Illustrated by ToyotarouBy Toriyama, Akira
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! With the Universe 6 and 7 Invitational Fighting Tournament over, Goku and his friends return to their normal lives. That is, until Future Trunks suddenly appears to warn everyone of a new threat-Goku Black, a mysterious warrior who looks like Goku but isn't him! He's a monster who has wiped out most of Earth and all of the Gods of Destruction and Lords of Lords from all twelve universes. Who is this mysterious man, and will Goku and his friends be able to stop him?! A continuation of Akira Toriyama's groundbreaking, iconic, best-selling series, Dragon Ball, written by Toriyama himself! * Releases twice a year for 4+ volumes. Series is ongoing. * Serialized for free digitally at shonenjump.viz.com. * Volume 1 has consistently appeared on Bookscan Top 50 and has sold over 18,000 copies to date. (Bookscan 10/17) * Dragon Ball volumes 1-16 have sold through over 750,000 copies across multiple formats in the U.S. to date. (Bookscan 10/17. * Dragon Ball Z volumes 1-26 have sold through over 1.3 million copies across multiple formats in the U.S. to date. (Bookscan 10/17) * Akira Toriyama's combined series have sold through over 2.3 million copies to date (Bookscan 10/17).Read more
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 Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and a children's book, Toccio the Angel. He lives with his family in Japan. Toyotarou created the manga adaptation for the Dragon Ball Z anime's 2015 film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F. He is also the author of the spin-off series Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, which debuted in V-Jump in Japan in November 2012.
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