Takao Koyama and Makoto Koyama Dragon Ball Screenwriting Panel at Waku Waku NYC (Part 1 of 2)


Last week, I attended Waku Waku NYC. This brand-new convention was located in Brooklyn, New York and was held on August 29-30, 2015.  The panel here featured Takao Koyama (小山 高生), screenwriter for dozens of Dragon Ball Z episodes, 13  DBZ movies, Dr. Slump, and more. His son, Makoto Koyama (小山 真), was also a featured guest. He began his scriptwriting career in 2009, and he has worked on shows such as Saint Seiya Omega and Dragon Ball Super. I attended the panel as I find myself with a new interest in DBZ. The new movies have been part of the reason behind that, but I’ve gone back and rewatched the old DBZ show. So far, I’ve only managed to complete the Saiyan arc, but that storyline is still thoroughly enjoyable after all of these years.

The following is a transcript of the panel and of the separate Q&A session that followed the screening of the movie Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan. The panel itself was held at Verboten. As an aside, the featured guests were okay with attendees recording and taking photographs of the panel, but not of the screening of the movie (obviously).


Continue reading