A Spanish/Japanese publication known as MangAnime has released what they say is a confirmation of new Dragon Ball Z episodes due to the success of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
Update: Confirmed fake. As expected this was nothing but speculation. The magazine that reported this is actually created by fans which originated from South America. That’s not to say there won’t be new Dragon Ball episodes in the future, we even have Dragon Ball Kai (Buu Saga) to look forward to.
Note that this is not 100% confirmed and is currently just a rumor. Thoughts?
Towards the end of the Dragon Ball Z Battle of Godsmovie Birusu (God of Destruction) implies that the Dragon Ball Universe we all know is just 1 of 12 and that he is just one of the Gods of Destruction. This ties in with the Chōzenshū (Story and World guide) which states that the Earth where Goku and company reside is a part of the Seventh Universe.
Now a lot of you know about the on going fan manga Dragon Ball Multiverse which dwells into a story of numerous parallel universes and has a tournament of fighters from all over the known world to come and fight against each other. Could Toei Animation have taken inspiration from the famous fan manga? Could we see a new Dragon Ball series after Battle of Gods has run it’s course? Only time will tell but we now know that they have a starting point to continue the series even further if they wished to do so.
Do you think Toei Animation could continue the story of Dragon Ball in this manner? Discuss!
Some listings have been stating that the original 29 episodes of Dragon Ball Z have been re dubbed by the Ocean team and will release on DVD July 17th 2013. We all know Ocean has been working on their own version of Dragon Ball Kai so it is possible that this listing is referring to that or it could very well be a newly dubbed version of DBZ from Ocean. It is currently listed for a price of $39.98.
From Funimation! The original 29 episodes of Dragonball Z have been redubbed by the fan-favorite Ocean team! Here’s where it all started! Goku learns of his alien heritage when his brother arrives on Earth and kidnaps Gohan! After a battle that costs Goku’s life, Piccolo takes Gohan into the wild country for special training and the rest of the Earth’s defenders gather to train for the arrival of two more Saiyans: Nappa and Vegeta!
Viz Media has announced that North America will also receive a brand new Dragon Ball Z manga, in full color! Subscribers to this magazine will obtain the first issue in the magazine’s next issue (February 4th). It will start at chapter 195 (beginning of Z). You can check out a preview of this new DBZ manga here at the official Viz Manga website.
Nicktoons has been showing some advertisements for an upcoming Halloween marathon special and among the several shows to be shown was clips from Dragon Ball Z of the Majin Buu saga including the fight between Majin Vegeta and Goku. Unless the clips themselves and the narration was the mistake and we’ll just see a new episode from DBGT. Check out the clip below and judge it for yourself!
Update: The clips shown from the Buu saga are actually in the next episode of DBGT to air entitled “Heart of the Prince”. Way to tease everyone Nicktoons!
Remember the new Dragon Ball Z special “Yo! Son Goku and Friends Return!” from 2008? Well apparently there is a rumor going around that Todd Haberkorn (the English voice actor for Tarble from Raging Blast 2) stated that they in fact already dubbed the special when he was asked if he would voice Tarble in the movie special if FUNimation asked him to do so.
But, in a later interview at Oz Comic Con, Todd Haberkorn was again asked if they had worked on the Super Jump Special and simply replied they had not done so and have no plans in the near future of doing so. Chris Sabat basically said the same thing, you can listen to the interviews here and here for clarification.
Remember when FUNimation promised to bring the entire DragonBall Z series remastered into Blu-ray? Well, it is still on hiatus (with only DBZ level 1.1 and 1.2 being released), however there are plenty of used and new copies available at Amazon running at very cheap prices (most used are $10.00 and under). I would say right now would be the best time to pick these copies up. So what are you waiting for, pick your copy up today!
Turner Broadcasting System Asia has just announced that a new channel dedicated to Toonami will release early 2013 in southeast Asia. It will be a multi-language network that runs 24/7 and will feature plenty of anime and action-adventure animated series. DragonBall Z is on that list along with Young Justice and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
“The addition of Toonami and Cartoonito means that Turner will now offer a robust kids’ entertainment experience for all ages and interests. We’re bringing two of Turner’s highly successful international brands to Asia to meet a growing demand for premium quality action-adventure and younger-skewing content.”
“our aim is to make Toonami a socially-charged, multiplatform experience for fans, by fans. We’ll invite input from viewers on everything from programming to showcasing fan art submissions on-air and online.”
Toonami has already recently return in the United States as part of Adult Swim on Saturday nights. Maybe we will see the DragonBall series return Cartoon Network’s Toonami block after all!
Kollaboration Dallas is an Asian-American talent showcase that promotes positive and accurate perceptions of Asians and Pacific Islanders by providing a platform for young artists to showcase their talents. So basically an alternate American Idol. FUNimation is currently attending this event in which they have showcased DragonBall Z Kai. Check out a few photos below!
Why is DragonBall Z Kai and FUNimation here? Who really knows. Will fans showcase their love for Dragonball Z in a talented live performance? FUNimation is currently at Animefest in Dallas as well, so maybe they are just simply promoting this event. It should also be noted that FUNimation is also attending Dragon Con and Kumoricon as well!
Shueisha has recently released volume two of Jump Super Heroes DVD, which has several franchises such as DragonBall. With each release, they have also provided concept artwork for DragonBall and DBZ. And for anyone that knows me will know I am a beta enthusiast (namely Legend of Zelda). So these pieces of concept art interests me and I am posting this for those that will also be interested in beta DragonBall material. and thanks to Kanzenshuu forum member Tanooki I am able to provide these concepts!
The trailer we showed off last week that teased the upcoming new DragonBall Z animated movie has been re-released in a lot higher quality. Also, the English version of www.dragonball2013.com is now available! It shows off the full teaser trailer (which we have below) and a comment from Akira Toriyama! This film is set to release throughout Japan March 30th 2013. Stay tuned as we receive more news on this brand new DBZmovie!
Actually, it’s the first time that I’ve been involved deeply in the production of animation from scriptwriting. I’ve forgotten many things because it has been a while, but as expected of the original author, I was soon able to get the tempo back. This movie will have the original atmosphere and a little bit of modern flavor, so I believe it will be a wonderful entertainment just like old times!
Our friend Derek Padula of Dao of DragonBall has recently conducted an interview with FUNimation’s very own Kyle Hebert (voice actor for Adult Gohan from DragonBall Z). It is a very interesting read that goes into dubbing DragonBall Z for FUNimation. He explains his experiences at FUNimation and his very own thoughts on the series as a whole. Check out a portion of the interview here and read the rest at Derek’s blog.
Derek: In the early 2000’s when FUNimation was first dubbing Dragon Ball Z they were a much smaller company than they are now. There were fewer people wearing more hats and doing everything by themselves, and Dragon Ball was the flagship title. What was it like to be there at the time?
Kyle: I felt eternally blessed to be a part of something that was a pop culture sensation, with the boom in anime and anime getting mainstream exposure on Cartoon Network. It was just fantastic. It launched a chance for me to travel the country and in some cases the world, to go to conventions and see fans face to face, do things I could never have envisioned.
Working in radio I kind of just did my job. I had a lot of fun working in radio, but it started to get a little bit stale. The enjoyment of stepping into the booth for a different reason kind of reignited it. It was like, “Okay, this is where my passion really is.”
I wanted to do radio and animation voice work. Once I had a taste of that with Dragon Ball Z… fortunately I had gotten more work on some other shows like Blue Gender and Yu Yu Hakusho, it was like, “Aww yeah, this is amazing. I want to keep this momentum going.” It’s so much fun.
Kanzenshuu forum member AnimeMaakuo has taken photos of a few brand new ads showcasing the upcoming DragonBall Z movie! This movie has a set release date of March 30th 2013 and official news can be found at dragonball2013.com. There is not a trailer for this film just yet, but we will make sure it is posted here once it releases!