In the year of 1984, a man by the name of Akira Toriyama started a new project. This gentleman had already been sucessful with his previous project, Dr. Slump, which started out as a manga in the weekly Shonen Jump, but soon became an anime on TV. Toriyama knew he could succeed with his new project if he did things right, and pleased the masses with his fantastic wit and humor, expressed through the manga. What started out as a successful manga, grew into a world-wide phenomenon and is now the most popular Japanese series, world-wide. The project that Mr. Toriyama started, was of course, the tale of a little boy, that grew into a powerful man. It is, the story of Son Gokou, known as Dragon Ball.
Dragon Ball later grew into Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball Z focussed more on fighting, but had an incredible plot to go along with it. Unlike other anime like Sailor Moon where the plot progresses slowly but surely through a long series of episodes, a la Power Rangers, Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z moved at a fast pace with each new episode picking up where the last one left off. And the manga boasted a total of 519 issues, which were later condensed into 42 volumes which are still being published to this day.
Dragon Ball's final spawn was Dragon Ball GT. It was taken on by a studio that had nothing to do with Akira Toriyama, and was drawn by a completely different set of artists. This immediatley turned people off to the series. But people hated the plot even more. It was a return to Dragon Ball's genre with Gokou and his comrades seeking the Dragon Balls, but with a slightly different twist. Later the series changed tracks and went back to the fighting genre of Dragon Ball Z. This picked up a greater audience, but the show was still doomed from the start. The entire Dragon Ball series had 508 episodes
My goal at this site is to explain the details of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. In America, the Dragon Ball phenomenon is slowly catching on, and it's slowly but surely moving up from cult status. However, here in America, we may never get the entire series of any of the three, and if we do, for the time being, they are being editted to pieces. I would like to explain to you the large and small details of the show, so that you can experience the full force of the series' drama, plot and fights. Please enjoy what I have to offer, my only goal is to teach you everything I know!
If you are unfamilliar with my site, please take some time to read over these explanations of each section. It should get you where you want to go, without you having to play any guessing games.
Sign The Dragon Ball Z Petition This is one of the most important sections of my site. Here you can sign my petition against the editting of U.S. Dragon Ball Z, as well as get some info as to why they do it, and how you can help. This section also gives details about my Dragon Ball Z Contest in which you can score up to 8 Dragon Ball Z movies, and 8 episodes of DBZ!
The DBZ Dimension If you're looking for a place to buy uneditted and uncut Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT episodes and movies, this is your place!
Character Biographies Perhaps the best known section of my site, my Character Biographies go into incredible detail, describing each character, and the fights they participate in. Please keep in mind that my biographies move very slowly since it takes me a long time to update them, because I write them as I watch the show. It takes roughly three and a half hours to write about every episode! However, I garauntee you won't find any place on the Internet with more detailed Biographies!
Stuff You're Missing Did you ever wonder what that "other" version of DBZ was like? Are you curious as to what kind of edits are really made to this great series in America? Well look no further. This is a section dedicated to visually showing you the "Stuff You're Missing" in American Dragon Ball Z.
What's New? This is the section of my site in which I'll describe what I have most recently updated. I highly suggest you read this section though, because from time to time I also put in important news about the world of Dragon Ball Z.
Dragon Ball Movies I currently own every Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z movie, as well as the 10th Anniversary Special. I intend to do detailed summaries of each movie, but like the Character Biographies, these will also take a long time to complete, since I watch the movie, as I write about it.
My Dragon Ball Z FAQI do not suggest you read this section, I require it. I gets lots of e-mail, asking the same thing, over and over again. I really can't respond to them! So please read this section before you send e-mail, this also includes some interesting inforamtion, as well as a summary of the last episode of Dragon Ball ever.
Dragon Ball Z Video Games There's exactly two dozen Dragon Ball games in existence. Here, I will tell you a bit about the ones I own. However, right now, there's not much here.
Dragon Ball Z Chat This is actually pretty self-explanatory. You can chat with me about Dragon Ball Z, and ask questions, do trivia, or whatever.
Little Known Dragon Ball Z Facts This section will tell you little tid-bits of the series that not many people know. For instance, did you know that Dai-Kaioshin is fused with someone? Find out with who, inside!
Total Number of Signatures This section usually gets updated every two weeks or so, it's a list of the people who have signed my petition. It's quite impressive, we now have a total of 2,322 signatures.
LinksThis is obviously my links section. It includes sites that I personally find appealing. Most of the sites sport good design, and have a lot to offer. I do recommend taking some time to view each one.
Sign My Guestbook/Petition If you want to sign my petition without reading through all my writing, or just sign my guestbook, here's the place to do it.
View My Guestbook/Petition If you actually want to see what people have to say about this site, follow this link!
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