Monday, June 05, 1995

Bye Bye Dragon Ball


With this title has ended Dragon Ball today in Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump. Akira Toriyama has decided to finish Dragon Ball, the story he started publishing back in December 1984, more than ten years ago. I feel really fortunate for having follow the story all this years almost at the same time it was been published in Japan thanks to the Spanish edition of Planeta de Agostini. It has been also so great to see it translated to Basque, as animated feature on Basque TV. But is not time to be sad, we still have time to enjoy Dragon Ball in here. The  Spanish edition (Serie Roja) is still being published  at a rate of 48 pages per month, so we still have two years of adventures with Goku and his friends to ahead. Here the Goodbye letter by Akira Toriyama as published in the last Tankoubon #42 on August 9, 1995.

Sunday, March 19, 1995

Michael Jordan is back




The pre-game of Michael Jordan's first game back after couple of years of retirement. It's glad to see him back this time with the number 45.

Wednesday, March 08, 1995

Dragon Ball Tankoubon #40

This is the first ever Dragon Ball Tankoubon I saw. A neighbour friend has bought it on a comic book store. There are no many stores like this around so this kind of material it's pretty difficult to find in the Basque Country. As it's all written in Japanese, we have no clue on what's going on. The value of it for us resides fully in the pictures. The storyline is far ahead of what we are reading in Spanish edition and watching on Basque TV, so we were just amazed by every single frame. The thing that shocked us most was a full page of Goku transformation in a super saya with long hair. We thought he was evil because of the eyes, I guess. Months later when it was finally published in Spain we end up knowing what was really happening.