This month the editors behind magazine V Jump released a giant, glossy book called Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Super History Book. With tons of full-color pages, art and behind-the-scenes information, it seems like a must for fans of Akira Toriyama’s world-famous manga.

Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Super History Book Akira Toriyama

Inside of the book, Toriyama expressed his opinion about how his work has been adapted, and said he was not happy about the awful and much-hated Dragon Ball Evolution live-action movie. He also complained about the poor quality of the new Dragon Ball Super TV anime.

Here’s the exact quote from the long interview in the book:

Even though I thought Dragon Ball had become a thing of the past for me, I ended up getting upset by the live-action film, helped fix the scripts of the anime films, complained about the quality of the TV series… before I knew it, Dragon Ball came to mean so much to me I just can’t let it be.

Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Super History Book Akira Toriyama interview

It also includes appreciative illustrations by Toriyama’s fellow manga artists: Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk), Osamu Akimoto (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), and Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x Hunter). That last one prompted a commotion on the Japanese Internet, as Togashi still has not resumed work on Hunter x Hunter, which is on hiatus.

Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Super History Book anime

Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Super History Book is currently on sale and it comes in a shiny box with two posters included for the price of 3,500 yen ($30 USD).

Source: Yaraon, ANN

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