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Episode 144 // 15 March 2015
The Great Kaiōshin's Bright Idea!
Son Goku is Revived!!

With 46 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a message from the staff about the film’s new trailer.

こんにちは。スタッフです。
映画の公開まであと46となりました本日、
映画『ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」』の予告編を公開させていただきました!

今回の予告編はオールスターキャラクターが勢揃い!の、
スーパーバトルアクションと語るにふさわしい大迫力の映像です!

マキシマム ザ ホルモンさんのバトルソング「F」も、
本日初解禁となったももいろクローバーZさんの主題歌「『Z』の誓い」も
とてもマッチしているので、是非映画の公開をお待ちください!

予告編はこちらでご覧いただけます
映画予告編

更なる進化を遂げたフリーザから目が離せなくなること間違い無しです!


Hello, it’s the staff.
With just 46 days left until the movie debuts, we’ve released the trailer for the Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” movie!

This time the trailer is a line-up of all-star characters! The powerful video fittingly depicts the super battle action!

Also there’s Maximum the Hormone’s battle song “F”, along with the debut of Momoiro Clover Z’s theme song “Vow of ‘Z'”, so by all means please look forward to the movie’s premiere!

The trailer can be found here:
Movie Trailer

It’s certain you won’t be able to take your eyes off of Freeza, who has undergone further evolution!

freeza_blog_46

The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…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, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!



Japanese beverage company Kirin has recently unveiled a new promotional campaign for the upcoming film, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”. By purchasing and submitting shipping labels from any of Kirin’s participating Mets soft drinks — Grape, Orange, Cola, and Lychee — by 14 May 2015, you will be entered into a prize drawing. 100 lucky winners will win a set of seven “Collaboration Quo Cards” totaling ¥35,000, with each card individually worth ¥5,000 and featuring an illustration or scene from the upcoming film. Another 2,500 winners will receive a Son Goku designed cotton bath towel (60cm x 120cm), while 2,500 other winners will receive a Freeza designed bath towel.

As a part of this promotional campaign, Kirin has also created two new short 15 second TV commercials promoting their new “Mets Orange Goku” and “Mets Grape Freeza” sodas. The commercials were animated by Takeshi Morita, in a style not typical of the series, but do feature both Masako Nozawa (Son Goku) and Ryūsei Nakao (Freeza) in their respective commercials.

We will of course continue to keep tabs on the inevitable onslaught of promotional goods for the upcoming film, so be sure to stay tuned to Kanzenshuu for the latest “Revival of ‘F'” news and information!



After a tease on Mezamashi TV earlier this morning in Japan, Toei Animation released a new trailer for the upcoming film, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”.

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead!

On-screen text during Mezamashi TV’s coverage describes Freeza’s new form — which was otherwise set to debut in the 2015 #15 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan — as 究極の進化 ゴールデンフリーザー (Kyūkyoku no shinka: Gōruden Furīza or “the ultimate evolution: Golden Freeza”).

Jaco, from Akira Toriyama’s 2013 spin-off/prequel Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, is set to make an appearance in the film.

NARRATOR: “At last, the overlord is revived. He has but one objective: revenge upon Son Goku.”

Freeza: “Well then, shall we begin?”

(“F” by Maximum the Hormone)

Freeza: “Allow me to show you… my further evolution!” / “Why don’t we start the second part of my revenge?”

Goku: “Freeeeeezaaaa!

(“‘Z’ no Chikai” / “Vow of ‘Z'” by Momoiro Clover Z)

Freeza: “Mr. Vegeta! I’ll make you the commander-in-chief of Freeza’s forces.”

Narrator: “Just what is the worst outcome that waits at the end of the fierce battle…?”

Beerus: “This is something you invited by being soft.”

Vegeta: “You’re history.”

(Freeza laugh)

The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…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, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.



With 47 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a visit from Kuririn!  Bulma offers an extensive critique of Kuririn’s life choices…

こんにちは!ブルマよ!
公開まであと47日!
なによクリリン、あんたも来たわけ?

なんですかその言いぐさ・・・俺だって忙しいんですよ!
最近警察官になってパトロールとかあるんですから!

警察官?!あんたなんで今さらそんなこと始めたわけ??

ずっと家にいると18号が働けって恐いんですよ~。

もうだらしないんだから!
警察官になったんなら地球の平和をしっかり守りなさいよ!
なんたってあのフリーザが復活しちゃったんだから!
ぼけっとしてるとあんたまた殺されちゃうわよ!

恐いこと言わないでくださいよ~。
まぁ~悟空やベジータがなんとかしてくれるだろうし、俺なんか今さら足手まといになっちゃいますよ。

なーに情けないこと言ってるの!
あんた昔みたいに丸坊主にして気合い入れた方がいいんじゃないの!?

えー!?勘弁してくださいよブルマさん!


Bulma: Hey, Bulma here!
Just 47 days left until the premiere!
Oh Kuririn, finally showed up, huh?

Kuririn: What’s that supposed to mean?…I’m busy too, you know! I recently joined the police, so I’ve got patrols and stuff!

Bulma: Police? A bit late for you to be starting a career like that, isn’t it?

Kuririn: Well, if I hang around the house too much, 18 bugs me about getting a job. She’s scary!

Bulma: It’s because you’re such a slacker! Well, since you’re a policeman, you might as well go keep Earth peaceful! After all, Freeza’s coming back to life! You’ll get yourself killed again if you’re not careful!

Kuririn: Please don’t say things like that… Anyway, I’m sure Goku or Vegeta will manage something. The way things are now, I’d just get in their way.

Bulma: That’s a fine attitude to take! You’d be better off shaving your head to get yourself all fired up like in the old days!  Right!?

Kuririn: Wha?! Give me a break, Bulma!

kuririn_blog_47_days

The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…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, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!



The official website (and more specifically, the recently-updated YouTube channel) for Dragon Ball Heroes — the four-year-old, still-going-strong, card-based arcade game — has updated with a slew of promotional material for its upcoming God Mission 1 (“GDM1″) update coming this month.

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The 15-second “GDM1″ series announcement video provides a glimpse of the “Masked Saiyan” (a mind-controlled Bardock), as well as Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, the new “Kamehameha” Card Action Ability, and various “new elements” (such as a scouter for one’s Hero Avatar).

The nearly-two-minute main promotional video, meanwhile, gives a more detailed look at the above, plus content that suggests the player’s Scouter may be used to for functions other than mere decoration. There is also the suggestion that, by playing a “Hero Avatar Card”, one is able to create a Genki-Dama by gathering energy from one’s other cards.

The minute-and-a-half-long “Special Movie” acts as the sort of “opening” theme and animation for the update includes both Time Patrol Trunks (from Dragon Ball Online and Dragon Ball Xenoverse) and the aforementioned scouter, while also heavily promoting the upcoming movie, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”. It even manages to work in Jaco from Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, although his inclusion here may be simply due to his existence as a card in the game itself, rather than any indication that he might appear in the film.

The five-minute-long “How to Play” video provides an overview of just that along with showcasing some of the new characters and their abilities, including the aforementioned Genki-Dama, which is called “God-Dama” and increases its potency with the number of characters attacking. By charging up enough energy, the player unleashes what is essentially a Genki-Dama on his or her opponent. It is also gives a glimpse of the first new mission of the new series. By achieving certain conditions, the player obtains a “legend clear” and can access stages from alternate futures (a clear nod to Xenoverse). Avo and Cado, the villains of the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour special, are also shown. A “Dark Demon Realm” stage is also previewed, where the player faces off against a mind-controlled Bardock.

There is also an introduction to the Tenka’ichi Budōkai, where players compete against each other to try and progress to the “God League”, which comes with a special badge and the right to do battle against other players in the same league.

The “GDM1″ update to Dragon Ball Heroes in Japanese arcades will be released 12 March 2015.

Thanks to Vitas Varnas for the heads-up.



With 48 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with the first of what looks to be a two-part installment featuring comments from the five members of idol group Momoiro Clover Z, the very same group contributing a song to the upcoming movie and voicing the “Angels of Hell” who are the bane of Freeza’s afterlife:

こんにちは。ブルマよ。
公開まであと48日!
今日はなんと主題歌を担当して、ゲストとして声の出演も決まった、最強アイドルグループの週末ヒロイン「ももいろクローバーZ」さんからコメントをいただいたわ!

高城)ドラゴンボールは、昔からあるアニメで伝統的というか……うちのお父さんが大好きなの!
毎週、ドラゴンボールのために起きて、また二度寝するということをやっていたから、主題歌を担当すると決まった時に報告したらすごい喜んでて、この上さらに、自分たちがキャラで登場するって聞いたらすごいことになりそう(笑)

佐々木)主題歌やらせていただけるというだけでびっくりだったのに、さらに、自分たちと同じ5色の天使の声ができるというのはびっくりしました。

一同)うん、びっくり

佐々木)出てくるんだよドラゴンボールに!

玉井)私たちのグループ名が“Z”になった時から「ドラゴンボールZ」みたいって思ってて、最初は受け入れがたかった(笑)ですけど、本当に色々なものにドラゴンボールZって出ているのを見て、とてもかっこいいって思ったし、すごく勝手に親近感がわきました。
けど、歴史あるアニメだから主題歌を担当できるなんておもってなかったので、こういう機会があって、新しい映画で主題歌をさせてもらえることになってすごく嬉しいですし、声の出演は全くの予想外で、ずっと残るものなので、宝物になるんじゃないかなって思ってます。

有安)私たちよりも上の世代の方々の方がドラゴンボールのファンが多いと思うのですが、その方々にこれをきっかけに私たちの声や存在を知ってもらえるのがすごく嬉しいので、ドラゴンボールファンのみなさんにうなずいてもらえるような作品をとどけられたらな、と思います!

百田)私 たちとは世代が全然違って、お父さん世代の方々の作品なので、そんなにドラゴンボールのことは詳しくないんですけど、スタッフさんとかその世代の方々が興 奮して語ってくれるんです。それが子供をみてるみたいで、私たちも嬉しいけど、周りの方もそうやって喜んでくれているのがすごく嬉しいです!


Hey there, Bulma here!
48 days until the premiere!

Today we’ve got a comment from the greatest of idol groups, the weekend heroines “Momoiro Clover Z”! Not only are they handling the theme song for the movie, but they’re also set to provide the voices for some guest characters.

Takagi: Dragon Ball’s this legendary anime that’s been around forever…I mean, even my dad loves it!

He used to wake up every week just to watch it and then go right back to sleep, so when he found out we were getting to do the theme song he was ecstatic. I bet he’ll be in seventh heaven when he hears we’re also going to be appearing as characters in the film (laughs).

Sasaki: Just getting to do the main theme was a big surprise, so voicing angels with the same 5 colors as us was an even bigger shock.

Everyone: Yeah, it was shocking.

Sasaki: We’re gonna be in Dragon Ball!

Tamai: When our group name got the “Z” added on, I thought “oh, like Dragon Ball Z”, and I wasn’t too fond of it at first (laughs). But seeing how Dragon Ball Z pops up in so many different places, I started thinking it was actually pretty cool. Now I feel closely connected to it, in a rather self-centered sort of way.

Still, it’s such a historic anime, I never dreamed we’d get to handle the theme song. I’m incredibly thrilled to have this opportunity to do the theme song for a brand-new movie, and getting to voice a character was beyond anything I expected. I’m sure it will be a memory I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.

Ariyasu: While there are probably more Dragon Ball fans in the older generation, it’ll really make me happy for those people to find out about us thanks to this. So here’s hoping we can deliver a product all the Dragon Ball fans will approve of!

Momota: Dragon Ball is a series from our fathers’ generation, so we didn’t know too much about it. But our staff and people like that got real excited and told us all about it. It’s like watching a child: we were happy, but seeing everyone around us so happy too made us even happier!

rof_blog_48_momoiro

The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…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, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!



With 49 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a report from an anonymous staff member describing the recording session for the film:

こんにちは。スタッフです。
映画の公開まであと49日!

2015年某日、都内某所……。
『ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」』の映画のアフレコが行われておりました。
見たことのある、声優界を代表するスーパーキャストの皆さまたち!
同じ空気を吸うのもおこがましく思えてきます……。

アニメの中心がこの地に!と言わんばかりの大迫力の中、
ブースに入れ替わり立ち代わり、キャストの皆さまが入っていきます。
そしてそのブースから漏れ聞こえる悟空やフリーザたちの声、声、声!

しかも今回は台本がなんと5冊に分かれておりました!
結構なボリュームです!
キャストの皆さまはこの量をさすがの貫禄でこなされておりました!

映画館ではないのにこれだけの迫力と面白さが伝わってくるのだから、劇場の大スクリーンで観たらとんでもないものになることは間違いないのです!

映画の公開まで49日、もう少しだけお待ちくださいませ!


Hello, it’s the staff.
Just 49 days left until the movie debuts!

On a certain day in 2015, at a certain location in Tokyo…

The post-recording for the film Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” was conducted.

The entire super cast, representing the voice acting field, people who need no introduction!  I’m beginning to think that I’m not even worthy to breathe the same air as them…

Amidst this overwhelming atmosphere that seemed to say “this land is the nexus of anime!”, the cast entered the booths one after the other.  And then from out of those booths floated voices, voices, voices…of Goku, Freeza, and all the rest!

What’s more, the script this time was split up into a whopping 5 volumes!
Quite hefty!  But despite the massive volume, the cast still handled it all with as much aplomb as you’d expect.

Even though we weren’t in a movie theater, so much intensity and fun came across. It’ll definitely become something special when seen on the big screen!

Only 49 days to go until the movie’s premiere, so hang in there just a bit longer!

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The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…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, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!



With 50 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with word from another voice actor, Toshio “Piccolo” Furukawa:

こんにちは!ブルマよ。
映画公開まであと50日!
今日はピッコロ役の古川登志夫さんからコメントを頂戴したわよ!

今回の劇場版最新作に至るまで、シリーズ、劇場版、ゲームなど、多様なコンテンツが今なお創られ続けられているので、ドラゴンボールは「終わらない作品」という印象がありますね。
そんな息の長い作品は限られますし、そうしたアニメ史に燦然と輝く金字塔的な作品に関われるというのは、僕達声優にとってもすごく嬉しいことです。

今回はフリーザという魅力的な悪役を中心に、様々なキャラクター達それぞれに見せ場があり、原作者・鳥山先生のシナリオならではの作品だと思います。
ドラゴンボールにはたくさん魅力的な悪役が登場しますが、フリーザはとりわけ印象深いキャラクターですね。
究極の悪役です。
そのフリーザが復活するというだけで盛り上がること間違い無しですよね。
今回はピッコロも出番が多く、復活の「“F”urukawa(古川)」という感じで、激しい戦闘シーン、頑張らせていただきました(笑)。

今回の見せ場は「激戦」とチラシに書いてある通りズバリ「バトルシーン!」です。
ドラゴンボールはエンドレスの作品、ドラゴンボールファンの皆さんには、これからもずっとずっと愛し続けて頂きたいと思っています。
ともあれこの劇場版最新作を劇場でお楽しみ下さい!


Hey! Bulma here!
Just 50 days left until the movie debuts!
Today we’ve got a comment from the voice of Piccolo, Toshio Furukawa!

Dragon Ball has this image as a never-ending series: they continue to go on making all kinds of TV shows, movies, games, and other content, right up to this latest film. A series this enduring is pretty rare, and we voice artists are incredibly happy to be involved in such a crowning achievement in anime history.

The scenario for this movie is one I think only original author Toriyama-sensei could have come up with: centered on the charismatic villain Freeza, with lots of different characters getting a chance to show their stuff.

Dragon Ball features many charismatic villains, but out of all of them Freeza was most memorable. He’s the ultimate bad guy. So with him coming back to life, things are definitely going to heat up.

This time Piccolo has a big role too, and I gave the intense fight scenes all I had. It’s the Revival of “F”urukawa (laughs).

The highlights this time are definitely the battle scenes, with “battle” written in wild and crazy letters.

Dragon Ball is an endless series, and I hope all Dragon Ball fans will go on loving it for a long, long time to come. In any case, please enjoy seeing this latest film at the theaters!

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The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…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, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!



With 51 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with another brief dialogue between Bulma and one of her fellow cast members.  This time it’s Piccolo’s turn to share his thoughts on Freeza’s imminent return:

こんにちは!ブルマよ!
公開まであと51日!
今日は……え、ピッコロまできてくれたのね!さあピッコロ、映画について話してちょうだい!

なぜ俺が!?
悟飯に言われたから来てみたものの、カウントダウンというものらしいな…
全然分からんが…。

なにぶつぶつ言ってんのよ!ほら、今度はフリーザが復活しちゃうらしいじゃない!
あんたもナメック星で闘ったでしょ?

そうだ。確かにあの時の俺たちでは歯が立たなかった……。
だが今は……

それがそうでもないらしいのよ!
どうやらフリーザは更に強くなってるんですって!
それなのに孫君ときたら、闘うのが楽しみだとか言って、ホント戦闘バカなんだから!

あいつはそういうヤツだ。

しかも今回はフリーザが大勢の手下を連れてくるらしいから、あんたもしっかり闘いなさいよね!

むむ・・・そういう事ならば仕方がない……。


Bulma: Hey! Bulma here!
Just 51 days left until the premiere!
For today…Wow, even Piccolo’s stopped by! Alright Piccolo, tell us about the movie!

Piccolo: Why me!? I came over because Gohan asked me to, but apparently this is some sort of countdown…I don’t get this at all…

Bulma: What are you grumbling about?! Look, Freeza’s coming back to life, right?! Didn’t you fight him on Namek?

Piccolo: That’s right. Certainly back then none of us were any match for him, but these days…

Bulma: It doesn’t look like it will be so easy! They say Freeza’s getting even stronger! But when Son-kun heard about it, he just said it’ll be a fun fight. What a battle-mad idiot!

Piccolo: That’s just who he is.

Bulma: To top it all off, it seems Freeza’s bringing over a huge hoard of minions, so you’d better fight hard too!

Piccolo: Mmm…Well in that case, I guess I have to…

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The story for Revival of “F”, opening nationwide in Japan 18 April 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D, is being crafted by original manga author Akira Toriyama, who stated he is writing it, “…as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization,” and that while it will, “…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, will serve as the film’s director and animation supervisor. Norihito Sumitomo will return from Battle of Gods and the Majin Buu arc of Dragon Ball Kai for musical composition duties. Momoiro Clover Z will contribute a song alongside Maximum the Hormone, whose “F” will be used as a “battle song” during the film. Revival of “F” is set to bring back Freeza and will also include two new characters (Sorbet and Tagoma), feature Beerus and Whis again from Battle of Gods, and much more.

We will continue to keep tabs on this blog and translate whatever news it reveals, so stay tuned…!



An official website for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS fighting game, Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, has been opened.

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The site, while still bare-bones for the time being, has launched with “About” and “Character” pages detailing many of the same tidbits from the game’s V-Jump debut. Son Goku, Vegeta, Son Gohan, and Trunks are highlighted in slightly more detail.

Additionally, this week’s 2015 #15 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan provides a few more details about the game. Gameplay will have both ground- and airborne battle elements, and both the Sea Turtle and Videl will also appear as Z-Assist characters.

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Arc System Works will develop the game for Bandai Namco. The developer previously worked on the Bukū… / Supersonic Warriors games on the Nintendo GameBoy Advance and DS.

Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butoden, the most recent game to receive the “Butōden” branding (and first since the 32-bit generation), was released in February 2011. The game was never localized outside of Japan.