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Fight on!

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Can it get any better than this?! The subtleties of ‘man versus himself’ are on full display within this saga. It is here where we finally understand what the story has been relating to us all along. Whether it’s a first-time encounter with Dragon Ball or a re-watch or re-read—we understand! Amazon Reviewer

Derek Padula’s brilliant Dragon Ball Culture books are well-researched and written in a formal but still accessible manner, providing insight on the culture, themes, and history that influenced the story and world of Dragon Ball. Mr. Padula’s books are excellent pieces for any Dragon Ball fan looking to dig deeper into the essence of the franchise, and I highly recommend them.

Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3

The battle begins!

Discover the secret to Goku’s strength as we explore the ancient training mentality he uses to become stronger with every step.

You’ll see how author Akira Toriyama uses ancient Chinese and Japanese belief systems to tell his story, and why discipline is such an important part of Goku’s mindset.

You’ll also see how Dragon Ball transforms itself to become the world’s most popular manga and anime.

Volume 3 explores Chapters 24 to 53 of the Dragon Ball manga.

The Battle

Goku says goodbye to his friends and soars on his magic cloud.

What battles await our young hero?

How does Akira Toriyama create the Tenkaichi Budokai?

Where does Goku find the strength to persevere?

I’ll walk you through the journey from the first page to the last, and you’ll learn what makes Goku tick.

Are you ready to join the battle?