A symphonic concert will tour North America as part of the thirtieth anniversary of the Dragon Ball series through 2020, starting with Chicago, Illinois on Friday, March 27th, 2020.
Funimation and Toei Animation have partnered with Overlook Events and AWR Music Productions (the group behind the Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concerts), to bring the music from the Dragon Ball anime to life by a live orchestra using taiko drumming, and a score by Japanese composer Shunsuke Kikuchi.
While Chicago is listed as the first stop, no other cities were provided. As Funimation’s blog post mentioned “North America”, it is hoped that some Canadian cities would be included in the tour.
It’s been at least 17 years since Goku and his friends made an appearance in theatre. Now you can catch the legendary Saiyan in his newest feature film this August, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
Peace on Earth doesn’t last long as a new threat looms over the planet. The God of Destruction, Beerus, begins scouring the galaxy in search of the one who crushed Frieza so that he can fight him. Goku, the one Beerus is looking for, isn’t strong enough to take on this powerful new enemy. In order to face the God of Destruction, Goku must become a God himself. Can Goku save the Earth?
While there are two showings in the United States, Canadian fans will be able to watch Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at select Cineplex locations. Check your theatre for showtimes and tickets.
Can’t get your hair to stand up like Goku’s with your average spray? Go from your regular look into Super Saiyan mode with Creer Beaute’s Dragon Ball Z Hair Wax.
This styling product comes in three grades: natural (3), hard (5) and ultra hard (7). As an added bonus, the container is in the shape of a Dragon Ball, complete with stars that correspond to the product’s grade.
Dragon Ball Z Hair Wax is going for ¥980 JPY (or $10.23 CAD) each. If you’re from Japan, there’s a promotion running between September 20th – December 19th, 2013 where you can be entered into a draw for a Cubic Theater Dragon Ball Z collection, limited edition Dragon Ball Z DVD box set and figures. Contest details and regulations are available on the Creer Beaute web site.
It’s not exactly Tokyo Disneyland, but everyone’s favourite Weekly Shonen Jump series will have their own theme park in Japan this year. J-WORLD TOKYO will let fans experience characters and games from Naruto, One Piece and Dragon Ball. J-WORLD TOKYO opens in the Summer on the third floor of the World Import Mart Building in Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
The single floor, 6,168 m2 entertainment centre will be split into three regions based on the works by Masashi Kishimoto, Eiichiro Oda and Akira Toriyama. Themed dining areas and shops selling series-related merchandise will accompany the indoor amusements.
Namco Bandai, which also operates Namco Namja Town, will maintain J-WORLD TOKYO.