Dragon Ball Super: Broly Film to Air in Canada on Crave Stations on July 31, 2019

The Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime film will air on the Crave network in Canada on July 31, 2019. The film will premiere on Crave 1 at 7:15 p.m. EDT, and then it will air on Crave 4 at 9:15 p.m. EDT, on Crave 3 at 12:45 a.m. EDT (effectively August 1, 2019), and on Crave 2 at 4:15 a.m. (effectively August 1, 2019).

FUNimation Entertainment released the anime film on home video in North America on April 16, 2019.

Source: ANN

2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure Kicks Off at San Diego Comic-Con

Toei Animation Inc., FUNimation, a Sony Pictures Television company, and Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company, have revealed the complete details for the launch of the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con including a history-making Guinness World Records attempt on Opening Day of the tour.

Co-sponsored and presented jointly by Bandai and Toei Animation, the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure opens on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at an expansive installation on the Marriott Marina Terrace at the Marriot Marquis San Diego. The tour will continue throughout San Diego Comic-Con 2019 from July 18–21, 2019 and will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Following San Diego Comic-Con, the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure will travel to seven additional locations around the world including stops in New York City, Mexico City Mexico, Cologne Germany, Barcelona Spain, Shanghai China, Hong Kong China, and Tokyo Japan.

Dragon Ball Guinness World Records Attempt

Come be a part of Dragon Ball and Guinness World Records history. The 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure will open with a special Guinness World Records attempt to become the largest gathering of people simultaneously performing the iconic Kamehameha super energy attack move.

Fans will gather on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure on the Marriott Marina Terrace at the Marriot Marquis San Diego. The first 1,000 participants to arrive will receive a free Dragon Ball Scouter accessory to wear during the Guinness World Records attempt. The Kamehameha super energy attack move will be led by actor Sean Schemmel, the English voice of Dragon Ball character Goku. Guinness World Records will be onsite to supervise and validate the record attempt.

Dragon Ball World Adventure Displays

Dive into the world of Dragon Ball with an expansive collection of multi-faceted interactive installations will delight fans and attendees. Catch interactive kiosks featuring the latest Dragon Ball video game titles from Bandai Namco Entertainment, including Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, Dragon Ball Z Fighter, Dragon Ball Legends, and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle.

Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth

Capture your visit to 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure with a unique and shareable complimentary memento. Head to the Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth, select your favorite background and pose for a series of photos that will be stitched together and delivered to you as a looping animated gif that can be shared directly with friends and family and/or posted to a variety of social media channels.

Dragon Ball Collectibles & Exclusives

On display will be a wide array of S.H.Figuarts event exclusives and special Dragon Ball products from leading Bandai brands including Tamashii Nations, Shokugan, and Banpresto. Event exclusives will be available to purchase at the Tamashii Nations Booth #3545 inside the Comic-Con Main Hall and require an exclusive merchandise time slot issued by San Diego Comic-Con to purchase.

Dragon Ball Sticker Rally

Join the Dragon Ball Sticker Rally and collect stickers at each attraction inside the Dragon Ball World Adventure. Stickers may be redeemed for free premiums including Dragon Ball wristbands, posters, lanyards, stickers, fans and Saiyan Hair Set headbands. In addition, all tour guests will receive an exclusive 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure oversized swag bag to use to carry all of their Comic-Con purchases.

Top 20 Selling Manga for May 2019

NPD BookScan has announced the top 20 selling manga for May 2019:

  1. One-Punch Man Volume 16 by ONE and Yusuke Murata
  2. Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura
  3. Dragon Ball Super Volume 5 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi
  6. My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kohei Horikoshi
  7. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 1 by Araki Hirohiko
  8. One Piece Volume 90 by Eiichiro Oda
  9. Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi
  11. Black Clover Volume 15 bu Yuki Tabata
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kohei Horikoshi
  14. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kohei Horikoshi
  15. My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kohei Horikoshi
  16. Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 1 by Sorata Akiduki
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kohei Horikoshi
  18. Sailor Moon Eternal Edition Volume 4 by Naoko Takeuchi
  19. Uzumaki by Junji Ito
  20. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

Source: The Fandom Post

One-Punch Man Tops Top 20 Graphic Novel List for May 2019

NPD Bookscan has announced the Top 20 selling graphic novels in the United States for May 2019, and twelve manga titles made it onto the list:

  • One-Punch Man Volume 16 by ONE and Yusuke Murata (#1)
  • Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura (#2)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 5 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi (#9)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kohei Horikoshi (#10)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond is Unbreakable Volume 1 by Hirohiko Araki (#11)
  • One Piece Volume 90 by Eiichiro Oda (#12)
  • Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi (#16)
  • Black Clover Volume 15 by Yuki Tabata (#19)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi (#20)

Source: The Fandom Post

Manga Review: Dragon Ball Super Volume One

Dragon Ball Super Volume One takes place after the end of Dragon Ball Z.

Dragon Ball Super Volume One
Written by: Akira Toriyama
Art by: Toyotarou
Publisher: Shueisha
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: May 2, 2017

The early part of this volume is basically a condensed and slightly changed version of the story in the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods anime film. Beerus, the God of Destruction, has a premonition about a Super Saiyan God, which the Oracle Fish confirms. Whis, his adviser, realizes that the remaining Saiyans are on Earth, and that one of them defeated Freeza. Knowing that Goku is with Kaio-Sama, they decide to make a visit there.

Goku meets Beerus and he quickly challenges the God of Destruction to a fight. Even in Super Saiyan 3 form, Goku is unable to beat Beerus. But it doesn’t end there. Beerus goes to Earth and crashes Bulma’s birthday party. The infamous scene of Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods made it into this manga telling of this story. This made me quite happy.

But there is some material here that wasn’t in the film, such as the Elder Kai getting a visit from the God of Destruction from another universe and his sidekick. This introduction to other universes helps to set the stage for how the story will continue after the story from Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods ends. The Universe 6 God of Destruction and his advisor are related to Beerus and Whis, and they challenge each other to a fight between chosen warriors. This is dubbed as a “Gods of Destruction Invitational Fighting Tournament.” The remaining portion of the volume focuses on getting ready for the tournament and the start of the actual tournament.

This volume also brings us cameos from Bulma’s sister, Tights, and Jaco the Galactic Policeman.

When it comes to the art, Toyotarou did his best to try to imitate Toriyama’s original design. However, if you’re familiar with Toriyama’s art style, then you quickly pick up on the fact that the characters you’re familiar with from earlier portions of the Dragon Ball Franchise don’t entirely look right.

Dragon Ball Super Volume One isn’t a bad manga for what it is. But if you’re familiar with the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods anime film, then you might find the faster pacing and noticeable changes to the story a little jarring, like I did. But once I got past the Battle of Gods portion and get an original story later in the volume, I found myself becoming more engrossed with what I was reading. This volume was a bit of a slow burn for me, but it got better as it went. I hope that at some point in the future, when I get a change to read the second volume, that I will be able to enjoy it a lot sooner than I did with this one.

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and Your Name. Films

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and your name. anime films on FunimationNow on June 10, 2019. They will be available with paid subscriptions in the United States and Canada until August 9, 2019. The films will be available streaming for the first time, and they will all be available with English subtitles and a dub.

FUNimation previously screened all three films theatrically.

Source: ANN

Manga Review: Dragon Ball Z VIZBig Volume Five

Dragon Ball Z VIZBig Volume Five collects the 13th, 14th, and 15th volumes of the manga that chronicle the story of the Dragon Ball Z
portion of the franchise.

Dragon Ball Z VIZBig Volume Five
Written by: Akira Toriyama
Publisher: Shueisha
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: October 27, 2009

This volume has a strong focus on battling the Androids that the future from the stranger (Trunks) warned the Z Fighters about. Unfortunately, when the stranger from the future returns for this battle, he realizes that the events that are happening don’t entirely match what happened in the future that he knows. He guesses that his returning to the past to warn them about the danger altered events.

Most of the volume focuses on the androids, especially on Androids 16, 17, and 18. I find it interesting that Dr. Gero from the Red Ribbon Army (which was the organization featured in the original Dragon Ball manga) was brought back in the Dragon Ball Z portion of the story. Outside of a few things (most of the characters, Kinto Un, the Dragon Balls), most of the elements from Dragon Ball didn’t return for Dragon Ball Z. I assumed that was because there’s such a tonal shift from Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball Z, that Toriyama felt that those other elements just wouldn’t have worked.

This volume also introduces the franchise’s next major villain, Cell. He wants to consume Androids 16, 17, and 18, so this forces them to shift their focus from the Z Fighters to Cell. And the Z Fighters team up with the androids, since they can tell that Cell is going to be a greater threat, especially if he consumes the androids.

With this volume, we see Trunks from the future getting a glimpse into his parents’ world, and especially getting to see one of his parents who he never knew in his original timeline. But I’m still surprised that Trunks being in the same location as himself as a baby didn’t cause any issues with the space-time continuum.

While Goku appears in this volume, it should be noted that overall, he’s not the major focus in it. OK, this is due in part to him being sick because he hadn’t taken the medicine that Trunks gave him before the arrival of the androids, but it was still nice to see more focus on the other Z Fighters and Vegeta.

Dragon Ball Z VIZBig Volume Five ends in the middle of a major battle with Cell, so readers will have to read the next volume in order to find out what happens next.

I would recommend the Dragon Ball Z manga to readers who are only familiar with the story from the anime, because it allows them to see just how much the anime was stretched out by “filler” and slowing the pacing down. I would also recommend this volume to fans of the manga who haven’t completed their Dragon Ball Z manga collection yet.