The moment U.S. anime fans have anxiously anticipated has finally arrived with today’s announcement that the “Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure” will officially premiere on May 21 in Los Angeles at Microsoft Theater. Created and produced by Overlook Events, the “Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure” is a one-of-a-kind concert 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 to create a truly immersive multimedia event for anime fans. Both VIP and General Admission tickets to the May 21 premiere of the “Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure” go on sale Friday, March 11 at 10 am PT here on AXS.com. 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,” said Lisa Yamatoya, director of licensing and marketing for Toei Animation. “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,” said Cedric Littardi, founder of Overlook Events. “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, namely “Dragon Ball,” “Dragon Ball Z,” “Dragon Ball GT” and “Dragon Ball Super,” and 20 feature films – which will increase 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.” The end result is a concert experience that achieves both a musical and technical mastery that is incredibly rare in an industry dominated by cinematic concerts.
Don’t miss the “Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure” at Microsoft Theater on May 21. Microsoft Theater is located at 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015.