10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Dragon Ball

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One of the first animes to really hit it big in the USA was, of course, Dragonball Z. In celebration of the returning of Dragon Ball in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F', we give you some facts you might not know about the series.


1
Goku has performed the “Kamehameha” a total of 97 times throughout the series.

2
Bulma goes through 17 different hairstyles throughout the series.

3
Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball, named Piccolo as his favorite character. He says, “It really is cliche when bad guys turn into good guys, but it just feels great drawing it!”

4
Lunch, who appeared throughout the first Dragon Ball series, never appears in Dragon Ball Z because Akira Toriyama “forgot” she existed.

5
Android 17’s real name is Lapis. Android 18’s real name is Lazuli.

6
The fight between Goku and Frieza took up a total of three and a half hours of screen time, making it the longest fight in anime history.

7
Yu-Gi-Oh’s Tyler the Great Warrior was modeled after Future Trunks.

8
Broly and “The Legendary Super Saiyan” are not the same. “The Legendary Super Saiyan” actually self-destructed as a Golden Oozaru 1,000 years prior to the Saiyans’ arrival to earth.

9
Majin Buu is five million years old.

10
Yamcha has always lost in the quarter finals of every World Martial Arts Tournament.