Dragon Ball Voice Actor Tōru Furuya’s Affair and Abortion Scandal Explained
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by Derek Padula
3d ago
Dragon Ball actor Tōru Furuya, the Japanese voice of Yamcha, has confessed to cheating on his wife with a mistress half his age, hitting her, and persuading her to have an abortion. Read my explanation! On Wednesday, May 22, 2024 in Japan, voice actor Tōru Furuya posted on his X account (formerly Twitter) that he ..read more
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New Store Added to Site
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by Derek Padula
3d ago
I’ve launched a full e-commerce store on my site! You can buy signed Dragon Ball print books from me 24/7, and downloadable ebooks. Prior to now, readers had to contact me with their print book order request, and there were a lot of emails back and forth about the details. With this new store you ..read more
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Kazuhiko Torishima’s Lost Interview with Tokyopop Germany!
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by Derek Padula
3d ago
Read a long-lost interview with Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima, published in Tokyopop Germany’s magazine in 2008! This is the second part of Tokyopop’s interview series, following their interview with Akira Toriyama. Both interviews were held at the 2007 Frankfurt Book Fair. They were then published in the first half of 2008 in a free ..read more
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Akira Toriyama’s Lost Interview with Tokyopop Germany!
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by Derek Padula
3d ago
Read a long-lost interview with Akira Toriyama published in the Tokyopop Germany magazine in 2008! This interview consists of two parts: First with Akira Toriyama, and then with his editor, Kazuhiko Torishima. I received this publication from a German reader who contacted me right after Akira Toriyama’s death was announced on March 8, 2024. It ..read more
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Akira Toriyama had a Brain Tumor, Says Former Dragon Ball Assistant
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by Derek Padula
3d ago
According to Akira Toriyama’s former assistant on Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball, Toriyama had a brain tumor and an operation to treat it prior to his death. Details and translation here. Takashi Matsuyama, age 66, worked as an assistant for Akira Toriyama, and continued to be close friends with him even after Dragon Ball ended ..read more
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Akira Toriyama’s Last Message Before His Death?
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by Derek Padula
3d ago
Discover the heartfelt words from Akira Toriyama, the legendary creator of Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump, written just before his death. Read the details and my analysis. On Dec. 17, 2023, I wrote that Akira Toriyama Was to Receive an Anime Merit Award at the 2024 Tokyo Animation Award Festival. It was a form of ..read more
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Akira Toriyama to Receive Anime Merit Award
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by Derek Padula
3d ago
Dragon Ball author Akira Toriyama, and Dragon Ball voice actor of Piccolo, Toshio Furukawa, have been announced as winners of the Anime Merit Award at the upcoming 2024 Tokyo Animation Award Festival. The “Animation Merit Category” honors those who have made a significant contribution to the development of the animation industry and culture. It is ..read more
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Dragon Ball Z “It’s Over 9,000!” French Edition Published!!
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by Derek Padula
3d ago
Dragon Ball Z « It’s Over 9,000 ! » Des visions du monde en collision has been published in French! The book features a foreword by Patrick Borg, the legendary French voice of Goku! It is available in ebook, paperback, and hardback. You can buy it here: Amazon France Amazon US Amazon Canada Apple Books ..read more
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New Store Added to Site
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by Derek Padula
1M ago
I’ve launched a full e-commerce store on my site! You can buy signed Dragon Ball print books from me 24/7, and downloadable ebooks. Prior to now, readers had to contact me with their print book order request, and there were a lot of emails back and forth about the details. With this new store you ..read more
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Kazuhiko Torishima’s Lost Interview with Tokyopop Germany!
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by Derek Padula
2M ago
Read a long-lost interview with Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima, published in Tokyopop Germany’s magazine in 2008! This is the second part of Tokyopop’s interview series, following their interview with Akira Toriyama. Both interviews were held at the 2007 Frankfurt Book Fair. They were then published in the first half of 2008 in a free ..read more
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