This Live-Action Dragon Ball Z Fan Film Adapts The Anime Perfectly (VIDEO)
The anime/manga series of Dragon Ball is beloved not only for thrilling fight sequences, but also the many characters that span across its myriad of adaptations. From animated form to the realm of gaming, there aren’t many avenues of entertainment where the series hasn’t excelled. Of course, that excludes Dragonball: Evolution, where Hollywood first attempted (and failed) to capture the series in live-action. Now, a group of creative fans are showing the pros how it’s done with their own live-action Dragon Ball film, and the result is pretty spectacular.
Chinese film studio Optical Rhythm has debuted a video showing off their new Dragon Ball Z project, which utilizes actors and special effects to reenact several of the anime’s most memorable moments. Mainly adapting scenes from the show’s Android saga, we get a look at the Z-Fighters’ struggle to defeat Cell, the Androids, and Dr. Gero. The video also shows a peek at other sagas in live-action, including Goku’s fight with Frieza and the battle in the Saiyan arc. Check out the first bit of footage below:
Some serious effort seems to have went into the production of this project, with elaborate costumes, CGI, and an orchestral score featured throughout the short. Optical Rhythm shared their completed live-action Dragon Ball Z video via the Chinese social media site Weibo, where fans can view the full five-minute film in its entirety.
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