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Dragon Ball woodblock prints to be sold at Anime Expo

2016 at 05:04 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Internationally renowned anime and manga franchise Dragon Ball will be headed to this year’s Anime Expo in a new way with the release of a set of authentic woodblock prints! These prints, which recreate an iconic image of protagonist Son Goku from the very first volume of the manga, were created using ages-old woodblock techniques, meticulously carved by hand and applied onto high-quality handmade paper. These qualities make this limited edition run of 200 prints a must-have for any diehard Dragon Ball fan! The prints, which will retail for $450, will go up for preorder online starting July 2nd, and will also be available at Anime Expo 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Visitors to Anime Expo will also be able to check out the woodblocks themselves, along with other woodblock prints for franchises like Vocaloid.




Dragon Ball airs brand-new anime series in July

2015 at 03:44 pm by admin | Comments Off


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”.
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.


Dragon Ball Z 2015 movie announced

2014 at 02:42 pm by admin | Comments Off

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!

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!


Goku vs Luffy statue debuts in Tokyo

2014 at 11:45 am by admin | Comments Off


In order to debut the newest crossover video game based off of popular Shonen Jump manga characters, titled J-Stars Victory Vs., Bandai Namco has created a life-size diorama in the middle of Tokyo, featuring world-famous characters Goku and Luffy duking it out! this display features both character performing their signatures moves amid fake rubble, debris, and even an overturned car. The display, which features an interactive panel that activates sound effects and the characters’ voices, will be open to the public until March 23rd. Bandai Namco, also displaying posters with different match-ups from the video game across Shibuya train stations, hopes to make this anniversary game a big fan favorite, and has pulled out all the stops in order to commemorate the game’s release.


Dragon Ball is a manga series written and illustrated by artist Akira Toriyama. It was originally serialized in Shonen Jump from 1984 to 1995, and was adapted into two anime series, Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, which were broadcast from 1986 to 1996. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist, Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. The series has since become one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time, with 18 movies, a variety of spinoff material, video games, merchandise, and more.


One Piece, a manga series by Eiichiro Oda, is an ongoing manga series since August 4, 1997, with over 740 chapters and more on the way. Following the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young boy whose body gains the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit, Luffy explores the ocean with his pirate crew in search of the world’s ultimate treasure, known as One Piece. The manga has sold over 345 million volumes worldwide, making it the best-selling manga series in history, and has since been adapted into an ongoing, 600-episode anime, as well as a variety of theatrical releases.