The “Zōkei Tenka’ichi” Begins!
Published by 31 December 2010, 3:23 PM EST

It was recently announced that Banpresto would be releasing a new line of figures entitled the “Master Stars Piece” collection, which will span across multiple anime series, including Dragon Ball Z, Naruto Shippuden, and One Piece. The figures were recently unveiled at Jump Festa 2011. However, unlike the other anime series in the line, Banpresto is holding a Budōkai-style competition to determine which Dragon Ball Z figure will be produced: the Zōkei (“Model”) Tenkai’chi Budōkai…!

Each figure model is set in a head-to-head match-up and will proceed through the tournament based on your votes! The first round match-ups end on 31 January 2011 at 6:00pm JST. Simply visit the tournament website and place your vote for the model you like the best in each match-up. Much of the site is in English, so voting for international fans is quite simple: select “Tournament Table” from the menu in the upper left corner, select a tournament block, view the product details as needed, and then click the red button under the “VS”. From there, click one of the red buttons that has appeared nearest to the product you would like to vote for and confirm your vote by clicking the top button when prompted. By clicking the scouter in the middle of the screen you can view how many votes each competitor have been placed.

In total there are 10 models facing off in five rounds; No. 20 vs Super Saiyan Vegeta, Super Saiyan 3 Goku vs Piccolo, Super Saiyan Goku vs Full Power Freeza, Super Saiyan 2 Gohan vs No. 16, and Perfect Form Cell vs Son Goku. Not only will the winner get their model produced as part of Banpresto’s new line, but they will win the grand prize of one million yen! Now the question is: who will you vote for?

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