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Published by 31 August 2023, 2:46 PM EDTComment

An exclusive report from Bunshun Online reveals that Akio Iyoku — editor-in-chief of V-Jump as well as head of the “Dragon Ball Room,” an interdepartmental collaborative group shaping the ongoing production of the Dragon Ball franchise — is leaving Shueisha in favor of running his own company, which he created back in May of this

Published by 20 August 2023, 12:00 PM EDTComment

Following up on previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s ninety-sixth chapter to their respective Manga Plus and Shonen Jump services, continuing onward into the brand-new “Super Hero arc”, now adapting the contents of the recent theatrical film following three chapters worth of original prologue

Published by 17 August 2023, 10:58 AM EDTComment

Though the recent film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero hit DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD all at once upon release in Japan, the American release from Crunchyroll initially only featured DVD and Blu-ray formats. While a 4K Ultra HD has been promised for some time — initially (and strangely) only ever properly hinted at

Published by 17 August 2023, 10:23 AM EDTComment

Bandai Namco Holdings has posted a ¥21.786 billion profit for the first quarter of fiscal year of 2024, down from a ¥37.019 billion profit this same timeframe last year. Dragon Ball came in as the company’s second-best-performing franchise for the quarter, pulling in ¥28.7 billion (behind the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise at ¥36.9 billion). This

Published by 17 August 2023, 10:06 AM EDTComment

Hitting today across all other major gaming platforms, the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai-focused paid downloadable content pack for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has been delayed on PC: The release date for DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT's DLC5, the "23rd World Tournament", for STEAM® has been delayed. For more information, please visit: https://t.co/Dw94oi5LLg #BandaiNamco #DBZK pic.twitter.com/z0Fl7x36ud — Bandai

Published by 08 August 2023, 11:15 AM EDTComment

First teased back in January alongside the game’s current-generation console update, Bandai Namco has announced that the paid downloadable content pack for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot featuring the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai will release worldwide on 17 August 2023. The downloadable content pack’s title in Japanese is “Troubles at the Tenka’ichi Budōkai” (波乱の天下一武道会 Haran no Tenka’ichi

Published by 07 August 2023, 6:57 PM EDTComment

The September 2021 issue of Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump magazine kicked off a “Dragon Ball Super Gallery” series in commemoration of the Dragon Ball franchise’s upcoming 40th anniversary. The celebration aims to have different artists all contribute their own spin on the original 42 tankōbon covers, with the images and an accompanying comment published as the

Published by 20 July 2023, 11:16 AM EDTComment

Following up on previous chapters, Shueisha and Viz have added the official English translation of the Dragon Ball Super manga’s ninety-fifth chapter to their respective Manga Plus and Shonen Jump services, continuing onward into the brand-new “Super Hero arc”, now adapting the contents of the recent theatrical film following three chapters worth of original prologue

Published by 13 July 2023, 3:41 PM EDT1 Comment

Bandai Namco has released a new promotional video for the — as of yet still undated — upcoming paid downloadable content pack for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot featuring the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai: The downloadable content pack’s title in Japanese is “Troubles at the Tenka’ichi Budōkai” (波乱の天下一武道会 Haran no Tenka’ichi Budōkai); as with the previous Bardock

Published by 07 July 2023, 11:27 AM EDTComment

This week’s August 2023 issue of Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump magazine sees a certain stalwart wrap up another story arc, while also announcing the addition of a new “full color” classic Akira Toriyama manga to its lineup. The Dragon Ball GT anime comic — comprised of screen shots from the 1996-1997 television series displayed in manga