Dragon Ball 3 in 1 Edition Manga Volume 1
About Dragon Ball 3 in 1 Edition Manga Volume 1
Dragon Ball 3-in-1 Edition 1 collects volumes 1-3 in omnibus format and features story and art by Akira Toriyama.
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...
Ratings & Reviews
The 1st three volumes told me why this is such a highly regarded manga. Though the low-brow humor that is a defining feature of these books isn't generally welcome in my case, the beautiful art, characters and the lighthearted nature of the adventure won me over. There are echoes of Tezuka, and readers familiar with more recent mega-shounen titles like Fairy Tail, Naruto, Bleach etc. will find similarities (Natsu's appetite is a tradition, perhaps). Many of those authors have cited Toriyama as an influence. So we can trace a line from Astro Boy to the hits of the present day through Toriyama and Dragon Ball, which is kind of cool if you are into that sort of thing. But even if not, it is still worth the read. Toriyama once said something to the effect that entertaining readers is his bottom line, and Dragon Ball continues to succeed in that respect, 30 years on.
The Start of the Adventure of a Lifetime
Dragonball was arguably the most popular manga series of all time, and now it's being released in omnibus format. I am very pleased with this release of Dragonball and can't wait to have all 14 omnibuses. This series follows the adventures of Son Goku, a cheerful, naive, super strong 12-year-old boy, who sets off on an adventure with a brilliant teenage girl who is looking for all 7 of the crystal spheres known as the Dragon Balls. Once all 7 gathered a massive dragon will appear and grant your wish. I highly recommend getting this series, especially the omnibuses due to the amount of money you'll save as apposed to buying the individual volumes. If your manga fan and haven't read Dragonball... get to it! Because it's an awesome world to get involved in.
by MIRANDA -
I grew up watching this franchise and I love that I am having the chance to own it!
Toei does no justice
by Here Comes Treble
Though this review is listed for Volume 1, I am reviewing the series as a whole. Dragon Ball is great, the story is captivating, the characters are intriguing, and the artwork beautiful. Everyone is drawn so well and solidly, they don't look like they'll blow away with the slightest gust of wind, unlike a lot of manga out currently. Low brow humor aside, it has some awesome action and character interaction. The anime adaptation by Toei does not do the manga justice. I now understand why Dragon Ball is considered a masterpiece. Without Toriyama ( and Araki) more than half of the Shonen Jump manga wouldn't exist. Truly influential.
And so it begins
And here is where it all begins. I originally picked these books up cause I was only familiar with Dragon Ball Z and Super and I wanted to go back to where it all began. These omnibus versions are a great start for anyone cause they’re a cheaper price per book with still maintain the goods. And as the story goes on and becomes more action paced, the chapters go by quicker and you can easily read these books in no time. The original Dragon Ball story is more comedy based and not as serious as Z but it’s still good. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Red Ribbon Army arc but the tournaments were a good read. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to read the original manga for a good price.