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Published by VegettoEX
11 August 2016, 9:50 AM EDTComment

Dragon Ball Fusions debuted on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan 04 August 2016, pulling in strong numbers during its first (partial) week on sale.

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According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 01 August 2016 to 07 August 2016, the game pushed 77,509 copies, making it the second-best selling game of the week (conceding the top spot to the latest Etrian Odyssey, also on the Nintendo 3DS).

Fusions‘ first week sales edge out last year’s Extreme Butōden (also on the Nintendo 3DS), which pushed 74,660 copies during its own first week.

Dragon Ball Fusions, developed by Ganbarion for Bandai Namco, is the latest Dragon Ball franchise video game and is exclusively available on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Check out Episode #0409 of our podcast for our first impressions with the game.

Published by VegettoEX
09 August 2016, 5:53 PM EDTComment

Dragon Ball Fusions for the Nintendo 3DS was released last week in Japan, and half the Kanzenshuu staff has been plugging away at it relatively nonstop! Though no international release has been announced, Fusions deserves your attention — tune in this episode for our initial thoughts on the game!

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0409! Mike and Jake provide early impressions on “Dragon Ball Fusions” for the Japanese Nintendo 3DS. Particularly in light of “Dragon Ball Heroes” and its own on-going success, what does “Fusions” bring to the table? Should fans think about importing the game with seemingly no international distribution on the horizon?

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Published by VegettoEX
01 August 2016, 10:11 AM EDTComment

Shueisha’s official Saikyō Jump website has announced that the upcoming September 2016 issue of the magazine will contain a new Dragon Ball Heroes spin-off manga: “Dark Demon Realm Mission” (暗黒魔界ミッション / Ankoku Makai Misshon).

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The Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission spin-off — tying in with on-going Dragon Ball Heroes arcade missions along with the game’s upcoming Super Dragon Ball Heroes update — will be contributed by Charisma Mission author Yoshitaka Nagayama.

The September 2016 issue of Saikyō Jump is due out in Japan 05 August 2016 for ¥530 and is available for pre-order via CDJapan and Amazon Japan.

While the issue is confirmed to continue with the Dragon Ball SD spin-off/retelling by Naho Ooishi (which will kick off a major time-skip next issue), it remains to be seen which of the various other spin-offs will continue onward in light of Nagayama taking on more work. The most recent (July 2016) issue of the bi-monthly publication contained entries from five on-going Dragon Ball manga publications: Dragon Ball Fusions the MANGA!!, Dragon Ball Discross Divine Power God MAX!!, Dragon Ball Heroes Super Charisma Mission!, Dragon Ball SD, and the Dragon Ball GT anime comic.

UPDATE: Kanzenshuu received the following response from Nagayama on Twitter regarding the upcoming manga and the question of what might happen with the existing Charisma Mission series-

新連載というよりは、連載中の超カリスマミッションの暗黒魔界編だと思っていただけたらと思います(^ ^)
カリスマたちも読者の方々と一緒に暗黒魔界編を見て、研究しているところです(^O^)


Rather than a new series, I’d prefer that you think of it as the “Dark Demon Realm Arc” of the currently-serialized “Super Charisma Mission” (^ ^)
The Charismas are watching the Dark Demon Realm arc of the game together with the readers, and doing research on it (^O^)

Published by VegettoEX
30 July 2016, 9:18 PM EDTComment

Today’s fifty-third episode of the Dragon Ball Super TV series in Japan saw the debut of “Gowasu” and “Zamasu”, a Kaiōshin and apprentice Kaiōshin, respectively, from Universe 10. While Zamasu had previously been teased and announced to be voiced by Shin’ichiro Miki, Gowasu’s actor was revealed during the episode’s credits as Tetsuo Gotō.

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Gotō had previously played a minor “Secretary” role in the series’ fifteenth episode.

Both “gowasu” and “zamasu” are archaic Japanese verbs meaning “to be”, seemingly confirming a name pun scheme.

Published by VegettoEX
29 July 2016, 9:37 PM EDTComment

Continuing onward from the previous three chapters, Viz has added their English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s fourth chapter to their website.

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The respective page in our “Manga Guide” has been updated with this release information.

While the Dragon Ball Super television series has been licensed for certain international territories, no announcement has been made for North America.

The Dragon Ball Super manga began in June 2015 as a promotional tie-in for the television series. The manga runs monthly in Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine, with the series’ fourteenth chapter recently printed in the magazine’s September 2016 issue. Illustrated by “Toyotarō” (in all likelihood, a second pen-name used by Dragon Ball AF fan manga author and illustrator “Toyble”), the Dragon Ball Super manga covered the Battle of Gods re-telling, skipped the Resurrection ‘F’ re-telling, and “charged ahead” to the Champa arc to act as further promotion for the television series. The first collected volume, covering the first nine chapters and one bonus chapter, was released this past April.

Published by VegettoEX
27 July 2016, 9:05 AM EDTComment

Bandai Namco has shared the second Japanese promotional video for the upcoming video game Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2:

The new video showcases more context from previous teases, such as Coola appearing alongside his brother Freeza on Namek, Tullece sharing the Shinsei-ju fruit with Slug, and Gogeta fighting against Janenba in Dragon Ball Z Movie 12’s version of Hell. The video also showcases battles against giant bosses such as Great Apes and giant Namekians. New methods of main hub transportation, training mentors, and customization are also shown in the video.

In conjunction with last week’s September 2016 issue of V-Jump, the video also confirms the appearance of the “Masked Saiyan” (Time Breaker Bardock, originally from Dragon Ball Online, and later used in Dragon Ball Heroes).

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The Japanese release will also feature the same pre-order bonus items as the international release: “Goku Black” as a playable character and T’ao Paipai’s broken column as a hub city vehicle.

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 is in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In North America, the game will launch for consoles 25 October 2016 with a PC release following 28 October 2016. In Europe, the game will launch across all platforms 28 October 2016. In Japan, the game will exclusively launch on the PlayStation 4 console 02 November 2016.

The original Dragon Ball XENOVERSE, developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco, was announced in May 2014 and launched in February 2015 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam) internationally. The game saw a user-created character teaming up with Trunks and the Kaiōshin of Time to correct anomalies and disruptions to the timeline caused by the villains Mira, Towa, and Demigra. As of February 2016, the game had shipped over three million copies worldwide.

Published by VegettoEX
26 July 2016, 3:19 PM EDTComment

Shueisha has announced that the upcoming eighth volume (“Legend 8”) of the Dragon Ball manga’s new “Digest Edition” (Sōshūhen) — kicking off the “Saiyan Invasion Arc” — will see its release in Japan 05 August 2016. The inside-back-cover of last week’s “Legend 7” further confirms the new release date and volume’s contents:

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This places the volume one week earlier than the normal release schedule (the second and fourth Fridays of each month), likely for the sake of the Bon Festival holiday period, which falls as this volume would have normally been expected for release.

Legend 8” will retail for ¥650 plus tax, with the 478 pages likely spanning chapters 195 to 223. “Legend 9” — due 26 August 2016 — will set the release schedule back on track; the volume will pick up for another 392 pages and retail for ¥550 plus tax.

These editions are touted as allowing the reader to “enjoy Dragon Ball the same way as when it was serialized in Jump“, and are the same size as the original Weekly Shōnen Jump serialization (JIS B5; 18.2 × 25.7 cm). The volumes feature an exclusive large foldout poster, the original color pages and titles, promotional slogans, text and logos, and next issue previews at the end of each chapter.

Published by VegettoEX
26 July 2016, 3:13 PM EDT1 Comment

Overlook Events will host a “Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure” orchestral concert event 06 May 2017 at The Grand Rex in Paris, France. The Sinfonia Pop Orchestra, conducted by Constantin Rouits, is set to perform songs by original Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z musical composer Shunsuke Kikuchi. The 60-member orchestra, “…will perform with soloists and singers, synchronized video and lighting.”

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Pour la première fois au monde, Overlook Events et Toei Animation Europe sont fiers de vous présenter le premier concert officiel des musiques de Dragon Ball et Dragon Ball Z ! C’est dans le prestigieux Grand Rex de Paris que la plus grande licence d’animation japonaise sera célébrée avec les musiques du mythique compositeur Shunsuke Kikuchi sur les deux séries cultes d’Akira Toriyama ! Retrouvez également les chansons des génériques (en version originale) CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA, WE GOTTA POWER, MAKAFUSHIGI ADVENTURE et bien d’autres encore, en plus des musiques de la saga interprétées par le Sinfonia Pop Orchestra en live, le tout avec un écran retransmettant des extraits des épisodes pour une immersion totale !
Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure est LA célébration incontournable de l’année !


For the first time ever in the world, Overlook Events and Toei Animation are pleased to announce the very first official symphonic concert featuring the music from DRAGON BALL and DRAGON BALL Z. In the world famous Grand Rex, the most beautiful venue in Europe, the greatest japanese license will be celebrated for an unseen show with the music of Shunsuke Kikuchi from the two acclamed animated series of Akira Toriyama! Come to live the most incredible show with songs as CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA, WE GOTTA POWER, MAKAFUSHIGI ADVENTURE and the original background music perform by the Sinfonia Pop Orchestra with a video projected by a giant screen throughout the concert!

Tickets range from 45,00 € to 119,00 € and are available now.

Published by VegettoEX
26 July 2016, 11:03 AM EDTComment

While it should be an obvious statement of reality, sometimes it needs repeating: the Internet is full of deception and lies. Just because something is online and looks real in and of itself does not necessarily mean it is. Join us for a closer look at some particularly devious additions to the Dragon Ball Super production narrative. Does everything we think we know about the show’s troubled production remain true in spite of this?

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0408! Mike, Heath, and Ajay discuss fake materials constructed to add fuel to the fire of the “Dragon Ball Super” troubled production narrative. How did these drawings fit so well into what we already knew, and what should have been some of the warning signs along the way? A quick recap of news from across the globe and a few website project teases wrap up the episode!

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Our podcast feed is available via iTunes and/or Google Play Music. You can also listen to this episode by directly downloading the MP3, or you can listen on YouTube and/or SoundCloud.

Published by VegettoEX
21 July 2016, 9:09 AM EDT2 Comments

Fuji TV will air the 2015 theatrical film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (“Revival of ‘F'”) next month with newly-added material focusing on the future version of Trunks:

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The big hit Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, which took in more than ¥3.7 billion at the box office, will get its first uncut terrestrial broadcast on Fuji TV at 9:00 p.m., August 27th (Saturday)! What’s more, in addition to the main film, for this day only there will also be broadcast scenes of the “Future” adult Trunks (who appears in Dragon Ball Super, airing every Sunday at 9 a.m.), showing his perspective on his historic battle with Freeza. This added part is newly made just for this day, and none of its footage was shown in theaters.

Trunks’ only appearance in the original version of the film was in a short flashback showcasing Freeza’s death on Earth:

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The 2013 theatrical film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, received its own “Special Edition” broadcast on Fuji TV which added a wealth of new scenes. This edition was later re-released on home video internationally as well as (eventually!) in Japan.

The ongoing Dragon Ball Super TV series re-told both the Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ storylines, changing up events, locations, and plot-points along the way before moving into its own new, original content; the current story arc focuses on the future version of Trunks.