Yamcha, from Desert Bandit to Hero

Yamcha, from Desert Bandit to Hero

Let’s meet Yamcha

If you are as Fanatik about the Dragon Ball franchise as we are then Yamcha needs no introduction. He was one of the main protagonists in the Dragon Ball anime and later took on a more supporting role in Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super. He is the former boyfriend of Bulma and has been the lifelong best friend of Puar, the shapeshifter.

Initially, when we meet him in Dragon Ball, Yamcha is a desert bandit and one of Goku’s first enemies. He quickly reforms and became one of Goku’s closest friends and allies. We know him as a very talented martial artist and as a brave and dependable person. Sadly as the anime franchise progress, his friends and enemies out class him as a fighter, and we see him retiring from fighting.

Yamcha’s uniform bears different kanji symbols. The first kanji on Yamcha’s outfit is Raku and stands for ‘comfort’ and ‘easy’, after training with Master Roshi he also includes the ‘turtle’ or ‘Kame’ kanji as a sign of respect. After his training under King Kai, he is seen with both the ‘kame’ and ‘kai’ kanji on his uniform.

In every World Martial Arts Tournament in the Dragon Ball anime franchise Yamcha has been in, he has always lost in a quarterfinal match (in the 21st he was defeated by Jackie Chun, in the 22nd he lost to Tien, and in the 23rd he was defeated by Hero who was actually Kami.

Of all the Z fighters he is the first one seen with a full-time job – he is a player for the baseball team, the Taitans. (Taitan is the Japanese spelling of the word ‘Titan”). Besides baseball, Yamcha also like grappling as a hobby and according to Akira Toriyama, Yamcha is a great cook.

Here is a blast to the past where we discover the top ten Yamcha moments. To watch, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/Top-Ten-Yamcha-Moments

Yamcha wallpaper (size 1920 x 1080)

Yamcha Wallpaper

Yamcha Wallpaper

Anime Character Birthdays Weeks 3 and 4 of March

Let’s look at the Anime Character Birthdays for this week. Who knows maybe someone shares a birthday with one of us!

Anime Birthdays (March 14, 2016 – March 27, 2016)

March 2016
14 Johko (Rave), Ryuuken Ishida (Bleach), Smoker (One Piece)
15 Fllay Allstar (Gundam SEED), Ichigo Momomiya/ Mew Ichigo (Tokyo Mew Mew)
16 Duoero Mcfile (Vandread)
17 Megarodras (Toriko)
18 Eagle Marin (Saint Seiya), Kisame Hoshigaki (Naruto)
19 Chiriko (Fushigi Yuugi), Scratchmen Apoo (One Piece)
20 Ibiki Morino (Naruto), Sabo (One Piece), Yamcha (Dragon Ball)
21 Tatara (Fushigi Yuugi), Papi (Monster Musume)
22 Souken Ishida (Bleach)
23 Eriol Hiiragizawa (Card Captor Sakura), Don Kanonji (Bleach)
24 Kino Asakura (Shaman King)
25 Meiling Li (Card Captor Sakura), Henrietta (Log Horizon)
26 Ryo Saeba (City Hunter)
27 Izuru Kira (Bleach), Hanabi Hyuga (Naruto), Isamu Alva Dyson (Macross Plus)

Japanese Public Holidays

Here are the Japanese Public holidays, to find out more about them, please follow the links:

March o3 Hina Matsuri – http://bit.ly/Hina-Matsuri
March 14 White Day – http://bit.ly/White-Day
March 20 Spring Equinox Day – http://bit.ly/Vernal-Equinox-Day

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