This Just In!

For a limited time, within each Dragon Ball Daizenshyu there was a small newapaper-ish booklet called Shenron's Newspaper. Within each of these little treasures, there were interviews with staff members involved with Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama, and Dragon Ball Trivia Champions of Japan. In the center of each booklet is usually a cute cartoon drawn by Toriyama explaining part of his life, a tribute to Dragon Ball by other artists, or just nifty stuff. Also in each booklet is a DB News section that talks about "new" and upcoming Dragon Ball games. New is in parenthesis because I don't think any Super Famicom games are new anymore. And finally, there's a section called "I love Dragon Ball", in which famous people from Japan, (or China), who love DB are interviewed, like Jackie Chan. What I'm going to try to accomplish here is to translate some of the staff interviews since a lot of the information revealed in them is pretty interesting. If time allows, I will also try to translate the other sections, but my priority is to get the main interviews done as soon as I can. As always, this section is far from done, yadda yadda yadda.

1/5/03 I'd just like to mention that originally this was just Daizenshyuu-based interviews. However, from now on I will add all interviews, regardless of origin, here. Thanks!

Volume 1

1. I Love Dragon Ball 1: Jackie Chan

Volume 2

1. An interview with Akira Toriyama and his three editors.
2. I Love Dragon Ball 2: Shingo Katori.

Volume 3

1. DBZ Staff Interview Part 2.

TV Animation Part 3: Super Voice Talks

The final interview with the Japanese voice actors of DBZ.

One Piece: Color Walk

A discussion between Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda on their popular manga.