those of you who don't know, Funimation is planning on releasing
Dragonball Kai (a cut, stripped down, and streamlined version of
Dragonball Z) here in America. One of my concerns is that some of the
characters will recieve new voice actors (again) for the English dubbed
verison thereby ruining whatever consistency the dubbed series had
remaining. However, I hope Funimation can prove me wrong. New cast members will be: Gohan – Colleen Clinkenbeard Bulma – Monica Rial Narrator – Doc Morgan Chiaotzu and Puar – Brina Palencia
Funimation will begin releasing the series on DVD/Blueray, May 18, 2010 http://www.activeanime.com/html/content/view/6177/36/
, age 57, recently passed away in what is believed to be suicide.
He was the voice of Hercule (aka Mr. Satan) in the Japanese dub of
Dragonball Z, Heihachi Mishima in Tekken, and Bass Armstrong in the
Dead or Alive video game series. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=231937
Namco gave a press release for the new Raging
Blast game that is in development. It gives us a little bit more
information on what the game will entail.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., (June 2, 2009) – Leading
video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.,
announced today the highly anticipated fighting title, Dragon Ball®:
Raging Blast for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Featuring
the series’ trademark combat battle style, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
will deliver a host of enhanced gameplay features, including completely
destructible environments and stunning HD graphics that lend a deeper
layer of immersion to the Dragon Ball universe.
Developed by acclaimed game studio SPIKE, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
culls over 70 characters, including transformations, from the Dragon
Ball Z tome to battle against each other throughout pivotal moments in
the Dragon Ball series. Dragon Ball Z aficionados will be able to
relive epic battles as their favorite heroes and villains from the
series and also experience alternate universe moments that were left
out of the original anime and manga series.
New interactive and destructible environments lend an enhanced layer of
intensity to the battle as characters can now take massive damage from
being smashed into mountains, buildings and debris during intense
battles ensuring epic Dragon Ball Z signature moves are delivered
faithfully with devastating results. On top of classic signature moves,
characters also benefit from a new “Super Rising” special attack system
which allows players to quickly fly upwards throughout massive battle
stages, adding a new layer of strategy and tactics to the melee.
“We’re ecstatic to work with such an accomplished studio as SPIKE on a
high caliber action packed Dragon Ball game for the next-gen systems,”
said Todd Thorston, director of marketing and public relations at NAMCO
BANDAI Games America, Inc. “This next evolution in the Dragon Ball
video game franchise will deliver more explosive action and a sense of
immersive intensity that hasn’t been seen before in the series.”
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast for the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer
entertainment system will be available this Fall 2009.
It turns out that a few days ago two new
Dragonball games were announced. The first is called Dragonball: Raging
Blast and it will be released on the XBox 360 and Playstation 3. The
release date is yet unknown. However as you can see below they are
taking on a more tradtional cell-shaded look. A departure from what I
believed to be the more stunning Dragonball: Burst Limit released last
I have "remastered" my original "Vegeta's Pride"
music video that I released back in 1999. Nearly 10 years later I
decided it was time to give a bit of an upgrade (using higher quality
clips) to this popular music video. You can find it in the music video
section in Realmedia format or watch it via Youtube.
I mentioned in my last update that the Dragonball
trailer is on it's way. Well we now have some pics from the teaser
trailer and Piccolo has been revealed! Below is one of the first
pictures we have of Piccolo from the Dragonball movie, click on it to
go to the dbmovie
section and see more!
There were rumors going around that the Dragonball
movie might be cancelled and shelved. I avoided posting about it,
simply because I needed more solid information. In retrospect I am glad
I waited. It turns out that it is not being cancelled, in fact Fox is
so excited about what the end movie is looking like that they are
touting a sequel already. Also, sounds like we might be getting a
trailer soon....Head on over to the Dragonball
movie section to read more.
Some new images of the Dragonball movie have
become available. It appears as though this is going to be steadily
increasing in the coming months. If you would like to view them click
on one of the images below to head over to the dbmovie section.
dbthemovie.com, they translated an interview that Jump Magazine had
with James Marsters who is playing Piccolo. In it he admits that the
chraracter, Piccolo, floats (so expect battles with flying characters)
and that the story line in the movie is a bit different than the
original. To read more about it, head on over to the dbmovie section.
This year's 21st issue (released on April 21) of
Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that a "Jump Super
Anime Tour" will visit 10 Japanese cities this fall with new anime
specials for Dragon Ball and One Piece. The tour is the eighth project
that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the magazine. The magazine also
hints that at least one other title will also be animated.
This new special is an original story created by
the man himself, Akira Toriyama! This may cause many to speculate that
a new Dragonball series is on it's way. I would say this is incredibly
doubtful, on occasion Akira Toriyama has been involved in various
projects regarding Dragonball.
Update: 7/8/08 - The title is: Dragon Ball: Heya!
Son Goku and Friends Return!! (Doragon Boru Ossu! Kaette kita Son Goku
The big tagline across the poster reads, "What is this unknown,
powerful enemy!?" and is supposed to be placed after the Buu saga. This
is Toriyama's first full length Dragonball feature in over 10 years.
Title: Goku will be using Powerpole
in Dragonball movie
For those of you who didn't notice, I opened up
two new sections on this site. The first is called Saiyan Forms, in there
you will find descriptions of every form of Super Saiyan and more, that
the Saiyan race is able to attain.
I also add a Power
Levels section. Now, in general I have been opposed to such a
section. Early in the Dragonball Z website days, power levels were
scattered on every site and were ridiculously made up with little to no
consistency. However, we live in a day where Dragonball websites are
fewer and far between. So what I have done is attained the best
documented Power Levels, as close to being official as I am able to
get, for you to review and enjoy.
There are some new scans showing characters from
the new Dragonball movie that were released in Roadshow magazine.
Definately worth a look. Click on the images to go to the Dragonball Movie section of
If you aren't
aware, you will be now. A new Dragonball Z game is coming out called
Dragonball Z Burst Limit. It will be on both PS3 and XBox 360. I
decided to post the latest trailer for the game as it looks to be
shaping up quite well. It is in WMV format and about 20 megs. You can
either click on the image to the right or click here.
may remember Ernie Hudson from the movies Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters
2, well now you will have another movie to remember him by. Ernie
Hudson has now been cast for the Dragonball movie. Read more Here.
Title: BIG NEWS!!!
DRAGONBALL MOVIE IN PRODUCTION!
After years in development, the live-action
feature film version of Akira Toriyama's manga and anime classic
Dragonball is now in production. 20th Century Fox will release the
movie -- referred to as either Dragon Ball Z, Dragonball, or simply DBZ
by different publications -- on August
15, 2008. Here's what we know about the highly
anticipated feature film thus far:
I have placed 15 old vhs tapes of Dragonball Z on
ebay if anyone is interested, many of them were ones I used to create
some of the music videos that are currently on my site(En Fuego
etc). I have also placed a couple of dvd's that were
duplicates in my collection. My reserve price is a low .99 cents for
both auctions. I am selling these because I now have a
The message board is updated to a newer version of
PhpBB, thanks to Syaoranofthelight, admin. Also, off the subject of
this site or DragonBall Z, I had an e-mail from someone asking me the
simple question of "I would, however, like to know how you
reconcile the notion of a "just and loving God" and eternal
torment...". I decided to give my response of which I am
posting on this site as an update. Why you ask? Because I love talking
about Theology and Christianity.
The following is the meat of my response
e-mail to that question:
Subject: Re: Challenge - Sat, 9 Jun 2007
<<I hope you don't mind I'd like to add one extra
question to the one you gave that I believe have their root in the same
The questions are: If there is a God,
or at least a Good God, why is there so much evil in the world?
and How can a 'just and
loving God' send people to hell(eternal torment)?
If there is
a God, or at least a Good God, why is there so much evil in the world? For this question I will often try to give
the example of a government system, whom, for whatever the reason. Has
decided to remove a persons choice of what religion he can
choose. So imagine a government system where
everyone is Forced to be Hindu against their own will, they
have no right to be Athiest, Christian, Mormon, Buddhist,
etc. I then ask, is this evil?
The general response is: Yes, because you are taking away the general
freedom of the individual.
The conclusion that I have come to, is that if God is indeed
good, he would allow evil to exist, and allow his creation to
choose it. If God were to give us no option in regard to good and evil,
he would violate his own character and become evil
The next thought is, how is this represented in the bible. Starting
right away in Genesis, the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil is placed in the garden, it is even pointed out to Adam and Eve by
After creating the Garden, God calls it "good" even though
this tree exists in the Garden, which according to
Christian theology, causes so much pain by allowing sin to enter the
world. God says that Adam and Eve may eat of any tree of the
garden, except that single tree. However, he does not take away their
control from choosing that tree. The option for sin/evil is now an
option for every man.
How can a
'just and loving God' send people to hell(eternal torment)?
This is probably a better question than the previous one I gave. Many
people can understand why evil exists, but struggle how a Good God can
send people to hell for Eternity for sins that are temporal.
Again, from our perspective, sins are temporal(temporary), and thus
eternal punishment would be completely and totally unfair to punish
eternally what is temporary. But, what if our sins are not
temporal? To understand this we simply have to look at the
nature of God.
God is eternal and transcendent, or beyond the limits of time and
space. Every sin that we commit is against an eternal
and transcendent being. The result of our sins is that they
become eternal and transcendent in nature, needing an equal
punishment. My simple act of stealing, while from our
perspective seems short and over with, ends up touching eternity.
Ok, so now what? So what if our sins touch
eternity, why can't he simply forgive them and move on.
You mentioned that God would need to be "just". Imagine for a
moment, that you stab an individual, steal their
wallet and make a getaway. But you are arrested before getting
10 miles from the scene of the crime. Thirty days later you go before
the District Judge to face your punishment. But instead of being
punished the Judge says, "There will be no punishment for you, you may
Has justice been done? No, like the judge who must punish
crimes committed against society to maintain justice, in order for God
to be Just, he must punish the sins that touch the eternal God.
So what does Christianity teach in regard to all this
information? This is the purpose of Jesus Christ in
Christianity. God who is eternal came in the flesh
to take the eternal punishment that was meant for us for all who accept
it (remember, no removing of choice in this
matter). So imagine for another moment that while
in that court-system, instead of being told "There will be no
punishment for you", you are told by the judge "The punishment has
already been given and paid in full, this individual may
leave". Justice has then been served. >>
If you read this far, I appreciate you looking at
my response. I also hope you give it some thought, feel free to e-mail
me on this subject as well.
For the first time since 1999, this website now
has an official Image Gallery once again. Currently only four galleries
are available (Gohan, Brolly, Bulma, Buu, and Goku), You can check it
out by click on the link on the left side of the page. Also
after many years I removed the "Good Guys" and "Bad Guys" section. I am
surprised I did not remove it sooner, the bios were sub-par and I could
never find time to write new bios. I do not plan on re-adding those
sections, unless there is some demand for it. But with all of Dragon
Ball Z being available in America now, there is little need.
A friend of mine is selling some of this Dragon
Ball Z cels. If you don't know what they are, I'll tell you. They are
original animation cels used for the construction of each episode. If
you know of someone who is a DBZ fan, this would most likely make a
good gift. A link is provided below to take you to his site.
I released another Feature Z of the old "Dragon
Ball" movie. Check the link on the side of the page to view it. In this
one the character representing "Yamcha" has a battle with Goku.
Also don't forget to visit the message board while you are
Just thought I'd take a moment to remind you guys
about the message board. For those of you who regularily come to this
site but havent visited the message
board, I'd encourage you to check it out and join in the good
conversation with other DBZ fans.
Also if anyone is curious how long this site has
been around, at the bottom of this page you'll see a link
called "Old News" click on that, and just go down as far as
So, another clip of the Original Live action
Dragonball Movie is back by popular demand. If you wish to see Oolong
in his live action form...well this is probably the only place on the
net you'll find it, in fact I can pretty much gaurantee it.
To see it click on the Feature Z