Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Art Exhibit Announced

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Dragon Ball will turn 30 years old on December 3, 2014 and a huge art exhibit will take place in LA to honor Akira Toriyama and the series.

It was recently announced that a tribute to Akira Toriyama will take place in LA in honor of Dragon Ball’s 30th anniversary. Here are the full details.

We are extremely excited to announce an art show celebrating the legendary Akira Toriyama! The creative mind behind mega-hits like Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball, Toriyama stands today as one of manga’s most influential and successful figures. He has also contributed to the video game industry, with character designs for Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger.

We will have Dragon Ball 30th anniversary/Akira Toriyama show (and all future shows most likely) at our second, brand new location in Japanese Village, Q2 mini Gallery! We hope that you would come share this exciting time with us and the co-curators of the show, Chogrin and Irene Yuen.

The show will take place on Saturday, November 15th. It will span Toriyama’s entire illustrious career and celebrate the immensely-popular Dragon Ball Z. This show will also coincide with FUNimation’s release of the Blu-Ray of the new Dragon Ball movie.

In case you cannot come to our opening reception, the show will run until Dec 6th, so don’t fret!

Participating artists include:

Drew Wise
Ian Jones-Quartey
Michael Rapa
KIm Herbst
Kasey Williams
Zac Roane
Cameron Garland
Edwin Vazquez
Nate Bear
Chet Phillips
Salba Combe
Kevin Stanton
Carlos Lerma
Jason Cryer
Erin Hunting
Alina Chau
David Igo
Miranda Dressler
Robot Soda
James Lien
James Mateyko (Komboh)
Mercedes Crespo (Yema Yema)
Maria Vitan
Ian McGinty
Kassandra Heller
Thomas Fernandez
Aleth Romanillos
Ale Martoz
Carlos Villagra
Hannah Nance Parlow
Kevin Stanton
Sang Lee
Michelle Hiraishi
Abigail Dela Cruz
Andrea Kalfas
Chelsea McAlarney
Djordje Zutkovic
Eastwood Wong
Evon Freeman
Fawn Veerasunthorn
Felix Ip
Glenn Arthur
Heejin Park
Helen Leroux
Jake Wyatt
Jane Liu
Janet Sung
Kali Fontecchio
Keiko Murayama
Laura Berger
Mariko Yamashin
Mingjue Helen Chen
Nneka Myers
Patrick Awa
Phillip Light
Priscilla Wong
Richie Pope
Ruben Alcalde Crespo
Rustam Hasanov
Sachin Teng
Sangeun Song
Sarah Marino
Sho Murase
Stephanie Ramirez
Sylvia Liu
Tim Snyder
Wendi Chen
Wren Mcdonald
Yoko D’Holbachie
Willie Real
Nikolas Ilic
Jisoo Kim
Santino Lascano
Stevie Lewis
Bryan Newton
Eusong Lee
Chris Mitchell
and more!!!

To get an idea of what kind of art will be showcased you can see some samples below or just head over here.

Dragon Ball artAaron Klopp


Dragon Ball artJames Lien

Dragon ball artIan McDonald

I am truly jealous of those who have the opportunity to see this exhibit. If you’re a big Dragon Ball fan and live in LA then you definitely do not want to miss out on this awesome exhibition.

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