Derek Padula

    • Member Type(s): Expert
      Media - Freelancer
      Media - Print Journalist
      Media - Web-only/Blogger
    • Title:Author
    • Organization:The Dao of Dragon Ball
    • Area of Expertise:anime,manga,japan,china

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: anime,manga,japan,china
      Summary of expertise:
      I am the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball, a book about the manga and anime world phenomenon known as Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball has generated close to $4 Billion dollars in global sales and is a worldwide success. I am an established expert on the subject and have a bachelors degree in East Asian Studies and a minor in Chinese, as well as 12+ years of martial arts experience.
      Blog/Web site:
      Books/articles published:
      The Dao of Dragon Ball Book
      Prior media experience:
      The Epoch Times Journalist
      Educational background:
      B.A. East Asian Studies
      Minor in Chinese
      Western Michigan University, 2005
      Publication history:
      I write for The Epoch Times Newspaper in the Arts & Entertainment section. I cover blockbuster films and theater.
      Chinese philosophy, history and culture. Japanese pop culture and East Asian studies. Martial arts. Falun Gong meditation. Anime, manga, and comic books.

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