Wednesday, July 23, 2008

24 Years of Dragon Ball

What began as a humble manga series in 1984 has grown into a world wide phenomenon. Akira Toriyama's martial arts epic Dragon Ball (the later half in the anime known as Dragon Ball Z) has wowed millions for 24 years now. The series ended in Japan in 1995 and in the United States, the anime ended in 2003 while the final volume of the manga was released in 2006. (No, I'm not couning GT because it sucks.)

Now that I have all 42 volumes I've been meaning to go back and read the entire series ago. I also need to catch up on the season DVD releases of Dragon Ball Z. I'm hoping Funimation gives the original 153 Dragon Ball anime series a similar treat that DBZ has gotten.

Happy 24th anniversary, DB. Yes I said all that so I'd have something to go with that cool picture. Wish I knew the name of the artist who drew it. I really like the style.


spideyfan said...

24 years on this job has passed already? Time sure is on the run.

Tommy said...

There was a 2nd ending version done by Akira at some point.

I'd have to look around to find the scans of it w' the translations.

Reggie White Jr. said...

Yeah, I heard about the second ending to manga DBZ. I think he gave Uub/Oob the Nimbus cloud to fly on.