FUNimation Prods.’ Dragon Ball property is celebrating its 200th consecutive week in the Top 10 most-searched terms on The Lycos 50 (http://50.lycos.com), a weekly list of the most popular people, places and things users search for online. The term “Dragonball” has been at the top of the weekly report since August 1999, and is the only topic that has been in the Top 10 for 200 consecutive weeks.
Each day, more than 12 million search queries are entered into the Lycos search engine and every Tuesday the searches are tallied to create The Lycos 50. Lycos named Dragon Ball Web’s Most Wanted in both 2001 and 2002. Other top contenders have been Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson, Las Vegas, WWE and Jennifer Lopez.
To celebrate the achievement and to show appreciation to fans, FUNimation will be giving away 200 videos from the Dragon Ball franchise. Details of the 200 Weeks of Dragon Ball Sweepstakes can be found at any of the Dragon Ball web sites www.dragonball.com, www.dragonballz.com or www.dragonballgt.com.
The Dragon Ball franchise includes a top-rated show on Cartoon Network, home videos that have sold more than 15 million units, and merchandising pulling in $3 billion in sales worldwide. The eighth Dragon Ball Z video feature, Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan, is scheduled to hit the streets on August 26.