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The Resource Dragon Ball, [1], story & art by Akira Toriyama ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones ; translation, Mari Morimoto ; touch-up art & lettering, Wayne Truman ; VizBig Edition design, Courtney Utt ; Shonen Jump Series design, Sean Lee ; VizBig Edition editors, Leyla Aker and Amy Yu ; Shonen Jump Series editor, Jason Thompson]

Dragon Ball, [1], story & art by Akira Toriyama ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones ; translation, Mari Morimoto ; touch-up art & lettering, Wayne Truman ; VizBig Edition design, Courtney Utt ; Shonen Jump Series design, Sean Lee ; VizBig Edition editors, Leyla Aker and Amy Yu ; Shonen Jump Series editor, Jason Thompson]

Label
Dragon Ball, [1]
Title
Dragon Ball
Title number
[1]
Statement of responsibility
story & art by Akira Toriyama ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones ; translation, Mari Morimoto ; touch-up art & lettering, Wayne Truman ; VizBig Edition design, Courtney Utt ; Shonen Jump Series design, Sean Lee ; VizBig Edition editors, Leyla Aker and Amy Yu ; Shonen Jump Series editor, Jason Thompson]
Title variation
  • Dragon Ball
  • DragonBall
Creator
Contributor
Designer
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • VizBig Edition Summary : The Quest For The Seven Dragon Balls... "Legend has it that if all seven of the precious orbs called 'Dragon Balls' are gathered together, an incredibly powerful dragon god will appear to grant one wish. Unfortunately, the orbs are scattered across the world, making them extremely difficult to collect. Enter 16-year-old Bulma, a scientific genius who has constructed a radar to detect the exact locations of the Dragon Balls. She's on a mission to find all seven orbs, but first she must convince young Son Goku to join her on her quest. With a monkey tail, super-human strength, and a magic staff for a weapon, Son Goku's ready to set out on the adventure of a lifetime." -- Cover
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  • Volume 1 Summary : The Monkey King... "Meet a naive young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets Bulma, a girl who is on a quest to collect seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and Bulma needs Goku's help (and his super-strength)! With a magic staff for a weapon and a flying cloud for a ride, Goku sets out on the adventure of a lifetime..." -- Viz Media website
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  • Volume 2 Summary : Wish Upon A Dragon... "With the (reluctant) help of the shapeshifting pig Oolong, Goku and Bulma have found almost all the Dragon Balls they need to get their wish! To get the sixth Dragon Ball, the fearsome Ox King sends Goku on a mission: to find Kame-Sen'nin, the Turtle Hermit, whose mighty powers can put out the raging fires of Fry-Pan Mountain! But the sleazy old martial artist might just make it more trouble than it's worth! Then, with the bandits Yamcha and Pu'ar on their trail, our heroes continue their quest for the seventh and final Dragon Ball. But can they get it from little Emperor Pilaf, who wants to use his wish to rule the world?!!" -- Viz Media website
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  • Volume 3 Summary : The Training of Kame-Sen'nin... "With the Dragon Balls gone and Bulma's summer vacation over, Goku goes to the remote house of the Turtle Hermit, Kame-Sen'nin, to be trained in the martial arts. There, the girl-ogling old master promises to teach Goku everything he knows... and prepare him for the Tenka'ichi Budokai, the great tournament to determine the Strongest Fighter in the World! But Goku's fellow student, the Shaolin monk Kuririn, isn't above cheating to be the best. Can the two of them get along as they undergo the strangest martial arts training ever?" -- Viz Media website
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1955-
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Toriyama, Akira
Dewey number
741.5952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Rated T for Teen, and is recommended for ages 13 and up. This volume may contain violence, language, alochol use or tobacco use, or suggestive situations
Language note
Translated from Japanese
LC call number
PN6790.J33
LC item number
D73 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • Jones, Gerard
  • Morimoto, Mari
  • Truman, Wayne
  • Utt, Courtney
  • Lee, Sean
  • Aker, Leyla
  • Yu, Amy
  • Thompson, Jason
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  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Martial arts
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
pre adolescent
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Label
Dragon Ball, [1], story & art by Akira Toriyama ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones ; translation, Mari Morimoto ; touch-up art & lettering, Wayne Truman ; VizBig Edition design, Courtney Utt ; Shonen Jump Series design, Sean Lee ; VizBig Edition editors, Leyla Aker and Amy Yu ; Shonen Jump Series editor, Jason Thompson]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Manga format: Book reads from back to front, and from right to left
  • "Three in one"--Cover
Contents
  • Volume 1.
  • The monkey king
  • Volume 2.
  • Wish upon a dragon
  • Volume 3.
  • The training of Kame-Sen'nin
Control code
ocn166390912
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
VizBig ed.
Extent
535 p.
Isbn
9781421520599
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1592033
  • (OCoLC)166390912
Label
Dragon Ball, [1], story & art by Akira Toriyama ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones ; translation, Mari Morimoto ; touch-up art & lettering, Wayne Truman ; VizBig Edition design, Courtney Utt ; Shonen Jump Series design, Sean Lee ; VizBig Edition editors, Leyla Aker and Amy Yu ; Shonen Jump Series editor, Jason Thompson]
Publication
Note
  • Manga format: Book reads from back to front, and from right to left
  • "Three in one"--Cover
Contents
  • Volume 1.
  • The monkey king
  • Volume 2.
  • Wish upon a dragon
  • Volume 3.
  • The training of Kame-Sen'nin
Control code
ocn166390912
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
VizBig ed.
Extent
535 p.
Isbn
9781421520599
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1592033
  • (OCoLC)166390912

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