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Episode 150 // 26 April 2015
Earth Disappears!!
The Original Buu's Single Cruel Blast

As we enter the final stretch for the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, back on March 31st it updated with a few words from the voice of Jaco, Hanae Natsuki.  Bulma’s so excited, she apparently forgets how many days are left until the movie, saying 10 instead of 18:

こんにちは!ブルマよ。
映画公開まであと10日!
今日はなんと、今回の映画でドラゴンボール初登場になるジャコ役の花江夏樹さんからのコメントを頂戴したわ!

ドラゴンボールは僕が小さい頃からやっていて、視聴者としてずっと見たり読んでだりしていたものだったので、鳥山先生の最新作の主人公のジャコとして、まさかドラゴンボールに関わることができるとは思いませんでした。
フリーザはドラゴンボールのなかで魅力的なキャラクターで、敵なんですがとても大好きです。
フリーザがどういう風に悟空たちと戦うかとか、悟空、ベジータ含め、味方とされるキャラクターたちもどういう風に戦っていくかも見どころだと思います。

ジャコって画だけ見るとどういう声でしゃべるか分からず、お面みたいな顔をしていますが、可愛いところもあったり生意気なところもあったりと、様々な一面があるキャラクターなので、そこはうまく伝えられるように頑張りました。
結構シリアスなシーンでもその場にジャコがチラっといるとギャグみたいに見えたりするので、そこでクスっと笑って頂けたらと思います。
僕が思ってる以上にすごいクオリティで劇場版として観て頂けると思います!
ジャコというキャラクターに恥じないよう色々と向き合って演じたので、そこが伝わればなと思います。
ぜひ最後まで楽しんでいただければ嬉しいです。


Hey, Bulma here!
Just 10 [sic] days left until the premiere!
Today we’ve got a comment from Hanae Natsuki! He’s voicing Jaco, a character who’s making his Dragon Ball debut in this film!

I’ve been watching and reading Dragon Ball since I was little, so I never imagined I’d get to be involved with it by voicing Jaco, the main character of Toriyama-sensei’s latest manga. Freeza’s one of the most charming characters in Dragon Ball, so even though he’s a bad guy I really love him. I think one thing to watch out for in the film is the way in which Freeza battles Goku and co., plus the fighting styles that Goku, Vegeta, and the rest of the good guys use.

With Jaco, he’s got that mask-like face, so you can’t really tell what kind of voice he’d have just from the pictures. But he’s still a multifaceted character: cute in some ways, and in other ways kind of a jerk. I worked hard to try and convey all that properly.

Even in the more serious scenes, if you peek over at Jaco it might make you chuckle. The movie’s higher quality than I thought. I tried to do Jaco justice with my performance, so hopefully that comes across. I hope you all enjoy the film right to the end.

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A brief update on April 1st featured a plug for the latest limited-edition voice message from Freeza over on the film’s main site and other such promos, before Bulma shockingly reveals that Trunks actually isn’t Vegeta’s child!  Can this possibly be true?! (hint: check the date)

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Then on April 2nd, the blog updated with a long-awaited message from the prince of the Saiyans, Ryō Horikawa:

こんにちは!ブルマよ。
映画公開まであと16日!
今日はベジータを演じている堀川りょうさんからのコメントを頂戴したわよ!

テレビのOAが終わって「俺は二度と戦わん!」みたいなことを言ったと思うんです。
けど、前作の劇場版で、新たな冒険への序章があって、ワクワクドキドキしてましたけど、今回の劇場版では、さらに戦いの渦中に身を置いている。
「全然戦ってるじゃん、おれ!」って(笑)。
楽しくやらせていただきました。感無量ですよ。

今回の脚本が鳥山先生のオリジナルと知った時は、それだけ愛して描いてくださっているというのは本当にありがたいことですし、役者冥利に尽きるというか、温かく観て下さってるんだなとすごく嬉しいです。
「あ、フリーザが蘇るんだ」っていうのが僕が一番最初にインパクトを受けたところで印象に残りましたね。
当時は頭が上がらなかった、結局勝てなかった相手という、苦渋の涙がとても印象的で、プライドの高いあの人が「カカロット、頼む、お前がフリーザを倒してくれ」って涙ながらに訴えるシーンがあったと思うんですけど、本当に悔しかったんだろうなって。
そういう意味ではベジータにとってフリーザは思い入れというか、すごく大きな存在だと思いますね。
ベジータ的にはリベンジするチャンスができたっていうことなのかなって気はするんですけど、今回は鳥山先生にかっこいいシーンをいただきました(笑)。
格闘シーンはもちろんですが、随所に楽しいところ満載なので、皆さんの期待を裏切りませんし、とてもかっこいいファンタジックな作品になっていると感じましたので、ぜひぜひ劇場に足を運んで観ていたきたいです。


Hey, Bulma here!
Just 16 days until the movie’s premiere!
Today we’ve got a comment from Ryō Horikawa, voice of Vegeta!

When the TV series wrapped up, I think I said something like “I’ll never fight again!” But then in the last film we had a prelude to a new adventure, so with this current film I’ve thrown myself into the maelstrom of battle once more. “Hey, I’m totally fighting!” (laughs) I’m really enjoying myself. I can’t begin to describe how it feels.

When I learned that the script this time was an original from Toriyama-sensei, I was grateful that he’d be kind enough to write it for us; it makes me feel blessed to be an actor.

The first thing to strike me was that Freeza was returning to life. Back then he was an opponent Vegeta never gained the upper hand on, one he ultimately couldn’t beat. His bitter tears really left an impression, and I think that the scene where despite his pride he begs “Kakarot, please, defeat Freeza” was tragic. In that sense then, you could say that Freeza looms large in Vegeta’s mind; he has a lot of emotional meaning for Vegeta.

Toriyama-sensei’s given Vegeta a cool scene this time around; it almost feels like a chance for him to get his revenge (laughs).

Of course the fight scenes are filled with fun at every turn. I feel that this turned out to be a fantastic movie that won’t disappoint, so definitely get yourself to the theater.

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Finally, on April 3rd they updated with a visit from Whis:

こんにちは!ブルマよ!
公開まであと15日!
今日はウイスさんが来ています!
ウイスさーん!今日のごちそうはババロアよー!!

こんにちはブルマさん。
そして地球の皆さん。私はウイスと言います。
今日はババロアですか?
どれどれ・・・んーこれまた美味ですねー

私が用意したんだから当たり前でしょ!
食べたんだから映画のこと話しなさいよね!

そうでした、えーあのフリーザが復活したようですね。
そもそもビルス様と魔人ブウ以外にフリーザに勝てる人なんていないと思っていましたから、倒された時はびっくりしましたよ。
倒したのが孫悟空さんたちなんですから、その復讐に燃えているんでしょうね。
だからどれだけ強くなったのか楽しみですよ。
悟空さんとベジータさんは今私のもとで修業をしておりますが、どうも二人とも弱点がありますからねぇ。

なによ弱点って!

それは言えません。
さて、そろそろビルス様のもとに戻りますね。
また寝言で星を破壊してしまったようですから。
15日後、楽しみにしてます。それではごきげんよう。


Bulma: Hey, Bulma here!
Just 15 days until the premiere!
Today Whis has stopped by!
Whis, your treat for the day is Bavarian cream!

Whis: Greetings Bulma, and greetings to all the people of Earth. My name is Whis.
So today you’ve got…“Bavarian cream”, was it? Let’s see here….Hmmm, this tastes exquisite!

Bulma: Naturally! I made it myself! Well, now that you’ve eaten, tell us a little about the film!

Whis: Oh, it looks as if that Freeza fellow has come back to life. You know, I never imagined anyone besides Lord Beerus or Majin Buu was capable of defeating Freeza, so when he lost to Son Goku it was quite a shock. Now he probably yearns for revenge on Son Goku and the others. I’m looking forward to seeing how much stronger he can become. Goku and Vegeta are currently training under my tutelage, but both of them have their weaknesses.

Bulma: What do you mean, “weaknesses”?!

Whis: I cannot say. Well then, I should probably be returning to Lord Beerus. You never know when he might roll over in his sleep and destroy another planet. I’m looking forward to 15 days from now. Good day to you all.

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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 catch up with our translations for this blog over the next few days, so stay tuned…!



Dragon Ball XENOVERSE continued onward from its strong February sales in North America by also placing in the March 2015 PlayStation Network top sellers list.

The game ranked as the #5 and #12 games on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 charts, respectively, for digital sales via Sony’s PlayStation Network. Downloadable content packs for the game also ranked highly in March, with the Season Pass coming in as the #4 PlayStation 4 add-on, and the first (Dragon Ball GT-focused) DLC pack coming in at #7 on the same chart.

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 is available both digitally and in retail disc form for both Sony consoles.



Momoiro Clover Z has released a preview/trailer video for “Vow of ‘Z'”, the closing theme to the upcoming film Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”:

The video features the group members in cosplay performing various signature techniques from the series such as the Kamehameha, Makankōsappō, Dodonpa, Burning Attack, and more.

The group’s CD single featuring the song will be released 29 April 2015 in Japan and will come in two versions: a “Z” edition on CD containing three songs and their respective karaoke versions (KICM-1594; ¥1157 + tax; ¥1250 total), and an “F” edition, which will also include a Blu-ray featuring the music video for the movie’s theme (KIZM-345~6; ¥1713 + tax; ¥1850 total). A cover of “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” will also be included on the CD single (though it is not used in the film).

The CD singles are available for pre-order from CDJapan.



Initial attendees of the upcoming film, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, in Japan will receive a slew of bonus items at the theater, including a special Dragon Ball Volume “F”. New media articles in Japan have revealed the volume’s cover art, which is a play on the original art for Volume 41 of the collected manga:

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The “Jump Comics Godliest Edition” volume is not advertised to contain any actual comics, but is instead set to compile the complete script of the film, along with “inside stories” on the script, conceptual material with Toriyama’s comments, and his commentary on the film itself. As this booklet will touch on the plot of the film in detail, the packaging advises attendees not to open it until after seeing the film.

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.



As we continue to play catch-up with the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”, back on March 28th it updated with a comment from Shōko Nakagawa, known worldwide as the voice of the Oracle Fish (and probably some other stuff):

公開まであと21日!
今日は「予言魚」役の中川翔子さんからコメントをいただいたわよ!

前作に続き、ドラゴンボールのキャラクターに命を吹き込ませて頂けた事、同じ世界に生きる事ができたという事、アフレコ直後はとても信じられず夢見心地で したが、時間が経つにつれて予言魚というキャラクターが、この宇宙に確かに生きてるという実感、自分もこの歴史的映画に参加できたという実感が湧き、とて も嬉しかったです。
前作では叶わなかった、悟空とベジータ様と同じシーンに登場できたという実感が味わえて、ベジータ様が吐いた二酸化炭素を吸っていると思うとテンションが上がってしまい、マイペースな予言魚に、自分の高まるテンションを合わせていくのが大変でした。

さらに、みんなが大好きなフリーザ様が復活してくれるというのは、敵なのにみんなに愛されてるフリーザ様だからこそで、本当に嬉しい展開です。
今まで人類が生み出してくれた漫画作品、アニメ作品、感動バトルはいっぱいあったけど、人生の中で一番絶望感を感じた場面が、フリーザ様の「私の戦闘力は53万です」と「変身をあと2回も残しているのです」というセリフでした。
最初は怖かったけど、どこか憎めないキャラクターなんですよね。
フリーザ編の話をしている男子達のキラキラ感を見ると、人ってこんなにもワクワクできるんだ、こんなに興奮するって楽しいことなんだって感じました。

前作でもそうでしたが、ベジータ様の性格がどんどん丸くなって明るい人になっている気がして、今回はどんなキャラになっているのか楽しみです(笑)
今回は鳥山先生自らが脚本をお書きになったという事で、キャラクター達の言葉回しとか、「これこそが!」と思える物がいっぱい見られると思います。、
前作同様に懐かしいキャラクター・意外なキャラクターなどの活躍も楽しみですし、一言ずつが宇宙の歴史に残るだろうこの作品、全てに注目して欲しいです。


Just 21 days until the premiere!
Today we’ve got a comment from Shōko Nakagawa, voice of the Oracle Fish!

Getting to breathe life into a Dragon Ball character again after the last film, and being able to inhabit the same world as them, was totally unbelievable. Right after recording wrapped up, it was like I was walking in a dream. But as more time passes, it all starts to feel real: I’m thrilled that this “Oracle Fish” character really does inhabit this universe, and I really did get to take part in this historic movie. I got to experience being in the same scene as Goku and Vegeta, which I missed out on last film. I got hyped up just at the thought of breathing in the same carbon dioxide Vegeta exhaled, so it was really tough synching myself up with someone as laid back as the Oracle Fish.

Plus, the fact that Freeza’s coming back to life is definitely good news; he may be a bad guy, but everyone adores him. There have been loads of exciting battles throughout all the manga and anime mankind has produced throughout history, but in my life the two lines which filled me with the most despair were Freeza’s “My battle power is 530,000” and “I still have two more transformations left”. At first I was terrified of him, yet somehow he’s a character you just can’t quite hate. When I see the sparkle in boys’ eyes as they talk about the Freeza story arc, I’m amazed that something could make them so happy and excited.

Like in the last film, I get the feeling that Vegeta’s becoming more laid-back and cheerful, so it’ll be fun to see what he’s like this time around (laughs). Since Toriyama-sensei wrote the script himself this time, I think it’s packed with character dialogue and other stuff that make you go “Yes! These are the characters!” Just like the last film, this one’s got both familiar faces and unexpected ones; each and every line might go down in universal history, so you’d better pay attention to them all.

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On March 29th, they had an inspiring visit from a certain member of the galactic patrol:

こんにちは!ブルマよ!
公開まであと20日!
今日は…あら、ジャコ、あんたも来たのね。

あんたとはなんだ!
わたしは超エリートの銀河パトロール隊員だぞ!
地球の危機をを知らせに来た私に向かってなんて口をきくんだ!

フリーザの復活はわかったから、そんなのあんたが追い払うことはできないわけ?

わたしはそういうことには関与しないことになっているのだ。
では、わたしは逃げるぞ。

ちょ、ちょっと!何言ってるのよ!
あんた誇り高いスーパーエリートの銀河パトロール隊員なんでしょ?!

そうだ。
誇り高い超エリートだ。

だったらちょっとは手伝ったりしたらどうなのよ。

……銀河の平和を守るのが使命であり、フリーザは見て見ぬふりをするしかないのだ。
あきらめろ。

諦められるわけないでしょ!
あ、ちょっとどこに行くのよ!

さらばだ!
キラーン☆


Bulma: Hey, Bulma here!
Just 20 days until the premiere!
Today…Oh hey, Jaco. So, you’ve come too?

Jaco: What do you mean, “you”?! I’m a super elite galactic patrolman! Is that any way to talk to me?! I came to tell you that the Earth’s in peril!

Bulma: Well, since you know Freeza’s back, can’t you get rid of him?

Jaco: I cannot get involved in such affairs.  Right then, I’m outta here.

Bulma: H-Hang on a minute! I thought you said you were a super-elite galactic patrolman! Where’s your pride?!

Jaco: It’s true. I am a proud super-elite.

Bulma: Then how about you lend us a hand?

Jaco: ……My mission is to protect the peace of the galaxy, so I’ve got no choice but to turn a blind eye to Freeza. Forget it.

Bulma: How can I?! Hey, where are you going?!

Jaco: Farewell!
Shi—ine

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Then on March 30th, they updated with a plug for the (then-upcoming) preview screening in Shinjuku:

こんばんは。スタッフです。
映画の公開まであと19日!

本日は集英社さんの連合試写会が行われ、初めて映画『ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」』がお客様にお披露目となりました。

新宿バルト9では、上映に先駆けて孫悟空と孫悟飯役の野沢雅子さん、フリーザ役の中尾隆聖さん、そして予言魚役の中川翔子さんが登壇しての舞台挨拶が行われました。

悟空とフリーザが火花をバチバチと散らせながら登場し、野沢さんと中尾さんがアテレコで声を発すると、客席からは歓声があがりました。
映画の見どころや、脚本についてなどが語られる中、本作でのワールドプレミアinハリウッド が開催されることが発表!
全世界が待望する中でのビッグニュースに会場は拍手と喜びの声に包まれました。

みなさま全員のお目にかかれる日まであと19日!もう少々お待ちください!


Good evening, it’s the staff.
Just 19 days to go until the premiere!

The film Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” was shown to audiences for the first time today at Shueisha’s joint preview.

At Shinjuku Wald 9, Masako Nozawa (voice of Son Goku and Gohan), Ryūsei Nakao (voice of Freeza), and Shōko Nakagawa (voice of the Oracle Fish) came to the screening for an onstage meet-and-greet.

Sparks flew as Goku and Freeza took the stage, and a cheer rose up from the audience when Nozawa and Nakao did voice-overs.

Amidst discussion on topics such as the script and the film’s highlights, it was announced that the film’s world premiere will be held in Hollywood! The entire hall was enveloped in cheering and applause at this globally-anticipated news.

All you fine folks will get to see it too in another 19 days! Hold on just a little 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 catch up with our translations for this blog over the next few days, so stay tuned…!



In conjunction with the unveiling of the cover artwork for both versions of Momoiro Clover Z’s “Vow of ‘Z'” CD single, the cover art for the “Dragon Ball Z: Revival of ‘F’ Original Soundtrack” has also been revealed.

In addition to unveiling the soundtrack’s cover, King Records has also released its full track listing:

  1. March of the Stuffed Toys (Prologue)
  2. The Pilaf Gang
  3. Shenlong Comes Out
  4. CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA (Main Theme)
  5. One Million Zenny Get!
  6. Freeza’s Potential
  7. A Peaceful Moment
  8. Kuririn’s Theme
  9. Kuririn Freaks Out
  10. Training With Whis
  11. The Teachings of Whis
  12. A Mysterious Pair
  13. Freeza’s Army Invades
  14. Imminent Fear
  15. Team Dragon’s Battle
  16. Completely Outnumbered
  17. Piccolo Struggles
  18. Freeza’s Horrific Power
  19. Goku’s Teleportation
  20. The Ruthless Freeza
  21. Golden Freeza Takes the Stage
  22. A Death Match With Golden Freeza
  23. Goku’s Counterattack
  24. Goku’s Anger
  25. The Sneaky Freeza
  26. Freeza’s Madness
  27. Vegeta’s Conflict
  28. The Earth’s Last Moments
  29. Our Hero, Son Goku
  30. Vow of “Z” (After the Battle)
  31. March of the Stuffed Toys (Epilogue)
  32. Vow of “Z” —Movie ver.—

The movie’s original soundtrack (KICA-3241; ¥2667 + tax; ¥2880 total) will be released 08 May 2015 in Japan and will contain 31 background musical tracks composed by Norihito Sumitomo, along with a “movie-size” version of the theme song by Momoiro Clover Z. The soundtrack was originally listed with a tentative 40 background musical tracks, but that appears to have been whittled down during the movie’s production. In contrast, the original soundtrack for Battle of Gods contained 41 background musical tracks and two songs performed by FLOW. It should also be noted that some of the earlier tracks — specifically “The Pilaf Gang”, “Shenlong Comes Out”, and the main opening theme “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” — have been recycled from the Battle of Gods soundtrack.

The full track listing for the soundtrack, including the original Japanese text and romanizations, can be found on the “Movie Soundtracks” page of our “Music Database”.

The soundtrack is currently available for pre-order from CDJapan.



Momoiro Clover Z has revealed the cover art for both versions of their “Vow of ‘Z'” CD single.

The standard (“Z”) edition features the group members drawn in Dragon Ball style courtesy of Toei Animation, while the (“F”) edition with a bonus Blu-ray features the group members in a collective Freeza pose.

“Vow of ‘Z'” will be used as the closing credits theme to the upcoming film, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”. A cover of “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” will also be included on the CD single (though it is not used in the film).

The group’s CD single will be released 29 April 2015 in Japan and will come in two versions: a “Z” edition on CD containing three songs and their respective karaoke versions (KICM-1594; ¥1157 + tax; ¥1250 total), and an “F” edition, which will also include a Blu-ray featuring the music video for the movie’s theme (KIZM-345~6; ¥1713 + tax; ¥1850 total).

The CD singles are available for pre-order from CDJapan.



Dragon Ball XENOVERSE has been much more stable since its rocky launch back in February, but Bandai Namco has continued to make improvements to the game while simultaneously prepping additional downloadable content.

The game received a 1.04 compatibility and update patch yesterday, which — in addition to prepping players for the second downloadable content pack — increases the level cap from 80 to 85, adjusts certain incident rates and player positions, and more:

・Increased level cap from 80 to 85
・Incident rate of WARNING during parallel quests has been increased.
・The position where players come back in Toki Toki City has been changed. After cleared parallel quests, now players will be back near “Time Machine Station” in Toki Toki City.
・The position of Masters has also been changed.
・Changed the spec when disconnected from XENOVERSE servers. When players are disconnected from XENOVERSE servers, they still can play offline mode, now. (before this update, users had to be back to title screen)
・Although Time Space delivery and Campaign events won’t be available, online battles and parallel quests will be still available from each online reception.
・Countermeasure against cheating: Players who have been employing various cheating techniques will not be able to log into multi-lobbies or join online battles or parallel quests.
・Some rules during online battles have been changed:
 -During endless battles, capsules cannot be used.
 -Communication delay during online battles has been reduced.
 -Made adjustment on time patrol, battles and parallel quests
・Added version information on title screen

Downloadable content packs are available at a base price of $9.99/¥950 per pack, with a season pass available netting players interested in acquiring all three packs a $5 savings at $24.99.

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.



Long-time readers of the site may remember the official blog to promote Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”.  Back on March 25th, it updated with a plug for the latest movie trailer, and an overview of a karaoke tie-in:

こんにちは。スタッフです。
映画の公開まであと24日!

みなさま本日解禁となりました、Z戦士編の映像はご覧になりましたでしょうか?
きっとワクワクすること間違い無しの必殺技満載の映像ですので、
是非ご覧ください!

映画オフィシャルサイト

また、同じく本日発表となりました、カラオケ店「JOYSOUND」さんとのコラボキャンペーン!
超プレミアグッズなども当たるキャンペーンですので、
是非、期間中にドラゴンボール関連楽曲を歌ってプレゼントをゲットしちゃいましょう!!

課題曲などの一覧や、キャンペーンの詳細は
JOYSOUNDさんのキャンペーンページ をチェックしてみてくださいね。

映画の公開まで、あと24日歌いまくって一緒にカウントダウン!


Hey, it’s the staff.
Just 24 days to go until the movie premieres!

Did you all watch the Z-Warriors version trailer that got released today? It’s chock full of thrilling special attacks, so be sure to check it out!

Official movie site
Plus, a promotional campaign with the karaoke bar “Joysound” also starts up today! While the campaign lasts, definitely go sing Dragon Ball-related music to win some ultra-premium goods!!

Check out the Joysound campaign site for a list of songs and other details.

Let’s sing our hearts out to count down the 24 days remaining until the debut!

blog_24_days

And on March 26th, they featured the following words from Yūko Minaguchi, the voice actress for Videl:

こんにちは!ブルマよ。
映画公開まであと23日!
今日はビーデル役の皆口裕子さんからコメントをもらったわよ!

前回の映画『ドラゴンボールZ 神と神』も出させていただいたのですが、今回の映画ではビーデルとパンの出番がどうなるかな?と思ってました。
ですが、今回も出させていただいて嬉しかったです。

前回も鳥山先生はストーリーに携わられたと聞いていたので、今回は先生ご自身が脚本を書いたと聞いた時、前回からの続きになるのか、どこの時代の話になるのか楽しみにしていました。
脚本を読んだら、『神と神』の続きだったので、先生の中で世界観がずっと続いているんだなーと思いました。
前作ではパンちゃんがお腹の中にいたんですが、今回は生まれてまして…それがまたぶちゃいくで、このあとあの子があのパンちゃんになるのか?!と不安になりましたが、とにかく無事にうまれててよかったです。

今回の映画では、フリーザが復活して強くなって、悟空とベジータも修行していて、戦っているシーンがすごいことになるんだろうなと楽しみにしてます。
前回見ていただいているとより楽しめる内容になっているので、もう一度『ドラゴンボールZ 神と神』のDVDなどをみて、『ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」』を観てもらえるとつながりがより楽しめるかと思いますので、それを観て楽しみに待っていてください。

それから、今回の映画での悟飯君のジャージ姿は、真面目で飾り気がないという部分で悟飯のキャラクターとして非常に“らしいなー”と思いました(笑)


Hey, Bulma here!
Just 23 days left until the movie premieres!
Today we’ve got a comment from the voice of Videl, Yūko Minaguchi!

Since I had got the chance to be in the last film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, I was wondering whether Videl and Pan would feature in this next film. So I was happy to get to take part in this one too.

I had heard how Toriyama-sensei was involved with the story for the last movie, so when I found out that he was writing the script himself this time, I was curious if it would be a continuation of the last film, and looked forward to seeing just when it would be set. After reading the script and finding it was a sequel to Battle of Gods, I thought how sensei’s word view just keeps going on and on.

In the last film Pan was still in the womb, while in this film she’s been born…she’s still a bit flat-faced, so I was worried if she’ll really grow up into the Pan I know and love, but at any rate I’m glad she was born without any complications.

In this film, Freeza comes back to life and gets even stronger, plus Goku and Vegeta are training too, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the fighting scenes turn out. I think this movie will be more fun if you’ve seen the last one, so go re-watch Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods on DVD or something, so that you can appreciate the connections between the two.

One more thing: I think Gohan wearing a tracksuit in the movie sums him up perfectly: so earnest, yet unpretentious (laughs).

Finally, on March 27th they updated with another overview of various (Japan-only) promotional tie-ins for the film:

こんにちはスタッフです。
公開まであと22日となりました!

皆さま最近は映画館へは足を運んだりしていますでしょうか?

なんと!『ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」』では映画の公開を記念して、全国の様々な劇場で装飾を実施中!

柱や壁面、エレベーターなどが『ドラゴンボールZ 復活の「F」』仕様になっていたり、フリーザ様のお声が聞こえるスタンディなども登場中!
※掲出のない劇場もございますので、ご了承ください。

更に、MOVIX系列の劇場ではフリーザ様のお声での館内放送がかかっております。

そして、T・ジョイ系列で使えるオンラインチケット予約システム“KINEZO”もフリーザがジャック中!
詳細はこちらでチェック
さらにさらに、オリジナルポップコーンBOXも発売中!
詳細はこちらでチェック!

イオン系列の劇場では、なんとタンブラーも4/4からの販売が決定しております!

それ以外にもまだまだ劇場でのお楽しみがたくさんありますので、
あと22日後の公開日には映画と一緒に映画館でもお楽しみください!


Hello, it’s the staff.
Just 22 days until the premiere!

So, have you all been to the movie theater lately?

Well, it turns out that theaters across the country are all decorating to celebrate the upcoming premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”!

Pillars, walls, elevators, and more are all tailored to Dragon Ball Z: Revive of “F”, and there are even movie displays where you can hear Freeza’s voice!
※Please note that these are not present at all theaters.

Also, inside MoviX-affilated theaters, they’re even broadcasting Freeza’s voice.

Plus, Freeza is jacked into Kinezo online movie ticket reservation machines that you can use at T-Joy affiliates!
Check here for details!

And that’s not all! There’s even an original popcorn box on sale!
Check here for details!

And at Aeon-affiliated theaters, they’re selling tumblrs starting April 4th!

The theaters have lots of other fun stuff besides these, so let’s all enjoy the remaining 22 days left at the theaters!

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 catch up with our translations for this blog over the next few days, so stay tuned…!



FUNimation has announced a slew of guests for a red carpet premiere of Resurrection ‘F’, the company’s release of this year’s new theatrical Dragon Ball Z film, Fukkatsu no “F” (“Revival of ‘F'”).

funi_resurrection_premiere_splash

In addition to Christopher Sabat (voice director, Vegeta, Piccolo, etc.) and Sean Schemmel (Son Goku) from FUNimation’s English production, film director Tadayoshi Yamamuro as well as legendary voice actress Masako Nozawa (Son Goku, et al.) will also be in attendance at the film’s North American premiere in Los Angeles.

The premiere will take place 11 April 2015 at the Egyptian Theatre. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with a “Fan Appreciation Event & Gathering” followed by the red carpet event at 11:00 a.m. The film’s screening will be held at 12:00 noon for ticket holders. FUNimation will also give away the Japanese pre-release ticket items to the first 100 fans that show up in cosplay or with other merchandise: Goku and Freeza “Movie – Akira Toriyama Model Super Progression Straps” which have the characters’ movie version inside their version from the manga. These fans will also be guaranteed a spot on the red carpet.

Join us on the red carpet to meet Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ cast and crew!

We’re less than a week away from the World Premiere & Red Carpet Event for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ on Saturday, April 11th at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles! With appearances from the cast & crew, cosplay gatherings, and even a chance to have your questions answered by the creators!

Fans in the Los Angeles area, you won’t want to miss this once-in-a lifetime event! Join us on the red carpet for a chance to meet the cast and crew, including:

  • Tadayoshi Yamamuro (Director of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’)
  • Masako Nozawa (Japanese voice actress ­for Goku)
  • Sean Schemmel (English voice actor for Goku)
  • Christopher R. Sabat (English voice actor for Vegeta)
  • and many more

We’ll also be hosting a Fan Appreciation Event & Gathering prior to the red carpet. Show up in your best Dragon Ball Z cosplay or swag for an hour of contests, trivia, and story-telling hosted by Justin Rojas and Johnny Yong Bosch. We’ll be giving away tons of prizes from our partners at Bandai Namco Games, Funko POP!, Bluefin Toys & Collectibles, and much more.

Bonus for you die-hard fans: The first 100 people who show up to the red carpet in Dragon Ball Z cosplay or merchandise will receive a pair of limited edition Goku & Frieza phone charms – only available in Japan! You’ll also be guaranteed a spot along the red carpet!

Things kick off at 10 am, as follows:

10 am -­ 11 am: Fan Appreciation Event & Gathering
11 am ­- 12 pm: Red Carpet
12 pm ­- 2 pm: Screening of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (ticket holders: please be prepared to present your ticket)

Not in the Los Angeles area or can’t make it to the event? We’ve got you covered! FUNimation’s very own Justin Rojas will be roaming the red carpet and he wants to answer your questions! Do you have a question for the cast and creators of the film? Post it to Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #DBZRedCarpet and it could be answered by Masako Nozawa, herself!

Be sure to stay tuned-in to the #DBZRedCarpet hashtag throughout the week for live coverage of the event.

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.

As with the North American Battle of Gods debut, Kanzenshuu will once again have colleagues on-hand for coverage of the red carpet premiere, so stay tuned for similar video/photo/podcast content next week!

In the meantime, those looking for a spoilerific review can tune in to this week’s podcast episode which contains our take on the film from its first preview screening in Japan. Be sure to also check out the entry for Tadayoshi Yamamuro in our “Animation Styles Guide” along with Episode #0305 of our podcast with details and commentary on his work over the decades; you can jump straight to the topic-portion of the episode on our YouTube version!