Dragon Ball Z Anime Information
Dragonbe Adventure History
Dragon Ball Z Anime Newbie Guide
Ok, well, here you are. You are new to Dragon Ball and want to know what's what. Well, I would like to point you in the direction of the info sections and the movies section, but, you don't have time. So, I can tell you all you need to know.
I just would like to say, you have picked a wise choice, for choosing Dragon Ball as an anime to get interested in. It is a worldwide anime that has changed the lives of many and may change yours. It is considered a comedic, dramatic, emotional, influential, and down right the coolest anime ever.
Welcome to Dragon Ball Anime
Dragon Ball, started out as an idea. It originally was going to be about 13 comics long, and, based on a story called, "Journey to the West". Confused? I was. Ok, so, a guy named, Akira Toriyama decided to draw something like that story, but, to his own idea. It was supposed to be about a half boy half dragon that, could put capsules in water, and make transportation come out. He was a very good fighter, and, could make something called, Dragon Balls. He went on many adventures, and, saw lots of people. But, that isn't how it went; it was just an idea. I will try and scan this image from my Daizenshyu later. Ok, the real story is, it's about a monkey boy, that, went through adventures with his friends. It was made in the 1980's, and, was supposed to be about comedy. The boy's name was, Son Wuukong. He has a staff, and, was very strong. But, that named didn't suit Akira, so, he made, Son Goku. Son Goku is based on the monkey in, "Journey to the West," and, has a staff called, Nyoibo.
As Akira Toriyama drew the comic more, it seemed to get more popular, and soon, it became so popular, they ran a TV show. The first episode aired on February 16, 1986. That day became a very great day among hard core DB Z/GT fans.
The anime and manga of Dragon Ball soon grew to be bigger. It also contained allot of fighting, but still had its comedy. But, the comedy soon died, and, fighting soon took over. It became from a very funny manga, to, a very dramatic and serious story, that took Japan, and the world, by storm.
While the manga stayed the same as Dragon Ball, the TV series all of a sudden changed to Dragon Ball Z. After 153 episodes of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama finally moved on to a more serious show. At that point in time, it was revealed to Son Goku, that he was an alien, and, the new enemy he had to fight was his brother.
The show Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z ran for a total of 444 episodes, with 2 TV Specials, 16 movies, and 1 OVA (Original Video Animation). The manga soon concluded to 42 Tankuban, which are the volumes of books of the manga.
Toriyama was through with the series after Dragon Ball Z had ended. But, TOEI Animation, the company that made Dragon Ball on TV, decided to make their own show, without Akira Toriyama. They made Dragon Ball GT. It continued almost 10 years or a little less where it left off of Dragon Ball Z. It went back to comedy in the first episodes of it, and, that was what made it drive people away. They had missed the fighting, so, TOEI brought them fighting.
Dragon Ball GT, after, 64 episodes, one movie, and one TV special, on November 19, 1997, had ended, for good.
Dragonball Z Anime Adventure History
Search for the Dragon Balls Saga:
Depart for adventure and look for the Dragon Balls!
Chapters 1-24, 24 chapters long, 1 7/8 books long
Bulma and the Monkey King!
A young boy travels along a spherical log, he waves to his monkey friends, knowing that today will be yet another peaceful day. At home, he crouches in his fighting stance, then yells out his attack on the log, and throws it in the air! The young warrior goes airborne with it, and kicks it into many pieces. He picks up the wood, and goes home. At home, he prays to his grandpa, telling him that he will go get food now. Elsewhere, a young girl is searching around trees, wondering about something. She clicks on a radar, confessing to herself that the ball has got to be around her somewhere. She goes in her car, and drives off. The young boy walks around, wondering where he can find something to eat. He finds a waterfall, knowing he wants fish now. He jumps down and takes off his clothes. He then sticks his tail in the water, making fish mistake it as a worm. A huge fish then comes by and takes the bait, but the young boy saw it in time, and when the fish jumped out of the water, he kicked it to death! He then drags it on his way home, when he hears a big noise behind him.