ANIME: Goku and Luffy Set For An Epic Showdown In Television Special

ANIME: Goku and Luffy Set For An Epic Showdown In Television Special

"Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Chō Collaboration Special!!" will pit Goku of Dragon Ball Z against Luffy of One Piece and titular hero Toriko in an epic Tenkaichi Budōkai style battle royale.

Anime fans have been arguing the superior merits of various Shōnen heroes for years and it looks like later this year, two of the most popular heroes will go head-to-head. In "Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Chō Collaboration Special!!", an hour long television special set to air April 7th, Goku, Toriko and Luffy will compete in a showdown titled 'Tenkaichi Shokuōkai" which could determine which manga's protagonist is the strongest. Also set to appear in the special are:

Dragon Ball Z: Goku, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Kame Sennin, Android No. 18, Vegeta, Piccolo, Krilin, Announcer, Mr. Satan

One Piece: Luffy, Nami, Chopper, Sanji, Zoro, Franky, Robin, Usopp

Toriko: Toriko, Sunny, Zebra, Coco (the "Four Heavenly King" Gourmet Hunters), Komatsu, Rin, Setsuno

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Mark Julian
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Filed Under "Anime & Manga" 2/27/2013 Source: via Anime News Network
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shamo - 2/27/2013, 12:06 PM
the [frick] is a toriko?
FightAs0ne - 2/27/2013, 12:10 PM
MisterBabadook - 2/27/2013, 12:11 PM
[frick] yeah! Shonen Jump Allstars should get made into a localized ps3/ps4 game!
TheAbomination - 2/27/2013, 12:12 PM
Could they pick a longer name?
SpectacularJoShFest - 2/27/2013, 12:14 PM
Cool I guess...I've only watched DB and DBZ...don't really give shit about the other two,but's Goku so that's enough for me.

MisterBabadook - 2/27/2013, 12:14 PM
Good thing Goku isn't fighting cuz that would be a half second fight stretched out over an hour.
shamo - 2/27/2013, 12:15 PM
and what exactly is Luffy gonna do to Goku? hell, what exactly can he do to Krillen?
KNIGHT3000 - 2/27/2013, 12:19 PM
R.I.P. Luffy and Toriko... whoever the f#ck you are...

In the words of Clark Kent:

"I hope you enjoyed your Cult status while it lasted"
MarkJulian - 2/27/2013, 12:31 PM
@Gusto Gross!
RSDhillon - 2/27/2013, 12:33 PM
LOL at people acting like Luffy and One Piece is some lesser comic. Biggest manga in Japan, breaking sales records with each volume, running for FIFTEEN years!
Give me Luffy over Goku anyday!

Anyways, Luffy's teamed up with both Goku and TOriko before, but I really wanna see this.
thewonderer - 2/27/2013, 12:33 PM

One Piece is the best written story of anything ever.

Luffy will kick everyones ASS, With his haki.

ALSO...WHERE THE [frick] IS BROOK!!!!!

thewonderer - 2/27/2013, 12:35 PM

[frick] yes, LUFFY FTW.

And thats him before the timeskip!
TheOneAboveAll - 2/27/2013, 12:36 PM
shamo - 2/27/2013, 12:37 PM
how come Naruto's not in this?
BruceLeroy - 2/27/2013, 12:41 PM
All the push Shonen Jump keeps giving Toriko is not amounting to anything. Naruto should be there more than anyone.
SpectacularJoShFest - 2/27/2013, 12:47 PM
hey Kamen,where are those creepy gifs from? Is that a movie?
marvelman64 - 2/27/2013, 12:48 PM
"Project Versus J" check it out

It's a upcoming shonen jump brawling game coming on the play station 3 and ps vita.
BlackFlash - 2/27/2013, 12:50 PM
@Shamo - Krillen would lose, I don't know if you've watched or read One Piece but Luffy could do some damage. With his level of Haki he could predict a move before it even happens he can even tell the damage the attack would be if it hit, he can also harden his body parts to some sort of armour and knock people out with the pressure of it.
giannis - 2/27/2013, 12:57 PM

Spidey91 - 2/27/2013, 12:58 PM
and why would you put Naruto in there? f*cking Krillin could beat him :P
shamo - 2/27/2013, 1:17 PM
@Blackflash, i grew up watching One PIece. it came on Fox Kids back when i was in elementray school. then i watched the subbed version a few years back. made it to where he went to go rescue Ace untill i stopped watching it.

so yeah, unless Luffy got ridiculously more powerful since then Krillen would kill that boy. Master Roshi blew up the moon very early on in the Dragonball series. and i've seen no1 in One PIece come anything close to that.

maybe that other dude can put up a fight though.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/27/2013, 1:36 PM
i wish i was a super saiyan :(
Predatorfc - 2/27/2013, 1:58 PM
I bet at some point they're gonna try and out EAT each other!
thewonderer - 2/27/2013, 1:58 PM

*High Five* One Piece is THE best written story. The immense planning, foreshadowing, character development, its just insane this is ran by one man.


That wasn't One Piece you watched, that was 4kids shit. Imagine getting your first exposure to Transformers through Michael Bays second Transformers movie, thats what I would relate your story too.

One Piece is nothing like what you watched, its dark, its serious, theres rape, human enslavement, murder, torture, racism all that involved. It can be a dark manga but it always stays true to its light hearted side with funny moments and touching ones too.

Watch the uncut Japanese Shamo

question83 - 2/27/2013, 2:19 PM
I like DBZ, but One Piece is just better story. Read or watch One Piece, you will laugh, you will cry. Just reserve soething like a year of free time, cause this shit is looooooooooooong :P
WakeUp - 2/27/2013, 2:34 PM
Never got One Peice... I heard the writing was good but the corny drawing of it never could catch my eye. I'm sure even that's gotten better tho.
Facade - 2/27/2013, 3:36 PM

AnungUnRama - 2/27/2013, 3:49 PM

and why would you put Naruto in there? f*cking Krillin could beat him :P"

I don't think so at least since Naruto is capable of controlling Nine Tails' chakra he would stand a very good chance against Krillin (who other than Goku cannot go Super Saiyan). But Naruto wouldn't stand a chance against Goku thou.
Ace006 - 2/27/2013, 4:31 PM
@shamo yea he become extremely powerful after that
Ace006 - 2/27/2013, 4:32 PM
btw where is brook??
GhostKILLERgx7 - 2/27/2013, 4:55 PM

is it to much to ask for future trunks vs zoro*?

or maybe a franky* vs android 16?

*if you don't know who they are....JUST WATCH ONE PIECE ALREADY!
Ace006 - 2/27/2013, 5:30 PM
and to all those saying that luffy doesnt have a chance keep in mind it takes goku like 5 episodes to use 1 attack and luffy usually finishes the fight his in in about 1 or 2 episodes you know when gets there that is...
Shadowelfz - 2/27/2013, 7:15 PM
Luffy wouldn't stand a chance.
thewolfx - 2/27/2013, 7:21 PM
[frick] one piece of shit
moonwaltz - 2/27/2013, 9:24 PM
ChillBill66 - 2/28/2013, 6:12 AM
How about instead of making that useless, trash of a show you put 1st round Ichigo vs Goku & Naruto vs Luffy tournament style. That would sure as hell settle the best anime/manga of all time issue.

#Goku would win
brucem12 - 2/28/2013, 7:01 AM
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT.
One Piece.
Are some of the best Anime shows ever to come out of Japan. Some good stuff there.
Teois42 - 2/28/2013, 10:24 AM
Don't underestimate Luffy! :P But ah in all seriousness Goku would wipe the floor with them... but whatevz My two favorite anime put together, I'm excited! :D

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