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Did Hong Kong comics inspire Dragon Ball? But is it true? On September 16, there was a Dragon Ball fan who created a lengthy forum post on the fan site Kanzenshuu. This genre features wandering martial artists who fight one another in a mystical Chinese-style fantasy land. They usually involve a master swordsman fighting against an assortment of different experts in secret and deadly arts. As a result, more detail will have to wait for a future article.

Release Main article: Harmony Gold dub In the first years after the Dragon Ball manga and anime became successful in Japan, an initial attempt was made to export the show to an American audience.

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These initial attempts to gain a foothold in the large American market were unsuccessful and short lived. It is a martial arts action game which loosely followed the plot of the first thirteen issues of the manga. Sales figures for the game are not available, but no further Dragon Ball video games were released in the U.

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In , a first attempt was made to release the Dragon Ball anime in the U. This dub was notable for renaming many characters, such as Goku being renamed "Zero. Because it was never broadcast to the general public, it is referred to as the "Lost dub" by fans.

A new series name was chosen by the producers to differentiate the current series, with its reduced emphasis on comedy and its new science fiction themes, from the previous one, even though both were still based on the same Dragon Ball manga. The new show also featured improved production values and animation quality. This transition point was attractive because not only did it follow a several year gap in the plot one of several such gaps in the series , but it also featured revised origin stories for several lead characters and the introduction of several new characters.

This made it a good jumping onpoint for new fans of the series. This was followed by two additional theatrical movies released per year one in March and one in July until In total, thirteen Dragon Ball Z movies were produced. In addition to the feature films, two movie-length television specials were also produced for the series.

These initially aired in and Like the original Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Z suffered from the same manga-to-anime pacing problems which resulted in the excess of filler material in the previous anime. In some ways, the problem was more pronounced during the production of the "Z" series as the increased focus on action resulted in many issues of the manga devoted entirely to action sequences.

These combat-oriented issues were more difficult to "stretch" into episodes than more diverse action and this resulted in pacing problems throughout some sections of the series.

Without additional issues of the manga to translate onto the small screen, the Dragon Ball Z series ended in January after episodes. Once again however, Japanese fans would not have to wait more than a week for the continuation of the final story, in Dragon Ball GT.

During the production of Dragon Ball Z in Japan, popularity for the franchise was at its peak.

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Ironically, despite tremendous success in Japan and tons of marketable goods, the series had yet to take off in the U. Second U. Ultimately, the show only lasted for less than one season before being canceled in favor of jumping ahead to Dragon Ball Z; the latter series was believed to have greater merchandise potential.

In total, only 13 episodes of the production order of 26 and the first Dragon Ball feature film were produced.

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In , Vidmark Entertainment downloadd the home video distribution rights for these dubbed episodes and movie. For the next five years, Vidmark retained these rights to Dragon Ball in the U. In , Vidmark was acquired by Lionsgate Entertainment, making them the holder of the rights to these episodes and movie until This prevented FUNimation from releasing their later in-house dub of the first 13 episodes of Dragon Ball to home video in the U.

They were also unable to release an in-house dub of the first DB movie until After the two failed launches of the Dragon Ball anime in the States, FUNimation switched focus to the more action-oriented Dragon Ball Z; this time collaborating with Saban Entertainment at that time riding on the popularity of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, another Japanese import to distribute the series to television, and using voice actors from the Vancouver-based Ocean Studios several of which were involved in the earlier BLT dub of Dragon Ball.

Dragon Ball Z premiered on American television in the fall of , once again airing in first-run syndication. However, the intended American audience of the series young children did not work well with the more violent nature of the DBZ anime.

To many fans of the series, these edits actually made the series worse as violence was always shown without consequence. Also, they made many changes to the original dialogue and also created many name changes to characters i.

Krillin and Tien , instead of "Kuririn" and "Tenshinhan" and special techniques i. The first two Dragon Ball Z movies were subsequently released by Pioneer Entertainment direct to video. The third movie was later re-released by Pioneer to home video, only this version, like the first two films, featured dialogue more close to the original script and was unedited. In part due to an early timeslot in most markets AM , Dragon Ball Z also failed to find its target audience and was canceled in May after a two-season run of 53 episodes, or the equivalent of 67 Japanese episodes.

However, this was still the most successful import of the Dragon Ball franchise to the U. This new series, called Dragon Ball GT for "Grand Tour" , was a complete departure from the previous two anime series.

Instead, it was completely new material along with having the same characters and elements from the last two series and it continues the story where Dragon Ball Z had left off. From the beginning however, there were problems with the series. Dragon Ball fandom in Japan was waning and to help renew interest in the series and bring it back to its roots, a decision was made to return the series to the style of the original comedy Dragon Ball anime, rather than the more action-oriented Dragon Ball Z.

This decision led to the reintroduction of several villains not present since the original series, a return to the "Dragon Ball quest" -style plot of that series and even the mystical de-aging of Goku, back to roughly the age he was when the first series began.

Unfortunately, this creative change did not improve ratings and the series focus was changed again after the completion of only sixteen episodes. The remaining episodes of the series returned to the more action-oriented style of the latter series and as a result of declining interest, the show had ended in November after only 64 episodes. Slump anime. Dragon Ball GT was also less successful in its tie-ins than the previous series had been.

Unlike the previous series, Dragon Ball GT did not spawn any theatrical films on its own. Although produced in the artistic style of GT, the plot was a modified retelling of the very beginning of the original Dragon Ball anime. This was the last Dragon Ball animated movie to be released to date.

Other than that film, the final series was limited to a single television special that takes place after the events in GT, released in March In other product areas, such as video games and merchandise, Dragon Ball GT was also less successful than its predecessors. Third U. The block gave the series new life and, combined with the DiC Sailor Moon dub, exposed the series to a much wider audience.

With new success, FUNimation went forward in continuing the dub on their own instead of alongside the backing of a company such as Saban. The third season appeared on home video in and then on Cartoon Network soon after, featuring less editing restrictions than the previous dub, FUNimation's own in-house voice cast, and a new musical score. Dragon Ball Z was now in full production in the U. Still, it kept the name changes of characters and techniques that the previous dub had created.

While still disliked from fans of the original Japanese version, FUNimation's in-house dub was a huge success and received the most popularity of all releases in the U. However, there were marked changes in the dubbing between this and its sequel series, most pronounced is the usage of the original Japanese music as opposed to new compositions for the dub.

FUNimation also released Dragon Ball to DVD, but with a slight snag: since Lionsgate remained the distributor of the earlier DB dub, they could not release the first 13 episodes of the new dub until their license expired in However, they were afraid they would experience the same drop off as Japan by starting with the lighter episodes at the beginning.

In a controversial decision, FUNimation decided to start from the first action-intensive arc, connected with the first major villain of the series. Furthermore, a special episode was created for the beginning of this series that would fill in the material prior to the start of this arc such as how Goku became a child again, thanks to Emperor Pilaf , and went into space using the clips of the first three episodes and the sixteenth episode.

Similarly, DBGT would feature a new musical composer, pushing music with a harder sound and even creating a hip-hop-style opening. I wanted to know, is it possible to connect Hong Kong comics and Dragon Ball? That is, Hong Kong comics. And in particular, the claim that Akira Toriyama used these comics as a source of inspiration in creating Dragon Ball.

These include supernormal speed, power, toughness, projection of external energy as a weapon, self-powered flight, energy healing, supernormal vision, cross-dimensional travel, and so on. In particular, the martial arts comics of the s and early s. These comics were directly inspired by Hong Kong cinema, which boomed in the early s thanks to Bruce Lee.

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During the s and early s, these two companies made over 1, kung fu films. They were a lucrative business, and the comic creators were so inspired by them that they decided to create their own comic style equivalent. These comic creators were also directly inspired by Japanese manga. In the early s, Japanese manga had not yet reached Hong Kong in an official format.

However, the pirated Taiwanese editions of manga became incredibly popular among children. The manga reached Taiwan, had its text whited out, and was then rewritten with Chinese lettering. After that they were shipped to Hong Kong and neighboring countries. There were similar equivalents of Astroboy and Tetsujin, all of which were illegal.

There were no copyright laws in Hong Kong, nor official deals in place for legitimate copies until the mids. In addition, the Japanese did not enforce their copyright outside of Japan, so Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asian countries were flooded with hundreds of thousands of illegal comics for the next 30 years. As a result, they were much more popular. The young children and teenagers of Hong Kong read these illegal manga and became inspired by them to create their own.

The question was, what to write? Seeing the ensuing boom in martial arts movies, the young authors in question decided to emulate these stories in comic book form. But since they were raised on Japanese manga, they also incorporated many elements from manga. Indeed, much of what we call Hong Kong comics is an emulated Japanese manga. The end result is a style that is both Western and Eastern, with realism at the forefront and a vivid use of color. This contrasts against the black and white Japanese manga, with its big-eyed characters that are full of expression.

But what these martial arts comics have in common is the action and adventure. Dragon Ball, Vol. Choose Store. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

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In this series View all Book 2. Book 3. Book 4. Book 5. Book 6. Skip this list. Ratings and Book Reviews 2 12 star ratings 2 reviews. Overall rating 5. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Report as inappropriate. It was a very entertaining read, I loved it. Goku is an awesome protagonist. It was a very light happy read with underlying darkness. I would recommend it to anyone that watched the show or is into a series like One Piece or Naruto.

DB is a classic and I'm looking forward to reading the next volume. Funny ,but a bit rude ,it gives you a view of a naked woman.

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