Posts Tagged ‘Dragon Ball Z’


Apr29

Dragon Ball airs brand-new anime series in July

2015 at 03:44 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Following the critical success of the past two Dragon Ball movies, television studio Fuji TV has announced that a brand-new Dragon Ball anime series is in the works! Originally created by artist Akira Toriyama in 1984 in manga format, the eventual anime adaptation as “Dragon Ball” and “Dragon Ball Z” garnered worldwide popularity, and multiple spinoff movies, video games, comics, and more. The new series, titled “Dragon Ball Super”, will follow the story of the two recent movies, “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Dogs”, and “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F”.
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The debut of “Dragon Ball Super” will mark the first new anime entry in the Dragon Ball franchise since “Dragon Ball GT” in 1996! Details about Super’s story are scarce at the moment, though it was announced that Toriyama himself is working on the anime as writer and character designer. “Dragon Ball Super” is set to hit Japanese TVs this July, and news will surely arrive about worldwide releases shortly afterwards.

Mar04

Dragonball Z: Fukkatsu no F trailer

2015 at 01:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After the film’s first teaser in July 2014, we have finally been treated to the first full trailer for the newest Dragon Ball Z movie, titled “Fukkatsu no F”! In the new film, the legendary space tyrant Frieza will be revived after his defeat at the hands of Goku and Trunks in the original storyline. The movie will follow Frieza’s attempts at revenge, as well as debut a new golden form for the villain. Alongside the reveal of the new trailer, promotional material for the film was also released, including a manga adaptation of the beginning of the film, as well as exclusive merchandise and collectibles available only at the film’s theatrical debut. The new movie is set to release in Japan on April 18, with plans to release the film internationally in the works. Dragon Ball fans can get excited to see the revival of one of anime’s most iconic villains this spring!

Jul29

Bandai reveals at SDCC

2014 at 01:35 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Bandai, and its Tamashii Nations brand of collectors’ merchandise, has always been at the forefront of Japanese imports and collectibles, featuring designs from some of the most popular anime, video games, tokusatsu, and more. Their showing at this year’s SDCC did not disappoint, with a variety of new reveals along with displays of popular merchandise from the past year.

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Among the new reveals were Bandai’s newest Dragonball releases, exclusive to SDCC. These included the S.H. Figuarts Vegeta figure in its original animation colors, as well as the collectible Dragon Ball & Dragon Radar pack. These two exclusives were featured alongside a number of other previous Dragonball releases, including Figuarts articulated figures and Figuarts ZERO statues. Also featured was the new upcoming series of chibi-style Dragonball statue collectibles, which have no planned release date as of yet.

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Also unveiled for the first time at SDCC was the first state-side look at the new Naruto S.H. Figuarts collectibles! The two new figures in this series, Naruto and Sasuke, featured their most recent designs from the manga, and each included alternate faces, swappable hands, attack effects and more.

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On top of that, Nintendo fans across the world got their very first look at the brand-new S.H. Figuarts Luigi from the Mario franchise! Posed alongside his brother Mario, who recently got his own S.H. Figuarts release, their display included brand-new playset options for the set, including a themed backdrop and an extending Piranha Plant enemy!

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Godzilla, who has had a busy year with the recent Legendary film and sequel announcement, was also at the Bandai show floor, appearing in his newest 2014 look in the S.H. MonsterArts line. Releasing later this year, the figure was also accompanied by a number of other Godzilla figures, including toys of older Godzilla designs and MechaGodzilla.

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Finally, to celebrate Doraemon’s upcoming United States debut this August, Bandai unveiled two brand-new toys of the show’s protagonists: S.H. Figuarts Nobita and Robot Spirits Doraemon! Both of these figured appeared for the first time at the show, with Nobita having swappable hands and faceplates, and Doraemon even coming with his Dokodemo Door tool.

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Other popular display pieces at the show were the complete set of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and Sailor Moon Figuarts! Both displays featured the entire cast of characters from each series, with unique display options such as the rotating disco ball on Sailor Moon’s display and the earth-like texture on the Power Rangers display. The Power Rangers play even featured the previously released Super Robot Chogokin figure of the Dino Megazord!

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A number of Bandai’s other popular figures were on display as well, featuring figures from franchises like One Piece and Saint Seiya, and more. There were even display cases dedicated to popular Gundam franchises like Gundam Wing and the recent Gundam Build Fighters!

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Seeing all of these amazing toys in one place is truly what makes SDCC one of the biggest and most fan-beloved conventions in the world, and we’ve still got a ton more coverage to do about the event, so keep your eyes peeled!

Jul22

Dragon Ball Z 2015 movie announced

2014 at 02:42 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Last year, Dragon Ball Z received its first theatrical film release since 2006 in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, and was the first film to be considered a part of the original Dragon Ball storyline, with original Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama deeply involved in its conception and release. Now, Akira Toriyama has announced that a new Dragon Ball movie is in the works!

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Revealed in this month’s V Jump magazine, Toriyama has stated that he is once again heavily involved in the movie’s creation, creating concepts, screenplays, character designs, and even working on dialogue! The new movie will be a sequel to last year’s Battle of Gods movie, and will deliver more action scenes and comedy than in the previous installment. With teaser shots showing main character Goku and legendary dragon Shenlong, the new movie promises to please long-time fans of the franchise as well as newcomers when the film releases in spring 2015!