Dragon Ball influence in Popular Culture
The Influence that Dragon Ball has on Our Culture
Occasionally, While I listen to music or am watching television shows, I will notice references to one of my favorite animes: Dragon Ball Z (and other related series)
The article below lists some of the occasions the multiple Dragon Ball series have been referenced in both popular culture
DB List of Influences on Popular Culture
Some of the most notable artists that have included Dragon Ball references in their music are:
- Rap Artist Chance the Rapper
- Rap Artist Childish Gambino
- Rock/Rap Group Linkin Park
- Rap Artist Kendrick Lamar
This is a piece of fan art made of Chance the Rapper and his child. Chance used this image as a cover photo for a playlist he created on Spotify.
In this image, Chance the Rapper is pictured in a cartoon style as Goku and his child is pictured as Gohan
Dragon Ball References don't only appear in music. Dragon Ball References appear in many forms of popular culture media. Some of the media sources that these references are included in consist of:
- Western Animation: Like an episode of Code Name Kids Next Door where the Character "Number 4" transforms into a being similar to a Super Saiyan
- Clothing: I have seen many articles of clothing based on the anime series. Such clothing consist of shirts, sweaters, halloween costumes, etc
- Memes: A noteworthy Dragon Ball meme is the "Over 9000 Meme"