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Dragon Ball is a Japanese manga, written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. The story follows the adventures of Son Goku, a child who goes on a life-long journey beginning with a quest for the seven mystical Dragon Balls. Along the way, he goes through many rigorous martial arts training regimens and educational programs, defeats a series of increasingly powerful martial artists, and becomes the top martial artist in the universe. The series was published in the Japanese-language magazine Weekly Shonen Jump.[1] The individual chapters were collected by Shueisha in a series of 42 tankōbon volumes; The first tankōbon was released in November 10, 1985, while the last one was released in August 4, 1995.[2][3] In 2004, the manga was re-released in a collection of 34 kanzenban, which included a slightly rewritten ending, new covers, and color artwork from its Weekly Shōnen Jump run.[1] There have also been two anime adaptations, both produced by Toei Animation. The first, also named Dragon Ball, adapted the first sixteen volumes of the manga.[4] The second one was titled Dragon Ball Z and adapted the other twenty-six volumes of the series.[5] The distributing company Viz Media has released all 42 volumes in English in the United States. Viz titles volumes seventeen through forty-two of the manga Dragon Ball Z to reduce confusion for North American readers.[1] Both manga series were published since March 2003; the last volume of the first part was released in August 3, 2004, while the last one of the second part was released in June 6, 2006.[6][7] As of June 2008[update], Viz began re-releasing both manga series in a wideban format called "VIZBIG Edition", which is a collection of three volumes in one.[8][9] Viz includes the title pages from the series' original run in Weekly Shonen Jump in a "Title Page Gallery" section at the back of each volume