Aug 25

Podcast Episode #010

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ set record-breaking box office numbers in North America. In this episode, Anthony and Anthony (A.D.C Art Attack) discuss the film’s English dub, and also bring you an interview conducted by Anthony with Sean Schemmel at the Resurrection ‘F’ NYC premiere on August 3. A big thanks to Scott at FUNimation for making this possible!

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Podcast Description:

In episode #010 of the Dragon Ball Insider Podcast, Anthony is joined by artist Anthony Cavanagh, more commonly known as A.D.C Art Attack (@adcartattack) from Instagram. Anthony and Anthony discuss all things Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. Be sure to listen to not only our thoughts, but also hear an interview we conducted with none other than the voice of Goku, Sean Schemmel, at the Resurrection ‘F’ NYC Red Carpet Premiere! (Just a heads up, the interview was recorded in mono!) This one’s a bit longer than the rest, but totally worth the listen. Enjoy!

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Aug 21

“Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden” Pre-Order Bonus

Bandai Namco has announced bonus content for those who pre-order Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden before its release date on October 20, 2015. More details were specified on it’s official GameStop page.
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Pre-order Dragonball Z Extreme Butoden and receive Early Access to 6 Support Characters including:

  • Kid Goku
  • Baby Goku
  • Super Vegito
  • Garlic Jr.
  • Kid Gohan
  • Meta-Cooler

*While Supplies Last.

Online Customers: Code will be emailed within 2 business days after your order ships.

Store / In-Store Pickup Customers: Code will be printed on your receipt at time of purchase.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is a 2-D fighting game with fast-paced, hard-hitting action game featuring over 100 characters from the Dragon Ball Z universe.

Aug 20

North American Resurrection ‘F’ Home Release Coming October 20

FUNimation has announced the home video release fo the Dragon Ball Z 2015 movie, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. The home video release is available for pre-order today, and can be done so by visiting FUNimation’s website. The film will be available in three packages: A BD/DVD combo pack ($34.98), standalone DVD ($29.98), and also a Collector’s Edition ($59.98). All of these will be released on October 20, 2015. The UK home release is also available for pre-order.

The Collector’s Edition comes packed with a bunch of extra goodies, all of which includes the following:

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Upgrade your collection to the next level, with the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (SSGSS) Collector’s Edition! This definitive release is a must have for every Dragon Ball Z fan – featuring exclusive, premium packaging and a set of four (4) holographic Frieza Force propaganda postcards.

  • Feature Film (95 minutes)
  • Over 50 minutes of extra features, including:
  • The Voices of Dragon Ball Z (in-the-booth “making of” footage)
  • The Return of Dragon Ball Z (cast interviews & red carpet footage)
  • Exclusive, premium packaging – including clear o-card and digipack
  • Set of four (4) holographic Frieza Force propaganda postcards

The BD/DVD and the Collector’s Edition will also come with the following special features:

  • The Voices of Dragon Ball Z: They’re Back!
  • The Return of Dragon Ball Z
  • Textless Closing Song
  • U.S. Trailer
  • Trailers

UPDATE: Press Release

FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 20 HOME VIDEO RELEASE DATE FOR $8.4M BLOCKBUSTER DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ FILM

Home Video Now Available for Pre-Order at DragonBallZ.com

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 20, 2015. On the heels of a record-breaking theatrical run, FUNimation Entertainment announced today that the home video release of the anime film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will be available on digital HD starting October 9 and at retail outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada starting October 20. Three SKUs of the home video will be released and are currently available for pre-order at DragonBallZ.com. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” screened in more than 1,000 theaters during its official theatrical run from August 4 – 12. In the wake of phenomenal box office receipts and winning a spot on the Top 10 list of highest grossing domestic anime films of all time, select theaters extended the release through August 17. In total, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” grossed an $8.4 Million box office in North America.

“We’re grateful to all our fans for their tremendous response and support for the theatrical release of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” said Gen Fukunaga, founder and CEO of FUNimation. “I am especially pleased to bring them the home video release so quickly after the theatrical run so they can enjoy the movie over and over again, just as we will.”

Fans of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will have the choice of three versions of the home video release.   Two of the SKUs, the Collector’s Edition and the Blu-ray Combo Pack, include 50 minutes of extra features.  Details on all three SKUs are as follows:

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Collector’s Edition)

  • Feature Film (95 minutes)
  • Over 50 minutes of extra features, including:
  • The Voices of Dragon Ball Z (in-the-booth “making of” featurette)
  • The Return of Dragon Ball Z (cast interviews & red carpet footage)
  • Exclusive, premium packaging – including clear o-card and digipack
  • Set of four (4) holographic Frieza Force propaganda postcards
  • Suggested Retail Price: $59.98

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)

  • Feature Film (95 minutes)
  • Over 50 minutes of extra features, including:
  • The Voices of Dragon Ball Z (in-the-booth “making of” featurette)
  • The Return of Dragon Ball Z (cast interviews & red carpet footage)
  • Suggested Retail Price: $34.98

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (DVD)

  • Feature Film (95 minutes)
  • Suggested Retail Price: $29.98

FUNimation is offering a pre-order special for “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” in its online store. Fans can purchase an exclusive Shenron dragon t-shirt for just $10 with any pre-order of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F.’” All three SKUs are currently available for pre-order.

For more information on Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and to pre-order the home video release, please visit www.dragonballz.com.

Pre-order yours today!

Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (Revival of ‘F’ – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ ) released in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015. Resurrection ‘F’ is centered on 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’ began it’s English dubbed limited theatrical run on August 4 and ending on August 12. A subtitled world premiere of the film came to Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2015. Manga UK recently announced that the UK will be receiving a theatrical run of the film. Resurrection ‘F’ will eventually screen in 74 countries worldwide. The North American home release will be available on October 20, 2015.

Aug 13

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Theatrical Run Ends with $8M Box Office

FUNimation’s Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ theatrical run has come to an end, and over these 8 days, the North American box office gross reached an astounding $8 million! In addition, the film has earned a total of over $60 million worldwide. And if that wasn’t enough, FUNimation announced VIA a press release that Resurrection ‘F’ will continue screening as an ‘encore release’ at select theaters across North America up thru August 17.

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With this financial success, Resurrection ‘F’ landed the 9 spot on the Top 10 list among the highest grossing all anime films in North America all time!The previous film, Battle of Gods, earned just $2,553,002 throughout the entirety of its 8 day theatrical run in North America.

“DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’” CLOSES RUN WITH HISTORIC $8M BOX OFFICE AND TOP TEN RANKING

Film Earns Unprecedented Box Office and #9 Spot on List of Highest Grossing Anime

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 13, 2015. FUNimation® Entertainment announced today that its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” has shattered industry expectations – closing out its official run at $8 Million in North American box office gross.  Opening just 9 days ago with a $1.97 Million opening night box office, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” vaulted into the Top 10 list of highest grossing domestic anime films of all time – a feat that took just 5 days and landed the film ahead of two major studio releases by director Hayao Miyazaki – “Howl’s Moving Castle” ($4.7M) and “The Wind Rises” ($5.2M).  During its short run, the film was in the Top 10 overall box office gross numerous times and earned the highest average per screen among all releases on three separate days.

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ has been a phenomenal success for not only FUNimation Films but our theatrical partners as well’ said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “We have a talented team and unique relationship with millions of passionate fans.  We’ve demonstrated how the right combination of strategic marketing and targeted outreach plus an outstanding film can deliver record-breaking results.”

“It’s truly gratifying to see how this movie resonated with fans” said Gen Fukunaga, Founder and CEO of FUNimation. “I’m so thankful to the loyal fans who embraced this movie and who have been with us on this journey since we first introduced Dragon Ball Z to American audiences twenty years ago.”

“Because of the ongoing demand from both fans and theaters owners, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ will continue to screen as an ‘encore release’ at various theaters across North America thru August 17,” said David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Event Distribution.  “Fans should check with their local theaters or DragonBallZ.com to determine exact locations.”

FUNimation will release final box office numbers for the movie next week.

For more information on “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” and theater locations for the extended release, please visit www.dragonballz.com.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dragonballz  & www.facebook.com/funimation , and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/funimation.

Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (Revival of ‘F’ – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ ) released in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015. Resurrection ‘F’ is centered on 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’ had it’s English dubbed limited theatrical run on August 4 and it ended on August 12 (with additional screenings in select theaters thru 8/17). A subtitled world premiere of the film came to Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2015. Manga UK recently announced that the UK will be receiving a theatrical run of the film. Resurrection ‘F’ will eventually screen in 74 countries worldwide.

Aug 10

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Ranks in Top 10 Highest Grossing Anime All Time in U.S.

To go along with the previously reported record-breaking box-office figures for the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ North American theatrical run, Box Office Mojo recently listed that Resurrection ‘F’ earned $1,371,000 on Saturday August 9, bringing in a total of $5,367,000 in just 5 days. With that, this officially moves Resurrection ‘F’ into the Top 10 at the 9 spot among all anime films in North America all time! The previous film, Battle of Gods, earned just $2,553,002 throughout the entirety of its 8 day theatrical run in North America.

Due to the overwhelming response from fans, FUNimation Executive VP and chief operating officer Michael Dubois announced that the film will be screening in an additional 200 theaters today, August 10, and also 250 on Tuesday August 11. To date, Resurrection ‘F’ has grossed over $51.6 million internationally, and on just a $5 million budget.

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UPDATE: With Sunday’s box office Resurrection ‘F’ has now grossed $5.97 million. 

“DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’” RACES INTO ALL-TIME ANIME TOP TEN LIST AS BOX OFFICE SURGES TO $5.97 Million

Takes #9 Position on List of Highest Grossing Anime Films In Record Time

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 10, 2015. FUNimation® Entertainment announced its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” has surged to $5.97M in box office gross since opening last Tuesday. For the 3 day weekend total, the film brought in $1.81 Million, bringing its total North American gross to a staggering $5.97 Million. With Saturday’s result, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” became the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.

“It’s a great film that loyal DBZ fans, and fans of anime, have helped push into the record books in just 6 days,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “Great word of mouth, extremely positive reviews, plus a film that appeals to core fans and is creating new fans, have led to sold-out shows, repeat viewings, and additional theaters being added through Wednesday.”

“Based on the unprecedented success of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’ hundreds of theater locations are being added this week to meet demand,” said David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Distribution for FUNimation. “Don’t miss out on your chance to see this record-breaking movie, as it will be ending its theatrical run this week.”

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” continues its run in both the U.S. and Canada thru Wednesday, August 12.

Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (Revival of ‘F’ – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ ) released in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015. Resurrection ‘F’ is centered on 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’ began it’s English dubbed limited theatrical run on August 4 and ending on August 12. A subtitled world premiere of the film came to Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2015. Manga UK recently announced that the UK will be receiving a theatrical run of the film. Resurrection ‘F’ will eventually screen in 74 countries worldwide.

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