It would be hard to believe that when Akira Toriyama sat down and started creating the Dragon Ball Manga in 1984 he would have expected to create such a prominent franchise. Here we are almost 40 years later and it’s still a booming success. His classic mangas have been turned into video games, animated series, movies, and other books. It’s become an incredible and successful mixed media franchise with a huge following.
The audience for this franchise has continually grown over the years, which helps lead to the continuation of the series and video games. Fans have seen many Kamehamehas and the undying love for fighting that almost every character in the show exhibits.
No matter the adversity that presents itself to Goku, Vegeta, and the rest of the gang, they prove time and time again to have the resilience (and stubbornness) to overcome it. And we all tune it to watch it, even if the Kamehameha lasts for 3 or more episodes.
What’s unique about the show is that there are many different versions that seem to be on different timelines. And different plots to follow. We love the characters (both heroes and villains) and most of all we love the action and the way it’s drawn. It appeals to kids and grown ups of all ages and it’s something everyone can sit and watch together. We need more things that can bring us all together, especially these days.
Many people claim to be a huge fan of Dragon Ball, so if you’re one them and feel like you know everything there is to know about this amazing series, try to name all these characters.