Blue Dragon (Vol. 1)

Blue Dragon began as a video game for the Xbox 360 that was supposed to usher in Japanese gamers to the console. The franchise has now expanded to a TV show with characters designed by Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon-Ball Z.

The story follows a group of six friends as they attempt to stop an evil entity using their new ally, a legendary shadow monster- the Blue Dragon.

This disc is volume one in the series, and contains the first five episodes. Thankfully it has an MSRP price of $14.99 because there isn’t anything else on these discs.

If you’re a fan of the video game or of anime, I would definitely give Blue Dragon a look-see. However if you’re not, don’t bother.

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Dragon Ball teaser trailer now online and the world cries

Watch this teaser trailer and tell me that this film isn’t the lowest budget piece of crap that you’ve ever seen! This is what happens when anime takes itself way too seriously. Yawn.

Sure this is just a teaser trailer, it is possible that they’re saving the best for last, but damn this was dull.

Dragon Ball Movie Footage

After months of anticipation, you can now slightly see what the first trailer for the Dragon Ball Movie will look like! It honestly looks like a high budget kungfu movie, which isn’t such a bad thing. ‘The Internetz’ have been saying that this trailer will be packed in with Max Payne.

Some damn cool cast manips for Dragon Ball Z: The Movie

The guys at Filmonic have gotten their hands on some really cool cast manips by someone called “xwolverine2” for the (seemingly dreadful) upcoming Dragon Ball Z movie. These are based on the recent announcement that Justin Chatwin will be Goku and James Marsters is Piccolo. Since Digg has decimated them, courtesy The Digg Effect, we’ve got the pics right here.

Goku

Goku with his son, Gohan

Goku - Photo Manip

Piccolo

Piccolo

Photo Manip - Picollo #1

Photo Manip - Picollo #2

Dragonball Z Live Action Movie

[UPDATE]

Dragon Ball Z makeup tests have been found. See this post for more details.

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Back in September we reported that a Dragonball Z film was in the works. Word has just spread that Justin Chatwin is set to play Goku! Hopefully you liked him in War of the Worlds because he is either going to break or make this movie.

Justin Chatwin

James Marsters is going to play Piccolo and James Wong is set to direct this film.

I’m sure we’ll see some good action sequences, but will the story make the film worthwhile? Is this movie for the fans or for mainstream audiences? Will we see a lot of tall hair styles? These questions go unanswered for now…

Dragon Ball Z the movie?

[UPDATE]

Dragon Ball Z has been confirmed. It will star Justin Chatwin and James Marsters. See this post for more details.

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Screenshot from an episode of Dragon Ball Z

If the Gazette hasn’t begun spreading lies, it is probably telling the truth when it says that a live action Dragon Ball Z movie may actually be in the works!

According to the Gazette, 20th Century Fox is working on 3 movies that are expected to be shot in Montreal next year, each having a budget of atleast $100 Million! From the source:

The films are the Night at the Museum sequel Another Night, Independence Day director Roland Emmerich’s remake of the sci-fi flick Fantastic Voyage and a big-screen adaptation of the Japanese manga Dragonball Z.

Are we hearing this right? Dragon Ball Z is an immensely successful franchise spanning mangas, animes, several video games and who knows what else (wikipedia it, dummy).

We know nothing more than this, except that production should end by next July.If this turns out to be ‘fer real!’, we might just be in for a nonsensical, but fast-paced, action-filled live action flick! Just the sort I like!

[Via SuperHeroHype]