- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Viz LLC; 01 edition (5 Aug. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1421520710
- ISBN-13: 978-1421520711
- Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 3.6 x 14.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 839,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
DRAGON BALL Z VIZBIG ED TP VOL 08 (C: 1-0-1) (Dragonball Z (Vizbig Paperback)) Paperback – 5 Aug 2010
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About the Author
Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular Dr. Slump. His hit series Dragon Ball (published in the U.S. as Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Tobal No. 1 and, most recently, Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children's book, Toccio the Angel. He lives with his family in Japan.
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So, with my limited knowledge of the Internet, I scoured sites to learn what happened next. I had what knowledge I needed, but the Boo saga was the only saga I didn't fully know. I knew about Super Saiyan 3, but that was it. At the time the animation came out for that saga, I didn't have cable, so that was something which eluded me...until now.
Now, as I mentioned before, I learned about the after events of DBZ thanks to the Internet, so I had heard about Boo and had a working knowledge of the basic saga. When I was in Mexico many years ago, that selfsame saga was being aired, in Spanish, so I had the pleasure of witnessing Gotenks for the first time. Now that I finally get a chance to read Toriyama's manga and the full Boo story, was it worth the wait?
In the end, I feel that the Boo saga falls somewhat short compared to the Saiyan saga, Freeza saga, and even the Cell saga (which I think fell a little after Cell became complete, or perfect). I understand that Toriyama intended the series to end after each main villain, but he still tried his best to continue the story for the fans. There was so much introduced into the DBZ world after Cell that it seems a little farfetched, though Toriyama does introduce much of the comedy reminiscent of the younger Goku days.
Some of the fighting and power levels seem a bit ridiculous, as I think Goten and Trunks reaching Super Saiyan level so quickly seems a bit cheap, making the whole Freeza fight seem smaller than it was. The characters, such as Vegeta and Goku, give appropriate reactions, but that Goku reached level 3 so suddenly seems like Toriyama just wanted to please the fans.
All in all, it's DBZ, and that it's Toriyama's work still makes it much better than other fighting manga out there. I don't think it's as good as his earlier stuff, but that doesn't mean it's bad by any means. Characters reach unprecedented power levels, and Boo is a great character (though I don't like evil Boo too much), but it's cool to see the Son family (plus the Vegeta line) reach levels like never before.
Fast delivery (even overseas).
Great present for anyone who enjoyed the anime (cartoon), even better for someone who grew up reading the weekly manga (comics)!!!
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