Published by VegettoEX
10 November 2012, 10:39 PM EDT

Manga-news Japon has posted a new image (which appears to semi-originate on a 2ch thread) promoting the new theatrical Dragon Ball Z movie set to hit Japanese theaters on 2013 March 30, and this time we have a title: “Battle of Gods”, with a possible subtitle of Kami to Kami (“God and God”).

Super Saiyan Goku is blocking an elbow from a cat/rabbit-esque character (with what we think looks like some futuristic Egyptian garb), with yet another new character centered behind them showered in light. A good mix of returning characters line the bottom of the image, including Gohan (transformed into a Super Saiyan, interestingly enough for this point in the story), Vegeta, Trunks, Bulma, Piccolo, Goten, and Majin Boo. A female character is also shown, which could possibly be Videl with one of her short haircuts, though it could also be one of the various Dragon Ball Heroes female avatar characters making a cameo… or any other variety of random character insertions. Tenshinhan appears to be hanging out in the far background, and there are even a couple other tiny additions that we will not even attempt to make calls on!

It is worth noting that the image appears to be a screen shot itself taken off a computer screen (specifically a Mac OS computer) — we do not know the origin of the image, and cannot yet 100% vouch for its legitimacy.

  1. srb2unleashed


    10 November 201210:49 PM EDT
  2. kendamu

    Such an odd villain! Of course, it’s not like Buu was ever “normal.”

    11 November 20121:57 AM EDT
  3. travistouchdown

    Huh. That bunny guy reminds me a little bit of Emperor Udan, from Tobal No.1.

    11 November 20123:00 AM EDT
  4. BlazingFiddlesticks

    So, presuming this is legitimate, it sounds like Toei’s continuing with the spiritual angle.

    As someone who loved that aspect of the Buu-era, this just gave me a hype shot in the arm.

    On the other hand, I actually want to avoid spoilers for this thing, which means shortcut to the forum and skipping half the body of related podcast episodes coming out until March! 😯

    11 November 20123:27 AM EDT
  5. bleed0range

    I am not sure what to make of it other than I dunno if I like the “rabbit” looking guy. However, with-in context of the story I’m sure it’ll all be fine. I guess it also kind of makes sense that some sort of actual God would be the only real match for Goku and the others at this point.

    Need more info!

    11 November 20123:43 AM EDT
  6. shmike

    Ugh, I’m not too sure about Gohan being able to transform into SSJ again, especially if this is intended to fit into the time jump between the Buu’s defeat and the end of the series.

    However, if this is meant to be in canon, perhaps this movie is going to fill in the plot holes as to why Gohan lost his Mystic ability, and therefore make some of GT legit.

    Also, once again I am happy to see Vegeta in his Saiyan armor. It suits him better than the blue jumpsuit. However I did like have the blue jumpsuit did make him look taller.

    Still want my Future Trunks and Gohan fusion though….Gohanks.

    11 November 20127:41 AM EDT
  7. wolffangfist

    I noticed that Yamucha is in the background as well!!

    I am defiantly excited to see the outcome of this movie!!

    11 November 201210:42 AM EDT
  8. thanos

    I *love* the looks of this. Since this is meant to be between Buu’s defeat and the end of the series, is it possible that this female character is Pan…?

    Damn, I hope these guys appear in the next fighting game. 😀

    11 November 20125:55 PM EDT
  9. kronihunter

    Monster Carrot’s son has finally returned from space, to take his revenge on Son Goku!

    11 November 20129:00 PM EDT
  10. bleed0range

    It isn’t going to be Pan, trunks and goten are still pretty young looking there.

    11 November 201211:57 PM EDT
  11. barunks

    When I saw trunks at super saiyan I thought it was future trunks for a minute and my hopes were up for the return of my favorite character. The villains looks completely out of place though resembling yugioh cards and digimon more than anything from dragonball. I’m just hoping this isn’t real, but if it is they damn well better explain why Gohan isn’t mystic any more.

    12 November 20122:51 PM EDT
  12. nexcarnifex

    It kind of reminds me of the demon rabbit on Korn’s See You on the Other Side album art

    13 November 20122:51 PM EDT
  13. toribrujo

    Pilaf, Shuu and Mai are in the picture!!

    14 November 201210:39 PM EDT