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0402 August 2015
Aim for the Dragon Balls!
The Pilaf Gang's Great Strategy!"Super" NewsSeries InfoEpisode List

The Dragon Ball Super preview advertisement from this week’s 35th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump reveals a brief synopsis of episode 4, most of which was previously covered in the next episode preview included with episode 3. The episode is titled “Aim for the Dragon Balls! The Pilaf Gang’s Great Strategy!”, and is scheduled to air this weekend on 02 August 2015.

ブルマの誕生パーティーにピラフ一味が潜入!

ビンゴ大会特等の景品はドラゴンボール!
地球では、ブルマが豪華客船で盛大な誕生パーティーを開催!しかも、ビンゴ大会の特等の景品は、なんとドラゴンボールだった!!だがそこに、ピラフ一味がドラゴンボールを盗みに来て…!?

今週のビルス
界王星へ向かう!
超サイヤ人ゴッドを探すビルスたち!予言魚の予言に従って向かった界王星には悟空が訪れており、激突必至!?


The Pilaf Gang Infiltrates Bulma’s Birthday Party!

The Bingo Tournament’s Special Prize is the Dragon Balls!
On Earth, Bulma holds a lavish birthday party on a luxury cruise liner! Moreover, the bingo tournament’s special grand prize is the Dragon Balls!! However, the Pilaf Gang show up to steal the Dragon Balls…?!

Beerus This Week
Headed to Kaiō’s Planet!
Beerus and co. search for Super Saiyan God! Based on the prophecy from the Oracle Fish they travel to Kaiō’s Planet, but with Goku there visiting, is a clash inevitable?!

Dragon Ball Super, which began airing 05 July 2015 on Fuji TV, is the first all-new TV series for the franchise in 18 years. The story and characters will be developed by original manga author Akira Toriyama, will star veteran voice actress Masako Nozawa, and will be directed by Kimitoshi Chioka. The series will, “…follow the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace.” A manga adaptation from “Toyotarō” will run each month in V-Jump beginning back in the August 2015 issue.



The Japanese band Good Morning America have released the full-length music video for their song “Hello Hello Hello” on YouTube. The song is currently being used as the ending theme of Dragon Ball Super in Japan, which kicked off earlier this month.

“Hello Hello Hello” has a CD single release (COCA-17044) set for 12 August 2015 which is available for pre-order via CDJapan and Amazon Japan.



While the rest of the world has to wait until October, Japan has wrapped up its sixth week with Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden on the Nintendo 3DS.

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According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 13 July 2015 to 19 July 2015, the game pushed another 3,094 copies, coming in as the 16th-best selling game of the week. This brings the game up to 113,181 cumulative copies sold.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden launched in Japan 11 June 2015. First-press copies of the game come packed with bonus content, including a downloadable version of the Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 (previously included as a part of the J-Legend Retsuden compilation game; albeit now with replacement music). Arc System Works developed the game for Bandai Namco. The developer previously worked on the Bukū… / Supersonic Warriors games on the Nintendo GameBoy Advance and DS.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden is currently available for order from CDJapan. The Nintendo 3DS / New Nintendo 3DS are region-locked; a Japanese system is required for the game to play. The game will be available in Europe 16 October 2015, in North and Latin America 20 October 2015, and in Brazil 23 October 2015.



21
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2015
VegettoEX2:13 PM EDTPodcast

With Dragon Ball Super taking a week off for Toei’s special 27-hour programming event, we took the opportunity to spotlight one fan’s dedication and creativity: the “Daily Dragon Ball” project by Joey Weiser.

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SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0385! VegettoEX interviews Joey Weiser, professional illustrator and longtime fan responsible for the “Daily Dragon Ball” project. By forcing a daily project upon yourself, what can you learn about Akira Toriyama’s art style and work ethic? Tune in for the interview, Bandai’s latest video game news (including an innovative NFC card battle game), and more!

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Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum, and be sure to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Tumblr.



Microsoft’s latest weekly spotlight and “Deals With Gold” sale features Dragon Ball video games for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms.

For the Xbox One, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE — as well as a pack with the game and its season pass — is on sale for 25-33% off starting at $44.99.

For the Xbox 360, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE is also available at a sizable discount. Additionally, Ultimate Tenkaichi (60-67% off), Battle of Z (45-55% off), and Budokai HD Collection (60-67% off) are also on sale.

Additional discounts are added on top for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. These North American discounts are available for the digital download versions of the games through 27 July 2015.



Bandai has announced a new first-of-its-kind Dragon Ball trading card game, titled “IC Carddass Dragon Ball”, which will debut in Japan on 19 September 2015. As detailed in the official press release, the new trading card game will feature near field communication (NFC) technology, allowing it to be integrated with a user’s personal devices, and can be played either online or face-to-face like a traditional trading card game.

世界初!全カードNFCチップを搭載したトレーディングカードゲーム「ICカードダス ドラゴンボール」2015年9月19日(土)開戦!

リアルでもデジタルでも遊べる!トレーディングカードゲームが超進化!


A world’s first! Every card in the “IC Carddass Dragon Ball” trading card game will be equipped with an NFC chip. The battle begins 19 September 2015!

You can play both digitally and face-to-face! It’s a super evolution in trading card games!

Each trading card will be equipped with an NFC chip, allowing it to be scanned by any NFC compatible device, or a computer connected to a USB card reader, and saved in a user’s online game account. A user’s playable deck must include a single “Leader Card” to start a game and up to 40 “Battle Cards” to attack an opponent. Once scanned, the cards can then be played against other users online in a real-time battle from any personal computer (Windows only), tablet, or smart phone with the game’s free downloadable software. This is unlike any previous trading card game, such as the most recent Dragon Ball Kai Dragon Battlers trading card game, which required that users visit a local arcade to scan their cards. With IC Carddass Dragon Ball, user’s will be able to scan cards from anywhere, at anytime, with any personal device.

In addition to the official press release, a promotional video narrated by Masako Nozawa, and featuring the Dragon Ball Super opening theme “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!”, has also been made available:

The press release notes that the card line-up will be based on the Dragon Ball Super TV series, and will begin with a “Saiyan Deck” and a “God Deck”. A starter set of 41 trading cards with a USB card reader will be available for ¥3,240, or without the optional card reader for ¥1,620. Booster packs of 5 cards to supplement a user’s deck will also be available at local retailers and vending machines.



The long-promised English localization of Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle has begun to roll out to the iTunes and Google Play stores.

The free mobile game is available on the iOS (6.0+) and Android (4.1+) platforms. In-app purchases are available to expand gameplay options. After an initial app download, a further data installation is necessary.

Dokkan Battle is the first of several recent mobile games to receive an international release from Bandai Namco.



While the rest of the world has to wait until October, Japan has wrapped up its fifth week with Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden on the Nintendo 3DS.

extreme_butoden_4gamer_cover

According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 06 July 2015 to 12 July 2015, the game pushed another 4,642 copies, coming in as the 10th-best selling game of the week. This brings the game up to 110,087 cumulative copies sold.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden launched in Japan 11 June 2015. First-press copies of the game come packed with bonus content, including a downloadable version of the Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 (previously included as a part of the J-Legend Retsuden compilation game; albeit now with replacement music). Arc System Works developed the game for Bandai Namco. The developer previously worked on the Bukū… / Supersonic Warriors games on the Nintendo GameBoy Advance and DS.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden is currently available for order from CDJapan. The Nintendo 3DS / New Nintendo 3DS are region-locked; a Japanese system is required for the game to play. The game will be available in Europe 16 October 2015, in North and Latin America 20 October 2015, and in Brazil 23 October 2015.



Cover art has been released for the forthcoming “Hello Hello Hello” CD single by the band Good Morning America:

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An updated track listing also accompanies the artwork:

  1. Hello Hello Hello
  2. Have Some Cider
  3. Hello Hello Hello (Karaoke)
  4. Have Some Cider (Karaoke)

Hello Hello Hello” is currently being used as the ending theme to the new Dragon Ball Super TV series. The CD single (COCA-17044) drops in Japan 12 August 2015 for ¥1,080. The CD single is available for pre-order via CDJapan and Amazon Japan.

Good Morning America previously contributed the third overall closing theme (and first of the Majin Buu arc) for the Dragon Ball Kai TV series, “Dear Zarathustra“.



FUNimation has released a second trailer for their theatrical release of the new film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (“Revival of ‘F'”):

The screening will include an “exclusive theatrical pre-show” which will feature “film trivia & cast interviews” with FUNimation staff.

The English dub premiered 02 July 2015 in conjunction with Anime Expo in Los Angeles. Tickets are now on sale for a limited theatrical run 04 August 2015 to 12 August 2015.

The story for Revival of “F”, which opened nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, was crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he wrote it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it would, “…of course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods,” he has also, “…deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal.” Tadayoshi Yamamuro, who worked for many years as character designer and animation supervisor on the Dragon Ball franchise, served as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo has returned from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z contributed “Vow of ‘Z'” as the film’s main theme alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” is used during the film. Revival of “F” brings back Freeza and includes two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), features Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more. The film has been announced for distribution in 74 countries.