With dozens of episodes to watch, Dragon Ball Z’s Majin Buu saga is far, far too long to sit through in today’s fast-paced age. Fortunately, Mega64 has managed to condense the entire storyline into a more digestible 10-minute package that cleverly uses a low budget to create some convincing special effects. Almost.
The big difference here is that right at the end–spoilers for anyone who hasn’t watched the Majin Buu saga since it aired in 1994–is that Goku receives the energy for his Spirit Bomb attack from Hideo Kojima, Gabe Newell, Hideki Kamiya, Hironobu Sakaguchi, and Fernando Jay Huerto AKA young Ken Kutaragi.
Like previous Dragon Ball Z videos, the Mega64 effort takes a hand-crafted approach to every aspect of the project, from costumes to special effects. Who needs expensive Adobe After Effects visuals when you can replicate an energy attack with an exercise ball and some lens trickery?