Dragon Ball Specials !!EXCLUSIVE!!
Dragon Ball is a Japanese media franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. Five anime instalments based on the franchise have been produced by Toei Animation: Dragon Ball (1986); Dragon Ball Z (1989); Dragon Ball GT (1996); and Dragon Ball Super (2015); followed by the web series Super Dragon Ball Heroes (2018). Since 1986, twenty one theatrical animated films based on the franchise have been released: four based on the original Dragon Ball anime, fifteen based on Dragon Ball Z and two based on Dragon Ball Super. There are also several television specials that were broadcast on Fuji TV and two short films, which were shown at the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour and Jump Festa 2012 respectively. A two-part hour-long crossover TV special between Dragon Ball Z, One Piece and Toriko aired on Fuji TV in 2013. Additionally, there is a two-part original video animation created as strategy guides for the 1993 video game Dragon Ball Z Side Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, which was remade in 2010 and included with the Raging Blast 2 video game.
Dragon Ball Specials
As with the franchise's anime television series, all twenty films and the first three TV specials were licensed in North America by Funimation. In Europe, AB Groupe licensed the second and third Dragon Ball movies, the first nine Z movies and the first two TV specials.
The Dragon Ball franchise has spawned three one-hour long television specials that aired on Fuji TV, the first two based on the "Z" portion of the series and the third based on the "GT" portion. Of these specials, the first and third are original stories created by the anime staff, while the second is based on a special chapter of the manga.
Though the specials aired on TV in Japan, Funimation's North American releases of the episodes are on home video, each one labeled "Feature" the same as their theatrical films. This, doubled with the inclusion of the "Z" specials in Funimation's remastered "Movie Double Features" has caused fans to continue to erroneously believe these to be theatrical films, when they are not.
There are four Dragon Ball Z TV specials and one crossover special. Some are purely one-off episodes, while others attempt to expand on an already established storyline. Many argue that since they were never in manga form by Akira Toriyama, these specials are non-canon and are unrelated to the original Dragon Ball Z storyline.
The Dragon Ball anime has been in existence for over 35-years making one of the longest running anime popular with western audiences. With so many movies and specials released for the series throughout the years, some have fallen through the cracks being forgotten by fans over time.
Some of these specials never received English dubs and even more never received physical releases. With them being so hard to find except by the most die-hard fans, it's no surprise that most have forgotten they even existed at all.
Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate Super Saiyans was released all the way back in 1993 making the quality of the original a bit bad compared to newer releases. Oddly enough, a completely remade version was release exclusively as a special feature on the PS3 and XBox 360 game Dragonball Raging Blast 2.
The Dragon Ball franchise covers a vast array of media including the original manga, the four anime series, more video games than perhaps any other anime and, of course, a long list of movies and specials released across various outlets. The films and specials of Dragon Ball are, for lack of a better term, a bit of a mixed bag; some of them are rich stories with great villains, high stakes and creative plots, while others are poorly-written disasters and/or unwanted sequels. While that might be a bit of an extreme, black-and-white approach to the films and specials of Dragon Ball, it still stands that some are better than others, which is why we decided to rank every single one of them.
Now, as it is with these kinds of lists, our list is subjective, so let us know how your own shakes out! Also, this ranking will include all films, released theatrically or on Television, as well as the TV specials and shorts that have been released over the years, excluding the Shonen Jump crossover as well as This is the Ultimate Battle in all the Universes! Son Goku vs Jiren!!, which was a combination of two Super episodes with a few differences. With that out of the way, enjoy our ranking of all the Dragon Ball specials and films!
Another strange, but surprisingly good special was Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, which was one of the few specials/movies considered to be canon, though even that is questionable. The OVA was the first Dragon Ball animation made in nearly a decade, but has yet to be dubbed in English.
Kami was the former Guardian of the Earth and an alien from the planet Namek (and the good counterpart of King Piccolo, a villain from the Dragonball series). Kami created the Dragon Balls to give the people of Earth hope and encourage acts of bravery. The balls are scattered across the world and Bulma created a radar able to detect them because she initially wants to wish for a boyfriend.
On the flip side, they can only be used once every Namekian year, which is approximately 130 Earth days. Sheron can do a mass resurrection, whereas Porunga can only do one revival per wish, but Porunga can bring people back to life multiple times. The Namekian Dragon Balls also require the summoner to say a keyword before the dragon can be summoned in Namekian, so thankfully they have Dende to do that for them.
My suggestion is, as a neutral, to throw out fireballforward/back-S if your opponent is at full-screen, jump or fireballback-H back-dash then use air-fireballback-H at mid-screen, and focus on starting a jump-cancel combo at close-range.
The crossover chose wisely to combine the two goofballs of Luffy and Goku with astonishing gourmet hunter Toriko. All three protagonists enter the IGO tournament in order to win the world's best-tasting meat. The contest ultimately ends in a tie of all three strong and relentless characters. As a tiebreaker the three decide to fight. Ultimately all three groups share a feast together. Of course, the creators were sure to include the voracious eating characters share a meal together. 041b061a72