New Dragon Ball Film Announced

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Breaking news! A new Dragon Ball film based on the manga by Akira Toriyama has been green-lit in Japan. Can you believe it?!

Anime News Network published this Dragon Ball movie news article stating that Weekly Shonen Jump has announced the film in their latest issue.

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And Shonen Jump also created a countdown website that is set to change on Saturday, July 14.

The Kanji reads, “最強 (the strongest)、始動 (start/begin)”. Not sure what that means, but the lightning is exciting.

At this point there’s no telling whether it will be live action or animated, based on the existing manga or a new creation by Akira Toriyama.

If it’s live action I hope they knock on my door and ask me to star as Goku.

I can dream, right?

Wow. Has every fanboy’s wild fantasy just come true? I think so!

Sound off in the comments below!

Updated News!

Please see my latest post about the new Dragon Ball Z movie in 2013 for the first details!

7 responses to “New Dragon Ball Film Announced”

  1. Dave says:

    Send them your Bio. They have to have a part for you somewhere. If it’s an animated feature, you can do a voice over.

    • Derek Padula says:

      I’d gladly move to Japan if they had a part for me, no matter how small.

      It would also be nice to be a consultant or some kind of recognized expert to help advise the films production.

  2. Biba Sen'nin says:

    I’m cautiously optimistic.

    • Derek Padula says:

      As long as they genuinely stay true to the manga, I don’t see how it could turn out poorly. Even if it were a frame by frame recreation of the manga, everyone would love it.

      But yes, I do have my doubts from having been burned before, so I too am cautiously optimistic.

  3. cob1 says:

    Has there been a successful film adaptation to date? I think the old chinese one really might be the closest so far. I’m very curious about the surprise…. maybe it will turn out to be a prank hahaha

    • I think the visual effects in the film, Hancock, would be great for a life action Dragonball movie. I know it was a comedy but in my opinion the flying and other visual effects in Hancock were much better than Evolution and most Superman films.

  4. I hope it’s a long movie! It was a little disappointing how some were less than an hour. Fusion Reborn had a lot of potential. I would’ve liked to see Goten, Trunks, and Gohan interact more with some of the villains or having a chance to meet their grandparents, Bardock and King Vegeta.

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