All articles tagged with ‘Dragon Ball Z’

Arby’s advertising wins over anime and gaming fans with their marketing

Arby’s joins the ranks of fast food companies with awesome social media campaigns (including Wendy’s sassy Twitter posts). The sandwich chain uses their food and packaging to recreate various pop culture scenes from video games, anime, television shows and more. Here’s a selection of some of their most recent anime and video game posts from Facebook.

InuYasha

Sit boy!

Posted by Arby's on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Custom Dragon Ball Z figure lamps available on Etsy

Piccolo and Goku lamp

Piccolo and Goku have the power… to light up a room!

Light up your room with some help from Dragon Ball Z! Etsy store LitUpInteriorDesign repurposes items into functional lamps including bottles, household art items and anime figures.

Each lamp is hand-made using recycled wood, black paint, a light bulb, and a centrepiece item, in this case the Dragon Ball Z characters are positioned in such a way that the lamp appears as a well-coordinated attack.

Of course, there’s not just Goku and his friends; there’s also a lamp featuring Sailor Moon with the bulb placed over the sailor soldier like her namesake lunar satellite.

However, these awesome and fully functional lights don’t come cheap as they range between $140 and $167 CAD ($99 – $125 USD) in price. But they do ship internationally!

Sources: Comic Book Resources, Etsy

Dragon Ball Z movie to hit the big screen in August

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.

Sources: Dragon Ball Z, Cineplex.Com

Make your hair stand out with Dragon Ball Z Hair Wax

Dragon Ball Z Hair Wax

Achieve hair like no other Super Saiyan!

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.

Source: Natalie, Creer Beaute

Toonami launch line-up

If you haven’t already heard, Toonami is making its long awaited return on Cartoon Network beginning Saturday, May 26th, 2012. There had been plenty of feedback from fans pining Toonami’s departure when the programming block went off air in 2008.

According to the Anime News Network, Cartoon Network’s new vice president, Jason DeMarco, confirmed the line-up of shows for Toonami (which actually start on the morning of Sunday, May 27th, 2012).

  • 12:00 am – Bleach
  • 12:30 am – Deadman Wonderland
  • 1:00 am – Casshern Sins
  • 1:30 am – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • 2:00 am – Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
  • 2:30 am – Cowboy Bebop

DeMarco went on further to say Toonami will not be broadcasting certain series such as Naruto and Dragon Ball Z due to financial limitations and competition from other stations and media companies.

Toonami is also looking to acquire the broadcasting rights for other popular series like One Piece, Gundam Wing, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Fairy Tail, and InuYasha: The Final Act.

Cartoon Network will be examining the ratings to see if Toonami will be a success – a lack of viewers will hamper the programming block’s ability to obtain new shows.

Source: Anime News Network

Longest running anime series

If you thought The Simpsons was the longest running animated television show, take a look at some of the series from Japan. While a lot of the mainstream series such as Naruto, Bleach and Dragon Ball Z seem neverending to those who watch them outside of Japan, there are some shows which eclipse these shows easily. This is a select list of anime shows, with episode counts up to November 6th, 2011 – the original broadcast start and end dates are in parentheses. While Pokémon has an insatiable list of episodes (more than 700), it was difficult to sift through the numerous series and versions available to get an accurate count.

  1. Sazae-san – 6,000+* episodes (October 5th, 1969)
  2. Doraemon – 1,787 episodes (April 2nd, 1979 – March 25th, 2005)
  3. Case Closed/Detective Conan – 635 episodes (January 8th, 1996)
  4. One Piece – 521 episodes (October 20th, 1999)
  5. Bleach – 346 episodes (October 5th, 2004)
  6. Dragon Ball Z – 291 episodes (April 26th, 1989 – January 31st, 1996)
  7. Naruto Shippuden – 235 episodes (February 15th, 2007)
  8. Naruto – 220 episodes (October 3rd, 2002 – February 8th, 2007)
  9. Inazuma Eleven – 127 episodes (October 5th, 2008 – April 27th, 2011)

* Fuji TV’s web site lists 5,620 episodes for Sazae-san which is not up-to-date.

Uniqlo anime shirts

Uniqlo Sasuke stance t-shirt

Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo has released a series of t-shirts based on three popular anime series: Naruto, Dragon Ball Z and One Piece.

The short-sleeve shirts come in varying colours with detailed monochromatic designs of popular characters and slogans (“I’m gonna be king of the pirates” or “Believe it”) making each style unique. All are priced at a reasonable $19.90 USD.

You can’t purchase these tops online, only in Uniqlo stores. However, if you’re in New York City stop by their flagship SoHo location on Broadway.

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