In 2013, when asked to explain Dragonball's runaway success, creator Akira Toriyama confessed, "Frankly, I don't quite understand why it happened. While the manga was being serialized, the only thing I wanted as I kept drawing was to make Japanese boys happy."
You COULD say he slayed that goal: Since 1984, Dragonball's 42 volumes, which Toriyama admits weren't always meticulously planned or produced, have gone on to sell 159 million-plus copies in Japan. But to his amazement and fans' elation, the modest manga gained fame and went full-on. Worldwide, Dragonball has sold 350 million-plus copies, making it the second best-selling series in history. Its beloved art, characterization and humor are still captivating readers, decades on.
As one of those readers, maybe you're thinking, "So Dragonball is the BEST! Goku slays! Tell me something I DON'T know!" And to that, we say, "No - YOU tell US everything you know!" Because your Dragonball knowledge will make you shine in this section of nearly 150 quizzes. So Goku to it! (Um, sorry.)