Kame-Sennin's design was inspired by the character of Kami-sama from Toriyama's previous manga Dr. Slump , [ vol. 2 :afterword] and accordingly was originally voiced by Kōhei Miyauchi ,  who also voiced Kami-sama in the original Dr. Slump anime. Miyauchi's final acting session before he died was for episode 260 of Dragon Ball Z , which he recorded only 3 months before his death. Kame-Sennin is voiced by Hiroshi Masuoka from episode 288 of Dragon Ball Z onward,  in Dragon Ball GT and the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour film . He is voiced by Kinya Aikawa in the 10th anniversary movie ,  and by Masaharu Satō in the thirteenth Dragon Ball Z movie and all media following Dragon Ball Kai .  In the Ocean dub, he is voiced by Michael Donovan , Ian James Corlett , Peter Kelamis , Don Brown , and Terry Klassen at various points. Dean Galloway voices him in the Blue Water dub, while Mike McFarland voices him in the Funimation dub. He is portrayed by Chow Yun-fat in the American live-action film Dragonball Evolution ; his voice was dubbed over by Tsutomu Isobe in the Japanese version.
In April 14, 2006, a "Dragon Box: The Movies" DVD box was released. This release contained all 17 Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z theatrical features, containing 8 DVDs in total, along with a book, and two scouters in the form of walkie-talkies. The video and audio are remastered; however, the video is cropped to 16:9 (widescreen) and contains less picture than the full-screen versions. This is a common occurrence for films from Toei based on long-running and popular TV series (See Saint Seiya, Fist of the North Star, and One Piece).