It's been a big year for Dragon Ball so far. The beloved franchise just started simulcasting Dragon Ball Super to the U.S. this past weekend, a fact that has pleased longtime fans. Now, the franchise is turning its attention to clothing retailers. Toei Animation has licensed out several famous Dragon Ball characters to Galaxxxy who has turned them into some seriously sweet threads.
The collaboration will bring undeniable Super Saiyan style to any fan's wardrobe. The line consists of several free-sized shirts that are unisex for wearers. You can get prints such as Son Goku Super Saiyan. More specifically, the state seen is that of Super Saiyan 4, a transformation which first appeared in Dragon Ball GT.
There are also prints titled 'Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack,' 'Dodoria,' and 'Saibamen.' Each shirt features some very trippy patterns littered with bright colors. If you're not into the shirts, then you are in luck. Later this month, the retailer will be releasing two jackets in the collection that more casual fans might care to rock.
The first jacket looks satiny and features blue-and-orange detailing. The great wish-granting dragon Shenron is also stitched into the jacket's breast. Another sportier jacket will also be released which borrows print from Cell. The green-and-purple piece mirrors that of the creature's skin, so die-hard Dragon Ball Z fans can enter the villain's final form if they would like.
If you're not familiar with Dragon Ball, then now is a great time to get invested. The iconic series began in 1984 when Akira Toriyama created the manga after being inspired by a classic Chinese tale, Journey to the West. The popular shonen was then adapted into an anime in 1986 and ran until 1996. A sequel called Dragon Ball Z then took its place, marking the first of several series spin-off. The franchise follows a character named Son Goku as he grows up and defends the Earth against impossibly powerful enemies. Goku, who is one of the last Saiyans left in the universe, travels with his comrades in search of seven mystical items known as Dragon Balls. Once the orbs have been found, the collector it is said that a wish of theirs will be granted by a magical creature known as Shenron.
Most recently, the series was revived when Dragon Ball Super debuted in July 2015. The series was the first to air in nearly 20 years and is set after the defeat of a villain named Majin Boo. After more than a year, the show finally made its U.S. debut yesterday on streaming sites like Crunchyroll and Daisuke.
So, what do you guys think? Do any of you have interests in these pieces? Each shirt or jacket will run you more than $50 before shipping fees are applied. So, let us know whether you're wallet will be taking a dip or not in the comments below!