The ultimate science fiction martial arts manga â€“ and one of the best-selling series of all time â€“ Dragon Ball Z is the second half of Toriyamaâ€™s touchstone saga, Dragon Ball. After years of training and adventure, Son Goku has become Earthâ€™s ultimate warrior, and his son, Gohan, shows even greater promise. But the strikes are increasing as even deadlier enemies threaten the planet â€“ and means non-stop action!Gohan and Kuririn struggle to keep the last Dragon Ball from falling into Freeza and Vegetaâ€™s hands, but how will they fare against Freezaâ€™s Ginyu Forceâ€”a group of five of the strongest fighters in outer space? It could be that an unlikely ally will come to their rescue! Dragon Ball Z comprises the second part of the acclaimed series Dragon Ball, which originally ran in Japanâ€™s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995. Collected and published into 42 volumes, the series quickly became an international bestseller. (In the United States, volumes 1 through 16 were published as Dragon Ball, and volumes 17 through 42 as Dragon Ball Z.) Widely acknowledged as a landmark series, /Dragon Ball Z/ has been adapted into animated television series, movies, video games, toys and collectibles worldwide.