Dragon Ball, Vol. 16: Goku vs. Piccolo (Dragon Ball, #16)
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Dragon Ball, Vol. 16: Goku vs. Piccolo (Dragon Ball - First VIZ edition #16)

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Your wish is granted...At long last, Akira Toriyama's action epic DRAGON BALL is available in the handy graphic novel format! Meet a naive young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets a girl named Bulma who is on a quest to collect seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish....more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 3rd 2004 by VIZ Media LLC (first published February 10th 1989)
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Son Goku's childhood sputters to a conclusion as he saves the world again; at this point, he's won so many times that the artificial raising of the stakes (levelling up) has lost any element of surprise. Toriyama's mastery of drawing bodies in motion continues to hook me, but now I crave stillness as well. Will Toriyama get stronger and stronger at his art the way Goku does at martial arts? Will he learn the powers of stillness and observation the way Goku has? I doubt I have trained hard enough...more
Annchan Maulana
Duh duh duh Songoku, Trunks, Bezita, BuLma ... dah lama banget ga baca and nonton Dragon Ballz. Salah satu kartun jepang favoritku dulu nie, selain Sailor Moon and Doraemon ^^
Federiken Masters
Mar 08, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans de las peleas bestiales en general y de DragonBall en particular
Recommended to Federiken by: Obligación laboral y nostalgia.
La lucha entre Piccolo y Goku llega a su clímax, o casi... Un tomo algo lento pero igual de entretenido que el resto. De todos modos, lo mejor está por venir.
Ryan Cutter
I decided as a form of procrastination I would re-read this series, being one of my favorites from my childhood I knew the nostalgia was gonna hit hard. Although the sentiment was strong I forgot how dull the concepts became if you were exposed to the constant power ups. The art and story are pretty epic though and this will definitely be a series I'll read again.
This manga collection is good for anyone wanting a trial manga as well. I usually recommend Dragon Ball as a starting point for both...more
This is the first time that I have done a complete read through of the entire Dragon Ball series. It was fun seeing the character of Son Goku grow into the powerhouse that many know him to be in the Dragon Ball Z series. The final battle was intense with great moves and attacks displayed by both Goku and Piccolo. I love that Goku is sentimental and true to his integrity as a person throughout the entire series. It was great seeing the rivalry between Piccolo and Goku begin. Dragon Ball has becom...more
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Goku's childhood finishes up and the adulthood starts. Hmm. It's much funner as a child.
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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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