KFC's Colonel Sanders to Cosplay as Dragon Ball's Son Goku
posted on by Egan Loo
To celebrate the collaboration between the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami) movie and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Japan, seven restaurants in major Japanese cities will start cosplaying their Colonel Sanders statues as the anime's Son Goku on February 15. Each of the statues will also hold one of the seven star-studded Dragon Balls. The cosplaying statues will be at:
- Sapporo, Hokkaido
- Sendai, Miyagi
- Ebisu, Tokyo
- Sakae, Nagoya, Aichi
- Hakata, Fukuoka
All KFC restaurants in Japan will begin offering meal sets with "Light Up! Dragon Bottles" and five kinds of packs on February 28. Some of the items offered include a "Dream Dragon Radar detector."
Akira Toriyama has been deeply involved in the film's story and designs from the early screenwriting stages. Masahiro Hosoda (Dragon Ball Z episode director, Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun) is directing at Toei off a script by Yūsuke Watanabe (live-action 20th Century Boys trilogy, Gantz, Bloody Monday, Future Diary). The J-Pop band Flow will cover Hironobu Kageyama's "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" song, which was used as the original opening theme song for the Dragon Ball Z television anime series, as the film's theme song.
Update: As seen in several anime, almost all Japanese KFC restaurants dress up their Colonel Sanders statues as Santa Claus during the holidays, to promote the modern Japanese tradition of eating fried chicken on Christmas.
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