Tag Archive for Akira Toriyama

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman

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Jaco is an alien who wishes his reputation preceded him; as it stands, his creator, Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball fame, is the one with a reputation. Jaco cruises the galaxy under the impression that he is an elite agent of justice, when in…

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

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Let’s be real: Dragon Ball Z is so entrenched in the consciousness of so many anime fans that it has become the quintessential all-ages action comedy. At my library, this movie received the same reaction from boys and girls, men and women: “There’s a new DBZ?!”…

Dragon Ball Z: Seasons 1-5

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Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Z is as popular now as it was in 1986, and I’d like to think FUNimation’s numerous rereleases have something to do with its continued success. From the early Pioneer dubs to the truncated Dragon Ball Z…

Dragon Ball Full Color: Saiyan Arc, vol. 1

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Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball series is a cherished classic with fans of all ages around the world. Toriyama’s epic battle scenes, memorable characters, and distinct, pun-based humor make Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z necessary additions to any library’s core manga collection. Volume one of the Saiyan Arc—the…

Dragonball Z Dragon Box Vol. 4

The Dragonball Z saga arrives at its most darkest and disturbing chapter in the fourth volume of the Dragon Box set, collecting the episodes that span the Android and Cell sagas. By warning Goku and pre-empting his fatal heart condition,…

Dragonball, Season 5

The saga of young Goku comes to a close in the final season of Dragonball. After successfully defeating King Piccolo, Goku is taken to recover at Korin’s tower. Once there, he is desperate to revive his friends who fell at…

Dragonball, Season 4

The action heats up as the Tenkaichi Tournament comes to a close, but before anyone can catch a breath, a great evil resurfaces on Earth and plots a deadly takeover! There are many things going on in the fourth season…

Cowa!

Paifu is a happy-go-lucky young monster. Half-vampire, half-werekoala, he lives with his mother in a town of mostly monsters. Most of his days are spent getting into trouble with his best friend, Jose, who is a ghost. But when the…