Thou Who Hast Gathered the Seven Daizenshuu!
Published by 07 September 2012, 1:36 PM EDT

After so many years of digging deep through these gems of the franchise, we finally have dedicated information pages for all seven of the original hardcover daizenshuu guide books available in the “Databook Guide”. To accomplish this, we have added pages for the two daizenshuu we had yet to cover — Daizenshuu 5: TV Animation Part 2 and Daizenshuu 7: Dragon Ball Large Encyclopedia. While Daizenshuu 5 is a continuation of the look at the TV series, Daizenshuu 7 is truly the be-all, end-all volume for this run of guide books. It contains a series of dictionaries, tables, and timelines on just about everything Dragon Ball-related you can think of, including characters, techniques, geography, Japanese merchandise, and much more. In addition to these new pages, we have also begun porting over some of these guide book’s interviews with Akira Toriyama that were originally translated on Kanzentai. Look forward to reading all those interviews in our “Translations” section very soon!

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  • Chuquita says:

    Is that a Toriyama-drawn Welsh Corgi on the Daizenshuu 5 page? So cute. X3

    Also liking the Goku art I’ve never seen before near the bottom of the Daizenshuu 7 page; he reminds me of the one on 42’s Table of Contents.

  • saiyamanms says:

    Y’know, I actually managed to get my hands on just over half the Daizenshuu myself yesterday! Found them at the Book Off at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu of all places. The highlight of my Hawaiian vacation thus far!

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