This absolutely has to be the year that the world is going to end because news like this is just too good to be true. Anime nerds around the world have begun to rejoice over the news of Dragonball Z creator Akira Toriyama has confirmed there will be another DBZ movie. This time however they’re going back to anime since we all know how well the live-action adaptation did.
Originally thought of as nothing more than a wish from a floating dragon, Toriyama has said that the ball has already begun rolling, and they’re currently involved in the screenwriting process. And best of all: it’s going to be canon!
Apparently, this new animated movie will take place between the Majin Buu saga and the epilogue, set 10 years after the final major fight in the series. For those keeping track, this is between chapters 517 and 518 of the Japanese manga, so you hardcore Dragonball fans will already know about this. Sure, every movie that has been made in accordance to the anime was ridiculous (except the one where Goku gets punched in the dragon balls), but it’ll still be better than the crap they pulled with Dragonball Evolution.
Be sure to expect its release on March 30, 2013 (even if you can’t read Japanese you can still know what a date is). Are you excited for another round of constant yelling and awkwardly long stare downs between two super powered space aliens?
While we all know it’s hard to be original, there is nothing wrong to create or do something that has been done before since folks will be familiar with it. Well, the video here is to show that the anime industry is not afraid of doing that familiar thing… over and over again.
Derek Lieu created the video posted below that may prove that the anime industry follows a certain formula or checklist when it comes to making the opening animation. Whether it be running towards the left side of the screen to a close up of a characters eye, the video shows how 93 different anime opening animation has something in common with each other.
As an anime fan, I find this hilarious and to be honest, I can name 10+ more anime that can fit into this video. Even if you’re not a anime fan, I say check the video out just to see how ridiculous it is.
So a few weeks ago, there was a rumor going around that Akira Toriyama (DragonBall, Dr. Slump) is in talks with Shueisha in making more DragonBall manga. Here we are a few weeks before Shueisha releasing a new magazine titled Saikyo Jump, which is being aimed towards young children, and they announced a another manga that will be part of the magazine.
Dragon Ball SD will be a spin-off manga done by Naho Ooishi, who did the two part manga adaptation of the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour Special, Heya! Son Goku and Friends Return! (a special that introduced Vegeta’s younger brother, Tarble). Although not much has been revealed, it seems that the spin-off manga will feature both Son Goku and Kuririn and that it hints about other known characters showing up.
Just like Dragon Ball SD, Saikyo Jump features many spin-off titles, such as a One Piece spin-off that stars Tony Tony Chopper and a Naruto spin-off that stars Rock Lee. Of course, the spin-off’s are not done by the original author. There are a few original titles as well as other manga adaptation of what ever is popular, such as Monster Hunter.
While Ooishi hasn’t done anything major, Toriyama did approve of Ooishi’s work on the manga adaptation of the special and said that Ooishi did what he would have done with it. With that said, are you happy with this announcement? Does the news of it being a spin-off upset you or make y’all happy? As for me, I’m always open for a new DragonBall story and will give this one a chance.