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Published by VegettoEX
17 May 2017, 3:45 PM EDT

The original seven Daizenshuu (“Great Complete Collection”) guide books each came with a bonus insert pamphlet called the “Shenlong Times”. These smaller, short booklets contained interviews with production staff, musings from original author Akira Toriyama, and comments from other professional and celebrity fans of the series. Translations of the first, second, fourth, and seventh issues […]

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04 April 2017, 2:14 PM EDT

In a previous “Press Archive” update, we shared a massive Dragon Ball overview feature from the February 1996 issue of Antarctic Press’ Mangazine. This time around, we are dipping back a year to 1995 and the magazine’s coverage of two significant events: (1) FUNimation’s acquisition of the Dragon Ball license, and (2) the end of […]

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03 April 2017, 4:52 PM EDT

Our latest “Press Archive” additions take us back to the mid- to late-1990s, starting when FUNimation’s English dub of the series had not yet hit Dragon Ball Z, and concluding as Viz’s English translation of the manga was just hitting store shelves. Animeco served as the official anime and manga magazine of the Japanese Animation […]

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01 April 2017, 7:34 PM EDT

Today for my online book report I will conclusively show the OFFICIAL DEBUNK for the downplay of SSJ God Cell. The first evidence (EVIDENCE A) is that Cell is actually comprised of Saiyan DNA. This is stated on page 25 of THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE manga volume 25. Next, we see that the Dragon Ball Z […]

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01 April 2017, 6:40 PM EDT

I don’t know why people get so worked up over this. It’s so easy and everyone gets it wrong. Her name is ミント. If you ever took even just one Japanese class you would know that is MI – N – TO. The Japanese don’t differentiate between “R” and “L” sounds so that means it’s […]

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01 April 2017, 10:38 AM EDT

With over 40 years of reporting, no doubt Kanzenshuu Has THE MOST information about Dragon Ball out there! Everyone knows the basics like Goku Black’s true identity (Goten, duh) and Jaco’s last name (Tilimentempibosshi, duh), but how many of THESE facts did you know?? See if you are as smart as a Piccolo with our […]

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01 April 2017, 7:15 AM EDT

[!!– introduce Toriyama and say a bunch of words–!!] Akira Toriyama made a name for himself in the 1980s with the megahit Dr. Slump before going right into his next series, the megamegahit Dragon Ball. The series’ fans are perceptive, but not as perceptive as the series’ original author. Toriyama has a good eye for […]

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17 March 2017, 1:42 PM EDT

This past weekend, we shared several old magazine articles with a live stream audience (podcast subscribers, check your feed and downloads for this bonus episode!). One of the clear favorites was a feature article from the summer 1991 issue of Animenominous! So far, this is the earliest American content we have brought to our “Press […]

Published by VegettoEX
03 February 2017, 1:23 PM EDT

Our “Press Archive” has been a fantastic opportunity to dive back into contemporary opinions of the day and compare them with what came later. Whether it be to our own experiences or those of the press decades later, these comparisons are essential to understanding Dragon Ball‘s journey from Japan out to our own corner of […]

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13 January 2017, 9:06 AM EDT

This week’s February 2017 issue of Animedia in Japan contains a single page promoting the upcoming “Universe Survival arc” of the Dragon Ball Super television series: The “Universe Survival Arc” Begins! The Complex History of Earth’s 10 Representatives Do you remember? During the “God of Destruction Champa arc”, the Onmi-King, ruler of the universes, suggested […]