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The Dragon Ball Trilogy consists of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and the upcoming Dragon Ball GT. The Dragon Ball franchise was originally developed in Japan as a Japanese comic or "Manga" in the 1980's. Since that time, it has created an international phenomenon spawning over 500 episodes and generating over $3 billion in related merchandising sales. The immensely popular series has hit number one in many countries including the United States, Japan, France, Spain, Hong Kong, and Mexico.

Akira Toriyama, the original creator of Dragon Ball, was involved in the concept, approval and character designs for Dragon Ball Z, as well as Dragon Ball GT. Dragon Ball began as a comedy, but soon the fighting took over. Dragon Ball ran 153 episodes becoming more serious with every episode. Dragon Ball Z was the second part for the Trilogy. Dragon Ball GT has been established to continue to series and carries the same aspects of its prequel (Dragon Ball Z), entertaining yet subtly reinforcing the important concept of good versus bad. It teaches important character virtues such as teamwork, loyalty, trustworthiness, etc. The incredible storyline and the depth of the characters within Dragon Ball GT contribute to a strong residual stance in the retail market. As in Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT is the story of our hero GokuŽ and his friends battling evil forces throughout the universe as they search for the black dragon balls. But there is a catch. They must gather all the new dragon balls within one year in order to save their beloved home.

Now Dragon Ball GT is coming to North America. FUNimation has scheduled home video release for this highly anticipated series for April 2003. As in Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT will give a brief segment at the beginning of each episode bringing the audience up-to-date on the progress of Goku and his friends in their quest. This gives Dragon Ball GT an incredible depth to its storyline and characters attracting not only kids to the series, but also teenagers and young adults. Interested fans can get more in-depth information from the Official Dragon Ball GT Web Site from FUNimation, which is due in January.

If you are still looking for more Dragon Ball, you can find the Dragon Ball Trilogy in the popular manga Shonen Jump. Shonen Jump sells over three million copies a week in Japan and is now being produced for a North American audience. In the form of traditional Japanese manga, the U.S. version of Shonen Jump is read from right to left. The manga features many popular properties that you may recognize from FUNimation. These include titles such as Dragonball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Yu-Gi-Oh, the Dragon Ball series and many more. (Information from DragonballZ.com)

Dragonball Z is the property of BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, and TOEI ANIMATION. If ye don't know that it was created by Akira Toriyama, you've been living under a rock blindfolded with your ears stuffed with cotton for the past decade. If you HAVE, then read about Toriyama-san here