Interest Dragon Ball Kai Postage Stamps to Be Issued in January
posted on 2011-11-15 14:15 EST by Egan Loo
The Japanese postal service announced that it will begin issuing postage stamps inspired by the Dragon Ball Kai anime series on January 23, 2012. Japan Post plans to offer 1.5 million sheets, each with 10 80-yen (about US$1) stamps. Each sheet features two stamps of Vegeta, three stamps of Son Goku, two stamps of Son Gohan, two stamps of Piccolo, and Trunks. The branches of Japan Post will also stamp envelopes with special Dragon Ball Kai date stamps of Son Goku.
The Dragon Ball Kai stamp set is the 17th in Japan Post's "Anime Hero Heroine Series." Previous stamps in the series have included Patlabor, Pokémon, Gundam, Galaxy Express 999, Detective Conan [Case Closed], Neon Genesis Evangelion, Future Boy Conan, and Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi.
Dragon Ball Z Kai condenses the 1989-1996 Dragon Ball Z anime series to more closely follow Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga. The series aired from 2009 to 2011 with digital high-definition remastering, a re-recorded soundtrack, and select scenes updated with new effects or re-animated footage.