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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

World of Dragon Ball Exhibition Opens Today

In line with the upcoming film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and in commemoration of 29 years of Dragon Ball, the exhibition entitled Akira Toriyama: The World of Dragon Ball was opened for the press to showcase over 300 illustrations and documents made by its creator, Akira Toriyama. The actual launch of the exhibition starts today, March 27th to April 15th. Check out the photos after the jump.

Currently held at the 8th floor hall of the Nihonbashi Takashimaya store in Tokyo, the exhibition will travel to other cities such as Osaka from April 17 - April 23 and  July 1 to 9, 27 in Nagoya.

Entrance fees starts from 400 to 800 yen and varies for student to professional patrons. In the venue, the exhibition halls are divided into 7 stages, a homage to the seven Dragon Balls:

  • Dragon Ball I: Dragon Ball Complete History.
    This part will look back on the work over the years.
  • Dragon Ball II: Character Wall.
    An introduction to over 400 characters who have appeared throughout the series.
  • Dragon Ball III: Original Comic Art Gallery.
    200 original manga art pieces were selected from the 10.5-year, 519-chapter series, including all the pages from the first and last chapters as well as memorable scenes.
  • Dragon Ball IV: Color Illustration Gallery.
    About 30 color illustrations personally drawn by Akira Toriyama are on display.
  • Dragon Ball V: Dragon Ball Treasure Museum.
    A display of rare Dragon Ball materials.
  • Dragon Ball VI: Anime Gallery.
    A selection of production materials and cels from the world of the anime.
  • Dragon Ball VII: Theater Corner.
    Dragon Ball-related video screenings.
The event is organized by publisher Asahi Shimbun, with Shueisha, Toei Animation, and the film's production committee.

Source: Toei Animation, Mantan Web, Additional info c/o Jefusion


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