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Dragon Ball Cast Update

by ReverseHarem
Jan 30, 2008 3:29 PM | 35 Comments
A new role has been cast for the live-action movie version of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball. Randal Duk Kim, best known for his role as the "Key-maker" in the second installment of The Matrix series, will play the role of Gohan (the one who raised Goku, not Goku's son).

The rest of the cast for Dragon Ball (that have been announced) are: Justin Chatwin (Goku), James Marsters (Piccolo), Emmy Rossum (Bulma), Eriko Tamura (Mai), Jamie Chung (Chi-Chi), Joon Park (Yamcha), and Chow Yun-Fat (Master Roshi). Shooting has already started, and the movie is slated to be released on August 15th.

For more information: ANN.

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News update: The Japanese dubbing cast of the live action movie of Dragon Ball
Goku: Yamaguchi Kappei
King Piccoro: Ohtsuka Houchu
Roshi: Isobe Tsutomu
Bulma: Hirano Aya
Chi Chi: Koshimizu Ami
Mai: Kaida Yuko
Gohan: Ishimaru Hiroya
Yamucha: Egawa Hisao

Source: Anime Newtype Channel

Feb 2, 2009 1:33 AM by dtshyk

Dragon Ball Z RULES XD!!!

May 17, 2008 1:10 PM by Toddler_Naruto

i was under the impression that DB popularity had peaked some time ago and that interest was all but mediocre nowadays. Guess this proves me wrong =/

May 10, 2008 11:28 PM by lukey001

ReverseHarem said:
Chow Yun-Fat (Master Roshi).


omg!
if he's in it then it'll be really big!

May 9, 2008 3:31 AM by spring_onions

Ephidel said:
pavyisku said:
I think I saw pics of the finished Piccolo somewhere. Don't remember where though.




This picture was posted on Iwatchstuff.com and Edward French's website and probably a load of blogs too, but its only a body shot, with the facial makeup obscured.
Its the only picture I've seen so far.


hmm, this may be a stupid question...but isn't Piccolo supposed to be green? I never saw him looking like Batman, but it may be just me

May 6, 2008 3:22 PM by Alexu_No_More

pavyisku said:
I think I saw pics of the finished Piccolo somewhere. Don't remember where though.




This picture was posted on Iwatchstuff.com and Edward French's website and probably a load of blogs too, but its only a body shot, with the facial makeup obscured.
Its the only picture I've seen so far.

May 5, 2008 10:30 AM by Ephidel

LOL!! I'm definately looking forward to this LOL!!

With Chow Yun Fat being in it, I can't wait! LOL! XDXDXD

I doubt it would be a failure though lol well i hope it wouldn't be lol xD

Considering the casts to be well... umm pretty famous i don't think it would be such a bad movie lol and with it being American made i doubt the Special effects would be krap too lol soo I'll be looking forward to this lol! XD!!

May 2, 2008 11:59 PM by wassabi

I'm really worried about this movie. When I saw the 3rd Matrix movie I knew there would be a DBZ live action movie because technology would permit it at this point in time. However, the story seems to be awful and if they get the characters wrong then there's no way that I'll buy this when it comes out on DVD/Blu-ray.

May 2, 2008 9:04 PM by Sachmo

I think I saw pics of the finished Piccolo somewhere. Don't remember where though.

May 2, 2008 8:34 PM by pavyisku

Mana said:
Sayuri said:
ReverseHarem said:
James Marsters (Piccolo)

Hard to imagine.


I agree. Personally I think if he was to play anyone, it should be Vegeta. IMO anyways :P


I was at The Borderline in London where James Marsters did a Q and A session before his music gig, and he sounded like he really enjoyed working on it despite saying he thought they were trying to kill him (he did his stunts himself), and talked sounded enthusiastic when mentioning DB and DBZ.

While talking about the DB movie he also said he's signed on for three of them, while saying if there were going to be more, he'd want to sign on for more.
(He used nine as a throwaway number, but I don't think I'll attempt to paraphrase the comment as I can't remember exactly what he said :()

Apr 30, 2008 4:30 PM by Ephidel

i hear that batista is going to be casting as vegeta.

Feb 20, 2008 7:15 PM by cr4sian_phil

LDK said:
UltraTien said:
Dragon Ball the Movie? this was released a LONG TIME AGO in the 1980's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX38JOO1lTY

Its not all that great but the guy they got for Roshi is dead on



lol...remind of Power Ranger


How so? well besides the monster suits, Goku's hair in the movie reminds me of the Fonz

Feb 17, 2008 9:23 PM by UltraTien

Sayuri said:
ReverseHarem said:
James Marsters (Piccolo)

Hard to imagine.


I agree. Personally I think if he was to play anyone, it should be Vegeta. IMO anyways :P

Feb 17, 2008 5:27 PM by Mana___

UltraTien said:
Dragon Ball the Movie? this was released a LONG TIME AGO in the 1980's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX38JOO1lTY

Its not all that great but the guy they got for Roshi is dead on



lol...remind of Power Ranger

Feb 14, 2008 11:17 PM by LDK

Is this movie really going to happen? I've heard "news" of it over the past few years and still nothing has happened.

Feb 14, 2008 7:19 PM by anie

No matter how hard I try, I cant ever image a live action DBZ movie

Feb 13, 2008 3:00 PM by Thrilla2k10

Dragon Ball the Movie? this was released a LONG TIME AGO in the 1980's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX38JOO1lTY

Its not all that great but the guy they got for Roshi is dead on


Anyway back ontopic, I'm looking forward to this, I don't expect it to be good, I expect it to be over the top action done funny like all of Steven Chows recent films (his old stuff is pretty good too but not so much over the top action...well except for that Terminator scene in Fight Back to Highschool 2).

Have any of you guys seen the production pictures yet? The only ones out so far are of a "Highschool Goku" (Orange Sweater, Highschool bag, looks more like older Gohan) getting hit by a Bumblebee Movie Style look alike.

Sorry bout being late, was lazy and forgot, anyway heres some links

Goku getting hit by bumblebee

the site with all the cast info and latest news on the movie

James Marsters thoughts on the movie

more on set pics

Jan 30, 2008 10:54 PM by UltraTien

I'm gonna watch it for the lols 8D

Jan 30, 2008 10:31 PM by Xjellocross

.... im gonna watch it. the transformers movie was kickass. im just keeping an open mind about the dragonball one. im pretty much going to see just cause its dragonball and all xD

Jan 30, 2008 10:14 PM by katsup

i agree, although i doubt the dragonball live-action theme is going to work out, if stephen chow is producing it, it'll still be a decent movie and probably a big hit >.> but i really hope it doesnt turn into a big flop >.<

Jan 30, 2008 8:54 PM by mui