Dragon Ball Culture Volume 5 is now available in ebook!
Son Goku battles the demon king! It’s time to face your demons in Dragon Ball Culture Volume 5.
In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 5 we’ll reunite with Goku and his friends as they compete in the 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai. Then we’ll join them as they fight in a life or death battle against the Demon King Pikkoro!
Akira Toriyama starts us off by introducing three new characters into the story. These are Tenshinhan, Chaozu, and their evil master, Tsuru-sennin. This book reveals each of their cultural backgrounds. That’s right, if you’ve ever said to yourself, “Why does Tenshinhan have a third eye?” and, “What the heck is Chaozu?!” then this is the book you’ve been waiting for.
Toriyama then takes the Dragon Ball story to new depths by adding demons and gods into the mix. He increases the intensity of the series and makes it so Goku has no choice but to train harder in order to enact his revenge. And the way Goku does it is straight out of secret Daoist meditation practices of ancient China. Inside these pages you’ll discover the true origin of the demon king, find out how Goku learns to sense the energy of his opponents, and understand the full power of the world famous senzu.
This book contains hundreds of new revelations about your favorite characters and their adventures in the Dragon World.
Volume 5 explores Chapters 113 to 161 of the Dragon Ball manga. It covers Goku’s battle in the 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai, the cultural origins of Tenshinhan, Chaozu, Tsuru-sennin, Pikkoro, Yajirobe, the senzu, cho-shinsui, and the battle at King Castle.
What is Dragon Ball Culture?
Dragon Ball Culture is a 7 volume, over 2,000 page analysis, of the origin and culture of the Dragon Ball series. It required over 12 years of research and development, and is a labor of love from one Dragon Ball fan to another. It will enable you to see Dragon Ball, and yourself, with new eyes.
Inside you’ll find a complete and thorough biography of Akira Toriyama (the first biography ever written about him), an explanation of the Dragon World, and an incredibly deep, panel-by-panel analysis of the manga, from beginning to end.
Along the way you’ll discover how Toriyama combines Eastern and Western culture together to create a fusion manga that is beloved across the world.