Akira Toriyama'smangawas adapted and divided into twoanimeseries produced byToei Animation:Dragon BallandDragon Ball Z, which together were broadcast in Japan from 1986 to 1996. Additionally, the studio has developed19 animated feature filmsand three television specials, as well as two anime sequel series titledDragon Ball GT(1996–1997) andDragon Ball Super(2015–2018). From 2009 to 2015, a revised version ofDragon Ball Zaired in Japan under the titleDragon Ball Kai, as a recut that follows the manga's story more faithfully by removing most of the material featured exclusively in the anime. Several companies have developed various types of merchandising based on the series leading to a large media franchise that includes films, both animated and live-action, collectible trading card games, numerous action figures, along withseveral collections of soundtracksand alarge number of video games. As of December 2014, the franchise has generated overUS$5 billionin merchandise sales.Dragon Ball is one of the top tenhighest-grossing media franchises of all time, as of 2018.