An article about Ayumi Hamasaki with Dragon Ball
Oh Yes, i feel like want to smack Akira Toriyama's head because i don't like his version of Ayu's cartoon, i prefer Ayupan! :P
Popular manga-ka Toriyama Akira has been commissioned to draw an illustration of J-pop queen Hamasaki Ayumi (30, profile) for her latest single
The connection of course is that "Rule" is the theme song for the global release of "Dragonball," the Hollywood adaptation of Toriyama's mega-popular manga.
The first pressing of the single will be printed with the image of Hamasaki as the character Goku on both the CD and an accompanying DVD. It is the first time for Toriyama to create an original illustration for a recording artist. He said, "Actually I'm really not good at caricatures, and for a while I regretted taking on this job.
"Hamasaki-san has so many fans and I hope they don't get angry that the image doesn't resemble her!" Called "Dragonball Evolution" for its Japan release, the movie opens in Japan on March 13. The double-A side single "Rule/Sparkle" goes on sale February 25.
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Source: Japan Zone Entertainment News