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Dragon Ball Musical Stage Play Viewed By 350 Million People In China’s New Year’s Gala

The play was 12 mins long, featuring Hiroki Takahashi singing the 1st opening of Dragon Ball “Makafushigi Adventure”!

DRAGON BALL © 1984 by BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA Inc

Celebrating the New Year has been a tradition for more than 1000 years, but as the world population rises, the celebrations only get bigger!

Bilibili Inc. an iconic brand and leading video community for young people in China, hosted its fifth consecutive New Year Gala, “The Most Beautiful Night of 2023,” on December 31, 2023 and a special Dragon Ball musical stage play was featured, making it the first and only anime to do so.

The play was 12 mins long, featuring Hiroki Takahashi singing the 1st opening of Dragon Ball “Makafushigi Adventure”!

(The entire Dragon Ball x Bilibili show in China for New Years)

American rapper Jake Miller, who performed in the Gala, confirmed that the event garnered 350 million people! That’s literally more than all of America!

This wasn’t the 1st time Dragon Ball garnered this many viewers. During the climax of the Tournament of Power (Goku vs Jiren), Mexican fans held public watch parties with over 10,000 people cheering on Goku and his Universe.

About Dragon Ball:

Dragon Ball is a manga series by Akira Toriyama. It first began its serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1984.

The manga was later adapted into a multitude of animated series, movies, and games.

The franchise consists of five different anime series, about 21 animated movies, and around 10 games spanning various platforms, from Famicon to Playstation and Xbox.

Synopsis of the Dragon Ball anime:

Goku Son is a young boy who lives in the woods all alone—that is, until a girl named Bulma runs into him in her search for a set of magical objects called the “Dragon Balls.”

Since the artefacts are said to grant one wish to whoever collects all seven, Bulma hopes to gather them and wish for a perfect boyfriend.

Goku happens to be in possession of a dragon ball, but unfortunately for Bulma, he refuses to part ways with it, so she makes him a deal: he can tag along on her journey if he lets her borrow the dragon ball’s power.

With that, the two set off on the journey of a lifetime.

Source: Bilibili via Twitter