History Franchise / DragonBall

12th Apr '18 4:40:06 AM JamesAustin
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''Dragon Ball'' began as [[Manga/DragonBall a manga]] written by Creator/AkiraToriyama that was serialized in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' from [[LongRunners 1984 to 1995]], chronicling the adventures of a cheerful monkey boy named Son Goku, in a story that was originally based off the Chinese tale ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' (the character Son Goku both was based on and [[BilingualBonus literally named after]] [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]], in turn inspired by [[Literature/{{Ramayana}} Hanuman]]). The manga was soon adapted into one of the most popular {{anime}} productions ever made.

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''Dragon Ball'' is a Japanese media franchise created by Creator/AkiraToriyama. It began as [[Manga/DragonBall a manga]] written by Creator/AkiraToriyama that was serialized in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' from [[LongRunners 1984 to 1995]], chronicling the adventures of a cheerful monkey boy named Son Goku, in a story that was originally based off the Chinese tale ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' (the character Son Goku both was based on and [[BilingualBonus literally named after]] [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]], in turn inspired by [[Literature/{{Ramayana}} Hanuman]]). The manga was soon adapted into one of the most popular {{anime}} productions ever made.



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* ''VideoGame/DragonballFighterz''''VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ''
10th Apr '18 8:37:15 PM VulgarBee
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* '' VideoGame/DragonBallLegends''
6th Apr '18 8:14:03 AM JamesAustin
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17th Mar '18 7:08:37 AM Tomodachi
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* ''Upcoming film'' ''[[Anime/DragonBallSuper2018 Upcoming film]]'' (December 2018)
26th Feb '18 6:48:26 PM CASCHero
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* ''Upcoming film'' (December 2017)

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* ''Upcoming film'' (December 2017)
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26th Feb '18 6:48:13 PM CASCHero
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* ''Upcoming film'' (December 2017)
25th Feb '18 10:48:44 PM Smeagol17
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There were many {{non serial movie}}s (only a few could be wedged into the series' timeline) released at least once a year, three set in the ''Dragon Ball'' timeline and thirteen for ''Dragon Ball Z''. Two made-for-TV movies were made for ''Dragon Ball Z'', which are technically in canon, and until ''Super'' retconned ''GT'' out of canon, the same went for the made-for-TV ''Dragon Ball GT'' movie. There was also seventeen feature films, the first three based on the original series, a well they returned to for the final one to commemorate the [[{{milestone celebration}} tenth anniversary]] of the franchise, and they did a web special in 2008 to commemorating the 40th anniversary of ''Magazine/ShonenJump''. There have also been several TV specials and OVA's within the franchise, mostly based on the ''Dragon Ball Z'' portion of the story.

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There were many {{non serial movie}}s (only a few could be wedged into the series' timeline) released at least once a year, three set in the ''Dragon Ball'' timeline and thirteen for ''Dragon Ball Z''. Two made-for-TV movies were made for ''Dragon Ball Z'', which are technically in canon, and until ''Super'' retconned ''GT'' out of canon, the same went for the made-for-TV ''Dragon Ball GT'' movie. There was also seventeen feature films, the first three based on the original series, a well they They returned to this well for the final seventeenth one to commemorate the [[{{milestone celebration}} tenth anniversary]] of the franchise, and they did a web special in 2008 to commemorating the 40th anniversary of ''Magazine/ShonenJump''. There have also been several TV specials and OVA's within the franchise, mostly based on the ''Dragon Ball Z'' portion of the story.
25th Feb '18 10:43:24 PM Smeagol17
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After that, the anime (and the American version of the manga from that point) experienced a name change to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', while it continued uninterrupted as ''Dragon Ball'' in the Japanese (and every other version in the world) manga. The reason was the ''Dragon Ball Z'' period featured a change in showrunner, aswell as some of the animation team (and the author [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]])... on top of undergoing a '''''massive''''' [[{{Retool}} plot realignment]] and [[DarkerAndEdgier tone shift]] that [[WhamEpisode significantly alters the arc of the story]]. At the start, it is revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of the last of the alien race, the Saiyans. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Anime/GoldenBat'', and ''[[http://www.animevice.com/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma]]''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and occasionally read minds) dominated the battles, the story was actually mostly about Goku's son Gohan and how he faces the challenges. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Freeza (Frieza in the dub), Cell, and Majin Boo (or Majin Buu in the dub, or Djinn-Boo in the manga). Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after 519 manga chapters and 444 anime episodes (plus two TV specials) after Gohan is married and his own daughter Pan enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.

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After that, the anime (and the American version of the manga from that point) experienced a name change to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', while it continued uninterrupted as ''Dragon Ball'' in the Japanese (and every other version in the world) manga. The reason was the ''Dragon Ball Z'' period featured a change in showrunner, aswell as well as some of the animation team (and the author [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]])... on top of undergoing a '''''massive''''' [[{{Retool}} plot realignment]] and [[DarkerAndEdgier tone shift]] that [[WhamEpisode significantly alters the arc of the story]]. At the start, it is revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of the last of the alien race, the Saiyans. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Anime/GoldenBat'', and ''[[http://www.animevice.com/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma]]''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and occasionally read minds) dominated the battles, the story was actually mostly about Goku's son Gohan and how he faces the challenges. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Freeza (Frieza in the dub), Cell, and Majin Boo (or Majin Buu in the dub, or Djinn-Boo in the manga). Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after 519 manga chapters and 444 anime episodes (plus two TV specials) after Gohan is married and his own daughter Pan enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.
3rd Feb '18 1:42:55 PM nero666
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* ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallZTheLegacyOfGoku Dragon Ball Z: The Leagacy of Goku Series]]''

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* ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallZTheLegacyOfGoku Dragon Ball Z: The Leagacy Legacy of Goku Series]]''
30th Jan '18 7:30:29 AM JamesAustin
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* ''VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ''

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* ''VideoGame/DragonBallFighterZ''''VideoGame/DragonballFighterz''
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