Lol how random.
Yep! And this time it’s a real anime, not an awful US live action movie.
New Dragon Ball Z Movie Announced
Next week’s Shonen Jump magazine will formally announce the development of a new Dragon Ball Z feature film. Dragon Ball Z TV episode director Masahiro Hosoda will direct the picture at Toei Animation. Dragon Ball movie 4 director Tadayoshi Yamamuro will serve as animation director. Yusuke Watanabe, screenwriter for the live-action 20th Century Boys and Gantz movies, will write the new film. Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama will be more involved in the creation of this new film than he has been for any prior Dragon Ball anime. The movie is scheduled to premiere on March 30, 2013.
Source: Anime News Network
Ask John: Why is Warner Bros. So Adamant About Akira?
Coming strictly from the perspective of a Hollywood observer – an amateur outsider – I’m far from convinced that Warner Bros. is actually adamantly determined to produce its live-action Akira movie. After all, it was Warner Bros. that shut down the film’s pre-vizualization department and laid off much of the film’s pre-production staff last May, a week before director Albert Hughes resigned from the production. However, at least someone at Warner Bros., if not multiple people, seem to be conscious of anime and manga. Warner Bros. distributed Village Roadshow & Silver Pictures’ Speed Racer movie, is sitting on the domestic adaptation rights to Jubei Ninpucho, is tentatively developing an American Death Note movie, and in mid-2010 was reported to be negotiating for film adaptation rights to Bleach. Although 20th Century Fox has released a domestic Dragonball movie and is tentatively developing a Cowboy Bebop picture, Warner is clearly Hollywood’s most aggressive studio proponent of manga and anime franchises for American adaptation.
Awesome news huh?? Anime on blu-ray is awesome!
FUNimation to Released DBZ on BD
FUNimation has announced plans to release the 1989 Dragon Ball Z anime television series on domestic Blu-ray disc. Dallas-based ANDTRANSFER is remastering the animation footage in 1080p resolution frame-by-frame from Japanese 16mm source footage. ““Our purpose was to restore the series as accurately as possible, to what it must have been like to see it when it was originally mastered, and preserve the charm of the animation,” says FUNimation CEO Gen Fukunaga. The bilingual domestic Dragon Ball Z Level 1.1 BD will be released on November 8.
ANDTRANSFER is the company that produced FUNimation’s “restored” remaster contained on the “orange brick” DVD sets.
Source: AnimeNation Blog
It’s a shame so few anime are being blessed by the holy blue ray. In fact, if you haven’t heard, most anime over 3-5 years old is having its DVD production cease, with no plans of a blu-ray release. The anime industry isn’t doing too good right now.
The English translation project for “Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Saiyans” (SNES) is complete!
Over eleven years after this translation was started, Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Super Saiyans for the SNES has finally been completed! This one has been a long time in the making; hope everyone enjoys playing it!
Here are some screen shots: