Dragon Ball

Yamcha. Never has a name been so synonymous with epic failure than the name Yamcha. Some would even call him a gift from the gods to the internet. A quick search results in countless memes and Photoshop variations. The story of Yamcha is so legendary, a statue commemorating his death was even made. Who does that? But it looks like things may be taking a turn for him. Thanks to a new spin-off series, Yamcha will finally get to play the hero he’s always wanted to be.



What’s up bastards! Here we are with another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got two new movies coming out with one of them being in 3D! Is the title worth checking out, find out after the jump.

After that, we got one release for the Old is New section and a few for the TV Show DVD, with two of the releases being anime (that’s right, two anime titles!). So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!



In a move to fight against the pirates, no not the Straw Hat Pirates but the internet manga piracy, Viz has officially launched the Viz Media App on iTunes. The app allows iPad users the ability to purchase and download manga for their viewing pleasure.

Right now, there are the six available titles: Dragon Ball, Bakuman, Death Note, Bleach, Naruto and One Piece. Each volume will cost $4.99 (compare to the $7.99-$9.99 of the physical copy) and for a limited time, the first volume of Death Note is free, which is freakin’ awesome. As of now, the app is only available for the iPad and Viz has said “more to come” when asked about other device.

During the summer, American and Japanese publishers has teamed up in an effort to shut down many manga scanlation sites (such as onemanga) but was not offering any real legal ways to download/view manga for the U.S. audience. Some Japanese publishers has tried the download to own but many has shun it due to mostly the paying options.

While I have switched to the official anime simulcast instead of pirated streams and websites, I am still guilty when it comes to the manga and would totally support this if I had some device that would allow me to use this, especially if it releases the recent chapters that just came out in Japan. What do y’all think of this app? Is this the right path for Viz to fight against piracy or will this be a failed effort?

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork


Dragon Ball fans on the internet has been expressing mixed reactions to the news of Akira Toriyama possibly doing more Dragon Ball manga. Bleeding Cool reported the news this morning that it’s “confirmed” but did not cite any source as to where they got the news. Doing some research myself on the Japanese sites that would normally report something this big, nothing came up and thus why I’m labeling this as a rumor for now.

While no real information has been release, it seems that Toriyama will be releasing new chapters to coincide and promote the Japanese release of Dragon Ball Online, a Dragon Ball MMORPG. Dragon Ball Online is set 216 years after where the manga ended and Toriyama himself has been contributing and supervising the project. For you GT haters, this game’s timeline basically makes it where GT never happen, which I’m sure will make some of you happy.

Now being a Dragon Ball fan since 1990 (my mom introduced it to me when I was a really young boy), I kind of have an idea of what the new chapters may be. In Dragon Ball Online, there are “Time Machine Quests” where “Time Patrol Trunks” takes you back in time to certain memorable moments of the series and have you relieve it. This is what I think Toriyama will be doing, re-drawing certain part of Dragon Ball with Dragon Ball Online characters in there. This way, it promotes the game and count as a remake/restart since some sites are reporting that.

The last time Toriyama drew anything Dragon Ball related was 2006’s Cross Epoch, a one shot collaboration with Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece. After that, he has done other one shot chapters but had others do the art for him and couple years ago, he did say that he probably wouldn’t draw any more Dragon Ball manga. What do you all think about this? Any fans out there want new Dragon Ball chapters or should Dragon Ball stay over? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment after the break.

Source: AnimeVice, Bleeding Cool

DVD Tuesday 7/27/10


It’s the last Tuesday for the month of July and like always, we here at NerdBastards is here to help ya out with DVD Tuesday. We list out what was released for the week and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. Like always we have the Old is New section (loaded with a lot of movies this week) and the TV Show DVD section. We also got another Anime Pick and the return of the LOL Release, which is now slightly modify to the new LOL/WTF Release of the Week. Check after the jump to see what came out and see if there is something you want.



Wanna know how bad fans reacted to the 2009 release of Dragon Ball Evolution? Well, there was a group of fans over in France that held a funeral for our beloved hero, Son Goku, in front of a movie theater. While Evolution didn’t it do much for me ( a Dragon Ball fan of 14 years), this fan made film did bring a smile to my face. I don’t know if it’s because they used the sound effects and background music from the show or just the feeling I get from watching it. While it may not have a budget of a Syfy movie it did have the action scenes one would expect from a DBZ episode. So check the video below and watch as these fans do their best to make Great Saiyaman cool.

Source: technabob

4185720891_5d4efe49d8Once again there are people out there with skills I can only dream of since probably the only “artistic” thing I can do is cos-play as either Choji from Naruto or Yajirobe from Dragon Ball (Haha, fat joke). CubeDudes has a Flickr stream that showcases some individuals awesome skills at making LEGO Cube-esque characters and people we love, such as the Spider-man & Amazing Friends one shown above. Check some more awesome characters that other people has made and guess who is who after the jump and also check out CubeDudes stream (heh) out for 300+ more awesome cubed characters. (more…)

dragonball_047Wow…just wow. These figures totally destroy the Chinese bootleg figures I had when I was child, and I had a lot. Thanks to Dragon Ball Kai, the twenty plus year old series is getting more merchandise and it is a good thing because the figures that Banpresto will be releasing this year is just pure awesome. Figures basing from the Freeza Saga and the Android/Cell Saga (and a few based on the movies and video games), DB fans will have a lot to pick from. From the Creature Series Cell to a cute Freeza Plush and to yea, Raging Blast’s Super Saiyan 3 Broly and Vegeta, there is something for all fans. After the break, check out pics of the awesome figure and maybe you’ll be drooling like me…or not drool. (more…)


Being an Anime fan, I never really did do cosplay unless it was Halloween, but other than that I never thought to because of time and money and also who would want to see a fat Power Ranger. Later this month, Bandai will be releasing for about $10 a piece, these awesome baby clothing that are based from Anime shows and Tokusatsu as well. Tokusatsu are shows like Power Rangers and Kamen/Masked Rider, shows that Saban licensed and air in the 90s. On the top row, you have clothing based from Devilman from the TV Anime version of Devilman, Dorami and Doraemon from Doraemon fame, Ultra Seven and Ultraman from the Ultraman franchise. On the bottom you have the orange Turtle Gi from Dragon Ball, Shocker and Generation 1 Kamen Rider from the Kamen Rider franchise, Go Ranger Red and Go Ranger Pink from Japanese Generation 1 Ranger series, Go Rangers. These little clothing are just awesome and it’s obvious that Bandai is trying to capture the nostalgia for the parents then it is for the infants, I could easily say my Mom would have probably put me in the Devilman or Ultra Seven outfit because those were her favorites when she was a child since I wouldn’t have the option to decided what I wanted.

Source: AlafistaJapanator


When it comes to Dragon Ball, most people would just talk about either Saiyans or any of the three Z main villains and leave the human characters aside. But it wasn’t all like that, especially in Dragon Ball, and thats what this list will be about, to show that the Human race has their warriors that proved that they can stand on their own and put up a good fight. So let’s forget about the Broly’s and Super Buu-Gohan Absorbed and talked about Earth’s own fighters.