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Dragon Ball: here are all the canon films in the saga

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May29,2024

Since the mid-1980s, the Dragon Ball license has continued to fascinate entire generations of spectators. In addition to the various TV series, there are also OAVs and films. But then, among these many films, which are canon and which are not?

Dragon Ball: here are all the canon films in the saga

The saga Dragon Ball

Created by Akira Toriyama in 1984, the manga Dragon Ball has attracted readers to the world. across the whole world. In 1986, a television adaptation was created. The seriesDragon Ballis such a success that Toriyama continues body and soul to create it. develop your world. Since then, many other series such as Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT or even Dragon Ball Super have seen the light of day.

Dragon Ball: here are all the canon films in the saga

En more of these series (and of course mangas and video games), the Dragon Ball license has also been exported to cinema. Many OAVs, but also cinematographic adaptationshave emerged over time. Ultimately, it's difficult to follow and especially to know which productions are canonical, and which are not.

These non-canon films

At the start, while the Dragon Ball series is broadcast on on television, four films were released between 1986 and 1996. Dragon Ball: The Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986), Dragon Ball: The Demon's Castle(1987), Dragon Ball: The Mystical Adventure ( 1988) and Dragon Ball: The Red Ribbon Army (1996) is set in the same universe as the first Dragon Ball manga. However, none of these four films is canon. They are not placed in the same continuity; than the anime or manga. If the films recontextualize certain emblematic moments from the manga, certain propositions contradict the main story. Indeed, these films changed, for example, the way in which Goku and Krillin meet or how the Ancient One crosses paths with Androï8.

Dragon Ball: here are all the canon films in the saga

Obviously, the live-action adaptation of James Wong is also non-canonical. Released in 2009, Dragon Ball Evolution is of course the ultimate affront for all fans of the license. Broke, stupid film, which never pays homage to Toriyama's work, fortunately, this American adaptation is obviously not canon.

What about Dragon Ball GT? Broadcast &àgrave; From 1996, Dragon Ball GT is a case in point. go. Imagined by Akira Toriyama himself, this anime offers a rereading of the original manga. The series unfortunately did not meet its expectations. the expected success and was greatly reduced. Obviously, Dragon Ball GT and all its derivative products are not part of the continuity of the game. canonicalfrom the manga Dragon Ball. The only Dragon Ball GT film, titled Dragon Ball GT: One Hundred Years Later is therefore not canon either.

These canon films< /h2>

From 1989 to 2015, 15 Dragon Ball films were released. These 15 films are part of the continuity; classic from the Dragon Ball andDragon Ball Zuniverses. More or less successful films which tell the story of Goku's youth, the confrontation with Broly, the destruction of the planet Vegeta, the future of Trunks or even the resurrection of Frieza. So many exciting side stories that fill in the gaps in the manga and anime. Here is the list of the 15 Dragon Ball Z films that are canon:

Dragon Ball Z: À the pursuit of Garlic – 1989
Dragon Ball Z: The Ice Robot – 1990
Dragon Ball Z: The Infrared Battle – 1990
Dragon Ball Z: Menace of Namek – 1991
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge
/em> – 1991
Dragon Ball Z: One Hundred Thousand Metal Warriors – 1992
Dragon Ball Z: Cyborg Offensive – 1992
Dragon Ball Z: Broly the Super Warrior – 1993
Dragon Ball Z: Space Mercenaries – 1993
< em>Dragon Ball Z: Dangerous Rivals
– 1994
Dragon Ball Z: Super Warrior Attack! – 1994
Dragon Ball Z: Fusions – 1995
Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Attack em> – 1995
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – 2013
Dragon Ball Z: The Resurrection of ‘F’ – 2015

Dragon Ball: here are all the canon films in the saga

Since , the license continues with Dragon Ball Super. And two films were released. Dragon Ball Super: Broly in 2018 and Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in 2022. There is no doubt that Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is canon, since the events take place in the continuity of the game. of the series, the question arises however on Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Indeed, the film features a brand new Broly who therefore calls into question the existence of the previous one. However, Dragon Ball Super: Broly is really hot. Scripted by Akira Toriyama, the film is also part of the continuity of the film. from the anime, allowing new adventures to be told for Goku, Vegeta and Frieza.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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