore the ancient history and modern inspiration for the Tenkaichi Budokai, and the incredible battles of the 21st Tenkaichi Budokai!

You’ll also see how Dragon Ball transforms itself to become the world’s most popular manga and anime.

I’ll walk you through the journey from the first page to the last. And by the time we’re done, you will be an expert on Dragon Ball’s culture.


  • Discipline
  • Kuririn
  • Ranchi
  • Shugyō
  • Tenkaichi Budōkai
  • The 21st Tenkaichi Budōkai Preliminaries
  • The 21st Tenkaichi Budōkai Quarter-Finals
  • The 21st Tenkaichi Budōkai Semi-Finals
  • The 21st Tenkaichi Budōkai Final
  • Beyond the Mountain
  • Dragon Ball’s Genre
  • Banzai
  • Cover Culture

Available now for $19.99.

This book required over 12 years of effort to write. You’re guaranteed to learn something new. Along the way you’ll be informed, entertained, and inspired. You will learn more about your favorite series and about yourself.

Thank you to everyone for your support.

Enjoy the book!