November 16, 2007

On Dragon Ball, Astro Boy and a bit of randomness

Okay, first up, the lead actors for the upcoming Dragon Ball movie has been announced and here they are:

justin chatwin gokuGoku
(Justin Chatwin)

james marsters piccoloPiccolo
(James Marsters)

And your thoughts, please? Can you actually imagine them playing Goku and Piccolo? Well, Piccolo sure, since he'll be heavily covered with make-up, but Goku?? Anyway, the movie is directed by James Wong (The One), produced by Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle) and will be released on August 15, 2008.

Next up, I have here the first concept art picture for the upcoming Astro Boy movie. It was given to First Showing and if you want to see the picture a bit bigger, just follow the link.

astro boy movie concept art
Lastly, I did promise a "bit of randomness" so here goes:

A man was arrested last November 14 for stealing 101 volumes of manga, including the titles Hana Yori Dango and Case Closed, from Edogawa. Apparently, he stole them to sell them to used books stores because he's broke and in debt. An employee from a neighboring bicycle shop saw him with his cargo and alerted the police.

Asahi Shimbun
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