Jul 22

New 2015 Dragon Ball Z Movie Teased in Japanese TV Feature

Earlier today, twitter user @rebo59 posted a picture of the today’s airing of the television show Mezamashi TV, which, like two years ago for Battle of Gods, revealed a short teaser of the new 2015 Dragon Ball Z movie set to be released Golden Week 2015 in Japan.

2015 Dragon Ball Z Movie 4

A video of the teaser revelation can be seen below.

Other shots depict Super Saiyan Goku, Shen-Long, and a fiery DBZ logo. These images also include quotes by Toriyama stated in the initial revelation of the film, including that he has, “increased the action scenes a good amount”, and that “it should be super-duper interesting”.

Special thanks to Kanzenshuu for the good find.

Jul 20

“Battle of Gods” Expands to Over 800 North American Theaters

The English dub of the 2013 movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods begins its screenings throughout North America on August 5,6,7 and 9th. Originally intended for screenings in just over 350 theaters, FUNimation made a press release indicating that they have expanded that number to over 800 theaters nation wide. It is also worth mentioning that various theater websites that are NOT mentioned on the official ticketing website have screenings on dates other than the advertised 5, 6, 7 and 9. Point being, keep an eye out if you do not see a theater in your area listed on the official ticketing site.

Battle of Gods

Check out the official press release below:

New York, New York – July 17, 2014 – Fathom Events has joined FUNimation Entertainment and Screenvision to bring Earth’s greatest heroes to the U.S. in “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.” Anime aficionados won’t want to miss the stunning animation and epic villains featured in the first new “Dragon Ball Z” feature film in 17 years when it comes to movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada beginning August 5. The beloved franchise’s latest opus opened in Japan to a ravenous fan base, which purchased more than 1 million tickets in just six days. FUNimation and Screenvision will exhibit “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” in cinemas on August 5, 6, 7 and 9 in the U.S. and Canada. Fathom Events is proud to bring an additional a 350-plus U.S. cinemas onboard for August 5 and 6.  To view the full list of theaters and show times, visit dragonballz.com.

Tickets for “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” are limited and on sale now at participating theater box offices and online at www.dragonballz.com. The event will be presented in nearly 800 select movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada including through Fathom’s and Screenvision’s Digital Broadcast Networks. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, click here (theaters and participants are subject to change).

See more at: http://www.funimation.com/blog/2014/07/17/dragon-ball-z-battle-of-gods-expanding-to-additional-theaters-nationwide-starting-tuesday-august-5/#sthash.7lgVAtq1.dpuf

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the eighteenth Dragon Ball Z production to receive a theatrical release. It was released in Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013, and was released on Japanese DVD and Blu-ray on September 13, 2013. The Battle of Gods English dub made its way to North America on July 3, 2014 as part of a special event following AnimeExpo, and branched out to theaters in the United States and Canada on August 5,6,7 and 9th.

Jul 19

New “Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE” “Future Warrior” Screen Shots

The official Bandai Namco Facebook page for Dragon Ball Z video games has released some new high quality screen shots of the “Future Warrior”. This “Future Warrior” will appear in the new Dragon Ball Z game in development titled, “Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE”.  Originally revealed in the September 2014 V-Jump, these new screen shots once again show the “Future Warrior” as a Super Saiyan.

The Warrior from the future is a Super Saiyan?! An alert received today states that this voyager can transform into a Super Saiyan. Several pictures taken corroborate this exclusive information! After all these years, have we finally found another survivor to Planet Vegeta’s destruction? This question remains unanswered … 

Our reporters confirm that this enigmatic character has a strong link with the DRAGON BALL world as we know it. He seems to know Yamcha, Trunks and many other characters. Are this connection and his will to intervene in fights strong enough to alter History as we know it? Thanks to our reporters’ investigations, his identity might be uncovered in our next report…
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.

XENOVERSE

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 and Xbox One. The Xbox One is set to release in Japan on November 4, 2014, although no specific release date for XENOVERSE has been confirmed.

Jul 19

Manga UK Licenses “Battle of Gods” for Home Release

Manga UK announced at this weekends MCM Comic Con in Manchester that they have acquired the rights for the 2013 Dragon Ball Z Movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The movie is set to be released in the UK on both DVD and Blu-ray on December 10, 2014.

battle of gods logo

Battle of Gods is the eighteenth Dragon Ball Z production to receive a theatrical release. It was released in Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013, and was released on Japanese DVD and Blu-ray on September 13, 2013. The Battle of Gods English dub will make its way to North America on July 3, 2014 as part of a special event following Anime Expo, and will branch out to theaters in the United States and Canada on August 5,6,7 and 9th.

Jul 18

Official Website for 2015 Dragon Ball Z Movie Revealed

The official website for the 2015 Dragon Ball Z movie in development has opened up. The website is, www.d2015gw.com. Revealed earlier in the week, the September issue of V-Jump stated that the movie is slated to open in early May 2015, during Japan’s “Golden Week.”  Originally, it became known that Toei had registered, www.dragonball2015.com, which when searched only shows the words, “coming soon” on the page, but now, www.d2015gw.com has also been registered and gives much more information.

2015 Dragon Ball Z Movie

The text in the image above reads,

史上最悪の願い。それは、絶望の始まり。


The worst wish in history. That is the beginning of despair.

After the page fully loads, the image that was present in V-Jump populates as well.

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The website itself doesn’t say much in terms of wording other than its production info reading, “2015 Dragon Ball Z” Production Committee. In addition, the “GW” in the websites URL refers to the movies slated opening during “Golden Week” in 2015.

Akira Toriyama made a statement regarding the film stating that the movie will, “f course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods, but I’ve deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal.”

As always, a special thanks to Kanzenshuu for the translations above.

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