For the legions of fans of the Dragon Ball Z anime series, the release of “Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope” was a dream come true. This live action episode was the culmination of years of work by diehard fans and artists who imbued the much loved characters and scenarios from the anime with explosive, live action and martial arts-driven excitement. After the phenomenal success of “Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope,” the production company Robot Underdog is eager to create and release episodes two and three, which will top the action and special effects seen in the pilot.
Robot Underdog has already proven that they are capable of producing a thrilling, live action adaptation of Akira Toriyama’s beloved anime series on a shoestring budget, but the group is fully committed to creating new episodes that are superior to the pilot in almost every way. “Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope” showcased explosive action that was anchored by outstanding martial arts and stunning visual effects; episodes two and three will not only feature mesmerizing special effects that will amaze viewers, but the intriguing storyline will leave them craving for more.
Written by Derek Padula — a professional Dragon Ball scholar and author of the #1 best-selling “It’s Over 9,000!” book and the Dragon Ball Culture book series — the Light of Hope series is the first to stay true to the original work of Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball. The Robot Underdog team is led by Director Donnie McMillin and Producer Rita McMillin, and the cast includes lifelong martial artists Amy Johnston, Tyler Tackett, and Anton Bex, as well as newcomers like Jack Wald who portrays the young Trunks.
The pilot episode took almost two years to complete, but production was disrupted by a variety of issues. To accelerate the production process for episodes two and three, the team would like to shoot both episodes in one extended schedule. They will also require superior recording equipment and financial resources, but with the expertise acquired in creating episode one, they are confident the end product will dazzle audiences.
Robot Underdog estimates that $50,000 will be needed to finance the production, and have sponsored a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise the funds. Robot Underdog would like to involve as many fans as possible in this campaign so that they can participate in this historic project. In return for donating to this campaign, backers can also receive valuable perks like getting their name in the credits, DBZ desktop wallpaper, prescreening participation, digital copies of “Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom,” shirts, digital copies of “Dragon Ball Culture,” inclusion in the “missing poster” in an episode, associate producer credits, costume pieces, or an extra role in one of the episodes.
To learn more about “Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope” episodes two and three or to make a financial contribution, please visit http://bit.ly/1IggXuk
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Company Name: Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope Episodes 2&3
Contact Person: Rita McMillin
Country: United States