Louisiana Anchor Honors Dragon Ball Z Creator On-Air

By Kevin Eck 

Shreveport, Louisiana anchor Alexandra Meachum paid tribute to one of her heroes recently during a newscast.

Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball Z, died recently at the age of 68 from a subdural hematoma, a life-threatening condition of a blood clot in the brain.

In tribute, Meachum, who anchors for Shreveport’s Fox affiliate KTAL, wore an orange-colored shirt with a blue undershirt. The colors are a reference to the character Goku and his martial arts gi. Goku wore his iconic orange and blue gi for the majority of the original Dragon Ball series and Dragon Ball Z. Only by the end of DBZ and in Dragon Ball GT did Goku switch things up with a blue gi.


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In October, Meachum dressed up as another of Toriyama’s characters, Prince Vegeta.

According to our good friends over at Wikipedia, “Dragon Ball Z was listed as the 78th best animated show in IGN’s Top 100 Animated Series and was also listed as the 50th greatest animated show in Wizard magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Animated shows list. The series ranked sixth on Wizard’s Anime Magazine on their ‘Top 50 Anime released in North America'”