WATCH: Fan-made live-action Dragon Ball Z done right
Dragon Ball Z fans are some of the most passionate in the world, as proven by a new web series made by a creative collective of fans who've gotten together to produce a very impressive pilot episode titled Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, which just premiered on YouTube on February 24.
This non-profit web series is about as impressive as an independent production can get. An adaptation of Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks television special which aired in 1993, exactly 22 years ago on February 24, this scheduled web series is the creation of a very large production team working solely for their Dragon Ball Z love, and their enthusiasm is evident from the action that takes place on screen. It's not clear what the budget for this ambitious undertaking is, but the cast and crew are definitely making the most out of whatever means they have, and it's worth watching for that alone.
"Our goal is to bring the Dragon Ball world to life in a way that's never been done before, while staying true to the characters and story," says producer Robot Underdog. "We want to use this episode as leverage to make more episodes for this web series and other projects." The production team is looking for any kind of support, whether moral or financial, so they can continue their passion project. "The more support we have, the more likely we are to do more Dragon Ball Z," he continued. "We want to keep making DBZ content, and that’s only possible with your help!" With already over a million views in a little over 24 hours, the help he seeks will probably be on its way.
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Check out the pilot episode of Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope below. It's awesome!