How would you like to work for the universe's most feared real estate speculator? Ryusei Nakao is back as the voice of Freeza in a set of audio playing stamps for messenger app Line with Dragon Ball villain Freeza as the "Perfect Boss." He'll familiar quotes from his super-powered martial arts days, like proclaiming his 530,000 power level, but he'll ask go corporate, asking for work to be done or meetings to be rescheduled. The 24 stamps go for 240yen or 100 coins.
As they say, "mistakes were made." The Hollywood live-action Dragonball Evolution was released in 2009 and pretty much no one like it. Not series creator Akira Toriyama. Not the hardcore DBZ fans, or the ones who remember the series nostalgically, or the casuals, or even people who like to watch bad movies ironically. And, in at least one case, the people behind it are willing to admit that it's not particularly defensible.
Japanese producer/distributor Toei is expected to announced that pretax profit likely jumped 44% to about 19 billion yen ($171 million) for the year ended March 31. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' helped with 3.7 billion yen in Japanese box office, plus strong goods sales. Japanese companies operating theaters, including Toei, Toho and Shochiku also recorded big boosts from the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and to a lesser extent, Jurassic World.
If you've been sitting around staring at your copy of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden since launch and thinkin that something must be off, the "Extreme Patch" is here to fix it. This doozie of a free update is here to finally add in online multiplayer, as well as a training mode and a new extreme survival mode. Hit the jump for a trailer.
Goku and Chi-Chi (yeah, the hair color is a little weird, but look at the bangs), saddle up for the latest fifth in MegaHouse's series of Desktop Real McCoy Dragon Ball figures. Recreating Akira Toriyama's character and mech designs in three dimensions, the non-cale figure stands 15cm and sells for 11,000yen (before tax) ahead of a July release.
All those pro-wrestling/anime crossover fans got a bit of a treat at last night's 32nd annual WWE supercard, WrestleMania. During the mega-event at Arlington, Texas' AT&T Stadium tag team The New Day made a particularly memorable ring entrance by spilling out a box of "Booty O's" cereal to reveal a set of very familiar look chest armor pieces.
Bandai's MegaHobby Dragon Ball Gals Bunny Girl Bulma figure is being released this month, which means that it's time for the series to squeeze the blue haired inventor into another, equally tight outfit to continue the DG Gals line! Next up and now on sale is Army Version. Like her predecessor, the June release stands a 19cm tall, with the figure sculpted by Ryutaro Kaminaga (Yamanekotei -nekohouse-) going for 9,990 yen.
Etsy store itUpInteriorDesign offers "Unique Upcycled repurposed lamps that are truly one of a kind pieces," using everything from bottle lamps to steampunk. However, it's the recent set that employ Dragon Ball Z figures that have grabbed the internet's attention. Get a look after the jump.
The CW's Legends of Tomorrow TV series takes a selection of heroes and vilains from DC Comics on a time travelling aventure. Among them is Firestorm, a scientist and his student who fuse ito become nuclear powered hero. In the show, the character two are Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein and Franz Drameh as Jefferson "Jax" Jackson. Leading into the latest episode, to the two presented a bit of a DBZ homage.
Nippon Columbia is releasing a limited edition music album entitled "Dragon Ball Kami BEST", which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the broadcast of the Dragon Ball TV anime. Hit the jump to learn more.