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

With 44 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a comment from Mayumi Tanaka, voice of Monkey D. Luffy (and also some bald guy):

こんにちは!ブルマよ。
映画公開まであと44日!
今日はクリリン役の田中真弓さんからのコメントを頂戴したわよ。

今回の映画は、悟空が戦っているシーンがすごい勢いで、野沢さんはどんだけ台本をめくんなきゃいけないんだっていうすんごい早さでした(笑)。そこはやっぱりみどころですね。

少年たちに気持ちの良いバトルを楽しんでいただきたいのと、クリリン的には地球人で一番強いんだなってのがありますよ。

劇中でお前は何者だ?と聞かれて、「おれは地球人だ」と言い切るのはやっぱり気持ちいいですよね。

地球で一番強いのはクリリンなんだよ。サタンじゃないんだよって(笑)。

今作では、クリリンはもう家庭人になってるし、みんなを戦いに見送って、自分の出る幕じゃない的な、戦いにはいかない感じかなと思ってたんですけど、悟空と一緒に戦っているので、嬉しかったですね。

前から思ってたんですけど、クリリンという人物は本当に家庭人で、すごく女性を幸せにするんだなと。

もてないでしょうけれど、実はクリリンって1番女は幸せになれる感じのタイプだと改めてすごく思いましたし、そう言う風に作っていただいて嬉しいです。

バトルで戦うという目線から、戦う男として家庭を愛するとはどういうことなんだろうかという目線でも見れるので、お父さんお母さんとお話をして、じゃあその目線でもう一回見てみよう。と、そういう風に楽しんでもらえるといいと思います。


Hey, Bulma here!
Just 44 days left until the movie’s premiere!
Today we’ve got a comment from the voice of Kuririn, Mayumi Tanaka!

Tanaka: Goku’s fighting scenes in the film were at such a mad pace that Nozawa had to practically tear through the script (laughs). It was a real highlight.

I hope the kids enjoy the fun battles, so as far as Kuririn goes, there’s always how he’s the strongest Earthling.  In the movie Kuririn gets asked who he is, and it felt good to shoot back with “I’m an Earthling”. Since on Earth Kuririn is strongest. Not Satan, you know (laughs).

With this film, Kuririn’s already become a family man, and I had kind of figured he wouldn’t really be going into battle; he’d just watch from the sidelines and not get a turn himself. So it was great that he actually fights alongside Goku.

I’ve felt for a while now that Kuririn’s a true family man, the sort who can make women happy.  Although I suppose he’s no lady-killer, nowadays I think Kuririn’s really the type most able to complete a woman’s happiness; I’m glad that’s the way he is.

If you look at things not only from a fighting viewpoint, but also as what it means to be a fighting man who loves his family, try talking with your parents and then re-watching it from that perspective. I hope people can enjoy it like that too.

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 media news site Bunka Tsūshin recently interviewed Hidenobu Muramatsu, Toei’s movie sales and box-office manager, and Yasushi Sutō, Toei’s planning/production manager, in the March 2015 issue of their monthly print publication, “Cultural News Journal”. While the majority of the interview focuses on Toei’s work line-up for 2015 and future business strategies, some of it is spent discussing Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, including their overall goals and expectations for its success.

Back in 2013, leading up to the premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Toei revealed that their box-office goal for the film was to hit ¥3 billion. However, Muramatsu states that this time Toei is aiming to surpass their previous goal by ¥1 billion, setting the box-office revenue goal for Revival of “F” at ¥4 billion.

2月初旬時点で前売券は前作(30億円)比30%増で推移しており、今回は「40億円を狙う」(村松氏)という。


As of early February, pre-release ticket sales are trending towards a 30% increase compared to the same point for the previous film (which made 3 billion yen [at the box office]), and this time “we’re aiming for ¥4 billion”, says Muramatsu.

In addition to this lofty goal, the interview reveals that Revival of “F” will see an “ultra-expansion in showings” with the film set to premiere on “640-650 screens” across Japan. In comparison, Battle of Gods premiered on 312 screens in Japan (as reported by Cinema Today).

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.



Last month Universal Music France released a digital-only “official soundtrack” for the international version of the “Majin Buu arc” of Dragon Ball Kai, known as “The Final Chapters”, which completely flew under the radar (due to virtually no advertising of its release). The album was officially released on 11 February 2015, with a retail price of €14.99 (~$16.50), and contains 33 tracks. These tracks consist of 30 pieces of background music by series composer Norihito Sumitomo, the international opening theme “Fight It Out!!” performed by Masatoshi Ono, the insert song “Let It Burn” performed by Masatoshi Ono, and the international ending theme “Never Give Up!!” performed by R&B singer Junear. It is worth noting that both the recap music, title card theme, and next episode preview theme have all been omitted from this release, as well as numerous other pieces of background music used in the series.

As of now there has been no official soundtrack announced for the Japanese broadcast version of the “Majin Buu arc” of Dragon Ball Kai, with the exception of theme song singles, so it is possible that this may be the only available option for fans of the series to own its background music. The soundtrack is currently available for purchase on various online retailers, including Amazon France, iTunes, and Spotify.

A huge thanks to danielsan_190196 for the heads up about this!



Dragon Ball XENOVERSE remained on the charts for its fourth week in Japan, holding tight to its mid-range sales figures.

xenoverse_logo_500w

According to the Media Create sales list for the reporting period of 23 February 2015 to 01 March 2015, the game pushed another 8,249 and 4,995 copies on the PlayStation 3 and 4, respectively, with cumulative console sales of 81,087 and 59,438 copies. Xbox platform sales were, as expected for the Japanese market, not reported.

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE — developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco — is the latest video game for the franchise on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game was released last month in all territories.



With 45 days remaining until the film’s debut, the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” has updated with a short piece on one of the more elaborate merchandising tie-ins for the film: Dragon Ball-themed packages of Fit’s gum which when scanned allow you to “summon Shenlong” on your smartphone thanks to a special app:

こんにちはスタッフです。
映画の公開まであと45日!ついに一か月半まで迫ってまりました!

今回は映画の公開記念で様々なタイアップを実施しています!
その中の1つ「Fit’s」さんをご紹介です。

「ドラゴンボール改」の特別描き下ろしイラストのパッケージで「Fit’sオラの元気玉味」「Fit’sかめはめ波ワイアン味」の2種類が発売中です!
そしてなんと!スマートフォン用アプリで神龍をよびだせちゃうキャンペーンも実施中!
皆さんドラゴンボールボールを7つ集めて「出でよ!神龍」ということで、よびだしてみてくださいね。
願いをかなえてくれます!!
※神龍はすごい速さで天空へ出現するのお見逃しなく!

アプリ詳細/ダウンロードはこちら
http://lotte-fits.jp/cp/


Hello, staff here.
Just 45 days to go until the movie debuts! It’s already down to a month and a half!

This time around they’re doing all kinds of tie-ins to celebrate the film’s premiere! Let’s look at one of them, “Fit’s” gum.

Right now two different flavors are on sale with packages featuring special newly-drawn “Dragon Ball Kai” illustrations: “Fit’s: My Genki-Dama Flavor” and “Fit’s: Kamehame-Hawaiian Flavor”!

And that’s not all! They’re even running a campaign where you can summon Shenlong with a smartphone app!

Once you collect all seven, try and summon the dragon by saying “Come forth, Shenlong!”
Your wish shall be granted!
*Don’t miss seeing Shenlong appearing in the sky at fantastic speed!

App details/down-load here:
http://lotte-fits.jp/cp/

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 third box set of the “Majin Buu arc” of Dragon Ball Kai was released today, with the cover art featuring an illustration of Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku by Tadayoshi Yamamuro. The box set contains episodes 123 to 134 of the Japanese broadcast version of the series on 2 discs and comes packaged with an exclusive booklet. The Blu-ray box dropped with a ¥15,200 (~$148.00) retail price point, while the DVD set comes in a little cheaper at ¥11,200 (~$110.00). Both formats of this release are currently available on CDJapan and Amazon Japan.

The fourth box set of the “Majin Buu arc” is still tentatively scheduled to be release on 30 June 2015, and is set to cover episodes 135 to 146. Episode 143 of Dragon Ball Kai was recently broadcast this last weekend in Japan, which covered the events up thru episode 265 of Dragon Ball Z, and the series is currently anticipated to run into June 2015 with approximately 158 to 160 episodes. As of now, a fifth box set has not been announced, but it is anticipated.

We are also able to confirm, thanks to our amazingly awesome international fans, that the Japanese version of the series has been mirroring the international version of the series (“The Final Chapters”) since episode 107. Essentially, the first 15 episodes of “The Final Chapters” were condensed down into the first 8 episodes for broadcast in Japan. Beyond that, both versions have been identical, with the exception of their openings, endings, and eyecatches.

We will do our best to keep you posted with any new developments with the series as we approach its finale, whenever that may be.



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…!