Jaco the Galactic Patrolman

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Jaco the Galactic Patrolman was created by Akira Toriyama, and published by Shonen Jump.

The story of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman takes bit before the initial Dragon Ball series begins, around the time that Goku (Kakarot) first comes to planet earth. The story begins with the readers getting introduced to the three main protagonists; Jaco a “Super-Elite Member of the Galactic Patrol” , Omori a retired scientist, and Tights the older sister of Bulma Briefs from the Dragon Ball series. As the story continues more information of Jaco’s mission is revealed. Jaco works for The Galactic Patrol which is also known as the Space Police or the Galaxy Police lead by the Galactic King to maintain peace throughout the Milky Way Galaxy. The Galactic Patrol learns about a Saiyan space pod heading to Earth, and assigns Jaco to the mission to stop the Saiyan, upon arriving to Earth Jaco crash lands on a remote island inhabited by Omori. Jaco and Omori start working together to fix Jaco’s ship, so the pair travel to the city to try to find all the necessary components for the repairs. Once in the city Jaco and Omori run into a teenage girl named Tights who then joins the group to help Jaco get his ship back into shape. Between struggles with repairing the ship and the government interference the trio has quite a lot to do in a small amount of time.

Overall I’d say this is a great addition to the Dragon Ball universe that Akira Toriyama has created. The art style is nothing less than great, and the story line has a lot of action and comedy like many other stories Toriyama has created. I’d definitely recommend Jaco the Galactic Patrolman to any fan of the Dragon Ball series. Plus if you have read any of the Dragon Ball Super Manga you’ll be seeing Jaco and it’s nice to know a bit of his back story to see a bit more of his character.

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In the back of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman there is a little special called Dragon Ball Minus, it is the story of how Goku (Kakarot) arrived on earth and the events leading up to his departure from planet Vegeta.

If you haven’t already read Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and you’d like to read it, stop by your local bookstore and pick a copy.

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Sand Land

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Sand Land is a manga created by Akira Toriyama.

Sand Land was created as a one-shot manga piece and originally featured in the ever popular SHONEN JUMP.

The magna was originally supposed to be a short story about a man with a tank, but it progressed into something a lot more. This story is set in a desert wasteland in the far future after the earth had been left pretty much destroyed by war. Water is a scarcity and the only known supply is controlled by a very greedy king.

The main protagonists are a very unlikely group; Rao a human sheriff with an interesting past, Beelzebub the mischievous son of the Demon King Lucifer, and Thief another demon who is the assistant to Beelzebub. Together the group sets out on a journey to find another water source to share between humans and demons. Among their journey the group face many challenges between the monsters, bandits and the Kings Army.

Sand Land packs a great story into a singular book. Akira Toriyama wrote this back in the year 2000 and to this day it still seems to be able to foreshadow a possible future (most likely with out the demons) if we don’t take care of the earth. This is one of my personal favorites by Akira Toriyama. The art style and illustration alone in this book sparked my interest before I read the plot and purchased my own copy of Sand Land. After reading this story I would personally recommend this to anyone who is looking for something new to read as well as expand their personal collection of great manga.

(If you are interested in reading this Manga, contact your local book store to see if they carry it)

 

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