Rap and anime are like salt and caramel—not an intuitive match, but a delightful one. Most referenced among rap superstars like Lupe Fiasco, Soulja Boy and RZA is the classic ‘90s staple Dragon Ball Z, your childhood five o’clock Toonami fixture.
The new Dragonball Z movie, titled Resurrection F, is really more of a remix than a resurrection. Or, better still, a greatest hits compilation, albeit one where the hits happen at light-speed and can destroy the planet. It’s a collection of everything you enjoy about DBZ, but it’s also all stuff you’ve seen before.
More than a year after its release, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods is finally coming to the U.S. And better yet, it's coming to us like never before — in theaters. This should be exciting news to U.S. anime fans, if only because we rarely get to see anime on the silver screen.
If this weekend's release of Dragonball: Evolution has left you in the mood to look up some similar manga and anime, we've rounded up some of the stories that followed in Dragon Ball's footsteps.
Yes. No. Sort of. Many of the stereotypes about Dragon Ball come not from the original manga but rather from the anime adaptations, particularly Dragon Ball Z. The anime, like many popular anime TV shows including Bleach and Naruto, was not produced in "seasons" like American shows; it was produced continuously, one…
In Japan, the original manga is, and always has been, Dragon Ball. (The original Japanese title is the phonetic English words "Dragon Ball,.") However, when the series was optioned for TV, things got complicated.
In its original form, Dragon Ball is a manga (Japanese comic) written and drawn by Akira Toriyama from 1984 to 1995. Published by Shueisha, one of the three biggest Japanese publishers, it was the most popular series in Weekly Shônen Jump, a 400+ page comic anthology which features about 20 ongoing serials by…
The movie Dragonball: Evolution opens Friday, and complaints among fans make the arguments about Watchmen look like nitpicks about Dr. Manhattan's genitals. What's the story on this flick, and the manga phenomenon that inspired it?
With any movie adaptation of a popular story, there are criticisms. One fairly thorough list of differences between the anime and manga is here. Here are some of the main points:
We've waited and waited to hear what James Marsters' computer-modified voice would sound like in Dragonball Evolution, and some new clips deliver. More clips, including a weird hair gag, below.
Goku and Piccolo make with the dance-fighting in the latest - and most over-the-top - Dragonball Evolution trailer.
In the latest footage from Dragonball Evolution, there's a first look at a monstrous new enemy. Feast your eyes on the fury, along with production details, plot summary, and additional footage. Spoilers ahead!
Need more proof that Dragonball Evolution is most likely going to be a spoof of itself? How about fist-cams? DBZ's got 'em, and ready to start filming some face-on-hand action, from the hand's POV.
A bootleg of the live action Dragonball movie has been leaked and now you can see all the Tai Chi, make out sessions, Master Roshi Hawaiian shirts and a tiny Piccolo-in-action shot. Looks we're going to get a lot of wide sweeping action/epic views I'm fine with that as long as they green up Piccolo a little more, he…