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Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball is the world’s most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits.
With a foreword by Ryo Horikawa, the Japanese voice of Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z “It’s Over 9,000!” When Worldviews Collide is the first e-book to explain where “It’s Over 9,000!” came from, how the original video spread to receive over 7 million views, and why it continues to be such a popular catchphrase.
Featuring a thoroughly researched analysis of Goku and Vegeta’s colliding worldviews, this e-book helps the reader better understand why conflict is necessary for profound personal growth and character development.
Referencing East Asian belief systems and high tech futuristic paradigms, Derek Padula, the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball book and blog, provides a deeper understanding of this epic story and the inherent values within it.
It will forever change the way we look at Dragon Ball Z.
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From ScrewAttack.com"A new, fascinating perspective for you to experience Dragon Ball Z with. Rattling your perception of DBZ for the better." - ScrewAttack.com
From Alex's DBZ RPG"Reading this e-book will grant you a deeper understanding of Dragon Ball Z and its philosophies. The incredible insights will change the way you view the show forever. In fact, you will probably want to re-watch the first few sagas after reading it." - Alexander Hinkley (Alex's DBZ RPG)
From iSugoi.com"It's Over 9,000! effectively reinvigorates the franchise. It is a book that would be deemed beneficial to the most jaded of Dragon Ball Z fans and non-fans alike." - iSugoi.com
Excerpt:The Dragon Ball Z internet phenomenon known as “It’s Over 9,000!” went viral with over 7 million views on YouTube in the late 2000’s. Dragon Ball Z “It’s Over 9,000!” When Worldviews Collide will explain the meaning behind “It’s Over 9,000!”, its significant pop cultural implications in mass media, and provide deep insights into what made the scene it’s based on so important.
If you have heard the term “It’s Over 9,000!” on the Internet or from somebody saying it in person, you may have laughed, been a bit confused, or started saying it yourself! In any case I can tell you with confidence that you’re still missing a lot of the story. In this e-book you’ll learn exactly why “It’s Over 9,000!” became so popular and you’ll discover what happens between two Saiya-jins when worldviews collide.
Part 1 “It’s Over 9,000!”
In Part 1 you will learn what “It’s Over 9,000!” is, where it originated, and how it became so popular in the modern pop cultural landscape.
Part 2 When Worldviews Collide: Goku versus Vegeta
Underlying themes prevalent in the Dragon Ball Z series make their debut in a meme. It is through scenes of conflict in characters that these themes come to life and engage the viewer. Two of the most prominent characters in the series, Goku and Vegeta, will be examined to show how their epic rivalry is a catalyst for profound growth.
Part 3 A Thin Slice of Dragon Ball
If “It’s Over 9,000!” represents a single letter of this evolving pop cultural language, than the Dragon Ball series embodies this unique alphabet. The significance lies in the community this creates, a language that is now understood by millions of fans that contribute to the identity of the collective and the individual.
The “It’s Over 9,000!” phenomenon is thus a microcosm of the epic Dragon Ball phenomenon. This e-book is just one of an even richer collection of stories that are further revealed in The Dao of Dragon Ball book.
The journey of “Over 9,000” miles starts with a single turn of the page.
Dragon Ball Z It's Over 9,000! When Worldviews CollideBy: Derek Padula