Dragon Ball's Goku Chows Down on Fried Chicken in KFC TV Ad
posted on by Egan Loo
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Japan began airing a commercial to promote its collaboration with next month's Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Dragon Ball Z: Kami to Kami) movie. In the promotional video, Goku (voiced by Masako Nozawa) tells kids that chicken will make them strong.
Seven restaurants in major Japanese cities started cosplaying their Colonel Sanders statues as the anime's Son Goku on February 15. Each of the statues also holds one of the seven star-studded Dragon Balls.
All KFC restaurants in Japan are offering "Strongest Set" meal sets with "Light Up! Dragon Bottles" and five kinds of packs. Some of the items offered include a "Dream Dragon Radar detector."
KFC Japan stores began selling "Smile Sets with Strongest Battle Goods — Parents and Kids Play Together!" on February 7. There are three types: Battle Reversi (top left in bottom photo), Battle Playing Cards (top right), and Board Game Battle (bottom).
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(Naruto, Beelzebub theme songs) 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.
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