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  • Member: Castor Troy
  • Studio: Random Destination Studios
  • Title: Dragonball Evolution: The AMV Based On The Movie
  • Premiered: 2010-05-15
  • Category:
    • Action
  • Song:
    • Ayumi Hamasaki rule
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Anime Central 2010, Anime Central 2010 AMV Contest (2010-05-14)
    • A-Kon 21, A-Kon 21 VSE (2010-06-04)
    • Animethon 17, AMV Contest (2010-08-07)
    • Nan Desu Kan 2010, Nan Desu Kan 2010 (2010-09-11)
  • Comments: Video #78

    Dragonball Evolution. The movie we were all dreading.

    But I knew I had to see it. The DBZ fan in me wanted to see how bad it was going to turn out. A few weeks before the movie premiered, I watched "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li", hoping it would be bad, but good like the 1994 Van Damme movie. Sadly it was a pile of absolute shit.

    After I came out of the theater from watching Dragonball Evolution, I knew it was a terrible movie in almost every aspect, but I came out feeling a bit satisfied since I already had low expectations and it at least provided me entertainment unlike The Legend of Chun Li.

    When I heard Ayumi Hamasaki was doing the ending song, I knew I had to make a video to it. My original idea was just going to be a Piccolo Daimao arc based video, but after watching the movie, I decided to a live action parallel video like Meri's Memory video which incorporated both the Sailor Moon anime and live action show.

    Tidbits:

    - I was pleasantly surprised how many parallels I was able to find between both DB Evolution and the actual series. Even though so many aspects of the movie were terrible, the filmmakers at least did their homework a bit.

    - Some of the DB footage has field order problems. I know how to fix it now, but I wish I knew how to back then.

    - Most editors who work with Ayumi Hamasaki songs know much of a sync whore she is. While I hit the majority of the beats, I left a few out for the sake of coherence so the video wouldn't be a sync mess.

    I really enjoyed making this video and had fun working with the original DB (not Z) and Evolution itself. It's still a pretty terrible movie, but at least I found it entertaining enough to make the video.

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