Friendship! Effort! Victory! Episode 01 – Dragon Ball

The big one. Well. One of the big ones.

art by Akira Toriyama, 1984

art by Akira Toriyama, 1984

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What is Friendship! Effort! Victory!? – A podcast about the manga and inner workings of Weekly Shonen Jump, with an eye towards accessibility and soothing camp tones.

What is this episode about? – Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, mostly, with a look over the elements that made it successful and some of the rumour and speculation surrounding it.

Where are the show notes? – Just below this sentence!

– You can learn more about Akira Toriyama’s career and Dragon Ball itself over at these two wikipedia links (1) (2)
-All knowledge about the intended ending rumours can be backed up over at Kanzenshuu, a website that knows far more than me about Dragon Ball and all its surrounding media
-Dragonball AF, the non-existant continuation of the series that some people still believe is real, is pretty dumb
-You can also learn a bit about Weekly Shonen Jump over at wikipedia, at least until I find the extensive hidden away on an old livejournal blog.
-And of course you can purchase Dragon Ball volumes digitally from VizManga (US only) or physically from bookstores and Amazon (UK) (US) (CA)
-Did I forget to note anything you want to know more about? Do you have feedback for me? Let me know by e-mailing maxy DOT barnard AT gmail DOT com (that’s how we do it right? not actually linking?)