“Reading this book will grant you a deeper understanding of Dragon Ball Z and its philosophies. The incredible insights will change the way you view the show forever.” – Alex’sDBZRPG.com
“It’s Over 9,000! reinvigorates the franchise. It is a beneficial book for the most jaded of Dragon Ball Z fans and non-fans alike.” – iSugoi.com
“For the Dragon Ball Z fan, It’s Over 9,000! is a must read. Much like how Joseph Campbell related the allegories, myths, and archetypes explored in his masterful Hero of a Thousand Faces to George Lucas’ Star Wars saga, Padula provides an equally fascinating exploration of the themes in Dragon Ball Z, imparting insight into just how philosophical and sophisticated the source material truly is.” – Shadowland Magazine
“Hallelujah and praise Kami-sama (or perhaps Shenron) for giving us Derek Padula and his amazingly thorough knowledge of what will always be THE “world-class” anime/manga series.” – MangaTherapy.com
“It’s a well-written and well-informed exploration that could only come from someone as passionately in love with the shonen epic as many of us are. A stunning service to those looking to turn a scholarly eye to the series, and a great primer for newcomers. From one Vegeta fangirl to the hundreds of others out there, you’ll find something to love.” – Japanator.com
With a foreword by Ryo Horikawa, the Japanese voice of Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z “It’s Over 9,000!” When Worldviews Collide is the first e-book to explain where “It’s Over 9,000!” came from, how the original video spread to receive over 7 million views, and why it continues to be such a popular catchphrase.
Featuring a thoroughly researched analysis of Goku and Vegeta’s colliding worldviews, this e-book helps the reader better understand why conflict is necessary for profound personal growth and character development.
Referencing East Asian belief systems and high tech futuristic paradigms, Derek Padula, the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball book and blog, provides a deeper understanding of this epic story and the inherent values within it.
It will forever change the way we look at Dragon Ball Z.