Dragon Ball Culture Table of Contents

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Dragon Ball Culture will change how you see Dragon Ball, and here’s a preview of the table of contents.

The book is divided into 3 parts.

Part 1: The Adventure Begins

Part 2: A New Journey

Part 3: The Quest Continues

Part 1: The Adventure Begins

  • Akira Toriyama
  • The Origin of Dragon Ball
  • Saiyūki
  • Dragon World
  • Son Gokū
  • Kinto’un
  • Nyoi-bō
  • Buruma
  • Hoipoi Capsules
  • Jan-ken
  • Kame-sennin
  • Uron
  • Yamucha and Puaru
  • Toninjinka
  • Gyūmaō
  • Chichi
  • Kamehameha
  • Pirafu
  • Dragon Balls
  • Shenron

Part 2: A New Journey

  • Kuririn
  • Ranchi
  • Shugyō
  • Tenkaichi Budōkai
  • Dōgi
  • Jackie Chun
  • Namu
  • Red Ribbon Army
  • Bora and Upa
  • Tao Paipai
  • Dodonpa
  • Karin
  • Senzu
  • Arare
  • Uranai Baba
  • Son Gohan
  • Kinkaku and Ginkaku
  • Gozen Shiai
  • Makai
  • Inoshikachō
  • Tsuru-sennin
  • Tenshinhan
  • Chaozu
  • Bukūjutsu
  • Tenmu
  • Taiyō-ken

Part 3: The Quest Continues

  • Pikkoro Daimaō
  • Yajirobē
  • Mutaito
  • Mafūba
  • Kami
  • Misuta Popo
  • Kikō
  • Ma Junia
  • Hakkero

There you have it. You will discover the cultural origin of every part of Dragon Ball.

See something you don’t know?

That means you will learn something new by reading this book.

Naming Conventions

I use the romanized Japanese names throughout the book. This is because I will reveal the culture of Dragon Ball as Akira Toriyama intended it, and I have to go straight to the source. It’s the only way to guarantee that the original cultural content is kept intact.

This is a sensitive topic for a lot of fans, and I deliberated on this issue for months. For example, should it be Krillin, Kuririn, or Kurilin? Bulma, Bloomer, or Buruma? Son Goku, Gokou, or Gokū?

At the end of the day there’s no way to please everyone, whether it’s the American fanbase, the Europeans, or whoever.

I provide a more detailed explanation of my rationale in the front of the book, but I’d love to know what you think of this decision.

Progress So Far

So far the Dragon Ball Culture book is 46% complete and I’m working on it every day, shooting for a late January release.

Is there anything in the table of contents that you want to learn more about?

Anything that you don’t see up there, but think should be?

I appreciate your enthusiasm and support. Thank you!