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Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 6: Movies & TV Specials

Introduction by Akira Toriyama

The Daizenshuu this time is a special collection of the animated movies. Frankly, I’ve never once gone to the theater to see Dragon Ball (or Dr. Slump, either), because it’d definitely be embarrassing to watch an anime of my own original story together with everyone else, and it’s not very befitting of a Tokyoite, is it? (Well, I guess I’m not a Tokyoite). I end up watching them secretly at home on video.

My son used to have practically no interest in Dragon Ball, but lately he’s come to acknowledge it a little bit, and has even gone to see it in theaters. My daughter, however, seems to hate it altogether, and won’t even watch it at all when it comes on TV. Well, whatever.

 — Akira Toriyama

English Translation: Herms