Friday, September 4, 2009


Goku (孫 悟空, Son Gokū) is a character in the Dragon Ball metaseries created by Akira Toriyama and is the main protagonist in the Dragon Ball universe. Goku means aware of emptiness (The 'Go' syllable means enlightenment, and the 'Ku' syllable means Sky or Emptiness). Goku's last name, Son, is derived from 'Sun' Wukong, which shows how the monkey-tailed boy is based from the famous Monkey-King from Journey to the West. At first, he is depicted as a direct parody of the character Sun Wukong, who appears as the main protagonist in the Chinese legend Journey to the West. Journey to the West tells the story of a monkey king named Sun Wukong, who searches for the seven dragon pearls which are guarded by a dragon in the West. Sun Wukong's noted possessions are a magical staff and a flying cloud, just like Goku has in the Dragon Ball series.

Sun Wukong and Goku.Akira Toriyama's "Dragon Ball" at first directly parodies this series, but quickly departs from it after the first saga. It then develops more into a martial arts series, instead of it heavily focusing on fantasy stories like in the beginning


Kid Buu is the original and purest form of Majin Buu; even though this form is the last one that he appears in. This Buu appeared after all of the fighters that he'd absorbed were removed from his system. This form is Majin Buu's strongest form as his previous forms are brought down in strength by the innocence of the Kais he had absorbed. Unlike his previous forms, this form of Buu's thought process is seen to be irrational and spontaneous, even destroying his own body to destroy the Earth.
Unlike his anime counterpart, in the manga series, this Buu is never seen to be capable of speech. The first form he appears in is actually the form that he took after he'd absorbed Grand Supreme Kai millions of years earlier. When inside Super Buu, Goku and Vegeta rip Good Buu out, causing Super Buu to revert to this form. Although he appears smaller than any other form, he is more dangerous and powerful than any other forms of Buu, due to his full relentless evil. He is also completely free of restraint, holding his own against Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Good Buu, and Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta. In this form he has no trace of sanity, and because of this is extremely volatile. He retains his childish personality, becoming amused and laughing hysterically at his own destruction of entire worlds. In addition, he is the final villain of Dragon Ball Z.


Funimation Entertainment has announced it will be releasing Funimation Dragon Box Sets in North America, and are set for release November of 2009.

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, a new video game by Spike is in development for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 consoles, and is scheduled for release in November 2009 for the U.S. and sometime in the fall for Japan and Europe.
Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo, a game developed by Namco Bandai is in development exclusively for the Wii, with a confirmed release date of July 23, 2009 for Japan, October 20th for the U.S., and sometime in the fall for Europe.
Funimation Entertainment has announced the release of "Remastered singles" on DVD and Blu-ray. The first of these will be the two specials The History of Trunks and Bardock - The Father of Goku on September 15, 2009. Movies one and two are also planned to be released later on as well.
The remastered first season of Dragon Ball is due for a September 15th, 2009 release. This is the first time this season has been offered in uncut format.
The fifth volume of the Dragon Ball Z manga is to be published in VIZBIG format and is due for an October 20th, 2009 release. Like volumes 1-4 (which included the Frieza Saga), it will include three manga volumes in one. Volume 5 will encompass the Cell Saga of the manga chapters.