Published by VegettoEX
08 September 2016, 5:48 PM EDT

The “Press Archive” is a new section here at Kanzenshuu with the goal of documenting references to, articles about, and reviews for the Dragon Ball franchise from international (read: non-Japanese) media; think of it as a sibling to the “Translations” section. The section — which will only continue to grow over time — will generally […]

Published by VegettoEX
30 June 2016, 3:25 PM EDT

Following up on our translation of the Akira Toriyama and Masakazu Katsura discussion from Young Jump in 2010, our latest translation for the archives jumps back in time a bit to 2008 with the release of Sachie-chan GOOD!! in Jump SQ. Whereas 2010’s Jiya continued the story of the Galactic Patrol (later to be heavily […]

Published by VegettoEX
24 June 2016, 10:05 PM EDT

While our primary goal here at Kanzenshuu is to document Dragon Ball information, this occasionally does extend to tangential material. This includes “pre-Dragon Ball” interviews with Akira Toriyama, which help explain where Dragon Ball came from and how Dr. Slump would ultimately shape his storytelling. As Toriyama’s career extends into and beyond Dragon Ball, our […]

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10 June 2016, 1:00 AM EDT

Ahead of this weekend’s premiere of the “Future Trunks Arc” in Dragon Ball Super, and on the heals of a new extended-length trailer, the series’ official website has posted a new “Cast Comment” with Takeshi Kusao (Trunks). Read on for our English translation of said interview! This cast interview has been archived in our “Translations” […]

Published by VegettoEX
19 April 2016, 1:30 PM EDT

Following up on (and jumping backward from!) our translation of the “Super Anime-jin” roundtable discussion from the second Dragon Ball Z Anime Special “mook” (magazine/book) in 1991, today we are adding another translation to the archive: the “Dragon Call” column from the first Dragon Ball Z Anime Special in 1989. The column — whose title […]

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16 April 2016, 4:08 PM EDT

The July 2014 issue of Saikyō Jump (released 04 June 2014 in Japan) was jam-packed with special Dragon Ball content. In particular, it featured the following manga series/chapters: Dragon Ball SD (both a regular chapter and a bonus Majin Boo story chapter) Neko Majin Ga Iru Dragon Ball Heroes: Charisma Mission Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory […]

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14 April 2016, 2:18 PM EDT

Following up on and complementing our earlier FOCUS magazine article translation, we are adding one more pre-Dragon Ball translation to the pile: Akira Toriyama’s first major television interview. Toriyama was a guest on Tetsuko Kuroyanagi’s afternoon talk show, Tetsuko’s Room, first aired in Japan 04 May 1983. The interview itself must have been conducted some […]

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13 April 2016, 2:43 PM EDT

Following up on Toriyama’s first two print interviews from 1980, today we are adding one more pre-Dragon Ball translation to the pile: an article from FOCUS magazine’s 1982 #19 issue. In the article, Shinchosha’s photo-essay magazine focused on Akira Toriyama’s wedding and his drastic increase in annual income. The article goes on to discuss Toriyama’s […]

Published by VegettoEX
11 April 2016, 7:49 PM EDT

Dragon Ball received several highly-interesting guide books during its original serialization. These special issues of Jump — “mooks” (a combination of “magazine” and “book”) — would be released in promotion of the latest story arcs. A recent example might be 2015’s Dragon Ball Super: Super Start Guide, a book actually released prior to its respective […]

Published by VegettoEX
08 April 2016, 11:52 AM EDT

Back in April 2014, in celebration of the Jaco the Galactic Patrolman collected manga volume release, Shueisha began including new comments from Akira Toriyama on the obi (paper band surrounding the book, generally promotional in nature) of his seven other (non-Dr. Slump and non-Dragon Ball) manga volumes. While each comment was only a short few […]