Dragon Ball Z

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Introduction

Androids Saga art from Dragon Ball Z by Bird Studios.

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.


While Dragon Ball Z encompassed only the middle part of a three-series canon story arc, it became the most popular of the three among fen.[1] [2]


Terminology

Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this fan community.

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The Fandom

Gender composition

The general belief is that the Dragon Ball Z fandom had a larger male population base than it had a female one. [3]

Timeline

1980s

1990s

2000

2001

2002

2003

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.

2004

2005

2006

2007

Kerfluffles

Fan art, such as this portrait of Son Gohan by RTENOTITLE, was passed around the Internet to help perpetuate the DBAF hoax, even if the original fan artist had nothing to do with the hoax.

In 2000, the persistent rumors of another series after Dragon Ball GT led to a hoax "series" called Dragon Ball AF.[57] [58] It has been disproven by all official Dragon_Ball_Z sources numerous times.[59]

Polls

The following are poll results from Dragon Ball Z mailing lists.

What Rating of Fics do you prefer to read?
G 0 0.0%
PG 0 0.0%
PG-13 1 2.7%
R 3 8.1%
NC-17 16 43.2%
No preference 17 46.0%

Source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DBZFanficGems/surveys?id=161757

Shipping

The following information dates to May 2003 in the Dragon Ball Z fandom:

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.[60]

Influential Fanworks

Fan Art

Fan Fiction

Alphabetical by Story Title

Fandom Members

See also Dragon Ball Z fans.

Fandom Size

See also Dragon Ball Z fan fiction community size.

External Links

See also

Sources

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