New Dragon Ball Z Book Goes Over 9,000!

A new book about the #1 anime, manga and video game series Dragon Ball Z reveals the inner psychology of Goku and Vegeta. The insights will change how fans view the series forever.

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 -- Blasting to Earth on September 9th comes the new book Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide, forever changing how Dragon Ball fans view their favorite series. Written by Derek Padula, webmaster of The Dao of Dragon Ball blog, "It's Over 9,000!" reveals the inner psychology and colliding worldviews of series protagonist Goku and his rival Vegeta, showing the reader how their conflict and competition for the ultimate power is necessary for profound personal growth and character development. Framed through the popular Internet meme that brought us the phrase, "It's Over 9,000!", Padula explains how social media allowed Dragon Ball Z a second opportunity to influence pop culture around the world.

With a foreword by Japanese actor Ryo Horikawa, the voice of Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide is the first e-book to explain the origins of the "It's Over 9,000!" meme, how the original video went viral and received over 7 million views, and why it continues to be such a popular catchphrase. Referencing an East Asian belief system and high tech futuristic paradigms, the book provides a deeper understanding of this epic story and the inherent values within it.

Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide is available in e-book format through,, Apple's iBookstore and Kobo. A print format of the "It's Over 9,000!" book will be available in late September on Amazon.

A free chapter of the e-book can be downloaded from the "It's Over 9,000!" site.

Author Derek Padula welcomes all inquiries and loves interacting with the fan base and industry professionals. Press and media outlets may request a review copy of the e-book by emailing derek(at)thedaoofdragonball(dot) com.

About Derek Padula: Derek Padula is the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball, the first book and website to reveal the deep history, philosophy and ancient cultural roots of the world's #1 anime and manga. Derek has been a fan of Dragon Ball since 1997 when he first watched the anime, and has seen every episode and read every chapter of the manga dozens of times. His love for Dragon Ball inspired him to begin martial arts training in Shaolin Gong Fu and study abroad in Beijing to train with Shaolin monks. He speaks at anime conventions about Dragon Ball and wants to share his understanding of this profound series that continues to influence the lives of millions.

Derek Padula is available as a Dragon Ball Expert on PR Newswire's ProfNet:

Contact: Derek Padula
Phone: 310 987-5394
Email: derek(at)thedaoofdragonball(dot)com
Social: @derekpadula and The Dao of Dragon Ball Facebook Fan Page
ISBN: 978-0-9831205-2-0

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