The upcoming Hollywood theatrical film version of Dragonball has seen its promotional campaign ramp up in recent months, with the expected result of sending fans of the series into lurid rages.
One helpful 2channer has collected a number of comments from a a wide range of countries and translated them into Japanese for his fellow’s convenience. They do make for an entertaining read…
A condensed summary of the comments:
This is a joke right? There’s no way they ever read Dragonball?
This is Dragonball? What a farce.
This annoying movie will destroy Dragonball’s legend!
I watched Dragonball since I was little…the ‘Dragonball’ part in the title is an utter lie.
Learn some shame Hollywood!
Are they gonna sell it at Comiket 75?
Is this like the Star Wars version of Dragonball?
Japanese fans’ comments followed suit in decrying the farcical movie:
It looks like a B-Grade Kung Fu movie…
Don’t they feel embarrassed for making this?
I think (movie adaptations) of Japanese anime should be left to Japan.
Bulma looks like Rambo fighting with those guns.
How did the French guy know about Comiket?
Hollywood sure is shameless. Just so that it’ll sell better, they destroy the original story. Why didn’t they just start from the very beginning with a different property?
I’ll spare you the rest, as it all follows in the same vein. Apparently it seems easy to find criticism of the film regardless of the nationality of the posters, but what is hard is finding anyone that is actually pleased with what they’ve been seeing.
Are there any Dragonball fans out there happy about the film, I wonder?
Japanese poster for Dragonball: Evolution
Shown below is the trailer for Dragonball: Evolution. It should give those unfamiliar with the live action project a better idea of what to expect: