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Dragon Ball, Vol. 3: The Training of Kame-Sen'nin (Dragon Ball #3)

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With the Dragon Balls gone and Bulma's summer vacation over, Goku goes to the remote house of the Turtle Hermit, Kame-Sen'nin, to be trained in the martial arts. There, the girl-ogling old master promises to teach Goku everything he knows...and prepare him for the Tenka'ichi Budôkai, the great tournament to determine the Strongest Fighter in the World! But Goku's fellow st ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 12th 2003 by VIZ Media, LLC (first published June 10th 1986)
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Jan Philipzig
Aug 30, 2014 Jan Philipzig rated it it was ok
This was a bit of a letdown after the first two volumes for me, as things start to move into more generic territory here: there's the martial arts training program, the inevitable tournament - stuff we've seen many times before. The stream-of-consciousness-style silliness has not completely disappeared, to be sure, but I miss that early anarchic anything-goes zaniness!
Paula
Jul 14, 2015 Paula rated it liked it
Shelves: mangas-comics
Si Goku siendo nene en las peleas les gana a todos, no quiero imaginar como va a ser de grande, en DBZ. Ahora entiendo que siempre se pregunten si X personaje de anime puede vencerlo.
Sam Quixote
Aug 09, 2014 Sam Quixote rated it really liked it
Son Goku is training with Mr Super Perv, the old Turtle Master, Kame-Sen’in, to become the ultimate fighter. A new student, Kuririn, joins them as the group trains to enter the Tenka’ichi Budokai, the “Strongest Under the Heavens” fighting contest. Also, Lunch is introduced.

Who’s Lunch? This braindead woman who changes from Jekyll to Hyde when she sneezes and is essentially a bimbo. I wonder how long it took Akira Toriyama to think up the names of these characters - Lunch?! What, it took him a
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Kevin J.J. Carpenter
Jul 26, 2015 Kevin J.J. Carpenter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, dragon-ball
I'd have to agree with my fiancé, The Milk Run and It Only Gets Harder are by far the highlights of tankōbon 3. It's a very profound metaphor, relevant in any society (and at any age): Hard work pays off in the end, even if it seems monotonous at the time, always providing you have a clear goal.

My only complaint (and it's kind of groundless) is that some of the jokes have been lost in translation. I don't really understand why the announcer had trouble pronouncing Goku's name. Is their some ecce
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Rita
Jan 04, 2012 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meus, manga
Mais uma vez, o que eu me fartei de rir! Estes personagens são uma delícia, super divertidos. O Goku com a sua ingenuidade e o Tartaruga Genial com a sua perversidade, são de ir às lágrimas.
Depois ainda há aquelas partes que uma pessoa nem acredita que está a ler, como o combate do Krillin Vs o fedorento do Bactéria.

Muito bom, sem dúvida!
Bobby
Nov 14, 2015 Bobby rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
4.5
Aravena Muhammad Yesa
Goku: Dengan melihat saja, kamu bisa langsung membedakan laki-laki atau perempuan! Hebat!

Krilin: Memangnya kamu tak tahu perbedaannya?

Goku: Yang kutahu, laki-laki itu berkumis.

Krilin: ......Aku laki-laki, lho.


Biasanya saya tidak menulis review untuk volume komik secara satuan/terpisah, tapi ini perkecualian. Dalam sebuah karya kadang ada kepingan-kepingan tertentu yang terasa begitu istimewa hingga dapat diapresiasi dalam lingkup konteksnya sendiri, dan volume ketiga dari seri shounen legendari
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Crystal Dawn
May 21, 2015 Crystal Dawn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Through the eyes of 12 year old Goku we are now taken on a brand new adventure as he trains with the ambition of following in his Grandpas footsteps. For the amount of laughs and ingenuity this book provides it has it's place as my favourite for the series so far (on my first ever read).

I think the best chapters in my heart would be Tale 30: The Milk Run and Tale 31: It Only Gets Harder. Your cuteness level will be going of the charts for the entire expirience and it's homage towards the Karate
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Frahorus
May 09, 2016 Frahorus rated it really liked it
Rispetto ai primi due, questo terzo volume delle avventure di Goku è meno divertente dove vediamo Goku e Crilin allenati dal maestro Muten (e che allenamenti duri!). Per poi approdare al torneo di arti marziali dove arrivano ai quarti di finale.
Filipe Tomé
Jul 12, 2015 Filipe Tomé rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Este torneio ahah
Meepelous
Mar 24, 2017 Meepelous rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Still a really fun read, but a bit more settled than the previous two. The introduction of Lunch is certainly skating a bit closer towards the "women are crazy bitches" cliche, although I can appreciate the fact that the Turtle Hermit is never given an easy pass for being a total lech. The use of Black Face like caricatures, while rather typical, is not appreciated.
Kittyki
Jan 15, 2017 Kittyki rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Legjobb beszólás:
-Krilin kelj fel, rád nem hatnak a szagok. Hisz nincs is orrod
Jorge Moralejo
Mar 20, 2017 Jorge Moralejo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Genial. No puedo esperar a leerme el siguiente (ya que lo que pasa después, los más emocionante van y lo cortan para ponerlo en el siguiente). Muy guay. <3
Kyle
Sep 09, 2014 Kyle rated it it was amazing
Title: Dragon Ball: Volume 3____________________________________________________________
Author: Akira Toriyama_____________________________________________________________
Story Elements
Setting Long long ago, in an alternate universe.


The main character is Son Goku and he is a young boy that struggles to understand social norms because he never had anyone with him to guide him at home

Another character is Kuririn and he is not afraid to cheat to complete his training because he just wants to “bec
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Matthew
I have been debating whether or not I have seen the anime of this series before Dragon Ball Z and I can official say that I have and to get clarity on that answer this volume refreshed my memories. Unfortunately the Dragon Balls have all scattered again thanks to Oolong's pathetic wish in order to save humanity under the rule of Emperor Pilaf and nobody will be able to track them down for another year so everyone minus Goku leaves to the City and Goku heads over to meet Kame Sen'nin and asked hi ...more
Atharva
Feb 09, 2016 Atharva rated it it was amazing
Dragon Ball Manga was inked very much good, the story of course the best one. Its fantasy meeting Shonen and Goku is a the most imaginably cool and cute and funny charachter. Charachter reminds me that there's just about a hundred charachters here, distributed in thirty one volumes some frail, weak, some strong like hell and some just wierd and funny and humbug. The story goes:- Goku is the main protagonist of the series and he is approached by a girl named Bulma who's in search for the dragon ...more
Kurami Rocket
Sep 30, 2015 Kurami Rocket rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
A fun and entertaining vol. In this we get to meet two new characters, one of whom will be Goku's training partner under Master Roshi - Krillin. At first, Krillin starts off a bit unlikable because of his cheating antics and doing whatever it takes to get ahead of Goku by unfair means. However, thanks to Roshi's training regime Krillin becomes a more honest martial artist and forms a sweet friendship with Goku. We also get a small look at his past, which I feel explains why he may have lacked co ...more
Natalie
Natalie rated it it was ok
Dec 12, 2013
Caleb M.
Aug 08, 2014 Caleb M. rated it really liked it
If this was the first book in the series it would have got 3 stars. But because it comes after Vol. 2, which was pretty freaking amazing, It gets the 4 star treatment. This volume reminds of a TV show. Let me explain. Your new show starts up. The season starts off kind of slow, then it builds and builds in suspense. By the time you reach the end of the season there is so much stuff going on that you can't help but hit the play next episode button, or thing about it for a FULL WEEK if you are wat ...more
Josef Hare
Dec 03, 2014 Josef Hare rated it really liked it
As much as I'm enjoying myself with this manga I don't know if I'll ever be able to give it a five star rating. It is crazily entertaining, probably because it doesn't take itself too seriously and just allows itself to be fun, but at the same time this careless attitude is what let's it down at parts. First of, the sexualisation of women in this manga is utterly horrendous and unredeemable. Rape and sexual assault is normalised and portrayed as something that men do to women casually and with n ...more
Chris Arellano
Nov 01, 2013 Chris Arellano rated it it was amazing
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Athousandliveswithbooks
Ce troisième tome est très intéressant grâce à l'entraînement qu'enseigne Tortue Géniale à Sangoku et Krilin. Malgré le doute de Tortue Géniale sur Krilin, il fait du bon travail au côté du Sangoku. C'est un plaisir de découvrir la force de Sangoku et son évolution même si il a encore du mal avec le monde des humains. J'aime bien l'entente qu'a été créé entre Sangoku et Krilin. Pour le championnat, j'aime l'ambiance et ce font Sangoku et Krilin ainsi que le retour de Yamcha et Bulma.

"L'initiatio
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Bryan
Feb 03, 2015 Bryan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
These are always a pleasure to read. The perfect mixture of nostalgia and fun. In this volume Goku is introduced to Krillin (Kuririn in the manga) and they begin their training under Muten-Roshi in preparation of the Tenka'ichi Budokai tournament. I am really enjoying reading through these after having not watched the original Dragon Ball series in so many years. I love the ridiculous universe they take place in (Goku and Kuririn are 13 years old and they are fighting pterodactyl martial artists ...more
BooksAmL
Oct 22, 2015 BooksAmL rated it it was amazing
I think the title explains everything in this book, but what is important about the training and how do they get so strong is in the most funniest way. ( i wonder if i do those things in real life can i fly? Haha) In this volume Goku meets Krilin and what they have to do to be trained the master. However after the training is over they participate in a big tournament where they find out their true power.
Alexandra Morgan
Oct 08, 2016 Alexandra Morgan rated it really liked it
The Milk Run and It Only Gets Harder are by far the highlights of tankōbon 3. It's a very profound metaphor, relevant in any society (and at any age): Hard work pays off in the end, even if it seems monotonous at the time, always providing you have a clear goal.

My only complaint (and it's kind of groundless) is that some of the jokes have been lost in translation.
Marcos Antunez
Sep 09, 2014 Marcos Antunez rated it really liked it
Great book I think that people who like fighting and adventure should read this or at least give it a chance. I really like the part when there in the tournament and they stat the preliminaries and people think someone Goku was facing just fell out of the ring and he said" No that's not what happened. Genre- Manga. Once again if you like Naruto or Avatar I think you should give this book a try.
Febyan Kudrat
Oct 27, 2016 Febyan Kudrat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Tenkaichi Budokai dimulai!!!! Latar di Tenkaichi Budokai benar-benar mirip Bali.Arena,gedung dan pernak-perniknya sangat menonjolkan ciri khas Bali.Bahkan pakaian panitia pendaftarannya juga memakai pakaian adat Bali.Pertarungan Krilin vs Bacteria bikin ngilu.
Maria
Jan 19, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, manga-shounen
Overall pretty good. Goku being adorable can make up for a lot. The middle with parts of the training were a little dull, but the end was better, as they neared the tournament.

I didn't like Krillin at first, but he's grown on me. I dislike Master Roshi, he's so dishonest.
Stewart Tame
Apr 13, 2015 Stewart Tame rated it really liked it
Goku's training begins. This is starting to get into subject matter more in the line of what people who've seen Dragonball Z would expect. As always, Toriyama's drawing style is a delightful mixture of the goofy and the dramatic, a perfect complement to his writing.
Megan
Sep 30, 2014 Megan rated it liked it
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Akira Toriyama is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his creation of Dragon Ball in 1984. It is difficult to pin point the source of Toriyama's artwork inspiration. He admires Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy and was impressed by Walt Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians, which he remembers for the great art. Jackie Chan's early movies had a noticeable influence on Tori ...more
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