Dragon Ball Culture Volume 2: Adventure is now available in print!
You can buy it on Amazon for only $19.99.
Volume 2 provides you with the world’s first scholarly analysis of the Dragon Ball series. We’ll travel along with Goku on his epic journey for greater strength, from Chapter 1 to 23, covering the first story arc.
You’ll learn about each of your favorite characters, discover the secret of the kamehameha, hear about Shenron’s ancient Chinese origin, and see how Toriyama borrows from modern cinema to create his masterpiece.
With each step that Goku takes, you’ll discover more of the hidden spirituality and symbolism in Dragon Ball that makes the series so successful. You’ll see how author Akira Toriyama synthesizes Chinese culture, Western technology, and Buddho-Daoist philosophy to create a series that speaks to your humanity. Not because of the action or the humor, but because it reminds you of what it means to be alive.
Along the way you’ll learn of Goku’s ancient origin. You’ll hear how the legend of a wild monkey-man begins in India, evolves across 2,000 years of Chinese and Japanese history, and leads to the Goku you know and love.
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.
A 5-Star Review from Amazon:
“We are rewarded with a comprehension that builds bridges across boundaries and adds to the way we communicate ideas and passions. The culture in which everything is steeped from is the very fiber, the crucial part, where a thing becomes refined. Cultured.”
This book required over 12 years of effort to write. It is not a Wikipedia clone. 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.
The book is over 500 pages long, and is written in a large and easy to read font.
- Son Gokū and Buruma
- Culture Clash
- Yamucha and Pūaru
- Gyūma-ō and Chichi
- Sūn Wùkōng to Son Gokū
- Cover Culture
Available now for $19.99.
You can also contact me direct if you’d like a signed copy. Just provide your mailing address so I can calculate shipping, and I will send a PayPal invoice for the order. Once payment is received, I’ll ship it to you.
Thank you to everyone for your support.
Enjoy the book!