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‘Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure’ Debuts May 21 In LA

The narrative symphonic experience brings Toei Animation’s popular ‘Dragon Ball’ anime franchise to life with live vocals, a 60-piece orchestra, and the music of composer Shunsuke Kikuchi; tickets for the immersive multimedia event go on sale March 11.

Anime fans rejoice… the Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure will premiere on May 21 in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater. Created and produced by Overlook Events, the concert is a one-of-a-kind experience that originally debuted in Paris, France in October 2018 as part of a transcontinental tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of Dragon Ball in Europe.  The Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure combines scenes and sounds of Dragon Ball together with live vocals, a 60-piece orchestra, and the music of legendary Japanese composer Shunsuke Kikuchi, creating an immersive multimedia event for anime fans.

Both VIP and General Admission tickets to the May 21 premiere go on sale Friday, March 11 at 10 am PT on Los Angeles is the first stop on the U.S. tour. Future cities and dates to be announced.

“We’re thrilled to present the U.S. premiere of the Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure here in Los Angeles,” commented Toei Animation director of licensing and marketing Lisa Yamatoya. “Dragon Ball fans of every age will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind immersive concert experience!”

“As great enthusiasts of Akira Toriyama's saga, we spent long months carefully selecting and analyzing each scene to draw out the essence of the Dragon Ball story,” added Overlook Events founder Cedric Littardi. “Each scene was thoughtfully set to new orchestrations of the classic music to align with our ‘Narrative Symphonic Experience’ concept. We invite you to enjoy every minute of the Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure concert experience.”

Produced by Toei Animation, the Dragon Ball anime franchise encompasses four TV series - Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super - and 20 feature films, increasing to 21 with the release of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in the summer of 2022. 

Based on its “Narrative Symphonic Experience” concept, Overlook Events combines a symphony orchestra, rock instruments, and live vocals together with sound effects and light synchronized to a compilation of Dragon Ball videos projected on giant screens to create the Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure.

Source: Overlook Events

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.