VIZ Media announces a special invitation to manga fans and followers of the popular DRAGON BALL series with news of a brand new VIZ MANGA APP promotion that offers digital versions of the classic action adventure story for the Apple iPad™, iPhone™ and iPod Touch™ for only $3.99 – 20% off the normal MSRP. The promotion starts today for a limited time only and ends on Monday, May 16th at midnight PST.
Creator Akira Toriyama’s classic manga series, DRAGON BALL (rated ‘T’ for Teens), introduces a young monkey-tailed boy named Goku (a wry update of the classic Chinese “Monkey King” legend), whose quiet life changes when he meets a girl named Bulma who is on a quest to collect seven “Dragon Balls.” If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. She’s on a mission to find the seven orbs, but first she must convince young Goku to join her on her quest. With a monkey tail, super-human strength, and a magic staff for a weapon, Goku’s ready to set out on the adventure of a lifetime…
Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular DR. SLUMP. His hit series DRAGON BALL (published in the U.S. as DRAGON BALL and DRAGON BALL Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and is published in North America by VIZ Media. Toriyama is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Tobal No. 1, and most recently, Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA! (also published by VIZ Media), Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children’s book, Toccio the Angel.
The VIZ MANGA APP is the leading application to read Japanese manga on the iPhone iPod Touch, and iPad. The app is free to download through the iTunes store, and volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada for only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. An extensive library of almost 200 volumes is available now, including popular series such as BLEACH, BLUE EXORCIST, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, ONE PIECE and many more. Readers are encouraged to check the app regularly, as new additions to the store and free Chapter 1 previews of other forthcoming manga series are featured.
For more information on the VIZ MANGA APP, please visit www.VIZ.com/apps/.