Many live-action anime adaptations are objectively terrible, but Robot Underdog’s Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope manages to set itself apart. Not with incredibly high production values or brilliant fight sequences, but with an earnest love and respect for the series that it’s based on.
Poor Yamcha, the butt of 90 percent of all Dragon Ball jokes. The poor guy has had his ass kicked time and time again—and hell, infamously got killed off by a nameless grunt—and can’t really keep up with his friends. But a new official manga spinoff imagines a world where Yamcha is the greatest hero in the Dragon Ball…
Especially if you grew up watching it, Dragon Ball is hard not to love, with its rich landscapes, totally unexplained animal people, and of course, Goku, the gifted but naive fighter at the center of it. Where formative experiences with anime are concerned, this show holds a special place in a lot of people’s hearts.…
Hoverboards ruined Christmas, burst into flames, look foolish, are widely banned, and don’t hover. Lame all around. Except when you turn one of them into a famous magical item from one of the world’s most beloved anime series. That’s what this guy did when he dressed up as Goku from Dragon Ball and motored around…
Well, to the point that they don’t get an angry letter from the Lego Group asking them what the hell they think they’re doing, that is. But this new line of miniature toys based on Akira Toriyama’s designs of some of anime’s most recognizable heroes do walk a pretty damn fine line.
Earlier today, Fuji TV announced news that a new Dragonball Z TV series would premiere this July. Titled Dragonball Super, it’s going to be set after the events of DBZ (and completely ignoring the non-canonical Dragonball GT series) and would seem like everything an anime fan could want. There’s just one problem.
Akira Toriyama's iconic style has defined Dragon Ball and its various spinoff properties for years - but these incredible takes on some of the series most nefarious villains by Chinese artist Angus Yi eschew Toriyama's style in favour of some chilling realism.
A group of fans has been hard at work making a live-action Dragonball Z webseries, subtitled Light of Hope, and it looks pretty outstanding. Admittedly, calling it better than the Hollywood Dragonball movie isn't saying much, but I figured multiplying it by a million would put it in the range of "not bad at all!"
The first new Dragonball Z animation in 17 years, the Battle of Gods movie seems to have so much going for it: it's the first in-canon DBZ movie, creator Akira Toriyama worked deeply on it for the first time, and the nostalgia factor. But fans looking for the classic DBZ experience in BoG will likely be disappointed.
When Sean Schemmel and Jason Douglas record the English voices for a Dragon Ball Z fight, they get so much in character that I was expecting them to get covered in yellow flames too. The energy they display is as interesting to watch as the fight itself.
Happy Independence Day! There are many reasons to celebrate America. And then, there's our tendency to borrow other people's stuff. Sometimes when Americans remake foreign properties, it turns out okay, like Let Me In. But often... not. Here are the dozen worst attempts to remake foreign TV shows and films.
It's been more than 17 years since Dragonball Z last had any new animation, so the movie Battle of Gods would be a big deal even if it hadn't been penned by creator Akira Toriyama himself and thus an official part of DBZ canon. But as this first-ever English trailer shows, it looks amazing anyways.
So, how much would the home of Dragon Ball's hero be worth on today's market? It's got nothing to do with power levels. As this infographic reveals, as with all houses, it's about size and location.
Fame is a fickle mistress. You never know when she will bestow her blessings upon you, and you don’t know when she’ll take it away — although starring in really crappy scifi and fantasy movies is a pretty good way to make the latter happen. Here are 15 poor souls whose movie careers ended rather abruptly.
You know a science fiction movie is going to be totally absurd and balls-to-the-wall when it starts off with a voiceover that just throws a giant ball of crazy at your head. Someone who is trying not to giggle gives a little speech about how there was a guy named Zaark 795, and he rose up against his brother, the…
Where would we be without drugs? Half the great musical performances of the 20th century wouldn't exist. There would be no Mork and Mindy. Walter Bishop would have nothing to inspire his research.
For New Year's Eve in Ecuador, massive paper-and-wood figures known as "años viejos" (Spanish for "old years") are burnt to usher out the past 365 days. These elaborate sculptures depict everyone from Chucky the evil doll to Cable from the X-Men, who are all summarily incinerated as the clock runs down.
When you watch Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, you may start wondering if it's a straight-up remake of Avatar. The plot similarities are uncanny after a while... almost like the Hand of Destiny is at work. Spoilers...
He's already livened up Torchwood, Smallville and Dragonball, but now Buffy's punky vampire, James Marsters, is joining the cast of Caprica, the prequel to Battlestar Galactica. He'll play a terrorist (presumably a monotheist) named Barnabus Greeley. Says EW's Michael Ausiello, "Driven by desires both moralistic and…
What does it take to pull off the crazy hair and orange PJs of power? Justin Chatwin explains how he came to be cast as the legendary Goku, in this exclusive clip from the Dragonball Evolution DVD, in stores now.