Hope everyone's having a nice Saturday
Looks interesting. What's the story about?
Little kid with a tail goes on adventures. Very loosely based on Journey to the West.
Oh Yeah! Dragon Ball!
Early Dragonball wasn't very good.
It gets better once Krillin shows up.
How do you slice wood mid-air by kicking it with your sneakers? Also, why is this colored? Is it really a manga?
This is going to happen when Bulma and Goku first meet and this big adventure begin!
I always liked Dragonball better before they all got older.
Only the first chapter is colored. And it's not like colored manga doesn't exist.
>genitals in full display
Why is this allowed?
>little boy dick
Absolutely disgusting, reported to the FBI.
oh woops, should I be spoilering those?
Why shouldn't it be?
Are those weighted wristbands?
Daily reminder Goku is 12 YEARS OLD here.
Shooting a kid. Why is Bulma such a murderous little cunt?
how did his shirt turn orange
Some pages are colored with only 4 or less "colors" so they tend to look weird.
All the proper full colored pages match the colored pages of the magazine release; An actual full colored manga version was planned to get released in Japan, as far as I remember.
The mangaka ran out of blue ink.
I completely forgot about Bulma shooting Goku in the head.
Bulma looks like a fucking rusemaster in that bottom panel
>Bulma tries to straight up murder Goku
She's a pretty good shot there. I always wished Bulma had the chance to invent and effectively shoot a high power level gun at some point.
Dragon ball manga (and first "half" of the anime) is plagued with really good reaction images.
You from that /co/ guy thread 12 hours ago OP? Glad you followed through, DB is great.
Here's a personal favorite.
Yeah I am, and yeah it is. I feel bad for the OP from that thread. His motives were pure but he was just a little too naive.
Triva: Bulma's hair was supposed to be purple; the same color as Trunks'. Early color pages by Toriyama himself and the first DB movie were colored properly.
>People have seen DBZ (which is utter shit) but haven't read DB.
This is everything that's wrong with this board.
Blue was a popular hair at that time, wasn't it?
Sorry that DBZ was shown first in America. Faggot.
Actually I have read DB but not seen DBZ. It's just been so long that I forgot. Nice strawman though.
Yeah this story is so Pervet!
Eh. I thought she was the only one in her family that wasn't named after underwear.
It is kinda perverted, especially early on.
>decide to marathon DB a few months ago
>enjoy the first two dozen volumes immensely
>suddenly, quality of scans turns to THIS
Toriyama's vehicles and beasts are just so likeable.
His fashion also tends to be nice.
>you will never see th original DBZ with Gohan being the rebellious cheeky MC and the strongest fighter
And this big adventures begin by meaning more friends even for some who like the girl Bulma!
Tough the furigana makes it "easy as shit" read in the raws, if you know a bit of Japanese you should be fine.
He does make some great designs.
Is that Yamcha or Goku?
So far this story has been nothing but idiotic gags, idiotic plot exposition, and it throws a panty shot in the first chapter. Does it pick up or am I wasting my time?
Gohan's personalty was doomed since Raditz appeared.
It picks up a lot
Even Yamcha wants to touch them.
This doesn't feel right. I report you.
The popularity of blue hair comes from blue being used for shading highlights of what's supposed to be black hair.
Yeah rescue that bitch!
Some people thought that Akane had black hair, right?
At least I remember an argument about this.
That's teenage Gohan in his first stages by Toriyama.
Orginally after Cell, Goku was supposed to stay dead and Gohan was supposed fo be the hero with a bit of angst.
But editors wanted agoku due to his popularity.
I catched up to him in /co/ and told him how he should do it with the condition he limits himself to dumping and lurks for everything else, he was just too nice.
Why does he refer to himself as Son Goku when he has no father?
Starting with the next page it'll be in black and white, fyi
Heh, he used his long, hard wooden stick to nail Bulma to the wall.
But in the Dragon Ball Z series he does!
Son is his surname.
"Son" is his actual name. I think it's pronounced more like "Sewn".
Yes, she has black hair. The blue was only used for highlights, either to make it look more interesting or because some printing methods have shitty greys which makes dark blue a better option.
I remember there was a faggot who can't control his autism and wanted to "spite" /a/ by story time.
>implying the dump intervals will not kill his faggotry
Yeah that is some catch he got to this hot chick!
Don't remind me.
damn I was enjoying the colors
I thought a full color version of the manga came out
That disappointing get from yesterday or are you talking about something else?
Pretty sure the guy that made the thread (It was Dan, right?) legitimately just wanted to share stories. But I like I said, he was too naive to /a/'s ways.
That's exactly what he means
The first stories of DB is very very loosely based on journey to the west.
Yeah even when Bulma was ready to take a bath.
The treasure hunt arc with the gay Red Ribbon general chasing them was arguably the best part of pre-timeskip DB.
Probably a retard from /co/, /a/ likes storytimes as much as the next man, hell, if we weren't in such a tense moment with /co/ OP might have gotten a pass.
This is the Kanzenban, it only has the magazine full colored pages, plus some others with a four colour palette, the full colored version is not even confirmed as far as I remember, but I read about something like that, that release was planned to promote the movie, supposedly (of course is not translated).
>Hey kid, wanna /ss/?
I want Buruma to wash my dirty butt.
I'm sure if he had just not mentioned /co/ in the OP it would have gone smoothly.
Well I think I want to wash her legs.
Yeah the part where she scream!
He literally goes around storytiming, must be one of the few decent namefags on 4chan.
I just told him to dump OPM and sakamoto when they get released until he's learned more.
Sakamoto dumps are really pleasant.
Yet one day ago she was flashing him her panties and asking if he wanted to touch them.
It seems that it's actually a true release, at least digitally.
>Why do you have a butt there?
Yeah that did scan where she take a bath that is the same reference from the anime show. For Bulma Briefs.
the mind of a woman is an enigma shrouded in mystery.
Convert him, he's too good for /co/. Do it for your waifu
>inb4 he NTRs your waifu
Pre-DBZ, the only part I remember being particularly weak was Pilaf and the first Dragonball hunt. Toriyama was between the ecchi gag manga he started with and the action/adventure manga it matured into.
hahahaha oh man, i already forgot how funny these early DBs are.
That was different, anon. She wanted something out of him, it's okay for girls to use their body when they want to take advantage of it.
This is basic girl 1 0 1 facts.
Was Goku raped by his Granpa? He did lose his memory when he fell off that cliff or whatever, I wonder what else he forgot.
>thrown away because your chest is a butt
What did he see?
I love how DB is the story of a country hick that kills his parental figure and just goes around beating the shit out of everything.
He then has a kid, freeloads on his wife and leaves for years to go beat more people up.
This would turned in a really weird way if Buruma was a guy.
And she subsequently wet her pants. Yes.
Time for some more color pages.
..... Is he actively searching for a dick and balls to rest his head on? So it isn't comfortable unless he feels the support of dick and balls? Toriyama, what the fuck man.
He also beats his wife and leave his sons to train some strong weirdo because he's retardedly obsessed about fighting.
Is Son Goku legitimately autistic?
In the buzzword way, yes.
It is only now I comprehend the fact Bulma just tried to murder a child.
>14 years old
>doesn't know how to talk to girls
>lifts heavy things for fun
Looks like the average /fit/izen.
He's actually 12, but I'll let it slide this that was a funny post.
But he said he's 14.
At some point, I don't know if Toriyama had issues with counting numbers or if it "was" Gokuu.
Are there some panels missing here?
He was suffering from chuuni syndrome at the time and wasn't honest about his age.
Because he doesn't know how to count, later on we discover he's actually 12. Grandpa Gohan didn't teach him shit apparently.
He just couldn't count well, but in actuality, the age fixing fits perfectly in the DB timeline.
Roshiit makes his appearance. Dropped.
This first arc is probably the worst. It is clear Toriyama isn't quite sure what direction he wants to take the series even though he had practice with Dragon Boy before hand. Right now it is like Dr. Slump lite. Later(when Kuririn appears) it becomes more Hong Kong cinema-esque and stays that way for the entire run.
Yamcha is probably the highlight of this arc.
It has nothing to do with editors. He made the decision on his own.
>TL Note: Turtle Hermit
Then just fucking call him Turtle Hermit, this is almost as bad as Keikaku Doori.
Is that why he never died? He was granted eternal life by the phoenix?
He's the turtle hermit, so maybe he just lives a really long time, like turtles?
this manga's getting lewd
Yeah the sexy part from Bulma!
So THIS is why the manga got so popular.
I certainly know why I found it interesting when I was 14. DB, Love Hina and Ranma were all super interesting.
Jailbait sluts and old pedophiles, truly a masterpiece.
>brought my camera
>many years later
>show it to vegeta
I wonder what would happen if someone was in the capsule when it was shrunk back down.
Please keep thread alive until ~10PM PST have to work
A tall order. We can try.
In case it fails, you have dl link?
Not the OP but H.A.O scanlations. Google it.
back to black and white, sorry.
fraid not, but it is on bakabt, and you can probably find it other places.
All you have to do is get a plugin that has an "expand all images" function.
It's on kissmanga, but quality is shit
Just leave the auto updater up and the thread open. When you come back just read the thread.
Alpha as fuck.
If it 404s I won't be able to expand all images.
Am pleb with no time, have to go.
If you have auto expand on, it auto expands new posts as well.
There was actually a time where I could buy Dragonball manga volumes at my local supermarket.
That was 10 years ago though, now there's jack shit.
Why does she look like marle
I WONDER WHY
Someone needs to check his privilege.
Akira Toriyama did the art for chronotrigger.
because Toriyama has great designs, but his faces all look the same. Someone post that "good morning, Crono" image.
>because Toriyama has great designs, but his faces all look the same
More like he has a few good designs and reuses them everywhere.
So that's where HxH got the jan-ken-po attack shit from
that works, too.
Haha. Well he did just throw her car over, that's enough to kill a person.
I don't think they all have the same faces (see his work for the dragon quest online) but here you go
It's a name anon.
Looking at some screenshots, I'm not really seeing anything different from past Dragon Quest games.
But thanks for the image.
If you can't OP, I will continue, is that okay for you?
I have all the evening free.
I'll probably still be here, but you're welcome to help.
Okay OP, just let me know when you have to go.
Why don't real girls wear giant red ribbons? They're so cute looking.
The naming in these scans is annoying. Later on they call Tenshinhan Tianjianfan or some bullshit.
I prefer Tori's old drawing style. It looked much "softer" and expressive.
The manga stopped being about adventures so it was kinda expected.
they do, in japan
No, it goes from shitty unfunny fanservice garbage to generic battle shounen garbage, it's fucking dragonball you tard.
Whatever happened to these big talking animals in DBZ?
you'll notice DBZ is very different from Dragonball.
What the fuck are those on the bottom 2 rows?
The fuck? are you new here? most of these storytimes are things that most of the participants have read, but have forgotten about, or noticed new things about in the thread.
He has almost certainly read it
This thread is not particulary an example of that, though.
This is at same level as these One Piece translations
Yeah, I get the sense at least a couple people here haven't read it before.
Yi Xing Long(GT)
Kuriza, Freeza's Son (Neko Majin Z)
Miira and Towa(Dragon Ball Online villains)
Aka(Yo Son Goku and Friends Return!)
Chilled(Episode of Bardock)
Beerus(Battle of Gods)
Katayude(Jaco the Galatic Patrolman)
I watched some episodes of the anime, but I can't remember that much (because it aired in the early 90's).
I'm surprised I'm finding this so much fun to read.
Yeah. Gal-o sengen.
It stopped being about adventures after this arc.
His art style just changed with time. The 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai/Saiyan arc is my favorite style of his.
In this case, Gokuu isn't really wrong; Buruma shouldn't be written like that though, but just because saying Torankusu would be weird (I always liked Buruma better).
>I'm surprised I'm finding this so much fun to read.
It gets even more entertaining with Crilin and Goku's training and the martial arts tournament.
Time to ask Yamcha that.
Buruma is bad but Yamucha sounds cool.
Namek and other arcs were still about adventures, you can't deny that. The powerlevel bullshit was just attached to it, it even stopped getting coverage when the Cell saga started and the adventures got actually cut out, at the same time the lack of backgrounds, animals and detailed art started, in exchange of the kinda likeable dragon ball font art, well that started way before but still.
>shoot someone as soon as you meet them
>consider them distrustful when they don't immediately believe everything you say
How did he go from this badass motherfucker righ here to...well, DBZ Yamcha?
I get it he's not even stron later on, but he deserved better.
aesthetic standards in japan sure have changed
This first arc is the one that is influenced mostly by JttW. After this it becomes more Hong Kong Cinema-esque. When they travel it is mainly to change scenery for a battle. I'm not saying there is no adventure in the series after the first arc but I definitely wouldn't say the series is about adventures.
That is the sound a boat makes anon.
was goku's dialogue in that panel written by bioware?
In that sense, I agree entirely, as you say, the only proper full adventure arc would be this, but it's not like the style of the manga changed that much as soon as the Tenkaichi Budoukai started, though it would feel like that since it has quite the chapters, kinda contradictory, but whatever, it's just my opinion.
this is my fetish
That one To-Love Ru where rito becomes underwear was pretty great
Alright, gonna take a quick break and grab some food.
I'm glad Yamcha has his long hair back in Battle of Gods. It is just too bad he didn't get to anything..maybe next time.
I have the same weakness as Yamcha.
Will be waiting, OP.
Love at first sight
Bulma looks fucking adorable bottom middle though.
Looks like Yamcha broke the fourth wall.
always seemed a bit silly to me that she went with vegita in the end
Why? Yamcha was always a second-rate loser who couldn't keep up with his superiors. Bulma naturally went for the alpha male.
that also seemed silly to me
Why'd an alpha male pick someone like bulma?
To be honest this never really bothered me, neither Sora choosing Yamato.
Because she's got huge tits, nerd.
but not on an international scale...
Shower scene incoming
He just wanted to procreate a powerful Saiyajin.
He should have picked a strong woman then
Bulma is hot
woops, probably should have spoilered the last page
Why is this allowed in a children comic?
Yes, nipples can be very traumatizing.
Because nakedness is not as big a taboo as it is in 'merica and its christian values
different cultural standards. nudity isn't as taboo in Japan and can be played for comedy.
the 80s etc
>peeping is too minor compared to what I have in mind.
>green hair Bulma
>Goku Health Ed 101
It only started being purple by chapter 3.
Do you think Yamcha ever ordered Puerh to transform into an onahole?
I missed it
turning into a pair of panties, probably
Poor Yamcha, he never got married ;_;.
If DB were made today, what would have been different?
So he was seriously gonna rape her
what you don't know about...
Yamcha is a lucky guy
Holy shit, the art style sure took a nosedive quick. Is the author even trying anymore?
Bulma is responsible for giving my kid self a bunny girl fetish.
why does he even have a bunny costume in his house when he's a kissless virgin?
I like how Bulma wears the ears, too. Like, the thought of not wearing the complete outfit never occurred to them.
I liked that too
Heh, Bulma is making an ahegao face after being hit with Yamcha's powerful rocket.
so does everybody in here actually like dragonball?
fuck ive been to /v/ too often
he seems trustworthy
How the fuck Puerh got the right shape of the lock?
sometimes we can go without shitposting
It's what got me into manga, and it's still a really fun read all-around. Rereading it feels nice.
>Yamcha confounding Bulma's bust with fluffy dragon balls in the anime adaptation
Back when Chichi was actually cute.
>because I'm not a loli
>Little kid with a tail goes on adventures.
Only for the first 2 volumes or so. Then it becomes a martial arts comedy.
The competitions with Jackie Chan and such are really great tho
Why are you in this thread if you hate Dragon Ball.
Didn't it create most of the shonen cliches?
>mfw I roll my weed up on this particular volume
maybe he adjusts his transformation inside?
Easily the second-best JttW inspired manga
what's the first?
>You will never be this pure
>because I'm not a loli
Yamcha would make a great loli
Thought about that, but they aren't exactly like plasteline when they transform, more of an explosion to be precise.
>Now that I've been kicked in that spot, I have no choice but to become this boy's bride
What kinda fucked up logic is that, Chichi
Why is Chichi so moe?
How did you make this picture's background transparent?
She's got it at 500% now, and she will be completely depleted in about 10 years.
I erased it in photoshop
we're almost at the image limit. I may end at this chapter (it's the end of the volume, anyway) or at the end of this arc, and then keep going tomorrow.
Still 8 hours for PST, so I will continue, OP.
I still think she's a kyootiepai around the tournament with piccolo
>for 10PM PST
Does a thread autosage if we reach image limit? Otherwise, what is the post limit for autosage?
Does this faggot even lift
yeah, look at him when he flexes man.
thanks. If people just bump every ten minutes or so it might last long enough, then.
here it comes
Only 20 pages left, is he gonna make it?
If you didn't attempt a kamehameha as a kid, you had no childhood.
same if you failed
Nah man, we're fucked.
Yep, I was thinking about that, but, ,making another thread will almost be necessary.
I doubt that anon uses 4chan X (though he might probably be refering to the activeness of this thread) so I doubt he will might get through the archive, so basically this thread needs to hang out in the tenth page.
we'll try to keep it alive for a while.
I'll make a new thread for the next volume sometime tomorrow, probably a bit later though so more people can read it.
>dolphins being bros
Ahahaha, I had forgotten about this shit, DBZ really lost the humor.
Also seeing gamers reminded me of an Arale episode, where she got a baby tortoise she said was Gamera and gave a little lizard she called Godzilla to the villain of the episode, so he could return one day and have their monsters fight.
He's a positive thinker
Gamera, not gamers. Fucking tablets this is more annoying than helpful
>You will never get away with patting a girl's vagoo to check if she really is a girl
>let alone all of them
for some inane reason the translators bundled all the chapter art into its own section at the end. So I'll post some of that occasionally to bump.
>for some inane reason the translators bundled all the chapter art into its own section at the end.
I think that's how it's supposed to be, I have a couple of volumes of the Kanzenban release and they both have that at the end.
I was going to post that exactly, dude.
It seems silly, but the Kanzenban was released exactly like that.
Please, let me post them so I can do it at the exact time the thread hits the 10th page.
The anime ED animation was based on this art, wasn't it?
Yes, and some other illustrations.
ROMANTIKKU AGERU YOOO
joke is, giant turtle have actually the most delicious meat in the world.
They had trouble importing any to england because the crew would eat them
Yep, even just one cover was used for the concept of an entire filler episode.
It actually feels cool to see these covers at the end of the Kanzenban because most of them were used precisely for the ED.
5~ more hours.
Toriyama likes guns, doesn't he?
I guess he does.
He's a model otaku.
In the Dr. Slump bonus pages he talks about his car and gun model kits, and how everyone tells him to stop wasting his time building models and get back to drawing Dr. Slump.
His wife banned him from video games too.
There was apparently a time everyone in his family was talking about the latest Dragon Quest game and he had no idea what they were talking about even though he is the character designer.
Dragon Ball Kanzenban vol 1 - END.
Will still bump the thread; 2 more hours to go.
Just 50 min.
Anon from earlier.
>keep thread alive please
It actually wasn't me so much as the other anon. You should thank him.
Good night, anons.