Dragon Soul Book Announcement!

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Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Dragon Ball, and to celebrate, I’m announcing a new book! It’s called Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom.

And it’s about you!

The Dragon Soul


Dragon Ball is the greatest anime and manga in the world because of its fans.

This book is a tribute to the Dragon Ball fandom, telling the stories of fans like you.

You’ll discover how Dragon Ball explodes in popularity across the world, from Japan to the United States, Mexico, Spain, France, Brazil, and over 40 countries.

You’ll hear from fans like yourself who have been inspired by the series to become artists, collectors, and cosplayers.

And you’ll realize why you love this series so much, 30 years after its premiere.

Your Role

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Want to be in this book? Send me your Dragon Ball story!

What does Dragon Ball mean to you?

Why is it your favorite series?

How has Dragon Ball changed your life?

I want to share your story. I want to hear from fans across the world, including artists, translators, fan manga authors, fan fiction authors, cosplayers, gamers, musicians, film makers, collectors, athletes, philosophers, teachers, trivia buffs (I’m looking at you, Kanzhenshuu!), and anyone else who has been inspired by Dragon Ball.

No matter who you are, even if you’ve only been a fan for a little while or don’t think your story is special (trust me, it is!), send it in and become immortalized in print.

This is open to INTERNATIONAL FANS. You don’t have to submit your story in English. It can be in any language, and I’ll have it translated!

Please tell me your name and state / country in the submission!

Submit Your Story

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There are two ways to submit your story.

Leave your story in a comment below, along with a link to any images or content that I’ll need, such as your photograph.

Or contact me and we’ll start talking.

If you’re not a writer or prefer to share your story out loud, then contact me and we’ll get on the phone or skype.

Your story can be as long as you like. I may shorten it during the editing process, but feel free to share what’s in your heart.

My Role

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My role is to collect, edit, and organize stories from Dragon Ball fans across the world, and put them together in a book.

I’ll also include your fan artwork, cosplay photographs, tattoo’s, and pictures of your signed memorabilia, or your entire Dragon Ball collection. Whatever is special to you, include it!

It will be released as a free ebook on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and on this website.

It will then be released in print for a reasonable price. I’m thinking $9.99.


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The deadline for submission is March 1, 2015.

The sooner you can get them to me, the better. I need time to collaborate with you, edit the articles, images, and format the content.

Then I’ll try to finish the book to coincide with the release of the new Dragon Ball Z movie in Japan, on April 18, 2015.

A Tribute


This book will be a tribute to Dragon Ball’s 30 years of success. A tribute to you. And a tribute to fans across the world.

I hope that you’ll share your story with me so that I can share your story with Dragon Ball fans everywhere.

If you’ve ever wanted to wish for immortality, now is your chance!!

Submit your story below or email it to me by March 1, 2015!

Let your soul go Sparking! in Dragon Soul.

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