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Latino Fans Mourn Death of “Dragon Ball” Creator

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The passing of “Dragon Ball” creator Akira Toriyama has prompted an outpouring of grief from the franchise’s Latino fanbase.
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Japanese “Dragon Ball” creator Akira Toriyama died last week at 68 years old due to an acute subdural hematoma. Toriyama was known for his 1984 manga series “Dragon Ball,” as well as anime spin-off movies, video...
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Jenny, the Latino community is hurting right now,
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man. And you know,
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I've been in pain since this news broke Akira Toriyama,
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Japanese manga artist and creator of the beloved Dragon Ball franchise died
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last week at the age of 68.
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And this has been on the side of my best since the
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news broke, told me you got him a little lalita because
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damn, I grew up with this man and his shows.
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So sad, Dragon Ball is hugely popular worldwide,
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especially in Latin America.
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But why? Interestingly the Spanish dub of Dragon Ball Z became
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super popular in Latin America in 1996.
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However, English dubs of the show didn't become mainstream in the
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US until a few years later.
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And I could vouch for that because I grew up going to
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dr in the nineties and we were completely ahead of all the
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series that were coming out here.
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So like when I would come back here,
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nobody knew you know what part of the show I was
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on because they were so ahead and they were so behind and
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we were so behind here because it took so long for them
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to dub the episodes over.
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So I was out here ruining,
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you know, lunch time for all my friends,
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like yo, all day,
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all day plus a 2018 Google trends search showed that nine out
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of the top 10 countries where Dragon Ball is most popular are
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in Latin America. This includes Bolivia Peru,
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Nicaragua, Ecuador, El Salvador,
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Paraguay, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama.
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And ever since the news drop fans online have been paying tribute
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to him and his characters.
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And you know, I'm sure we'll be seeing that all year
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long. So like if,
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if you've been thinking about getting that dragon ball Z tattoo now
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is the time to do it.
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I'm sure the prices are gonna go up.
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But you know, Rap two,
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a real one. Honestly,
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he let that man left,
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like left a big legacy.
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I'm gonna try and find them dragon balls and bring you back
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Rest in peace.