May 19

Official “Dragon Ball Super” Website, Twitter, OP/ED Theme Revealed

Toei Animation has launched the official website for the upcoming July 2015 TV Series Dragon Ball Super at the domain www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/dragon_s/. Below is a screenshot capture of the website at its current state, revealing the series director as Chioka Kimitoshi, and the opening and ending theme songs for the series will be performed by Yoshii Kazuya and Good Morning America.DBSuperWebsiteAnnouncementThe official twitter account for the series has been established as @DB_super2015 , where they will officially announce and address various pieces of future information for the series.

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Kazuya Yoshii, the lead vocalist for the band The Yellow Monkey, will produce the opening theme for Dragon Ball Super. Good Morning America has recently contributed to one of Dragon Ball Kai’s ending themes with “Dear Zarathustra” and the group will return once again to produce a new ending theme for Dragon Ball Super. The title name for the opening has been revealed as “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!!” (chōzetsu meaning transcendence, excellence, superiority) and the ending will be titled ““Hello Hello Hello” which was confirmed through Toei Animation on the official Dragon Ball Kai website. The official announcements for these theme songs took place at the “Triad Rocks” music event in Tokyo today. Good Morning America and Goku also had the chance to celebrate with a Kamehameha!

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Toei Animation announced the production of Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Dragon Ball Super will begin in syndication on Sunday mornings on Fuji TV in Japan on July 5, 2015. No information has been given regarding an international release. Although there is no definitive answer as to where exactly Dragon Ball Super will “fit into the Dragon Ball timeline”, we do know that Dragon Ball Super will, “follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace”, and will be, “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”. 

May 18

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE DLC 3 Release Date

It’s been close to a month since we heard anything about Dragon Ball XENOVERSE DLC PACKAGE 3, but now Namco Bandai has broken silence on regards to the release date. Confirming the date June 9th, 2015 is when DLC 3 will be available for download in Japan. Namco Bandai has specified they had been aiming for a May 2015 release, but wanted to give everyone better quality on the XENOVERSE pack. It is unknown if June 9th will also be the release for North America and Europe, but June 9th is the current estimate for availability.

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While we wait for the next DLC, Namco Bandai has announced two special campaigns for XENOVERSE online players. Starting with the Score Bonus Campaign from May 21st to May 27th and then the  Zeni Bonus Campaign from May 28th to June 3rd. In the Score Bonus Campaign, players will earn 25% more points for completing parallel quests. The score is 25% amplified and can level up your created character efficiently. It ends May 27th. On May 28th the Zeni Bonus Campaign will begin, and players will earn 25% more zeni than normal. Zeni is the in-game currency used to purchase capsules, clothes, moves, techniques, accessories, and items.

DLC 3 is confirmed to include the following content:

• 4 Playable Characters: Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta, Golden Frieza and Jaco the Galactic Patroller
• 5 Parallel Quests
• 2 Masters: Jaco the Galactic Patroller & Elder Kai
• 8 Masters Quests
• 14 Moves
• 2 Costumes: Turtle Hermit & Gohan’s Tracksuit
• 2 New Accessories: Tagoma’s Scouter & Turtle Hermit set
• 7 Z-Souls

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Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE is available in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia. It was developed by Dimps, and is available on Playstation 3,Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC by way of Steam. Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE was released in Japan on February 5th, 2015, and for European/Australasia on consoles and PC/Steam users Feb 27, and Feb 24 for North and South America.

May 17

Dragon Ball Super Manga Adaption Announced

The new Dragon Ball television series Dragon Ball Super was announced to receive a manga adaption in the latest June issue of V-Jump, which hits selves officially on May 21st. The manga will be written by series creator Akira Toriyama and illustrated by Toyotarō, who is also the author of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission and the recent manga adaption of Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F. The manga will be released within future V-Jump issues exclusively. Unlike the show which will run weekly, this manga will run monthly and it is unknown how it will adapt. Whether it will be a promotional preview of future scenes or a collective of important scenes from the show is yet to be confirmed. The manga is scheduled to be published two weeks prior to the TV series premiere.

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A message from the V-Jump editorial staff member Victory Uchida describes his view on the announcement

ナゾに満ちたまったく新しい「DB」!!

突如発表されたTVアニメ最新作!!コレにはボクもビックりトリーだ!!いったいどんな物語になるのかは、まったくナゾなんだけど…みんなの期待を超えるのはマチガイないッ!!!


A Completely New “Dragon Ball”, Full of Mystery!!

The latest TV animation was suddenly announced!! That was a Victory-surprise, even for me!! What on Earth will the story be? It’s such a mystery… There’s no doubt it will exceed everyone’s expectations!!!

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Toei Animation announced the production of Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Dragon Ball Super will begin in syndication on Sunday mornings on Fuji TV in Japan on July 5, 2015. No information has been given regarding an international release. Although there is no definitive answer as to where exactly Dragon Ball Super will “fit into the Dragon Ball timeline”, we do know that Dragon Ball Super will, “follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace”, and will be, “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”. 

May 09

Japan Officially Declares May 9 as “Goku Day”!

The Japan Anniversary Association has “officially” declared May 9 as “Goku Day”! Interestingly enough, the Dragon Ball manga/anime states that today is Piccolo Day. The number “5” in Japanese is read “go” and “ku” is one form of saying the number “9”, though under normal circumstances it would be read “kyuu”. Together, it makes a pun. “59”, (normally read “gojuukyuu” in Japanese), is made to be “goku”, fitting for May 9th (5/9). This is also not the first time this joke was made. In the period of rest before the Cell Games, Goku was seen wearing a jacket with the number 59 on it!

2015年4月18日公開の映画『ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」』の配給会社である東映株式会社が制定。鳥山明氏原作のコミック「ドラゴンボール」のアニメ作品である「ドラゴンボールZ」の面白さと、その主人公の「悟空」というキャラクターの魅力をさらに多くの方に知ってもらうのが目的。日付は5と9を「ご(5)くう(9)」と読む語呂合わせから。


Established by Toei Incorporated, distributors of the film Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, which premiered April 18th. The purpose is to let even more people know about the fun of the anime series Dragon Ball Z (based on the Dragon Ball comic by Akira Toriyama), and the charm of its protagonist “Son Goku”. The date comes from a pun on 5 and 9: Go (5) Ku (9).

Translation courtesy of Kanzenshuu

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*UPDATE: Masako Nozawa’s comments following the announcement of Goku Day!*

MC: What were your thoughts when you heard that “Goku Day” was officially recognized?
I was incredibly happy! Before I saw this registration card, I just thought the staff at Toei had gone “it’s 5/9, so let’s make it Goku Day”. So seeing this registration card and that it’s actually something official was a real shock! When I told the staff that, they went “Obviously we couldn’t have just gone and decided it on our own!” (laughs)

MC: What led to you getting cast as Son Goku?
I was chosen in auditions. They auditioned a lot of other people too of course, but apparently when creator Akira Toriyama-sensei heard my voice, even without seeing my name he instantly picked me. It’s amazing that I’ve been voicing him for 19 [sic] years now.

MC: I heard you talked with Toriyama-sensei during the last film, Battle of Gods. What’s he like?
He’s really friendly and easy to talk to. I had heard before from people at Shueisha about howSensei immediately picked me during auditions, and when I asked the man himself about it, he told me yeah, that’s how it went. That made me really happy; I treasure it even now.

Talking with Sensei was a lot of fun. All sorts of things pop up when you have a conversation with him. I’d like to cut open his head and check out his brain (laughs). I bet his brain’s totally different than yours or mine. It’s amazing that he could think up the world of Dragon Ball!

MC: What did you think about voicing three characters (Goku, Gohan, and Goten)?
It’s a new record! They’re all lead parts or semi-lead parts, so in the real world it’d be impossible.

When I read the script for the first episode with Gohan, at the spot where it said “Son Goku: Masako Nozawa” I thought that the “Masako Nozawa” was a bit misaligned, and that nobody’s name was written under “Gohan”. So I asked the staff about it, and the conversation went like this: “There’s a name written there!” “No there isn’t!” “See, right there!” “Huh, you mean me?” “Yes!” “Then you should have centered it better! It’s too close to Goku!” (laughs)

The producer (Kozo Morishita, currently chairmen of the board for Toei Animation) told me that Toriyama-sensei picked me for the role of Gohan as well. I’m really glad about that. And apparently it was the same with Goten. I wondered whether it was alright having me play so many roles, but I wouldn’t have gotten there without everyone’s support. I’m happy to have been given the opportunity to perform three different roles.

MC: The new TV series Dragon Ball Super starts in July! What’s your outlook for the future?
I don’t know what the story will be like, but with a name like “Super”, I bet it’ll be super fun, with super amazing battles. After all, 超 is normally read as “Chou”, but here it’s “Super” (laughs)! I’m holding out hope for the next movie too, maybe even before Toriyama-sensei is (laughs). Don’t just leave it at Goku, Gohan, and Goten; from here on out, please raise a bigger and bigger “Dragon Ball family”.

ALL information above has been provided by the Kanzenshuu staff

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Masako Nozawa, the Japanese voice actress of Goku, attended an event after a screening of the recently released movie Dragon Ball Z: Revival of ‘F’ in Shinjuku this Saturday to celebrate the new day! In addition, the official website dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Dragon Ball was updated with an image (above) on its website to celebrate the announcement, as well as a new logo for upcoming memorabilia. The logo will also used to promote a commemorative 30th anniversary of Dragon Ball book. No release date has been given at this time. Once again we thank Kanzenshuu for the additional info and translated content!

May 08

Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection F” International Trailers

A variety of internationally subtitled and dubbed trailers for “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'” have been posted on YouTube. The first “Resurrection ‘F'” trailer officially subtitled and promoted for Australia & New Zealand cinemas was uploaded from the Madman YouTube channel, Australia’s largest Anime and Manga distributor. A tentative 2015 release date for Australia & New Zealand was given.

Neofilms, a Hong Kong cinema distributor, has produced a Chinese-and-English-subtitled “Resurrection ‘F'” trailer with a planned release for Hong Kong theaters on May 21st, 2015.

The Brazilian Branch of 20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for their Portuguese Dub of “Resurrection ‘F'”. Slated to hit theaters in Brazil June 18th, 2015.

In case you missed it, a Latin America dubbed trailer of “Resurrection ‘F'” was officially uploaded by 20th Century Fox as well.

Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (Revival of ‘F’ – Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection ‘F’” ) released in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015. It has also been stated by 20th Century Fox that the movie is coming to theaters in Mexico, sometime in April. Unlike the previous film which had an alternative English title (Kami to Kami/Battle of Gods) this film currently does not have a supplementary English title listed on the movie poster. “Resurrection ‘F’” will be centered around the revival of Freeza. Toriyama stated that he, “deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal”, and he is writing it, “as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization.” “Resurrection ‘F’” will be receiving its respective English dub this summer, though no specific date has been announced. A subtitled world premiere of the film came to Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2015. “Revival of ‘F’ will be screening in 74 countries worldwide, beginning with Hong Kong and Taiwan on May 21, 2015.

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