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A Gaggle of Fans Are Re-Animating A Dragon Ball Episode In Seven Star Re-Animate


Move over, Usagi! This year it’s Goku’s time to shine.

Dragon Ball is, without a doubt, one of the most prominent anime titles in the western fan culture. It’s nearly impossible to find folks who haven’t had some exposure to the world of Goku and company. The series has been the subject of countless homages, mash-ups, parodies, and tributes.

Then, of course, there’s the gaggle of Linkinball Z AMVs, but we won’t go into those

That said, a new fan re-animation project is now underway. Titled “Seven Star Re-Animate,” the project is a collaboration between volunteer animators, who are working to re-animate Dragon Ball episode The Kamehame Wave.

Specifically, the group is tackling the Ocean Group’s dub of the episode. The project’s been underway since December of last year, and is in the final phases of production. Animators are checking in their work, and only ten shots remain to be claimed.

The project’s official Tumblr has been publishing and reblogging submitted animation samples. And, much like last year’s Moon Animate, Make Up! project, the art styles span from the simple, to to the detailed, to the NES-inspired.

We’ve posted a few samples below. While we’ll follow up once the project is released, fans eager to see more should check out the official project website.

https://www.tumblr.com/sevenreanimate/124342409046/timgiang-my-submission-for-seven-star

https://www.tumblr.com/sevenreanimate/128340144200/this-contribution-brought-to-you-by-alyssa

https://www.tumblr.com/sevenreanimate/128152759541/jade-dukes-shot

https://www.tumblr.com/sevenreanimate/127796649541/greydonluterbach-my-finished-shot-for-seven

https://www.tumblr.com/sevenreanimate/127752917410/eduardo-altamiranos-finished-roshi-piece

https://www.tumblr.com/sevenreanimate/127600777781/toodrawtothink-decided-it-was-time-to-finish

Source: Seven Star Re-Animate Tumblr

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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