Best Akira Toriyama books

Dragon Ball: The Complete Illustrations

Akira Toriyama

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• Dragon Ball is the best-selling manga series in Japan.

• The Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z series combined have sold through more than one million GNs in the U.S. to date (BookScan).

• Over 11.7million Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z videos & DVDs have sold through in the U.S. to date (VideoScan).

• Every volume of the Dragon Ball series is still selling to this day.  There are 42 volumes total and they debuted in the U.S. in 2000!

• Toriyama has a strong fan base in the U.S.

• Dragon Ball & Dragon Ball Z have also spawned numerous video games, which consistently rank in the top ten in national sales.

• A live action Dragon Ball Z movie is currently in production to be released theatrically in Spring 2009.

Dragon Ball: The Complete Illustrations

 

  A seminal series from a legendary creator. Dragon Ball, a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the 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 to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy...

Sand Land

Akira Toriyama

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In a far future where Earth is a barren wasteland whose supply of water is controlled by a greedy king, Sheriff Rao gets help from the King of the Demons to find a way to end the drought. Original.

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman

Akira Toriyama

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Akira Toriyama, manga legend and creator of Dragon Ball Z, is back with the quirky comedy Jaco the Galactic Patrolman! Retired scientist Omori lives alone on a deserted island while continuing his research into time-travel. His quiet life is interrupted when galactic patrolman Jaco crash-lands and decided to move in with him. Can Jaco get along with the old man long enough to save the earth from a dangerous threat? Includes a special bonus chapter introducing Dragon Ball Z hero Goku's parents!

Dr. Slump, Vol. 1

Akira Toriyama

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A laugh-out-loud episodic series starring goofy scientist Senbei Norimaki, his hyperactive robot Arale Norimaki, and their comical misadventures with bad guys and not-so-super heroes. Teen.

Toriyama Akira Special Illustrations (Toriyama Akira Special Illustrations) (in Japanese)

Akira Toriyama

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Has lots of beautiful color art throughout as well as black and white. Mostly done in Japanese but has some English. Has extra band wrap still with it.

Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes vols. 1, 2 & 3

Akira Toriyama

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Akira Toriyama's groundbreaking, iconic, bestselling series now in an omnibus edition!

A seminal series from a legendary creator. Dragon Ball, a wry update on the Chinese "Monkey King" myth, introduces us to Son Goku, a young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is turned upside-down when he meets Bulma, a girl determined to collect the 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 to get them she needs the help of a certain super-strong boy...

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, superhuman strength and a magic staff for a weapon, Son Goku is ready to set out on the adventure of a lifetime…

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.

Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 1

Akira Toriyama

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Goku’s adventure from the best-selling classic manga Dragon Ball continues in this new series written by Akira Toriyama himself!

Ever since Goku became Earth’s greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. But new threats loom overhead, and Goku and his friends will have to defend the planet once again in this continuation of Akira Toriyama’s best-selling series, Dragon Ball!

Having defeated Boo, Goku is starting to get bored with his life on Earth. His wife, Chi-chi, wants him to get a job, but all he wants to do is train and fight stronger enemies. Elsewhere in the universe, the God of Destruction, Beerus, and his attendant Whis are traveling from planet to planet in search of food and entertainment. After blowing up some hapless victims, Beerus is reminded of a man from his dreams with the moniker “Super Saiyan God,” or something like that... The God of Destruction sets his sights on Earth to track down this mysterious man! Maybe this will give Goku something to do? 

Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 2

Akira Toriyama

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Goku’s adventure from the best-selling classic manga Dragon Ball continues in this new series written by Akira Toriyama himself!

Ever since Goku became Earth’s greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. But new threats loom overhead, and Goku and his friends will have to defend the planet once again in this continuation of Akira Toriyama’s best-selling series, Dragon Ball!

The Universe 6 and 7 Invitational Fighting Tournament continues. Goku faces off against a guy who looks exactly like Freeza. Heck, the guy even has the same transformations and powers as Freeza! Will Goku and the warriors from Universe 7 be able to pull through and win the tournament and its prize—the Super Dragon Balls?!

The World Special: Akira Toriyama Illustrations (The World Special: Akira Toriyama Illustrations) (in Japanese)

Akira Toriyama

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COWA!

Akira Toriyama

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A contagious Monster Flu is spreading around town like wildfire.  Can the town's troublemaker, a half-vampire, half-werekoala and his friends get the medicine in time to save everyone?!

Paifu, a half-vampire half-werekoala, is always getting into trouble with his best buddy, José the ghost. But when the Monster Flu sweeps through town, the fun and games are over. If the sick monsters don't get the medicine they need in a month, everyone will die! With all the adults sick, it's up to the boys to get the medicine and save the day! Paifu and José are off on a big adventure, but will they get the medicine in time...or will they become victims themselves?!