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DRAGON BALL Z VIZBIG ED TP VOL 07 (C: 1-0-1) (Dragonball Z (Vizbig Paperback)) Paperback – 6 May 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Viz LLC; 01 edition (6 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421520702
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421520704
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 3.6 x 13.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 756,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The runaway hit of the Cartoon Network . . . It's easy to see why Dragon Ball Z is going to be the headlining title of Shonen Jump." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Akira Toriyama's first weekly series, Dr. Slump, has entertained generations of readers in Japan since it was introduced in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1980. A few years later, he created his wildly popular Dragon Ball series, which brought him international success. Toriyama is also known for his character designs for video games, including Dragon Warrior, Chrono Trigger and Tobal No. 1. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Man, Akira Toriyama knows how to milk the suspense, doesn’t he? Son Goku STILL hasn’t arrived on Namek yet but his training has taken him to a new height - somewhere beyond anyone’s powers. Can’t wait to see him land and take on Freeza and co.

So, meanwhile: everyone’s playing silly buggers with the Dragon Balls. Freeza’s got 5 then he doesn’t. Vegeta thinks he’s got 7 but he’s got 6. Then Kuririn and Gohan swap Dragon Balls. Then Freeza has all 7! And so on. The swapping and changing was fun for a while but I’m kinda wishing we could get past it now - we have had 3 books of this!

Vegeta awakens in Freeza’s infirmary, freshly healed from his wounds against Zarbon, only to take him on again in Round 2. And here’s the thing: the Saiyans get stronger after a fight they lose - they are literally the embodiment of the phrase “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”! - so Zarbon’s really in for it in this rematch!

The reinforcements Freeza called for have arrived in the form of the Ginyu Force: five theatrically campy warriors who’re all supposedly the equal - even the better - of Vegeta! They’re essentially still more hurdles for Goku and co. to overcome before facing Freeza. The good news is Goku is on the brink of appearing on Namek and both Kuririn and Gohan levelled up thanks to the Grand Elder of Namek, so I think they’re gonna do alright against this bunch!

I was surprised to see that in a supposedly “All Ages” book there was a very visual decapitation scene, but there we go. I guess kids these days are desensitized to that sorta thing?

Even without Goku though, volume 7 has a lot of great stuff happening and you’ll find yourself unexpectedly rooting for Vegeta in some of the fights, despite his evilness! The enemy of my enemy and so on.

The volume ends with Goku about to take the stage - hopefully now Toriyama won’t spend another book keeping him back to tease the readers still further!
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Dragon Ball Z - Volume 7 covers the episodes numbered 71 through to 82 in the original series in Shônen Jump magazine in Japan; or rather, the period between Kuririn's meeting with the Great Elder of the Namekians, and the arrival of the Ginyu Force onto the planet, and into the Saga. As with all the other Viz reproductions of the series, the story reads from left to right in order to stay in keeping with the original, and to avoid the odd flaws, or skewed perspectives that can occur when pages are "flopped" - printed in the exact reverse order to you and me - which is standard practice in most Japan/US translations. Even though this can remain a little confusing at first, after being exposed to it for a while, it becomes second nature. :)
During the course of Volume 7, Kuririn and Gohan manage to locate 2 of the 7 Namekian Dragon Balls, even though they are fated to lose them on more than one occasion as time goes on. Vegeta begins his (very) slow transition from out and out bad guy to becoming a person with a little more compassion; he never manages to achieve full "goodie" status throughout the whole of DragonBall Z, as is in keeping with his mysterious Saiyan nature, but his decision to stand up and fight alongside Kuririn and Gohan against the Ginyu force shows a definite shift to the better - at least for our heroes. When you juxtapose the "evil" of
Vegeta with the evil of Freeza, the uber-baddie who spends most of Volume 7 losing, then trying to regain the Dragon Balls, you see the difference that has been made in Vegeta's character. If you thought that Vegeta was cold and calculating, in comparison to Freeza, he's a kitten!
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This book was as good as the previous ones I have read, and It was fantastic! The Freeza Saga is always full of action and grabs your attention straight away.
I love how the pictures are exactly how they are in the manga DVD/TV series, and it follows closely to the TV storyline and Its great being able to have the action and fun at your finger tips.
I would recommend this book to all Dragon Ball/Z/GT fans and new comers to Dragon Ball Z!
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