Japanese retailers today started accepting pre-orders for Good Smile Company's new Nendoroid figure inspired by Arale Norimaki, the female protagonist in Akira Toriyama's comedy manga series in the early 1980s, Dr.SLUMP. This is the 900th item from the company's popular deformed figure line launched in 2006. Check out her details after the jump.
Manga author Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump) hit a bit of a snag this week when he and 11 other Japanese individuals were named in the Paradise Papers, a leak of millions of corporate documents related to overseas investments that purports to expose how the wealthy shelter their income from taxation. Hit the jump to learn more.
Premium Bandai is preparing for some serious martial arts relaxation with a large cushion shaped like Son Goku's "kinto'un" ("flying nimbus") cloud from Akira Toriyama's classic manga and TV anime, Dragon Ball Z. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new "virtual coaster" attraction is coming to the J-WORLD amusement park in Tokyo in July of 2017, and it allows guests to experience the thrill of soaring through the skies of the world of Dragon Ball Z while riding on Son Goku's kinto'un cloud (known as the "Flying Nimbus" in the English version). Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actress Yuka Komatsu is joining the cast of Dragon Ball Super as a tough lady Saiyan from the 6th universe beginning in Episode 89, which broadcasts in Japan on May 07, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese toymakers Megahouse hope to capture the market at the intersection of nerd nostalgia and cutting edge technology with a new virtual reality device designed to propel its users into the fantastical world of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball Z manga and anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Gamers around the world are familiar with Akira Toriyama's distinctive style when it comes to Dragon Quest -- but how do his designs measure up against the creator's original concept? Take a look at some screen shots that show the origins of some familiar monsters versus their completed designs. What do you think? Let us know after the jump!