Dragon Ball Z
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Dragon Ball Z is a sequel to the highly popular action/comedy series Dragon Ball. This series picked up four years after the end of Dragon Ball with Goku an adult and having a four-year-old son of his own, Gohan. With Piccolo vanquished, Goku's life had become peaceful; then, a mysterious stranger arrived on Earth from outer space, bringing news that not only was he there to destroy the planet, but that he was Goku's long-lost older brother! This was the beginning of another long-running series of adventures for Goku and his family, as well as new friends, enemies and allies they made along the way.
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The general belief is that the Dragon Ball Z fandom had a larger male population base than it had a female one. 
- February 26, 1986: Dragon Ball premiered on television in Japan. 
- April 19, 1989: Dragon Ball Z premiered on television in Japan.
- September 13, 1996: Dragon_Ball_Z premièred on television in the United States.
- February 7, 1996: Dragon Ball GT premièred on television in Japan. 
- In 1998, Dragon_Ball_Z was aired on the Cartoon Network.
- On September 19, 1999, THE COMING OF TRENDE (part 1 of the Trende series by Trende became the first Dragon_Ball_Z story published on FanFiction.Net. 
- On January 3, 2000, Dragon_Ball_Z premièred on television in Australia. 
- On February 25, 2000, the Saiyan Slash mailing list was created.
- On April 6, 2001, the Dragon_Ball_Z LiveJournal community Rockthedragon was created. 
- On April 8, 2001 Dragon Ball V by Val became the first French language Dragon_Ball_Z story published on FanFiction.Net. 
- On April 14, 2001, El destino es uno solo by Bulmis became the first Spanish language Dragon_Ball_Z story published on FanFiction.Net. 
- On April 28, 2001, Pagando os erros by Tatychan became the first Portuguese language Dragon_Ball_Z story published on FanFiction.Net. 
- On June 5, 2001, Dragon Ball premiered on television in the United States. 
- On June 23, 2001, the LiveJournal community Dbzanime was created. 
- On July 9, 2001, the LiveJournal community Dbz android18 was created. 
- On July 10, 2001, DBZ: The Saga Continues by Nguyen Tran Loc became the first German language Dragon_Ball_Z story published on FanFiction.Net. 
- On October 9, 2001, the Dragon_Ball_Z LiveJournal community Dbzfans was created. 
- On February 24, 2002, Terug in de tijd by Mykerinos became the first Dutch language story published on FanFiction.Net. 
- On June 30, 2002, the LiveJournal community Dbz couples was created. 
- On July 1, 2002, the LiveJournal community Prince veggie was created. 
- On August 26, 2002, Dragon_Ball_Z premièred on television in Denmark. 
- On August 28, 2002, the LiveJournal community Dragonballyaoi was created. 
- In September 2002, AnimeFEST 2002 was held in Dallas, Texas.  There were a number of Dragon Ball related things connected with this convention.
- On September 21, 2002, Dragon_Ball_Z premièred on television in Israel. 
- On January 15, 2003, Dragon_Ball_Z premièred on television in Finland. 
- On Rec.games.frp.dnd in a post by Sea Wasp dated July 1, 2003 with a subject of "Coolest Fantasy Villain" said, in explaining male/male fan fiction for this fan fiction community:
- AFAIK, Trek was the start of it all. However, some certainly do have longevity beyond the few years -- Char Azanabul has been boinking male and female co-stars of many shows since Mobile Suit Gundam debuted in 1979. Saint Seiya and its related shows have maintained devoted Slash followings. Much more frightening, perhaps, is that Dragonball/DBZ has maintained similar followings.
- On July 3, 2003, the LiveJournal community Bad smutfic was created.  Among the fan fiction communities represented on this community include: Dragon Ball, Final Fantasy, Full House, Gunsmoke, Harry Potter, Scooby Doo, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Strokes, and X-Files.
- In September 2003, Dragon Ball GT premiered on television in the United States. 
- On September 5, 2003, Dragon Ball GT premiered on television in Canada. 
- On November 11, 2003, the LiveJournal community Dragonballx was created. 
- By 2004, the term drabble is being used in the Dead Zone, Dragon_Ball_Z and Stargate Atlantis fan fiction communities. The usage of the term probably pre-dates this usage as it is based on LiveJournal drabble community founding.
- On May 24, 2004, the Dragon Ball icon LiveJournal community Dragonballicons was created. 
- In May 2004, Jeanne Burch posted chapter 33 of Vejiitasei Ascendant.
- On August 6, 2004, the MySpace group dbzgamer was created. 
- On January 5, 2005, the MySpace group Httpprofilesmyspacecomusers13942019 was created. 
- On January 15, 2004, the classic Anime LiveJournal community Classic anime was created. 
- On March 8, 2005, the LiveJournal community Dbzyaoishota was created. 
- On March 14, 2005, the Dragon_Ball_Z icon LiveJournal community Dbzicons was created.
- On April 3, 2005, the MySpace group GOKU was created. 
- On April 25, 2005, the LiveJournal community Dbzbadboys was created. 
- On July 28, 2005, the MySpace group dbzstraight was created. 
- On August 4, 2005, the LiveJournal community Dbzyaoi love was created. 
- On August 17, 2005, the MySpace group DRAGONBGT was created. 
- On September 6, 2006, the LiveJournal community Dragonballzyaoi was created. 
- On October 17, 2006, "Dragon Ball: Chaotic Future" was first posted at fanfiction.net
- On March 3, 2007, the LiveJournal community Dbz salon party was created. 
- Jeanne Burch upated Vejiitasei Ascendant on June 6, 2007.
- On June 13, 2007, the LiveJournal community Dbz fics was created. 
- In August 2007, the Bebo group DBZ-FC was created. 
- In October 2007, the Bebo group Dbz-naruto-dbz was created. 
- In November 2007, the Bebo group Dbz-fanz was created. 
In 2000, the persistent rumors of another series after Dragon Ball GT led to a hoax "series" called Dragon Ball AF.  It has been disproven by all official Dragon_Ball_Z sources numerous times.
The following are poll results from Dragon Ball Z mailing lists.
- G/CC or K/CC, V/B, G/V
- This applies to the Dragonball series only, and you'll usually find these in romance tales. They stand for Goku/Chichi or Kakkarot/Chichi, Vegeta/Bulma and Gohan/Videl. Couples are usually written that way, so if you want to warn the readers that your fic is between Trunks and Pan, you'll simply have to write it as T/P.
- Kabu_mille by Kabu
Alphabetical by Story Title
- A Glad Dayby Lisalu
- A Light in the Darkness by Mia Skywalker
- Chains of Affection by Syldana
- Consuming Madness by Ash the Wanderer
- Dragon Ball: Chaotic Future by Arius Miura de Galdri
- Dragon Ball Super Z by Juuhachi-gou
- From Bad to Worse by Dark Angelus
- Mythic Descent by Dragoness Eclectic
- The Red Dragon Tetralogy by Lisalu
- Vegiitasei Ascendant by Jeanne Burch
See also Dragon Ball Z fans.
- 28,797 Dragon_Ball_Z stories and 135 Dragon Ball stories on FanFiction.Net as of January 7, 2008
- 4478 Dragon_Ball_Z stories and 447 Dragon Ball stories on MediaMiner.Org as of January 7, 2008
- 62 Dragon_Ball_Z stories and 4 Dragon Ball stories on FanLib as of January 7, 2008
- 59 Dragon_Ball_Z stories and 0 Dragon Ball stories on FanWorks.Org as of January 7, 2008
- 138 Dragon Ball stories on FanFiction.Net as of April 11, 2008.
- 92 Dragon Ball GT stories on FanFiction.Net as of April 11, 2008.
- 29,186 Dragon Ball Z stories on FanFiction.Net as of April 11, 2008.
- 402 fans on FanPop as of September 22, 2008. 
See also Dragon Ball Z fan fiction community size.
- The Official Dragon Ball Z Website
- Dragon Ball Z at FanFiction.net
- Dragon Ball Z at MediaMiner.org
- Dragon Ball Z at FanLib
- Dragon Ball Z at FanWorks.org
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