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Akira Toriyama Comments on Live-Action Dragonball Film

posted on 2009-02-09 12:20 AEDT
Manga creator felt surprised, but says it might be treated as a different dimension

The Oricon entertainment news source posted a promotional video for James Wong and 20th Century Fox's live-action adaptation of Akira Toriyama's Dragonball manga, and Toriyama prefaced the video with a written comment:

As the original creator, I had a feeling of "Huh?" upon seeing the screenplay and the character designs, but the director, all the actors, the staff, and the rest are nothing but "ultra" high-caliber people. Maybe the right way for me and all the fans to appreciate it is as a New Dragonball of a different dimension. Perhaps, this might become a great masterpiece of power! Hey, I look forward to it!!

The film will open in Japan on March 13, and will then open in America on April 8.


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