Akira Toriyama To Oversee New ‘Dragon Ball’ Series

In 2013, Toei Animation produced Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the first new Dragon Ball movie since 1996. In March of this year, a second film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F was released, bringing back fan-favorite villain, Frieza to the mix. And now — following the success of their revived film franchise — Toei Animation has announced Dragon Ball Super, the first new Dragon Ball series in 18 years.

The new show — which will take place during the aftermath of Goku and company’s battle with Majin Buu — will be overseen by original Dragon Ball creator, Akira Toriyama, and produced by Fuji Television.

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Geek Gear: ‘Super Flappy Bros’ vs ‘Super Saiyan Bros’
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The deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is for two Super Mario Bros-inspired designs: “Super Flappy Bros,” a mash-up with Flappy Birds (see image above) by CodyMeddaugh, and “Super Saiyan Bros,” a mash-up with Dragon Ball (see image below) by JBaz.

Both designs went on sale at RIPT today, Sunday, February 16, 2014, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt colors. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; prints 18″³x24″³ for $20 and 24″³x32″³ for $40; headphones for $40; laptop sleeves for $30-$40.

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Comic Review: Weekly ‘Shonen Jump’ Digital Manga Magazine

Shonen Jump
World Trigger By Daisuke Ashihara
Toriko By Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Dragon Ball By Akira Toriyama
One Piece By Eiichiro Oda
Naruto By Masashi Kishimoto
Cross Manage By KAITO
Nisekoi By Naoshi Komi
One Punch Man By Yusuke Murata
Viz Manga
Release Date: February 11, 2013
Cover Price: 99¢

Okay, I have to be honest. When I was assigned to start reviewing Shonen Jump, I had much catching up to do. One Piece is on chapter 698 and Naruto is deep into its 600s as well, not to mention, there is a ton of manga in here that I am wildly unfamiliar with. That being said, I have taken up the arduous task of catching up on these manga, full-time job and personal hygiene be damned.

I am still working on getting my knowledge of current storylines completely up-to-date. So, bear with me if I forget to mention that someone is the brother of the widow who was once a demon but is now a soccer player, or something like that.

Now, without further ado, let’s dive into the recent Shonen Jump (confetti falls from the ceiling, somewhere in the distance a dragon roars).

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Dragon*Con 08: James Marsters Talks ‘Dragon Ball’ Film

Don’t expect to see James Marsters to reprise his role as Detective Grant Mars from the Without a Trace television show. The actor/musician told fans the studio was likely “pissed off” when he declined to resign his contract in favor of other work.

“I thought that they were pretty much done with me,” said Marsters when explaining to fans at Dragon*Con 2008. The studio signed him to a partial contract that meant he wasn’t locked in for the entire season but was also paid less money.

Marsters declined to return after signing on to play Lord Piccolo in the Dragon Ball live-action movie, which is currently in post production and due out in theaters next year.

“I didn’t have to do very much research,” he said of the film. “I have a son, so I’ve probably watched every single episode of Dragon Ball.”

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