April 15, 2024

Picture: Toei Animation

Within the wake of Akira Toriyama’s dying, hundreds of tributes to the legendary creator of the Dragon Ball franchise have been pouring in on-line. Toonami, the Cartoon Community offshoot now hosted as a part of Grownup Swim that aired Dragon Ball and its varied sequels and spin-offs in its prime, is having its personal tribute this week with a marathon of the primary eight episodes of Dragon Ball Kai.

For those who watched the unique collection however by no means watched Dragon Ball Kai, the present is a recut of the unique Dragon Ball Z that streamlines the present to a tighter 167 episodes over the unique 291. Kai can be remastered in HD and has a brand new voice monitor that includes many of the unique forged. In accordance with Toonami’s social channels, the marathon will start on Saturday, March 16, at 2 a.m. Jap Time and final till 6 a.m.

At this level, I haven’t watched Dragon Ball or its sequel exhibits in most likely over 20 years. Regardless of having been distanced from the collection recently, I couldn’t assist however get nostalgic after listening to of Toriyama’s dying. So a rewatch is perhaps so as, however I’ve additionally by no means watched Kai earlier than, in order that is perhaps one of the best ways to go to trim down the time funding. Then perhaps I’ll lastly get round to watching Dragon Ball Tremendous after experiencing it largely by memes and viral clips.

Whereas Dragon Ball is well Toriyama’s best-known work, he additionally had his hand in fairly just a few video video games over his lifetime. He was accountable for the character designs of traditional video games like Chrono Set off and the Dragon Quest collection but in addition did work for some smaller tasks like Blue Dragon. Toriyama can have just a few posthumous tasks, together with the upcoming Sand Land RPG and the Dragon Ball Daima anime.