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Dragon Ball

Praise Shenron! Dragon Ball returns to TV in the Summer

Is this a good thing?
Apr 28
I should have seen it coming. After the huge success of the last two Dragon Ball Z films, and the waves of merchandise that was tied in, I guess the thought of a new Dragon Ball TV series shouldn't come as a surprise. The Aki... read
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Dragon Ball

Live in Los Angeles? Q Pop is holding a Dragon Ball/Toriyama Tribute Art Show

Does this mean that there'll be over 9,000 art pieces?
Nov 10
With the Dragon Ball series' 30th anniversary around the corner, the people at Q Pop are preparing for an art gallery that's dedicate to Toriyama's series on Nov. 15 in Los Angeles. Not only that, people can look forward to v... read
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Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods has 20 extra minutes and a new trailer

I felt like a kid again
Sep 12
Our friends over at FUNimation have shared the newest trailer for the DVD/Blu-Ray release of one of last year's surprise pleasures, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. I went into seeing this movie with very low expectations, and... read
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Dr Slump

Arale and the rest of the Dr Slump crew want you to buy a Suzuki

Throwback sales tactics
Sep 12
One thing that I feel like manga and anime legend Akira Toriyama never really gets enough credit for are his mechanical designs. Sure, he's made some amazing characters in the Dragon Ball, Chrono Trigger, and Dragon Quest un... read
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Corgi power

This corgi's costume is over 9,000

Oh my dog
Aug 29
Cosplay? Corgsplay? With their long shape, oversized head, and ridiculous features, Welsh Corgis make the best costume dogs. And as members of the herding dog group, they're a perfect fit as scouter users. I almost couldn't b... read
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Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball Z's Androids names revealed

These names rock. Or they're gems, I can't tell
May 06
Did you ever feel like you didn't know enough about the young, hip Androids 17 & 18 from Dragon Ball Z? Well, thanks to Akira Toriyama answering questions in a Q&A column, we finally know the names of our favorite and... read
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It's Over 9000 in Spanish

Kaio-ken! It's Over 9000 powers up into a Spanish release

It's Over 9,000! en Espaol!
Jul 22
So I was just thinking about my brief time with the Spanish dub of Dragon Ball Z, and all of the sudden, Derek Padula's latest book known as It's Over 9,000! When Worldviews Collides has been published in Spanish! Para las pe... read
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Dragonball Z BATTLE OF Z

Dragonball Z BATTLE OF Z coming to lots of consoles

All the Z's. All of them.
Jun 19
Dragon Ball Z BATTLE OF Z is an awful name. Far be it from me to judge Bandai Namco's naming sense though.  What is BATTLE OF Z you ask? It's the latest Dragon Ball Z game from the folks over at Bandai Namco, and it's sl... read
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La Cumbia de Goku

La Cumbia de Goku transforms the Spirit Bomb into a dance

Caada de la Cumbia! Oaxaca, Mexico!
Apr 23
Well, I never thought that I would live to see the day that we get a Cumbia song about Dragon Ball Z. Jumping into the Fusion Dance, two Mexican music groups known as Cañada de la Cumbia and Los Weyes Que To... read
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A purple rabbit versus a spiky haired macho man!
I spent a good portion of my childhood devouring anything with the Dragon Ball Z brand on it. School would end, and I'd rush home to catch the latest episode of the Cell Saga on Cartoon Network's Toonami block. Everyday ... read feature

Jump-shot Dragon Ball photo
Jump-shot Dragon Ball

This fun trend in photography is jump-shot Dragon Ball

2D power in 3D real life
Mar 29
It's great the hilarious and awesome things you can do just by getting your timing right. The cool results this time come straight from schoolgirls all over Glorious Nippon getting into the habit of "fake Dragon Ball" photogr... read
DBZ Food photo
DBZ Food

Goku's hair has never looked this delicious before

All of this is making quite hungry
Mar 13
It looks like KFC isn't the only place doing interesting promotional products for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods movies. Instead of just making some silly toy, Japanese convenience store chain, Mini-... read
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Son Goku's secret is eating KFC

Fried chicken power!
Mar 01
Ever wonder why Son Goku's power level is so high? It's because he gets down on some fried chicken! A new commercial is airing in Japan, advertising the new KFC, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods promotion. Even though getti... read

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods gets a hype filled trailer

Feb 27
As hype for the new Dragon Ball Z film, Battle of Gods, continues to build, Toei has released a brand new trailer with quite a bit of new footage. This time we get to take a look at the weird rabbit-like villain of the film,... read
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Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Music: FLOW

Get ready to jump!
Feb 26
Ready to add some energy to your Tuesday? We have that and then some, in the form of the hot new single from Japan's premiere rockers, FLOW. Their new single, Hero ~Kibou no Uta is chock full of their expected funk... read

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods gets a new TV spot

Feb 04
Eighteen years after the original manga ended its serialization, Dragon Ball Z is still one of the most popular media franchises in all of Japan. It's not rare to see dozens of kids at school carrying some form of Dragon Bal... read

Toriyama's Kintoki manga arrives next week

Looks cute!
Jan 22
If you check out the new issue of the digital Weekly Shonen Jump, you'll see that Viz will be bringing the one-shot manga Kintoki. The short story is created by non other than Dragon Ball's Akira Toriyama, also responsible fo... read

KFC serves up some tasty Gohan

At least there's not figures to make me jealous
Jan 22
Man, KFC in Japan is so much cooler than the one by my house. When I've gone to pick up an order they've even once told me they are out of chicken. How does a fried chicken joint run out of fried chicken? In Japan they don't ... read

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods trailer is here

No more Fusion please!
Dec 25
It's been a while, but it looks like Son-Goku and his pals haven't missed a step. The Toriyama team returns on March 30th of next year with the new feature length film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The flick picks up 10 ye... read

Jumping to HD with Project Versus J

My pun is bad and I feel bad.
Dec 05
With plenty of Shonen Jump characters earning their own HD games this generation, it seemed a little saddening that the 'Stars' series found on the Nintendo DS never found its way onto home consoles. Not that the awesome pixe... read

Naruto Ninja Storm 3 features Dragon Ball Z outfit, more

And also a choice between Despair and The Will of Fire
Nov 06
Hey, you know what's big in Europe? Naruto, apparently, if the flood of news for Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is any indication. I mean, sure, Naruto's big pretty much anywhere it is, but lately it's been events and tr... read

Remember, London MCM Expo begins on the 26th

I think I'll be original and go as myself.
Oct 13
Get that cosplay ready, as there are only two weeks between now and the next London MCM Expo. As per usual there will be plenty to get up to, but let's take a look at the video games and guests that'll be turning up! Namco Ba... read
A classic rivalry, explored.
For the record, as many of you may well be aware, I'm a bit of a Vegeta fangirl. We're talking massive amounts of fanfiction, being banned from the school library back in 6th grade for printing 100 pages of Vegeta pictures, a... read feature


Sweeping landscapes, Goku tease new Dragon Ball Z movie

Aug 13
A new Dragon Ball Z film is on the way, but unfortunately for folks who want more concrete information, this landscape crawl and Goku smirking is all you're going to get...for now. After all, it's far too early to truly... read

Rejoice, a new Dragon Ball movie is on the horizon

Jul 10
Because another movie about Dragon Ball is exactly what the world needs, right? Actually, I might not be entirely sarcastic there. Shonen fight properties have gotten complacent. We need some dudes above the nine-thousand mar... read

Friday Night Fights: Goku vs. Luffy

Jun 08
*Ding Ding Ding* IT'S OVER!! Flying around and wearing him out, Eva Unit 01 couldn't run away. Zeta Gundam is the winner! (23 > 15) For tonight's match up we have a battle for the ages. In one corner we have Goku. The alwa... read

Reminder: London MCM Expo starts on the 25th

May 19
It's almost that time again, as us folk in the UK are now less than a week away from the next London MCM Expo. It seems like it'll be another good turn out, as many different guests and exhibitors have announced their partici... read

Despair, the next Dragon Ball Budokai game'll be the last

May 18
In the same way that the average Dragon Ball Z fight could seemingly go on forever, one might be forgiven for thinking that the same could be true of games based on Dragon Ball Z as well. It's been nearly a decade since the l... read

The original American run of Dragon Ball Z will always hold a special place in my heart for being the go-to show after school. As weird as it is to say, DBZ was kind of a 'water cooler' series for me when I was younger; I wou... read feature


A Daily Dose of Music: Our Favorite Anime Openings

Feb 29
What? Did you think "Our Favorite Anime Openings Week" was over? Here at Japanator we spit on stupid rules likes the measurement of time and punctuality! Commence! The week rides on! Just in time for hump day, our podcast mas... read

Up the power level of Skyrim with these Dragonball Z mods

Feb 09
I'll admit it, I do not care for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I get exactly why people like it, and it's fine if you play it, but the game looks devoid of any personality to me, and that's a dealbreaker. Thankfully, mods even... read

FUNimation suspending Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray releases

Jan 26
This will be sad news for some people, and just plain news to those who weren't aware it was even a thing. FUNimation has announced that they are suspending the production of any future Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray releases, includi... read

Dragon Ball special to be animated

Nov 21
Since the end of Dragon Ball Kai, shounen anime have never quite been the same. Maybe it's the nostalgia rush. Perhaps it's the gold hair. Nevertheless, the non-existent mastering of the Buu saga left me and no doubt other fa... read

Dragon Ball Game Project Age 2011 is on its way

May 12
Surprising absolutely nobody, Namco Bandai has seen fit to continue its popular series of Dragonball Z monkeyman fighting games. Tentatively titled Dragon Ball Game Project Age 2011, it's not too much of a stretch to assume t... read

Akira Toriyama wants you to send your genkidama to Japan!

Mar 22
For those of you who don't know, genkidama is the Japanese term for the "Spirit Bomb" technique of DBZ fame. The creator of Goku and all his friends, Akira Toriyama, has created a short clip on YouTube, promising th... read

Kinect hack lets anyone blast a kamehameha!

Feb 20
Ever since the Kinect officially came out, people have been hacking away like crazy in order to get nearly anything they can imagine manipulated on screen. This hack definitely ranks up there with some of the cooler ones I've... read

Dragonball Z streaming pretty much everywhere

Jan 03
Come January 15, your internet just got a whole lot more manly. FUNimation has announced that it will begin streaming Dragon Ball Z, the series that pretty much put the company on the map, from the beginning in its entirety. ... read

Score 9000 under par with Dragon Ball golf...balls

Dec 01
Of all the accessories most appropriate to be paired with the likes of the Dragon Ball franchise, one might believe golf-related products to fall somewhere near the bottom of that particular list. On the other hand, there are... read

Everyday life can be boring, so we watch over-the-top anime like Dragon Ball Z Kai and Gurren Lagann to escape into a fantasy world where we can exist with these heroes of legend. It's not a bad thing -- in fact, it can inspi... read feature


Read very carefully the words in which I am about to lay out before you, because there's a sort of conundrum at hand here that needs pre-establishing. See, my personal situation with the entirety of this franchise is the basi... read feature

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