The Newest Dragon Ball Z Movie Is Coming To The U.S. In August

More than a year after its release, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods is finally coming to the U.S. And better yet, it's coming to us like never before — in theaters. This should be exciting news to U.S. anime fans, if only because we rarely get to see anime on the silver screen. » 5/30/14 2:18pm 5/30/14 2:18pm

The Spawn of Dragon Ball

If this weekend's release of Dragonball: Evolution has left you in the mood to look up some similar manga and anime, we've rounded up some of the stories that followed in Dragon Ball's footsteps. » 4/11/09 9:00am 4/11/09 9:00am

The Colorful Art of Dragon Ball

Before there was Dragonball Evolution, there was Akira Toriyama's crisp, colorful art. His work seems taken from children's books rather than a gut-punching martial-arts tale, but incongruity is what makes his manga appealing. Gallery below. » 4/10/09 9:00am 4/10/09 9:00am

Isn't Dragon Ball just a bunch of speedlines and ripped dudes with bad…

Yes. No. Sort of. Many of the stereotypes about Dragon Ball come not from the original manga but rather from the anime adaptations, particularly Dragon Ball Z. The anime, like many popular anime TV shows including Bleach and Naruto, was not produced in "seasons" like American shows; it was produced continuously, one… » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

What is Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT/Dragon Ball Kai/etc.?

In Japan, the original manga is, and always has been, Dragon Ball. (The original Japanese title is the phonetic English words "Dragon Ball,.") However, when the series was optioned for TV, things got complicated. » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

What is Dragon Ball?

In its original form, Dragon Ball is a manga (Japanese comic) written and drawn by Akira Toriyama from 1984 to 1995. Published by Shueisha, one of the three biggest Japanese publishers, it was the most popular series in Weekly Shônen Jump, a 400+ page comic anthology which features about 20 ongoing serials by… » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

Dragon Ball 101

The movie Dragonball: Evolution opens Friday, and complaints among fans make the arguments about Watchmen look like nitpicks about Dr. Manhattan's genitals. What's the story on this flick, and the manga phenomenon that inspired it? » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

What do Dragon Ball fans think of the live-action version?

With any movie adaptation of a popular story, there are criticisms. One fairly thorough list of differences between the anime and manga is here. Here are some of the main points: » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

James Marster's Piccolo Speaks And Smashes

We've waited and waited to hear what James Marsters' computer-modified voice would sound like in Dragonball Evolution, and some new clips deliver. More clips, including a weird hair gag, below. » 3/11/09 7:00am 3/11/09 7:00am

Dragonball Evolution's Giant Monster Rears Its CG Head In New Footage

In the latest footage from Dragonball Evolution, there's a first look at a monstrous new enemy. Feast your eyes on the fury, along with production details, plot summary, and additional footage. Spoilers ahead! » 2/04/09 7:00am 2/04/09 7:00am

Goku's Fists Get Their Own Cameras In Dragonball Evolution

Need more proof that Dragonball Evolution is most likely going to be a spoof of itself? How about fist-cams? DBZ's got 'em, and ready to start filming some face-on-hand action, from the hand's POV. » 1/29/09 2:07pm 1/29/09 2:07pm

Dragonball Teaser Trailer, Shaky-Cam Style

A bootleg of the live action Dragonball » 10/02/08 7:30am 10/02/08 7:30am movie has been leaked and now you can see all the Tai Chi, make out sessions, Master Roshi Hawaiian shirts and a tiny Piccolo-in-action shot. Looks we're going to get a lot of wide sweeping action/epic views I'm fine with that as long as they green up Piccolo a little more, he…