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VIDEO: A FUNimation-Approved Live-Action DRAGON BALL Z

Could this be... better than BATTLE OF GODS?

It was only a matter of time before we saw a proper live-action version. No, not one of DBZ itself. We've still yet to see that. This is more like a live-action version of those "Balls are Inert!" video poops we see on YouTube... and it's about as entertaining.

So yes, don't be fooled. If you couldn't guess by the promo images, this is a goof. If you want to get really nerdy, it doesn't actually address any plot points from BATTLE OF GODS. No Bills, no Saiyan God level, no Buu. (Though, anybody who was a little miffed by the jump in rendering during the main fights in that flick will find an oddly spot-on parody here).

We might as well take a power level-specific approach to this then. How does this live-action DBZ parody rank with the various other live-action DBZ parodies on YouTube through your scanners?

Halberdierv2on Aug. 1, 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

Mister Goku. We've been expecting you.

flashback180on Aug. 2, 2014 at 9:35 a.m.

dat fusion .

takashichea moderator on Aug. 2, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.

Fun vid to watch. It does get crazy when they keep adding numbers to Super Saiyan states. The team put the Dragon Ball Z Battle of the Gods on the Summer 2014 Anime Guide because it was getting an English theatrical release. Looking forward to the movie. I always prefer the English dub over the sub because I grew up with it. I can't stand Goku's subbed voice.

Edit:

Here are the "real clips" from FUNimation.

Sonata moderator on Aug. 2, 2014 at 8:32 p.m.

That parody, way better than Dragonball Evolution.

SekiryuuteiDxDon Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:30 p.m.

that parody should make a real movie. Better yet a Scary Movie of anime should be made

zaldaron Aug. 8, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.

I mean it can't be worse than battle of the Gods...even if it is a parody right...? I don't think that would be possible...? And yes that was hilarious. Props to funimation for being able to make fun of (1), the terrible live action dragon ball z movie (2) the animated movie which hasn't really gotten that great a reception from what I can tell and (3) themselves. Good work!

I also loved the call out to Neo....yup was a lot of that ripped from Dragon Ball Z? Yes....and we all know how well that worked after one movie so...

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