Long before Naruto, Bleach, or One Piece ruled the anime and manga scene with brutal fights, cliffhanger endings, and fan-favorite power-ups, Akira Toriyama’s original Dragon Ball Z work paved the way for the genre. Soon to explode in popularity. Just like Krillin in Namek.
Chances are you’ve experienced Dragon Ball in one of its many incarnations, anime adaptations, or feature films over the years, but there’s nothing better than sitting down with multiple manga volumes and admiring Toriyama’s incredible artwork. If you’re looking to get started with the series or want to give someone you know a great gift, Dragon Ball manga box sets are available at deep discounts on Amazon ahead of Prime Day Round 2.
Dragon Ball: The Complete Box Set – $87.05 ($
The first series, simply titled Dragon, follows Son Goku from childhood to adulthood as he makes new friends, fights all kinds of enemies, and searches for the Dragon Balls that can grant any wish, no matter what. How ridiculous. We’re looking at you, Oolong. This box set contains all 16 volumes of the original manga and comes with an exclusive double-sided poster and collector’s booklet containing fun Dragon Ball tips and guides, as well as an interview with Toriyama.
Dragon Ball Z: The Complete Box Set – $111.82 ($22
The second Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Z, was notable for its drastic shift from fantasy to science fiction. In the series, Goku discovers that he is a member of a nearly extinct race of warriors, clashes with Vegeta for the first time, and eventually unlocks the iconic Super Saiyan power in a battle with Frieza. From there, Goku and his allies fight Android, Cell, and Majin Buu’s story arcs, which you can read in this meaty 26-volume manga series. Like the box set above, this set also has an exclusive double-sided poster.
If you prefer to slowly explore the world of Dragon Ball one volume at a time, no worries. All paperbacks are available on Amazon and you can expect to pay an average of $10 per graphic novel. Each is still a fun, quick read, as well as an easy gift for the anime fan in your home. Top tip: Goku’s Super Saiyan transformation occurs in Dragon Ball Z Volume 11, which you can find below.
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