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New Dragon Ball Film's TV Preview Aired

posted on 2012-07-27 19:44 EDT
Preview of film aired during segment on Japanese morning TV program

The morning television program Mezamashi Terebi presented exclusive footage promoting the upcoming Dragon Ball Z film. The program broadcast an approximately 15-second preview of the adaptation of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga slated for a March 30 release.

The film will be directed by Masahiro Hosoda (Dragon Ball Z episode director, Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun) at Toei and written by Yūsuke Watanabe (live-action 20th Century Boys trilogy, Gantz, Bloody Monday, Future Diary), with Tadayoshi Yamamuro (Dragon Ball Movie 4: The Path to Power, Beet the Vandel Buster) acting as the lead animation director.

In a comment printed alongside the announcement, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama notes that the adaptation will mark the first time he has been so deeply involved in the production of an anime, in this case as early as the screenwriting stages. Toriyama also says that the film will retain the atmosphere of the original while adding small amounts of "modern flavor."

[Via Saiyan Island]


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