All posts tagged: Akira Toriyama

Yamcha Is The World’s Strongest Fighter In This New Dragon Ball Spin-Off

The problem with most people of this day and age is that they only remember the bad times as they disregard the good. Yamcha, whom you should all be very much aware of, is the butt of an endless stream of jokes with many considering him to be, perhaps, the most useless characters to ever grace the pages of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Z Manga and it’s Anime adaptation. That, for the most part, is a fair point…ONLY if you’re considering Dragon Ball Z. You see, Yamcha was once quite the force to be reckoned with during the days of Dragon Ball, but time has forgotten that, and he is now only known as little more than a failure of a fighter. He WAS, for a short while, the star player of a baseball team, but that was overshadowed by, well…Goku’s constant battle against world-ending evil. Fear not, fans of Yamcha! Shonen Jump Plus, a digital Manga run by Shueisha so far only available across Japan, has begun featuring a brand-new Manga based upon Akira …

Bandai Namco Entertainment Reveals Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

You remember the last Dragon Ball Xenoverse video game, right? It was the one wherein which you were tasked with going back through the Dragon Ball timeline in order to alter events that had been altered by an evil force in an attempt to change history so that the good guys lost and the bad guys won. You were some sort of time cop that had to alter and altered past so that it was no longer altered. Yeah, you know which one I’m talking about. Well, as it turns out, you didn’t alter enough! Well done, rookie, you screwed up! I want your gun, your badge, and your time travelling device on my desk. NOW! We can’t have big mistakes like this flying around our time precinct, the mayor of time is already up my arse because of the whole Back To The Future debacle, and now I’ve got to deal with this?! Bandai Namco Entertainment recently featured a timer on a new website created specifically to house said timer which was counting down to …

Dragon Ball: Project Fusion’s List Of Fusible Characters Is…Endless?!

About a week or so ago, I wrote an article regarding an upcoming Dragon Ball Nintendo 3DS title from the lovely people over at Bandai Namco Entertainment that boasted a gameplay experience unlike any other Dragon Ball title we’ve ever seen. The game is called Dragon Ball: Project Fusion and is aparantly an RPG title that allows you to fuse a whole bunch of alternative Dragon Ball characters, instead of the standard Goten/Trunks, Goku/Vegeta combinations. Now the latest issue of V-Jump magazine has been released over in Japan, and with it comes more information regarding the upcoming game. From what we’re lead to believe by the double-page spread featured in the popular magazine; the fusion possibilities for the upcoming game are…infinite. It goes without saying, but Dragon Ball: Project Fusion will not feature an infinite amount of fusion characters, there simply aren’t enough characters in the series, nor is there the storage capabilities to properly host all of them on a Nintendo 3DS game cartridge, as well as countless other things that only work against …

Prematurely Rock The Dragon – Pre-Launch Trailer For Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Released

Bandai Namco Entertainment hopes you’re all ready to play a damn good Dragon Ball Z fighting game the likes of which we havn’t seen on a handheld title for quite some time. As you probably already know; Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is about to be released around the world for the Nintendo 3DS. For us living in what is considered to be European regions, we’ll be getting the game on the 16th, but if you’re living in North America and surrounding area…you’ll have to wait until the 20th. Sorry, everyone. That’s okay though! Because Bandai Namco Entertainment have given the whole world the ability to prematurely rock the dragon with their latest trailer for the upcoming game being released only briefly before that of the video game. The new trailer pretty much goes over all the features of the game that we’ve come to know and love by this point in time but that doesn’t make it any less exciting, in fact, it works brilliantly to remind us all of why we should be overly …

Eighteen Years In The Making – Dragon Ball Super’s First Teaser Trailer Finally Released

Surely by now you know that the immeasurably popular Shonen series Dragon Ball Z is returning with a brand-new Anime season that follows on from where the original left off, right? That’s something I feel every good Anime fan should know, at least at this point in time. Well during Fuji TV’s broadcast of the latest Dragon Ball Kai episode over in Japan a quick teaser trailer for the upcoming Anime series was shown. That short video was recorded by some very smart citizens of the world and shared online for the rest of us to see. As mentioned; the new Anime will follow the original crew of Dragon Ball Z and their equally as powerful offspring as they do whatever it is that they do. Really we don’t know much about the storyline of this new Anime season but the trailer does indeed feature Beerus and his friendly assistant Whis so the assumption is that they will feature throughout the story. Honestly barely anything has been divulged in regards to the more detailed specifics …

Madman Entertainment Releases English-Subtitled Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F Trailer

Australian audiences have only ever really been subjected to the English dub of Dragon Ball Z. As young ones we’d wake up early, grab ourselves a bowl of Wheat Bix, start getting ready for school, only to then get distracted by the tasty sounds of a guitar lick follower by the lyrics; “dragon, dragon, rock the dragon“, it was what we lived for at the time! In fact, to a certain degree, it’s what I still live for now. Madman Entertainment, one of Australia’s leading Anime and Manga publishers, has always had the distribution license for the great series “down under” and recently it was announced that they will be bringing the film down to Australia and New Zealand for a limited theatrical release. Well to build the hype for what’s to come, Madman have today released an English-Subtitled trailer for the film that’ll surely get all you Aussies ready to rock the dragon something fierce. I’m sure the rest of the world will enjoy it but seeing as I’m an Australian citizen…I’m kind of …

Bandai Namco Reveals Contents Of Dragon Ball: XenoVerse DLC Pack Three

We live in the age of download content. This is what being a gamer in modern times is like; we purchase a video game for full price then, over time, the developers continue working on it to then release DLC pack after DLC pack until you’ve spend just about as much money on digital content as you did on the game itself. Some companies really go above and beyond when it comes to add-on content, were looking at you Capcom, and others like Bandai Namco Games do only what is necessary. When it comes to the third DLC pack of Bandai Namco’s latest Dragon Ball Z title XenoVerse, it is the release of a new movie titled Resurrection F that justifies this new addition to an already very much content populated game. Much like the previous two DLC pack, the third will feature some new playable characters, stages, missions and Masters but unlike the previous two…this one also features blue-haired Saiyans. Super Saiyan God SS Goku, Super Saiyan God SS Vegeta, Golden Frieza and Jaco …

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F Hits Australian Cinemas This Winter

Frieza is gold now and Goku has shiny blue hair! Is this even Dragon Ball Z anymore? Yeah, you’re damn right it is, and it rocks ultimate! Anime and Manga fans, whther or not they’ve seen the series, one hundred percent know what Dragon Ball Z is. This I can guarantee. Why? Because it’s simply one of the most popular series’ of all time alongside ones like Sailor Moon and Pokemon. Now what do those three things have in common? Well, even people who aren’t into Japanese pop culture know what they are. We call that universal value, at least…I do. Now this long-running series has had its fair share of episodes and it’s fair share of movies but the powers at be and Akira Toriyama (the creator of the series) himself feel as though there’s always room for more. That is why the new movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F has been made and already released across Japan. Madman Entertainment, one of Australia’s leading Anime and Manga publishers, thinks that Japanese audiences aren’t the only …

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection Of F – Goku’s New Super Saiyan God Form Revealed

The latest “Dragon Ball Z” film “Battle Of Gods” probably made you all think that the highest level a Saiyan could acheive is that of a Super Saiyan God. I know it made me think that, so why wouldn’t it be the same for everyone else who watched it? Here we are, thinking that there’s no possible way Goku could get any stronger than he already is. As it turns out…we are very much mistaken. The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump over in Japan has revealed that Frieza wont be the only “Dragon Ball Z” character to get a colour change in the upcoming feature film “Resurrection Of F”. Oh no no! Now that Frieza is a Golden God, it means that Goku has to get stronger to be able to match him. Allow me to introduce you to the most redundant power up name to ever come from the “Dragon Ball” series, Goku’s new form; the “Super Saiyan God SS”. The “SS” obviously standing for Super Saiyan…meaning that the full name of …

Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse – Episode 03

Solo Round! Frank (@FrankInglese) is back for another episode of Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse! Unfortunately this time he’s on his own; Kane (@KaneBugeja) has gone off into the mountains to train with his mysterious mentor Mr. Ficklepo and has left Franky on his own to record another episode. That’s fine though! Frank’s inner warrior has pushed him forward and he’s attacked episode two of the “Let’s Play-style” series with all his might! Follow Frank as he takes on the altered history of “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” with the focus in this episode being on the battle between the two invading Saiyans and the Z Fighters battling for the sake of Earth. Watch all our “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvZh1IuA_h7ymvXXo3usZAhf3_yprCuJ3 Huge thanks to Bandai Namco Games who provided us with the review copy we used to record this video. -30-

Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse – Episode 02

Solo Round! Frank (@FrankInglese) is back for another episode of Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse! Unfortunately this time he’s on his own; Kane (@KaneBugeja) has gone off into the mountains to train with his mysterious mentor Mr. Ficklepo and has left Franky on his own to record another episode. That’s fine though! Frank’s inner warrior has pushed him forward and he’s attacked episode two of the “Let’s Play-style” series with all his might! Follow Frank as he takes on the altered history of “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” with the focus in this episode being on the prologue harrowing story and the arrival of the evil Saiyan Raditz. Watch all our “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvZh1IuA_h7ymvXXo3usZAhf3_yprCuJ3 Huge thanks to Bandai Namco Games who provided us with the review copy we used to record this video. Support them where you can. -30-

Heads Up, Western Gamers, “Dragon Quest Heroes” Is Coming Your Way!

Day after day, week after week, month after month, we continue to see more and more of what the upcoming “Dragon Quest Heroes” Action/RPG title has to offer but us living over in the West continue to think to ourselves; “but what if it doesn’t get a localisation?”. It’s scary to think that some of the best looking games don’t make it out of Japan but today Square Enix has wiped away our worries after announcing that the next instalment of the “Dragon Quest” series of video games will indeed be headed to the West sometime this year. That’s fantastic news, especially for those who’ve been following the series all these years! What’s even more exciting is that it will be the very first “Dragon Quest” title to be released on the PlayStation 4 which not only means better graphics but a higher quality of gameplay due to the consoles upgraded capabilities. To say the very least; “Dragon Quest Heroes” is going to be an incredible title that I’m sure won’t disappoint new and old …

Dragon Ball Xenoverse – Full Power Trailer Released

Surely by now you know that Bandai Namco Games’ upcoming fighting title “Dragon Ball Xenoverse” is so close to being released, but do you really think you’re ready for it? Bandai Namco says; regardless if you are or are not, they want you to be as prepared as possible for what is looking to be the best “Dragon Ball” video game to date. With a whole new storyline written specifically for the game, some incredible visuals developed for next generation consoles, and a cast of fan favorites making a return, it’s hard to look past “Xenoverse”. Chances are, if you’re an Anime fan, you WILL be getting this game, BUT there are still some of you out there who aren’t quite convinced. Well that’s about to change thanks to the newest trailer that has just been released because, at a whopping six minutes long, it will show you everything you can expect to experience in the game, and if that doesn’t win you over then I just don’t know what will. Getting a release on the 27th …

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection Of F” To Feature Punk Song “F” By Maximum The Hormone

The title of this article alone has gotten me more excited for the upcoming “Dragon Ball Z” movie than any piece of pre-release media ever could. Have you heard of the Japanese heavy punk band Maximum The Hormone? Maybe you have; one of their songs titled “What’s Up People” featured as the second “Death Note” Anime opening. Yeah! You know that odd but catchy metal-type song of which you have no idea what the singer is actually singing? THAT’S Maximum The Hormone and, like any other band in existence, they have more than just the single song. Of their extensive catalogue of toxic punk-style tunes, one of them is set to feature in the upcoming “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection Of F” movie during what I assume will be one hell of an awesome fight scene. The song is called “F” and, in fact, was made with the “DBZ” enemy Frieza in mind. This makes the song quite fitting for the movie seeing as it focuses on Frieza’s return. In fact, Akira Toriyama, the man himself, made …

Extended Teaser Trailer For New “Dragon Ball Z” 2015 Film Is Pretty Damn Heavy

“The worst wish in history. Now, despair begins.” is the quote that ends the newly-released teaser trailer for the upcoming ‘Dragon Ball Z’ movie which has no title as of right now but has been simply referred to as ‘Dragon Ball Z 2015’ by fans and reporters. Not surprising in any way, this new ‘DBZ’ movie has piqued the interest of many Anime fans around the world. Series creator Akira Toriyama has previously come out and explained to the masses that he will be spending a great deal of his time over the coming year focused on the production of the film. It will feature a storyline he originally wanted to showcase in the original run of the Manga/Anime but which unfortunately fell to the wayside. This has gotten many people excited, simply knowing the legendary Mangaka will have as much ‘pull’ as humanly possible in regards to this new film. Others, however, only wish to ‘badmouth’ the industry loyal and focus strictly on the few failures of his career rather than the countless successes. …

New “Dragon Ball Z” Anime Movie Announced For 2015

Here’s the deal; if you’re not excited about the prospect of a brand-new ‘Dragon Ball Z’ movie, especially after seeing ‘Battle Of Gods’, I’m sorry but I don’t think we can be friends. Not that being my friend is a privilege of any kind.This particular piece of news was not meant to be officially released until Saturday where it will feature in the new issue of Shueisha’s ‘V Jump’ magazine but thanks to an unknown citizen of this great world ‘DBZ’ fans were given the announcement early by almost a full week! Coming next Spring, as part of the ‘Golden Week’ celebrations, a new ‘Dragon Ball Z’ movie will be released. Akira Toriyama, the series’ creator himself, has done a great deal of work for this movie with him being credited for the overall story concept, script and character design of who I’m assuming are some new friends and foes to be introduced in the upcoming film. The movie will feature an entirely new story much like that of ‘Battle Of Gods’ but something a …