New Dragon Ball Book is Released

A new book based on the #1 anime, manga and video game series Dragon Ball reveals the stories of 108 fans and professional voice actors from 25 countries around the world, and shows you how to free your Dragon Soul.


With a foreword from Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel, Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom is an entertaining, inspirational, and enlightening celebration of the world's greatest anime and manga's 30th anniversary.

Readers are taken on a global adventure in search of the 7 dragon balls, as they head west toward Japan, the birthplace of Dragon Ball. Along the way they'll meet 81 fans from 25 countries who will share their Dragon Ball story. From artists to authors, collectors to philosophers, they'll meet such famous fans as Lawrence Simpson (MasakoX) from Team Four Star, Johnny Millenium from Happy Console Gamer, Malik from Dragon Ball New Age, Salagir from Dragon Ball Multiverse, MMA fighter Marcus Brimage, YouTube celebrities SSJGoshin4, Nelson Junior (Casa do Kame), and film critic Chris Stuckmann, famous cosplayers "Living Ichigo," Atara Collis, and Jah'lon Escudero, the creators of Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, Twitter star @Goku, authors Patrick Galbraith, Nestor Rubio, and Vicente Ramirez, and dozens more.

Joining them will be 27 professionals from 7 countries, including American voice actors Chris Sabat (Vegeta), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Chris Ayres (Freeza), Chris Rager (Mister Satan), Mike McFarland (Master Roshi), Chuck Huber (Android 17), Kyle Hebert (Son Gohan), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Chris Cason (Tenshinhan), FUNimation employees Justin Rojas, Adam Sheehan, and Rick Villa, Dragon Ball Z composer Bruce Faulconer, Dragon Ball manga editor Jason Thompson, Canadian voice actors Peter Kelamis (Goku) and Brian Drummond (Vegeta), Latin American voice actors Mario Castaneda (Goku), Rene Garcia (Vegeta), Eduardo Garza (Krillin), French voice actor Eric Legrand (Vegeta), French journalist Olivier Richard, Spanish voice actors Jose Antonio Gavira (Goku), Julia Oliva (Chichi), and manga editor David Hernando, Danish voice actors Caspar Philllipson (Goku) and Peter Secher Schmidt (Freeza), and Brazilian voice actor Wendel Bezerra (Goku).

Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom is the newest book by acclaimed Dragon Ball scholar Derek Padula, author of the #1 best-selling "It's Over 9,000!" book, the Dragon Ball Culture book series, webmaster of The Dao of Dragon Ball, and screenwriter of the live-action Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, forever changing how Dragon Ball fans view the series.

Contact: Derek Padula
Phone: 310 987-5394
Email: derek(at)thedaoofdragonball(dot)com
Social: @DerekPadula and The Dao of Dragon Ball Facebook Page
Store Links: Amazon, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Nook, The Dao of Dragon Ball

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