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Published by VegettoEX
09 September 2021, 1:16 PM EDT

Our latest translation comes from the Dragon Ball Z series’ first background music collection (released in August 1992), whose inside pamphlet included an introductory comment from then-Toei Animation Producer Kōzō Morishita, who speaks highly of his collaboration with and the music of the late Shunsuke Kikuchi: One of the main factors behind that popularity is […]

Published by VegettoEX
01 September 2021, 4:10 PM EDT

It is September 2021, which means FUNimation’s English dub of the Dragon Ball Z television series kicked off in syndication 25 years ago this month. What specific date did it actually debut, though? And is there more to this story? Did Dragon Ball Z actually air on American television years before this?! Read the Full […]

Published by VegettoEX
19 August 2021, 11:03 AM EDT

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing of a Dragon Ball character — as well as an accompanying comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Following up on the wealth of characters already drawn, for his August 2021 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a drawing of Papoi (and others!) relating to the Afterlife Tournament filler […]

Published by VegettoEX
21 July 2021, 11:46 AM EDT

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing of a Dragon Ball character — as well as an accompanying comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Following up on the wealth of characters already drawn, for his July 2021 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a drawing of Paikuhan (and others!) from the Afterlife Tournament filler arc […]

Published by VegettoEX
22 June 2021, 2:52 PM EDT

The latest addition to our “Press Archive” is another fun blast-from-the-past: a general overview of the “anime invasion” from the August 14, 1995 issue of Newsweek, which happens to also mention the impending broadcast of FUNimation’s English dub of the Dragon Ball television series. Imported by cultists since the ’60s, Japanese animation, or “anime,” is […]

Published by VegettoEX
22 June 2021, 11:39 AM EDT

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing of a Dragon Ball character — as well as an accompanying comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Following up on the wealth of characters already drawn, for his June 2021 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a drawing of Chop Chai from the Afterlife Tournament filler arc of […]

Published by VegettoEX
08 June 2021, 10:07 AM EDT

The latest addition to our “Press Archive” is another fun blast-from-the-past: an Internal Correspondence article from the April 1995 issue announcing the forthcoming syndication broadcast debut of the original Dragon Ball television series from FUNimation. Read the Full Article! The article is also noteworthy for mentioning Viz’s ongoing negotiations for their Dragon Ball manga license, […]

Published by VegettoEX
21 May 2021, 6:48 AM EDT

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing of a Dragon Ball character — as well as an accompanying comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Following up on the wealth of characters already drawn, for his May 2021 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a drawing of Malaiko from the Afterlife Tournament filler arc of the […]

Published by VegettoEX
21 April 2021, 6:52 AM EDT

Each month, Toyotarō provides a drawing of a Dragon Ball character — as well as an accompanying comment — on the official Japanese Dragon Ball website. Following up on the wealth of characters already drawn, for his April 2021 entry, Toyotarō has contributed a drawing of Arqua from the Afterlife Tournmanent filler arc of the […]

Published by VegettoEX
01 April 2021, 5:53 PM EDT

While a large number of Dragon Ball fans have at least a passing familiarity with the Daizenshuu guidebooks released in Japan in the 1990s, many are unaware that three supplemental volumes brought the total to ten books, covering the ongoing Carddass releases and wrapping up with a third animation guide. Our latest translation comes from […]