Dragon_Ball_nowadays1Subsequent to Dragon Ball, next in the Series, came Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Kai. Dragon Ball Z had final 325 chapters of the manga; it went for 291 episodes and was finally concluded in 1996. Dragon Ball GT premiered in 1996 and ran for 64 episodes, but it was not based on Akira Toriyama’s original Dragon Ball manga. Toriyama named it a side story of the original Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball Kai was a restructured and revised HDTV version of Dragon Ball Z; few damaged frames were removed, and some vocal tracks were added to the original Dragon Ball Z.

In anime, first three films were based on original Dragon Ball series. The remaining included the Dragon Ball Z series. Finally in 2013 Toriyama produced the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and in 2013 he produced Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F.

In Live-actions, Dragon Ball: The magic Begins, was released in Taiwan in Chinese, while Dragon Ball: Sword Son Goku was a Korean version of the original Dragon Ball Series. Finally in 2009 Dragon Ball Evolution was released by 20th Century Fox in United States.

In 1990, First television special, was aired on Fuzi TV in Japan. Subsequently two more television specials came in 1993 and 1997 respectively.

In subsequent years, Dragon Ball video games came in the market and the first Dragon Ball game was released in USA named as Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, for the PlayStation. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, was the maiden game of the series developed for Xbox and PlayStation3.So many soundtracks also followed the Dragon Ball series.

Many companion books also came to Dragon Ball franchise, major among them are Daizenshuu series. It comprises seven hardback main volumes and three supplementary softcover volumes. Collectible cards based on Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and GT series were launched on the market in the following years.

dragonball_nowadaysFinally in 2009 James Wong directed Dragonball Evolution. The film is based on the interesting Japanese Dragon Ball manga by Toriyama. The story centers around Goku the main character; he was given the task of collecting the 7 Dragon Balls to save the world. Many evil forces come on the way of Goku as obstacles to stop him to reach the dragon balls. In the whole plot, so many people support Goku in his mission of collecting the Dragon Balls.

The film began by 20th Century Fox in 2002 and completed in 2009. First time it was released in Japan on March 13, 2009, subsequently it was released in United States on 10th April 2009.Justin Chatwin played the role of Goku, and James Marsters was given the role of Lord Piccolo. This film received many negative critics but finally received sufficient success on box office.