Dragon Ball Culture Volume 5 Available in Print!

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Dragon Ball Culture Volume 5: Demons is now available in print!

You can buy it on Amazon for only $19.99.

The hardback edition can be pre-ordered on Amazon for $24.99, with a shipping date of December 12.

It’s available in North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, Brazil, India, South Korea, Poland, and Russia.

Volume 5 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.

It explores Dragon Ball chapters 113 to 161. This includes the 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai Arc and the Great Demon King Pikkoro Arc.

A 5-Star Review from Amazon:

“As an avid reader of this course by Mr. Padula, the benefits are now coming to bear. Through this exposure I attain a better understanding of the fundamentals of Eastern culture. … I find myself more connected to the idiosyncrasies of the medium. I can understand its layered meanings, its underpinning comedy, its stratified myth, wardrobe, architecture, many a thing I can grasp unlike I could before; both on a conscious and subconscious standing.”

In Volume 5 you’ll discover how Toriyama adapts the Chinese legends of ‘Gods and Demons’ into his Dragon Ball story.

Likewise how he turns ancient Daoist culture as depicted in Hong Kong kung fu films, including those of Bruce Lee and Sammo Hung, into his series.

For example, do you know the ancient origin of Chaozu? Or why Tenshinhan has a third eye?

You’ll find the answers to both in Dragon Ball Culture Volume 5.

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.


  • Demons
  • The 22nd Tenkaichi Budōkai
  • The 22nd Tenkaichi Budōkai Quarter-Finals
  • The 22nd Tenkaichi Budōkai Semi-Finals
  • The 22nd Tenkaichi Budōkai Final
  • Pikkoro Daima-ō
  • Yajirobē
  • Life and Death
  • Senzu and Chō-shinsui
  • Battle with the Demon King
  • Conclusion
  • Cover Culture

Available now for $19.99.

This book took me over 14 years 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 for your support, and enjoy the book!

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