Dragon Ball Z’s Saiyan Saga gets hilarious low-budget live-action project

Aparna Ukil
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It’s November 20, 2023, and on the same date in 1984, Shonen Jump Magazine saw the release of Dragon Ball’s first chapter. So, what could be a better day to pay tribute to the massive franchise through a fan-made video?

The anime and manga industry has undoubtedly given us several big franchises, including Dragon Ball. The DB franchise not only impressed the fandom but has also inspired many authors, directors, and celebrities to implement similar elements in their performances/projects.

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People who don’t even watch anime or read manga are also familiar with the name Goku. Interestingly, he is an anime character who has been a motivation for fitness enthusiasts.

Dragon Ball was already famous because of its character development, art style, and humor, but when it received the Saiyan Saga, it became a global phenomenon. Well, what if we say that a group of comedians on YouTube has released a hilarious live-action video centered around that story arc?

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Mega64 releases a short DBZ live-action video

Mega64 is a YouTube channel run by three people: Derrick Acosta, Shawn Chatfield, and Derrick Acosta. The channel contains comedy videos, public skits, podcasts, and gaming news. And now, it grabbed more attention from every subscriber, especially the ones who watch anime. That’s because the team released a trailer on November 17, 2023, featuring the Saiyan warriors flaunting their fancy hair and costumes.

We also get a glimpse of basketballs painted as the Capsules in which Vegeta and Nappa arrived on Earth. Honestly, seeing the costume design and the actors’ expressions made it hard for us to get a hold of our waves of laughter.

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You would be definitely shocked after learning that this is not the first time Mega64 has included the re-enacted Dragon Ball video in its library. Previously, the team had made us laugh our hearts out by giving us videos on Majin Buu Saga, Frieza Saga, and Cell Saga from DBZ, out of which the latter gained the most popularity.

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The trailer is fantastic, but the whole video will be released on November 20, 2023, on Mega64’s YouTube channel.

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How to watch Crunchyroll from outside your location in 2023

Crunchyroll is the world’s best hub for streaming anime, whether it’s One PieceAttack on Titan, or Jujutsu Kaisen – and thanks to ExpressVPN, you can access the platform’s full library even if you’re outside the US.

If you’re abroad, here’s what you need to do to access Crunchyroll’s full selection – and it really is this simple:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN, which has ultra-fast servers and offers a secure, private connection wherever you are in the world
  2.  Connect to a location anywhere in the US; Express VPN allows you to choose from 24 different spots, from New Jersey to Santa Monica
  3.  Visit Crunchyroll online and start streaming all of your favorite animes – and perhaps some you’ve never watched

Accessing Crunchyroll’s US roster makes a difference; for example, Hong Kong users only have access to less than 100 titles, while the US has nearly 1,000 movies and TV shows.

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You can also stream anime on Crunchyroll for free with an ad-supported plan, or you can pay for a subscription – there’s even a 14-day free trial if you can’t quite make up your mind.

You can check out our other anime coverage here.

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About The Author

Aparna is a Writer at Dexerto and focuses her content on everything Anime. Besides this, she also enjoys watching the latest TV shows and movies explicitly falling under the horror genre. She started her professional journey in the retail industry but her admiration for films and TV shows pulled her into the field of entertainment writing where she has experience writing for various well-known publishers including Otakukart, Sportskeeda and Game Revolution.