26 Feb 2015 2:22 AM +00:00 UTC

Epic 'Dragon Ball Z' Live-Action Has Begun! 'Light of Hope' Episode 1 is Here!

Dragon Ball Z is the world-famous anime created by Akira Toriyama. I've watched this show since I was a kid, and it still remains one of the greatest animes ever made. The show follows the great Goku and his fellow Z-Warriors as they defend Earth from powerful enemies.

Fans have been asking for a live-action Dragon Ball Z film that would stay true to the series' spirit. Back in 2009, Fox released Dragon Ball: Evolution but it's a terrible adaptation that disappointed most fans. Last year, the nonprofit organization Robot Underdog shared a teaser, and it was much better than Fox's live-action film. Their storyline was meant to be an adaptation of The History of Trunks and with the leverage of a popular Indiegogo campaign, their aim was to use the pilot episode(s) as a pitch to Fox to continue the rest of the series or hopefully larger projects. 

Synopsis:

Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope is a non-profit, live-action Dragon Ball Z web series. It’s made by fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by the official license holders.
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. We want to use this episode as leverage to make more episodes for this web series and other projects. So please help us out by sharing, commenting and liking! The more support we have, the more likely we are to do more Dragon Ball Z. We want to keep making DBZ content, and that’s only possible with your help!

And now the team just released the pilot for Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope. Watch it here: 

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