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Databook Guide

Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 6: Movies & TV Specials


Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 6 - Cover      Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 6 - Foldout Poster

Databook Information

Released: 04 December 1995
Retail: ¥1,800 (tax included)
Publisher: Shueisha Inc.
Size / Pages: JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) / 217 pages
Catalog No.: ISBN 4-08-782756-9

Databook Contents

The sixth daizenshuu covers the storylines of all three Dragon Ball movies, all 13 Dragon Ball Z movies, and both Dragon Ball Z TV specials. This daizenshuu is graced with beautiful full-color artwork drawn by Tadayoshi Yamamuro exclusively for the guide, which have never been reprinted in any other Dragon Ball guide book. It also includes supplemental information about the movies, such as movie-only special techniques, movie-related merchandise, Toriyama’s contributions to the movies, and a special glimpse at the 10th Anniversary Movie. Included before the table of contents is an introduction message from Akira Toriyama and the guide’s title page, which features the cover illustration from 1992 WJ #36/37. The book also features a beautiful foldout poster of the guides respective cover image drawn by Akira Toriyama. On the opposite side of the poster is an image of Bardock’s family wearing their Saiyan armor. The image includes Bardock, Son Goku (Kakarrot), Son Gohan, and Son Goten.

Toriyama’s Introduction (read translation)
013
Dragon Ball – The Movie Battle Stories
015
This section highlights all three Dragon Ball movies and contains character profiles, screen shots, and a detailed synopsis of each. It also showcases some beautifully drawn artwork from Tadayoshi Yamamuro made specifically for the daizenshuu. Beyond this point we will not provide a breakdown for each movie, as we assume you have a general idea of what each movie entails. If not, please visit our Movie Guide.

At the end of the section is a memorial, highlighting the main staff and cast data, and various paraphernalia made for each movie, such as posters, special pamphlets, and other items.

No. 1 “The Legend of Shenlong”
016
No. 2 “The Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle”
024
No. 3 “A Mystical Great Adventure”
032
’86~’88 Memorial
040
Dragon Ball Z – The Movie Battle Stories
043
This section highlights all thirteen Dragon Ball Z movies and contains character profiles, screen shots, and a detailed synopsis of each. It also showcases some beautifully drawn artwork from Tadayoshi Yamamuro made specifically for the daizenshuu. Beyond this point we will not provide a breakdown for each movie, as we assume you have a general idea of what each movie entails. If not, please visit our Movie Guide.

After the first three movies, and then for every two movies after that, there’s a memorial highlighting the main staff and cast data, and various paraphernalia made for each movie, such as posters, special pamphlets, cards, toys, and other items. There is also some extra background information provided for some of the movies.

No. 1 “Return My Gohan!!”
044
No. 2 “The World’s Strongest Guy”
052
No. 3 “A Super Decisive Battle for Earth”
060
’89~’90 Memorial
068
No. 4 “Super Saiyan Son Goku”
070
No. 5 “The Incredible Strongest vs Strongest”
078
’91 Memorial
086
No. 6 “Clash!! 10,000,000,000 Powerful Warriors”
088
No. 7 “Extreme Battle!! The Three Great Super Saiyan”
096
’92 Memorial
086
No. 8 “Burn Up!! A Close – Intense – Super-Fierce Battle”
088
No. 9 “The Galaxy at the Brink!! The Super Incredible Guy”
096
’93 Memorial
122
No. 10 “The Dangerous Duo! Super-Warriors Can’t Rest”
124
No. 11 “Super-Warrior Defeat!! I’m the One Who’ll Win”
132
’94 Memorial
140
No. 12 “Rebirth of Fusion!! Goku and Vegeta”
142
No. 13 “Dragon Fist Explosion!! If Goku Won’t Do it, Who Will?”
150
’95 Memorial
158
Dragon Ball – The Next Movie
160
This section shows some early drawings for the 10th Anniversary Movie, which was still in development at the time. What’s interesting, is that Black’s design hasn’t changed in these early drawings from how he originally appeared in the manga, though in the actual movie he ended up looking completely different. Also, for some reason, Commander Red is drawn with white hair?
Dragon Ball Z – The TV Special Extra Stories
161
This section highlights both Dragon Ball Z TV specials and contains character profiles, screen shots, and a detailed synopsis of each. It also showcases some beautifully drawn artwork from Tadayoshi Yamamuro made specifically for the daizenshuu. Beyond this point we will not provide a breakdown for the TV specials, as we assume you have a general idea of what they entail. If not, please visit our Movie Guide.

At the end of the section is a memorial, highlighting the main staff and cast data, eyecatches, Toriyama’s thoughts, and a comparison between the original story (manga) and TV specials. It breaks it down into two basic cases, where the TV special (Bardock) influenced the manga, and where the TV special (Trunks) expanded on the manga.

No. 1 “A Final Solitary Battle”
162
No. 2 “Defiance in the Face of Despair!!”
170
TV Special Memorial
178
Gallery of Akira Toriyama
182
One of the best sections in the whole guide, it highlights Toriyama’s character designs for the movies. While he didn’t have much, if anything, to do with the movie’s stories, he would often design and name most of the main movie characters. He even re-drew and re-named Bardock and his team for the first Dragon Ball Z TV special. Specific design notes were even left intact, though most are quite small and incredibly hard to read. You can see them all scanned and translated in the Production Guide.
Library of Adventure
187
This is a huge section filled with detailed character design sketches, by either Minoru Maeda or Tadayoshi Yamamuro, of all the characters that appeared in the various movies, including movie-only characters. Some characters, particually main characters, have many sketches included from the various movies showcasing their various outfits and styles.
Akira Toriyama Super Interview (read translation)
212
This is a five page interview with Akira Toriyama from 05 October 1995 at Shueisha. There are also some nice step-by-step photos of Toriyama drawing Goku shown throughout the interview.
Variety of Dragon Ball
 
The “Variety of Dragon Ball” pages appear throughout the daizenshuu and showcase various aspects of the movies. They provide an interesting read, but for the most part are pretty self explanatory.
Goku’s Special Techniques
042
This variety showcases all of Son Goku’s special techniques that are exclusive to the movies.
Movie Villain Encyclopedia
042
This variety showcases the different types of villains that appear in the various movies.

Shenlong Times Bonus Insert Pamphlet

As a special bonus for buying the daizenshuu, Shueisha included a small newapaper type pamphlet called the “Shenlong Times”. Within each of these 8-page pamphlets, there were interviews with staff members involved with Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama, and fans from Japan. In the center of each pamphlet there was usually a short comic drawn by Toriyama detailing part of his life following the completion of series, or a tribute to Dragon Ball by other artists, similar to what was done with the kanzenban. Also in each pamphlet is a “Dragon Ball News” section that showcased “new” and upcoming Dragon Ball merchandise. There’s also a section called “I Love Dragon Ball”, in which famous people from Japan (or China), who love Dragon Ball are interviewed.

Shenlong Times Contents

  • Dragon Ball Anime Main Staff Round-Table Discussion – 3rd Round
     — Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV Producer)
     — Kōzō Morishita (Toei Animation Producer)
     — Shunsuke Kikuchi (Music)
     — Takao Koyama (Series Organization)
     — Shigeyasu Yamauchi (Director)
     — Tadayoshi Yamamuro (Animation Supervisor)
     — Masako Nozawa (Voice Actor; Son Goku, Son Gohan, Son Goten, etc.)
  • Akira Toriyama’s “Me These Days”
  • I Love Dragon Ball #6
     — Daizaburō Okumoto-san (French literary)
  • Dragon Ball News #6
     — “Dragon Ball: The Path to Ultimate Strength” (In Theaters Spring 1996)
     — Carddass Part 25 (Available Now)
     — Daizenshuu 7 (On Sale February 5th)
     — Extra Volume: Dragon Ball Carddass Perfect File Part 1 (On Sale in January)

Databook Staff Credits

It should be noted that although Akira Toriyama is listed as the author of this databook, he actually had very little involvement with the production of its content, if any at all. Toriyama makes it quite clear in most of his daizenshuu introductions that “they” (Shueisha) are responsible for putting these together, and he is often graciously humble in thanking them for all their hard work in sorting through his exhaustive series.

構成

Organization

樹想社

Kisōsha

アートディレクター

Art Director

田熊樹美 (フライハイト)

Jumi Takuma (Freiheit)

描き下ろしセル原画

Original Cel Drawings

山室直義

Tadayoshi Yamamuro

協力

In Cooperation With

東映動画

Toei Animation

フジテレビ

Fuji TV

著者

Author

鳥山 明

Akira Toriyama

発行人

Publisher

坂口紀和

Norikazu Sakaguchi

編集人

Editor

渡辺彰則

Akinori Watanabe

発行所

Publishing House

株式会社 集英社

Shueisha Inc.

印刷所

Printing House

大日本印刷株式会社

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.