Online dictionary of manga and video games in Japan: Dr. Gero,Dr. Slump,Dragon Ball,Dragon Quest,Dragonball GT,Dreamcast,Drifting School

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Dr. Gero

alternative words: Gero, Doctor Gero
keywords: character, dragon ball
related topics: Dragon Ball
explanation: Mad scientific. He has invented several redoubtable cyborgs in order to revenge himself on Son Goku. Transformed himself to a cyborg in order to have an eternal life, he will be finally destroyed by one of his inventions.

Dr. Slump

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alternative words: Dr Slump, Doctor Slump
keywords: anime, dr. slump, manga, title
related topics: Akira Toriyama , Shonen Jump , Toei Animation , Fuji TV
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explanation: One of the master works of Japanese mangaka, Akira Toriyama. Initially published in a weekly magazine, "Shonen Jump" between January 1981 and August 1984, and adapted immediately to an anime. It tells a funny tale caused by a girl robot (Arale) invented by a mad scientific (doctor Slump) and a humanoid (Gatchan) born from an old egg just discovered. Starting from their village, "Penguin", their adventures go beyond time and space limits.

Dragon Ball

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alternative words: Dragon ball Z, DBZ, Dragonball, Dragonball Z
keywords: anime, dragon ball, manga, title
related topics: Akira Toriyama , Son Goku , Toei Animation , Shonen Jump , Dragonball GT
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explanation: Manga written by Akira Toriyama. Initially published by "Shonen Jump", between November 1984 and May 1995, and adapted immediatly to an anime and video game. It tells the tale of a boy, half human and half monkey, Son Goku, who went in a search of 7 eggs of dragon which would allow to grant any wishes, once gathered together. This manga/anime, a kind of karate comedy, made a great hit in the world. Anime versionwas aired by Fuji TV from February 1986 to April 1989.

Dragon Quest

keywords: game, title
related topics: Enix , Family Computer , Akira Toriyama
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explanation: Video game developed by Enix for "Family Computer" of Nintendo and released in May 1986. The game of which pictures have been conferred to the famous Japanese mangaka and author of "Dragon Ball", Akira Toriyama, made the biggest hit in Japanese video game market: there were so many orders that the people waited outside shops since the day before. The game also deserves to have promoted the RPG in Japan. Because of its success, the publisher has released versions up to "Dragon Quest VI".

Dragonball GT

keywords: anime, dragon ball
related topics: Dragon Ball , Akira Toriyama , Son Goku , Toei Animation , Fuji TV
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explanation: Continuation of the famous manga/anime, Dragonball created by Akira Toriyama. Gang Pilaf who were once severely beaten by Songoku, penetrated into the heaven palace and stole the second set of dragon balls. Just before being captured by Songoku, Pilaf asked the dragon to transform him to a child and all the balls dispersed. If they are not gathered in a year, the Earth will disappear... Anime created by Toei Animation and aired by Fuji TV from February 1996 to November 1997.


alternative words: Dream Cast
keywords: machine, model, sega
related topics: Sega , Mega Drive , Sega Saturn
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explanation: Consumer machine released by Sega in November 1998. It was said to be the first game machine of 128 bits. In actual fact, the only graphic chip works with 128 bits while CPU (Hitachi sh4) works only with 32 bits. Anyway, it deserves the name of a "new generation" because of a bus of 100 mega hertz (comparable to the top level PC), a GD-Rom drive (CD-Rom of 1 giga bytes) and an incorporated modem to play together by connecting to Internet.

Drifting School

alternative words: Hyoryu Kyoshitsu, Hyouryuu Kyoushitsu
keywords: manga, title
related topics: Kazuo Umezu , Shonen Sunday
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explanation: SF horror written by Kazuo Umezu. One day, a school with its teachers and pupils has been moved to a future where the all the Earth's surface had become a desert after a nuclear war. More than 800 persons tried to survived in this hostile environment inhabited by spider like future human beings. The hero is a boy of 11 years old, Sho Takamatsu. Manga published on Shonen Sunday between May 1972 and June 1974. It has even been adapted to 2 movies, one in Japan and another in USA.

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