Author(s): Akira; Toyotarou (ILT) Toriyama
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! The Universe 6 and 7 Invitational Fighting Tournament continues. Goku faces off against a guy who looks exactly like Freeza. Heck, the guy even has the same transformations and powers as Freeza! Will Goku and the warriors from Universe 7 be able to pull through and win the tournament and its prize-the Super Dragon Balls?! A continuation of Akira Toriyama's groundbreaking, iconic, best-selling series Dragon Ball, written by Toriyama himself! * Releases twice a year for 2+ volumes. Series is ongoing. * Serialized for free digitally at shonenjump.viz.com. * Dragon Ball volumes 1-16 have sold through over 750,000 across multiple formats in the US to date (Bookscan 1/17).* Dragon Ball Z volumes 1-26 have sold through over 1.3 million across multiple formats in the US to date (Bookscan 1/17). * Akira Toriyama's previous series have sold through over 2.3 million copies to date (Bookscan 1/17). * Anime airing in Japan since July 2015. Season 2 starts in April 2017.
Akira Toriyama 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 most recently, Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children's book, Toccio the Angel. He lives with his family in Japan. Toyotarou 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.