Hollywood may try to forget, but anime fans cannot let go of the industry’s live-action of Dragon Ball. Akira Toriyama’s franchise was brought to life in 2009 and Dragonball Evolution had bombed sense of the word. Fans were left jaded by this failure and some rose up to show the world how Dragon Ball Z can be done. Robot Underdog will prove to Hollywood how it must have gone Super Saiyan.
On November 14, Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope will release its fan-film after a year of work. This project came to light in 2015 and garnered many views. Now, the project’s product is getting ready to premiere.
This is definitely the best Dragon Ball Z live-action adaptation yet.
The trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope introduces fans to the movie’s plot. The project adapts “The History of Trunks,” an anime from the Dragon Ball Z franchise that delves into Future Trunk’s childhood. The adaptation shows fans a post-apocalyptic world where Androids are brought mankind to its knees, and the only thing left to fight the 2 abominations are Gohan and Trunks.
Made on a low budget, Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope is a pioneering look into how anime can be turned into live-action and be done right. The movie’s fast-paced action sequences capture fighting style that Saiyans excel in and makes room for many emotional arcs. With the world on its last leg, Gohan must live up to his father’s status while Trunks is left embittered by his childhood. When Androids 17 and 18 come, the fighters must step up.
If you do not want to take our word about the movie, then you must check out the reactions which ComicBook writers had towards this movie. Novices and Dragon Ball die-hards agree that the fan-movie is on the cusp of something bigger.
“The makers of Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope” understand the kind of power-up visuals and battle action that fans of the series have always wanted to see in live-action.” – Kofi Outlaw
“The production looks pretty strong! The action was really tight, well choreographed, and improved with the effects. From what little I know about DBZ, that looked like a faithful portrayal of the over-the-top battles from the series.” – JK Schmidt
“I’m a bit, but this certainly looks like a more faithful adaptation than the abomination that hits theaters a few years ago. It looks like they have a great sense of the epic action of Dragon Ball Z, and the characters look recognizable without being too cheesy. Looking forward to seeing the full project soon!” – Christian Hoffer
“The effects and cinematography are fantastic, you can tell that they put a lot of effort into making it look right. Even though I’m not too familiar with the world and the story, the trailer definitely makes me intrigued to find out more.” – Jenna Lynn
Synopsis & Cast
“Hope is worth fighting for! Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope is a live-action adaptation of “The History of Trunks”.
The young Trunks must grow up and learn from his mentor, Gohan. But with battles to fight, how long can they endure and where will they find a light of hope? Goku& the other Z Warriors are dead. This is the story of Gohan& Trunks in their battle to survive against Androids. Bulma is fighting her battles to create a Time Machine and a cure for the heart disease that killed Goku.
Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope stars Kenny Leu as Future Gohan, Amy Johnston as Android 18, Tyler Tackett as Android 17, Ruthann Thompson as Future Bulma and Jack Wald as young Trunks.”