It was a mixed night for Cool Japan as yesterday's broadcast of the game show Jeopardy tested exactly how well known some of its most popular characters are. In the "Final Jeopardy" round, for the topic “Pop Culture Characters,” the "answer" was "In 2015 this character was made an honorary citizen of Japan after over 60 years of residence there." Only returning champion Seth Wilson responded with the correct "question," name "who is Godzilla?"
Who would win in a fight between Goku and Luffy? That question isn't just answerable in games like J-Stars Victory VS anymore. The latest venue for some cross-shonen showdowns is the upcoming One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum, which is teaming up with fellow Arc System Works 2D fighter Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden for an update that adds cross-versus multiplayer. Read on for more.
Nerdist's Kyle Hill is back with another episode of Because Science, and this time he's investigating how effective Dragon Ball Z's gravity training regimen would be in real life. Hit the jump to take a look!
Ever wish you could have Perfect Cell adorning your figure collection? Well now you can, with MegaHouse's Perfect Cell figure, sculpted and painted by PINPOINT. Check him out after the jump!
Previously previewed alongside November's upcoming Android 17, the Dimension of Dragon Ball line's Android 18 is now up for pre-order. The latest addition to MegaHouse's high-quality line of Dragon Ball figures stands at 185mm, with first release versions packing Cell Jr. parts. Read on for pics and more.
The swordsmiths and machinists of Man at Arms: Reforged are at it again, this time tackling Dragon Ball Z with a crack at Future Trunks' Brave Sword. See how the real deal slices in the video after the jump.
Bandai and their Megahouse label has filled out their fourth quarter One Piece and Dragon Ball releases. The big one for One Piece is a poseable Nico Robin from the Variable Action label, while Dragon Ball has Childhood Chichi from the Dragon Ball Girls line, plus a remarkably detailed Android #17 and more. Get a look after the jump.
You never know when you're going to run into someone with a shockingly high power level. Whether you're at home in bed or trying to catch some (DB)Zs on a plane or train, Dragon Ball Z eye masks have you covered in both Vegeta and Frieza flavors. More after the jump.
Dragon Ball: Fusions is coming up soon, and there's a slew of new information floating around regarding its battle system thanks to the latest issue of V Jump. Hit the jump for more!
Bandai's MegaHobby Dragon Ball Gals figure line, which has recently seen impressive 19cm Bunny Girl Bulma and Army Girl Bulma will soon be seeing a 3D take on a certain blonde fan favorite. After being spotted in print, the September release of Android 18 was previewed at this weekend's MegaHobby Expo. Get a look at this and more after the jump.
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.