Apr 16

Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection ‘F'” Los Angeles Premiere Coverage

On Saturday April 11 the world premiere of Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection ‘F'” was shown (in Japanese with English subtitles) at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, California. Prior to the premiere, a Red Carpet event was held outside of the theater, in which fans from all over gathered anticipating the arrival of members of the voice cast. The atmosphere of the crowd was incredible, as cosplayers and fans of all ages participated in giveaways, contests, and group, “Kamehame-ha’s!” FUNimation cast and executives such as Sean Schemmel (English Goku), Chris Sabat (English Vegeta, Piccolo), Kyle Hebert (English Narrator, Adult Gohan), Gen Fukunaga (FUNimation CEO), and many more were all expected to arrive and walk the Red Carpet. In addition, members of the Japanese cast and crew were also scheduled to make an appearance. These members included the legendary Masako Nozawa (Japanese voice of Goku), director Tadayoshi Yamamuro, producer Norihiro Hayashida and Toei Animation CEO Kozo Morishita.

As the cast and crew arrived, members of the media swarmed the Red Carpet with their cameras trying to conduct interviews. As Masako Nozawa made her way down the Red Carpet an additional media crew from Japan swarmed in. The crowd around the Red Carpet cheered on as many of their favorite characters’ voice actors arrived. At around the 12 o’clock hour the crowd grew smaller and everyone (including the voice cast, crew, etc.) began filling the theater in preparation for the movie. This would be the first time most of the English voice cast would be seeing the film, seeing as how they have not yet began dubbing the movie. Kyle Hebert in particular was ecstatic since this would be his first time ever seeing a film in theaters (in its original Japanese) with a group of fans prior to actually dubbing it in English.

At around 12:15 PM the movie began. Viewers of the film clapped when their favorite characters made appearances, and laughed when appropriate. Without giving away any spoilers, the movie really was very good. Lots of action, balanced with a lot of typical Toriyama style humor. Animation was great, CG was fitting, and the musical score wasn’t bad. What really made the film great was the voice acting. If you are a fan of the Japanese voice cast you will really appreciate the voice acting in this one. As always, Masako Nozawa was excellent, and Ryō Horikawa (Japanese voice of Vegeta) was great as well. They both really complimented each others roles. At times the movie did seem a bit rushed (building up to the main fight scenes), and a bit anticlimactic, but it was easy to overlook as the film progressed. Overall the movie was very enjoyable, and we look forward to seeing it dubbed this summer.

At the end of the screening ONE question was allowed to be asked (due to time limitations) to Masako Nozawa and Sean Schemmel. The question that was asked was, “what is it about Goku that makes him such an iconic character?” In Japanese Masako Nozawa replies, “Goku is everybody’s friend!” Schemmel agrees, and he goes on to say that Goku is pure of heart, and although he has flaws, he still is just everyone’s friend.

Following the short one question panel at the end of the film, an after party was held out in front of the theater. We got to meet some more of the cast and crew, notably FUNimation’s CEO Gen Fukunaga. Mr. Fukunaga was an extremely nice guy, and he really valued our feedback. All in all it was a great day. We really enjoyed ourselves. Being invited out to L.A. as members of the media to cover the event was truly an honor. We look forward to doing this again in the future!

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Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (“Revival of ‘F” – Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection ‘F'” ) is scheduled for release 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

Apr 11

New Trailer Featuring Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan

Toei Animation uploaded a 15-second promotional video for Dragon Ball Z: “Revival of ‘F'” on their YouTube channel. Although short, the trailer contains fresh footage of Goku’s new ability that is currently being called Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan. Goku fights Golden Freeza in his new state with traditional and CGI-enhanced action packed scenes. Sadly, 15 seconds is all we get!

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Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (“Revival of ‘F” – Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection ‘F’”) is scheduled for release 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.

Apr 10

“Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan” Previewed on Mezamashi TV

Recently confirmed in the latest Weekly Jump, in the upcoming movie Dragon Ball Z: “Revival of ‘F'” Goku now has the ability to turn into a Super Saiyan while using the energy and power of a Super Saiyan God. The name of this form is currently being called a “Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan.” The result of this ability gives Goku a flaming blue aura, with a hair color resembling that of cyan. In a recent segment on Fuji TV’s morning news show Mesamashi TV, this new ability is shown. You can check out the commercial below!

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In the segment, the man on the bottom right takes a ‘quiz’ and must guess what Goku’s new form will be. His three options are:

  1. He will grow a tail.
  2. His hair turns blue.
  3. He changes into a super giant.

He chooses option #3, and is surprised to find out he is very wrong. Sure enough, the one you’d least expect is the right answer! Goku’s hair turns blue when taking on this new form!

Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (“Revival of ‘F” – Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection ‘F’”) is scheduled for release 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 preview screening of the film will be coming to Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2015, however, all seats have already been sold.

Apr 09

Dragon Ball Insider to Attend “Resurrection ‘F'” World Premiere

To go along with the recent preview screening of Dragon Ball Z: Revival of ‘F'” in Japan, FUNimation’s premiere of Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection ‘F'” (in Japanese w/ English subtitles) is at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA next Saturday, April 11. Special thanks to FUNimation, we were invited to fly out to LA and cover the event as members of the media! If you were one of the lucky fans to get tickets to view the film, be sure to say ‘hello’ if you spot us! We will be wearing black Dragon Ball Insider t-shirts! We look forward to meeting some of you!

"Resurrection 'F'" FUNimation

Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (“Revival of ‘F” – Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection ‘F'” ) is scheduled for release 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 preview screening of the film will be coming to Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2015, however, all seats have already been sold.

Apr 09

“Son Goku’s Newest, Ultimate Form” Revealed in Weekly Shounen Jump

This week’s issue of Weekly Shounen Jump in Japan has finally unveiled the rumoured blue-haired form from “Revival of ‘F'” now known as “Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan”, stylised as “Super Saiyan God SS”, or simply SSGSS. Like we mentioned earlier, all this is, is Goku turning Super Saiyan using the energy and power of a Super Saiyan God. SSJ God itself, too, is a mode/form, not a transformation. So in short, Goku turned Super Saiyan, that’s it. He merely channeled into his God energy in base form, and transformed into a Super Saiyan.

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Translation:

Headline: Son Goku’s Newest, Ultimate Form — That is, a Saiyan with the power of a Super Saiyan God turned Super Saiyan!!! (SSGSS)

Next to Purple Text: Facing off against the Golden Emperor is a Divine Blue-Haired Warrior!!! Finally… finally, Son Goku’s newest form is born!! His hair stands on his head, blue; a rising aura standing also, in blue flames!!! With the previous film, “DBZ Battle of Gods”, the world of the Super Saiyan God has become his own for Goku.

Below, next to screenshot and above Freeza: At the end of his harsh training under Whis,Goku, while holding the power of a god, transformed into a Super Saiyan!! With this never-before-seen, overwhelming power in his hand, he will have a super-clash with Golden Freeza, changed into a demon of revenge!!!

Text to the left of Freeza: A direct confrontation with Golden Freeza will break out!!!

Purple Text: Overflowing Power!! Overflowing Confidence!! There ain’t no way I’ll lose!!!

Right side of Goku’s full body shot, in the centre of all screenshots: This is the new Son Goku!! His bristling hair is identical to Super Saiyan 1-2. However, with the body he has taken in from the World of Gods, his hair is transformed to blue…!

Green text: The Blue-Haired Super Saiyan will go beyond legends—myths!

Left side next to Goku, near the middle: With Super Saiyan God SS, I will settle this!!!

Also revealed in this issue is a “Fukkatsu no F Official Commemoration“, including a second television broadcast of Battle of Gods on Friday, April 17 at 9:00 PM JST on Fuji Television, to celebrate the nationwide release of Fukkatsu no F the following day. Select theatres in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Niigata, Aichi, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Hokkaido will also be screening the film until April 17.

In other news concerning this new form, Weekly Shounen Jump also revealed that the new form will be playable in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden. Viewers of the film in theatres or readers of June’s issue of V-Jump will receive a demo code for the game, allowing them to test out the new form before the game’s release on June 11, 2015.

Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan

Dragon Ball Z: “Fukkatsu no ‘F’” (“Revival of ‘F” – Dragon Ball Z: “Resurrection ‘F’”) is scheduled for release 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 preview screening of the film will be coming to Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2015, however, all seats have already been sold.

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