Dragon Ball Theme Park to Begin Construction in Saudi Arabia


The Dragon Ball franchise’s official website recently annnounced that the Qiddiya Investment Company, based in Saudi Arabia, will embark on the ambitious endeavor of constructing the world’s premier Dragon Ball-themed amusement park. This park will be an integral component of the company’s expansive “Qiddiya” giga project. A concept video for the park was streamed by the company, offering enthusiasts a glimpse into what awaits.

Spanning an impressive 500,000 square meters, the park will have over 30 exhilarating rides and attractions. Among its highlights is the planned construction of a 70-meter-high Shenron roller coaster, anticipated to captivate visitors as a centerpiece. Seven distinct areas are set to grace the park, made to replicate various iconic locales from the original series, such as Kame House, Capsule Corporation, and Beerus’s Planet. Additionally, themed hotels and restaurants will complement the immersive experience.

Akira Toriyama’s seminal Dragon Ball manga, which enjoyed serialization from 1984 to 1995, continues to exert profound influence, inspiring a plethora of manga and anime sequels and spinoffs to this day. The enduring legacy of the manga’s anime adaptation, including its sequel Dragon Ball Z and a multitude of sequels and anime films, has firmly entrenched itself in popular culture worldwide, with the iconic protagonist Goku attaining global recognition. The entire anime industry and community was sadden on the passing of Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama on March 1, succumbing to acute subdural hematoma at the age of 68.

The Dragon Ball Super television anime series made its debut in July 2015, captivating audiences with its 131 episodes until its conclusion in March 2018. Both Funimation and Crunchyroll facilitated the series’ streaming during its original broadcast, with Funimation subsequently releasing the series on home video.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero premiered in Japan in June 2022, followed by its August release in the United States. Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures released worldwide theatrical screenings for the film in the original Japanese audio with subtitles or an English dub. The film was also available in 13 dubbed languages and 29 subbed languages.

Fans can anticipate the arrival of a new anime series within the franchise, Dragon Ball Daima, slated for its debut in fall 2024.

Stay tuned for more anime updates!

Source: ANN


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