Dragon Ball is a long-running manga and anime franchise created by Akira Toriyama. It follows the adventures of Goku, a young martial artist with superhuman strength, as he travels the world and battles powerful villains.
The Dragon Ball manga was first published in Japan in 1984 and ran for 11 years, spanning 42 volumes. It quickly became popular for its unique blend of action, comedy, and science fiction elements, and was adapted into an anime series in 1986.
The anime adaptation of Dragon Ball was followed by Dragon Ball Z, which began airing in 1989 and continued the story with a time skip of several years. Dragon Ball Z is known for its iconic battles and its introduction of new characters, such as Goku’s Saiyan heritage and his long-lost brother Raditz.
Not many people might know that Dragon Ball Z has a lot in common with One Piece, and somebody thought that it would be a good idea to make a crossover of the two anime.
One Piece episode 590 makes it possible
On March 4th, Adult Swim’s Toonami in the US will air an extraordinary episode of One Piece, which involves a crossover with Dragon Ball Z and Toriko. The never-before-released episode 590 will be dubbed in English and will showcase the main characters participating in a martial arts tournament, with the ultimate prize being the world’s most delicious meat. As reported by Polygon, this is an unparalleled opportunity for popular figures such as Goku, Luffy, and Toriko to interact and compete with each other.
As for One Piece, it’s an anime that first premiered in Japan on October 20, 1999, making it over 20 years old as of 2023. The anime is based on the One Piece manga, which began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump on July 22, 1997. The anime adaptation has continued to air new episodes regularly, with over 1000 episodes produced as of 2023.