Databook Guide

Supplemental Daizenshuu: TV Animation Part 3

Dragon Ball Supplemental Daizenshuu - Cover      Dragon Ball Supplemental Daizenshuu - Foldout Poster

Databook Information

Released: 10 July 1996
Retail: ¥980 (tax included)
Publisher: Shueisha Inc.
Size / Pages: JIS B5 (18.2 × 25.7 cm) / 121 pages
Catalog No.: ISBN 4-08-102019-1

Databook Contents

This final Daizenshuu volume covers items that were left out of volumes five and six owing to their being released in late 1995. At the time, the Dragon Ball Z TV anime was still underway, and the 10th Anniversary film, while teased in a one-page preview in Daizenshuu 6, would not be released until March of the next year. This book, released in the summer of 1996, came out much later than the others (Dragon Ball GT being well underway by this point), and was thus able to collect what could not be included in previous volumes. As with previous animation-centric volumes, there is new, full-color artwork drawn by Tadayoshi Yamamuro exclusively for the guide, as well as promotional anime artwork and illustrations used in the “Film Animation Comics” of the movies and TV specials. The cover illustration, in contrast to the other Daizenshuu volumes, is not by Akira Toriyama, but an illustration of Goku and Majin Boo in anime-style. The fold-out poster in the front of the book is a smaller version of the “Dragon Ball Original Extra Large Poster” given away to entrants who purchased Daizenshuu 5 or 6, while the back is a new illustration, depicting Super Saiyan 3 Goku surrounded by villains Piccolo Daimaō, Freeza, Cell, and Majin Boo.

Dragon Ball Z Super Battle Scenes: The Final Battle
Separated into six acts, the final story section spans Dragon Ball Z episodes 269 to 291, covering Vegetto’s battle with Majin Boo; the fight to rescue the others inside Boo’s body; the battle in the Kaiōshin Realm with the original, pure-evil Boo; the formation of a last-ditch Genki-Dama with energy from the entire universe; Boo’s final destruction with the help of the Dragon Balls’ power; and the 28th Tenka’ichi Budōkai, where Goku sets his sights on Oob to train as his disciple.
DB & DBZ Animation Gallery, Part 1
This section collects new illustrations produced for the “Film Animation Comics” of three original Dragon Ball movies, as well as the first four Dragon Ball Z movies and first TV special.
Perfect Notes — Dragon Ball: The Path to Ultimate Strength
This section covers in substantial detail the “10th Anniversary” Dragon Ball movie, released in March 1996. In addition to the expected plot summary with stills from the film, there are also two pages at the beginning devoted to the characters and items as they appear in the feature, as well as notes throughout by director Shigeyasu Yamauchi, highlighting certain animation techniques and various other aspects of the production.
’96 Memorial
This two-page section covers merchandise released for the film. In addition to the expected posters and theatrical program, there were also special large-size Carddass cards, toys included in McDonald’s “Happy Meals”, and note pads that could be flipped through to create an animation of Goku’s Kamehameha.
Animation’s Gleanings (read translation)
This section is a primer on various aspects of the anime’s production, making it somewhat unique in that it is the only section in any of the Daizenshuu (apart from interviews and galleries of concept art) given over entirely to behind-the-scenes information.
Planning, Part 1: TV Animation
This section relates stories from the planning phase of the TV show, with the series’ debut to phenomenal ratings in February 1986, the origins of the “Z” in Dragon Ball Z, the anime’s scripting phase being simultaneous with the serialization, and the ways in which filler material was created.
Planning, Part 2: TV Specials & Movies
This section goes behind the scenes with the theatrical features and TV specials, giving insights into the naming of several movies, a substantial list of movie-character name puns, and the revelation that the staff contemplated finding a way to make Goku and Bardock fight against each other.
Dipping into the animation process, this section highlights the difference in preliminary color art for Super Saiyan Goku (with red eyes), the changes in Goku’s character design as Dragon Ball Z progressed, and what an animation cel looks like from behind.
This section delves into the sounds of the series, highlighting multiple characters voiced by the same actor, “hereditary” voices, and the way that the sound effects were created. The “Animation’s Gleanings” section is closed out by an unrelated bit about rare production-materials such as storyboards and episode scenarios, with the latter being limited to no more than around 90 printed per episode.
DB & DBZ Animation Gallery, Part 2
This section collects the new illustrations done for the “Film Animation Comics” of Dragon Ball Z movies 6 through 13, the 10th Annivesary movie, and the second Dragon Ball Z TV special. For some reason, no illustrations are included for Dragon Ball Z movie 5.
Original Battle Collection
This section provides a complete at-a-glance listing of all 119 anime-original fights from the TV series and movies of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, including the two Dragon Ball Z TV specials.
Super Voice Talks (read translation)
This six-page roundtable discussion brings together seven of the most important voice-actors in Dragon Ball to reminisce about their time recording the series, sharing amusing moments in and out of the studio, their unanimous respect for Masako Nozawa, and memories of Kōhei Miyauchi (the first Kame-Sen’nin), who had passed away the previous year.
Library of Adventure
This section is filled with detailed character design sketches by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru for the final episodes of Dragon Ball Z, and by Tadayoshi Yamamuro for the 10th Anniversary movie.
All Story Digest
This section lists at-a-glance all the episodes of Dragon Ball Z covered in this book (in this case, episodes 269 to 291). The episode title, airdate, main staff credits (Director, Scenario, Animation Supervisor, Art), a respective grayscale screen shot, and a short synopsis are all provided for each episode.
Staff & Cast Perfect File
This section lists nearly every character in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, along with the episode of their first appearance and their primary voice-actor; also included are the entire staff and cast of the 10th Anniversary movie.
Variety of Dragon Ball
The “Variety of Dragon Ball” pages appear throughout the Daizenshuu, showcasing various aspects of the anime.
Anime Edition: Original Episode Guide
The final part of the original episode guide (continued from Daizenshuu 5) concludes the list of filler from the very end of Dragon Ball Z. The filler listed in this section includes Vegetto’s fight against Boo prior to turning Super Saiyan, Goku and Vegeta’s fight against slime-creatures and doppelgängers of their friends inside Boo’s body, scenes depicting the other Kaiōshin who were killed or absorbed by Boo, and the heroes’ antics and escapades after peace is restored to Earth.
Gallery of Akira Toriyama: The Path to Ultimate Strength
This page showcases the revisions made to the Red Ribbon Army’s character designs for the 10th Anniversary movie. (To contrast, a page in the sixth Daizenshuu showed early promotional art where the characters’ appearances were modeled much more closely on the original manga.) While most of the characters have relatively minor changes to bring them in line with Toriyama’s mid-’90s design sensibilities, Black and Metallic were completely redesigned. Also shown is Toriyama’s original design for the mecha used by Black, which was scaled several times larger by the anime staff, judging by the relative size of the cockpit.
Anime Edition: The Organization of the Saiyans
This one-page section is a character-relationships chart that shows how the Saiyan race is organized within the Dragon Ball Z TV series and movies, including Paragus’s hatred of King Vegeta, and the possibility that he and Bardock knew each other.
Anime Edition: The Super Saiyan Pedigree
This page shows a branched chart illustrating the various forms taken by the various Saiyan characters as they make their way as Super Saiyans. Broli’s several forms are documented, as is Gohan’s “Ultimate” power-up granted by the Elder Kaiōshin.
Dragon Ball Live Show Guide
This page gives an overview of the live shows (featuring performers in costume and wearing character “heads”) that were held at amusement parks and department stores during the run of the series on television. Nine different shows are documented, up to “Dragon Ball GT: Don Kia’s All-Purpose Gun” in 1996.

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.






Art Director

田熊樹美 (フライハイト)

Jumi Takuma (Freiheit)


Original Cel Drawings


Tadayoshi Yamamuro


In Cooperation With


Toei Animation


Toei Co.


Fuji TV


Aoni Production



鳥山 明

Akira Toriyama




Norikazu Sakaguchi




Akinori Watanabe


Publishing House

株式会社 集英社

Shueisha Inc.


Printing House


Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

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