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)
Proof of the 350 million ppl: pic.twitter.com/HUDxWhPi8j
— Epik #DBD (@EpikEpikson1) January 2, 2024
Thanks to my friend @MaikyBorrell, now I know that we were actually OVER 10,000 FANS watching #DragonBallSuper in #CiudadJuárez.
OVER TEN THOUSAND!
I couldn't be making this sh*t up even if I wanted to.#Goku #Vegeta #Jiren #DragonBall #Android17 #Frieza
This was so AWESOME!! pic.twitter.com/DEnCerghFO
— Shingo (@Yabuki_Shingo) March 18, 2018
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.