Nov 21

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE Battle of Gods Screen Shots

The official Dragon Ball Z – Games Facebook page has been updated with a large gallery of 42 photos from the Dragon Ball Z game in development titled, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE. Many of the screenshots shown feature recreated scenes from the 2013 Dragon Ball Z movie, Battle of Gods.

Rejoice fans! The renowned “Tenkaichi Budokai” (World Tournament) from the DRAGONBALL universe will be a major feature in the upcoming DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE! Fighters from all around the world will keep an eye on the Lobby to take part in epic brawls regularly organised by BANDAI NAMCO Games!

Among the new details garnered by our reporters: the players’ guide will be Trunks, the time-traveler! Thanks to him, all the players’ avatars will meet the Supreme Kai of Time in the “Toki Storage Room”, meet and greet or fight other avatars, customise their characters’ skills and clothes, train with their chosen master and finally, take part in Time Patrol Quests (Story Mode) and Parallel Quests (Co-op Play Mode)!

Speaking about quests… Players will be able to fight gigantic foes such as Great Ape Vegeta (in Time Patrol or Parallel quests)! Moreover, it seems that the story of the movie “Battle of Gods” has been altered…! What are Beerus and Whis doing here???

You can see the complete photo gallery on their official page.

Dragon Ball: “XENOVERSE” will be coming to North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia. It is being developed by Dimps, and will be available soon on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC by way of Steam. The Xbox One is set to release in Japan on November 4, 2014. Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE is set to release in Japan on February 5th, 2015. European/Australasia release date officially confirmed on consoles for Feb. 13th and Feb. 17th for PC/Steam users, and Feb. 17 for North and South America.

Nov 20

Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie Official Website Update

The official website for the Dragon Ball Z 2015 movie titled, “Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no”F” (Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”) has been updated with high quality images of all the characters that were shown in the January 2015 issue of V-Jump, which was released on November 21 in Japan. Along with these images, a theater list was provided containing 50+ theaters throughout Japan that will be screening the film. This is the first update that the official website has received since the initial announcement of yet another Dragon Ball Z movie. Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” will feature the unexpected Revival of Freezaand will make its theatrical debut in theaters across Japan on April 18, 2015.

Revival of F Logo

Originally reported by Anime News Network, Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: The Revival of F[reeza]) is scheduled for release in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015 (Debunking the previous listing from Cinema City). However, the movie is set with a place holder run time of 120 minutes (2 hours). This featured information comes from the “DB Scoop” on the upcoming Dragon Ball Z movie from the issue of V-Jump slated for release this Friday (November 21, 2014). 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.

Nov 19

Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie Plot Summary and More

More photo leaks (in addition to the ones previously reported) from the January issue of V-Jump have been revealed to contain more information about the Dragon Ball Z 2015 movie, titled “Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no”F” (or Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” (“F” meaning “Freeza)) that is scheduled to make its theatrical debut in Japan on April 18, 2015.

Freeza Dragon Ball Z 2015

平和が訪れた地球——
だがそこにフリーザ軍の残党
ソルベとタゴマが襲来する
彼らの目的は
DB

でフリーザを蘇らせること
かくして宇宙史上最悪の願いは叶えられ
サイヤ人への復讐を目論む「F」が
ついに復活する…!!


Earth is now at peace——

but then, the remnants of Freeza’s forces,
Sorbet and Tagoma, attack.
Their objective is
to bring Freeza back from the dead with the Dragon Balls.
And so, the worst wish in the history of the universe is granted,
and “F”, plotting his revenge against the Saiyans,
is revived at last…!!

Translation courtesy of Kanzenshuu, as well as @suzukin99 from Instagram.

Furthermore, Kanzenshuu was able to translate Toriyama’s comment regarding his inspiration for the film:

Freeza Dragon Ball Z 2015 2

今回、フリーザが復活します!
「F」はフリーザのFです。
これは、映画の次回作の話をあれこれ悩んでいた頃、
友人を通じて知り合ったマキシマム ザ ホルモン
「F」という曲を聴いてひらめいたアイデアです。
「F」はフリーザのことを、えげつなくもカッコよく歌った曲です。
以前「すみません、かってにフリーザのことを歌っちゃいました」
と言われたことを思い出しました。
なるほど、その手があったか!
というわけで、フリーザが復活する話を、
たちまち書きあげることができました。
キャラの性格がよくわかっているので書きやすかったのです。
とうわけでこんどはボクが感謝の意味も込めて
曲のタイトルの「F」 というかっこいい表記を
いただいてしまいました。
もっとも凶暴でもっとも倒し甲斐のある敵
もちろん、ただ復活しただけじゃないので、
すさまじい対戦をどうぞお楽しみに!


This time, Freeza will be revived!
The “F” stands for “Freeza”.
This is because it’s an idea that came to me in a flash after I listened to a song called “F” by Maximum the Hormone, whom I had been introduced to by a friend, back when I was fretting over what to do about the story for the next movie.
“F” is a song that sings about Freeza in a vulgar-yet-cool way.
I remembered how, back then, they told me, “Sorry, but we went ahead and sang about Freeza without asking”.
Aha! So that’s what I could do!
With that in mind, I was immediately able to write up a story where Freeza is revived.
I know his personality very well, so it was easy to write.
And so this time, as a way of saying “thank you”,
I went and took the cool-looking spelling of “F” from the song.
He is the most vicious enemy, who is most worth defeating.
Of course, he hasn’t merely been revived, so look forward to a terrific fight!

Originally reported by Anime News Network, Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: The Revival of F) is scheduled for release in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015 (Debunking the previous listing from Cinema City). However, the movie is set with a place holder run time of 120 minutes (2 hours). This featured information comes from the “DB Scoop” on the upcoming Dragon Ball Z movie from the issue of V-Jump slated for release this Friday (November 21, 2014). 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 at the moment.

Nov 19

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE Scans Reveal New Characters and More

More scans of the upcoming January issue of V-Jump have been revealed to contain more news about the Dragon Ball Z game in development titled, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE. The God of Destruction Beerus and his mentor Whis from the 2013 film titled, Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods will be joining the battle! These scans also reveal that Jaco the Galactic Patrolman will be downloadable as a playable character, andcustomizations for Master Roshi are going to be included as DLC as wellPlayers will also receive one ‘Trunks: Zeno’ Dragon Ball Heroes‘ card, and players are also eligible to win a serial code for ‘Trunks Zeno’ in ‘Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle.’ However, the Dragon Ball Heroes card and Trunks Zeno for Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle are likely for Japanese players only, as those games were never released internationally.

Xenoverse Scan V-Jump January 1

The second scan reveals Oozaru Vegata to be part of the story mode and the parallel quest game mode. It is unclear as to whether or not the Oozaru form will be playable in this game, however, as soon as more information is released expect to find it here. This scan also shows silhouettes of new characters joining the battle, and they appear to be Nappa and Bardock. Finally, the scan has a small teaser at the very bottom that says “next issue find out…the super warriors super transformations.” Could this be implying that your custom character will have more than one transformation?

The final scan details a few story elements, by naming different items and events that might take place during the story in XENOVERSE. Players also get a look at a new feature called Parallel Quests, which allows you experience many different “what if” battles. A few details regarding online multiplayer and the world tournament mode are also covered in this scan. Lastly, more details about the roles of the protagonist and antagonist have been mentioned to give players an idea of what to expect from them in the latest Dragon Ball game.

All of the above scans with translations are courtesy of the website ShonenGamez.

Dragon Ball: “XENOVERSE” will be coming to North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia. It is being developed by Dimps, and will be available soon on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC by way of Steam. The Xbox One is set to release in Japan on November 4, 2014. Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE is set to release in Japan on February 5th, 2015. European/Australasia release date officially confirmed on consoles for Feb. 13th and Feb. 17th for PC/Steam users, and Feb. 17 for North and South America. 

Nov 17

V-Jump Reveals Title for Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie

The preview of the January 2015 issue of V-Jump has surfaced, unveiling the return of an archenemy of the Saiyans, Freeza. V-Jump has revealed the title and plot of Akira Toriyama’s new Dragon Ball Z 2015 movie as Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”). Akira Toriyama says that the ‘F’ in the title Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F stands for “Freeza,” who will be revived in the movie. This new Dragon Ball Z movie installment will be released in Japanese theaters in both 2D and 3D on April 18, 2015.

Originally reported by Anime News Network, no verification of plot details is available at the moment other than what has been revealed. The general plot synopsis by Anime News Network has been described as:

An Earth where peace has arrived. However, remnants of Freeza’s army Sorbet and Tagoma arrive on the planet. Their goal is to revive Freeza with the Dragon Balls. Their dastardly wish is granted, and the “F” that plans its revenge against the Saiyans is revived…!

Dragon Ball Z 2015 Resurrection of F

On the movie poster it reveals the information regarding the film’s official title and release date:

ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」
Doragon Bōru Zetto Fukkatsu no “F”
Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”


公開日 遂に決定!!! 2015年4月18日(土)2D/3D全国超拡大公開!!!
Opening day, set at last!!! Saturday, 18 April 2015: A super-wide release nationwide in 2D and 3D!!!

The main poster for the film showcases Freeza in his final form and a serious Goku (with a new interesting looking outfit) and Vegeta, the Prince of all Saiyans behind the wicked space tyrant. Beerus and Whis from the previous film installment appear on the left. Gohan, (While it may resemble Yamcha, Yamcha has a scar on his face, which does not appear here.) Krillin (who appears Bald) and Piccolo make an appearance on the right, along with two completely new characters created by Akria Toriyama named Sorbet and Tagoma. Name puns for characters is a recurring joke in Dragon Ball, and Akria Toriyama states in the Super Exciting Guide volumes that the names of Freeza’s minions are based on “unified as food items that one puts inside a refrigerator”. The name “Sorbet” directly comes from the frozen dessert “sorbet”. The name “Tagoma” comes from the Japanese word for egg tamago (卵). The surviving remnants of Freeza’s army described as his servants, the short alien on the left is Sorbet and the tall alien on the right is named Tagoma, who is wearing a new scouter never seen before. Interestingly this scouter was mentioned by Toriyama in his interview about the secrets of scouters in the July 2014 issue of Saikyō Jump.

If you’re a soldier in Freeza’s army, you can have one made to order to fit your ear. The different screen colors can be chosen to fit the peculiarities of different aliens’ eyes, or to suit one’s tastes. Also, dual-eye types exist as well.

Dragon Ball Z 2015 VJUMP2015DBZFSCAN

The brief description for the characters included in the picture are translated as follows.

最新型の戦闘服を装着した、謎の惑星戦士2人組!! 特に「タゴマ」は、新しいタイプのスカウターを装着しているようだぞ!!


A mysterious pair of planetary warriors, equipped with the latest type of battle armor!! “Tagoma” in particular looks to be wearing a new type of Scouter!!

Akira Toriyama said he came up with the title while listening to the song “F” by a Japanese band named Maximum the Hormone, who he came to know personally through a friend. One of the band members told him that the song was ironically about Freeza himself. This is all of the news revealed for now. Stay tuned.

Translations courtesy of Kanzenshuu.

Originally reported by Anime News Network, Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F is scheduled for release in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015 (Debunking the previous listing from Cinema City). However, the movie is set with the place holder run time of 120 minutes (2 hours). This featured information comes from the “DB Scoop” on the upcoming Dragon Ball Z movie from the issue of V-Jump slated for release this Friday (November 21, 2014). 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 at the moment.

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