New Dragon Ball Book Author Wants Your Feedback

Topic started by DerekPadula on Jan. 31, 2012. Last post by Iju 2 years, 6 months ago.
Post by DerekPadula (2 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Hey Anime Vice. You guys are Dragon Ball fans, so I'm posting to let you know about a new book I'm writing called called The Dao of Dragon Ball.

http://thedaoofdragonball.com/

I go super deep into the full history of Dragon Ball, its financial success around the world, its spirituality and connections to ancient Buddhism and Daoism, and the martial arts ethics of a spiritual warrior. I also discuss the psychology of Goku and what makes him so unique, Ki and how supernormal abilities actually work (according to ancient principles) and I get very philosophical about Dragon Ball as a whole. If you want to know more, please check out the site.

I created this survey to get a better understanding of what it is that YOU GUYS, the hardcore Dragon Ball fans, would like to read about.

http://thedaoofdragonball.com/blog/general/please-take-my-2012-reader-survey/

If you take it and leave your name in the comments or tweet me @derekpadula telling me you took it, you'll have a chance to win a FREE copy of my ebook, "Over 9,000 Explained!"

Obviously feel free to discuss it here if you prefer, since that is the point of the forum.

Thank you mods for allowing this discussion! I'm not trying to spam. Ultimately I'm writing this book for the Dragon Ball community, not for myself. Please feel free to ask me any questions. Thank you.

Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11

That's a fantastic idea mate, such a great work you're doing. Here in latin America Dragon Ball is almost a religion, the people from my generation have such respect for Goku as a character that it would blow your mind, even older people just sat every day at 5:30 pm to watch the show. And watching it as I grow older I can see the more philosophical and religious aspects of the franchise.

Keep up the good work!

Post by DerekPadula (2 posts) See mini bio Level 6

@Black_Rose: Thank you! I'm glad you like the idea. I've heard similar things about Latin American Dragon Ball fans before, but I didn't realize this when I started the project. Fascinating to see how people view the series as they mature. And did you see the Gokuism article on my blog? People in Spain and elsewhere have created a religion surrounding Goku! Or at the very least an idolization, like you mentioned. Very interesting!

Post by Iju (98 posts) See mini bio Level 7

I would love to see Sonic coming into the DBZ universe. The only way to compare DBZ is with Sonic!

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