Ball was born in the far-off year of 1984 as a comic strip in Weekly
Shonen Jump #51. But look at how much stuff came out from that simple
strip... The manga volumes, TV series, videogames, calendars, cards, movies,
GT series and every type of gadget! Dragon
Ball Arena always tried to give you more info about Akira Toriyama's
work! So a special section dedicated to "DB guides" could
not be missing: they will reveal all Dragon Ball mysteries starting from
those little pearls of wisdom, the Daizenshuu, until reaching the
two recent Dragonball LANDMARK and Dragonball FOREVER, published
by Shueisha Inc. to celebrate the new Japanese DB release. This
latest version of the manga, Dragonball Perfect Edition, is composed
by 34 volumes (Kanzenban), with new red covers and a new four-page, full-color
ending drawn by Akira Toriyama himself!
March 14, 1977
"When I was a child, I liked Dragon Ball more than everything else.
I often thought that if I could read DB, I didn't care for other fun.
When I had a car accident, I thought I didn't want to die until I had
read the following DB comic. There are so many touching scenes in Dragon
Ball. I was very touched when I saw Nappa blasting Tenshinhan's arm. To
tell the truth, I didn't think Nappa was so strong and I didn't eat anything
that day... Now, when I look at the past, I see that DB absorbed 90 per
cent of my life. If I didn't know DB, my life would have been dull. I'm
grateful to Dragon Ball and Toriyama Sensei. I read DB again recently
and I think it is always enjoyable. DB forever will be number 1 in my
Thanks to Keiko for the translation!
This page was made in appreciation
of Akira Toriyama's work and is promoting it to viewers everywhere.
We are in no way trying to infringe copyrights on Dragon Ball / Dragon
Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT.
Dragon Ball is copyrighted by Akira Toriyama, TOEI Animation, Bird Studio
and Shueisha Inc.