“It’s over 9000!!!”
If any of those lines remind you anything from your childhood, you probably picture a man with somewhat spiky hairstyle and spend the next 30 minutes shouting at the top of his lungs. Yes, it is none other than the legendary “Dragon Ball”
Dragon Ball, a loose anime and comic adaptation of the Chinese classic “Journey to the West”, created by Akira Toriyama. “Dragon Ball” follows a young boy named Son Goku and his journey to become stronger and collect dragon balls. It is a very simple story when Dragon Ball first started, more intriguing characters were eventually added into the story, spawned two sequel anime series and a non-canon anime sequel to the original, “Dragon Ball Z” from 1989 to 1996, the non-canonical “Dragon Ball GT” from 1996 to 1997 and finally the canonical “Dragon Ball Super” from 2015 to 2018.
Dragon Ball has been known for the exhilarating fights that might end the universe, excessive shouting and
Spanning across 30 years, affected people of two generations and still counting. In March of 2018, on the pinnacle of the final saga in “Dragon Ball Super”, which is named “Tournament of Power”, many cities throughout Latin America had requested for the rights to broadcast the final three episodes in their city square. Surprisingly, Toei Animation agreed to the request and officially broadcasted the final two episodes in the public square, episode 130 and 131 respectively. Countries such as Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador and Nicaragua attracted thousands of people to witness the final match of the tournament, Mexico alone attracted more than 30 000 people to watch together in the square. When Goku’s team won the tournament, fans cheered as if their country has won the Soccer World Cup.
Not only that, Dragon Ball proves that it is still the king of action anime, especially in Japan. According to a Japanese website, Video Research LTD, ever since the broadcasting of “Dragon Ball Super”, it has been competing in the top 10 TV rating with another famous anime, “One Piece”. Despite
Just a little shy of one month ago, the latest Dragon Ball Super film got released in the United States of America and many other countries in both English dubbing and Japanese dubbing. The fan favourite non-canonical character, Broly, finally made canon by Akira Toriyama himself. Fans are loving the film for everything it has done to the
To me personally, Goku is the perfect role model. He constantly seeks for new excitement, constantly oddball to better himself, staying positive despite kind-hearted the world is heading straight for hell, sometimes even sacrificing his own life to save his family and friends. I am sure that many who