CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA! Nani ga okite mo kibun wa heno-heno kappa!
A brand new scan from Shonen Jump magazine confirms the very first Japanese theme song for Dragon Ball Z to be in Dragon Ball Ultimate Blast! As part of an original opening video, the song will be performed by the original artist, Hironobu Kageyama, who had his masterpiece forever immortalized back on April 26, 1989 when the first episode of Dragon ball Z aired. You can check him out performing the song as part of a 2006 performance below the scan.
To be clear just in case, Dragon Ball Ultimate Blast is the same game as Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi. At this point in time, the only confirmed differences are the title. We predict the music will be different as well due to licensing issues. We’ve heard it happen in past Dragon Ball games. In other words, we doubt “Cha-La Head-Cha-La” will make it to the North America or European version of the game, but only time will tell if that’s true.
The scan also shows character customization, but Namco Bandai Games Europe and Namco Bandai Games America had announced that last week in a nice trailer.
Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi (or Dragon Ball: Ultimate Blast in Japan), formerly known as Dragon Ball Game Project Age 2011, is a 3D fighting game in development by Spike. The game features beautiful 3D graphics, 30 minutes worth of anime-style cutscenes, free roaming action, boss battles, pursuits, hidden missions, and character creation. Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi is scheduled to be released October 25 in North America, October 28th in Europe, and December 8th in Japan for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3. To learn more about the game, check out prior posts on Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi.