Apparently there is a celebration going on in Japan right now to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Dragon Ball. It started on 16 July 2005 (a Saturday) and will run until 31 August 2005 (a Wednesday). The celebration is located on the first floor of the Aqua City building, Daiba 1-7-1, in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. It is open from 10 am to 6 pm (rally participation ends at 5 pm). Although it has been on for several weeks now, they have only recently added this info to the Dragon Ball website (in a couple different places). The celebration consists of a rally, museum, special shop, and a gaming corner!
In the rally it seems you go around to check points and try to get all 7 gashapon pins, and if you manage to complete the course you can receive a deluxe Data Carddass. A rally participation kit costs ¥500 (including tax). We are not really sure what this is all about, but it seems like some kind of game for the children to play and win prizes.
There is also a Dragon Ball museum and shop. The museum will include work from the manga, anime, Toriyama’s Q-VOLT designed car, as well as lots of rare Dragon Ball materials. The shop will include tons of Dragon Ball merchandise, and apparently some of the stuff sold will be limited edition!
There is also a section called the play zone, where you can play with the cards you received at the rally. Apparently this is a brand new game a new series of cards?), so all the lucky attendees will get the chance to be the first ever to experience this new game!
All this happening right under our noses, and we did not even know about it. Sheesh…