May 12 2008First Official, Tinted Look at Goku from 'Dragonball'

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When a live-action adaptation of the fight-centric anime Dragonball was announced, there were some concerns. Was there enough hair product on real, non-anime Earth to support Goku's ridiculous coiffure? Would fans get too upset if the character's orange gi were replaced with a t-shirt with some Japanese characters on it, showing an Abercrombie-level understanding of Asian culture? Could computers still render simple glowing orbs? Make your own judgments.

Justin Chatwin as Goku [DBthemovie.com]

Reader Comments

Crap, crap, crap, crap. crap.

That's so goddamn fucking shitty I can't believe it.

I actually used to watch Dragon Ball. As far as I remember Goku was supposed to be between 4 and 5 during the series . . . and not look like a douche. I actually want this guy to get his ass kicked. By agreeing to take this roll and not stopping the director when he has the chance, this guy is single handedly raping my childhood and having the rest of the cast bukake on my face. . .figuratively speaking

Im not too much of a DB fan though lots of my friends love the old anime. But yeah...I agree with Count...this is CRAP and my friends are gonna shit themselves then throw it at the screen.

I like Justin Chatwin...right? But, this is lame. Lame, lame, lame. I think they could have found MORE rendering power for those orbs...They just aren't "orby" enough!

Who cares? IT'S DRAGONBALL.

The t-shirt isn't from Abercrombie.. its from Guess.. hah I have that one!

I want to see this out of morbid curiosity. I predict it will be like watching a nutshot video. You know its going to be painful, but dammit, you just can't look away.

So this guy is playing goku?

Mah ROFLCOPTER goes SOI SOI SOI SOI SOISOISOISOISOISOI

Shit's weak!

the beginning of DragonBall, goke was a kid.

towards the end, he is in his teens fighting piccolo.. which i think is when the movie takes place.

I think it looks good, maybe not great, but I'm not going to talk pure shit about it. And besides, this is just a rough scan of the real one, the really nice one is still yet to come. Hopefully sometime between tomorrow and Thursday we'll be getting the High Quality American version.

i used to watch DB as a kid. it's a legend here where i am but this... WTF NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he looks like a little sh*t, don't he?
what the hell... shouldn't he be more... Asian???

Well, Goku was an alien, from another planet... it dosent mean he has to, or ever had to be asian.

Usually I keep an open mind when it comes to movies based on cartoons/comics I tell everyone to calm down and just wait to see what happens... but this DB movie so far looks like a BAD Power Rangers ripoff. I feel sorry for the hardcore DB fans.

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wtf this looks really lame i used to watch dragonball all the time when i was little i also watched the other series and I have seen around half the movies, but come on this guy does not look like goku at all and he is not ripped goku was a fucking beast come on little gohon in the series is bigger then this fuck. they better make it better or i will come to directors house and shit in his fucking mouth.

All I can say is: no. No. No....no. No. No. No. No. No. No...no...no.

oh good lord...is that guy really playing Goku?! what is wrong with the world?! >:O hes too scrawny, and where is the movie starting in the series, eh? I used to watch the show alllll the time. I watched Goku go from a little kid to dying...multiple times! He never looked like a chunky haired punk with a glowy spikey ball in the middle of his hands! THATS NO ORB!
bah, rediculous.

I agree with most of you guys i would not be to look away, I will crap in my pants, eat it, throw it up, and toss it at the screen this guy (no offense) you look nothing like goku, not body, not hair, not anything, those ki orbs are looking at piping tom looking at the stars instead of piping, so give me back my childhood and leave it alone.

IM A SUPER FAN OF DRGN BALL Z AND OFF COURSE GT ,THIS IS BULL SHIT ALL THIS TIME WAITING FOR THEM TO MAKE THIS MOVIE AND IT LOOKS COMPLETLY LIKE THEY GOING TO FUCK UP. PLEASE PROOF ME WRONG. I REALLY DONT CARE WHOS ON THE MOVIE I JUST WANT A LOT OFF ACTION ON THE MOVIE AND SOME DRAMA, HELL O YEA . WELL LETS HOPE FOR THE BEST. KA ME HA ME HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. LOL

Did you know Kamehameha was the name of a pre-colonial Hawaiian king?

Facts are stupid!

i agree with dug_dug goku is alian so he doesn't have to be asian

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