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Justin Chatwin as Goku in Dragonball -- FIRST PICTURE

Justin Chatwin as Goku in Dragonball -- FIRST PICTURE

Here’s the first clear (possibly) official photo of Justin Chatwin as anime hero Goku from the upcoming Dragonball live-action film.

Also pictured: Emmy Rossum as Bulma, whose father’s Dragon Ball is stolen by Piccolo (James Marsters).

Jamie Chung of Real World: San Diego fame is also pictured below. She plays Chi Chi, the lifelong love interest of Goku.

Dragonball has the tentative release date of April 8, 2009.

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  • so cute

  • Al Lewis

    Here is a video about vomit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmSExQn5MZU

  • Kevin

    I’m interested to see what they have done with james marsters as piccolo :P so far I’m not really convinced

  • Kevin

    I’m interested to see what they have done with james marsters as piccolo :P so far I’m not really convinced

  • carol

    he’s really gorgeous :D
    i’m looking foward this movie

  • depeche

    I can say one thing: kaameeeeehaaaaaaameeeeeeeee

  • orange048

    why do i have a feeling that this is gonna be another “speed racer”?

    for the love of japan, leave their animes alone… especially the iconic ones like this. they’re already great as they are. making the characters human is unrealistic and just plain weird (justin chatwin looks electrocuted– looks good in anime characters, eek in real-life).

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  • michelle

    OH wow lame movie.
    But Justin is so cute!

  • rini

    im already disapointed. whats bulma if she doesnt have her blue hair. even when i dressed up as her for hollween i made my mom run out get me a blue wig. *sighs* ill get over it i guess.

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  • oh snap!

    Justin chatwin doesn’t even pull this CHARACTER OFF I CAN JUST TELL they should’ve gotten someone better to play that ROLE

    SPEED RACER is going to be way better than this lame remake

  • please

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This movie is gonna SUCK!

  • mEEEE

    depeche @ 05/15/2008 at 10:12 am I can say one thing: kaameeeeehaaaaaaameeeeeeeee

    You forgot the haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    Why did they decide to do Dragon Ball and not focus on Dragon Ball Z instead?

  • orange048

    why do i have a feeling that this is gonna be another “speed racer”?

    for the love of japan, leave their animes alone… especially the iconic ones like this. they’re already great as they are. making the characters human is unrealistic and just plain weird (justin chatwin looks electrocuted– looks good in anime characters, eek in real-life).

  • volun

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  • orange048

    why do i have a feeling that this is gonna be another “speed racer”?

    for the love of japan, leave their animes alone… especially the iconic ones like this. they’re already great as they are. making the characters human is unrealistic and just plain weird (justin chatwin looks electrocuted– looks good in anime characters, eek in real-life).

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  • http://www.jamieinsider.com 007

    lol WOW. This is crazy. I thought they called the whole movie off a few years back. I do see some resemblance but not too much though.

  • Mika

    Since DB is a JAPANESE anime, and the characters are clearly A Japanese/Chinese hybrid why are the majority of actors white?! Justin is a cute kid, but *he’s* Go ku?! Goh ku. A white guy named Goh ku? Gimme me a break. And why did they keep Chi Chi Asian then? Makes no goddamm sense. LEAVE OUR CARTOONS ALONE WHITE AMERICA.

  • vidstr1

    They totally ruined Goku & ChiChi and everyone else. Not gonna see this.

  • oh

    孙悟空。。。。。。。。

  • Famous

    This movie will FLOP!

    Out of all the ppl they got this tool to play goku. Guku has muscles and tool-boy has none. Look at the hair hahaha this is going to be bad – hilariously bad.

  • aida

    he doesn’t look like goku

  • aDAM

    More pics and translation on my website

    http://www.dbthemovie.com

    Thanks!

  • Steve

    They should have taken some one like Jet Li, or some well built asian actor for this. Why would you use that geeky looking runt? I mean, that guy is great at playing roles of victims and abused beat up kids, not super-powered sayans. I mean look at him, he looks like a toothpick. It seems like, if the wind blows, he will fly off like a piece of silk, let alone take a roundhouse kick to the face from a villan LOL!!!

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    supersayan!

  • FREE tIBET

    LISTEN UP EVERYONE!
    Enough is Enough with improper casting! Enough with the WHITE Male playing an Asian dude! What makes it worse, is that they decide to cast a f&ckn Asian skank to play the romantic role! Once again…racism at its worse…. I cannot understand why the mainstream north american media insists on portraying Asian women as some sexual, muted object and REFUSE to cast Asian male actors. THIS IS NOT A CONSPIRACY. DO NOT ACCEPT THE “NORM” THAT THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO SELL. BOYCOT THIS FILM. ITS SUCKS A*SS!
    BOYCOT THIS FILM. ITS SUCKS A*SS!
    BOYCOT THIS FILM. ITS SUCKS A*SS!
    BOYCOT THIS FILM. ITS SUCKS A*SS!
    BOYCOT THIS FILM. ITS SUCKS A*SS!
    BOYCOT THIS FILM. ITS SUCKS A*SS!
    BOYCOT THIS FILM. ITS SUCKS A*SS!

  • FREE tIBET

    cast RAIN as Gok-ku or whatever the fack his name is.

  • Judy

    just scream in case you know anyone who looks like Hatake Kakashi, Cloud from FF7, or Shredder from TMNT

  • youandme

    I’m soooooooooooooooo exited about this i love DBZ

  • youandme

    I’m soooooooooooooooo exited about this i love DBZ

  • j

    who’s that asian girl? ive seen her somewhere

  • henschel6

    to all that boycott this u r F ing retarded who cares whos playin who as long as it is good all ppl that think other wise should go back under your rock please

  • cHRISTY

    UMM… I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT THIS GUY DOESN’T SEEM AS MUSCULAR AS THE CARTOON FIGURE….
    NOT TOO APPEALING TO ME…

  • boop

    why are white people playing this -.-

  • taylor

    StUpID!!! anime is…

  • Kara

    I think it’s gonna be the worst movie of 2009, it will win a razzie awards. ^^ James Marsters has signed up for 2 other Dragonball… producers are optimistic :D but I’m not convinced !

  • /a/ Anonymous

    Do not want.

    This movie is going to bomb. The DBZ franchise can do anything *but live action.

  • !@#$$^(&)#%^#$%@#

    She’s Bulma!! Oh please!!
    This is so lame…

  • stephaniiieee

    OK FIRST OF ALL GOKU IS NOT ASIAN!

    ALRIGHT!

    HES AN ALIEN!
    HELLO HES A SAIYAN!!!.

    IF YOU WERE A REAL FAN YOU WOULD KNOW THAT.

    WHO GIVES A CRAP IF JUSTIN CHATWIN IS “WHITE”.
    YOU HAVENT EVEN SEEN THE MOVIE YET!

    ITS CALLED DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!.

    GET OVER IT!
    THE MOVIE IS COMING OUT ANYWAY.

    GO TAKE YOUR COMPLAINING SOMEWHERE ELSE.

    IF YOU DONT WANT TO WATCH THE MOVIE THEN DONT!
    DONT RUIN IT FOR THE REST OF US.

  • basilsora

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo this is not right turning good

    anime into a crappy B rated movie. For the last time it cant be done.

    I’ve seen good cosplay and it looks like crap.

  • basilsora

    p.s. i swear on my god if they do the same thing with naruto i will come up

    and beat the living daylight out of the sponsers

  • carol

    I guess the movie will be very good! tks x pictures jj

  • Djodjo

    NO WAY they’re going forward with that air choice!! What a disgrace!!
    Who’s casting this shit son!?!?!

  • KuKuKachoo

    Not goin to watch. its Going to SUCK Major A$$. don’t air this movie. the cartoon is a legend in itself. don’t ruin its image by creating a motion picture. the actors are great and cartoon is the best but lets just leave it at that. no need to make a motion picture.

  • D

    FREE tIBET, you idiot.. goku is an ALIEN. it doesnt matter if an asian or a white person plays him.

  • hemant

    hi justine iam happy to u bcoz ur acting 2good and u perfect for this cherector and please do hardwork for this cherctor GOKU he’s best hero for me then SUPERMAN, BATMAN etc.

  • kduFF

    i could not agree more with stephaniiieee! just from the pictures i am optimistic! And everyone is complaining about Justin Chatwin not being jacked, Goku was not jacked in Dragon ball! and since this movie takes place right before Dragon Ball Z i think he is perfect build for the role. And on a side note if every charecter was japenese this movie would definetly tank. Cause no one in America except for Dragon Ball fans would go and see it and since they are targeting a larger demographic they need to get actors that people will enjoy seeing on the big screen. Now Justin Chatwin might not be the biggest name in Hollywood, but i guarentee him being in it brings the movie a bigger crowd than any unknown Japanese actor could. At the end of the day this movie is going to have incredible action scenes powered up Charecters, and a bad ass Fight between Goku and Picolo. So i for one am excited for this movie. And if you guys were real Dragon Ball fans you wouldnt waste your time bad mouthing the movie and saying you wont go and see it. You should be saying how reguardless of what idiotic notion you have of this movie you have yet to see a trailer for, You will go and support your beloved dragon ball because thats what a real fan would do.

  • Brandon Dys

    This is gana kick ass. Justin Is my Favorite Actor. He Ruled in the invisible i cant wait to see his acting in y fav anime series as the lead role. Ann all you other people who say this is gana suck…you must not have a real appreation for the anime series…its been alot of peoples dream to see a live action movie of DBZ its the most popular anime series ever….andif im not mistaken it was the first jap anime ever released in america on toonami. anywayz justin Chatwin is perfet for this role i cant wait and the best part is the relese date is on my Birthday April 8th .

  • myfin

    Can’t believe there are still guys trying to defend this crappy casting by denying that Saiyan are anything BUT caucasian.
    As for all this white supremism, no wonder all the asians are so mad they’re boycotting this

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