Author(s): Akira Toriyama
The next Tenka'ichi Budokai martial art tournament is just around the corner, and an eager Son Goku can't wait to face even tougher fighters for the Strongest Under the Heavens title! Among the contestants include pipsqueak Chaozu and three-eyed Tenshinhan, deadly disciples of Tsuru-Sen'nin, the Crane Hermit! As it turns out, Tsuru-Sen'nin is an old rival of Goku's teacher Kame-sen'nin (also known as the Turtle hemit). What's worse, Tsuru-Sen'nin orders Chaozu and Tenshinhan to kill the Kame Sen'nin disciples! Will crane-style kung fu beat out turtle style? As these two martial arts schools duke it out in the tournament ring, things just might turn fatal!
Akira Toriyama's first weekly series, Dr. Slump, has entertained generations of readers in Japan since it was introduced in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1980. A few years later, he created his wildly popular Dragon Ball series, which brought him international success. Toriyama is also known for his character designs for video games, including Dragon Warrior, Chrono Trigger and Tobal No. 1.