Dragonball: Evolution – The Differences/Similarities

have compiled this list of all the things that are different, as well as all things the same, with Dragonall: Evolution compared to the original source material.

Disclaimer: Faithfulness does not equal good. Just the same, deviations from the source don’t necessarily equal bad.

Warning: May contain spoilers

Differences:
Goku is in High School
Grandpa Gohan is still alive
Bulma’s hair isn’t completely blue
Roshi is not bald
Roshi does not appear to wear glasses
Yamcha has blonde streaks
Oozaru appears during the eclipse
Goku does not have a tail
Shenron is more western inspired, than eastern
Mai can shape shift
Bulma can fight
Roshi’s island is in the middle of a city
Shenron has to be summoned from a “Dragon Temple.”
Capsules transform instead of poofing.

Similarities:
Goku is a Saiyan
Picollo is a Namek-jin
Bulma is a scientist
Capsule Corp
Yamcha is a desert bandit
Chi Chi is a fighter
Roshi is humorous
Roshi likes women
Goku has spikey hair and a bang
Piccolo is green
Mai works for Piccolo
Goku has the 4 star Dragonball
All 7 dragonballs summon Shenron who grants one wish
Gokue wears an orange gi, and a blue gi
Kame Symbol
Roshi teaches Goku the Kamehameha
Flying
Mafuba
Piccolo was imprisoned for years
Piccolo spawns demonic minions
Ki blasts
Areal battles
Oozaru
Nyoibō is used, and called Nyoibō
Tournament
Bulma and Yamcha
Goku and Chi Chi
Dragonball landscapes
Blown up cities
Flying cars
Piccolo’s ship
Bulma has guns
Yamcha is bad at first
Goku runs around with ridiculously massive weights on his back
The classic “Trek through the Desert”
The original story of how the balls were created by man before we knew about Kami

I compiled this list because there are some people who still think this film isn’t faithful to the source material. Feel free to add anything I may have missed in the comments section.


Comments (130) for “Dragonball: Evolution – The Differences/Similarities”
Fox Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:04 pm
This a pretty good observation of Dragonball Evolution. :mrgreen:

Fox Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:06 pm
Thx for the post of the comparisons JP. 😀 I really appreciated. 😀

Alex Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:06 pm
The Two things i really dont like about this movie is the whole high school thing and the Oozaru appearing during the eclipse and the things that i dont understand why couldnt they just give chow yun fat a beard and a bold cap and bulma blue highlights. Those are my only complaints evrything else is fucking amazing

Fox Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:10 pm
I think what I don’t like is why Mai shape shift when in the anime series she doesn’t. Thats just messed up.

Scorpio82 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Great list! I can definitely show this to a few people. I’ve been noticing a lot more similarities myself.

-Goku runs around with ridiculously massive weights on his back
-It’s been reported that Piccolo uses both Special Beam Cannon and Destructive Wave.
-The classic “Trek through the Desert”
-The original story of how the balls were created by man before we knew about Kami

And few other differences:
-A Prophecy
-Roshi’s island is in the middle of a city
-Shenron has to be summoned from a “Dragon Temple.”(?)
-Capsules transform instead of poofing.

JP Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:16 pm
Thanks Scorpio, adding!

drama Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:18 pm
Great list JP. A lot of people don’t realize how much this movie is following the source material.

Alex-G Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:31 pm
yeah, it is being pretty faithful… cant wait to watch this… I’m still watching that trailer… its fucking crzy

KRAN Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:37 pm
“Disclaimer: Faithfulness does not equal good. Just the same, deviations from the source don’t necessarily equal bad.”

So watching at the list being faith full, it seems it got a harder chance to suck?

KRAN Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:37 pm
Oh im just saying nothing more…

mbkbaddog Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:43 pm
you forgot under differences
Roshi is not a pervert

Kibate Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:45 pm
>Similarities:
>Mai works for piccolo
whut?
The only arc she was working “for him” was in the third dragonball arc, and there she was actually working for pilaf who was on the other hand working for piccolo(even though he got kicked out pretty fast)

drama Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:47 pm
I’m not sure we can discredit Roshi from being a perv. I’m hoping they will at least throw a little bit of perv humor by him into it.

Kaushik Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:52 pm
MAJOR Differences:
No Krillin
No Turtle Hermit
No Oolong
No Puar
No Kami ( When Piccolo is introduced, Kami is also Introduced! And we already learn the truth about the dragonballs and who created them!!)

drama Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 1:56 pm
^It’s possible Kami is introduced later just as in the series. Roshi’s first explanation of the origin of the dragonballs is exactly like that in anime. They only discover the true origin of the dragonballs when Kami is introduced.

Kaushik Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Yes that i agree! But Kami comes into the picture when piccolo enters. Plus, he is the one who trains goku to defeat piccolo!…Whatever maybe the case, that does apply as a difference!

Kaushik Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 2:07 pm
Ok hey i got that one wrong!!! Kami comes after the first time goku defeats KING PICCOLO! I mean he comes into the picture only after Piccolo Jr.!! Sorry about that one… my bad :P..

But hey another MAJOR DIFFERNCE:
Goku is not a kid when he faces King Piccolo. He is around 16 in this movie 😛

Phat Joseph Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 2:16 pm
Nicely compiled list. I agree 100%

Vegetassj51 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 2:35 pm
“Goku has spikey hair and a bang”

I don’t know why but that made me luagh

Boy Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 2:42 pm
There is a prophecy in dragonball that roshi speaks of, saying one day a chosen one will arrise and use the dragonballs for good and balance the universe. So the thing about a chosen warrior isn’t far from the source material.

Kame Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 2:53 pm
These aren’t ALL the things that are different. There’s A LOT more glaring differences than that, which you ignored.

For example:

Goku is skinny – has absolutely no muscles or strong bone structure.

Goku has blondish-brown hair and green eyes that are slanted extremely downwards.

Goku is not confident.

Goku is bullied.

Goku does not smile…at all or show any other emotions other than being a whiny Tobey
Maguire-Peter Parker clone.

Goku is 18 instead of 15.

Chi-Chi is the ‘it’ girl and dates a jock.

Mount Paozu has been replaced by Paouzu City that uses an A.I.

Nobody has a happy disposition actually.

Yamcha is a car and tools guy instead of a fighter.

Everybody knows about the Dragon Balls.

Mai is a threat.

No Krillin, Oolong, Puar, Turtle, Yajirobe, Karin, Shu, Pilaf, or Kami.

Roshi pretends to be a beggar.

Mai or one of Piccolo’s henchmen kills Grandpa

Gohan instead of Oozaru-form Goku.

The Tenkaichi Budokai has been replaced by the Toi San tournament.

Piccolo knows and uses the Spirit Bomb.

Piccolo uses Fullum Assassins created in a chamber instead of Demons with their individual personalities that he hatches from his mouth.

7 mystics made the Dragon Balls.

Piccolo’s airship is a clone of Slave 1.

Yamcha’s truck is a copy off the flight-enabled Delorean from Back to the Future.

The Dragon Balls look different.

The fights are not very super natural. There is no speed and the airial fighting is clumsy just like the Matrix Revolutions.

The setting is based more on Western than Chinese.

Roshi is not a true Glen Quagmire-level pervert.

-These changes are completely unnecessary. Change is bad and unnecessary when the source material is great in and of itself. Just look at 300 compared to the graphic novel. That didn’t turn out too bad, did it?

-There are still more unnecessary changes than on my or J.P.’s list.

Scorpio82 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 2:54 pm
You know, with Mai going around terrorizing people, causing explosions, beating up on Goku’s girlfriend, and being overall more evil than usual… there’s also the distinct possibility that she’ll die.

This isn’t necessarily what’ll happen, but just by watching the trailers, I get a sense that she’s now a character who won’t survive past the first movie once she ironically meets her fate at the hands of Bulma, Chi Chi, or Yamcha’s truck.

drama Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 3:07 pm
I think Chatwin resembles Goku at the end of Dragonball a lot.

heason Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 3:10 pm
i mean…you defiantly ignored alot of differences

but, it doies show how faithful the movie is

drama Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 3:10 pm
@ Kame

Where are you getting this info? Piccolo uses the spirit bomb? Goku is a whiny punk? The fighting is clumsy? How are people coming to these conclusions from seeing split second clips from a trailer is beyond me.

Anonymous Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 3:17 pm
i dont think we are really sure that goku transforms at the eclips. the eclips is when piccolo is released or the appocolyps. he could have a tail we just havent seen it.

MajinKrillin Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 3:45 pm
@ Kame

Thank goodness you are not making this movie it would be horrible and the majority of things you are saying are absolutely ridiculous I would quote some but there are just to many that I would be copying your entire post again so I really hope no one reads what you write and takes it seriously JP’s list is MUCH MUCH MUCH more accurate.

dbzfan420 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:02 pm
they also left out the origin of the dragonballs or changed it in the trailer it says the dragonballs were created in earth by monks and that is wrong

drama Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
^
I give up…. -_-

super namek Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:10 pm
you fools.Piccolo cant do the specail beam cannom until dragon ball z.And dragon ball z isnt until 5 years after dragon ball.so piccolo shoudent be able to do the specail beam cannon.But other than that i must see this movie.When i saw that it said goku is a saiyn it made me so freakin happy. 😈

mjay Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
i dunno why but: @Kame

Goku is skinny…
-Remember, this is Dragonball and not DBZ.

Goku has blondish-brown hair…
-I wouldn’t call that blondish – but really, the hair is about as close as your gonna get without looking stupid.

Goku is not confident.
-You don’t really know that yet, wait till you see the movie.

Goku is bullied.
-Wow. He never is in the source, huh?

Goku does not smile…at all or show any other emotions other than being a whiny Tobey
Maguire-Peter Parker clone.
-You don’t really know that yet, wait till you see the movie.

Chi-Chi is the ‘it’ girl and dates a jock.
-TRUE.

Mount Paozu has been replaced by Paouzu City that uses an A.I.
-Huh?

Nobody has a happy disposition actually.
-You don’t really know that yet, wait till you see the movie.

Yamcha is a car and tools guy instead of a fighter.
-You don’t really know that yet, wait till you see the movie.

Everybody knows about the Dragon Balls.
-You don’t really know that yet, wait till you see the movie. (this might be true, it was in the original script, but has it been confirmed to be in the movie?)

Mai is a threat.
-Right, and in the source she was nothing. Maybe so, but this change is good. Still yet.. TRUE.

No Krillin, Oolong, Puar, Turtle, Yajirobe, Karin, Shu, Pilaf, or Kami.
-You don’t really know that yet, wait till you see the movie.

Roshi pretends to be a beggar.
-I dunno what to say about this

Mai or one of Piccolo’s henchmen kills Grandpa Gohan instead of Oozaru-form Goku.
-TRUE. (at least probably true)

The Tenkaichi Budokai has been replaced by the Toi San tournament.
-I dunno about this – is that really relevant?

Piccolo knows and uses the Spirit Bomb.
-You don’t really know that yet, wait till you see the movie. That was probably a mistake.

Piccolo uses Fullum Assassins created in a chamber instead of Demons with their individual personalities that he hatches from his mouth.
-TRUE – I guess?

7 mystics made the Dragon Balls.
-That story actually lines up with the source, we don’t know yet if its actually what happened or if it is just what they think happen.

Piccolo’s airship is a clone of Slave 1.
-What? It looks fairly close to the source imo.

Yamcha’s truck is a copy off the flight-enabled Delorean from Back to the Future.
-And that’s a bad thing? Ha.

The Dragon Balls look different.
-Um.. it’s live action – duh.

that guy Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
@kame

“Goku is skinny – has absolutely no muscles or strong bone structure.”

thats all i had to read of tour comment to understand what type of fan you are.

one of those kids that whats a cosplay movie with bodybuilders/WWE stars as the characters… i pitty the phool

P.S. you havnt put my fan art up yet JP? 😯

drama Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:29 pm
@Mjay

Well said. They are just nitpicking and I’m getting tired of correcting them.

DratinifanOozaru13 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:29 pm
@Kame
You complete dumbass. Most of the stuff you’ve said either is not confirmed, we have to see the movie to find out, rumored, text error, or just plain fucking stupid. Get you’re facts straight.

Frankie Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:38 pm
“Capsules transform instead of poofing”

…not. we can’t be sure about that. we know that there is transforming involved, but there’s no proof of the absence of “poofing”. and btw, in the first trailer the remote control bulma uses is not opening the capsule. check again, it’s another scene.

Snoop Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
Exactly, Goku didn’t have muscle untill he became more mature and manly as he gets married to bulma, and up untill dbz he is innocent, fresh and young, so yeh dnt expect him to bloody be super saiyan 3 or anything like tht, this is dragonball not dragonball z.

Everything looks good, and yeh I kinda noticed aswell, that Justin does resemble Goku when doing the kamehameha, in a way that he’s determined to finnish the fight off…

This movie really is great, and I understand when one of the people in here stated goku not smiling or none of the characters having an trigger happy appeal to their characteristics.

About Master Roshi, I think they could have chosen someone who is abit older, and bold, and with a white kinda beard thing….Bulma could be louder but we will have to wait and watch the film….the fighting of goku and picclo looks awesome, it kind of reminds me of mortal kombat annihilation, but I just love everything I’ve seen in the trailer, it’s just spectacular…I just hope there is alot of spiritual essence in this film, (alot of clouds, mountains, water, alot of spiritual material)…to get that earthly feel.

Jovi14 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:59 pm
guys cool down, its made of guesses and observations. I think JP did a good jon with this. honestly, do you really what the capsules to poof in a live action american adaptation of dragonball? it lookes like transformers to me and i love the idea. cool down on the insults a little. if you guys really wanna slam someone, do what you said by going to watch the movie and come back to check off everything that was wrong.

Jovi14 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 5:05 pm
sorry job** mispelled

megar_v Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 5:11 pm
TAKE THAT HATERS!!!!

Walsh Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 5:17 pm
hey anyone notice mai being shot at as she is flying away ?

Jovi14 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 5:25 pm
was there a shot, all i noticed was bulma pointing her gun. let look at it again

JC Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 5:26 pm
There is another difference, Piccolo doesn’t have feelers

J-Syn Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 5:40 pm
Um…..how do we know that Oozaru is at an eclipse?……..I dont remember anything stating that as fact….

Scorpio82 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Yamcha IS a fighter in this movie. There’s an entire confirmed fight between him and Goku.

Charlie Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:07 pm
A Similarity:

Goku is still a pig with food!

Jovi14 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:12 pm
lol yeah, people are gonna get a kick out of this

DragonStar Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:30 pm
you guys say this is Dragonball this is not Dragonball its something else it has the name of Dragonball but its some completely different thats why its called Dragonball Evolution.

-if this is Dragonball that mean Goku does not know his a sayian until Dragonball Z.
– Goku is a little kid in Dragonball
– why add these characters Emi, Weaver, Carey Fuller but they could not even add Krillin as Goku friend
– Goku is a happy go lucky character this Goku really seems depressing
– Piccolo dont have his proper antennas
– Piccolo wearing a armor type outfit
– in the title of “DRAGONBALL the letter O always been placed with one of the crystal DRAGONBALL.
– Lord Piccolo should be called King Piccolo / Piccolo Daimao
– Master Roshi dont have his white beard

DragonStar Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:34 pm
James Hong would of been a better Master Roshi

Jovi14 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:40 pm
whos james hong? whats he been in?

mjay Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:40 pm
Your right DragonStar, this isn’t the Dragonball of the Anime or the manga, but your wrong in that this is the dragonball of the movie! When the medium changes things have to change with it.
-Goku does not know his a sayian until Dragonball Z.
Right. That could still happen? And if it doesn’t would that be such a huge deal?

– Goku is a little kid in Dragonball
Did you see the end of dragonball? Ya.. that Goku was a teen and not the tiny kid anymore.

– why add these characters Emi, Weaver, Carey Fuller but they could not even add Krillin as Goku friend
We don’t know yet if Krillin will be making an appearance in one of the movies. He might be in this one! Regardless – other characters do not make this a different movie. I’m guessing they are very minor roles anyway.

– Goku is a happy go lucky character this Goku really seems depressing
We don’t know yet. Wait for the movie. There is some hope that he will be happy go lucky a bit. Look at him with the drumstick! 😉

– Piccolo dont have his proper antennas
PPPhhhhsssshh. Cry me a river.

– Piccolo wearing a armor type outfit
Ya. It’s cool tho. His outfit in the anime was butt ugly.. common

– in the title of “DRAGONBALL the letter O always been placed with one of the crystal DRAGONBALL.
Again – cry me a river. If your resorting to the way in which the type looks as a way of calling this NOT DRAGONBALL then I gotta say, very compelling argument!

– Lord Piccolo should be called King Piccolo / Piccolo Daimao
Yea. Again, that is another VERY IMPORTANT element of the dragonball universe!

– Master Roshi dont have his white beard
Yea this is the ONE point you bring up that I’m a tad bit disappointed in.

angelo Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:41 pm
the prophecy is not a difference..its the same prophecy in the anime if you watched it

Jovi14 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:42 pm
anyway like i said its an american adaptation, they dont want it to look totally ridiculous. i mean yeah characters like Gandalf had a grey beard, but i mean since james hong isnt master roshi, chow yun fat would look utterly stupid with a beard

Majuub Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:47 pm
Just a quick observation of my own not sure if this has been brought up before but have you guys noticed that the car Goku goes around in at the start of the movie is yellow? I think this is a nod to the nimbus cloud

Jovi14 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
oh wht do ya know, hmm maybe it is

DragonStar Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 7:05 pm
Jovi14 you dont know james hong

his famous for been in Big Trouble in Little China he did loads of movies but alot of people remember him in Big Trouble in Little China.

heres a couple of pics of him

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/James_Hong_LF_adjusted.jpg

http://l.yimg.com/img.movies.yahoo.com/ymv/us/img/hv/photo/movie_pix/warner_brothers/the_art_of_war/james_hong/artofwar.jpg

http://www.johnnytao.com/images/jameshong.jpg

DragonStar Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 7:12 pm
Jovi14 what you mean chow yun fat would look utterly stupid with a beard thats even stupid for you to say that. chow yun fat had a beard for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Curse of the Golden Flower, The Children of Huang Shi if he grow a beard for them movies he can do that for this movie too

Mike Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 7:13 pm
I think the important parts are there, but they will be making a big mistake if they don’t put krillin in this movie, although pilaf and oolong aren’t really needed. Also with all the things they kept, it would seem very easy to make Bulma have blue hair and Roshi be bald with a beard, i don’t see why they didn’t include this. They adapted it well to broaden the audience with this movie, but I don’t see how not including Krillin or changing bulma’s hair contributed to this. Either way though, I”M SOOOOOOO EXCITED!!! the trailer looked really good.

Crymzen Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 7:14 pm
hey people..these are aparently the eyes of oozar puled from the dbe trailer..they look sweeeeeeeet

This-Movie-Is-Going-To-Suck-Dragon-Balls Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 7:15 pm
True, there are less differences than similarities, but the differences are BIGGER, not to mention, you didn’t list all of them.

And also, Majuub, that’s a pretty good observation…speaking of, that’s another one for the list! NO NIMBUS!

Anonymous Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 7:48 pm
@ All the haters on this forum.

FUCK YOU!!!

thegreat Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 7:59 pm
people who calling other people haters should shut the F-Up everyone has there own opinion to agree or disagree with this movie. cause people dont agree with this movie does not mean they aint a true dragonball fan

DragonStar Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 8:03 pm
Jovi14 james hong is famous for starring in “Big Trouble in Little China”

megar_v Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 8:15 pm
@thegreat

No one is questioning your fandom. Hey, if it makes you feel better why dont you call us optimistic fans… lovers? I dont know. pick a name.

thegreat Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 8:22 pm
megar_v i only talking to people who calling other people haters. the ones who cant wait for this movie i dont have a problem i dont disagree with this movie but no one in this forum hating on this movie, everyone is replying to JP The Differences/Similarities.

I’m a banana Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 8:31 pm
“Roshi likes women”
Dang it. I was hoping they were gonna make him gay.

Kame Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 8:32 pm
Snoop Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

“Exactly, Goku didn’t have muscle untill he became more mature and manly as he gets married to bulma…”

You haven’t watched or read DB have you?

megar_v Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 8:33 pm
@thegreat

I apologize.

Kame Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Where are you getting this info? Piccolo uses the spirit bomb? -Ariel Shaw the visual effects manager said so.

Goku is a whiny punk? -Chatwin acts that way in real life as well as every movie he’s been in. He even freaking said he inserted his own personality into Goku. I read part of the script of the high school scenes as have many others on this site – the one that was released before the photos that synched up perfectly with. Goku acts whiny and wants to fit in.

The fighting is clumsy? How are people coming to these conclusions from seeing split second clips from a trailer is beyond me.

-All the trailers released so far have indicated such as well as the cell phone footage of the entire Mai vs Chi-Chi fight. The fighting in the Matrix was the same way. Guess who’s coordinating the fight scenes and guess which director joygasms at the thought of copying the Matrix just as he did with The One.

I’m a banana Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 8:42 pm
Well about the muscle. Remember in Rambo First blood, Sylvester Stallone wasn’t really that big, but than in First blood 2 he was freaking ripped. Maybe they can do the same, if Justin does some vigorous training before the filming of the sequel.

GibbersGanfa Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 8:42 pm
I always hate those stupid arguments: “The source material was fine in and of itself.” Yes, it was, but that was the anime and manga. Totally different medium. If they wanted to do an EXACT replication of all those details everyone likes to be so nitpicky about, they would have made an animated movie instead of a live-action one. Come on people, grow up. It’s a simple popcorn flick, not the second coming, and not the end of the world. Go watch it and just take it in as if it was any other movie.

www.myspace.com/coreywilson10 Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 9:03 pm
JP is the BEST!! 😀

I am soooooooooooooooooooo glad you showed this JP. I am going to put smiley face expressions on how I feel about the Differences and similarities.

Similarities:
Goku is a Saiyan :mrgreen:
Picollo is a Namek-jin :mrgreen:
Bulma is a scientist :mrgreen:
Capsule Corp :mrgreen:
Yamcha is a desert bandit :mrgreen:
Chi Chi is a fighter 🙂
Roshi is humorous :mrgreen:
Roshi likes women :mrgreen:
Goku has spikey hair and a bang :mrgreen:
Mai works for Piccolo :mrgreen:
Goku has the 4 star Dragonball :mrgreen:
All 7 dragonballs summon Shenron who grants one wish :mrgreen:
Goku wears an orange gi, and a blue gi :mrgreen:
Kame Symbol :mrgreen:
Roshi teaches Goku the Kamehameha :mrgreen:
Flying :mrgreen:
Mafuba :mrgreen:
Piccolo was imprisoned for years :mrgreen:
Piccolo spawns demonic minions :mrgreen:
Ki blasts :mrgreen:
Areal battles :mrgreen:
Oozaru :mrgreen:
Nyoibō is used, and called Nyoibō :mrgreen:
Tournament :mrgreen:
Bulma and Yamcha :mrgreen:
Goku and Chi Chi :mrgreen:
Dragonball landscapes :mrgreen:
Blown up cities :mrgreen:
Flying cars :mrgreen:
Piccolo’s ship :mrgreen:
Bulma has guns :mrgreen:
Yamcha is bad at first :mrgreen:
Goku runs around with ridiculously massive weights on his back :mrgreen:
The classic “Trek through the Desert” :mrgreen:
The original story of how the balls were created by man before we knew about Kami :mrgreen:

Differences:
Goku is in High School 🙂
Grandpa Gohan is still alive :mrgreen:
Bulma’s hair isn’t completely blue :mrgreen:
Roshi is not bald 😮
Roshi does not appear to wear glasses 😮
Yamcha has blonde streaks 😐
Oozaru appears during the eclipse :mrgreen:
Goku does not have a tail 😥
Mai can shape shift :mrgreen:
Roshi’s island is in the middle of a city 😀
Shenron has to be summoned from a “Dragon Temple.” :mrgreen:
Capsules transform instead of poofing. :mrgreen:

uub Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 9:05 pm
uub here, I know its been a while, happy new year to everyone, also is it just me, or is this movie getting better and better.

Just wondering, is the flying nimbus gonna be in the movie? when goku goes ape will he have his tail?

uub Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 9:14 pm
Also I think it’s pretty cool that the dir & prod started the story off as goku being 18, cause that’s how old I am.

And because it gives them years of a fighting chance after DBE & DBZ have become the best anime/manga movie adaptions ever, to find that perfect kid somewhere in the world to play goku in DBGT.

SolarTiger Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 9:20 pm
ok…did this really need to be posted lol?

Yes the movie is more faithful then I thought it would be. But you did skip on some important differences:no krillin/kami/tein, changed storylines piccolo/mai killing gohan, apocalypse storyline, Roshi prevervess gone[you posted this back a few months].

But good list man I have to say they did get alot of stuff in that I thought they would leave out.

uub Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
Oh, one more thing, I can’t wait to see what Goku’s ape form will look like. And I hope the ending battle between goku & picolo ends in the world martial arts tournament strongest under the heavens.

5aucy Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 9:24 pm
Wow,

People get so freaking specific.

If you are going to go as deep as some of you are, then of course you’re gonna find major differences.

THE FIGHTING IN DRAGONBALL WAS CLUMSY!

most of it was either charging up, or a melee ball with people going “huh, ha, he huh, ho, aaahhhhhhh, huh ha!” etc

I really don’t know what some of you expect.

And show me a picture from DRAGONBALL (not DBZ) where Goku is more buff than chatwin and I will totally concede this argument. There are none.

One thing… Korin totally said somethig about Goku being the chosen one.

youarespeculatingtoomuch Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 9:36 pm
A lot of this looks like speculation and just hopes

Differences:
Goku is in High School
Grandpa Gohan is still alive
Bulma’s hair isn’t completely blue
Roshi is not bald
Roshi does not appear to wear glasses
Yamcha has blonde streaks
Oozaru appears during the eclipse
Goku does not have a tail – he might… maybe? :p
Shenron is more western inspired, than eastern
Mai can shape shift
Bulma can fight
Roshi’s island is in the middle of a city – if it even is roshi’s island
Shenron has to be summoned from a “Dragon Temple.”
Capsules transform instead of poofing.

Similarities
Goku is a Saiyan – official source please
Picollo is a Namek-jin – official source please
Bulma is a scientist – official source please
Capsule Corp – is it called that?
Yamcha is a desert bandit – official source please
Chi Chi is a fighter
Roshi is humorous – couldnt tell from trailer
Roshi likes women – couldnt tell from trailer
Goku has spikey hair and a bang
Piccolo is green
Mai works for Piccolo
Goku has the 4 star Dragonball
All 7 dragonballs summon Shenron who grants one wish
Gokue wears an orange gi, and a blue gi
Kame Symbol
Roshi teaches Goku the Kamehameha
Flying
Mafuba
Piccolo was imprisoned for years
Piccolo spawns demonic minions
Ki blasts
Areal battles
Oozaru
Nyoibō is used, and called Nyoibō
Tournament
Bulma and Yamcha
Goku and Chi Chi
Dragonball landscapes – not too sure but if you say so…
Blown up cities
Flying cars
Piccolo’s ship
Bulma has guns
Yamcha is bad at first – official source please
Goku runs around with ridiculously massive weights on his back
The classic “Trek through the Desert”
The original story of how the balls were created by man before we knew about Kami – not too sure bout that

Mike C Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm
guys check this recent compariosn clip with split screens of serie & movie on YT it awesome !!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7qwkKIZKjM

Bobcat G. Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 10:28 pm
another similarity Goku’s hair, and was written by an Asian or a person of Asian decent, Both include refrences to Journey into the West, Roshi has an Island and a house at least, Goku fights with Chi-Chi and the two get married.

differences Goku’s age and his fighting ability is more advanced in the Movie due to age, Roshi doesn’t wear a ninja turtle’s spin on his back, doesn’t have sandles or short shorts

JoseMP Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 10:41 pm
I love this list. A good way to shut up the haters with their “this is not dragonball” baby cry.

avenged Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm
The main similarity…Akira Toriyama created Dragonball and was actually involved with the film itself. He not only was in direct contact with the director the whole time I believe it was also said he was an exectuive producer.

Ren Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 11:30 pm
If you think about it, the Oozaru appearing at the eclipse is a good transition. For a live action film it would be harder (and a little more ridiculous) for him to turn into a giant ape every full moon which is like every month. This makes more sense, makes it a little more powerful and has more of an impact and something that doesn’t happen often—which also ties into him not having a tail. I don’t mind that so much. There ARE a lot of similarities, and thanks for posting and pointing them out. It’s not so far fetched as some believe. The changes are good ones for transition from anime/manga to live action.

Paul Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 11:53 pm
No Kami?

Remember a while back when they announced Ernie Hudson was going to be in the movie? Have you relised that they havent announced his role yet?

Maybe Kami IS in the movie and maybe he is played by Ernir Hudson.

I hopeee :mrgreen:

Paul Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 11:54 pm
Never mind, i just checked IMDB…

He is playing Master Mutaito

😥

binkynee Says:
February 6th, 2009 at 11:58 pm
My two cents:

Goku’s personality really does seem off. Sorry guys, that’s my opinion- not trying to rain on the parade, but from what I’ve seen, zero lines sound like the Goku we know and love.

Aaand…yeah, there’s just enough fighting to get the impression that it isn’t quite so true to the series as I would like- though I honestly wasn’t sure from the minute I heard they were doing “live action DB” about how the heck they could possibly imitate the crazy fights in DB anyway. It would be amazing if they pull it off, but I’m setting my sights low because of the incredible difficulty it would present for them. I’m thinking…nah. Not going to be as awesome. Could be wrong. I’d prefer to be. 🙂

And JP- you left out that there’s no Kuririn! lol…best friends get pushed aside so fast when there’s a love interest. Um…in this case, however, Chi Chi has got to be one of the most worked over characters in the movie. She does not resemble Chi Chi from the manga at all. Period. Zilch. Member of the “in crowd”, and girlfriend of the high school jock? Arrrg. I’m groaning here. The idea of Goku from the manga marrying someone like that is inconceivable. The worlds are so completely different…and come on. It’s just so cliche. And it’s a tad disturbing to see such a major change to the manga, and for what? Because the formula worked in Spider Man? Unpopular guy secretly in love with jock’s girlfriend? Heck, it worked for the Transformers movie, right? Ugh. (And in my opinion…it didn’t! But I digress.) But I do wonder who made that executive decision. >_< Meh. I may be in a bad mood. Think I’ll stop there. 🙂 Happy thoughts, happy thoughts….so they may ruin one of my favourite series ever, no big deal, right? There’s the remote chance this won’t suck. I have no faith, I admit, but hey, there’s still a chance. 😕 binkynee Says: February 7th, 2009 at 12:04 am Hmmm…scrolled briefly through, and I’ve got one question! Is Akira Toriyama really an executive producer on this thing? That would really cheer me up. JP…you’ve got clout, ask Fox! 😀 About the lists I noticed piling up… You guys do realize that you could include the fact this takes place on planet Earth as a similarity, right? I’m just saying. Same thing goes with the other way around. It’s just a tiny bit loopy. 🙂 Anonymous Says: February 7th, 2009 at 12:16 am ROFL Obama Says: February 7th, 2009 at 12:37 am BEN RAMSEY IS A DISGRACE TO OUR RACE!!! I WILL KILL THAT NIGGER! Anonymous Says: February 7th, 2009 at 2:43 am Wow that was soo unnecessary dude. 🙄 Edward Says: February 7th, 2009 at 2:48 am @This-Movie-Is-Going-To-Suck-Dragon-Balls: The differences are not bigger than the similarities. You would be just as pissed if Piccolo was a human, or if there were only 6 dragon balls instead of 7. You’re just to nitpicky to realize. BetaSword Says: February 7th, 2009 at 3:02 am Oozaru appears during the eclipse - Not really a difference, if there’s not the Moon Blocking the Sun for that Eclipe,and the angles with the Moon is just right. Remember:”In 5 Days, the Blood-Moon will eclipse the sun”, so that Moon might not be the Normal Moon, like the Star from the Garlic-Eps and Movie. Roshi likes women - Equals “Roshi is Hetero, but not Pervy Similarity missing: Getting hit to fly through a solid Object, as seen in the Superbowl-Ad. Ren has some good Points, as Goku originally killed his Grandfather during a Past Transformation in the Anime, and if he goes Oozaru only due to the Eclipse, it makes sense, that Gohan is still alive. Roshi teaches Goku the Kamehameha - Source? The Trailer doesn’t show that, the only Superbowl-Ad-Scene looking like that, is as he shoots a Multi-Target-Blast at cradles. But I can actually live with what I’m seeing so far, and for the most-Missing Part, Rhoshi=Pervy, well can’t they include a scene where they Climb somewhere and Roshi really want’s to be directly behind Bulma(giving some fake reason, like if someone falls, I’m gonna cath the one falling…) to look between her Legs with the goal to see her Panties. 5aucy Says: February 7th, 2009 at 3:49 am Yeah, JP… It’d be pretty time consuming, but it should also be arranged into “relevance” catagories. Like No Krillin=Relevant, whereas Bulma’s Hair isn’t blue=Not relevant. Something like that… Of course nobody would agree on that either probably. “No, Bulma’s blue hair is integral to the cohesion of the story line you bastard!” haha… SSj4 Says: February 7th, 2009 at 5:09 am @JP I think its about time we get a LOOONNG PODCAST right now!! Vegeta Says: February 7th, 2009 at 5:36 am How exactly do any of you know for certain Goku doesn’t have a tail? Vivi_from_Germany Says: February 7th, 2009 at 5:56 am The anime will be reresh. http://daizex.com/ J-Syn Says: February 7th, 2009 at 5:58 am Heres a slight difference. The Dragonballs are usually formed in a circle on the anime. In this movie they seemed to float in the air and make a “W” shape. Nitpicky but just realized it. Anonymous Says: February 7th, 2009 at 6:02 am Listening… In the Anime Dragonball the first Legend about the Dragonballs is related to Evolution! Bulma tells Goku about 7 Kings that created the Dragonballs… One Dragonball for each King! Later Kami was inserted. Teenage Goku is NOT muscular in the Anime/Manga!!! There was an interview in which the Author tells about a few persons are under another name in the movie. Maybe Kuririn or Tien! Animals in the film, like Oolong, it would be very very very absurd! sadrac Says: February 7th, 2009 at 6:24 am some people saw that goku should to be asian,not american-styled like Justin Chatwin…but how an alien from an another planet could be asian-styled??? Then Piccolo too should to be asian!!! and freezer too!!! And Clark Kent-Superman should to be asian!! 😆 It is a stupid thing. nelson18 Says: February 7th, 2009 at 7:01 am Right yesterday you gave a theory of the movie about piccolo and the sayains well i just thought of that remember in the trailer it said 7 MYSTICS BANDED TOGHTHER TO FIGHT THE INVADERS remember that james marsters did say that in the movie a very long time ago piccolo was a force of good but got into a very bad argument and was sealed away for 2000 years so it was confirmed from marsters that piccolo was a force of good so lets just say that piccolo was (in the past) a mystic of good and the invaders that was mentioned in the trailer were the sayains also plus if the invader was piccolo it would of said that 7 MYSTICS BANDED TOGHETHER TO FIGHT THE INVADER NOT THE INVADERS WItCH ARE THE SAYAINS also there are only 6 mystics in the trailer leaving piccolo to be the seventh and also saying they created the dragonballs but because piccolo was the only one to have the power to create a dragonballs have you ever wonderd how it said 7 MYSTICS BANDED TOGHETHER TO FIGHT THE INVADER THEY CREATED THE DRAGONBALLS and they are 7 mystics and 7 dragonballs so piccolo created a dragonballs resembeling the 7 mystics and with 7 dragonballs so when the sayains came to earth piccolo fought the sayains and the other 6 mystics saw the evil inside piccolo and they had a massive argument even james marsters said that when piccolo was good he got into an argument so because piccolo so the mystics took the dragonball off piccolo…………………… piccolo gets angry and creats his own demon race (that is why he is known as the demon king) and fight the mystics with his demons until mutaito seeled him away from 2000 years. going back abit maybe the saiyans tell piccolo, before they die, that one day they will bring the apocalypse when the worlds eclipse. If saiyans were good at astrology they would have sent goku to earth so he would be at his physical peak when the eclipse happened. and remember soome time ago when it said that piccolo will tell goku that he is a sayain and that leads him into Oozaru but if that is true how would piccolo know that goku was a sayain? THINK ABOUT IT GUYS MAYBE MY THEOREY IS TRUE SO IN THE FILM IT SEEMS THE PROFECY IS THAT A WARRIOR FROM A DISTANT PLANNET WOULD BE SENT TO DESTROY EARTH PEOPLE SEE IT AS PICCOLO BUT PICCOLO REVEALS IT IS REALY GOKU AND TELLS HIM ABOUT THE BATTLE WITH THE SAYAINS 2000 YEARS AGO IT IS REALY GOKU THAT IS STICKING TRUE TO THE MANGA BECAUSE GOKUS DESTINY WAS TO DESTROY EARTH ALSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT DID SAY THAT IN THE PRESS REVIEW LINKED WITH THE LEGEND OF THE DRAGONBALL IS GOKUS OWN MYSTERIOUS PAST WHAT COULD THAT POSSIBILY MEAN APART FROM WHAT I JUST SAID. BUT WERE ONLY GONNA HAGT TO WAIT UNTIL THE FILM IS OUT. sorry for the long comment adam and other commenters i just needed to let this go KRAN Says: February 7th, 2009 at 7:12 am Okay just wait for the movie, all you guys are biased wether your a supporter or hater… We all didnt see the movie YET so we can say its good or bad… On a other JP if your saying the movie is tue to the manga… Then isnt that a bad thing? Movies who are way too true are usualy the ones that suck… Edward Says: February 7th, 2009 at 8:11 am @ nelson18: I like your speculation, but for the meantime, we’ll just say you’re neither right or wrong. I like what you’ve said, don’t get me wrong, it’s just, a big theory. Dan_The_Dragon Says: February 7th, 2009 at 8:55 am if this is a american Dragonball why have a JAPANESE girl sing the theme music for the movie. Chi-Chi is miss popular dating a jock whos a bully, thats just a copy from man other movies we seen already nothing original. the screen writer never thought to do something different. alot of you guys forgot this GOKU dont even have blue eyes, Justin Chatwin has blue eyes. JP there is much more Differences then what you have there Son Goku Says: February 7th, 2009 at 9:32 am Goku goes to school kills EVERYTHING in Dragon Ball… But, let’s see this… Where’s Pilaf? Red Ribbon? Kurilin? TenShimHam? Chaos? Yragirobe? Master Karin? Mr. Popo? Pual? ChiChi’s Father? Goku Kill Gohan in Ooozaru form? What’s the problem with the old bald and beard Master Kame? And Piccolo with his Arabian costume and his antennas(Why change this?Explain)? Man, Goku go to school is so IDIOT… WTF!!!!Bulma is courageous? She has fear of her own shadow in the manga! Goku never go to scholl, and NEVER has been bullied! ChiChi in School, o came on! What is that Tournament? They made the WORST stadium EVER! What’s is this “spiritual awaking” that I reader in one interview? Dragon Ball, don’t have “spiritual power”(This is YuYu Hakusho) Dragon Ball has just the spiritual bomb and is learned by Goku after Dies in the hands of Piccolo to kill his Brother Raditz, and has nothing with this saga! Man, goku in a Bike? WTH? They are complete crazy! We have a moment that aper Kame is healing someone, with this confirm they are joking with us! Man this move has SO much differences that I can talk for a year… 😆 Anonymous Says: February 7th, 2009 at 10:21 am @sadrac yep dude, every godly superpowered alien should be in fact a white guy. Other secondary and weaker characters should be played by asians, latins and black people Rareware Says: February 7th, 2009 at 11:50 am Hiho, First of all. This is an alternativ Dragonball - Universe. The movie depends on the manga/anime but they decided to do the “what if?” thing. What if Goku s journey with the dragonballs started when he was like 16 or 18? Would he have gone to school? Because of he s different, would the other people recognize that? in that case his charakter would maybe change a bit ?. Bulma is a strong person. In the Manga she just decidet to search for the dragonball for her own.she s taff and intelligent and in this universe she s a bit more armored 😉 Roshi .. hm well, roshi s gokus mentor and that s his main charakteristic Also Goku could get a tail after transforming to oozaru for the first time. maybe he ll have one after that happens in the movie. about the abilities they can use. i dont mind if they use abilities they used later on in the manga/anime. as this is an altered universe things are a bit different. you just have to look at this movie from that point of view. i think a lot of comic adaptions are settled in a differend universe than the original. that s just because, in this case, the manga is a very huge story and they had to put that in a 1.30 hour movie. so of course they could not put in every aspect. it s a new story that depends on dragonball. there is no problem with that and as listet there are a lot of similarities but also differences. nice list, thanks. Rareware Says: February 7th, 2009 at 11:54 am sorry for my spelling, english s not my native language TekkZero Says: February 7th, 2009 at 11:58 am how about Goku been a Nerd? and ChiChi been Paris Hilton? and Teto and other shit characters instead of Kuririn, Chaozu and Tenshin-han? fireman Says: February 7th, 2009 at 12:35 pm @sadrac u are an idiot not all aliens are white people. to be honest i wish Goku was played by an asian-american person but i aint surprise they choose a white guy to play Goku but i admit Justin Chatin looks like Goku and i also think asian-american actor Sung Kang looks like Goku too. but anyway Justin Chatin i believe will do good cause he looks so focus to play the character right. now to the people keep on saying sayian are white people it shows how ignorante you are. sadrac next time keep your smelly mouth shut next time. Anonymous Says: February 7th, 2009 at 1:56 pm in my opinion that asshole james wong should have changed nothing about this movie. i hope he comes on this blog and see us hating. cant stand this fucking shit anymore. i swear that i will grow up to become a famous film director and will direct/ produce/ fuckin score this whole thing the way its supposed to be. i dont care anymore say what you will. they killed it. they killed it for me, my brother, and everyone i know that like dragonball. besides you few people her on this sit, noone likes this piece of shit. i laughed at the cheesey trailer, and just the fact that master roshi isnt old bothers me. im sick of everyone fuck you all 5aucy Says: February 7th, 2009 at 3:05 pm Wow the ammount of bigotry and intolerance coming from people here is crazy. Take a chill pill. I would be a lot less agreeable if they were making a live action TV series. They aren’t, it’s a 100min movie. Even in 3 hours they couldn’t fit in everything yall want. It’s too dynamic for film. Too many strong personalities and story twists to do in a single film. So get over it. Really, how can anyone let a movie get to them like this? Brad Says: February 7th, 2009 at 4:18 pm “Oozaru appears during the eclipse” I like. No more of that lame werewolf full moon crap. Movies starting to look pretty good. Agreed, saucy. People freak out and throw a fit just because they dont get to see the exact same thing regurgitated again? Changes have to be made when condensing an entire series into a movie. To me these changes are welcome. Demetri J Says: February 7th, 2009 at 9:45 pm Kame, when I read your list, I couldn’t finish. I swear I almost started to cry. If This movie sucks balls, go to db-lam-protest.forumotion.com and sighn the petition to cancel it. It has more than 1000 votes. Benito Juárez Says: February 7th, 2009 at 10:59 pm I am with you Kame. 5aucy Says: February 8th, 2009 at 12:35 am Demetri J, almost started to cry? wtf dude. See a psychiatrist and pick up a sport or some fulfilling hobby. And someone please do the math… 1000 votes… 6 billion people wordldwide… 1000 votes at $10 a ticket = $10,000. Good luck with that… What a waste of time. jcott Says: February 8th, 2009 at 1:31 am also include NO krillin and NO tien the stong one Says: February 8th, 2009 at 2:37 am is it me or does Mai remind you of Mystique from X-men movies Gosha Says: February 8th, 2009 at 7:06 pm There are MORE similarities than differences. You can’t argue with that. Now, people are just nitpicking which is childish really. we all have an opinion and a right to that but seriously, some of these comments are pathetic. GO DBE, GO!!! :mrgreen: Anonymous Says: February 8th, 2009 at 10:32 pm Goku is not a kid Krillin isn’t there Puar isn’t there Turtle isn’t there Emperor Pilaf isn’t there Shu isn’t there And probably much more that I’m missing. rhynoholter Says: February 8th, 2009 at 11:03 pm You know what I realized? The Carey Fuller character? Played by Texas Battle? He could be the Krillin in the movie. Think about it… Krillin was Goku’s rival in martial arts school. He was mean in the beginning. Carey (if what I read is true) will be Goku’s rival in actual school. He’ll be mean in the movie. I am still looking forward to the movie. Forget the haters. Your complaining and nitpicking of the small things only show how immature you are, what kind of fan you are. Unless I see myself that the movie sucks, I refuse to be an arrogant asshole who has to have everything down to the last detail before I can think of it being close to the source. Didn’t they make (BIG) changes in other live-action adaptations that were applauded? What makes this movie different? Hypocritics. Dragon ball / dragonball:EVOLUTION , Diferencias / SIMILITUDES XD « Japan is Here v2~ Says: February 9th, 2009 at 12:34 am [...] FUENTE : DBMB [...] sadrac Says: February 9th, 2009 at 10:44 am @fireman tell me when i talked about you, men? why are you attacking me?I never done this,but simply saw that ‘it is a stupid thing’. Simply i am saying that in the general point of view an humanoid-alien is rapresented by a white man.That’s all andy Says: February 9th, 2009 at 7:21 pm wahahahhaha u wish those were the only differences man…u wish jon Says: February 10th, 2009 at 5:12 pm dude why do people hate this movie? they keep saying its because it destroys dragonball but 80% of the movie is true to the story. also they can’t add everyone because it needs to be within 2 hours or so. also i’ve seen the script don’t ask me how but i have and pilaf might be in it i saw his name and most of the movie is like the show. all im saying is see the movie before you guys bitch and cry fireman Says: February 10th, 2009 at 9:41 pm @sadrac the reason i attacked you is because what you said cause you was applying that Goku cant be an asian person. im not against a white person playing but it seems like you feel Goku is solely should be white. RockStarShuichi Says: February 11th, 2009 at 3:32 am After seeing the trailer at first a had my doubts., but after realizing it’s a different take on dragonball I become open minded and it looks very interesting ….I was mad about the little things but realize I whole new generation will be watching this and this new take will get more people to like dragonball….they may even like the movie so much they watch the anime…. plus a different take isn’t really that bad….alot of people have seen DB and know all about it..maybe they want something fresh and new….. a dragonball for the next generation., thats kinda what this movie is….and with that in mind I myself got over the things that got me mad about this movie…heck it might even help anime out… who knows…. so with that in mind and me being I die hard db fan.., I will see this movie…heck I’m even going to dress up when I go see it. no need to get bent out of shape over a movie…. Anonymous Says: February 13th, 2009 at 8:44 pm Difference: no senzu beans to heal the fighters. [Cinema] Dragon Ball Evolution - Deferenças e Semelhanças. « Mestre Mágico Blog Says: February 14th, 2009 at 6:57 pm [...] acordo com o Blog Dragon Ball Evolution, foram divulgados as semelhanças e diferenças entre a versão Live-action e a versão Original [...] Rafael C.P. Says: February 15th, 2009 at 12:54 am “Mai works for Piccolo” Wrong, she works for Pilaf in the anime and manga versions. Thus, not a similarity. Andrew Says: February 19th, 2009 at 8:39 am If they were to introduce Kami then they would have to put in Kami’s lookout which would be hard….also this is an ADAPTATION so things are obviously changed….also its hard to make a whole 150 (or so) episodes into 1 movie.. Scott Says: April 6th, 2009 at 9:07 am wooooooow!!!!! Differences- -Goku doesnt kill his grandfather mai does. -Goku doesnt transform at the sight of the fullmoon. -Goku doesnt kill his grandfather while in his ape form osarou or wtf ever. -Goku meets up with bulma and she’s fighting him and with a gun WTF!!! -NO puar, Krillin, OX king, Tien, Choittsu, oolong, emperor pilaf, Mr. Turtle, the dog wtf ever his name was. -Bulma says she wants the dragonball 5 star so she can become famous making energy out of it instead of knowing that there were 7 and making a dragon radar so she can find all 7 so that she can make a wish that she meets the man of her dreams. -Yamtcha isnt introduced as desert bandit that kills people and steals all ther cash or having a weakness around pretty women or have the wolf fangs fist using it to figth with goku. -Goku is to be 12 when he fights king piccolo not 18 also hes like 3 ft 5 or 6. -Mai can shapeshift wich i assume she does this from somehow using the bllod she stole form chi chi to make a formula to shapeshift into her wich is random. -Chichi dosnt have a similar outift at all gokue and chi chi dont randomly meet where gokus saving her life form a giant dinosaur. -There are no dinosaurs its like there on a differnt planet form the fact that it seemed like they were on a differnt planet form earth anyways. -Master roshi looks l=nothing like mast roshi -Master roshi dosnt live on a secluded island out in the ocean he dosnt have a house and it isnt pink -Master roshi isnt the turtle hermit so no turtle shell and he dosnt have Mr. turtle. -Master roshi dosnt five goku a cloud called nimbus when they first meet. -Master roshi teches goku how to use the kamehameha with candles even tho goku learned how to do it while watching master roshi use the kamehameha to remove the fire form around the ox king chichi’s father’s castle -Goku doesnt train with master roshi and with krillin and enter the world martial arts tournament. -Goku dosnt have a tail so he cant transform into osaruo or wtf ever the ape tranformation is called. -Piccolo was supposed to have been realesed by mai the dog and emperor pilaf but nope hes comes to earth from space. wich he didnt do since he is the evil half of kame that kame split out of himself so that he could become the gaurdian of earth. -NO Red Ribbon Army the FUCK!! WELL THIS LIST GOES ON FOREVER I COULD PROBABLY MAKES THIS LIST 15X LONGER OF THE BS THEY LEFT OUT OR SERIOUSLY CHANGED ALSO SOMEONE SAID THAT THIS WAS AALTERNAT REALTY A WHAT IF. kinda like what happens with the cell ark??????????????????????????????? wow im just so frustrated after reading like 1k difernt comments on this movie i cant type what i wana say so ill leav it as this. 👿 👿 👿 👿 👿 👿 👿